Main Street Manning to hold Egg Hunt

Posted by | April 8, 2014 12:00 pm

MSM-StackedMain Street Manning will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 6 p.m. April 17 at Gibbons Street Park. Eggs will have surprises, and three age groups may participate: 3 and younger, 4-6 and 7-11. Main Street Manning is a department of the City of Manning. For more information, call Carrie Trebil at Manning City Hall at (803) 435-8477.

Deputies bust moonshine still

Posted by | April 8, 2014 10:29 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force announced Tuesday morning that deputies seized ingredients and equipment typically used in the manufacture of moonshine.


Capt. Ricky Richards said deputies seized 700 gallons of mash, capable of making up to 600 gallons of moonshine; 20 gallons of finished moonshine; a 200-gallon cooking pot; and 20 bags of corn.

“At about $50-60 a gallon, that’s about a $35,000 total street value possible from these materials,” Richards said.

Richards and Maj. Kipp Coker said the still was found near a home in the 1000 block of Oriole Place by employees of R&J Farm.Read the rest

Saturday with the Mayor

Posted by | April 8, 2014 9:32 am

Julia NelsonManning Mayor Julia Nelson will make herself available to residents and business owners of the city of Manning from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall. This will give an opportunity for the public to express their concerns and ideas regarding the city. Those wishing to schedule an appointment should call Daun Davis at (803) 435-8477, ext. 121, by 5 p.m. Friday. Residents with appointments should enter City Hall at the North Mill Street entrance.

Robert Lawton Arnette Sr.

Posted by | April 8, 2014 8:35 am

KINGSTREE — Robert Lawton Arnette Sr., 79, widower of “Dottie” Dunford Arnette, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home in Columbia.

Born Aug. 5, 1934, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Victor Lawton and Ruth Fitch Arnette. He was a graduate of Lake City High School, attended Furman University and was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Mr. Arnette received his master’s degree from Louisiana State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was the retired president of The Exchange Bank of Kingstree. Robert was a former member of the Kingstree Rotary Club … Read the rest

Manning, Summerton holding elections today

Posted by | April 8, 2014 6:47 am

Voting for District 2 for Manning City Council will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Today at the Billie S. Fleming Protective Services Building on Boyce Street. Incumbent Diane Georgia is facing Janice Reed Coney. Voting is limited to District 2 residents only. Meanwhile, Summerton voters will choose between Terrance Tindal and Mac Bagnal for mayor there at Town Hall.

Mobile Library plans two stops today

Posted by | April 8, 2014 6:22 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops today:

3:45-5:15 p.m., Busy Bees.

5:30-6:30 p.m., Scott’s Fast Break.



Windo Robert Curry

Posted by | April 7, 2014 7:09 pm

Windo Robert Curry, 78, husband of Mertie Hodge Strickland Curry, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Windo-Curry-001Born Nov. 6, 1935, in Pamplico, he was a son of the late Ander A. Curry and Dora Winne Johnson Curry. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Santee Print Works.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning include a stepdaughter, Patty (William Hugh) Epps of Alcolu; three grandchildren, Will (Kathryn) Epps and Nancy (Heyward) Moore, both of Manning, and McNeil (Megan) Epps of Greenville; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Tommy; and a sister, Wendy.

The family would … Read the rest


Posted by | April 7, 2014 4:03 pm

The Manning Times’ Clarendon Cooks Cookbooks are available for pickup at The Manning Times’ office.

Rain in the forecast

Posted by | April 7, 2014 2:39 pm

Rural wisteria

Showers likely, with a possible thunderstorm this afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, rain has a 70 percent chance of falling on Clarendon County this afternoon. Winds from the south might reach 30 mph as temps hover from the high 50s to low 60s.

Bring an umbrella and a sturdy jacket.

Arlen Road home invasion leads to shooting

Posted by | April 7, 2014 2:28 pm

investigationsA 37-year-old Manning man is recovering at Clarendon Memorial Hospital after a home invasion late Friday night led to the man being shot.

According to reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Morasji R. Blanding was shot after two alleged intruders entered the home with handguns asking him and another 57-year-old occupant “where the money is.”

