Governor’s Mansion to exhibit African-American art

Posted by | February 12, 2014 9:05 am

COLUMBIA – South Carolina First Gentleman Michael Haley is inviting the public to view what he calls a “one-of-a-kind” exhibit of African-American art at the Governor’s Mansion.

The exhibit features pieces originally owned by the Old Slave Mart Museum and is currently on loan from the Greater Acacia Collection, a foundation that maintains and preserves thousands of artifacts chronicling the African-American journey.

The free exhibit will be on display in the basement of the Lace House, within the Governor’s Mansion complex, for the first three full weeks of February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. The … Read the rest

Crappie Masters coming to Lake Marion

Posted by | February 12, 2014 7:28 am

crappie mastersLake Marion will host a Crappie Masters tournament this weekend, with a Big Fish Challenge on Friday and a one-day national qualifier on Saturday. Seminars for both events will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Manning High School on Paxville Highway. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The tournaments are open to the public, but membership is required for Saturday’s qualifier. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.




UPDATED: Clarendon County closings

Posted by | February 11, 2014 11:04 pm

CLOSEDThe following offices, schools and churches will be closed Thursday due to inclement weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning effective through noon Thursday.

All Clarendon County offices.

The City of Manning

The Town of Summerton

The Harvin Clarendon County Library

Clarendon school districts 1, 2 and 3.

Clarendon Hall and Laurence Manning Academy.

New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Manning will not have services Wednesday. All other activities are canceled at the church.

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Arrest made in Summerton shooting

Posted by | February 11, 2014 7:58 pm

anthony thomas jamesThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 23-year-old man for his role in a home invasion on Feb. 6 that resulted in the shooting death of an 18-year-old North Carolina Man. Anthony Thomas James, 23, of 1100 K.W. Hodge Road in Manning, was charged Tuesday evening with murder, according to Maj. Kipp Coker.  He is one of two suspects deputies allege invaded a home on Furse Road in Summerton on Feb. 6. Johnte Shaheed Holliday was shot twice in the chest during the incident, which happened at his 29-year-old uncle’s home. Reports indicate Holliday let the two men into … Read the rest

USC Upstate posts Fall 2013 honor roll

Posted by | February 11, 2014 4:20 pm

USCupstate-logoThe University of South Carolina Upstate has announced its Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the Fall 2013 semester, with three Clarendon County residents named to each.

Emily Bryant and Jenna Foster, both of Manning, and Tyrone Cummings, earned a 4.0 GPA and were enrolled in at least 12 course hours to earn their spots on the Chancellor’s List. Jillian Benton and Deleisha McFadden, both of Manning, and Courtney Manning of Summerton earned a 3.25 GPA or higher and were enrolled in at least 12 course hours to earn their spots on the Dean’s List. Upper-classmen must earn a 3.5 or … Read the rest

MHS junior chosen for Future Medical Leaders conference in nation’s capital

Posted by | February 11, 2014 4:08 pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – A junior at Manning High School will be spending the next few days as a guest of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

New Covenant services canceled Wednesday

Posted by | February 11, 2014 1:34 pm

New Covenant Presbyterian Church’s elders have canceled all Wednesday activities due to impending inclement weather. The church will not have its Wednesday after-school program, with no meal or Bible study following. There will be no youth activities or session meeting. The Sweetheart Banquet scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today will still be held.


Library to close early Tuesday

Posted by | February 11, 2014 12:10 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close at 5:30 p.m. today due to impending inclement weather. The library will remain closed Wednesday. Decisions about reopening Thursday will be made Wednesday.

School closings for Wednesday and Thursday

Posted by | February 11, 2014 12:00 pm

school-closingsClarendon County will experience the following school closings for Wednesday and Thursday due to pending inclement weather. A winter-weather warning was issued at 11 a.m. today, and will continue through Thursday morning.

Clarendon School District 1 – Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Clarendon School District 2 – Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Clarendon School District 3 – Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Clarendon Hall – Closed Wednesday and Thursday. All extracurricular activities – including basketball playoffs scheduled for today and Thursday – have been canceled. Check for more.

Laurence Manning Academy – Closed Wednesday. Decisions about Thursday will be made and announced … Read the rest

Dorn VA Medical gets new chief of staff

Posted by | February 11, 2014 11:28 am

dr. bernardCOLUMBIA – Dr. Bernard L. DeKoning has been announced as the new chief of staff of Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.


“Dr. DeKoning brings a wealth of experience as a senior healthcare professional,” said Interim Director Maria Andrews during an announcement on Feb. 4. “We are looking forward to his leadership of our clinical programs.”

See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Samuels Funeral Home LLC handling services for Maurice Conyers

Posted by | February 11, 2014 11:15 am

Funeral services for Maurice Jeffery Conyers will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home of Manning.

Conyers, 23, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Manning.

Born Feb. 28, 1990, in Manning, he was a son of Unie James and Mashell Conyers.

The family will receive friends at the home of his aunt, Donna Conyers, 1947 Paddock Road in Manning.

LMA B-Team games moved up today

Posted by | February 11, 2014 11:01 am

The Laurence Manning Academy B-Team basketball games will be moved up to 4 and 5 p.m. today. If there are any further changes due to weather, the school will notify Games scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled entirely and will not be rescheduled.


Clarendon Hall postpones games

Posted by | February 11, 2014 9:14 am

Athletic Director Ritchie Way has announced that Clarendon Hall will postpone its games scheduled for Tuesday. He said Wednesday is “not looking good either.”


‘A Night Under the Stars’

Posted by | February 11, 2014 9:03 am

The Women’s Ministry of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church will host “A Night Under the Stars,” a Valentines Day gala, from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Taw Caw Community Outreach Center. For more information, call Karen Johnson at (803) 840-3482 or Rosalind Huggins at (803) 410-9699.

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