LMA high school drama class putting on “Speed Date”

Posted by | April 22, 2014 3:06 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy high school drama class will present “Speed Date,” a one-act play by Janet Allard, at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Bubba Davis Gymnasium at Laurence Manning Academy. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time in both the lower and high school offices. Students participating in the play are also selling tickets, which may also be purchased at the door. The play features a colorful cast of “singles” who are ready to mingle at the local community center for a round of speed-dating.


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DMV revokes Craig’s Used Cars’ license

Posted by | April 22, 2014 2:49 pm

The state Department of Motor Vehicles has revoked a local used car dealership’s license after a six-month investigation, according to Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer.

craig's-used-cars-2Craig’s Used Cars – owned by Mike Dozier – has been allegedly failing to produce proper tags for cars sold to customers, Shaffer said.

“We started to notice cars running around town with expired paper tags (about six months ago),” Shaffer said on Tuesday. “We started stopping cars. From what we were finding out, (these customers) were given the run-around at Craig’s. They were coming up with all kinds of excuses.”

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CCLC Year-End Program hosting Hands-on Praise

Posted by | April 22, 2014 11:50 am

The Clarendon Christian Learning Center will hold its Year-end Program at 6:30 p.m. April 29, followed by a celebration of spring and new life with Hands-on Praise puppet team, at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Admission is free, and there are door prizes.



Manning Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Posted by | April 22, 2014 10:41 am




Fourth Grade – William Jones, Keith Joyner, Addie Laney, Abby Owens, Henry Williams


Fifth Grade – McKrae Ard, Elana Bench, Zaviyonna Benthall-Lewis, Aaliyah Johnson, Peyton Laney, Anna Richburg, Abby Richburg, Lorena Sanchez, Ethan Scott


Sixth Grade Taj Blair, Tyla Cummings, Alexis Gilliard, Aykeshia Kates, Christopher Lloyd, Emily Thigpen




Fourth Grade – Price Bailey, Jimmy Beard, Destiny Brinkley, Alexandria Brown, Gregory Casselman, Jazmin Conyers, Tenasia Dow, Paul Floyd, Jakiya Frierson, Landon Holladay, Montavious Jennings, Sadie Johnson, Chris Johnson, Keyah Jones, Jaya McCray, Aniya Montgomery, Felix Morales, Elijah Owens, Read the rest

Prothro wins multiple awards in 2014 Clarendon’s Best

Posted by | April 22, 2014 5:13 am

Manning Times’ readers voted Prothro Chevrolet for multiple awards in the 2014 Clarendon’s Best, including Best Oil Change, Best Auto Service, Best All-Around Business, Best Auto Dealership, Best Wrecker Service, Best Place to Work, Best Paint and Body Shop and Best Used Car Lot. Manninglive.com will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners.


Georgia, Davis sworn-in for new terms

Posted by | April 21, 2014 9:43 pm

Manning City Councilwoman Diane Georgia and Councilman Ervin Davis were sworn-in for new terms on Monday night during the regular meeting of City Council. Georgia won re-election on April 8 against opponent Janice Coney, while Davis ran unopposed for his seat.

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Wyboo Community Church yard and bake sale

Posted by | April 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Wyboo Community Church, 12135 S.C. 260 near the dam at Randolph’s Landing, will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 — rain or shine — at the church. There will be lots of great deals on clothing, furniture, dishes, bedding, toys, books, etc. The church will sell food as well. If you are cleaning out your garage, house, attic, etc., and wish to donate to the yard sale, you may call (803) 478-4042. Rental spaces are available for $10 per table by calling that same number.

Clarendon’s Best Cell Provider: FTC

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:18 pm

Manning Times’ readers voted FTC as 2014 Clarendon’s Best Cell Provider. Manninglive.com will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners.


John David “Peanut” Lea Sr.

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:12 pm

John David “Peanut” Lea Sr., 72, husband of Bernice Buena Welch Lea, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home.

John-LeaBorn Sept. 8, 1941, in Holly Hill, he was a son of the late Stubo Lea and Mary Elizabeth Daniels Lea. He owned and operated Lea’s Outlet Store in Manning for many years.

Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Lisa Sheppard (Shep) of Manning; a granddaughter, Cameron Sheppard of Manning; a sister, Twettie Hill of Aiken; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Lea; and a brother, Jimmy Lea.

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Robert Andrew Sichi

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:07 pm

SANTEE – Robert Andrew Sichi, 76, husband of Sandra Mae Lynn Sichi, died Sunday April 20, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 13, 1938, in Glencoe, Ohio, he was a son of the late Andrew Sichi and Helen Kravanya Sichi.  He was a retired public utilities worker, a mason and was a member of Glencoe United Methodist Church.

Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Debbie (Ed) Haines of Canal Fulton, Ohio; a son, Jim (Mary Rider) Sichi of Brownsville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Bake and Stacy Haines; and two great-grandchildren, Will Bake and Emily Bake.

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Providence Christian Church crowns Little Master, Queen

Posted by | April 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Providence Christian Church held a Little Master/Queen Contest on March 30 in the church sanctuary. Contestants included Cameron Miller, who was escorted by Maricellan McDonald; Gabriella Lockhart, who was escorted by Gabrielle Mouzon; Sharlisa Witherspoon, who was escorted by Jaheim Billie; and Chandler Brunson, who was escorted by Laila Owens. Cameron Miller was crowned as Little Master, while Sharlisa Witherspoon was crowned Little Queen. Both were presented their distinctions by the Rev. Dr. Bennie Colclough. The Rev. Arkus Frierson delivered the message for the service.


Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store: Shoe Show

Posted by | April 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Manning Times’ readers voted Shoe Show as the 2014 Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store. Manninglive.com will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners.


Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers

Posted by | April 21, 2014 3:09 pm

ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers, 57, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Andalusia.

Kathy-Flowers-001Born April 16, 1956, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late William Oliver White, Sr. and Thelma White.  She was a member of the Beva Baptist Church of Andalusia.

Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Lowder (Bill) of Manning and Dana Walton (Brad) of Florida; one brother, Billy White (Pat) of Manning; a sister, Linda McClendon (Don) of Georgia; and three grandchildren, Bailey and Thomas Lowder and Miles Walton.

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