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Wreck at 115 milemarker on I-95

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:01 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders are responding to a wreck at the 115 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Summerton and Manning. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Bank Day for Relay for Life

Posted by | May 6, 2014 9:52 am

Teams and others providing funds for Clarendon County Relay for Life are invited to Bank Day from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Manning United Methodist Church gymnasium. Please use the back entrance, not the one to the church fellowship hall.


Waitress saves Shoney’s diner with ‘Heimlich Maneuver’

Posted by | May 5, 2014 5:22 pm

Shoney’s waitress Allisia Robinson had just walked to one of her tables on April 19 when she heard a commotion at a table nearby.

allisia-robinson“I heard this woman just screaming, ‘Help, help, someone help!'” Robinson said Monday. The woman’s husband was choking. Robinson said she learned life-saving measures like the Heimlich Maneuver “many years ago.”

“I just did what I had to do,” Robinson said. “I think that someone would do the same for me. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I was just glad to help.”

See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.… Read the rest

Springtime weather is here for a bit

Posted by | May 5, 2014 3:21 pm

Dandelion shack

It sure is nice outside.

We should see weather the rest of the week that is pretty much like it is today, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures are forecast to hit the low 90s with winds out of the southwest at 7 to 15 mph. Tonight — and pretty much every night this week — we’ll enjoy temps in the low to mid 60s.

There will be clouds at times. That’s just part of life.

Congratulate your graduate in our upcoming Graduation Edition, publishing June 12

Posted by | May 5, 2014 1:40 pm

Congratulate your graduate with the help of The Manning Times with a spot in our annual keepsake Graduation Edition, which publishes June 12, 2014.


graduationCall (803) 435-8422 for more information, or stop by our office – 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning (near the Corner Diner) – between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Fire on Ocean Road

Posted by | May 5, 2014 1:35 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department and EMS were called to a house fire in the 1100 block of Ocean Road in Alcolu about 12:45 p.m. Monday. Firefighters were still assessing damage at 1:20 p.m. There was no report on injuries at the time. Manninglive.com will have an update this evening.

UPDATE: No injuries in Ocean Road fire

Therapist plans mission trip

Posted by | May 5, 2014 10:55 am

Clarendon Memorial Hospital physical therapist Casey Amato is undertaking a medical mission trip to Nicaragua from Saturday through May 18, and is asking the community to donate tennis shoes, walkers, canes, crutches, braces, slings and eyeglasses for the trip. To help, you can drop off items at The Zone or at Clarendon Rehabilitation Services, both in the Cypress Center. For more information, call (540) 746-1115.

City Council holds budget workshop

Posted by | May 5, 2014 10:25 am

Manning Administrator Scott Tanner said Thursday during a budget workshop that the city of Manning already has a balanced budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

MANNING-SEAL“We have been able to balance the budget,” Tanner said. “Right now, we are just waiting on the figure for the recommended millage increase we are allowed due to the cap (set by the state). We have went forward with a plan of a 2 percent increase.”

Revenues and expenditures are expected to be about $4.3 million for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. This is about $200,000 more than budgeted for the … Read the rest

John William Cole

Posted by | May 4, 2014 10:30 pm

John William Cole, 93, husband of Betty Jo Ridgeway died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence after an extended illness.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late John Gilbert Cole and Eunice Rush Cole.

He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran, a member of the Ruritans, American Legion, The Gideons Association, former president of Sumter Dairies, Charter member of The Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, Board of Stewards, former Trustee, choir, and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired farmer and formerly employed with East Clarendon Insurance Agency.

He was … Read the rest

Two incidents may slow traffic on I-95

Posted by | May 4, 2014 9:27 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to two incidents about six miles apart on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County. The first happened about 8:41 p.m. and involves a collision with a deer at the 123 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Alcolu. The second happened about 8:57 p.m. and involves assisting a motorist at the 116 mile marker in the northbound lanes of I-95 between Manning and Summerton. Traffic may slow during these incidents.

Teena Wilder selected for first Lake Marion Artisans’ scholarship

Posted by | May 4, 2014 9:12 pm

The Lake Marion Artisans announced Friday the recipient of the 1st David Manley Memorial Art Scholarship: Teena Hyashi Wilder. Wilder is a student of Scott’s Branch High School in Clarendon School District 1 and plans to attend Columbia College to continue her art education. A reception in her honor will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Marion Artisans gallery, 108 Main St. in Summerton.
Some of Teena’s artwork will be displayed at the Gallery during the month of May, along with the artwork of the Lake Marion Artisans.

Absolum McFadden Jr.

Posted by | May 4, 2014 8:28 pm

Absolum McFadden Jr., 81, husband of Ruth Deloris McFadden, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital in Florence. He was born Sept. 14, 1932, in New Zion, a son of the late Absolum “Peter” McFadden Sr. and Bessie Burgess McFadden.

absolum mcfadden jr.He attended Melina Parochial School and Walker Gamble Elementary School. He was employed by Floyd Brothers and McCoy Construction until he retired.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth D. McFadden, of the home; five sons, George (Yvonne) McFadden of Gable, Absolum (Michele) McFadden, Christopher and Jeffery (Stathier) McFadden of Sumter and Stanley (Rosa) McFadden of the home; three daughters, Edna … Read the rest

John G. Wilson

Posted by | May 4, 2014 5:18 pm

John Junior Wilson, 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

john j. wilsonBorn July 4, 1932, in Turbeville, he a son of the late John Wilson Sr. and Carrie McFadden Wilson. He attended Clarendon County public schools, including Hickory Grove Parochial School in Turbeville and the Sumter Adult Education program in Sumter. He was employed by T.G. Gamble Oil Co. as a farmer and truck driver. He also worked as a construction worker with Smith Paving.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Edward Wilson; and a daughter.

He married Sister Dorothy Witherspoon on March 15, … Read the rest

Did you miss ‘Southern Charm?’ You’re smarter than I am.

Posted by | May 4, 2014 1:13 pm

So many dumb things happened on the first season of “Southern Charm” that it’s really difficult to focus on the key dumb things that stood out as the dumbest.

joe_perryIf you missed it, it’s just a bunch of rich people who are good at doing nothing, arguing, wearing sunglasses, lying and going to parties. So really, it’s basically Congress, minus the sunglasses and Charleston locations.

I didn’t miss it — became engrossed in it, I am ashamed to admit — because my wife wanted to watch it. I learned years ago that “Sounds good” is the proper response to 94 Read the rest

Gospel Sing-out at Mt. Pleasant RMUE

Posted by | May 4, 2014 11:00 am

singoutThe Senior Conference Workers Board of Mt. Pleasant RMUE Church, 14076 Panola Road in Pinewood, will hold a Gospel Sing-Out at 7 p.m. May 16. The host pastor is the Rev. Powell Hampton Jr. For more information, call Evangelist Dollie Kinlaw, president of the board, at (803) 225-6603.


Manning High FFA helps with Relay

Posted by | May 4, 2014 7:47 am

The Manning High School FFA helped tremendously with the Relay for Life Survivors’ Reception on April 28.

Moye Graham wins 6th District party post

Posted by | May 3, 2014 8:38 pm

moye graham


Clarendon County GOP Chairman Moye Graham has another position on his plate as of Saturday. Graham won the chairmanship of the 6th Congressional District in Columbia. See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.


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