Lewis Mendes Sr.

Posted by | June 17, 2014 1:54 pm

Lewis Mendes Sr., husband of Mary Wells Mendes, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Born Aug. 7, 1960, he was a son of the late Morris Mendes and Rose Rebok. “Uncle Lew,” as he was affectionately called, was a carpenter and stucco installer for 25 years; a master chef for 20 years; a disc jockey for 30 years; and self-employed for 13 years.

Survivors besides his wife of 30 years include seven children, Yiaisha Davis of Atlanta, Ga., Ieisha Mendes and Lewis J. Mendes Jr., both of Orlando, Fla., Ronnie R. Wells of McCormick, Lewis (Monica) Mendes Jr. of Alcolu, Lisa … Read the rest

Samuel Pack

Posted by | June 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Samuel Pack, husband of 53 years to Lula Cantey Pack, died Friday, June 13, 2014.

Born Aug. 9, 1940, in Manhattan, N.Y., he was a son of the late Mary Carpenter Spann and Jessie Glisson. He was raised by the late Martha Pack.

Survivors besides his devoted wife include three children, Melvenia (Leon) Riley, Tony (Cynthia) Pack and Jeffrey Pack; and a number of family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home.

A service of remembrance for Samuel Pack will be held 2 p.m. Wednesdy at LaGree AME … Read the rest

Barbara Jean Avant Kennedy

Posted by | June 17, 2014 10:37 am

Barbara Jean Avant Kennedy

Barbara Jean Avant Kennedy

Barbara Jean Avant Kennedy, 70, wife of Joseph Kennedy Jr., died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 9, 1943, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late B.P. Avant and Isabell Thigpen Avant. She was a member of Deep Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors besides her husband of Manning include a daughter, Connie Marie (Shane) Hatfield of Manning; two sons, Joseph Olin (Mary Ann) Kennedy III and Larry Eugene Kennedy, both of Manning; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Larry Thigpen of Manning; and her best friend, Letha … Read the rest

Manley Clarence DuBose Sr.

Posted by | June 17, 2014 10:11 am


Manley Clarence DuBose Sr.

PINEWOOD – Manley Clarence DuBose Sr., 82, husband of Ruby Bryant DuBose, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his residence.

Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Manning, he was a son of the late Louis John DuBose and Hattie Rose Bradley DuBose Veason. He was the owner and operator of M.C. DuBose Trucking and a member of Home Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Pinewood include three sons, Manley Clarence DuBose Jr. and John Murray (Debbie) DuBose, both of Pinewood, and Ronald Raiford DuBose of Paxville; five grandchildren, Manley Clarence “Tray” (Marianna) DuBose III, Sarah … Read the rest

Dixie Angels pick up a win

Posted by | June 17, 2014 8:15 am

The Clarendon County Dixie Angel All-Stars picked up a win Monday night in the district tournament against Marlboro County at Freedom Florence Ball Park in Florence, 16-8.

Mary Claire Lee led Clarendon with a 2-2 night. Amberly Way finished with a 1-1 night, and Marti Leigh Jones went 1-2 with three runs scored. Mivah Jackson picked up the win for Clarendon County, striking out three batters.

Clarendon advances in the winners bracket, and will play 7:30 today against Darlington County.


City to host Red, White and Blue Celebration

Posted by | June 16, 2014 6:35 pm

RED WHITE AND BLUEThe City of Manning will light up the night from 7-11 p.m. July 5 at the Red Barn on Church Street with its Red, White and Blue Celebration. There will be food, music and fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.

John Tricoche receives Aim-At-Ag scholarship from ArborOne

Posted by | June 16, 2014 5:46 pm

John Tricoche

John Tricoche

ArborOne Farm Credit awarded one of two Aim-At-Ag Scholarships to Manning High School Valedictorian John Tricoche on May 30 at she school’s annual Awards Ceremony.  The $750 scholarship is awarded to two high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year institution and major in an agriculture-related field.

Tricoche will be attending Clemson University in the fall and plans to major in agriculture education.  In his application’s essay, John focuses on the change FFA made in his outlook and appreciation of the country and agriculture.

