John Roosevelt McClary

Posted by | July 13, 2014 6:29 am

SUMTER – John Roosevelt McClary, 74, husband of Mary Jane Cribb McClary, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at WJBD VA Hospital in Columbia. Born May 3, 1940, in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late John A. McClary and Dora Johnson McClary. He was preceded in death by a brother, Freddie McClary; and two sisters, Ella Mae Patterson and Frances (Gene) Anderson. John Roosevelt McClary attended Williamsburg County public schools, graduating from Williamsburg County Training School, now known as C.E. Murray High School. After graduation he enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving until 1964. He was honorably discharged and… Read the rest

Gable resident reappointed to farmer advisory council

Posted by | July 13, 2014 5:03 am

monsanto-grow-fundGable resident Thomas DuRant will serve on the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Farmer Advisory Council again in 2014. The Farmer Advisory Council is responsible for reviewing the top grant applications for the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program and will select rural school districts from across the U.S. to receive grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and science education. Coming from a variety of backgrounds in agriculture, council members are leaders in their communities and share a passion for rural America. “It is an honor and privilege to partner with the Monsanto Fund to help rural… Read the rest

Summer Giveaway Winner: Lisa Osborne

Posted by | July 12, 2014 11:18 pm

winnerLisa Osborne of Sumter won a $100 gift certificate from Jessica’s Boutique in Manning in The Manning Times’ first Summer Giveaway. We will be posting pictures of more winners throughout the weekend.

Manning Times Koozie Kontest: Josh Partee

Posted by | July 12, 2014 7:32 pm

Image-1Josh Partee of Manning sent in this picture for the Manning Times Koozie Kontest. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each. Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and sent to editorial@manninglive.com, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.

Clarendon, Colleton awarded grants to help draw biofuel industries

Posted by | July 12, 2014 6:21 pm

clarendon countyEconomic developers in Clarendon and Colleton counties just got two grants that will help fund studies on transportation biofuel investments for commercial and military use in each county. South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance program manager Andrew Epting said in a release the studies will facilitate “a dialogue between four industrial scale biofuel production companies, the Clarendon County Development Board, the Colleton County Economic Development Alliance and feedstock availability and distribution experts.” “The result will be a report detailing all required physical and natural assets these companies need to locate large commercial biofuels production facilities in South Carolina,” Epting said.… Read the rest

Happy Anniversary: Willie and Juanita McFadden

Posted by | July 12, 2014 5:44 pm

Mr. Willie and Mrs. Juanita McFadden celebrated 50 good years of marriage on June 26, 2014. Both were born and raised in Manning. They were given an anniversary celebration June 28  at the Cypress Center in Manning by their children, Patricia (Arthur) Moyd, Gwendolyn (Gregory Williams) McFadden, Stephanie (David) Henderson, Wally (Lateshia) McFadden and Joseph Rose. They are blessed with six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The children sent this message: “We pray that we are able to celebrate many, many more anniversaries with this lovely couple. We love you!” Send your anniversary, birthday, engagement and wedding announcements to mtsceditorial@gmail.com for… Read the rest

Eloise Graham Gamble

Posted by | July 12, 2014 4:16 pm

NEW ZION — Elouise Graham Gamble, 82, widow of Woodrow “Bubba” Gamble, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Jan. 3, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Isom and Charlotte Graham. She attended Glendale Public School in Lake City, and was a retired seamstress. In her youth she joined the Old West Church in Lake City that was started by her family. She accepted Jesus Christ as her lord and savior at that time. Later, she joined St. Mark Holiness Church in Lake City. After her marriage, she joined St. John AME… Read the rest


Summer Giveaway Winner: Laurie Watts

Posted by | July 12, 2014 2:20 pm

laurie-watts-summer-giveawayHigh Caliber owner David Bradham stands with the winner of a $30 gift card and T-shirt, Laurie Watts of Manning, in The Manning Times first Summer Giveaway. We will be posting pictures of more winners throughout the weekend.

