Volleyball: LMA Lady Swampcats fall to Thomas Sumter

Posted by | September 26, 2014 9:30 am

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy varsity volleyball team lost 3-2 Thursday against Thomas Sumter Academy in Sumter. Courtney Beatson had 14 kills, 11 serve points and four blocks. Sara Herbert had 13 kills and four blocks. Maia Grams had 10 serve points. Scores were 25-7 (L), 25-23 (W), 25-15 (L), 25-23 (W) and 16-14 (L).

Tennis: Swampcats can’t outplay Holly Hill

Posted by | September 26, 2014 9:11 am

tennisSept25tennisSept25The Laurence Manning Academy varsity tennis team was no match unfortunately for Holly Hill Academy on Thursday, with Hannah Graham being the only player to win a set of eight matches against HHA player Peyton Meyers, 8-4. In doubles, Swampcats Amanda Newman and Elizabeth Collins routed Sarah Becker and Harlee Bozard 8-3.

20 percent chance of drizzle

Posted by | September 26, 2014 9:03 am

Taw Caw boardwalkTaw Caw boardwalkIt’s cool, drizzly, overcast and Friday. We’re currently experiencing temperatures in the low to mid 60s with 87 percent humidity and winds out of the north at 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high is 74. Tonight’s low is around 64.      

Manning High Homecoming queens

Posted by | September 26, 2014 6:17 am

SAM LEVY / TIMESSAM LEVY / TIMESSAM LEVY / TIMES Miss Manning High School Homecoming 2014 Raionna York, center-right, stands with 3rd runner-up Leigh Fleming, left, 1st runner-rup Meighan Hilton, center-left, and 2nd runner-up Hillary Layton during Homecoming at Carl Ramsey Memorial Stadium on Friday night in Manning.  

JV Swampcats rout Cardinal Neman

Posted by | September 26, 2014 6:01 am

football-registrationfootball-registrationThe Laurence Manning Academy Middle School football team recorded a 44-32 victory over Cardinal Newman Thursday afternoon at Chitwood Field in Manning. Brewer Brunson scored on runs of 46, 61, and 41 yards. Brunson scored his final touchdown on a 33-yard pass from Jake Jordan. Garrett Black scored on runs of 30 and five yards. Black also scored on a 75-yard kickoff return. Defensively, Cody Reaves, Wyatt Rowland and Jake Jordan each recorded eight tackles on the night. Rowland also had an interception. The Swampcats return to action next week when they travel Thursday to Hammond School of Columbia.

Virginia Alma Green

Posted by | September 26, 2014 4:51 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerSUMTER – Virginia Alma Green, 104, of 507 W. Calhoun St in, Sumter, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at her home. Born July 8, 1910, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Luther and Alma Broadway Green. Miss Green was a graduate of Turbeville High School and Winthrop College and received a master’s of education degree in 1948 from the University of South Carolina. She taught school for 42 years in South Carolina, having taught in Allendale, Kingstree, Florence, Columbia and Sumter, from which she retired. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Sumter,… Read the rest


GALLERY: More Main Street Manning annual meeting

Posted by | September 25, 2014 5:14 pm

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Margaret Pressley Holmes

Posted by | September 25, 2014 4:41 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-7-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-7-smallerMargaret Pressley Holmes, 102, widow of McNeil Holmes, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Wallingford Nursing Facility in Wallingford, Pa. Born Sept. 26, 1911, in the Manning Pieland area of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Prince and Mary Watson Pressley. She attended the public schools of Clarendon County. She attended Galilee Baptist Church in Mayesville. Upon migrating to Richmond, Va., for a number of years, she went on to Sharon Hill, Pa., where she joined First African Baptist Church. She was a senior choir member and a trustee. She continued actively until her health failed. Margaret… Read the rest

CHS liquidates $4 million in debt

Posted by | September 25, 2014 4:33 pm

Hospital 2Hospital 2 Clarendon Health System has recently liquidated about $4 million in debt, according to an update Chief Financial Officer John Shaughnessy gave to the Board of Trustees at their Tuesday night meeting. That amount of debt — a Wells Fargo loan and an operating loan — was paid off at the end of July and beginning of August, he said. There’s currently about 17 days cash on hand, which is line with recent projections, he said. Another dip may occur this month but he expects the next two months to build cash reserves. About $1 million in debt service payments have… Read the rest

