Riggs plans to give Bibles to new church

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:31 pm

lolariggsLola Riggs, who won The Manning Times Bible verse contest four weeks in a row on Thursday, said she has a Bible of her own, but will give the ones she has collected from the contest to a new start-up church, Faith Church in Hemingway.

Hattie Mae David

Posted by | February 27, 2014 3:39 pm

hattie-m-davidSUMMERTON – Hattie Mae David died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Idella Lawson.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina (General) Lemon of Columbia and Athenia D. (Allan) Bosier of Summerton; four sisters, Cleo Abbotts of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ahaic Mae Lewis, Della Mae Lawson and Elreatha Lawson, all of Summerton; three brothers, Cleveland (Mert) Lawson of Summerton, Robert Lawson of Brooklyn and Willie Lawson of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a goddaughter; a brother-in-law, George Lee David of Miami; a very dear and close cousin, Williene … Read the rest

Virginia man, alleged kidnapper found with victim in Santee

Posted by | February 27, 2014 8:42 am

regelio lopezSANTEE (AP) – A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday after the S.C. Highway Patrol found his mother in his trunk at a rest area on Interstate 95.

Troopers were looking for the Cadillac after being told it was involved in a kidnapping in Virginia Beach, Va. Regelio Lopez, 20, is currently in custody by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Swampcats win soccer season opener at home

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:19 am

lma_shieldLaurence Manning Academy won its season opening soccer game against Covenant Central on Tuesday at home, 8-2. The Swampcats had 32 shots on goal, while Andrew Compton had 13 saves in goal. Olin Robinson had one goal and one assist. Toney Cruz also had one goal and assist. Will Wannamaker had three goals, while Austin Stout had four goals. The Swampcats travel to Thomas Sumter Academy today.

Lady Saints fall to Newberry in quarterfinals

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:04 am

lady saints 2The Lady Saints finished their season Monday night at Wilson Hall with an 11-13 record after a 34-24 loss to Newberry Academy. It was the team’s third time in four seasons making the SCISA 1A State Quarterfinals. Shannon Corbett and Abigail Jenkinson led the team, with seven points each. Delaney Peeler scored four points, while Emily Brunson scored three.

Voria S. Taylor

Posted by | February 27, 2014 3:59 am

LYNCHBURG — Voria S. Taylor died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Flora Green Shaw. She was a member of Judea Apostolic Church.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Judea Apostolic Church, 2500 Judea Lane in Florence with Apostle Dr. Donald Hyman, senior pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Hawkins Cemetery in Lynchburg.

The family received friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Verdie Taylor, 4965 Trinity Road in Lynchburg.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jefferson Funeral Home, 130 McIntosh

Lowcountry Fox Run this weekend

Posted by | February 26, 2014 10:58 pm

foxrunThe Lowcountry Fox Run, a fundraiser for the Turbeville Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, will be held Friday and Saturday at the fox pens in Foreston. A bench show and supper will be held 6 p.m. Friday, and breakfast will be 7 a.m. Saturday, followed by field trials and an auction. For more information, call (803) 452-5303.

Swampcats advance in playoffs after win against Porter Gaud

Posted by | February 26, 2014 8:29 pm

IMG_9285The Charleston Porter Gaud team was up at one point above the Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats by 10 points, but LMA ultimately won the game by that same margin, 78-68. Rashad Robinson led the Swampcats with 21 points, while Shakei Green scored 15 and Vaughnte Anderson scored 12. Rashae Bey also scored 12 for the Swampcats. They play again at 5 p.m. Friday at the Sumter Civic Center.

Police advise former inmates to check accounts

Posted by | February 26, 2014 3:54 pm



It may sound like something from a bizarre alternate universe, but if you’ve been a guest of the Clarendon County Detention Center in the past six months to a year, the Manning Police advise you to check your bank statements carefully.

