Tindal: Ethics fine ‘my mistake’

Posted by | March 27, 2014 11:29 am



SUMMERTON – A 30-year-old Summerton councilman running for mayor in next month’s municipal election says a $21,500 fine levied against him by the state Ethics Commission recently was due to an error in judgment on his part.

Terrance G. Tindal, 30, is looking to replace outgoing Mayor Jay Bruner in the April 8 election. The Ethics Commission filed a complaint against the one-term councilman on Oct. 23, 2012, accusing him of failing to file statements of economic interest for 2010, 2011 and 2012. According to commission documents, Tindal did not appear at a hearing March 20, 2013, on the … Read the rest

Akintunde coming to Weldon

Posted by | March 27, 2014 6:49 am

akintundeChristian Comedian Akintunde is headed to Manning on his Rebirth of Comedy Tour. He will perform at Weldon Auditorium at 7 p.m. April 5 in support of the national release of his latest DVD and TV special, “AKINTUNDE: The Whole Truth,” which was released Feb. 18. Akintunde is considered a leader in the Urban Faith Comedy movement touring regularly and producing television specials and DVDs via his production company, No Joke Entertainment.
Tickets to see Akintunde are $20, $10 and $7 and can be purchased by calling (803) 433-7469 or by visiting www.weldonauditorium.com.




C. Jean Pritchett Cummins

Posted by | March 26, 2014 9:03 pm

Carolyn-PJean Pritchett Cummins, 76, wife of William Simpson “Bill” Cummins, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1937, in Sturgis, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Harry Gilbert Pritchett and Kathryn Omer Pritchett. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church.

Survivors besides her husband of Manning include two sons, James Cummins of Charleston and David (Paula) Cummins of Savannah, Ga.; six grandchildren, Melanie (Bert) Davis, Sara Waters and Brad Garbett, all of Savannah, Laurence Cummins of Dallas, Texas and Stephanie Cummins and William Cummins, both of Charleston; and three great-grandchildren, … Read the rest

Vote in Clarendon’s Best!

Posted by | March 26, 2014 2:51 pm

RibbonClarendon County prides itself on local hospitality and customer service. The Manning Times would like to acknowledge our skilled laborers by giving our community the opportunity to vote for these people and businesses in “Clarendon’s Best.”

Grab the newest edition of The Manning Times, fill in each blank and turn them in at The Manning Times office.

Sun is shining and it’s kind of cold

Posted by | March 26, 2014 11:09 am

March trees

It’s sunny and clear, but a bit nippy.

Temperatures will only reach the mid 50s today, according to the National Weather Service, with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph. It will be about 20 degrees colder tonight, with a low of 31. Expect some patchy frost in the early morning hours tomorrow.

It should warm up some tomorrow.

Ridgeway files for re-election; two others file for House 64

Posted by | March 26, 2014 10:45 am


Rep. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway, D-Manning, has filed for re-election to the House District 64 seat he first won in 2012.

Dr. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway has filed for re-election in the June 10 Democratic Primary to the House District 64 seat he first won in 2012. Ridgeway will face Gable resident Willie Bethune, who ran unsuccessfully as a petition candidate in 2012, in the primary. Clarendon NAACP Chairman Robert A. McFadden has filed to run in the Republican Primary for the House seat.

Filing for state and county offices opened March 16 and ends noon Sunday.

Main Street Manning holding Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by | March 26, 2014 9:57 am

MSM-StackedMain Street Manning will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 6 p.m. April 17 at Gibbons Street Park. Eggs will have surprises, and three age groups may participate: 3 and younger, 4-6 and 7-11. Main Street Manning is a department of the City of Manning. For more information, call Carrie Trebil at Manning City Hall at (803) 435-8477.

Thursday is deadline to enter Striped Bass Festival Pageant

Posted by | March 26, 2014 7:18 am

The deadline for all girls to enter the 35th annual Striped Bass Festival Pageant is Thursday.

t-shirtThe pageant, sponsored by NBSC, will be held April 3 at Weldon Auditorium, with 5 p.m. for ages 6 and younger, and 8 p.m. for ages 7 and older. Rehearsal will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Weldon Auditorium. Each group will rehearse for 15 minutes. While rehearsal is not mandatory, it is recommended.

