Road to Hope riders head to Pennsylvania

Posted by | May 7, 2014 1:47 pm

  The Palmetto Patriots are hitting the road. In support of Law Enforcement United’s 5th annual “Road to Hope,” a trailer filled with bicycles and gear towed behind an SUV left the Manning Police Department today headed for Reading, Pennsylvania. Once there, the local bicycle team will ride 250 miles to Washington, D.C. from May 10 to 12 to honor fallen law enforcement officers and their families. It’s all part of National Police Week and will culminate in a candelight vigil in our nation’s capital during which time thousands of officers from all over the country will read the names… Read the rest

New direction for this year’s ‘Taste’

Posted by | May 7, 2014 9:57 am

The 26th annual Taste of Clarendon has a new name and a new feel this year.   Now just dubbed “The Taste at Weldon,” the event – which starts 2 p.m. Saturday – will still feature all the good food that participants have come to expect, according to Weldon Auditorium events coordinator Ansley DuRant.   “I think the main difference this year is that we’ve added the live entertainment,” DuRant said. “We will have three bands. The other discernible difference is that it will all be outside. This will be my first time attending, but in the past, I believe… Read the rest

Mary Louise Singleton

Posted by | May 7, 2014 9:51 am

Mary Louise Singleton, wife of Alvin Singleton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 6, 1939, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Willie (Anna S.) Marshall Jr. and Georgia Bull Marshall. She attended Sumter County public schools and lived in Mayesville with her grandparents, Willie Marshall Sr. and Mary Tindal Marshall after the death of her mother. She was a member of Ebenezer AME Church. After establishing residency in New York City, she married her husband of 55 years, Alvin Bobby Singleton. She worked at the World Trade Center. Survivors besides… Read the rest

Saturday with the Mayor

Posted by | May 6, 2014 11:04 pm

MANNING-SEALManning Mayor Julia Nelson will meet with interested city residents and business owners from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall to provide an opportunity for the public to express their ideas and concerns regarding the city’s business. Appointments must be scheduled by 5 p.m. Friday with Clerk Daun Davis at (803) 435-8477, ext. 121. Residents with appointments should enter the North Mill Street entrance at City Hall.  

Still time to participate in Midlands Gives Day

Posted by | May 6, 2014 8:59 pm

There are just a few of hours left to give to Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest, which is one of more than 150 charities participating in Midlands Gives Day today. The funds will go to the organization’s Domestic Violence Crisis Women’s Center in Clarendon County. Log on to on Tuesday, complete the giving form and select JCMC Haven of Rest and make a donation using your debit or credit card. There is a $20 minimum. Organizers thank you in advance for giving to this worthy cause. JCMC Haven of Rest

LMA students recognized at SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 6, 2014 7:35 pm

SUMTER –Laurence Manning Academy students Austin Geddings and Lowden Olsen won third place in the Team Projects Elementary Division at the 2014 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) State Science Fair with “The Effect of Temperature on the Distance a Ball Travels.” See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more. science-fair-winners

SCDOT provides update on storm debris removal

Posted by | May 6, 2014 4:11 pm

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced last week that removal of ice storm debris should be completed by Friday. A news release provided March 14 notified residents that “any storm related vegetative debris should be taken to the right-of-way no later than March 24 for pick-up by SCDOT and (its) contractors.” grace11The department said it will no longer pick up storm related vegetative debris from the roadside past May 9. “At that point, SCDOT Maintenance forces will focus their efforts on normal maintenance activities of the state highway system,” according to a release sent to The Manning… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch JROTC blood drive

Posted by | May 6, 2014 1:19 pm

blood-driveThe Scott’s Branch High School JROTC will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Scott’s Branch High School gymnasium. Every donor will receive a free T-shirt.

False alarm at Willow Glen Academy

Posted by | May 6, 2014 11:45 am

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded just minutes ago to a false alarm at Willow Glen Academy. Per dispatch, a fire alarm was wrongfully sounded at the school about 11:40 a.m. The company maintaining the alarm notified dispatch that conditions were fine at the institution.  

Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr.

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:59 am

Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr., husband of Rosalyn Black Riley, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in the comfort of his home. Born March 26, 1951, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Elizabeth Tindal Riley Sr. Affectionately known as “Buddy,” he was a faithful member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with the trustee ministry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11078. Buddy loved to hunt, fish and garden, but most of all he loved his family. He attended Manning Training High School and graduated in the… Read the rest

No injuries in Ocean Road fire

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:31 am

A fire early Monday afternoon that destroyed a home on Ocean Road in Alcolu thankfully did not injure the home’s occupant, according to Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg. ocean-road-fire-12Richbourg said late Monday night that the woman living in the home in the 1100 block of Ocean Road heard a pop coming from her bedroom. “When she went to the bedroom, it was filled with smoke,” Richbourg said. “She shut the door, and then left the home and called 911.” Richbourg said the home sustained about $70,000 in damages and another $25,000 to its contents.

Walker takes 1st in 400 hurders, breaks own record at state track meet

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:16 am

LMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy senior Charlie Walker was victorious in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday in the SCISA state track meet at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. He also placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth as a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. He finished the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.66, breaking his own school record. Aaron Kruger placed second in the 400-meters with a time of 56.43, and was also a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. Other team members included Brandon Fenters and Jordan Rock. Maleke Davis ran well in the 200-meters but did not place.… Read the rest

Wreck at 115 milemarker on I-95

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:01 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders are responding to a wreck at the 115 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Summerton and Manning. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Bank Day for Relay for Life

Posted by | May 6, 2014 9:52 am

Teams and others providing funds for Clarendon County Relay for Life are invited to Bank Day from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Manning United Methodist Church gymnasium. Please use the back entrance, not the one to the church fellowship hall.  

Waitress saves Shoney’s diner with ‘Heimlich Maneuver’

Posted by | May 5, 2014 5:22 pm

Shoney’s waitress Allisia Robinson had just walked to one of her tables on April 19 when she heard a commotion at a table nearby. allisia-robinson“I heard this woman just screaming, ‘Help, help, someone help!'” Robinson said Monday. The woman’s husband was choking. Robinson said she learned life-saving measures like the Heimlich Maneuver “many years ago.” “I just did what I had to do,” Robinson said. “I think that someone would do the same for me. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I was just glad to help.” See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.… Read the rest

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