Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 2, 2014 8:58 am
The pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning is praising God today after a small fire broke out about 3 a.m. in one of the church’s Sunday school rooms.
“We are thankful for God and his providence, and that the fire wasn’t much worse than it was,” said Pastor Marcus Van Vlake.
Ultimately, the fire destroyed the inside of one classroom, and an adjacent room and bathroom were damaged heavily by smoke and water. Van Vlake said Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said the fire was quite close to getting into the building’s roof.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 2, 2014 7:13 am
An early morning fire at New Covenant Presbyterian Church on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning was contained to one Sunday school classroom. The fire happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday. Manninglive.com will have an update soon after going to the church.
UPDATE (9 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014): Early morning fire damages two classrooms at New Covenant
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 10:28 pm
A large crowed gathered on the Clarendon County Courthouse grounds on Thursday night to pray for our leaders, military, families, schools, first responders, pastors and even salvation. The National Day of Prayer observance was organized by three local pastors, the Revs. Mike Murdoch, James Dilinger and David Carlson.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 8:10 pm
Wyboo Community Church, 12135 S.C. 260 near the dam at Randolph’s Landing, has postponed its yard and bake sale planned for Saturday due to extenuating circumstances. Check back for a new time and date!
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 4:54 pm
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Minister David Lee Samuel Williams died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center University in Charlotte, N.C.
Born Dec. 25, 1928, in Washington, N.C., he was a son of the late Jack Williams and Mary Hopkins. He was an assistant pastor and faithful member of True Word Missionary Baptist Church in Paxville. His memory will be cherished by a number of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Friday at True Word Missionary Baptist Church, 10750 Scott Ave. in Paxville, with the Rev. Robert E. Gibson, senior pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot
Posted by Staff | May 1, 2014 4:14 pm
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church near Davis Station will hold its annual Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, with Eartha Carter, pastor of Prayer House Mission, as guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 3:43 pm
The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel are currently responding to a wreck with reported injuries between the 121 and 122 mile-markers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Manning. The wreck happened about 3:34 p.m. Wednesday. Scanner traffic confirmed that everyone is out of the vehicle, which ran off the highway. Traffic may be slower during this time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 1:58 pm
Manning Times’ readers voted Clarendon Exterminating as the 2014 Clarendon’s Best Pest Control. We still have a few winners left to post! Check back throughout the rest of this week and weekend for the final few of our more than 80 winners.
Posted by Staff | May 1, 2014 12:13 pm
Floyd Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1840 New Zion Road in Lake City, will hold a Supper and Auction on Friday, with supper at 5 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go toward a mission trip to Costa Rica.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 11:53 am
Manning City Council will hold a 2014-15 fiscal year budget workshop at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. Please take the North Mill Street entrance and the stairs to council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. For more information, call (803) 435-8477.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 10:06 am
The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats finished their season on Tuesday with a win against Pee Dee Academy in Marion, 6-5. Lundee Olsen was the winning pitcher, with eight strikeouts. Taylor Lea was 3-4; and Brooke Ward was 1-1 with an RBI. Ellen Dinkins, Ashton Rogers and Lundee Olsen each had an RBI. The team finished the season with an overall record of 18-2, and was first in the conference with 5-0.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 7:34 am
A worship service for the National Day of Prayer – to give honor and to seek the will of the Lord Jesus Christ – will be held 7 p.m. today on the Clarendon County Courthouse lawn. Come and be blessed with spiritual encouragement for your soul!
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 1, 2014 6:34 am
The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today in Clarendon County: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Summerton Piggly Wiggly. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 9:42 pm
The Manning High School Monarchs girls and boys teams won the Region VI-3A Track Championship on Wednesday. The girls’ team scored 213, while Darlington was the next-closest with 135. Hartsville scored 50; Lakewood scored 45; and Marlboro and Crestwood scored 20. The boys scored 168 to win, while Darlington scored 123; Crestwood, 106; Lakewood, 78; and Hartsville and Marlboro, 14 each.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 4:19 pm
A 33-year-old Manning man charged April 14 for his alleged role in a moonshine distillery in Jordan has posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond to be released.
Harold Anthony James of 2155 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning posted bond shortly after his arrest, but the information did not become available on the Clarendon County Public Court Index until recently.
James was charged with unlawful manufacture, transfer or possession of a distillery, first offense, a few days after Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies seized materials typically associated with the manufacture of illegal alcohol.
Capt. Ricky Richards said deputies seized 700 gallons of … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 1:46 pm
Clarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as a part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 8 at Summerton Early Childhood Center. For more information, call Glenda Coard or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 12:02 pm
Morgan Bacon, 17, of West Columbia, was crowned April 20 as Miss Teen South Carolina International 2014 at Charleston Music Hall. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Melton of Manning and Billy Melton of Kershaw. She will represent South Carolina from Aug. 1-2 at the International Pageant in Jacksonville, Fla., against other young women from the U.S. and other countries around the world. See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 11:31 am
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Rep. Robert Ridgeway to Andy Stout, owner of Shoney’s in Manning.
On April 19, 2014, my wife and I were dining at Shoney’s Restaurant of Manning. During our meal, a disturbance occurred across the dining room. A man was choking and his wife was yelling for help. As a physician, paramedic and firefighter, I responded immediately, and upon my arrival, one of your waitresses had already accessed the situation and was taking action. (She was just one or two tables away).
She actually diagnosed the problem and performed the appropriate maneuvers to … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | April 30, 2014 11:12 am
Looks like some rain is on the way.
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 60 percent chance of rain today, with showers and thunderstorms most likely between noon and 2 p.m. Winds will gust from the south at 18 to 36 mph. Tonight’s forecast will most likely see more of the same, with the wind and rain hitting us between 8 and 11 p.m. as temps drop to the mid 60s.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | April 30, 2014 8:00 am
Clarendon School District 2 will hold a parent information meeting at 6 p.m. today at Manning High School for the parents of students heading into seventh, eighth and ninth grades and interested in apply for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program for the 2014-15 school year.
The AVID College Readiness System (ARCS) accelerates student learning, and uses research-based methods of effective instruction while providing meaningful and motivational professional learning. For more information, call the Guidance Office at Manning High School at (803) 435-4417.