Fifth annual Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars ends in tie

Posted by | August 10, 2014 12:38 am

                    A full house at The Matrix Center Saturday night laughed, cheered, clapped and whooped in approval for a dazzling array of dance numbers by 15 couples who shimmied, shook, juked and jived to raise money for a good cause. And when all the dancing was done, a dance off was needed to determine the winning couple. And they tied. “It’s too close for comfort,” said Cheryl Wingard, who organized the event, which has raised about $250,000 since its inception. This year’s total was $60,724. Tying for first were Monika Blackman… Read the rest


Esther Floyd Corbett Felder

Posted by | August 9, 2014 4:58 pm

SUMTER – Esther Floyd Corbett Felder, 95, widow of Richard K. Corbett and Norman A. Felder Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 3, 1918, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Shadrach “Shade” Floyd and the late Estelle F. Floyd. She was a retired teacher, having begun her teaching career at the Paxville School, later retiring from Sumter School District 2 after teaching at Bethel, Furman, Manchester and DeLaine. After moving to Sumter, she became a dedicated member of First Assembly of God on Alice Drive. Survivors include three daughters,… Read the rest

Naomay Andrews Griffin

Posted by | August 9, 2014 2:09 pm

PINEWOOD – Naomay Andrews Griffin, 87, widow of Charles Lawrence Griffin Jr., died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1926, in Paxville, she was a daughter of the late David Benjamin Andrews and Bessie Hodge Broadway Andrews. She was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church, the Ladies Prayer Group and Pinewood Baptist Church Young at Heart. Survivors include a son, Charlie Griffin of Sumter; a daughter, Virginia G. (Gary) Cox of Sumter; six Grandchildren, Ellen Norsworthy, Griff Cox, Erick Cogburn, Keith Griffin, Kirk Griffin and Lawren Cogburn; and eight great-grandchildren. She was… Read the rest

Send us your Hugo recollections

Posted by | August 9, 2014 12:19 pm

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still more than a month away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to mtsceditorial@gmail.com as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Ora Lee Jones Griffith

Posted by | August 9, 2014 9:59 am

Ora Lee Jones Griffith, 92, widow of John W. Griffith, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at National Healthcare Center in Sumter. Born in Sumter, “Jack,” as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Lonnie Verdell Jones and Earline Brown Jones. She was a lifelong member of Concord Presbyterian Church. She was a retired manager of Sunbeam Bakeries. Surviving are one son, James W. (Buddy) Griffith and wife Sally of Sumter; one daughter, Brenda Iris Garcia and husband David of Antioch, CA; one brother, Malcolm Jones of Sumter; three sisters, Dorine Warth of Summerton, Jessie Mae Tuten of… Read the rest

Faye Ruth Hunt Staton

Posted by | August 9, 2014 7:12 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerFaye Ruth Hunt Staton, 64, widow of Donald Ray Staton, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her home. Born Jan. 13, 1950, in Franklinton, Louisiana, she was a daughter of Ruby McNeese Tucker and the late Quincy Hunt. She was owner and operator of Fayz Place Restaurant and of the Baptist faith. Survivors besides her mother of Texas include two sons, James Ray Staton of Texas and Donald Ray Staton II of Ira Township, Mich.; two daughters, Annita Kay Staton Brown and Denelle Ann Staton, both of Manning; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wesley Hunt and Wilton Hunt; and… Read the rest

Summerton man charged with harassment

Posted by | August 9, 2014 6:15 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old Summerton man early Wednesday after a 47-year-old woman told police he’d been calling her incessantly. The woman even alleges that Jimmy Lee Sees Jr. of Rugby Avenue in Summerton moved across the street from her to watch her “comings and goings.” Sees was arrested earlier this year and charged March 14 with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a 63-year-old woman told the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that she believes the man fondled her 7-year-old granddaughter in the chest area between July and December 2013. Sees faces up to 10 years in prison… Read the rest

Child find screenings at SECC

Posted by | August 9, 2014 5:13 am

CHILD FINDClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.