Terrance Lavon Watson, 33, of 3832 St. Paul Road in Summerton, is a former CCDC officer arrested last week for allegedly using a former inmate’s credit card for personal expenses. He was released Feb. 20 – the day of his arrest – on a personal recognizance bond.

“Right now, we only know of the one incident,” said Manning … Read the rest

Emma Jane Garland McFadden

Posted by | February 26, 2014 11:30 am

SUMTER – Emma Jane Garland McFadden died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Family Residential Care Home in Sumter.

Born July 27, 1913, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Fred Garland Sr. and Martha Jane Garland. She was the third child out of seven siblings, and attended Clarendon County public schools. She was married to Pinkney McFadden, and this union was blessed with two children.

She accepted Christ and joined Union Hill Baptist Church in Turbeville. She worked for many years as a practical nurse, taking care of babies, which was her love. She was very caring of Read the rest

Ruritan pancake supper

Posted by | February 26, 2014 5:57 am


The Turbeville Ruritan Club will hold a Pancake Supper from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the East Clarendon High School cafeteria. All-you-can-eat tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.


Jessie Lee Neat

Posted by | February 25, 2014 10:32 pm

jessie-lee-neatCOLUMBIA – Jessie Lee Neat, widow of Joseph Neat, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia.

Born in Gable, she was a daughter of the late Brunson and Cora Cooper Johnson. She attended Sumter County public schools, and was a graduate of the Eastern High School Class of 1966. She moved to New York City in 1970, where she was employed by TWA Airlines until she retired. While in New York, she was a member of Highland Church in Queens, N.Y. After returning to Sumter, she reunited with her home church, Goodwill Presbyterian Church (USA) in … Read the rest

LMA girls fight losing battle against HHCA, 46-34

Posted by | February 25, 2014 6:16 pm

Hayley Hatfield fights to make a basket early Tuesday night at the Sumter Civic Center.

Hayley Hatfield fights to make a basket early Tuesday night at the Sumter Civic Center.

The basketball season ended early Tuesday evening for the Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls team, who lost 46-34 to Hilton Head Christian Academy at the Sumter County Civic Center.

The Lady Swampcats ended the season with a record of 14-14, said Head Coach Kendra Rowland, who was proud of their consistency.

Her team was unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities, she said, and the game “gradually got away” from them, despite scrappy third and fourth quarter play.

“The gap just got bigger and bigger,” … Read the rest

Albert Tomlin

Posted by | February 25, 2014 5:53 pm

tomlinSUMTER – Albert Tomlin, 65, companion of Mary Brock McKinney, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehab Center.

Born March 1, 1948, in Manning, he was a son of the late Thomas and Annie Wilson Tomlin. He attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating in 1967 from Manning Training School. He was a self-employed lawn mower mechanic and landscaper. He also worked at Georgia Pacific for many years. He was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church (USA) and served faithfully on the Trustee Board there.

Survivors besides his companion of the home include five children, Jerry Wilson of … Read the rest

District 2 part of new health initiative, nurse registry

Posted by | February 25, 2014 5:46 pm



A new registry should make Cindy Nerheim’s life a lot easier. She is Clarendon School District 2’s lead nurse, and is excited to be taking part in the new SCI Registry, a joint Department of Health and Environmental Control and S.C. Department of Education initiative. While DHEC has long had a central registry to keep track of which children are immunized and which immunizations they’ve received, the SCI Registry will make those records available to school nurses.
See the Feb. 27 edition of The Manning Times for more.

Mary Francine Brown

Posted by | February 25, 2014 3:59 pm

Mary Francine Brown, 60, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Roper Hospital in Charleston.

Born March 5, 1953, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late James Howard Brown and Leila Frances Galloway Thurston. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a brother, Larry Wayne Brown (Phyllis) of Kershaw; a sister, Elizabeth M. Maldonado of Sumter; and a number nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Cynthia B. Nunnery; and two brothers, Manuel Maldonado and Tony Maldonado.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the John … Read the rest

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