Wolverines on the board in first quarter

Posted by | October 17, 2014 7:45 pm

wolverineMarquis Elmore had a 60-yard run for East Clarendon to score the team’s first touchdown against Hannah-Pamplico, with 5:56 left in the first quarter. The score is 8-6, with the Wolverines out ahead.

Wolverines down in first quarter

Posted by | October 17, 2014 7:35 pm

wolverineThe East Clarendon High School Wolverines are down 7-0 after Hannah-Pamplico scored on its first two plays. There is 11:18 left in the first quarter.

Stokes: No Ebola at hospital thus far

Posted by | October 17, 2014 4:38 pm

JOE PERRY / TIMES Clarendon Memorial Hospital Nurse Amanda Taylor, left, and Clarendon Health System CEO Richard Stokes sat down with The Manning Times on Friday to discuss the hospital's protocols regarding Ebola screenings, and also three patients about whom DHEC was contacted this week.

JOE PERRY / TIMESClarendon Memorial Hospital Nurse Amanda Taylor, left, and Clarendon Health System CEO Richard Stokes sat down with The Manning Times on Friday to discuss the hospital’s protocols regarding Ebola screenings, and also three patients about whom DHEC was contacted this week. 

The Ebola virus has not arrived in Clarendon County.

But Clarendon Memorial Hospital officials believe they are ready to deal with the threat of one should a patient presenting with the disease’s symptoms come into the facility.

Clarendon Health System said late Thursday night that three patients at the hospital since Saturday have been put through … Read the rest

Frierson will appeal judge’s District 5 decision

Posted by | October 17, 2014 3:56 pm

candidatesAttorney David Weeks said today that his client, Gloria Frierson, will appeal a circuit court judge’s decision to uphold the results of a special runoff in Manning District 5 that saw her lose a City Council seat by one vote.

Frierson lost 48-47, according to official results provided by the Manning Municipal Election Commission, to Julius Dukes Jr. in the July 22 runoff. A special election held July 8 for the late Gregory Witherspoon’s longtime seat saw the pair defeat third-place and fourth-place challengers Sharmane Anderson and Louis Griffith, respectively.

Frierson challenged the runoff results, saying that two men voted … Read the rest

It’s warm

Posted by | October 17, 2014 1:45 pm


It was chilly this morning. But now it’s sunny.

It’s currently about 71 degrees with 49 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s high is expected to be about 78 with winds out of the southwest at 9 mph.

Tonight it’s expected to dip into the low 50s.



Dukes relieved at judge’s decision on District 5

Posted by | October 17, 2014 11:43 am

candidatesResidents of Manning District 5 have been without representation on  City Council for almost six months since the death of Councilman Gregory Witherspoon in March.

A circuit court judge’s ruling late Thursday may change that, however. Third Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young signed an order upholding the results of a special runoff for the District 5 seat held July 22 in which Julius Dukes Jr. won by one vote over challenger Gloria Frierson.

The two met before Young Sept. 10 in Clarendon County Common Pleas Court. Dukes was represented by attorney Shaun Kent, Frierson by Rep. David Weeks. The Manning … Read the rest

Fire alarm at MPS a false alarm

Posted by | October 17, 2014 8:33 am

firealarmThe Manning Fire Department responded just now to a false alarm at Manning Primary School after a fire alarm was reportedly activated. Dispatch reports through scanner traffic that a glitch in the alarm’s system activated it when no fire or smoke was present.

Donate to Soles4Souls

Posted by | October 17, 2014 8:14 am

soles4souls2Paxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.

CMH has contacted DHEC on three patients; none at risk for ebola

Posted by | October 17, 2014 6:41 am

Clarendon Memorial HospitalClarendon Memorial Hospital announced late Thursday that it has contacted the state Department of Health and Environmental Control regarding three patients, but “all have been deemed not an Ebola risk,” according to spokesman Jeffrey Black.

“The safety of our patients, their families and our employees will always be our top priority,” Black said. “Our staff has been in multiple trainings daily, and we will always err on the side of caution.”

Black said “every patient” who walks through the hospital doors is screened with a “series of questions about their health symptoms and recent travel history.”

One patient had recently … Read the rest

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church 137th anniversary

Posted by | October 17, 2014 3:27 am

CHURCH-NEWS-BRIGHT-BLUE-FEATUREDThe Rev. George Windley Jr. of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter will be the guest speaker for the 137th anniversary service at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, which will be held 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Rev. Willie Chandler is the host pastor.

JV Saints win region volleyball championship

Posted by | October 17, 2014 2:34 am

clarendon hall JVThe Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team won the region championship. The team included, from left to right, Brynne Baxley, Madison Kidd, Coach Ritchie Way, Mallory McIntosh, Sydney Wells, Aubrey Edwards, Whitney Avins, Brystal Shuler, Mackenzie Norman and Chloe Anderson.


LMA B-Team scores win against Bin Lippen

Posted by | October 17, 2014 12:36 am

LMA ShieldCOLUMBIA – Wyatt Rowlan scored three touchdowns Thursday night on the way to a 22-8 victory over Ben Lippen in Columbia.

Rowland scored on runs of 25, seven and one yards while adding a two-point conversion. Skyler Johnson added the other two-point conversion.

Justin Lowder had five catches on the night for 180 yards. LMA improves to 5-1 on the year and plays again 5 p.m. Tuesday against Orangeburg Prep.


Lost dog

Posted by | October 16, 2014 11:26 pm

imagejpeg_0A local family is missing its 8-month-old golden-beagle mix, who is named Nugget. She has been gone about five days. She is the sweet and calm, about medium-sized, with floppy ears. Anyone who has seen her or who has any information should call Ericka Betler at (803) 225-2579.



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