Sumter chief magistrate to join 3rd Circuit Court

Posted by | February 9, 2018 1:33 pm

Sumter County Chief Magistrate Judge Christie Curtis was voted this week by the General Assembly to become the resident 3rd Circuit Court Judge. The 3rd Circuit covers Clarendon, Sumter, Williamsburg and Lee counties. She is shown here with Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning.

Valentine’s Day

Posted by | February 9, 2018 1:07 pm

  Non-traditional Valentine Day Activities Special for The Manning Times   Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, and the day was named after an early Christian martyr. Now Valentine’s Day is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages. The first mass-produced valentine cards were sold in the 1840s. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for couples to celebrate their love for each other, whether their relationship is relatively new or has endured through many years. The National… Read the rest

LMA JV Lady Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | February 9, 2018 12:15 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady swampcats defeated Wilson Hall 29-28 on Thursday at Bubba Davis Gymnasium in Manning. Eaddy Gamble and audrey Bennett each had nine points to lead the team. Breanna Boykin added eight points. The Jv Lady swampcats are now 10-5 on the season.

Manning City Council members visit Statehouse

Posted by | February 9, 2018 11:00 am

Manning City Council members Sherry Ardis Welle, Diane Georgia, Johnny Gordon and Jay Dukes joined City Administrator Scott Tanner on Wednesday in attending the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Day at the Capitol. During the event, they met with Sen. Kevin Johnson inside the Statehouse.

Manning business owner charged with tax evasion granted bond

Posted by | February 9, 2018 10:51 am

A Manning businessman charged Thursday with tax evasion has gained his release from the Clarendon County Detention Center. Ibrahim Said, owner of Express Discount Tobacco on Paxville Highway in Manning, was granted a personal recognizance bond of $7,500 on Thursday afternoon after his arrest by local authorities at the behest of the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Said allegedly, from 2014-16, filed his business’ monthly sales tax returns and reported gross sales totaling $774,183. An investigation by the Department of Revenue found his actual sales for this same period were $2,032,511. “Suspect failed to report $1,258,328 in sales and evaded… Read the rest

Charles Daniel Girvan

Posted by | February 9, 2018 10:36 am

Charles Daniel (Dan) Girvan passed away on February 2, 2018 at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. He was born February 1, 1951 to retired Air Force Major Charles M. Girvan and Nellie Jo (Cole) Girvan of La Salle, CO. Dan grew up on the family farm in La Salle, CO. A 1969 graduate of Valley High School, Gilcrest, he received his B.S. degree in 1973 at the University of Northern Colorado and was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program. Upon the completion of his training, he joined the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant where he began his… Read the rest

SBMS basketball team wins 2nd round of playoffs

Posted by | February 9, 2018 7:52 am

The Scott’s Branch Middle School boys’ basketball team defeated D. B. Cooper in Bishopville on Thursday night by a final score of 48 to 41. Tariq Coard and randy Gibson led the Eagles with 19 points each. Jimmy Weeks scored five points and Tyler Kind had three points while Terrance Pusher had two. This was the second round of the play-offs. Scott’s Branch Middle will play Lee Central Middle on Saturday for the Middle School Championship Game.

Lady Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall by 1 point

Posted by | February 9, 2018 7:04 am

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Wilson Hall 29-28 in a hard-fought game played in Manning on Thursday night. The Lady Cats trailed 24-20 at the end of three quarters, but outscored the Barons 9-3 in the last quarter to come away with a quick win. Eaddy Gamble and Audrey Bennett had nin points each and Breanna Boykin had eight to lead the Lady Swampcats Gracyn Coker had 11 points to lead the Barons. This was the last regular season game for each team. LMA will play the loser of Florence Christian versus Orangeburg Prep at 11 a.m. Saturday… Read the rest

Morning Weather: Friday, Feb. 9

Posted by | February 9, 2018 5:10 am

A slight chance of showers after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

East Clarendon Alumni holding annual Baseball Game

Posted by | February 9, 2018 4:58 am

The East Clarendon Alumni Baseball Game will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 10. There is a $20 fee to play, and a home run derby will be held afterward for $1 a swing. All alumni are invited. Inclement weather make-up will be the same time Feb. 17.

CDC issues warning on herbal supplement that could have opioid qualities

Posted by | February 9, 2018 4:52 am

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about the popular herbal supplement Kratom. Kratom may have the same effect on the body as opioids, according to the FDA. Kratom has been used around the world for centuries to help people manage pain and opium withdrawal. The FDA’s research reports Kratom has been linked to 44 deaths. However, critics said the research is flawed, noting some of the victims were mixing it with other drugs. According to the CDC, on average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. In 2016, opioids were responsible for more than

Manning store owner charged with tax evasion, faces 15 years in prison

Posted by | February 9, 2018 4:35 am

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The owner of a Manning tobacco store faces up to 15 years in prison after authorities charged him Thursday with tax evasion. The South Carolina Department of Revenue released a statement Thursday saying that Ibrahim Said, owner and operator of Express Discount Tobacco on Paxville Highway in Manning, had been charged with three counts of tax evasion. He was arrested and taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center, the release stated. Said allegedly, from 2014-16, filed his business’ monthly sales tax returns and reported gross sales totaling $774,183. An investigation by the Department of Revenue found his actual sales for… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Queenie

Posted by | February 9, 2018 3:08 am

Queenie is a 2-year-old, female, black-and-whit,e Pug mix. She loves to give kisses and walks well on a leash. She is current on all vaccinations, and has been spayed and tested positive for heartworms. She will need to continue heartworm treatments once adopted. You can get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online at

Students, public remembers shooting 50 years later

Posted by | February 9, 2018 12:46 am

The best way to honor three students killed by state troopers during a South Carolina civil rights protest 50 years ago is to keep fighting for equality and fairness today, speakers said at the 50th anniversary ceremony of what came to be called the Orangeburg Massacre. Thirty people in all were shot, some in the back, on Feb. 8, 1968 at South Carolina State University. It’s the biggest blemish on South Carolina’s mostly positive record of integration without violence and the first and one of the deadliest shootings during a protest on a college campus. Hundreds gathered Thursday, including some… Read the rest

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