Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 6, 2014 11:15 amSt. Matthias Episcopal Church and its Montessori Pre-school will present a “Parenting Wall” from 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays throughout February at 9 N. Dukes St. in Summerton. These sessions are designed “to help good parents become great parents,” according to the church. Christine Donovan, a certified parent coach from Charleston, will lead the workshops. Cost per family is $125, and dinner and childcare are provided. For more information, call Sandy at (803) 485-2504.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 6, 2014 10:32 amShimmy Mob of Sumter invites you to experience “Gypsy Spirit” from 2-5 p.m. March 22 at the USC Sumter Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road in Sumter. This free, cultural dance event will showcase the talents of Habibi of Manning, guest belly dance troupes, local dance schools and groups, and other performing artists. Vendors and area organizations will be represented. Come dressed in your gypsy finery and enter the costume contest! Purchase a drawing ticket or two for goods and services donated by our sponsors. All drawing proceeds and monetary donations will go to support the abused women and children’s shelter… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 6, 2014 7:35 amThe Women’s Ministry of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church will present “A Night Under the Stars,” a Valentines Day Gala, from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the center, 1126 Grandy Lane in Summerton. For more information, call Karen Johnson at (803) 840-3482 or Rosalind Huggins at (803) 410-9699.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 8:25 pmEthel Plowden Sinkler, widow of James Sinkler Sr., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 16, 1945, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Warren Plowden Sr. and Lula Johnson Plowden. The family will receive friends at the home, 1474 Herod Drive in Manning. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 8:17 pmManning High School senior Cam Darley signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football in the fall for the University of North Carolina Charlotte. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 7:12 pmPete Surette of Manning is offering monthly CWP courses. He has 24 years’ law enforcement experience, with 21 years as a police firearms instructor. He served formerly with the Manning Police Department and Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department. He has taught the courses, which are approved by the State Law Enforcement Division, since their inception in 1996. For more information, call Surette at (803) 435-8701.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 4:11 pmThe Manning Police Department will conduct safety checkpoints from Feb. 21 through April 30 and designated locations and times throughout the city of Manning.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 2:39 pmChristopher Rogers, 12, son of Kimberly and Bryan Rogers of Sumter, makes a snow angel at his home last week.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 2:25 pmThe Vocational School at the F.E. DuBose Center outside of Manning shut down for a short time on Wednesday after an overheated motor caused a lot of smoke. Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said there was no fire, but that one of three power lines heading into the school quit working, causing the motor to work harder and, therefore, overheat. “No one was hurt, and there wasn’t any significant damage,” she said.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 12:01 pmLiberty Hill AME Church, Liberty Hill Road in Summerton, is holding a Walk to Black Out Cancer at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m., starting from the church. For more information, call Debra Brailsford at (803) 534-9957 or Floridell Solomon at (803) 485-2661.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 10:25 amNelson Heyward, 36, of 16 Falcon Court in Georgetown, was charged about 5:25 p.m. Jan. 19 with failure to stop for a blue light, first offense; shoplifting, third or subsequent offense; and reckless driving. According to reports, deputies tried to arrest Heyward at a store on Paxville Highway in Manning after he allegedly took “underwear and bracelets” valued at about $100. Heyward got into his vehicle and drove away, leading police and Clarendon County deputies on a chase after attempting multiple traffic stops. Reports do not indicate where Heyward was finally stopped.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 5, 2014 9:52 amC.E. Murray High School senior Oceanez Fluitt signed to play football with Newberry College on Wednesday morning. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 9:45 pmThe LMA B-Teams, girls and boys, defeated Robert E. Lee Academy of Bishopville on Tuesday night.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 4:28 pmThe Clarendon County Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the 2014 Spring Softball League.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 4:18 pmA small Christmas tree was apparently the only thing an unknown suspect wanted from three storage units he/she allegedly broke the locks to between 2:12 and 3:12 p.m. Jan. 20. The units’ 58-year-old owner told police that the building closest to her home in the 1200 block of Charles Drive in Manning had only a Christmas tree valued at about $25 taken from it.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 3:40 pmTime Warner Cable Employee Paul Cantey works on some lines last week after snow blanketed the Manning area. Photo courtesy of Manning Mayor Julia Nelson.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 10:59 amClarendon Health System announced last week that Dr. Julie A. Mullins is now seeing patients at Palmetto’s Women’s Healthcare.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 10:33 amRussell Benson Elmore Sr., 69, husband of Stella Pack Elmore, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Theo “Buster” Elmore Sr., Mae Boykin Elmore and Pauline B. Elmore. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where he served as an active deacon and a former Sunday school teacher. He retired as the director of Sumter County EMS. He was also a member of the Sumter Optimist Club. Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include two sons, Russell B. (Anna) Elmore Jr. of Dalzell and Steven… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 10:20 amClarendon County Sheriffs Office Criminal Domestic Violence Inv. Danny Graham has an introductory column in the Feb. 6 edition of The Manning Times.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 4, 2014 9:55 amThe Santee Steward Board of Historic Santee AME Church will sponsor a Pre-Valentine Affair at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Scott’s Branch High School faceteria on Alex Harvin Highway outside of Summerton. There will be door prizes. For more information, call Deloris Israel at (803) 478-7814.