Clarendon Hall JV continues undefeated

Posted by | October 3, 2014 9:17 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season Thursday in Summerton, defeating Andrew Jackson 2-0 by scores of 25-20 and 25-16.

The JV Saints were led by Madison Kidd, who had 13 service points and three aces. Mackenzie Norman added 11 points and three aces, and Sydney Well had 10 points and three aces.

With this win, it also runs the region record to 9-0 on the season.

The JV Saints will play again 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Summerton against Colleton Prep.


Yard Sale on Huggins Street

Posted by | October 3, 2014 9:04 am

yard-sale2Lillie Martin is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at her home, 410 W. Huggins St. in Manning. There will be a dinning room set, kitchen items, speakers, clothes and pictures.

Foggy Friday morning

Posted by | October 3, 2014 8:45 am

IMG_4061_edited-1The fog will soon lift.

It’s currently 62 degrees with 95 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today, mainly after 4 p.m. We’ll see some clouds with a high near 86 and winds out of the south at 5 to 11 mph.

Tonight’s low is around 65.



Donate your shoes at MECC!

Posted by | October 3, 2014 6:10 am

soles4souls-Cornerstone-KenyaPaxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit

Pets of the Day: Martha

Posted by | October 3, 2014 5:34 am

marthaMartha is a 6.5-year-old who loves to play ball, is up-to-date on vaccines and already spayed. She’s good with other dogs, cats and even children. She was heartworm positive, but with monthly heartworm medicine, she’s now heartworm-free. Stop by and meet her in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

Saturday the last day to register for Nov. 4 election

Posted by | October 3, 2014 12:21 am

YourVoteCountsClarendon County Voter Registration will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. Any persons needing to register, update voter registration information, request new voter registration cards or verify precinct and districts may do so at this location. Voter Registration has made updates to some precincts and districts, therefore it is imperative that you verify your information prior to election day.

For more information, call (803) 435-8215.


Life Line Connection

Posted by | October 2, 2014 9:01 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-BRIGHT-BLUE-FEATUREDLife Line Connection is a faith-based, multi-denominational community outreach program that meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the First Assembly of God Church, 3574 S.C. 260 in Manning. It seeks to provide assistance in battling life-controlling problems like substance abuse, destructive behaviors and unhealthy relationships. For more information, call Charles Shorter at (803) 478-7411.

See your fall decorations on!

Posted by | October 2, 2014 6:12 pm

witch-is-in---cjs-creationsSend us pictures of your Halloween and fall decorations, and we will post them as we get them on Email, and in just a few hours, they’ll be up on our website, if you send between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Photos sent after 6 p.m. will run the next day. The picture to the left shows the front door decoration of CJ’s Creations on Rigby Street in Manning.

Pets of the Day: Patch

Posted by | October 2, 2014 3:34 pm

PatchPatch is a sweet little 1-year-old Male Terrier and Chihuahua mix.  He is current on his shots and neutered.  Stop by and meet him in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

MUMC Pumpkin Patch

Posted by | October 2, 2014 3:25 pm

pumpkin-patch-2Manning United Methodist Church is having its pumpkin patch once again, and it will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

Dems meet tonight

Posted by | October 2, 2014 2:26 pm

DemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Manning Baptist Temple Homecoming and Anniversary

Posted by | October 2, 2014 2:15 pm

church-news-blue-yellow-featuredManning Baptist Temple cordially invites the public to its Homecoming and 38th anniversary services, which will begin 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, with Pastor William Jeffers speaking and special music by the Jay Stone Singers of Parkton, N.C.

The Jay Stone Singers have performed with other well-known gospel singers at the Singing in the Sun event at Myrtle Beach. Following morning services, the public is invited to join the congregation for Dinner on the Ground, with a performance by the Jay Stone Singers.

A Brush Arbor meeting will continue the celebration at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Bring your lawn chairs and … Read the rest

Ida Mae Cummings Walker

Posted by | October 2, 2014 1:10 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerCOLUMBIA – Ida Mae Cummings Walker, widow of John Henry Walker, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia.

Born Jan. 14, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Isaiah and Alice Thames Cummings.

The family will receive friends at the home, 109 Gregory St. in Manning.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.


Manning woman shoplifts chicken tenders, cheddar jalepenos

Posted by | October 2, 2014 12:40 pm

crime-reportA 37-year-old Manning woman was charged with shoplifting about 7:20 p.m. Sept. 23 at a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning after allegedly concealing chicken tenders and cheddar jalepenos from the deli.

According to reports, the woman attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, and she told police that she was supposed to have money sent to her through a moneygram, but it never arrived. The food was valued at $6.

Ribbon Cutting: Rx for Health Success

Posted by | October 2, 2014 12:28 pm

Sam Levy and Sons Photography / TIMES

Sam Levy and Sons Photography

Margaret Walker, center right, stands with Manning Mayor Julia Nelson and other dignitaries Tuesday during a ribbon cutting for her business Rx for Health Success. Walker is a wellness coach and nurse who just successfully completed the examination for national certification in emergency nursing.

The certification was administered by the board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.

“Certification in emergency nursing is a nationally recognized credential that represents Walker’s commitment to excellence in the profession of emergency nursing, and to providing the highest quality of care to her patients,” a release from BCEN states. “Completing the … Read the rest

Lee Ernest Hicks

Posted by | October 2, 2014 11:28 am

Lee Ernest Hicks

Lee Ernest Hicks

ALCOLU – Lee Ernest Hicks, 50, died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.

Born May 16, 1964, in the Cypress Fork section of Alcolu, he was a son of Edward Hicks Sr. and the late Shirley Gamble Hicks.

Survivors besides his father include three devoted sisters, Barbara Alston of Baltimore, Md., and Shirley Blanding and Frances Hicks of Manning; five devoted brothers, the Rev. Dr. George E. (Bettie) Hicks of Orangeburg, and Herbert Hicks, Willie J. Hicks, Raymond Hicks and Leonard Hicks, all of Manning; two uncles, Samuel Hicks of West Haverstraw, N.Y., … Read the rest

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