Softball B-Team wins first game

Posted by | March 4, 2014 3:40 am

LMA ShieldThe B-Team girls from Laurence Manning Academy won against Orangeburg Prep in their first softball game of the season on Monday, with a final score of 15-0. Liz Hussy was the winning pitcher. Trinity Harrington went 3-3 with a double, and Keeley Hulse also went 2-2. Ann Bethea Barwick was 2-2.


Tuesday has a cold weather outlook

Posted by | March 3, 2014 10:24 pm

cold weather tuesdayCold temperatures as low as the mid-20s on Monday night will continue into Tuesday, which will stay in the mid- to low-40s, according to The site predicts a cloudy day with a slight chance of rain. The high should top out at 44 degrees, and winds should be about 10 to 15 miles per hour. The cold weather could continue into Wednesday, according to forecasts.



Clarendon Celtics go undefeated

Posted by | March 3, 2014 5:40 pm

clarendon_celticsThe Clarendon Celtics, a recreational basketball team consisting of 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls, had an undefeated season before their final game on Thursday night. The team was coached this year by Annette Calvin and John Fulton. Check back at for more information.

Self-defense class for women and girls tonight, March 27

Posted by | March 3, 2014 4:32 pm

A free self-defense class for women and girls (old enough to stay home along and/or babysit) will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Clarendon Baptist Church, 1780 Main St. in Alcolu. The same course will be taught 6-8 p.m. March 27 at the F.E. DuBose Center should you not be able to make it tonight.


Dorothy Jean Pugh Anderson

Posted by | March 3, 2014 2:49 pm

ready_dorothy_andersonDorothy Jean Pugh Anderson, 86, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Agape Hospice in Columbia with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren by her side.

Born Aug. 6, 1927, in Williamston, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Iona Dye Pugh. 

She was a devoted member of Manning First Baptist Church. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and the Clarendon Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Dorothy retired from Schwartz Brothers Insurance in Chicago, Ill., at age 55 and from Clarendon Memorial Hospital at age 78. Dorothy dedicated her life to helping others. She loved her friends … Read the rest

Eugene “Gene” Conyers

Posted by | March 3, 2014 2:21 pm

Eugene “Gene” Conyers, 74, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home, 1366 George Conyers Road in Manning.

Born Dec. 7, 1939, in the Halleytown section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Deacon George Conyers Sr. and Corine Martin Conyers. He attended Clarendon County public schools.

Survivors include a son, Marcellus (Deloris) Conyers; three grandchildren, April (Gerall) Singleton, Amanda Conyers and Marcellus Deon Conyers; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Creola Morgan; and two brothers, Leroy Conyers and Ulysses (Francis) Conyers.

A public viewing will be held 1-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. … Read the rest

Mullinses at Daddy-Daughter Dance

Posted by | March 3, 2014 11:34 am

mullinsDonald Scott Mullins escorted his 4-year-old daughter, Katherine, a student at Manning Early Childhood Center, to the New Covenant Presbyterian Church Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday. Send your pictures to



Bmart closing soon

Posted by | March 3, 2014 11:14 am



Travis Brown Jr. holds up a copy of a Grand Opening advertisement from Sept. 25, 1937. Brown has been slowly closing down Bmart since the beginning of the year. See the March 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Pine Knoll, Country Club Estates discussed for city annexation

Posted by | March 3, 2014 9:23 am



Two subdivisions outside city limits could become a part of Manning later this year.

Manning City Council held a workshop Feb. 20 to discuss the possible annexation of Pine Knoll and Country Club Estates, and according to Administration A. Scott Tanner, residents from both subdivisions have asked the city for the measure.

“Basically, at the meeting the other night, we presented the methods of annexation to council members and told them what we would need to do to get this accomplished, if that’s the way they want to go,” Tanner said.

He said … Read the rest

Elloree Museum hosts Fillies and Follies

Posted by | March 2, 2014 9:59 pm

elloree museumThe Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center will present the 3rd annual Fillies and Follies March 21 at 499 Wild Hearts Road in Cameron, featuring music from the O’Kaysions. It is a fabulous event filled with dancing, silent auctions, open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres in celebration of the Elloree Trials. Tickets are $60, and include food and open bar. All proceeds benefit the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. For more information, call (803) 897-2225.

Ericksons at Daddy-Daughter Dance

Posted by | March 2, 2014 6:26 pm

ericksonNick Erickson, right, accompanied his two daughters, Emma, 8, and Paige, 6, to the New Covenant Presbyterian Church Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday evening. Emma is a third-grade student at Manning Primary School, and Paige is in K5 at Manning Early Childhood Center. Please send your pictures to


Today’s beautiful weather may lead to Monday showers

Posted by | March 2, 2014 5:09 pm

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While Monday is expected to have temperatures in the low 70s, showers may be part of your evening commute. Winds are expected to be about 14 mph, and the humidity will be at 71 percent. Forecasts call for rain starting in the late afternoon and early evening, but the day should be bright and sunny.


Dr. Strat Stavrou joins CHS family of phyisicians

Posted by | March 2, 2014 3:17 pm

Strat_StavrouDr. Strat Stavrou, a renowned area cardiologist, has joined the Clarendon Health System family of physicians. He will start March 10 seeing patients at Clarendon Cardiovascular Associates, across the street from the main entrance of Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Stavrou previously had a cardiology practice in Sumter, with hospital affiliations with Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Lexington Medical Center and Providence Hospital.

To schedule an appointment, call Clarendon Cardiovascular Associates at (803) 435-5275. For more information, visit





Wendts attend Daddy-Daughter Dance

Posted by | March 2, 2014 1:26 pm

wendtsChrist Wendt, center, took daughters Hailey, 8, and Jordan, 5, to the New Covenant Presbyterian Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday evening.

Check back for more pictures throughout the week. Send your pictures to


Business and Bridal Expo in Summerton today

Posted by | March 2, 2014 12:01 am

bridal expoThe Taw Caw Community Outreach Center will present a Business and Bridal Expo from 1 to 8 p.m. today at 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton, next to Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. There will be food, shopping, free tastings, prizes, music and more, according to organizer Geri Kemp. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call Kemp at (803) 460-1360. The Business and Bridal Expo will benefit the center.

Check back with throughout the week for pictures.


Lady Saints defeat Dorchester in season-opener

Posted by | March 1, 2014 10:06 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Lady Saints defeated Dorchester Academy 13-3 in five innings on Saturday to open up their season. Gracyn Royce picked up the win in the circle, striking out five opposing players and only walking one. Shannon Corbett was 3-3 with three RBIs; Brittany Bays was 2-3 with three RBIs; and Aubrey Johnson was 2-2 with two RBIs.


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