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.    

Dorothy Jean Anderson

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:10 pm

Dorothy Jean Anderson, 86, widow of Marvin Anderson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179.

Three disposal sites open through March 9

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:03 pm

Clarendon County officials announced Friday that three of the county’s debris disposal sites will remain open through March 9. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday through March 8; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and March 9. Sites remaining open include:   The Davis Station Recycling Center 5442 Moses Dingle Road Davis Station   Clarendon County Landfill 2475 J.W. Rhames Road Manning   Turbeville Recycling Center 1971 Old Manning Road Turbeville

Black History Program held at Manning Jr. High

Posted by | February 28, 2014 1:26 pm

Most people know about The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Frederick Douglass, an ardent abolitionist and fiery orator, is well known, as are Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X. But the contributions of African Americans throughout history, from slavery to the present time, are a major part of American history, Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-36, told the audience Friday morning at Manning Jr. High. “Even I have opportunities that my grandparents could only dream of,” he said. Remaining focused and working hard will result in the achievement of goals. “Without a doubt, education is the key.” For a… Read the rest

Brush fire threatens mobile home

Posted by | February 28, 2014 12:02 pm

brushfireA small brush fire near a mobile home on Wayne’s Drive outside of Manning got out of control on Friday morning, threatening the home. The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently working on the small fire.

Swampcats play at 5 p.m. today

Posted by | February 28, 2014 11:35 am

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats will play Cardinal Newman at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Civic Center in the next round of the SCISA AAA State Championships. Wear orange and support  your Swampcats!

Robert J. Bell Sr.

Posted by | February 28, 2014 9:44 am

Robert-BellRobert J. Bell Sr., 82, a retired deputy chief with the Westfield Police Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 7, 1931, in New York, N.Y., he was a veteran of the Korean War, where he proudly served as a member of the U.S. Navy on the USS Leyte. Shortly after his discharge, he joined the Westfield Police Department in Westfield, N.J., where he remained from 1956 until his retirement in 1988. Officer Bell was the recipient of several honors during his tenure, including  two Medals of Valor, three Command Citations and a Certificate of… Read the rest

King Machine announces new facility in Sumter County

Posted by | February 28, 2014 9:29 am

A Charlotte-based molds manufacturing and service company with expertise in the fire industry has selected Sumter County as the site of its new facility. King Machine will invest $3 million and create more than 20 jobs with the venture. The Sumter location will be its fifth in the United States. The other facilities operate in Ohio and North Carolina. The company will work closely with Continental Tire in Sumter to service and repair equipment used in that company’s production of millions of tires per year. king_machine

Riggs plans to give Bibles to new church

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:31 pm

lolariggsLola Riggs, who won The Manning Times Bible verse contest four weeks in a row on Thursday, said she has a Bible of her own, but will give the ones she has collected from the contest to a new start-up church, Faith Church in Hemingway.

Hattie Mae David

Posted by | February 27, 2014 3:39 pm

hattie-m-davidSUMMERTON – Hattie Mae David died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Idella Lawson. Survivors include two daughters, Christina (General) Lemon of Columbia and Athenia D. (Allan) Bosier of Summerton; four sisters, Cleo Abbotts of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ahaic Mae Lewis, Della Mae Lawson and Elreatha Lawson, all of Summerton; three brothers, Cleveland (Mert) Lawson of Summerton, Robert Lawson of Brooklyn and Willie Lawson of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a goddaughter; a brother-in-law, George Lee David of Miami; a very dear and close cousin, Williene… Read the rest

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