“I believe in the future of agriculture,” that is the first line … Read the rest

Hazel Bryant Boyce

Posted by | June 16, 2014 3:31 pm

Hazel Bryant Boyce

Hazel Bryant Boyce

Hazel Bryant Boyce, 50, died Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Born May 13, 1964, in Manning, he was a son of the late Hazel Ethridge Boyce and Emma Flovelia Marshall Boyce. He was a forester with Canal Wood, a member of the Blue Water/Salt Water Club and attended Manning First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Ansley Boyce (Mitch) Moore of Marion; a son, Blake Boyce of Manning; the mother of his children, Mitzi (Dennis) Barnett of Manning; three sisters, Linda (Jim) Griffin of Florence, Nancy Elliott of Manning and Ann (David) Hutto of Orangeburg; four nephews, Robbie … Read the rest

VIDEO: Rev. Delbert Singleton speaks at Stinney memorial stone unveiling

Posted by | June 16, 2014 3:16 pm

The Rev. Delbert Singleton spoke about a memorial stone unveiled for George Stinney Jr. near Alcolu on Saturday as a stone representing hope for all of those “unjustly” convicted and executed. Second-cousins of the 14-year-old boy executed 70 years ago today for the murders of 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 7-year-old Mary Emma Thames joined members of A New Day to place a headstone for the boy, who never had a headstone placed at his true place of burial. The family has kept that place a secret for fear of reprisals.


Shaw lockdown over

Posted by | June 16, 2014 2:06 pm

An official from Shaw Air Force Base just notified manninglive.com that a lockdown there started about 12:15 p.m. Monday for a “perceived threat” has been called off. Officials have not said what that threat appeared to be.


Shaw to remain on lockdown for time being

Posted by | June 16, 2014 1:43 pm

An unspecified “perceived threat” triggered a lockdown on Shaw Air Force Base about noon, said Capt. Ashley Norris of the 20th Fighter Wing’s Public Affairs Office.

Security measures included immediately locking down the base, she said.

No one was shot and no one was injured, but the base will not let anyone on nor allow anyone to leave, she explained.

“Right now we’re still on lockdown,” she said, about 1:40 p.m. and was unsure how long the lockdown will remain in place.


Shaw Air Force Base on lockdown

Posted by | June 16, 2014 1:32 pm

Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter is currently on lockdown.

At the base’s Office of Public Affairs, Airman First Class Cossaboom said that officials are “trying to make sure all airmen are safe.”

He was unable to confirm rumors on social media of an active shooter.

About 1:30 p.m., he also said he was unsure how long the base has been on lockdown.

We will update this story as it develops.

Clarification: Lake Vue Landing hours

Posted by | June 16, 2014 12:23 pm

A story about Lake Vue Landing in The Manning Times’ Progress Edition on May 29 incorrectly stated the hours of the business. They are 9 a.m. until, Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Coroner: Skeletal remains are female

Posted by | June 16, 2014 11:56 am

JOE PERRY / TIMES Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson talks to Maj. Kipp Coker while K-9 Unit Jorga from I & I International takes a break Monday afternoon off Tearcoat Road during a search for human remains.

Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson talks to Maj. Kipp Coker while K-9 Unit Jorga from I & I International takes a break last Monday afternoon off Tearcoat Road during a search for human remains.

Clarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels said Monday morning that skeletal remains found more than a week ago in a wooded area off Tearcoat Road in Alcolu are those of a female. He said no identity is known at this time, and that DNA testing will be run.


Plenty of sunshine in the forecast, some rain possible

Posted by | June 16, 2014 11:54 am

Clarendon swamp 2







Temperatures today could reach the mid 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Current lunchtime conditions: Winds are out of the east at 6 mph, visibility is about 10 miles and humidity levels are 69 percent with temps in the mid 80s.

Tonight will see increased cloud cover with a low around 72 with calm winds from the south.




District 2 to hold public hearing on budget

Posted by | June 16, 2014 11:17 am

Clarendon School District 2 will hold a public hearing on its 2014-15 fiscal year budget at 6:30 p.m. June 24 at the district office, 15 Major Drive in Manning. The proposed millage required to support the budget for 2014-15 is 1293 mills, an increase of 1.9 mills over the previous year.












Ethel Lee Bowman

Posted by | June 16, 2014 10:51 am

Ethel Lee Bowman

Ethel Lee Bowman

SUMMERTON — Ethel Lee Bowman, 69, died June 11, 2014, at her home in Summerton.

Born Jan. 7, 1945, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Sanders and Ida Mae Sanders. She attended Clarendon County public schools, and was employed at Econo Lodge for many years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tom Bowman.

Survivors include three sons, three sons, Nathaniel Vincent Sanders and James Bowman, both of the home, and William Bowman Jr. of Sumter; two daughters, Sherlean (Anthony) Tindal of Pen Brooke Pines, Fla., and Patricia (Gedine) Smiling of … Read the rest


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