Manning-Santee victorious over Hartsville

Posted by | June 6, 2014 9:58 pm

The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team was victorious 11-4 against Hartsville tonight. Russell Martin pitched six scoreless innings, fanning ten batters and giving up two hits. Linc Powell  took command of the mound in the seventh inning and gave up one earned run. J.T. Eppley had a perfect ninth inning to earn the save. Post 68 plays again Monday.

T-ball team wishes 4-year-old teammate well

Posted by | June 6, 2014 7:54 pm

The Recreation Department T-Ball teams Clarendon Phillies and Braves wished 4-year-old John Harper Livingston to “Get Well Soon” on Friday at the county ball fields. Livingston, who was severely injured in a vehicle accident on Interstate 95 that killed his 7-year-old sister, Mettie Livingston, is a player on the Phillies team, which is coached by his mom. The 20-year-old babysitter driving the Ford F-250 in which the children were riding, is said to be recovering in a Charleston hospital, according to Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock. He said John is also in stable condition.

john harper livingston


Scott’s Branch High School celebrates 44 grads tonight

Posted by | June 6, 2014 5:25 pm

Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton will graduate 44 Eagles 7 p.m. tonight as the Class of 2014 has commencement exercises at the school on Alex Harvin Highway. Kevin Gist is valedictorian, while Tiana James is salutatorian.

(Photos courtesy of Sam Levy and Sons Photography)


Valedictorian Kevin Gist

Valedictorian Kevin Gist

Salutatorian Tiana James

Salutatorian Tiana James

Scott's Branch High School Class of 2014

Scott’s Branch High School Class of 2014

Manning High to graduate 150 tonight

Posted by | June 6, 2014 5:23 pm

Manning High School will say goodbye to 150 Monarchs tonight, celebrating its graduates with a ceremony at 6 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium. John Tricoche is the valedictorian, while Robert Henson is the salutatorian.

(Photos courtesy of Sam Levy and Sons Photography)

Valedictorian John Tricoche

Valedictorian John Tricoche

Salutatorian Robert Henson

Salutatorian Robert Hinson


Manning High School Class of 2014

East Clarendon celebrating more than 50 grads tonight

Posted by | June 6, 2014 5:20 pm

East Clarendon High School will celebrate more than 50 graduates 6 p.m. today in the high school’s gymnasium. Kalee Lineberger is the valedictorian, while Jordan Evans is salutatorian. The Manning Times will have coverage in its special Graduation Edition next week.

(Photos courtesy of Sam Levy and Sons Photography)


Valedictorian Kalee Lineberger

Salutatorian Jordan Evans

Salutatorian Jordan Evans

East Clarendon High School Class of 2014

East Clarendon High School Class of 2014

Typical summer weather in the forecast

Posted by | June 6, 2014 2:16 pm

Purple flower

There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, a 20 percent chance of precipitation has been forecast, as temperatures currently hover in the mid 80s under partly cloudy skies. Humidity is about 62 percent, with winds out of the North at 5 mph. Tonight’s outlook calls for a low temperature of 71 with light winds coming from the northeast.

Saturday’s forecast is pretty much more of the same, with a high near 90 and a chance of precipitation about 30 percent.



TA Travel Center shuts down gas pumps temporarily

Posted by | June 6, 2014 1:25 pm

TA shut down

The TA Travel Center just off Interstate 95 has shut down its gas pumps for several hours.

General Manager Rich Gerner said about 1 p.m. that he didn’t want to comment on the issue. A clerk identifying herself only as Crystal said about 12:45 p.m. over the phone there was “something wrong with the pump pressure,” but didn’t elaborate.

Gerner said an analysis was currently underway and he expected to have the pumps back on-line from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We don’t really know yet,” what the problem is, he said. “I’ve been here 11 years. It could be mechanical. … Read the rest

Stokes gets high marks in performance review

Posted by | June 6, 2014 10:11 am

Responding to a request under the Freedom of Information Act, Clarendon Health System released for inspection its board’s recent performance evaluation of Chief Executive Officer Richard Stokes.
Stokes, 52, was given a two-year contract extension after the March evaluation, and Clarendon Health System board Chairwoman Elaine Emore said Stokes’ salary is $225,000 a year.
“Mr. Stokes does a phenomenal job,” she said. Stokes is responsible for what Elmore characterized as a “major turnaround” for the hospital in his first year as CEO.
“We’re very pleased,” Elmore said.
Both the CEO and board chairwoman said the entire Board of Trustees conducted … Read the rest

