Swampcats take first game in series

Posted by | May 7, 2014 4:02 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy baseball team improved to 5-0 in the postseason with a 4-2 win at Hilton Head Prep Tuesday.

The Swampcats play Hilton Head at home 6 p.m. today. If the Swampcats win, they will advance to the State Championship series against an opponent to be determined.

Small fire contained at Treleoni in Industrial Park

Posted by | May 7, 2014 3:44 pm

Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said Wednesday afternoon that a late morning fire at Treleoni in the Clarendon County Industrial Park on Wednesday was contained before her firefighters even arrived.

“There was a fire in some duct work, but they had it out with extinguishers by the time we got there,” Richbourg said. “There’s a station on site, so that was pretty quick to put it out. Our main focus when we arrived was helping Treleoni get the smoke out of the building.”

Richbourg said the fire – which happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday – meant a little clean-up and … Read the rest

Road to Hope riders head to Pennsylvania

Posted by | May 7, 2014 1:47 pm

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left to right: Gene Morris, Eric Rosdail, Carroll Harrington, Pete Surette and Scott Danback pose for a photo in front of a trailer donated by Subway of Manning that will carry bikes and gear on the “Road to Hope.”


The Palmetto Patriots are hitting the road.

In support of Law Enforcement United’s 5th annual “Road to Hope,” a trailer filled with bicycles and gear towed behind an SUV left the Manning Police Department today headed for Reading, Pennsylvania.

Once there, the local bicycle team will ride 250 miles to Washington, D.C. from May 10 to 12 to honor fallen … Read the rest

New direction for this year’s ‘Taste’

Posted by | May 7, 2014 9:57 am

The 26th annual Taste of Clarendon has a new name and a new feel this year.


Now just dubbed “The Taste at Weldon,” the event – which starts 2 p.m. Saturday – will still feature all the good food that participants have come to expect, according to Weldon Auditorium events coordinator Ansley DuRant.



The Blue Dogs

“I think the main difference this year is that we’ve added the live entertainment,” DuRant said. “We will have three bands. The other discernible difference is that it will all be outside. This will be my first time attending, but in Read the rest

Mary Louise Singleton

Posted by | May 7, 2014 9:51 am

Mary Louise Singleton, wife of Alvin Singleton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 6, 1939, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Willie (Anna S.) Marshall Jr. and Georgia Bull Marshall. She attended Sumter County public schools and lived in Mayesville with her grandparents, Willie Marshall Sr. and Mary Tindal Marshall after the death of her mother. She was a member of Ebenezer AME Church. After establishing residency in New York City, she married her husband of 55 years, Alvin Bobby Singleton. She worked at the World Trade Center.

Survivors besides

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County, Sheriff’s Office raise about $700 for Relay for Life

Posted by | May 7, 2014 9:15 am

Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputy Annett Smith said Monday that the combined Clarendon County and Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life Team raised more than $680 last week for the American Cancer Society fundraiser through a bake sale on April 30 and a yard sale on May 3.

Saturday with the Mayor

Posted by | May 6, 2014 11:04 pm

MANNING-SEALManning Mayor Julia Nelson will meet with interested city residents and business owners from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall to provide an opportunity for the public to express their ideas and concerns regarding the city’s business. Appointments must be scheduled by 5 p.m. Friday with Clerk Daun Davis at (803) 435-8477, ext. 121. Residents with appointments should enter the North Mill Street entrance at City Hall.


Still time to participate in Midlands Gives Day

Posted by | May 6, 2014 8:59 pm

There are just a few of hours left to give to Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest, which is one of more than 150 charities participating in Midlands Gives Day today. The funds will go to the organization’s Domestic Violence Crisis Women’s Center in Clarendon County.

Log on to MidlandsGives.org on Tuesday, complete the giving form and select JCMC Haven of Rest and make a donation using your debit or credit card. There is a $20 minimum. Organizers thank you in advance for giving to this worthy cause.

JCMC Haven of Rest

LMA students recognized at SCISA State Science Fair

Posted by | May 6, 2014 7:35 pm

SUMTER –Laurence Manning Academy students Austin Geddings and Lowden Olsen won third place in the Team Projects Elementary Division at the 2014 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) State Science Fair with “The Effect of Temperature on the Distance a Ball Travels.”

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


SCDOT provides update on storm debris removal

Posted by | May 6, 2014 4:11 pm

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced last week that removal of ice storm debris should be completed by Friday. A news release provided March 14 notified residents that “any storm related vegetative debris should be taken to the right-of-way no later than March 24 for pick-up by SCDOT and (its) contractors.”
grace11The department said it will no longer pick up storm related vegetative debris from the roadside past May 9.
“At that point, SCDOT Maintenance forces will focus their efforts on normal maintenance activities of the state highway system,” according to a release sent to The Manning … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch JROTC blood drive

Posted by | May 6, 2014 1:19 pm

blood-driveThe Scott’s Branch High School JROTC will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Scott’s Branch High School gymnasium. Every donor will receive a free T-shirt.

False alarm at Willow Glen Academy

Posted by | May 6, 2014 11:45 am

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded just minutes ago to a false alarm at Willow Glen Academy. Per dispatch, a fire alarm was wrongfully sounded at the school about 11:40 a.m. The company maintaining the alarm notified dispatch that conditions were fine at the institution.


Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr.

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:59 am

Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr., husband of Rosalyn Black Riley, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in the comfort of his home.

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Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr.

Born March 26, 1951, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Elizabeth Tindal Riley Sr. Affectionately known as “Buddy,” he was a faithful member of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with the trustee ministry. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11078. Buddy loved to hunt, fish and garden, but most of all he loved his family.

He attended Manning Training High School … Read the rest

No injuries in Ocean Road fire

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:31 am

A fire early Monday afternoon that destroyed a home on Ocean Road in Alcolu thankfully did not injure the home’s occupant, according to Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg.

ocean-road-fire-12Richbourg said late Monday night that the woman living in the home in the 1100 block of Ocean Road heard a pop coming from her bedroom.

“When she went to the bedroom, it was filled with smoke,” Richbourg said. “She shut the door, and then left the home and called 911.”

Richbourg said the home sustained about $70,000 in damages and another $25,000 to its contents.

Walker takes 1st in 400 hurders, breaks own record at state track meet

Posted by | May 6, 2014 10:16 am

LMA ShieldLaurence Manning Academy senior Charlie Walker was victorious in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday in the SCISA state track meet at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. He also placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth as a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. He finished the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.66, breaking his own school record.

Aaron Kruger placed second in the 400-meters with a time of 56.43, and was also a member of the 4-by-400 relay team. Other team members included Brandon Fenters and Jordan Rock. Maleke Davis ran well in the 200-meters but did not place. … Read the rest

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.

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