Posted by | February 3, 2014 2:03 pm

GABLE – Billie Jennings Hawkes Nalley, 70, wife of Eugene E. Nalley Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at her home.


Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the Rev. Robert J. “Bob” Hawkes and the late Margaret Burton Hawkes. She was a member of Harmony Church, and was previously employed at Emory University and Cheraw and Sumter schools.


Survivors besides her husband of 52 years include three children, Celeste (Stephen) Whiteley of Gable, Robbie (Deanna) Nalley of Gable and Angie (Jay) Bruner of Summerton; eight grandchildren, Casey (Tawny) Freeman, Tara Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Darah Whiteley, Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 11:22 am

grief_for_web_4SUMTER – Daniel “Danny” Lee Bonnette, 61, husband of Rhonda Amerson Bonnette, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Elliott Bonnette, Pauline Baker Elmore and Theo E. “Buster” Elmore Sr.

He was employed by Apex Tool Group for 37 years. He was a graduate of Edmunds High School and a 1975 graduate of Clemson University, where he was a member of the Iota Lambda Sigma Honors Fraternity. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and loved golf. He had an infectious laugh Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 11:11 am

READY_Nelson-GreeneSUMMERTON – Nelson Ronald Greene, 77, husband of 53 years to Eleanor Creighton “Snooky” Greene, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Born Aug. 1, 1936, in Asheville, N.C. he was a son of the late Ronald and Louise Arbgost Greene. He attended Belmont Abby College and the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the swim and football teams.

He spent his career in the tire business. He loved hunting in Manning as a young boy. He retired to the area in 1999 and continued to enjoy his interests, which included hunting, fishing, Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 10:47 am

relay_kickoff_13 The Manning High School FFA served food and helped decorate for the Clarendon County 2014 Relay for Life Kick-off on Jan. 27 at Manning United Methodist Church. See the Feb. 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Posted by | February 3, 2014 9:28 am


Floyd L. Ethridge, 70, husband of Hilda Bullock Ethridge, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.


Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Alton “Red” and Gertrude Mitchum Ethridge. He was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was formerly employed at Bendix and Martin Color-Fi.


Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Tracy Ethridge, Vicky Ethridge and Amanda Baker; a special son, Tim Ethridge; five grandchildren, Sam Ethridge, Ben Ethridge, Rebecca Ethridge, Michael C. “Chad” Avin Jr. and Nicky Singleton; … Read the rest

SNOW DAYS: Miranda Price, 4.

Posted by | February 3, 2014 7:24 am

MIRANDA_PRICE_AND_PUP_PUPMiranda Price, 4, attempts a snow angel at her home in Sumter while her 2-year-old dog, Pup Pup, attempts to help her up. She is the daughter of Jim and Holly Price, who works as a Clarendon County probation agent.


Posted by | February 3, 2014 7:03 am


grief_for_web_2Bernard S. Tobiassen, husband of Patricia Sullivan Cavanagh, of Plummer Circle and a longtime former resident of Saugerties, N.Y., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Covenant Place in Sumter.


Born Aug. 17, 1935, in New York City, he was a son of the late Severin B. and Virginia Cook Tobiassen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 to 1960 and again from 1961 to 1962. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.


For many years he trained bird dogs and competed with them in field trials, winning many trophies and championships. He … Read the rest


Posted by | February 2, 2014 7:43 pm

joe_perryVeteran journalist Joe Perry has joined The Manning Times’ staff, and will focus on cops, business and general features stories. Perry has worked as a senior staff writer with The Item in Sumter and as a general assignment reporter with The Berkeley Independent in Moncks Corner.

See Thursday’s Manning Times for more.





Posted by | February 2, 2014 4:45 pm

DemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Chairman Glenn Ardis at (803) 452-6013.


Posted by | February 2, 2014 3:14 pm

George-StinneyThird Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III has filed new paperwork in the George Stinney Jr. case, alleging that the 15-year-old boy’s murder conviction and execution is not affected by an old point of English common law the boy’s attorneys attempted to use nearly two weeks ago in a Sumter courtroom.

Fourteenth Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen gave Finney and his team 10 days to file a brief on the writ of coram nobis, an old remedy used to “correct errors of fact when no other remedy exists,” according to attorney Miller Shealy. Finney filed paperwork on Friday with … Read the rest

SNOW DAYS: Allen Johnson

Posted by | February 2, 2014 1:25 pm

AllenJohnson.jpgAllen Johnson, the son of Michael and Parker Wall Johnson, swings in the snow last week.

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Posted by | February 2, 2014 11:04 am

IMG_3562aaThe Azalea Ball presented two debutantes on Jan. 4 at the Cypress Center in Manning. Elizabeth Nell Black, sitting left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Todd Black, was presented by her father, not pictured, and escorted by Cadet William Michael Phemister Jr. and her brother, John Landon Black. Sydney Taylor Cumbee, sitting right, was presented by her uncle. Carl Matthews Evans Jr., and was escorted by Carl Matthew Evans III and Thomas Alexander Beasley Jr.


Posted by | February 2, 2014 10:23 am

crandall-lybrandMr. and Mrs. William C. Crandall announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ashley Crandall, to James Robert “Rob” Lybrand Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Lybrand Sr., all of Sumter.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crandall of Manchester, Tenn., and Mrs. Janet H. Brunson and the late John Dreyfus Brunson Sr. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and the University of South Carolina. She is a registered nurse with Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

 The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson Lybrand of Manning, and Mrs. Read the rest


Posted by | February 2, 2014 6:57 am

st mary'sSt. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with holy mass at 11 a.m. today. A historic marker will be unveiled at noon in front of the church, and will be followed by lunch in  the St. Matthias Parish Hall.


Posted by | February 1, 2014 11:46 pm

READY_DUCK_HUNTERS_JAN_2014[1]Andrew Stewart, Will Price and Sims Holliday recently enjoyed a cold-morning duck hunt at Hickory Top Greentree Reservoir.

See Dan Geddings’ column on Page 2 of the Jan. 30 edition of The Manning Times for more.

Locals graduate from Clemson

Posted by | February 1, 2014 7:21 pm

college-graduationClemson University has shared a link of December commencement ceremonies with The Manning Times, with two locals receiving degrees. Continue reading for the link.


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