Stokes’ performance review

Posted by | June 6, 2014 10:10 am


JOB SUMMARY – Manages and directs the organization toward its primary objectives. Establishes current and long-range objectives, plans and policies, subject to the approval by the Governing Body. Dispenses advice, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out major plans and procedures, consistent with established policies and Governing Body approval.
Oversees the adequacy and soundness of the organization’s financial structure. Reviews operating results of the organization, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
Represents the organization with major customers, shareholders, the financial community and the public.… Read the rest

Fish Fry at St. Peter’s Lodge

Posted by | June 6, 2014 7:09 am

St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge No. 54, on East Boyce Street in Manning between The Corner Diner and The Manning Times, will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The cost is $6 per plate, and proceeds benefit and support the lodge’s charitable activities.


Coroner releases name from I-95 fatality

Posted by | June 5, 2014 8:38 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolClarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said about 8:30 p.m. that 7-year-old Mettie Livingston of Manning died at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

The girl was riding in a Ford F-250 in the northbound lanes of the interstate when the vehicle’s 20-year-old driver left the road near the 112 mile-marker and struck a tree. The driver is said to be in critical condition, while a 4-year-old boy in the vehicle is said to be in stable condition, according to Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock.

Mettie died at the scene. The S.C. Highway Patrol is … Read the rest

Fatality confirmed in I-95 wreck

Posted by | June 5, 2014 5:35 pm

Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels has confirmed an 8-year-old girl as the one fatality in a wreck that happened earlier today at the 112 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. The 20-year-old driver in the one-vehicle wreck and a 4-year-old male passenger are in critical condition.

The S.C. Highway Patrol reported 20-year-old woman was driving a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck and that she left the roadway and hit a tree. will update with further information as it becomes available.

Wreck with severe injuries on I-95

Posted by | June 5, 2014 5:04 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with severe injuries at the 112 mile-marker on Interstate 95 between Manning and Summerton. will have more information as this story develops.

Sharmane Anderson to run write-in campaign for Manning City Council

Posted by | June 5, 2014 4:48 pm


Sharmane Anderson

Sharmane Anderson has announced her intentions to run a write-in campaign for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council formerly held by the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died in March. Three others – Gloria J. Frierson, W. Louis Griffith and Julius Dukes Jr. – filed to run for the seat by the May deadline set after Witherspoon’s death.



Clarendon Hall Fourth Quarter honor rolls

Posted by | June 5, 2014 3:38 pm


First Grade – Emily Barrineau, Ashley Berry, Grant Gray, Connor Hancock, Linkin Harris, Jillian Hood, Griffin McIntosh, Myah Macaione, Raeana Richburg and Mandy Wells.

Second Grade – Kole Elliott, Abby Hinman , Colleen McIntosh and Tori Morris.

Third Grade – Hannah Bagnal, Morgan Elliott, William Rogan and Aidan Rye

Fourth Grade – Wells  James, Dawson McIntosh , Camryn Morris and McKenley Wells.

Fifth Grade – Logan Hinman.

Sixth Grade – Kade Elliott

Seventh Grade – Hannah Corbett, Kasey HInman and Kelly Venning.

Eighth Grade – Brynne Baxley, Olivia Brunson and Ava English.

Ninth Grade – Danny Zhang.

11… Read the rest

Tuesday’s primaries first under new Voter ID law

Posted by | June 5, 2014 12:13 pm

voter iDState Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said this week that Tuesday’s statewide Democratic and Republican primaries will be “the first statewide election in which the photo ID requirements (under the state Voter ID law) will be in effect.”

Though the law has been in effect for more than a year, this will be the first time every voting precinct in the state will require voters to show one of five types of ID, including a driver’s license, passport photo, DMV identification or military ID. Credit cards and even some other government-issued IDs will not work.

“The concealed weapons permit looks … Read the rest

Manning brothers charged in Florence man’s death

Posted by | June 5, 2014 11:50 am


Cory Allen

FLORENCE – The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Manning men for their alleged part in the death of 33-year-old Edward Windham of Florence.

Cory Nettles Allen, 28, of Manning is charged with murder; his brother, 29-year-old Frederick Allen of Manning, is charged with accessory before the fact to murder. Deputies reported Windham was shot about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, and that both suspects were arrested at the scene.

Windham was driving a moped when he was shot, according to Coroner Keith von Lutcken.


Frederick Allen

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