LMA JV boys defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | February 14, 2014 8:10 pm

lma_shieldTaylor Lee and Brandon Hutson each scored nine points on the way to an LMA home victory against Wilson Hall on Friday night. The final score was a close 34-31.

LMA varsity girls defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | February 14, 2014 7:47 pm

courtney beatsonCourtney Beatson led the Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls to a strong win against Wilson Hall at home on Friday, 52-42. She scored 18 points for the team, while Emily McElveen scored 15.

LMA girls defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | February 14, 2014 7:38 pm

courtney beatsonCourtney Beatson led the Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls to a strong win against Wilson Hall at home on Friday, 52-42. She scored 18 points for the team, while Emily McElveen scored 15.

Striped Bass Festival events announced for 2014

Posted by | February 14, 2014 6:34 pm

striped bass festival.jpgThe Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events for the 2014 Striped Bass Festival, which will be held the first weekend in April.


The Striped Bass Festival Pageant will be held April 3 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. The opening ceremonies will follow April 4 at the Clarendon County Gazebo on Keitt Street. Super Saturday will be held April 5, and the Poker Run will be held April 12.


More detailed information will be provided at a later time.


Lost pups in Pine Knoll area

Posted by | February 14, 2014 4:14 pm

Has anyone lost puppies or know anyone who has in the Pine Knoll, Rudy Road and Gibbons Street area? It’s a solid black Chihuahua and tan-and-black schnauzer? Both are very well-groomed and both appear to have a family. Manninglive.com will post a picture soon.

Clarendon sets up debris disposal sites

Posted by | February 14, 2014 3:14 pm


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Tom Vose uses his new chainsaw on Friday afternoon to clear away debris from an ice storm responsible for downing many limbs, branches and entire trees.

For residents wondering what to do with storm debris, Clarendon Administrator David Epperson said six sites will be open for the “disposal of all vegetative debris associated with the recent weather event.”

“The following sites will be available for Clarendon County residents to dispose of vegetative debris using private trucks and vehicles without charge,” Epperson said.

The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to … Read the rest

Briggs Chapel Black History Program

Posted by | February 14, 2014 2:45 pm

Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 7135 Wash Davis Road in Summerton, will hold a Black History Month program at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 during regular morning worship services.

Crappie Masters canceled

Posted by | February 14, 2014 2:43 pm

2014LakeMarionThe Crappie Masters tournament scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to this week’s inclement winter weather.

Please call the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 435-4405 for more information.

Summerton shooting suspect denied bond

Posted by | February 14, 2014 12:45 pm

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A 23-year-old man arrested Tuesday for his part in the shooting death of an 18-year-old North Carolina man will remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center pending a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.

Anthony Thomas James, 23, of 11 K.W. Hodge Road in Manning, was denied bond on Wednesday on a charge of murder in relation to the Feb. 6 home invasion with another unidentified suspect that led to the death of Johnte Shaheed Holliday, who was shot twice in the chest during the incident.

Reports indicate Holliday let the two men into the home … Read the rest

Clarendon County NAACP meeting

Posted by | February 14, 2014 12:33 pm

The Clarendon County branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Santee AME Church, 1045 Dingle Pond Road in the North Santee community of Clarendon County. The Rev. Willie Starks will be the speaker, and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, call President Robert A. McFadden Sr. at (803) 225-4085, or email mdr085@yahoo.com.

Manning gets covered in ice

Posted by | February 14, 2014 12:25 pm

Grace Surette shared these pictures from her ride through downtown Manning on Wednesday afternoon.


Power restored for most today

Posted by | February 14, 2014 10:12 am

The majority of Clarendon County residents should see their power restored today.

As of 10:30 a.m., about 9,000 people were still without power, said Anthony Mack, the county’s Emergency Management Director.

Because of the greatly improved weather, it’s expected utility crews will make significant progress today, he said.

Black River Electric Co-Op CEO Herb Leaird said Friday morning he has “high hopes” that most everybody will get their power back today, or early this evening.

“We have the resources in place,” he said. “Some will be missed, no question, but we made great progress yesterday in Clarendon County. And today … Read the rest

Plantation Singers delight Weldon audience

Posted by | February 14, 2014 8:58 am

The Plantation Singers from Charleston delighted a Weldon Auditorium audience gathered to hear spirituals and other old-time favorites on Saturday.

When are the lights coming back on?

Posted by | February 14, 2014 5:30 am

If you are a Duke Energy customer your power is expected to be back on Sunday around 11:45am.
Santee Electric is still reporting over 7,000 customers in Clarendon County without power and currently does not have an expected time for the power to be restored to their customers. Please continue to check manninglive.com for your weather condition and electricity updates.

Office delays for Friday

Posted by | February 13, 2014 7:52 pm

weather-delaysThe City of Manning will operate on a normal schedule Friday, but Clarendon County offices will open at 10 a.m. The Harvin Clarendon County Library will also open at noon.

Family displaced by Thursday morning fire

Posted by | February 13, 2014 1:18 pm

A Thursday morning structure fire destroyed a Walker Street home, said Clarendon County Fire Department Chief Frances Richbourg, but no one was injured.

About 10 a.m., units responded to 1 Walker St., she said, finding a single wide mobile home almost fully involved with fire.

Firefighters worked for close to an hour to extinguish the blaze and protect surrounding buildings, which escaped damage.

Richbourg estimated the home sustained $15,000 in damage to the structure with $7,500 in damage to the contents. The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced family, she said.

Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen said his department … Read the rest

What’s open in town?

Posted by | February 13, 2014 12:30 pm

The roads are still fairly slushy but navigable. And there are plenty of places that are open for business:

D & H Barbecue, Lamar’s Country Corner, Sugar and Spice Fairy, Sonic, McDonald’s, Walmart, Hardee’s, The Corner Diner, Piggly Wiggly Deli are all open.

Weldon Auditorium is providing shelter if needed.

Bettie Ruth Brock Walker

Posted by | February 13, 2014 11:43 am

Bettie Ruth Brock Walker, widow of Albert Walker, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Born Feb. 4, 1948, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Nettie Brock and Gainful Cain Brock.

Survivors include three children, Kenya Brock, Tyron Walker and Shane C. Walker.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Society Hill AME Church, S.C. 260 South in Manning, with the Rev. Mary Rhodes officiating.

The family received friends at the home, 1113 R. Johnson Road in the Davis Station community of Clarendon County.

Online condolences may be sent to flemingdelaine@aol.comRead the rest

Ask the deputy

Posted by | February 13, 2014 11:29 am

ASK_A_DEPUTYIn this week’s “Ask the Deputy,” Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate Inv. Danny Graham discusses the consequences of unreported criminal domestic violence, and also talks about the embarrassment many victims have about reporting CDV.

See today’s edition of The Manning Times for more.



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