Maj. Kipp Coker said the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. No descriptions of the alleged perpetrators were given in reports. Please call (803) 435-4414 if you have any information regarding this incident.


Hannah Dais

Posted by | April 7, 2014 10:00 am

BRONX, N.Y. – Hannah Dais died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx.

Born in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Richard Allen Days and Lettie Johnson Days.

The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Katherine Days Pack, 1144 Hyman Drive in Manning.

Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning will announce arrangements.


Wee Academy hosting Mobile Library today

Posted by | April 7, 2014 6:20 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today:

1-3 p.m., Wee Academy.


Maynard selected for Editor & Publisher’s ‘Top 25 under 35’

Posted by | April 6, 2014 7:02 pm



Manning Times Publisher Leigh Ann Maynard was chosen by Editor & Publisher as one of its Top 25 under 35 for 2014. The magazine spoke with her about her work in the newspaper industry, and particularly her efforts at releasing Clare, a woman’s magazine, and Clarendon, a county-wide magazine, in the past year and continuing efforts for those publications. Read that interview here, along with those of other professionals.


Marie David Jackson

Posted by | April 6, 2014 4:50 pm

SUMMERTON – Marie David Jackson, 83, wife of Moses Jackson Sr., died Thursday, April 3 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Born Feb. 11, 1931, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Selvin David and Annaliza Smith David Richburg.

The family will receive friends at the home, 3088 Wash Davis Road in Summerton.

Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


JV Lady Saints defeat Andrew Jackson at home

Posted by | April 6, 2014 4:02 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall junior varsity girls softball team defeated Andrew Jackson 22-12 in five innings in Summerton on Friday. Bailey Connors led the offense, going 4-4. Sydney Wells was 2-2. Ava English, Devyn Royce and Glenda Kay Broadway each had two hits. Broadway was the winning pitcher.


Wreck with no injuries on I-95

Posted by | April 6, 2014 1:36 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a vehicle wreck with no injuries at the 119 mile-marker and exit in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. The wreck happened about 1:19 p.m. Traffic may be slower during this time.

2014 Striped Bass Festival Pageant: Tiny Miss winner, contestants

Posted by | April 6, 2014 1:32 pm

Gracynn Rae Carney was named the 2014 Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival. Check back during the next few days for pictures of all contestants and winners.

TM_Haleigh Brooke Tackett

Tiny Miss contestant Haleigh Brooke Tackett

TM_Gracynn Raine Carney

Tiny Miss winner Gracynn Raine Carney

TM_Brynli Madison Hooks

Tiny Miss contestant Madison Hooks

Tiny Miss 1st Runner-up Kinslee Rae Duke

Tiny Miss 1st Runner-up Kinslee Rae Duke


MHS senior John Tricoche wins Goat Island Boat Club scholarship

Posted by | April 6, 2014 1:15 pm

John Tricoche, a senior at Manning High School who plans to study agriculture education at Clemson University starting in the fall, was announced on Friday night during opening ceremonies for the 35th annual Striped Bass Festival as the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Goat Island Boat Club.




Lady Saints victorious in Thursday, Friday games

Posted by | April 6, 2014 1:01 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdClarendon Hall’s varsity girls were victorious in their games on Thursday and Friday. The Lady Saints defeated Patrick Henry on Thursday, 13-0, in five innings in Estill. Brittany Pack led the offense, going 2-2. Shannon Corbett and Emily Brunson each had a double. Jordan Carter picked up the win in the circle, striking out three and giving up only two hits and walking only one. On Friday, Pack again led the offense against Andrew Jackson in Summerton, a game that ended 11-0 after five innings to improve the Lady Saints’ record to 12-6 overall and 4-1 in conference. Pack was … Read the rest

Pilot Club holding Card Benefit

Posted by | April 6, 2014 9:45 am

Green_Gold_Pilot_Wheel_156114958The Clarendon Pilot Club will sponsor a Card Benefit from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Manning United Methodist Church. There will be refreshments and door prizes, as well as a high prize for each table. The cost is $15 per person, with a minimum of four people per table. Score pads will be furnished, but participants are asked to bring their own cards. For more information, or to register, call Norma Andrews at (803) 435-5402 or Sandra Brewer at (803) 473-3186.


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