Winners and runners-up will be featured April 5 in the  35th annual Striped Bass Festival Parade.

Pageant applications may be picked up at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, or … Read the rest

Services for Councilman Gregory Witherspoon today

Posted by | March 26, 2014 12:14 am

Gregory-WitherspoonFuneral services for the late Gregory A. Witherspoon, 53, will be held 2 p.m. today at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist church, 105 Dinkins St. in Manning, with the Rev. George P. Windley Sr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery. Mr. Witherspoon will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.

Witherspoon died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Agape Hospice House, 14 W. South St. in Columbia. He had served on Manning City Council since 1995.


LMA JV girls continue winning streak

Posted by | March 25, 2014 8:58 pm

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy JV girls’ team continued its winning streak at home on Tuesday, with a 16-0 victory against Florence Christian School. The three-inning game saw Lundee Olsen make six strikeouts to become the winning pitcher. Ashton Rogers was 3-3 with a double, while Baylee Elms had 4 RBI. Brooke Ward was 2-2. The team’s next game is Friday against Wilson Hall at Patriot Park in Sumter. The record is now 13-0 overall and 2-0 in conference.


Afternoon showers give way to clear, cold night

Posted by | March 25, 2014 4:47 pm

rainAfternoon showers on Tuesday will lead to temperatures that may be below freezing tonight. Weather.com reports temps as low as 31 degrees for Tuesday night, with winds 18 mph at times. Wednesday is expected to be clear and sunny, with a high of 53.

Liberty Church Road bridge needs repairs; will close April 14

Posted by | March 25, 2014 3:36 pm

A bridge on Liberty Church Road near the Bloomville community of Clarendon County will be closed starting April 14 as structural repairs are made.

liberty-church-roadThe section of road is expected to be closed for about three months. Pending any delays due to weather, equipment or otherwise, the bridge is expected to reopen about June 18. A seven-mile detour will be set up to circumvent the bridge and construction.


A seven-mile detour will be set up by the state Department of Transportation to circumvent the bridge on Liberty Church Road as the structure undergoes repairs beginning April 14.


Former Santee Cooper fishing guide wins Walmart Division tournament

Posted by | March 25, 2014 2:16 pm

rayovactournamentSUMMERTON – Lex Costas of Daniel Island weight a five-bass limit totaling 32 pounds and 14 ounces on Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Tournament of 2014 on the Santee Cooper lakes. He earned $3,255 for his victory. A former guide on lakes Marion and Moultrie, Costas used his local knowledge to bring in the massive limit that would have topped any single day catch in the Rayovac FLW Series event held just a week before.

“I never thought I would catch 32 pounds,” Costas said. “I caught fish in five different places. We … Read the rest

Rev. James Howell Spires

Posted by | March 25, 2014 12:51 pm

The Rev. James Howell Spires, 78, of Hodge Circle in Manning, widower of Ruth Marie Davidson Spires, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born in Aiken, he was a son of the late Cola Blease Spires and Emma Lowe Spires Knight. He pastured a number of churches in West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. The Rev. Spires was a member of Manning Baptist Temple in Manning.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Richard) Barwick of Manning and Terry (Guy) Spires-Vaughan of Ringgold, Ga.; a son, Julian Lee (Ann) Spires of Proctorille, Ohio; two sisters, Miriam Carrow of North Augusta and Jean Read the rest

Summerton Lions Club walks for sight

Posted by | March 25, 2014 11:27 am

Summerton Lions Club members came together March 24 to participate in the statewide Walk for Sight, an opportunity for Lions Clubs throughout the state to further connect with local towns and cities to shine a spotlight on the group’s motto, “We Serve.”


During the Walk for Sight held March 24 in Summerton, Anthony Smith stopped for applications for himself and his wife.

Founded in 1917, the Lions are best known for fighting blindness, according to Lions International. They also perform volunteer work for other community projects, including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and … Read the rest

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