Scattered thunderstorms continue throughout afternoon, evening

Posted by | September 6, 2014 1:29 pm

rainIt’s raining right now in downtown Manning, and the showers will continue off-and-on throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service reports a 40 percent chance of rain, but that’s 100 percent right now. It’s currently 86 degrees, with 70 percent humidity. Tonight, we will see temperatures of 72 degrees with 93 percent humidity and winds out of the SSE at 4 mph.

Women of Main Street: Hulaine Windham

Posted by | September 6, 2014 11:54 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hulaine Windham, general manager of Hill Printing, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on A native of the Home Branch community of Clarendon County, Hulaine Windham has always enjoyed the small-town life that Manning provides. A 1984 graduate of Manning High School, she attended the F.E. DuBose Center from 1982-84 and received her certification as a medical technician before moving on… Read the rest

CFD responding to downed power line near Sardinia-Gable

Posted by | September 6, 2014 11:34 am

CCFDThe Clarendon County Fire Department is responding to a brush fire caused by a downed power line in the Sardina-Gable area on U.S. 301. According to reports, there was a similar incident in the area about two days ago. Duke Energy has been notified of the downed line, which sparked a fire that is now burning on its own, but not threatening any nearby structures.

Cash, check and bank card taken from man’s wallet at home

Posted by | September 6, 2014 10:42 am

Crime-ReportsA 65-year-old Manning man told deputies about 7:22 a.m. Aug. 6 that he found money missing from his wallet left atop the dresser in his bedroom, saying that it was taken between 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and the time of his call. He said $2,200 in cash was taken from the wallet. He also said he had a check from the Department of the Treasurer in the amount of $168 taken from the home, which is in the 1500 block of Brown Road in Manning. He said an unknown person had made a $500 withdrawal from his bank account using

Women of Main Street: Stefani Welch Henshaw

Posted by | September 6, 2014 6:45 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stefani Welch Henshaw, owner of the The Cranky Queen, is one of nearly 100 local businesswomen who will be recognized Sept. 23 during Main Street Manning’s annual meeting. The Manning Times will be featuring a few of these women each week throughout September in The Manning Times, and posting stories daily on Just across from the Clarendon County Courthouse square you will find Stefani Welch Henshaw and her Cranky Queen boutique. Located at 19 W. Boyce St. in Manning, The Cranky Queen opened March 2014 as an outlet for Henshaw’s creative craft endeavors in her Manning home.… Read the rest

Man says woman punched him in Wasau Park

Posted by | September 6, 2014 5:12 am

Crime-ReportsA 31-year-old Summerton man told deputies about 11:29 p.m. Aug. 5 that a woman approached him in the path by Wasau Park in Summerton and punched him in the head several times, ripped his shirt and pushed him into a metal fence about 10:53 p.m. that day. The man’s aunt told deputies at Clarendon Memorial Hospital that the man is slightly mentally disabled with “a child-like demeanor.” The man told deputies that he was having pain in his head and shoulder. Clarendon Memorial Hospital released the man that same night.

Residents may be eligible for telephone service payment help

Posted by | September 6, 2014 3:57 am

mobile_payment-thumb-450x289_img_assist_customResidents in Clarendon, Williamsburg, Lee, Sumter and Florence counties who need help paying for their telephone service could be eligible for relief through a federal program called Lifeline. Lifeline reduces residential landline telephone service by $12.75 per month or wireless service by $9.25 per month. The Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are designating Sept. 8 to Sept. 14 as “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” FTC customers could qualify for Lifeline if their household income is at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty level or if they receive any of the… Read the rest

Alphonza Dow Sr.

Posted by | September 6, 2014 3:51 am

Alphonza Dow Sr., 71, husband of Mary Ella Pearson Dow, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the home of his nephew and niece-in-law, J.W. and Dorothy Walters, 309 Pinckney St. in Sumter. Born in the Davis Station section of Clarendon, “Dow Boy” was a son of the late Elliott and Plummie Gipson Dow. He attended Clarendon County public Schools. He was employed as a logger, farmer and landscaper. Survivors besides his wife include, three sons, Alphonza (Felicia) Dowe Jr. of Enoree, Jerome Dowe of Manning and Christopher (Shaneika) Dowe of Sumter; two daughters, Teresa and Sandra Dowe, both of Manning;… Read the rest

FINAL: LMA defeats Pinewood 51-0

Posted by | September 5, 2014 9:52 pm

LMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy whipped Pinewood Prep on Friday night, not letting the school’s team score a point. The final score was 51-0. The Swampcats play next week at Heathwood Hall.

FINAL: Saints win 36-8

Posted by | September 5, 2014 9:50 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Saints were victorious on the field in Summerton Friday night, beating Andrew Jackson Academy 36-8. They play next week against Richard Winn.

FINAL: Manning High loses 20-16

Posted by | September 5, 2014 9:48 pm

monarchsThe Manning High Monarchs lost their game 20-16 to Marion High School on Friday night at Ramsey Memorial Stadium. This brings their record to 1-1 on the season. They play next week against Lake City High School at Lake City.  

LMA up 51-0

Posted by | September 5, 2014 9:42 pm

LMA ShieldLMA is running away with its game against Pinewood Prep, 51-0 in the fourth quarter.  

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