Robert Richard Cokley

Posted by | August 6, 2014 10:40 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-7-smallerRobert Richard Cokley, 72, husband of 52 years to Willie Mae Cokley, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Aug. 25, 1941, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late James McBride Jr. and Lucille Kennedy. He attended Clarendon County public schools and New Bethel Church at an early age, later fellowshipping at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed by Korn Industries until his retirement. Survivors besides his wife of the home include three sons, Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Willie Mae Cokley of the home; three sons, Reggie… Read the rest

Dora Mae Adger Simon

Posted by | August 6, 2014 8:56 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerDora Mae Adger Simon, widow of the late Albertis Simon Sr., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Sumter. Born July 11, 1941, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Lee Moses Adger and Theola Wilder Adger and stepdaughter of the late Irene Reynolds Adger. She was raised by the late Johnny Adger and Bernice Wilder Adger. Dora’s memories will be cherished by a number of family and friends. A service of remembrance for Dora Mae Adger Simon will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church, 7650 Summerton Highway in Silver, with… Read the rest

United Church Back-to-School Bash

Posted by | August 6, 2014 8:30 am

back-to-school-2The United Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 4220 Raccoon Road in Manning, will hold its Back-to-School Bash for grades K5 through eighth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Send us your Hugo recollections

Posted by | August 6, 2014 6:14 am

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still more than a month away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to mtsceditorial@gmail.com as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!

National Night Out bolsters community, police partnership

Posted by | August 5, 2014 9:41 pm

                  The gymnasium at East Clarendon Middle-High School was packed Tuesday night for the first ever National Night Out in Turbeville. Members of the law enforcement community, elected officials and several businesses were on hand to distribute school supplies for Clarendon County school children. The nationwide event is also meant to strengthen ties between police and residents while promoting stronger, crime free neighborhoods. “This is the most fantastic thing I’ve ever seen,” said Tom Stone, the board chairman of United Ministries in Clarendon County, which helped sponsor the event. “I wish every… Read the rest

$4.5K in cash, silverware, medication stolen

Posted by | August 5, 2014 8:05 pm

Crime-ReportsA 74-year-old woman living in the 1100 block of Kenwood Road in Manning told deputies about 12:30 p.m. Monday that someone broke into her home between 9:45 a.m. that day and the time of her call and took several sets of engraved silverware, $4,500 in cash from an already-broken safe and three bottles of prescription medicine while she was gone from her home. The woman stated the silverware – located in her dining room – included a punch bowl set with tray and ladle and three sets of flatware with 12 pieces each, all bearing the initials AMM and TFM.… Read the rest


Jennifer Lynn Sharp-Adams

Posted by | August 5, 2014 4:13 pm

SUMTER – Jennifer Lynn Sharp-Adams, 32, beloved mother, fiancée, sister, daughter and friend, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Ilah Janine Sharp. She grew up with her loving extended family in and around Sumter and Clarendon counties. She attended New Start Community Church in Manning. Survivors include her fiancé, Charles Yingling of Sumter; a son, Robert Michael Sharp of Columbia; a daughter, Jessica Lynn Alsbrooks of Manning; two brothers, Robert Paul Turner and Richard Lambert, both of Sumter; her grandfather, Arthur “D.K.” Sharp of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a number of other close… Read the rest

Send us your Hugo recollections

Posted by | August 5, 2014 3:13 pm

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still more than a month away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to mtsceditorial@gmail.com as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hunter education classes

Posted by | August 5, 2014 2:56 pm

sc_hunt_cardThe Santee National Wildlife Refuge will hold two hunter education classes in cooperation with the state Department of Natural Resources on Sept. 6 and 27. The class is recommended for motivated students 12 and older with good reading and comprehension skills, and who also have some firearm and hunting knowledge or experience. Court materials are on a sixth-grade reading level. For more information, or to register, call DNR at 1 (800) 830-2268, or visit :http://www.register-ed.com/programs/42?zip=29148&distance=10.  

Frierson appeals Election Commission decision

Posted by | August 5, 2014 2:48 pm

candidatesGloria Frierson, who lost a runoff for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council by one vote, has filed an appeal of the Manning Election Commission’s decision to uphold the results of that runoff. Julius Dukes Jr. was confirmed as the winner of the runoff, 48-47, last week by the commission after a protest hearing held at Frierson’s behest. Mary Adger with the city of Manning said Dukes may not be sworn in to the City Council seat formerly held by the late Gregory Witherspoon until the appeal is complete. Frierson’s appeal will be heard in 3rd Circuit Common… Read the rest


Sumter shut-out in Game 4 of Dixie Junior World Series

Posted by | August 5, 2014 11:47 am

baseballSumter lost its fourth game in the Dixie Junior Boys’ World Series on Monday night, its second against the team from Dothan, Ala. The team includes three rising eighth-grade students from Laurence Manning Academy: Seth Stamps, Garrett Black and Trent Frye. The team lost its first game against Dothan, 11-7, but won its next two against Pittsburg, Texas, 17-10, and Searcy, Ark., 13, 1, to get to its fourth game. The series is being held in Bossier City, La.

Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | August 5, 2014 11:30 am

kooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached. Come in, purchase a koozie and then take a picture of you or a friend using it in a creative way. Send the picture to mtsceditorial@gmail.com. We will post the pictures, and then share them to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.


National Night Out to be held in Turbeville

Posted by | August 5, 2014 10:41 am

nno-logoClarendon County Deputy Annett Smith said National Night Out has been held in Summerton and Manning. “But we’ve never done it in Turbeville,” she noted. That changes tonight, as the initiative devoted to safer, crime-free communities gets underway in the eastern part of Clarendon County. National Night Out will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. today in the East Clarendon Middle-High School gymnasium. The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that… Read the rest

Woman sends man text threatening to pawn his stuff

Posted by | August 5, 2014 10:33 am

Crime-ReportsA man living in the 200 block of North Church Street in Manning told police about 8 p.m. July 26 that a woman he allowed in his home while he was away allegedly stole a portable phone charger, a wireless speaker and a pair of purple Nike tennis shoes, altogether valued at $230. He said the woman later sent him a tex message, which said, “U betta call da cops cuz I will be pawning some stuff ASAP b—h (sic).”  

Haywood Bosier

Posted by | August 5, 2014 8:47 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerHaywood Bosier, 77, husband of Annie M. Bosier, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Hollywood, Fla. Born July 7, 1937, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Frank and Ella Jane Bosier. Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Roosevelt) Nelson and the Rev. Roberta Montgomery, both of Paxville, and Rudene (Willie) Scales of Columbia; and a number of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Graveside services for Haywood Bosier will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at St. Mark Baptist Church. The Rev. Linda Conyers and the Rev. Roberta Montgomery will serve as officiants.… Read the rest


Say hello to Chris Hauger

Posted by | August 5, 2014 8:15 am

Chris Hauger, 25, of Sullivan, Ind., is an Indiana State University graduate studying at Clarendon Memorial Hospital for the next two years as part of his quest to become a full-fledged physician. He had a friend that came through the same program at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine with studies at Clarendon Memorial, and said he heard good things about the hospital and the surrounding area. He said he’s wanted to be a doctor since he was a kid: “I didn’t see anything else that I would do.”

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