Manning Farmers Market open today

Posted by | August 2, 2014 7:46 am

farmers marketThe Manning Farmers Market will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the corner of Boyce and Church streets in downtown Manning. SNAP benefits are accepted.

GALLERY: Turbeville sends Dixie Angels to World Series

Posted by | August 2, 2014 5:24 am

Residents of the Town of Turbeville held a send-off party Friday night at Pine Grove United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall for the Dixie Angels softball team, celebrating the team’s leaving for the World Series, which will be held Aug. 4-8 in North Myrtle Beach. The Angels won their berth by winning the State Championships in early July. See Thursday’s Manning Times for more, and check back at for game updates. The team’s first game is 1 p.m. Monday against Texas.

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Dorris McCall Jr.

Posted by | August 2, 2014 12:17 am

Dorris McCall Jr.

Dorris McCall Jr.

SUMMERTON – Dorris McCall Jr., 87, husband of Dorothy Sargent McCall, and formerly of Weaverville, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Born May 23, 1927, in Pickens, “Junior” was a son of the late Dorris McCall Sr. and Iva Smith McCall. He was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life until returning to Summerton in 2003. He was married first to Ruth Ingle McCall, who died in 2002. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was formerly employed with Morgan Manufacturing and retired from Ethan Allen.

He … Read the rest

Child find screenings at SECC

Posted by | August 1, 2014 6:14 pm

CHILD FINDClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as 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 second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.

Community dedicates Summerton street for former educator

Posted by | August 1, 2014 6:01 pm

b.o. butler streetCommunity leaders in Summerton, led by Eliza Reid and Mary Wilson, came together Friday to dedicate a portion of Fourth Street in Summerton to Dr. B.O. Butler, who served as an educator, principal, superintendent and board member for Clarendon School District 1, home of the landmark Briggs v. Elliott court case that evolved into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., the case that ended school segregation across the U.S.

Butler was the first black superintendent in South Carolina.

“It was an honor for me to introduce a bill in the S.C. Senate to dedicate Fourth Street in Summerton, … Read the rest

More details on Gardner brother found after 70 years

Posted by | August 1, 2014 1:54 pm

ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Karen Johnson, right, talks about Charles Arthur Gardner and seven other Army Air Corps members lost in the jungles of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, as Gardner's surviving family members look on.

Karen Johnson, right, talks about Charles Arthur Gardner and seven other Army Air Corps members lost in the jungles of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, as Gardner’s surviving family members look on.

Peggy and Ted Gardner have kept the letters written by and to Charles Arthur Gardner close by for years.

They include the letter written April 25, 1944, to Charles’ mother, May Gardner, notifying her that her son was missing in action as of April 10 of that year, and a letter from later that summer noting the same … Read the rest

Brothers United back-to-school bash

Posted by | August 1, 2014 12:57 pm

back-to-school-1The Brothers United Outreach Program will hold a Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Old Georgetown Road in Manning. Admission will be $2 per child, $5 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission covers food, fun, games, school supplies and prizes. Sheldon Smith will be offering free haircuts from 10 a.m. to noon for boys ages 12 and younger. No designs. Boys must sign-in prior to getting haircuts. For more information, call Sheldon Pompey at (803) 361-7574.



Tax-free weekend starts today

Posted by | August 1, 2014 11:40 am

tax-free-weekendSouth Carolina’s third-busiest shopping weekend begins today, with shoppers for select items – including school supplies – being spared the typical 6 percent statewide sales tax.

Clothing, computers and typical school supplies are all exempt from the statewide sales tax. The state Department of revenue has a list of items on its website that qualify, along with a list of items not considered tax-free. Officials estimate South Carolinians will save as much as $3 million throughout the weekend.

Tax-free weekend began Friday at midnight and will go through midnight Sunday.







Franklin Hampton Sr.

