Florida man pinned between vehicles at Manning home

Posted by | July 5, 2014 9:20 am

A 46-year-old West Palm Beach, Flo., man was killed last night after being pinned between two vehicles at a home in the 2600 block of DuRant Lane. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson said Keith Alexander Smith was visiting relatives at the home, which is off S.C. 260 near Lake Marion. Details pertaining to the incident were unavailable at 9:19 a.m. He said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and EMS arrived about 12:27 a.m. Smith was pronounced dead by the Coroner’s Office shortly after 1 a.m. UPDATE HERE.  


Ella Canty Carter

Posted by | July 5, 2014 7:47 am

SUMMERTON — Ella Canty Carter, 90, widow of Arthur Carter, died on June 25, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Clarendon County, “Monkey,” as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Susan Canty Hardy and Stanley Adams. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She worked as a caregiver and domestic worker for many years until her retirement. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Eddie Lee Carter. Survivors include 10 children, Earl Carter of Pompano Beach, Fla., Rosa (Willie) Smith of Manning, Susan Holiday of Sumter, Ella… Read the rest

Santee AME Family and Friends Day

Posted by | July 5, 2014 7:07 am

church newsHistoric Santee AME Church, 1045 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day Sunday, with church school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. For more information, call Deloris Israel at (803) 478-7814.

The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 5, 2014 6:19 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.

Honoring our Soldiers: Devin and and Kimberly Pearson

Posted by | July 4, 2014 11:30 pm

We started this morning with Devin, who was honored by his cousin. Kimberly was also honored later in the day. Elmer McKnight sent this message with a picture of the two, separate from the prior message from the cousin, so here we honor the brother-sister team yet again. “They give 100 percent for their country. Devin serves in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Kim serves with the local National Guard. They are the children of James and Debbie Pearson. The McKnight family salutes you!” devin and kimberly pearson

Blanche Swendell Farmer Smith

Posted by | July 4, 2014 10:32 pm

Blanche Swendell Farmer Smith, 70, widow of Grover Edward Smith, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Born June 17, 1944, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Carrie Major Farmer. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was a member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church and retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Survivors include four children, Pricilla Farmer, Verna Lisa (Roosevelt) Harris, Audrey Smith and Martin L. (Stephanie) Smith; three siblings, Ida (Thomas) Harvin, Rosa (Heinkiser) Brown and Abraham P. Farmer; 12 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral… Read the rest



Jerry Wilson

Posted by | July 4, 2014 9:34 pm

Jerry Wilson, 44, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Born July 25, 1969, in Alcolu, he was a son of Julia Wilson Epps and the late Albert Tomlin and James Epps Sr. He attended Clarendon County public schools. At an early age, he joined Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors besides his mother of Alcolu include a son, Jerry Wilson Jr. of Sumter; a granddaughter, Talaiyah Darby-Wilson; a special friend, Jacqueline Jenkins of Columbia; three sisters, Lillian (Michael) Jonas, Samantha Epps and Shirl Epps, all of Alcolu; six brothers Terry (Rose) Wilson of Sumter,… Read the rest

Honoring our Soldiers: Chad Coker

Posted by | July 4, 2014 9:02 pm

Chad Coker is in the Marine Corps and serving in Afghanistan. His sisters, April Newsome and Kirby Phillips, and wife Leah Coker, wanted to wish him a Happy Fourth of July. IMG_9953

City to host Red, White and Blue Celebration

Posted by | July 4, 2014 8:38 pm

Red-White-BlueThe City of Manning will light up the night from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Red Barn on Church Street with its Red, White and Blue Celebration. There will be food, music and fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring a chair!

Honoring our Soldiers: Jimmy Myers

Posted by | July 4, 2014 6:41 pm

Jimmy Myers is a veteran of the Vietnam War. His friend, Marie Dukes, wanted to wish him a Happy Fourth of July and also to thank him for his service to our country. jimmy myers

Scott’s Branch Alumni Golf Tournament

Posted by | July 4, 2014 6:38 pm

The Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association will hold its 3rd annual Benefit Golf Tournament Saturday, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., at Foxboro Golf Club. It will be four-man, captain’s choice format at $200 per team. Tournament package include3s green fee and cart, meal, refreshments while playing, prizes and trophies, as well as door prizes. Hole sponsorships are available. All proceeds will benefit the Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Register by calling (816) 431-0016, (202) 257-6275 or (803) 485-8164. SBHSGOLFTOURNAMENT1               SBHSGOLFTOURNAMENT2


Honoring our Soldiers: Darren Allen Hussey

Posted by | July 4, 2014 5:00 pm

Airman Darren Allen Hussey is serving in the U.S. Air Force at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Miss. Robin and Trip Hussey of Manning sent this message: “On this occasion of America’s birthday, thank you for the freedoms we are so blessed to have because of your service, and those who came before you. It isn’t said often enough, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always. God bless and watch over you.” darren allen hussey

Honoring our Soldiers: Bradly Justice

Posted by | July 4, 2014 3:30 pm

Staff Sgt. Bradly Justice services in the Air Force at RAF Mildenhall in England, United Kingdom. This message was sent by Scott and Bambi Jones of Manning. “We are so very proud of you, Brad! Can’t wait for you to be tack in the stats! Love you like a son!” BRADLEY JUSTICE

The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 4, 2014 2:18 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 likes by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.


Honoring our Soldiers: Kimberly Pearson

Posted by | July 4, 2014 12:30 pm

Tyra Johnson of Manning sent us this message about her cousin, Kimberly Pearson, who serves in the U.S. Army Reserve in South Carolina: “I would like to thank my cousin for serving and protecting our country. I love you!” Kimberly Pearson      

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