Georgia, Davis sworn-in for new terms

Posted by | April 21, 2014 9:43 pm

Manning City Councilwoman Diane Georgia and Councilman Ervin Davis were sworn-in for new terms on Monday night during the regular meeting of City Council. Georgia won re-election on April 8 against opponent Janice Coney, while Davis ran unopposed for his seat.

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Wyboo Community Church yard and bake sale

Posted by | April 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Wyboo Community Church, 12135 S.C. 260 near the dam at Randolph’s Landing, will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 — rain or shine — at the church. There will be lots of great deals on clothing, furniture, dishes, bedding, toys, books, etc. The church will sell food as well. If you are cleaning out your garage, house, attic, etc., and wish to donate to the yard sale, you may call (803) 478-4042. Rental spaces are available for $10 per table by calling that same number.

Clarendon’s Best Cell Provider: FTC

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:18 pm

Manning Times’ readers voted FTC as 2014 Clarendon’s Best Cell Provider. will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners.


John David “Peanut” Lea Sr.

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:12 pm

John David “Peanut” Lea Sr., 72, husband of Bernice Buena Welch Lea, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home.

John-LeaBorn Sept. 8, 1941, in Holly Hill, he was a son of the late Stubo Lea and Mary Elizabeth Daniels Lea. He owned and operated Lea’s Outlet Store in Manning for many years.

Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Lisa Sheppard (Shep) of Manning; a granddaughter, Cameron Sheppard of Manning; a sister, Twettie Hill of Aiken; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Lea; and a brother, Jimmy Lea.

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Robert Andrew Sichi

Posted by | April 21, 2014 6:07 pm

SANTEE – Robert Andrew Sichi, 76, husband of Sandra Mae Lynn Sichi, died Sunday April 20, 2014, at his home.

Born Feb. 13, 1938, in Glencoe, Ohio, he was a son of the late Andrew Sichi and Helen Kravanya Sichi.  He was a retired public utilities worker, a mason and was a member of Glencoe United Methodist Church.

Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Debbie (Ed) Haines of Canal Fulton, Ohio; a son, Jim (Mary Rider) Sichi of Brownsville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Bake and Stacy Haines; and two great-grandchildren, Will Bake and Emily Bake.

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Providence Christian Church crowns Little Master, Queen

Posted by | April 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Providence Christian Church held a Little Master/Queen Contest on March 30 in the church sanctuary. Contestants included Cameron Miller, who was escorted by Maricellan McDonald; Gabriella Lockhart, who was escorted by Gabrielle Mouzon; Sharlisa Witherspoon, who was escorted by Jaheim Billie; and Chandler Brunson, who was escorted by Laila Owens. Cameron Miller was crowned as Little Master, while Sharlisa Witherspoon was crowned Little Queen. Both were presented their distinctions by the Rev. Dr. Bennie Colclough. The Rev. Arkus Frierson delivered the message for the service.


Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store: Shoe Show

Posted by | April 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Manning Times’ readers voted Shoe Show as the 2014 Clarendon’s Best Shoe Store. will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners.


Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers

Posted by | April 21, 2014 3:09 pm

ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers, 57, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Andalusia.

Kathy-Flowers-001Born April 16, 1956, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late William Oliver White, Sr. and Thelma White.  She was a member of the Beva Baptist Church of Andalusia.

Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Lowder (Bill) of Manning and Dana Walton (Brad) of Florida; one brother, Billy White (Pat) of Manning; a sister, Linda McClendon (Don) of Georgia; and three grandchildren, Bailey and Thomas Lowder and Miles Walton.

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Manning City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Posted by | April 21, 2014 9:44 am

The regular meeting of Manning City Council will be held 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall. Use the North Mill Street entrance and take the stairs to council chambers. The agenda includes the swearing-in of Councilwoman Diane D. Georgia and Councilman Ervin L. Davis Sr., both of whom were re-elected in the municipal election held April 8. Georgia was opposed by Janice Coney, while Davis had no opposition. Council members will also discuss a contract for $932,479 with Hawkins & Kolb Construction for the city’s new Fire Station.


SC security efforts may cost $27M

Posted by | April 20, 2014 7:49 pm

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers’ personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state’s tax collection agency.

securityThe state budget may also require all state agencies to adopt and implement cyber-security standards. Nineteen months after a cyber-thief stole unencrypted data of 6.4 million residents and businesses from the Department of Revenue, it’s unclear how agencies are safeguarding their own data.

Budget and Control Board director Marcia Adams says state law doesn’t give her agency’s information technology division the authority to … Read the rest

Robert Lewis Fralix

Posted by | April 20, 2014 4:38 pm

SUMMERTON — Robert Lewis Fralix, husband of Maxine Walling Fralix, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg with burial at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg.

Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include two daughters, Susan Glasser and Sandra Fralix Shapiro, both of Orangeburg; and three sons, Richard Lewis Fralix and Robin Alan Fralix, both of Summerton, and Chris Michael (Stacy) Fralix of Orangeburg.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. of Orangeburg.

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Wreck with no injuries in Alcolu

Posted by | April 20, 2014 4:22 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a wreck with no injuries at the intersection of Hospital Street and U.S. 301 in Alcolu. The wreck happened about 4:09 p.m. Sunday. Traffic may be slower during this time.


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