Man charged with felony BUI after Saturday evening boating accident

Posted by | June 15, 2014 12:24 pm

The Orangeburg County Detention Center has confirmed that a Clarendon man was charged last night with felony boating under the influence after a boating accident on Lake Marion in Orangeburg County killed another Clarendon man. Robbie Davis is being held at the detention center in Orangeburg. An official at the jail said about 12:20 p.m. Sunday that he has not had a bond hearing yet. Bryant Boyce was killed late Saturday evening when a boat on which he was a passenger hit a marker on Lake Marion, throwing him overboard, according to reports. will post further updates as they… Read the rest

Happy Father’s Day: Elliott Hall Porter Jr.

Posted by | June 15, 2014 11:25 am

Sent in by Kristin Porter: “Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! Thanks for being there for us no matter what, even when it’s hard. We have grown up and you have been like a momma to us as well as our dad. We hope today is a great day for you. We love you with all our hearts, to the moon and back!” elliot-porter-jr.elliot-porter-jr.

Keep sending us your Happy Father’s Day wishes!

Posted by | June 15, 2014 10:25 am

There’s still time to wish that special guy you call Dad, Grandpa or whom you consider a father figure a Happy Father’s Day. Please send pictures, full names and a message to They will be posted on a first-come, first-served basis. HappyFathersDay17HappyFathersDay17

Happy Father’s Day: Johnny Wilson

Posted by | June 15, 2014 8:30 am

This message was received last night. “Johnny Wilson is the father I would like to honor this Father’s Day. He is a super Dad. He is very close to our youngest son, Zion, and his other seven children are proud to be a part of (his) life. He goes out of his way to be helpful and is a great listener and provides his older children with great advice. He deserves all the honors and then some. He was a single dad for over 10 years, and in my opinion was awesome. A Dad that makes time with his children… Read the rest

Happy Father’s Day: Charlie Hatfield

Posted by | June 15, 2014 6:30 am

image (1)image (1)The family of Charlie Hatfield wanted to wish him a Happy Father’s Day! “From Kelli, Kaitlin, Cassidy, Cristian and Cruz. We love you!” Send your father’s day well-wishes to We will be posting them throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis.    

Clarendon man killed in boating accident

Posted by | June 15, 2014 12:23 am

A Clarendon County man was killed in a boating accident on the waters of Lake Marion within Orangeburg County on Saturday. Bryant Boyce was thrown from his boat while returning with other passengers from Santee, individual sources have told Numerous calls to Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta B. Marshall’s Office went unanswered late Saturday night. Sources say other folks on the boat were thrown from the vessel. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. We will update when we know more.  

Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by | June 14, 2014 8:35 pm wants to wish your fathers and grandfathers and other father figures a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Send your messages (along with a picture and a full name of the man you want to honor) to They will be put up throughout the day on Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Stinney supporters: Memorial stone represents ‘hope’

Posted by | June 14, 2014 7:47 pm

stinney_memorial_16stinney_memorial_16Wrongfully convicted, illegally executed by South Carolina. Those are the words etched in a black marble stone dedicated today on U.S. 521 near Alcolu to the memory of a 14-year-old boy executed 70 years ago. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the day that George J. Stinney Jr. was led to Old Sparky and executed for the murders of 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 8-year-old Mary Emma Thames. He had been arrested for the murders a little more than 80 days earlier. Stinney’s second-cousins and other supporters came together Saturday at a home at 6812 Sumter Highway to dedicate the… Read the rest

Clare is here!

Posted by | June 14, 2014 3:21 pm

The Spring Edition of Clare is at The Manning Times’ office! We will be distributing copies throughout Clarendon and Sumter counties this coming week. We welcome all of those featured – Up-and-Comer Shelley Knott Jones, our queens Hannah Henshaw and Haley Erickson, Power in Pumps/Boots Chief Frances Richbourg, et al. – to stop by and pick up a few copies as well! We have content by Editor Robert J. Baker, along with content and photography by senior staff writer Joe Perry, along with some helpful tips from Jennie Lee of Merle Norman and Sara Thompson of Xclusions Salon. Drop by… Read the rest

Sen. Kevin Johnson named ‘Friend of Education’ by state association

Posted by | June 14, 2014 3:15 pm

Senator-JohnsonSenator-JohnsonSen. Kevin Johnson Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, will be presented the South Carolina Education Association’s “Friend of Education” Award on Wednesday during the organization’s annual awards luncheon in Columbia. The association says the award “recognizes individuals who have continued to support and advance public education.”  

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