Ellis seeks donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | June 3, 2014 9:03 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 www.camphappydays.org.

Progress: Prothro Chevrolet Buick GMC

Posted by | June 3, 2014 8:09 am

prothroIf you ask William Prothro to name his favorite part about co-owning the business his grandfather founded in 1926 with his brother, Lannes C. Prothro III, he’ll tell you he likes “not being able to be fired.”

You see, the Prothro family is serious about their automobile sales and service, but they like to “cut up a lot,” William said.

“No, really, I enjoy being able to help our customers find that vehicle that’s right for them,” he said. “That’s really satisfying.”

Prothro Chevrolet was founded nearly nine decades ago by L.C. Prothro Sr. and B.F. Hill. The Prothro patriarch … Read the rest

Surette confirms date for next CWP class

Posted by | June 3, 2014 8:01 am

Pete Surette Jr., an officer with the state Department of Corrections and former Manning Police officer and deputy with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, will offer his next Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14. For more information, call Surette at (803) 435-8701.

Fish Fry at St. Peter’s Lodge

Posted by | June 3, 2014 7:39 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. Friday. The cost is $6 per plate, and proceeds benefit and support the lodge’s charitable activities.



Posted by | June 2, 2014 10:02 pm

Manning Early Childhood Center students had a fun-filled field day this week, with students participating in everything from potato-sack races, bean bag tossing, parachute games, foot races and other events. They cooled down with Sno-cones.

(Photos courtesy of School Counselor Briana G. Whitaker)

Rail car in roadway on Rimini Road

Posted by | June 2, 2014 9:26 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a traffic hazard on Rimini Road in Summerton at a railway crossing. According to reports, a rail car has stopped on the tracks and is out of service. It would be best to avoid the area at this time.

VIDEO: Manning Times staff takes Cold Water Challenge

Posted by | June 2, 2014 7:57 pm

The Manning Times staff undertook the Cold Water Challenge Monday afternoon at the office on East Boyce Street in Manning. The six of us will each donate $10 to Team Bailee and Bobby for Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars. We challenge the following folks to either take the challenge and donate $10 to a charity of their choosing, or pay Team Bailee and Bobby $100 each for failing to take the Cold Water Challenge.

Bailey Moore; Shaun Kent; Erik and Melissa McCoy; Amanda Wilson; Jessica Hill; Casey Pelfrey; John Gamble; Amanda Warren Williamson; Dawn Harrelson; Brandi Holliday; Alicia Gamble; … Read the rest

Progress: Ervin’s Tire

Posted by | June 2, 2014 4:45 pm



Lots of fathers would like to see their sons follow in their footsteps.

But Ervin Davis, owner of Ervin’s Tire, just didn’t see himself as a farmer.

“My father really wanted me to come back and work on the farm after high school,” Davis said. “But I just didn’t want to.”

Davis worked in retail management for about a year after graduation, but those four walls closed in on him “quick,” he said.

“I was used to being out in the open on the farm,” he said. “Even if I didn’t want to be a farmer. … Read the rest

Progress: Ellen’s Nails

Posted by | June 2, 2014 12:46 pm

Open for 17 years, Ellen’s Nails was the very first nail shop opened in Manning.





“After working for other Vietnamese nail salons for two years, my family and I decided that it would be best to open our own,” she said. “We looked around some surrounding areas close to Sumter and settled in Manning in 1997.”


Cooper said her father was in the Air Force, and the Alabama native came with her family to Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter when she was about 4.


“I attended all of the Sumter School Read the rest

VIDEO: Robert McFadden speaks to Clarendon GOP

Posted by | June 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Clarendon County NAACP Chairman Robert McFadden, who is also the Republican candidate for House District 64, spoke to his party constituents on Friday night during the Clarendon County GOP’s special meeting. He was one of nearly a dozen speakers at the meeting, which is the last before the June 10 primary. McFadden faces no opposition in the primary, so he is the presumable Republican nominee. Manninglive.com will be posting more videos from Friday’s meeting throughout the week.


Department of Public Safety to test lane reversal plans for coastal areas

Posted by | June 2, 2014 10:28 am

SCDPSCOLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Public Safety wil join other state and local agencies from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to test lane reversal plans for all three major South Carolina coastal areas for hurricane season, which began Sunday.

No traffic lanes will actually be reversed during this exercise, which will focus on Interstate 26, U.S. 21, 278 and 501, and S.C. 544.

The exercise will simulate reversal operations on U.S. 278 and U.S. 21. The deployment of equipment and personnel will be made on these roads leading out of Hilton Head and Beaufort. SCDOT equipment will be Read the rest

Manning High releases parking diagram for graduation

Posted by | June 2, 2014 9:45 am

Manning High School graduation will be held 6 p.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium. There will be designated parking spaces for graduates and guests. The accompanying diagram will familiarize you with where you should park. Graduates ONLY will be allowed to park in the back of the school behind the gymnasium. Each graduate will have one parking pass, and must present this pass to park.

Parents, friends and guests of graduates will park in the student parking lot next to the tennis courts.

Overflow parking will also be provided on the football practice field and other designated areas.  It is Read the rest

Samuel Prince Jr.

Posted by | June 2, 2014 7:00 am

samuel prince jr

Samuel Prince Jr.

SUMTER – Samuel Prince Jr., 66, husband of Cartear Jean Evans Prince, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born in New Zion, he was a son of Samuel Prince Sr. and the late Mary Lee Prince. He attended Walker-Gamble School in New Zion. He was a member of Mt. Sinai AME Church. He was employed at Georgia Pacific, Korn Industries and Walker Gamble Elementary School for more than 30 years.

Survivors besides his wife of the home and his father of Turbeville include a daughter, Geneva Evans of the home; a … Read the rest

Progress: Linda’s

Posted by | June 1, 2014 8:43 pm

Before she opened a store filled with merchandise at 35 N. Brooks St. in July 2013, Linda Hill Lane worked out of a Mill Street location that she shared with Cissy’s.

Now, the separate Linda’s carries even more items, with ladies apparel sizes from small to 3XL, along with up-to-date, affordable jewelry through several different lines.

“We carry Susan Shaw jewelry, along with Ann Koplik Designs, which are designed for performers on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” Lane said. “We also carry Sweet Romance, which is vintage jewelry.”

Her shoe line includes Bernie Mev, which she says come in all sizes … Read the rest

Alfred Wheeler

Posted by | June 1, 2014 7:59 pm

alfred wheelerAlfred Wheeler, 42, died Saturday, May 24, 2015, at Carolina Hospital Systems in Florence.
Born Aug. 5, 1971, in Olanta, “Road Dog” was a son of the late Sylvester “Jackie” Anderson and Wilma Wheeler Anderson.
Funeral services for Alfred Wheeler were held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at AFC Restoration and Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta.
The family received friends at the home of his sister, Jacqueline Anderson, 9960 Woodsbay Road in Lynchburg.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


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