City receives two awards at Municipal Association annual meeting

Posted by | July 12, 2014 1:40 pm

MANNING AWARDS 2Manning Mayor Julia Nelson and Tourism Director Carrie Trebil said Saturday that the city received two awards during the 2014 South Carolina Municipal Association annual meeting. The first recognized work on the Gibbons Street Park project, which was a partnership between public and private organizations, including the city and the Junior Chamber of Clarendon County. The second recognized Janet Meleney, a member of the Main Street Manning Design Committee, who was given the Downtown Service Award for her work on getting Manning recognized as a Commercial Historic District with the National Register of Historic Places. manning awards 1 (Photos provided by Mayor Julia… Read the rest

James Elbert Walker

Posted by | July 12, 2014 10:38 am

James Elbert Walker, companion of Betty Mathis, heard his Master’s call on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Tuomey Healthcare System. Born Dec. 8, 1956, in Manning, he was a son of the late Elvin Walker and Pauline Dingle Walker. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the residence of his sons, Deryl and James Walker of 1039 Acorn Lane in Manning. Funeral services are incomplete and shall be announced by the Fleming & Delaine Funeral Home & Chapel.

‘Clap for the Preacher’ tonight at MJHS

Posted by | July 12, 2014 8:12 am

church news“Clap for the Preacher,” a live play written and directed by the Rev. Jeanette M. Collins of Sumter, will be presented in Manning at 6 p.m. today at Manning Junior High School, 1101 W.L. Hamilton Road in Manning. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Radio Shack of Manning and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. Be prepared to laugh, cry and shout. For more information, call (803) 460-4202.

Koozie Kontest: Dawn Harrelson

Posted by | July 11, 2014 6:33 pm

DAWN-HARRELSONDawn Harrelson of Manning sent in this picture for the Manning Times Koozie Kontest. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each. Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and sent to editorial@manninglive.com, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.

Anderson contests District 5 election; hearing to be held Tuesday

Posted by | July 11, 2014 6:25 pm

The write-in candidate for the special election for the District 5 seat of Manning City Council held this week in three city precincts has filed a notice with the local Election Commission contesting the results. Sharmane Anderson came in third in the election, which was to find the replacement for the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died in March. Anderson garnered 28 votes, while Julius Dukes Jr. came out on top with 40 to Gloria Frierson’s 31 and W. Louis Griffith’s 27. Dukes and Frierson are scheduled to be in a runoff on July 22. “I contested the results Thursday during… Read the rest


Wetlands Reserve Program protects land along county line

Posted by | July 11, 2014 4:19 pm

A large chunk of land along the Sumter-Clarendon County line has been placed into a conservation easement under the auspice of the Wetlands Reserve Program. Records show Rollingdale LLC of Sumter was paid $301,144 by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to protect 173.57 acres just north and west of where Interstate 95 intersects S.C. 527. Most of the land is in Sumter County, said Charles Segars Jr., the vice president of Rollingdale, with a small portion crossing over into Clarendon County. “We just wanted to protect it the way we found it,”… Read the rest

The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 11, 2014 3:32 pm

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.

Mother, daughter donate hair to locks of love

Posted by | July 11, 2014 3:26 pm

locks-of-love-1Jessica Summerlin and her 3-year-old daughter, Abby, donated their hair on Friday to Locks of Love, assisted by Dawn Strickland, owner of New Dawn Salon in Manning. Summerlin said they donated the hair in memory of her father-in-law, Pete Summerlin, who died in 2012 from lung cancer when his granddaughter had just begun to crawl. See the July 17 edition of The Manning Times for more.

40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms

Posted by | July 11, 2014 12:29 pm

Road and clouds and stuff               After last night’s deluge, temperatures are still cool and hovering in the mid 70s under cloudy skies in Clarendon County. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina, calling for scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of an isolated storm with damaging winds. The high today is near 90 with southeast winds around 6 mph.      

USC Upstate: 3 Clarendon residents named to Dean’s List

Posted by | July 11, 2014 9:52 am

USCupstate-logoSPARTANBURG – Three Clarendon residents were named to the 2014 Spring Dean’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate: Lanitra Bennett of Summerton; Tyleak Clark of Manning; and Deleisha McFadden of Manning. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.  

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