Three Clarendon students named to CCTC full-time President’s List

Posted by | May 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Three Clarendon County natives were recognized Tuesday in an announcement by Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee as honorees on the Spring 2014 Full-Time President’s List. To be eligible for the list, Thomas L. Epley, Charles R. Gordon and Chasity Rodgers had to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours while maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the term. More than 700 students were honored this term on the school’s President’s or Dean’s lists. will be listing other Clarendon students named throughout the evening.  

ETV to host live debate for Republican superintendent candidates

Posted by | May 27, 2014 2:37 pm

debate.cropdebate.cropCOLUMBIA (AP) – The eight Republican candidates for state schools superintendent will meet for a televised debate 7 p.m. today on ETV.     The candidates include South Carolina Association of School Administrators director Molly Spearman, special needs teacher Sally Atwater, former deputy superintendent Meka Childs, anti-Common Core activist Sheri Few, attorney Amy Cofield, Charleston School Board member Elizabeth Moffly, Anderson County School Board member Gary Burgess and University of South Carolina math professor Don Jordan.   The primary is June 10.  

Library offers summer reading clubs for all ages

Posted by | May 27, 2014 2:06 pm

HARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYHARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYHarvin Clarendon County Library is offering four exciting reading clubs, titled “Fizz Boom Read!” for the summer, which range from early childhood through adulthood. The Early Literacy Club is for children 3 and younger. The Reader’s Club is for children ages 4-12, who will keep track of how many hours they spend reading to earn prize packages, a free book and the South Carolina reading medal; The Teen Club is for kids ages 12-18, who can earn prizes by keeping track of how many books are read or listened to. The Adult Club is for ages 18 and older who… Read the rest

Gov. Haley signs bill recognizing state fossil

Posted by | May 27, 2014 11:32 am

A New Zion girl’s wish to have the Carolina Mammoth named the state fossil became law Tuesday. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the “Mammoth Bill” Tuesday morning while Olivia McConnell, 8, a student at Carolina Academy in Lake City, and her family were present. Sen. Kevin L. Johnson Jr. and Rep. Bobby Ridgeway were also present. mammoth1mammoth1THOMAS McELVEEN / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES  

Summerton residents make complaints against vacuum salesman

Posted by | May 27, 2014 10:43 am

warningwarningTwo separate Summerton residents have filed complaints with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office alleging their bank cards were used to fraudulently obtain cell phone services and credit cards in the name of a man who sold both of them vacuum cleaners the week before. A 61-year-old woman living in the 1200 block of Scott Lake Road in Summerton told deputies about 4:55 p.m. May 13 that she received a call from a Barclay Bank wanting to verify the information of the man trying to get a credit card in the woman’s name. The woman told deputies the man had come… Read the rest

Weapons charge dismissed against man arrested in April drug raid

Posted by | May 27, 2014 8:55 am

toroney-christopher-tindaltoroney-christopher-tindalAccording to the Clarendon County Public Index, a weapons law violation for which Toroney Christopher Tindal was charged in April after his arrest at a Summerton home during a drug raid by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department has been dismissed, and Tindal has not been indicted for it. Tindal, born in 1988 and of 1440 Mack Road in Summerton, was charged April 16 with distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school or church after the Clarendon County Narcotics Task Force and deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at… Read the rest

Thomas Dukes Sr.

Posted by | May 27, 2014 8:23 am

Thomas Dukes Sr., 83, husband of Evoila Butler Dukes, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Aug. 7, 1930, in Manning, he was a son of the late Tom Dukes and Gretchel Conyers. He attended the Santee Rosenwald School, and was a member of Society Hill AME Church. He was employed by Carraway Logging and was also self-employed. Survivors besides his wife of the home include five somes, Thomas Dukes Jr. of Manning, Roosevelt (Margaret) Dukes and Herman Dukes, both of Greensboro, N.C., Johnny (Edna) Dukes of Columbus, Ga., and Maurice (Betty) Dukes of Sumter;… Read the rest

Manning High JROTC presents colors

Posted by | May 26, 2014 5:48 pm

The Manning High School JROTC presented colors Monday at the Clarendon County Courthouse during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held by the Williams-Burgess American Legion Post No. 68. Click the link for a video of the JROTC. We will continue posting more from our ceremonies throughout the evening.

