Bagnal, new council members to be sworn in at tonight’s Summerton Town Council meeting

Posted by | May 13, 2014 3:22 pm


Donald “Mac” Bagnal Jr.

Incoming Summerton Mayor Mac Bagnal will be sworn-in tonight during the regular meeting of Summerton Town Council, taking a position held for eight years by Jay Bruner. Lionel C. Stukes IV, Michael W. Wells and Bryan Rembert will also be sworn-in to four-year terms on Town Council. The meeting is 6 p.m. today at Summerton Town Hall.



Lorenzo “Bo Bo” Tindal

Posted by | May 13, 2014 12:06 pm

Lorenzo “Bo Bo” Tindal, 57, husband of Cynthia Gibson Tindal, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the home of his sister, Gloria Tindal.

lorenzo tindalBorn Dec. 13, 1956, in Manning, he was a son of the late Alphonso “Gent” Tindal Sr. and O’Bell Simon Tindal. He was a graduate of the Manning High School Class of 1975. He was employed by V.B. Williams Furniture Co. and Pilgrim’s Pride in Sumter.

Survivors besides his wife, Cynthia G. Tindal of the home include two sons, Lorenzo “Wes” Tindal and Kyrell M. Gibson; three sisters, Betty Ann Tindal, Gloria Tindal and Sylvia Harris; four … Read the rest

Gospel Sing-Out at Mt. Pleasant RMUE Church

Posted by | May 13, 2014 8:05 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. Friday. The host pastor is the Rev. Powell Hampton Jr. For more information, call Evangelist Dollie Kinlaw, president of the board, at (803) 225-6603.

Swampcats lose to Wilson Hall

Posted by | May 12, 2014 9:06 pm

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats varsity baseball team lost Monday 1-0 to Wilson Hall. They will play 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Hall in Sumter in the second of three games in the State Championship series.

Clarendon Hall announces new head football coach

Posted by | May 12, 2014 8:12 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdClarendon Hall announced Monday that Michael Tindall will join its staff in June as head football coach and physical education instructor. He will also coach varsity boys basketball and junior varsity baseball.
Tindal is a graduate of Bowman Academy and Claflin University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in human performance and recreation. He comes to Clarendon Hall from Andrew Jackson Academy in Erhardt, where he served as athletic director, physical education instructor and a football, basketball and baseball coach.

Land awarded honorary degree

Posted by | May 12, 2014 6:49 pm



College of Charleston Board of Trustees Secretary Frank Gadsden hooded Board of Trustees Emerita Marie Land on Saturday during the college’s spring commencement exercises. Land was recognized because of her longtime service on the board, and for working with four different college presidents to grow the college in size and stature. She has served on the board since 1988, and was chair from 2009-13.

Nina Mae Brannan Wilson

Posted by | May 12, 2014 4:53 pm

SUMTER – Nina Mae Brannan Wilson, 94, widow of Duncan Malloy Wilson Jr., died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.


Nina Mae Brannan Wilson

Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Merryville, La., she was a daughter of the late Gaylord A. Brannan and Ida Mae Dill Brannan. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Pastor Jimmy F. (Penny) Wilson of Illinois; a daughter, Sandra W. (James) Owens of Sumter; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Wilson of Maryland; a sister, Betty B. Bozard of Cameron; 13 grandchildren, Pelesia Carson, Jerry Wilson, Lisa Jones and … Read the rest

Adorable baby spotted at Manning Restaurant

Posted by | May 12, 2014 3:22 pm

Baby eats 3

Sara-Londyn Richburg, who turned 10 months old today, celebrated the occasion with lunch at Manning Restaurant with her mother Shannon Richburg and aunt Brandy Rawls.

Several sources told The Manning Times the fried chicken was delicious.

John Bernard Blackwood

Posted by | May 12, 2014 2:08 pm

SUMMERTON – John Bernard Blackwood, 89, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility.

Born February 8, 1925, in Providence, R.I., he was a son of the late John Bernard Blackwood, Sr. and the late Margaret McGillick Welch. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired machinist with Texas Instruments.

No local services are planned. Burial will take place in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, R.I.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

Three local teams play for state today

Posted by | May 12, 2014 2:05 pm

Clarendon Hall’s softball team, along with Laurence Manning’s baseball and softball teams are in action today for state championship rings. Laurence Manning’s softball team plays 5 p.m today at Wilson Hall. Clarendon Hall’s softball team is playing 6 p.m. today in Summerton against Colleton Prep. Laurence Manning’s baseball team plays 7 p.m. today against Wilson Hall at home. Each team will be playing a best-of-three series. Be sure to go support your local teams.LMA - CLARENDON HALL

Christopher Heck sentenced to 35 years for 2011 slaying

Posted by | May 12, 2014 12:55 pm

Christopher Heck, 31, of Huntington, W.Va., pleaded guilty on Monday to murder and first-degree burglary before 3rd Circuit Judge W. Jeffrey Young at the Clarendon Community Center in Manning.


Christopher Heck, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to murder and first-degree burglary.

Young sentenced Heck to 35 years in prison, which was the recommendation from the 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Heck was arrested in November 2011 for the murder of Charlotte B. Altman, 47, of Camden, who was found stabbed to death in her father’s lake house on Beaver Drive in Manning. Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” … Read the rest

Clarendon magazine is here!

Posted by | May 12, 2014 11:33 am

Clarendon, a guide to Clarendon County, was delivered to The Manning Times office today, and we will be distributing it throughout the county this week!


Faces of Relay: Fred Huth

Posted by | May 12, 2014 11:28 am

The Rev. Fred Huth, 89, of Lynchburg, beat prostate cancer eight years ago, but said Friday night’s Relay for Life held at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium was his first.

“It’s all new to me,” he said. “I had read about it, and had been approached by several cancer survivors groups. I appreciate the hospitality and the way it’s been handled.”


Jennifer Rose earns degree from Coastal Carolina

Posted by | May 12, 2014 6:28 am

CONWAY – New Zion native Jennifer Rose received Saturday a bachelor of science in exercise and sport science during graduation ceremonies at Coastal Carolina University. She was among more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate candidate for degrees at CCU’s spring 2015 commencement ceremony.


Lady Saints advance to championship series

Posted by | May 11, 2014 9:43 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Lady Saints outscored their opponents this weekend 32-3, and have advanced to the championship series. They will host Colleton Prep at 6 p.m. Monday in Summerton. They will play 5 p.m. Tuesday at Colleton Prep in Walterboro. The Lady Saints improved their record overall to 20-8.

In Game 1 held Friday the team defeated St. Johns Christian Academy 10-3. Brittany Bays was 2-4 with 2 RBI. Shannon Corbett was 3-4 with a RBI. Jordan Carter was 2-4 with a triple. Gracyn Royce was winning pitcher, and had a triple with three RBI.

In Game 2 on Friday, … Read the rest


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