Pine Knoll, Country Club Estates discussed for city annexation

Posted by | March 3, 2014 9:23 am

Two subdivisions outside city limits could become a part of Manning later this year. Manning City Council held a workshop Feb. 20 to discuss the possible annexation of Pine Knoll and Country Club Estates, and according to Administration A. Scott Tanner, residents from both subdivisions have asked the city for the measure. “Basically, at the meeting the other night, we presented the methods of annexation to council members and told them what we would need to do to get this accomplished, if that’s the way they want to go,” Tanner said. He said there are three different methods of annexation:… Read the rest

Elloree Museum hosts Fillies and Follies

Posted by | March 2, 2014 9:59 pm

elloree museumThe Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center will present the 3rd annual Fillies and Follies March 21 at 499 Wild Hearts Road in Cameron, featuring music from the O’Kaysions. It is a fabulous event filled with dancing, silent auctions, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres in celebration of the Elloree Trials. Tickets are $60, and include food and open bar. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. For more information, call (803) 897-2225.

Ericksons at Daddy-Daughter Dance

Posted by | March 2, 2014 6:26 pm

ericksonNick Erickson, right, accompanied his two daughters, Emma, 8, and Paige, 6, to the New Covenant Presbyterian Church Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday evening. Emma is a third-grade student at Manning Primary School, and Paige is in K5 at Manning Early Childhood Center. Please send your pictures to  

Today’s beautiful weather may lead to Monday showers

Posted by | March 2, 2014 5:09 pm

While Monday is expected to have temperatures in the low 70s, showers may be part of your evening commute. Winds are expected to be about 14 mph, and the humidity will be at 71 percent. Forecasts call for rain starting in the late afternoon and early evening, but the day should be bright and sunny.  

Dr. Strat Stavrou joins CHS family of phyisicians

Posted by | March 2, 2014 3:17 pm

Strat_StavrouDr. Strat Stavrou, a renowned area cardiologist, has joined the Clarendon Health System family of physicians. He will start March 10 seeing patients at Clarendon Cardiovascular Associates, across the street from the main entrance of Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Stavrou previously had a cardiology practice in Sumter, with hospital affiliations with Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Lexington Medical Center and Providence Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call Clarendon Cardiovascular Associates at (803) 435-5275. For more information, visit        

Wendts attend Daddy-Daughter Dance

Posted by | March 2, 2014 1:26 pm

wendtsChrist Wendt, center, took daughters Hailey, 8, and Jordan, 5, to the New Covenant Presbyterian Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday evening. Check back for more pictures throughout the week. Send your pictures to  

Business and Bridal Expo in Summerton today

Posted by | March 2, 2014 12:01 am

bridal expoThe Taw Caw Community Outreach Center will present a Business and Bridal Expo from 1 to 8 p.m. today at 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton, next to Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. There will be food, shopping, free tastings, prizes, music and more, according to organizer Geri Kemp. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call Kemp at (803) 460-1360. The Business and Bridal Expo will benefit the center. Check back with throughout the week for pictures.  

Lady Saints defeat Dorchester in season-opener

Posted by | March 1, 2014 10:06 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Lady Saints defeated Dorchester Academy 13-3 in five innings on Saturday to open up their season. Gracyn Royce picked up the win in the circle, striking out five opposing players and only walking one. Shannon Corbett was 3-3 with three RBIs; Brittany Bays was 2-3 with three RBIs; and Aubrey Johnson was 2-2 with two RBIs.  

Foreston Field Trials raises $14K for Children’s Home

Posted by | March 1, 2014 9:01 pm

foxhunts2014_3The annual Foreston Field Trials and Auction to benefit the Turbeville Free Will Baptist Home for Children raised $14,000 for the home on Friday and Saturday, according to Will Tanner, left. He said the money would be used to pay off any remaining debt owed by the home. See the March 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.

More nice weather on tap for Sunday

Posted by | March 1, 2014 8:46 pm

Pretty nice weather today, huh? Sunday should be pretty much the same, according to the National Weather Service, which is calling for some patchy fog before 8 a.m. We’ll see temperatures reach the low 70s under sunny skies with a breeze from the southwest kicking up in the afternoon. Clouds will move in on Sunday night, with temperatures in the low 50s. IMG_7357

Send us your Daddy-Daughter Dance pictures

Posted by | March 1, 2014 7:06 pm

The Manning Times is looking for pictures of your little princess and her handsome father from tonight’s Daddy-Daughter Dance. Please email them to for your change to appear on and in next week’s Manning Times! And if you attend another school or church with a similar event, feel free to send those. Please include full names of children and ages, and full names of fathers.      

Pinewood Baptist revival

Posted by | March 1, 2014 11:23 am

Pinewood Baptist Church, S.C. 261 in Pinewood, will have Spring Revival Services from March 16-19, with Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and services Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Kirk Carlisle will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday prior to services. In addition to special music guests nightly, a nursery will be provided for all services. For more information, or to make reservations for dinner, call (803) 452-5373, or visit  

Harvest Community School open house

Posted by | March 1, 2014 7:54 am

openhouseThe Harvest Community School, 10 S. Duke St. in Summerton, will hold an open house 6 p.m. Tuesday. The staff will present “a unique educational method in action,” according to a release. For more information, call Angie Bruner at (803) 574-1004.  

Clarendon 1 child find screenings

Posted by | February 28, 2014 5:42 pm

seccClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as a part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates at Summerton Early Childhood Center: March 6; April 10; May 8. For more information, call Glenda Coard or Audrey Walters at (8030 485-2325, ext. 221.

Beasley Welch

Posted by | February 28, 2014 5:14 pm

Beasley WelchALCOLU – Beasley Welch, 70, husband of Jackie Elizabeth Jones Welch, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1943, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Clarence McSwain Welch and Bessie Beard Welch. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Tuesday Morning Bible Study of Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church.  Survivors besides his wife of Alcolu include two sons, Steven Welch (Billie Ann) of Coward and Tony Welch (Missy) of Florence; two daughters, Joann Welch of Manning and Tammy Welch of Olanta; a stepson, Thomas Welch (Jennie Lynn) of Manning;… Read the rest

Manning High band, cheerleaders perform

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:12 pm

The Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band and the Monarchs cheerleading team both performed Thursday at Walmart during the Walmart Heart event. See the March 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.    

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