Lawrence Shuford Chewning III

Posted by | June 23, 2014 1:08 pm

SUMMERTON – Lawrence Shuford Chewning III, 64, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 8, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late Lawrence Shuford Chewning and Dorothy Wetniznut Chewning.

No services are planned at this time.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

Never too late: Adult Ed graduates 41 students

Posted by | June 23, 2014 12:25 pm

adult-ed-graduation-4Katarina Ellison said May 15 during the Clarendon County Adult Education commencement exercises at the F.E. DuBose Center that she didn’t complete her high school education for just anyone.

“I did this for my daughter,” said Ellison, who was one of 41 graduates from the program, which provides both high school-age and older students an ability to gain their GED.

David Wylie was one of the older students who graduated. He said he quit school in 1988.

“It was just time for me to come back and finally get my diploma,” he said.

For Dominican Republic native Katiuska Isabel Soffera, … Read the rest

Camp Happy Days organizers need wish list items

Posted by | June 23, 2014 9:58 am

camp-happy-days-wish-listSUMMERTON – It’s the happiest time of the year for many young kids suffering with cancer.

Camp Happy Days will return to Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton for another fun-filled year from June 29 through July 5, and organizers are still hoping for some last-minute donations to help make the week “extra-special,” Programs Coordinator Teresa Bishop said.

“A little more than 200 kids are planning to attend this year,” Bishop said last week. “We have a full array of events throughout the whole week, some of them still secret because we want to surprise the kids.”

camp happy days 2Bishop said the camp … Read the rest

Posted by | June 23, 2014 1:30 am


Hunting, fishing licenses now for purchase

Posted by | June 22, 2014 2:36 pm

DNR4cLicense sales for the 2014-15 hunting and fishing season began Wednesday, and can be purchased in multiple ways.

Licenses are available in person at any of the four regional state Department of Natural Resources offices, or by visiting one of the 500 license vendors across the state. They are also available 24/7 by calling 1 (866) 714-3511, or by visiting Having your state issued identification ready and a current SC hunting/fishing license that displays your customer identification number will speed your purchase.

Residents and nonresidents age 16 and older must purchase the required licenses to hunt and fish … Read the rest

Jeremy Raynard Mickens

Posted by | June 22, 2014 1:16 pm

Jeremy Raynard Mickens

Jeremy Raynard Mickens

COLUMBIA – Jeremy Raynard Mickens, 25, died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Columbia.

Born March 25, 1989, in Sumter, he was a son of Peter Ivan Mickens and Mary Ann Conyers Mickens. He attended Sumter County public schools and graduated from Will Lou Gray Opportunity School in West Columbia. He also attended ITT Technical Institute in Columbia and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors besides his father of Columbia and his mother of Sumter include a brother, Christopher Mickens of Newport News, Va.; his grandmother, Van Jo Mickens of Columbia; four uncles, Columbus (Sarah) Conyers of … Read the rest

Witherspoon’s daughter endorses Anderson for District 5 council seat

Posted by | June 22, 2014 9:35 am

The late Gregory Witherspoon’s daughter, Shaquan Brown, has endorsed write-in candidate Sharmane Anderson for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council held by her father until his death in March.

“Personally, I have known Sharmane for numerous years, and I know she will continue to build my late father, Gregory Witherspoon’s legacy in excellence,” Brown said. “Sharmane is qualified, loyal, dedicated, proactive and will be a great asset to City Council.”

See Thursday’s Manning Times for more on all the candidates, including Anderson and filed candidates Gloria J. Frierson, Julius Stukes and Louis Griffith.


Locals make final push for donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | June 22, 2014 7:42 am

Camp-Happy-DaysLocal resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit

Dark skies over the lake

Posted by | June 21, 2014 7:34 pm

Storm conditions could be brewing around Lake Marion this evening. predicts a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, with a warning that they could be severe. Stay safe out there.


Melissa McCoy / Special to the Times


Posted by | June 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Subwway_1-2This week’s Subway coupon offers two free cookies with no purchase necessary. Find the coupon in The Manning Times or Times Extra.

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV

Posted by | June 21, 2014 4:23 pm

National_HIV_Testing_Week_2014The National HIV Testing Week, which begins Saturday and runs through June 27, is coordinated by the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Services (UCHAPS) and aims to reduce late diagnosis by ensuring more people become aware of their current HIV statuses.

“Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV.” has been introduced to support dialogue in order to encourage people and populations at higher risk to ask for an HIV test; to ensure more HIV tests are offered to people at higher risk; and finally to make sure people who are HIV positive are participating in regular and ongoing HIV medical care.

“The Read the rest

Art made out of anything

Posted by | June 21, 2014 12:19 pm

Tobias-3Flying above the register at Anderson Pharmacy, a handmade bi-plane constructed from Pepsi cans is poised for battle.

It’s not meant to deter any Coca-Cola bi-planes, though.

It’s art.

“I’ve been doing stuff like that all my life,” said the plane’s designer, Marguerite Tobias. “I was born in Greeleyville. I’m a cornfield girl.”

“Mrs. Tobias is quite a lady,” said Rock Ouzts of Anderson Pharmacy, who is happy to display the art-o-nautical creation as well as a smiling plastic robot from a customer of nearly two decades. “She came in and brought these two items. I said, ‘Wow, we’ll put … Read the rest

Posted by | June 21, 2014 10:15 am

Subwway_1-2This week’s Subway coupon offers two free cookies with no purchase necessary. Find the coupon in The Manning Times or Times Extra.

Glover denied bond on attempted murder charge

Posted by | June 21, 2014 10:07 am

Cornelius Corde Glover

Cornelius Corde Glover

A Clarendon County magistrate judge denied Saturday morning bond for a Manning man accused of attempted murder on Wednesday.

Cornelius Corde Glover will remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center, pending his first appearance later this summer.

He is accused of shooting at another man Wednesday at the Extended Stay Motel on Alex Harvin Highway near Interstate 95 during what sheriff’s deputies called a “drug deal gone bad.”



Posted by | June 21, 2014 9:28 am

Hardy---spotlightDo you know Jaquan Hardy? The 21-year-old Manning High School Class of 2011 graduate has worked at Bojangle’s on Paxville Highway for the last five years. As the chef manager, he said what he likes most about his job is ensuring good customer service.

The most difficult aspect? Making sure the customer is always happy, he said.


Sports. Basketball and football.



The Spurs. But I’m a (Los Angeles) Lakers fan.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE … Read the rest


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