LMA students recognized at SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 6, 2014 7:35 pm

SUMTER –Laurence Manning Academy students Austin Geddings and Lowden Olsen won third place in the Team Projects Elementary Division at the 2014 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) State Science Fair with “The Effect of Temperature on the Distance a Ball Travels.” See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more. science-fair-winnersscience-fair-winners

SCDOT provides update on storm debris removal

Posted by | May 6, 2014 4:11 pm

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced last week that removal of ice storm debris should be completed by Friday. A news release provided March 14 notified residents that “any storm related vegetative debris should be taken to the right-of-way no later than March 24 for pick-up by SCDOT and (its) contractors.” grace11grace11The department said it will no longer pick up storm related vegetative debris from the roadside past May 9. “At that point, SCDOT Maintenance forces will focus their efforts on normal maintenance activities of the state highway system,” according to a release sent to The Manning… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch JROTC blood drive

Posted by | May 6, 2014 1:19 pm

blood-driveblood-driveThe Scott’s Branch High School JROTC will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Scott’s Branch High School gymnasium. Every donor will receive a free T-shirt.

False alarm at Willow Glen Academy

Posted by | May 6, 2014 11:45 am

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded just minutes ago to a false alarm at Willow Glen Academy. Per dispatch, a fire alarm was wrongfully sounded at the school about 11:40 a.m. The company maintaining the alarm notified dispatch that conditions were fine at the institution.  

Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr.

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:59 am

Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr., husband of Rosalyn Black Riley, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in the comfort of his home. douglas tyrone riley jr.douglas tyrone riley jr.Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr. Born March 26, 1951, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Elizabeth Tindal Riley Sr. Affectionately known as “Buddy,” he was a faithful member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with the trustee ministry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11078. Buddy loved to hunt, fish and garden, but most of all he loved his family. He attended Manning Training High School… Read the rest

No injuries in Ocean Road fire

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:31 am

A fire early Monday afternoon that destroyed a home on Ocean Road in Alcolu thankfully did not injure the home’s occupant, according to Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg. ocean-road-fire-12ocean-road-fire-12Richbourg said late Monday night that the woman living in the home in the 1100 block of Ocean Road heard a pop coming from her bedroom. “When she went to the bedroom, it was filled with smoke,” Richbourg said. “She shut the door, and then left the home and called 911.” Richbourg said the home sustained about $70,000 in damages and another $25,000 to its contents.


Walker takes 1st in 400 hurders, breaks own record at state track meet

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:16 am

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy senior Charlie Walker was victorious in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday in the SCISA state track meet at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. He also placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth as a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. He finished the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.66, breaking his own school record. Aaron Kruger placed second in the 400-meters with a time of 56.43, and was also a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. Other team members included Brandon Fenters and Jordan Rock. Maleke Davis ran well in the 200-meters but did not place.… Read the rest

Wreck at 115 milemarker on I-95

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:01 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders are responding to a wreck at the 115 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Summerton and Manning. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Bank Day for Relay for Life

Posted by | May 6, 2014 9:52 am

Teams and others providing funds for Clarendon County Relay for Life are invited to Bank Day from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Manning United Methodist Church gymnasium. Please use the back entrance, not the one to the church fellowship hall.  


Waitress saves Shoney’s diner with ‘Heimlich Maneuver’

Posted by | May 5, 2014 5:22 pm

Shoney’s waitress Allisia Robinson had just walked to one of her tables on April 19 when she heard a commotion at a table nearby. allisia-robinsonallisia-robinson“I heard this woman just screaming, ‘Help, help, someone help!'” Robinson said Monday. The woman’s husband was choking. Robinson said she learned life-saving measures like the Heimlich Maneuver “many years ago.” “I just did what I had to do,” Robinson said. “I think that someone would do the same for me. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I was just glad to help.” See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.… Read the rest

Springtime weather is here for a bit

Posted by | May 5, 2014 3:21 pm

Dandelion shackDandelion shack It sure is nice outside. We should see weather the rest of the week that is pretty much like it is today, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures are forecast to hit the low 90s with winds out of the southwest at 7 to 15 mph. Tonight — and pretty much every night this week — we’ll enjoy temps in the low to mid 60s. There will be clouds at times. That’s just part of life.


Fire on Ocean Road

Posted by | May 5, 2014 1:35 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department and EMS were called to a house fire in the 1100 block of Ocean Road in Alcolu about 12:45 p.m. Monday. Firefighters were still assessing damage at 1:20 p.m. There was no report on injuries at the time. Manninglive.com will have an update this evening. UPDATE: No injuries in Ocean Road fire #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Therapist plans mission trip

Posted by | May 5, 2014 10:55 am

Clarendon Memorial Hospital physical therapist Casey Amato is undertaking a medical mission trip to Nicaragua from Saturday through May 18, and is asking the community to donate tennis shoes, walkers, canes, crutches, braces, slings and eyeglasses for the trip. To help, you can drop off items at The Zone or at Clarendon Rehabilitation Services, both in the Cypress Center. For more information, call (540) 746-1115.

City Council holds budget workshop

Posted by | May 5, 2014 10:25 am

Manning Administrator Scott Tanner said Thursday during a budget workshop that the city of Manning already has a balanced budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. MANNING-SEALMANNING-SEAL“We have been able to balance the budget,” Tanner said. “Right now, we are just waiting on the figure for the recommended millage increase we are allowed due to the cap (set by the state). We have went forward with a plan of a 2 percent increase.” Revenues and expenditures are expected to be about $4.3 million for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. This is about $200,000 more than budgeted for the… Read the rest


John William Cole

Posted by | May 4, 2014 10:30 pm

John William Cole, 93, husband of Betty Jo Ridgeway died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence after an extended illness. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late John Gilbert Cole and Eunice Rush Cole. He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran, a member of the Ruritans, American Legion, The Gideons Association, former president of Sumter Dairies, Charter member of The Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, Board of Stewards, former Trustee, choir, and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired farmer and formerly employed with East Clarendon Insurance Agency. He was… Read the rest


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