Say hello to Mary Catherine Buyck

Posted by | September 25, 2014 4:16 pm

mary-catherine-buyck-2mary-catherine-buyck-2Mary Catherine Buyck is 8 and a second-grade student at Laurence Manning Academy. She takes clogging lessons from The Dancer’s Workshop, and adores art. She’s playing soccer this year at school. But she is living with a silent stowaway in her brain. “She was 14 months old when she was diagnosed with the brain tumor,” said mom Caroline. See more about Mary Catherine in this week’s Manning Times, which features a special section recognizing September as Child Cancer Awareness Month.

Esther Durant Briggs

Posted by | September 25, 2014 4:10 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerEsther Durant Briggs, 77, widow of James E. Briggs, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born June 22, 1937 in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Henry Durant and Vermell Taylor Durant, and stepdaughter of the late Bossie Spann. The family will receive friends at her home, 722 Branchview Drive in Manning. These services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.  



Goodwill Baptist pastor’s anniversary

Posted by | September 25, 2014 3:10 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDGoodwill Baptist Church, 1329 Goodwill Church Road in Manning, would like you to join in celebrating Pastor Elder Renel Trevol’s 7th Pastoral Anniversary at 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Come out and praise the Lord with us.  

Rebecca Lee Holladay Gray

Posted by | September 25, 2014 12:55 pm

Rebecca Gray 001Rebecca Gray 001Rebecca Lee Holladay Gray Rebecca Lee Holladay Gray, 89, widow of William Ralph Gray, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late James Smith Holladay and Cora Lee Lowder Holladay. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church at Wilson. She is survived by a daughter, Kanda Gray Brunson (Raymond) of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Judy Alford Gray of Greeleyville; two brothers, Ashley Legrande Holladay (Louise) of Summerton and Robbie Don Holladay (Lillian) of Manning; a sister, Gerry Holladay Cannon (Jack) of Andrews; four grandchildren; and three… Read the rest

Bonneau man charged with child endangerment during DUI

Posted by | September 25, 2014 12:50 pm

Gary Lamar PettigrewGary Lamar PettigrewGary Lamar Pettigrew A 31-year-old Bonneau was taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center last week after his arrest for driving under the influence; child endangerment while driving under the influence; and speeding. But it was not before he took the last two hydrocodone he had on his person, according to a report from the Manning Police Department. Gary Lamar Pettigrew, 31, of 613 Whitaker Lane in Bonneau, was charged about 11:01 p.m. Sept. 18, shortly after Private 1st Class William B. Secrist II stopped him for speeding 47 mph in a 35 mph zone. According to his report, Secrist… Read the rest

Melody Marie Todd Davis

Posted by | September 25, 2014 10:47 am

Melody Marie Todd DavisMelody Marie Todd DavisMelody Marie Todd Davis Melody Marie Todd Davis, 57, wife of Terry Lee Davis, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Born Aug. 29, 1957, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., she was the daughter of Thomas Todd (JoAnn) and Joan Johnson Critcher (John). She was a quality control inspector with Becton-Dickinson and she was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. Survivors besides her husband of Alcolu, her father and step mother of Marion, N.C., and her mother and step father of Asheville, N.C., include a stepson, Eric Davis of Old Fort, N.C.; a brother, Tim Todd of Spruce Pine, N.C.; a sister, Penny… Read the rest

Mt. Chapel church anniversary

Posted by | September 25, 2014 9:08 am

CHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDMount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5918 S.C. 260 in Jordan, will celebrate its 159th anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 28 during morning worship services. The guest speaker will be Pastor Gary Miller of Springfield Baptist Church. The Rev. Carnell Witherspoon is the host pastor.

20 percent chance of drizzle

Posted by | September 25, 2014 9:03 am

IMG_7285_edited-1IMG_7285_edited-1It’s been a foggy and drizzly Thursday morning. It’s currently 64 degrees with 91 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be cloudy with a high near 70 and winds out of the north at 9 mph. Tonight there’s a slight chance of showers. The low is expected to be about 64.    

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