Manning Council of Garden Clubs replants courthouse Camellias

Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:27 am

Despite cold winter weather, and perhaps because of a rainy December and January, two Professor Sargent camellias replanted in front of the Clarendon County Courthouse through the efforts of the Manning Council of Garden Clubs and Custom Landscaping of Manning are currently thriving, according to President Kathy Cramer. The flowers were removed from their previous location directly aside the courthouse after planned renovations began last year. Marie Land of the Camellia Garden Club said the trees were planted in that location after Hurricane Hugo from roots from trees planted on the courthouse grounds in the 1940s by Betty Johnson. Johnson… Read the rest

Hunting late-season ducks

Posted by | January 20, 2014 9:09 pm

READY_Colton_Franklin_and_John_Martin_McLeod Colton Franklin and John Martin McLeod wait on a flight of wood ducks in the flooded timber on Dan Geddings’s property in Paxville. See HUNTING WITH DAN GEDDINGS in Thursday’s Manning Times for more.

East Clarendon student earns highest FFA distinction

Posted by | January 20, 2014 2:48 pm

By BERT BEASLEY SPECIAL TO THE MANNING TIMES LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A graduate of East Clarendon High School recently received the highest honor an FFA student may achieve. Dylan W. Duncan of Gable was recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Louisville. The degree is given to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs). See more in the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times.


Posted by | January 19, 2014 8:07 pm

The Main Street Manning Economic Restructuring Committee will host Revving Up Your Business with Technology at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning. Topics will include First Gear, the Basics of Computers; Second Gear, Social Media 101; and Third Gear, Taking Social Media to the Next Level. Pick which gear your business is in and attend that session. There will also be a technology fair set up with various businesses participating. For more information, call (803) 435-8477.


Posted by | January 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Clarendon Health System, the company that owns Clarendon Memorial Hospital, is inviting you to become a part of its friendly care team by joining the hospital’s Volunteer Program. Men and women 18 and older are invited to join and contribute positively to life at the hospital. You can choose from a multitude of duties that suit your interests and which will provide a change of pace from your daily routine. To request a form, call (803) 435-3265.


Posted by | January 17, 2014 7:48 am

Manning Early Childhood Center in Clarendon School District 2 will hold early enrollment for the 1014-15 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28-31. To be eligible for admission, a child must be 4 or 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Parents must have a certified birth certificate, a Social Security card, a South Carolina immunization certificate, proof of residence and Medicaid card or proof of income. Appointsments for the pre-kindergarten screening will be scheduled during early enrollment. MECC offers full-day classes for this program. Spaces are limited in the pre-kindergarten program, so early enrollment… Read the rest

Suspect in Greenwood killing nabbed during Clarendon traffic stop

Posted by | January 16, 2014 8:18 pm

gary_william_guffeyBy ROBERT J. BAKER SUMMERTON – Clarendon County sheriff’s deputies detained the suspect in the shooting of a Greenwood man during what would have been an otherwise routine traffic stop on Jan. 9. Gary William Guffey, 34, of 201 Bent Creek Road in Greenwood, was stopped about 10 p.m. for a broken headlight, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, and was quickly detained due to his suspected role in the October shooting death of a 42-year-old man. The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office reports that Lonnie Terry Cogdill of East Laurel Avenue in Greenwood was shot at his home… Read the rest


Posted by | January 16, 2014 8:10 pm

weldon_auditorium_1`Weldon Auditorium will present its first Clarendon Christian Music Festival at 2 p.m. March 15, and invites all local talent to take the stage for $25 per group or individual. Admission to the actual event for guests will be $5 plus a non-perishable food item. Two winners will be announced, the audience favorite and the charitable favorite, or the group that brings in the most food items. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Maximum performance time is 15 minutes. For more information, call (803) 433-SHOW, or email


Posted by | January 16, 2014 8:05 pm

Hannah Henshaw 5 Hannah Henshaw 6Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw is selling wristbands for her platform, Dance for a Difference. The bands, which say “Dance on!” are $3 and come in black or hot pink. Funds raised through the sale will go to the Children’s Miracle Network. Henshaw, who was last year’s Miss Clarendon Teen, won her crown Oct. 12 at Weldon Auditorium. She will compete for the Miss South Carolina crown next summer. To purchase bands, call Ericka Floyd Sexton at (803) 435-4405.


Posted by | January 16, 2014 7:33 pm

The Clarendon Community Center is looking for instructors willing to provide morning programs and classes at the facility, which is located behind Weldon Auditorium. The center would like to offer various classes, including flower arrangement, scarf-making, birthing classes, jewelry-making, scrapbooking, shag dancing, crocheting, line dancing, etiquette, art, cake-decorating, nutrition and weight loss, loom-band bracelet-making and more. Those interested in teaching any of those classes, or in something else they would like to share with the center, are asked to call (803) 473-3543 or (803) 433-0103.

Concert for Julia Nelson

Posted by | January 16, 2014 7:18 pm

ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Florence TV show personality and Clarendon County native Jeffrey Lampkin joined with local churches and Summerton Town Councilman Terrance Tindal to host the Mayor’s Concert on Jan. 12 at Williams Chapel Christian Church off the Greeleyville Highway. The event was a fundraiser for Manning Mayor Julia Nelson, who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in 2009, and was told in 2013 that she would need dialysis or a kidney transplant within the year. Lampkin said more than 10 churches came out to share their vocal talents. See these and more pictures in the Times


Posted by | January 16, 2014 7:06 pm

TED E. SPENCER / TIMES BELLY DANCE. Donna Marie Alsbrooks is teaching belly dancing classes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Jung Shin Tae-kwon Do on Short Street in Manning, behind Piggly Wiggly.

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