Morrison sings National Anthem at Manning ceremony

Posted by | May 26, 2014 3:18 pm

Rena Morrison sang the National Anthem during the Manning Memorial Day Ceremony hosted Monday at the Clarendon County Courthouse by the Williams-Burgess American Legion Post No. 68. Click the link for a video of that performance. We will have more from our Memorial Day services throughout the day and evening.  

Summerton recognizes veterans, fallen service members

Posted by | May 26, 2014 1:08 pm

The Summerton American Legion and the Pink Dogwood Garden Club commemorated Memorial Day on Monday at Pink Dogwood park at Cantey Street and U.S. 15. Doug Gibson, a retired service member with the S.C. National Guard, was the guest speaker. See Thursday’s Manning Times for more. will also feature coverage of Manning and Turbeville’s ceremonies later today. Pictures by Holly Young McCabe #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Memorial Day in Manning

Posted by | May 26, 2014 10:28 am

memorial daymemorial dayVeterans will observe Memorial Day in downtown Manning at the War Memorial on the Clarendon County Courthouse lawn at 11 a.m. today. The service is open to the public.  

State Veterinarian: Vaccinate now for horse illnesses

Posted by | May 26, 2014 7:08 am

horsehorseSouth Carolina State Veterinarian Boyd Parr is recommending horse owners stay current on vaccinations for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), West Nile Virus (WNV) and rabies for their horses. Clarendon County had two confirmed cases of EEE in 2013, one of which was the first confirmed case for the year. “South Carolina’s first 2013 case of EEE was confirmed in June,” Parr said. “Now is an especially good time to vaccinate or give a booster on previously vaccinated horses. Vaccination is very important in our coastal counties because the majority of last year’s cases were identified there.” Horry County had 10… Read the rest

Library closed for Memorial Day

Posted by | May 26, 2014 6:54 am

HARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYHARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYThe Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. The Mobile Library will not run. The book-drop will still be available. The library will resume normal operations at 9 a.m. Tuesday.  

Memorial Day in Turbeville

Posted by | May 25, 2014 5:12 pm

The 100-year Celebration Activity for the month of May is a Memorial Day Program, which will be sponsored by the Turbeville Ruritan Club at 11 a.m. Monday at Village Square in downtown Turbeville.

Memorial Day in Summerton

Posted by | May 25, 2014 5:12 pm

Memorial Day will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday in Summerton at Pink Dogwood Park at Cantey Street and U.S. 15. Doug Gibson, a retired service member with the S.C. National Guard from Charleston, will be the guest speaker. Clarendon Hall music teacher Candy Ashba will lead patriotic singing. The program is sponsored by the Summerton American Legion and The Pink Dogwood Garden Club, and it’s a wonderful way to express your appreciation of all those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Rev. Esther Tye Perkins

Posted by | May 25, 2014 4:25 pm

WEST COLUMBIA – The Rev. Esther Tye Perkins, widow of the Rev. Dr. Charles G. Perkins Sr., died Friday, May 23, 2014. The Rev. Esther Tye PerkinsThe Rev. Esther Tye PerkinsThe Rev. Esther Tye Perkins Born in Eufaula, Ala., she was a daughter of the late James H. and Florence Whitaker Tye. In 1983, she became the first female pastor of a Southern Baptist Church in South Carolina. Perkins was the subject of the book “For Such a Time as This,” written by Don Kirkland and Philip Stone in 1996. She was pastor at both Pine Bluff Baptist and Eason Memorial Baptist churches in Eastover, retiring in 2003.… Read the rest

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