Posted by | August 1, 2014 11:31 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerFranklin Hampton Sr., 89, husband of Ruth Drayton Hampton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Johnny and Emma McConico Hampton. He attended Clarendon County public schools. In his youth, he joined Antioch RMUE Church. In 1959, he moved his family to New York City and joined People’s Institutional AME Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., serving there as a trustee. He retired in 1988 from Imperial Lamb and Veal Co. In January 1993, he returned to South Carolina and reunited with his church, Antioch RMUE, where he was a … Read the rest

Wanna Mary Morris Elliott

Posted by | August 1, 2014 11:23 am

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Wanna Mary Morris Elliott

LEXINGTON – Wanna Mary Morris Elliott, 81, loving mother of three and grandmother to eight, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home in Lexington.

Born May 6, 1933, in Clarendon County, she earned her nursing degree at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter, later returning to the University of South Carolina to complete her bachelor of science degree in nursing. She worked at three different Veterans Administration hospitals, and the majority of her career was spent working at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

An award-winning caregiver, she made a difference in the lives of all the … Read the rest

Tropical Storm Bertha tracking away from coast, showers in our forecast

Posted by | August 1, 2014 10:59 am


Surfers love tropical storms and hurricanes. Everyone else does not.

Cooler temperatures are on tap for the first few days of August as the National Weather Service has forecast a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend.

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is predicting Tropical Storm Bertha will pass just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday before eventually turning to the north and northeast away from the South Carolina coast.

Current conditions in Clarendon County: Temperatures are in the mid 70s under cloudy skies; thunderstorms are more likely after 5 p.m. today with a high near 83. Winds … Read the rest

Coroner: Mother killed in I-95 wreck was pregnant

Posted by | August 1, 2014 10:06 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolClarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said the autopsy of a 28-year-old North Carolina woman killed Monday with her 11-year-old son on Interstate 95 showed the woman was 3-months pregnant.

“The examiner at (the Medical University of South Carolina hospital) called me to say that he had some bad news, and that she was about 3 months along,” Samuels said. “It’s just sad and tragic. Our roads have been just too dangerous this year.”

Maria Susenna-Ocompos and Onesimo Jimenez, her son, were declared dead at the scene of the wreck which happened about 1:30 p.m. Monday at the 117 mile-marker in … Read the rest

NCNW Back-to-School Bash

Posted by | August 1, 2014 5:04 am

back-to-school-4The Clarendon County chapter of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its annual Back-to-School Bash at 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. The event will be for first through 12th grades, and students must be present to participate.

Extended hours at F.E. DuBose Campus

Posted by | July 31, 2014 7:15 pm

FEDuboseHorizB2013The F.E. DuBose Campus for Central Carolina Technical College on U.S. 521 in Manning will maintain extended hours through Aug. 22 to aid those needing admission or registration assistance. Classes begin Aug. 18. The extended hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Linda Diane Smith Boyce Roberts

Posted by | July 31, 2014 6:52 pm

Linda Diane Smith Boyce Roberts

Linda Diane Smith Boyce Roberts

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Linda Diane Smith Boyce Roberts, 66, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Nathan Adelson Hospice House in Las Vegas.

Born March 30, 1948, in Plainfield, N.J., she was a daughter of Cora I. Taylor Smith and the late William E. Smith. She attended the public schools of Warren Township, Middlesex High School, Rutgers University and Northeaster University Law School.

She was first married to Luther T. Boyce, and to this union two children were born. Later, she married Louis M. Roberts, with whom she had two children.

Survivors besides her mother … Read the rest

Manning man’s brother, missing-in-action during WWII, identified 70 years later

Posted by | July 31, 2014 6:19 pm

ted-gardner-2Manning resident Ted Gardner can remember one of the few times his father cried.

“The day he got the notice that my brother was missing overseas, he sat at the table, put his head down and cried,” Gardner said Thursday shortly after officials with the Department of Defense confirmed that his long-lost brother, Charles Arthur Gardner, had been identified from a collection of remains found on the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean.

Charles Arthur Gardner was presumed dead after he went missing in April 1944, when the younger Gardner was just 16. The elder Gardner, 32, was … Read the rest


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