Done with ‘Southern Charm,’ at least until Season 2

Posted by | May 21, 2014 11:17 am

I promise this is the last column I’ll write about “Southern Charm,” a terrible, entertaining, embarrassing, enjoyable train wreck of a docudrama that aired on the Bravo network and involved a semi-interesting collection of moneyed Charleston idiots. Probably the last column, unless I come up with a new way to describe the obvious ground-up restorations Whitney and his mother’s faces have undergone, or a new way to make fun of people who have a lot of money and spend a lot of time doing nothing except wearing sunglasses and drinking wine, the lucky fools. If I had a lot of… Read the rest

Red Cross offers tips for safe Memorial Day weekend

Posted by | May 21, 2014 11:07 am

SUMTER – The American Red Cross is offering a few reminders to make this Memorial Day weekend a safe one. american red cross“With so many people hitting the roads or spending time around friends and family this weekend, now is a good time to think about safety,” said Sandhills Chapter Executive Director Nancy Cataldo. “We want everyone to enjoy the holiday weekend and be safe while doing it.” “With more people on the roads, it’s important to pay attention while driving,” Cataldo said. “Make sure you are well-rested and alert before you head out, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and… Read the rest

Robert Jackson Jr.

Posted by | May 21, 2014 9:31 am

HARTSVILLE — Robert Jackson Jr., 81, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. Born April 26, 1933, in the Brogdon section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Robert Jackson Sr. and Albertha Illery Jackson. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Hartsville. This announcement wa made courtesy of Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. of Sumter.

Kennedy Junious

Posted by | May 20, 2014 11:15 pm

ATHENS, Ala. – Kennedy Junious, 49, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Athens Hospital in Athens. KENNEDY JUNIOUSBorn Oct. 24, 1964, in Summerton, he was a son of Mary Lou Riley Junious and the late William Junious Jr. He attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating from Scott’s Branch High School in 1983. He was employed with Air Cap and Tufco in Manning and Federal Mogul in Summerton. He was a member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir. Survivors besides his mother include two sisters, Willie Mae Junious and Patricia Ann (Emanuel) Bannister, both… Read the rest

ManningLive wants your kindergarten graduation photos

Posted by | May 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Did your little one(s) graduate from K5 this year? If so, submit his or her picture, along with the child’s full name and age, and parents’ full names and place of residence, to to appear on Pictures are not guaranteed to make the print edition of The Manning Times. They will be posted to the website on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the coming weeks.  

Watercraft collision victim succumbs to injuries

Posted by | May 20, 2014 7:09 pm

Millicent “Milli Gee” McDonald of Wash Davis Road in Summerton died about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday from injuries sustained in a jet ski accident on Monday evening. Authorities say McDonald, 19, and Florence resident Justin Walsh, 25, collided in the Taw Caw area of Lake Marion about 7:15 p.m. Monday, and that McDonald was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Santee Summer Ministry returns this weekend

Posted by | May 20, 2014 5:37 pm

The Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry, 1098 Lemon Ave. in Manning, will meet 9:30 a.m. Sundays starting Memorial Day weekend at Boyle’s Point on Wyboo, across from Camp Bob Cooper. The meetings will continue at the same time through Labor Day weekend.  

Rose Wilder may not extend contract in 2017

Posted by | May 20, 2014 5:14 pm

Clarendon School District 1 superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder told board members Monday during their regular meeting that she likely won’t seek a contract extension when her current one runs out after the 2016-17 school year. “As of this time, I do not plan to,” Wilder said. Tuesday. “I have three years left on this contract after this school year ends. I’m thinking of retirement, but I’m not sure yet.”  

DNR provides some details for jet ski accident

Posted by | May 20, 2014 4:20 pm

A 19-year-old Summerton woman is in critical condition at a Columbia hospital after a jet ski accident late Monday afternoon. S.C. Department of Natural Resources Capt. Robert McCullough said Milli “Gee” McDonald’s jet ski collided with that of a 25-year-old male. Gee was airlifted to the hospital in Richland County. “At this point she is in critical condition, that’s all I know,” McCullough said.  

Raymond Brunson Harrington

Posted by | May 20, 2014 3:52 pm

NEW ZION –  Raymond Brunson Harrington, 86, husband of Jeanette Coker Harrington, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Harrington-RaymondBorn Aug. 19, 1927, in New Zion, he was a son of the late Samuel Buren Harrington and Lizzie Idell Harrington. He was a retired farmer, working for more than 50 years. He also worked at the Sav-Way in Kingstree for several years. He last worked at the Manning IGA for seven years, and at 86 decided to hang up his hat. He was a member and former deacon at Midway Presbyterian Church. Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Janene (Pete) Surette… Read the rest

Young woman on life support after jet ski accident

Posted by | May 20, 2014 12:26 pm

A young Summerton woman is on life support Tuesday after a Monday evening jet ski accident in the Taw Caw area of Lake Marion, according to local authorities. is waiting for a call from law enforcement with the state Department of Natural Resources for further details. Witnesses told The Manning Times Tuesday that the woman is in her late teens or early 20s. UPDATE (4:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014): DNR provides small details for jet ski accident UPDATE (7:06 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014): Woman succumbs to injuries from accident  

Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin

Posted by | May 20, 2014 6:42 am

Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin, 86, husband of Leona Griffin, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Tabernacle of Prayer Outreach Ministry, 239 Main St. in Summerton, with the Rev. Jesse Boyce officiating. Burial will follow in the Ark of God Cemetery in Santee. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until the hour of services. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at Simmons Funeral Home of Santee. The family will receive friends… Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office will wait for autopsy of body found before determining ‘foul play’

Posted by | May 20, 2014 6:15 am

bodyfoundClarendon County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kipp Coker said Monday night that investigators are awaiting the autopsy of 46-year-old Al Hixson before making a judgment on whether foul play was involved in the man’s death. Hixson’s body was found face-down in a ditch on Bloomville Road early Saturday afternoon. Coroner Hayes Samuels said the body had been in the ditch at least four or five days. A preliminary report was expected late Monday afternoon. will update as soon as we get that information Tuesday morning.  

City accepts Sumter architect for Red Barn design

Posted by | May 19, 2014 10:14 pm

MANNING-SEALManning City Council approved Monday night the recommendation of the Red Barn Committee to hire Drakeford Architects out of Sumter for the Red Barn’s initial renovation design. The committee met April 29 to interview three firms, having narrowed that number down from 13 applicants. The committee had mandatory elements for the renovation, which included a catering kitchen for family reunions and anniversaries, a public meeting space and restroom facilities. They also want a few open air stalls for the Manning Farmers Market installed. The Red Barn is located in Manning Municipal Park, which sits at the corner of West Boyce… Read the rest

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