Join the Manning Youth Council

Posted by | October 3, 2014 12:39 pm

MANNING-SEALMANNING-SEALThe Manning Youth Council is now accepting applications from students in ninth through 12th grades who attend Laurence Manning Academy or Manning High School and who are Clarendon County residents. Students may also be home schooled. The Youth Council will serve Manning by planning and implementing social, educational, recreational and other activities for the youth and communities. Students will also learn about the city government in a fun environment. For more information, or an application, call Manning City Hall at (803) 435-8477.

Charles Smith

Posted by | October 3, 2014 11:27 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerBRONX, N.Y. – Charles Smith II, 69, husband of Dallas June Smith, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Bronx. Born July 28, 1945, in Fort Pierce, Fla., he was a son of the late Charles Smith I and Mary McCray Smith. Celebratory services for Charles Smith Ii will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in the Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Terry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Baptist Church cemetery, 4829 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. These services… Read the rest

Wilson Hall varsity volleyballers defeat LMA Lady Swampcats

Posted by | October 3, 2014 11:07 am

LMA vs WH 2LMA vs WH 2Megan Grams keeps the ball in play. The Lady Swampcats varsity volleyball team fell at home last night against Wilson Hall, going 18-25, 20-25 and 14-25. “The rest of the year is going to be pretty tough,” said Head Coach Brandi Holladay. “If we don’t win one more we’re not going to make it to state.” Holladay said when her varsity girls lose two games, their momentum drops. “And they fall apart. Their shoulders drop,” she said. “We have to win two in the region to get into state.” The Lady Swampcats fall to 5-6 on the season and next… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats take down Wilson Hall

Posted by | October 3, 2014 10:07 am

LMA vs WH 1LMA vs WH 1Ashton Rogers hones in on taking another point Thursday at LMA. The Laurence Manning Academy Junior Varsity Lady Swampcats Volleyball team last night notched a solid victory at home against Wilson Hall, winning 25-18 and 25-22. Head Coach Brandi Holladay praised their teamwork and ability to stay focused during tough points. “They’re growing and they’re actually coming together pretty good,” she said. “They’ve improved throughout the season.” The Lady Swampcats improve to 6-5 for the season and next play Orangeburg Prep at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at home. “Hopefully we’ll be 8-5 at the end of the season,” Holladay said.… Read the rest

8-year-old girl hit by vehicle on Raccoon Road; girl sustains non-life threatening injuries

Posted by | October 3, 2014 9:59 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol said today that an 8-year-old Manning girl was hit about 6 p.m. Thursday on Raccoon Road in Manning after running out into the road. Lance Cpl. David Jones said Friday morning that the girl hit the side of a 51-year-old Summerton woman’s 2013 Chevrolet 4-door vehicle, specifically running into the vehicle’s front passenger’s side as it passed the roadway the girl walked into. “We are showing in the report that there were incapacitating injuries, but nothing life-threatening,” Jones said. The girl was transported by EMS to Clarendon Memorial Hospital. The driver was not at fault, Jones… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall JV continues undefeated

Posted by | October 3, 2014 9:17 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdfleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season Thursday in Summerton, defeating Andrew Jackson 2-0 by scores of 25-20 and 25-16. The JV Saints were led by Madison Kidd, who had 13 service points and three aces. Mackenzie Norman added 11 points and three aces, and Sydney Well had 10 points and three aces. With this win, it also runs the region record to 9-0 on the season. The JV Saints will play again 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Summerton against Colleton Prep.  

Yard Sale on Huggins Street

Posted by | October 3, 2014 9:04 am

yard-sale2yard-sale2Lillie Martin is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at her home, 410 W. Huggins St. in Manning. There will be a dinning room set, kitchen items, speakers, clothes and pictures.

Foggy Friday morning

Posted by | October 3, 2014 8:45 am

IMG_4061_edited-1IMG_4061_edited-1The fog will soon lift. It’s currently 62 degrees with 95 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today, mainly after 4 p.m. We’ll see some clouds with a high near 86 and winds out of the south at 5 to 11 mph. Tonight’s low is around 65.    

Donate your shoes at MECC!

Posted by | October 3, 2014 6:10 am

soles4souls-Cornerstone-Kenyasoles4souls-Cornerstone-KenyaPaxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit

Pets of the Day: Martha

Posted by | October 3, 2014 5:34 am

marthamarthaMartha is a 6.5-year-old who loves to play ball, is up-to-date on vaccines and already spayed. She’s good with other dogs, cats and even children. She was heartworm positive, but with monthly heartworm medicine, she’s now heartworm-free. Stop by and meet her in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

Saturday the last day to register for Nov. 4 election

Posted by | October 3, 2014 12:21 am

YourVoteCountsYourVoteCountsClarendon County Voter Registration will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. Any persons needing to register, update voter registration information, request new voter registration cards or verify precinct and districts may do so at this location. Voter Registration has made updates to some precincts and districts, therefore it is imperative that you verify your information prior to election day. For more information, call (803) 435-8215.  

Life Line Connection

Posted by | October 2, 2014 9:01 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-BRIGHT-BLUE-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-BRIGHT-BLUE-FEATUREDLife Line Connection is a faith-based, multi-denominational community outreach program that meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the First Assembly of God Church, 3574 S.C. 260 in Manning. It seeks to provide assistance in battling life-controlling problems like substance abuse, destructive behaviors and unhealthy relationships. For more information, call Charles Shorter at (803) 478-7411.

See your fall decorations on!

Posted by | October 2, 2014 6:12 pm

witch-is-in---cjs-creationswitch-is-in---cjs-creationsSend us pictures of your Halloween and fall decorations, and we will post them as we get them on Email, and in just a few hours, they’ll be up on our website, if you send between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Photos sent after 6 p.m. will run the next day. The picture to the left shows the front door decoration of CJ’s Creations on Rigby Street in Manning.

Pets of the Day: Patch

Posted by | October 2, 2014 3:34 pm

PatchPatchPatch is a sweet little 1-year-old Male Terrier and Chihuahua mix.  He is current on his shots and neutered.  Stop by and meet him in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

MUMC Pumpkin Patch

Posted by | October 2, 2014 3:25 pm

pumpkin-patch-2pumpkin-patch-2Manning United Methodist Church is having its pumpkin patch once again, and it will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

Dems meet tonight

Posted by | October 2, 2014 2:26 pm

DemocratslogoDemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Manning Baptist Temple Homecoming and Anniversary

Posted by | October 2, 2014 2:15 pm

church-news-blue-yellow-featuredchurch-news-blue-yellow-featuredManning Baptist Temple cordially invites the public to its Homecoming and 38th anniversary services, which will begin 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, with Pastor William Jeffers speaking and special music by the Jay Stone Singers of Parkton, N.C. The Jay Stone Singers have performed with other well-known gospel singers at the Singing in the Sun event at Myrtle Beach. Following morning services, the public is invited to join the congregation for Dinner on the Ground, with a performance by the Jay Stone Singers. A Brush Arbor meeting will continue the celebration at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Bring your lawn chairs and… Read the rest

Ida Mae Cummings Walker

Posted by | October 2, 2014 1:10 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerCOLUMBIA – Ida Mae Cummings Walker, widow of John Henry Walker, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born Jan. 14, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Isaiah and Alice Thames Cummings. The family will receive friends at the home, 109 Gregory St. in Manning. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.  

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