Braxton, Ruin track missing woman

Posted by | August 9, 2014 12:27 am

braxton ruinClarendon County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Braxton and K9 Ruin found a missing woman at risk during early Friday morning. The 89-year-old woman went missing about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Braxton, Ruin and a tracking team that included other deputies located the woman about 5:30 a.m. Braxton started Ruin on the woman’s clothing and trailed for about a half-mile. The woman was discovered a short distance away on a porch about 50 yards from a pool house.        


Property owners near airport see green

Posted by | August 8, 2014 3:59 pm

Trees deemed intrusive to flight paths and problematic to airport safety have resulted in landowners getting paid handsomely for their properties. A total of $166,420 has been paid for 16.28 acres of land on three parcels adjacent to the airport that have been assessed at a total of $46,800, records show. The three parcels — one 13.88 acre tract and two 1.2 acre lots — were condemned under the state’s Eminent Domain Act in the Court of Common Pleas as the county seeks to meet safety guidelines set by the Federal Aviation Administration regarding trees surrounding Santee Cooper Regional Airport.… Read the rest


Lottie Mae Hodge HIll

Posted by | August 8, 2014 2:46 pm

ALCOLU – Lottie Mae Hodge Hill, 86, widow of Archie Neail Hill, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility. Born Aug. 1, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Hodge and Mary Leah Bartlett Hodge. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Larry Neail Hill (Cathy) of Alcolu and David LaVerne Hill (Barbara) of Sumter; a daughter, Tina H. Sellers (Jeremy) of Vicksburg, MS; a brother, James “Jimmy” Hodge (Yvonne) of Sumter; a sister, Betty Graham of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. She… Read the rest

A hard rain’s (probably) gonna fall

Posted by | August 8, 2014 1:44 pm

Clouds by traintracks 2             The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina, calling for the possibility of heavy rain late this afternoon and tonight with localized flooding from thunderstorms. Currently in Clarendon County temperatures are in the high 80s with 63 percent humidity. Saturday and Sunday will see a 60 percent chance of rain.    

Doris Ann Burgess Corbett

Posted by | August 8, 2014 1:08 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerTURBEVILLE – Doris Ann Burgess Corbett, 71, wife of Bobby Glenn Corbett Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Lake City Scranton Nursing Facility. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Julian Hazel Burgess Sr. and Doris Fleming Burgess. She was a homemaker and a member of New Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors besides her husband of Turbeville include a daughter, Melissa Corbett (Michael) Gray of Coward; a son, Bobby Glenn (Amy) Corbett, Jr. of Paxville; A sister, Betty (Ernest) Broach of Florence; A brother, Julian Hazel (Kathy) Burgess Jr. Of New Zion; and six grandchildren,… Read the rest

City unveils new cars

Posted by | August 8, 2014 1:00 pm

POLICE CARS 3 POLICE CARS 1 police cars 2Mayor Julia Nelson joined with Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer on Monday to unveil two new police vehicles purchased through a grant. The cars feature a new design, which has reflectors for night-time use.

Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | August 8, 2014 12:35 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.

Esther Sharpe Neese

Posted by | August 8, 2014 9:11 am

SUMMERTON – Esther Sharpe Neese, 66, wife of Robert Edward “Bobby” Neese, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home. Born Jan. 5, 1948, in Gaston, “ET” was a daughter of the late Clinton Odell Sharpe and Virginia Florine Helms Sharpe. Survivors besides her husband of Summerton include son, Luther “Monkey” Tindal (Janet) of Summerton; a daughter, Tracy Schnieders (Bryan) of Pelion; two brothers, Larry Sharpe of Gaston and Stanley Sharpe of Swansea; four sisters, Connie Skipper, Becky Lee and Sandra Brazwel, all of Pelion, and Jennie Hendrix of Gaston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Esther… Read the rest

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