Manning High reopens courts

Posted by | March 13, 2014 5:43 pm

Manning High School rededicated its tennis courts today to Silver native and two-time Wimbledon champion Althea Gibson. The courts were refurbished prior to the opening of this season, and Coach Kay Young said it was a needed improvement.


Essie Dingle Stukes Cantey

Posted by | March 13, 2014 12:02 pm

Essie Dingle Stukes Cantey, widow of Rufus Stukes Sr. and Alvin Cantey, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility in Silver.

Born July 10, 1923, she was a daughter of the late William Dingle and Victoria Ballard Dingle. Essie was a devoted member of Antioch Baptist Church in Manning.

Survivors include 18 children; two brothers; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Wednesday in the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon Dingle Road in Manning. Words of consolation will be … Read the rest

Johnson trial enters third day

Posted by | March 13, 2014 8:45 am


Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest “Chip” Finney III is the lead prosecutor in the state’s case against Justin Jermaine Johnson this week at the Clarendon County Administration Building.

The double-murder trial of Justin Jermaine Johnson will continue this morning at the Clarendon County Administration Building. Public Defender Scott Robinson continued his pointed questions of Kaisha Caraway, the mother of slain 9-month-old Jayden, on Wednesday morning before moving on to Capt. Ricky Richards with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, whom Kaisha told at the scene April 6, 2011, that Johnson shot the boy and her grandmother, Maxine … Read the rest

Martha Ann McDonald White

Posted by | March 13, 2014 7:16 am

Martha WhiteGREELEYVILLE – Martha Ann McDonald White, 75, wife of Julius Carlisle White, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Williamsburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 8, 1938, in Georgetown County, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie Winfield McDonald and Mabel McDonald. She was a member of Greeleyville Baptist Church.

Survivors besides her husband include a daughter, Amy Lou Mouzon (Billy) Carter of Wagener; a son, Charles R. “Randy” (Kimberly) Landreth Jr. of Greeleyville; four grandchildren, Rhett and Nicole, Kris and Marie and Jonathan and Brandon; four great-grandchildren, Campbell, Layton, Daisy and Mary Malcolm; two brothers, Johnny (Gloria) McDonald Jr.; Frankie (Ann) … Read the rest

LMA has school Monday

Posted by | March 12, 2014 8:57 pm

As a result of the ice storms and the cancelation of school for several days, Laurence Manning Academy will hold school on Monday. That day was scheduled as a weather makeup day on the school’s 2013-14 calendar. It will be a regular school and, and buses will run on their regular schedule.


Annie Laura Metcalf Bradford

Posted by | March 12, 2014 6:04 pm

Ann Bradford MP (2)SANTEE – Annie Laura Metcalf Bradford, 87, widow of Arthur Clifford Bradford, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.

Born June 19, 1926, in Woodbury, Ga., she was a daughter of the late John David Metcalf and Bessie Mae Bridges Long. She was a member of the Santee Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte (David) Bair of Manning; two sons, Alan “Randy” (Joann) Simms of Barnesville, Ga., and Arthur “Ray” (Darlene) Bradford of Hennepin, Ill.; a sister, Thelma M. Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; … Read the rest

Robinson tells jurors in Johnson case to put ‘duty before emotion’

Posted by | March 12, 2014 1:08 pm

scottrobinsonClarendon Public Defender Scott Robinson told jurors on Tuesday during opening arguments that they need to use their common sense to put duty before emotion as they decide the fate of Justin Jermaine Johnson this week. Johnson, 24, of Summerton, is charged with two counts of murder and one count each of kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and first-degree burglary in the shooting deaths of 59-year-old Maxine Caraway and his 9-month-old son, Jayden. He is accused of going to Caraway’s home on Carissa Lane in Manning and barging in and shooting the victims as well as … Read the rest

LMA B-Team defeats Wilson Hall

Posted by | March 12, 2014 9:25 am

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy B-Team beat Wilson Hall in two games on Monday at Patriot Park in Sumter. Dalton Page pitched a no-hitter to lead LMA to a 5-0 win in game one. Chase Lee and Andrew Boyd combined to throw six strikeouts along with Jake Jordan’s first-inning triple to lead LMA to a 20-3 win in game two. LMA will host Orangeburg Preparatory School at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clarendon County Recreation Complex in Manning.


Johnson trial continues 10 a.m. today at County Admin Building

Posted by | March 12, 2014 7:55 am


Third Circuit Assistant Solicitor Chris DuRant examined three of the state’s witnesses against Justin Jermaine Johnson on Tuesday in Clarendon County.

Four of 24 planned witnesses in the state’s case against Justin Jermaine Johnson took the stand on Tuesday at the Clarendon County Administration Building. The trial could last into next week, according to attorneys. The state will continue its case today at 10 a.m.

Johnson is accused in the April 6, 2011, shooting deaths of his 9-month-old son, Jayden, and the boy’s 59-year-old grandmother, Maxine Caraway. Tuesday would have been the woman’s 62nd birthday, … Read the rest

Dual Enrollment session

Posted by | March 12, 2014 6:46 am

dual-enrollmentEast Clarendon High School will hold a dual enrollment informational session at 6 p.m. Thursday for juniors, sophomores and their parents.

Dog found in Summerton

Posted by | March 11, 2014 11:45 pm

summerton dogA lost dog was found by a family near Summerton. If you recognize this animal, call our office at (803) 435-8422, and we will get you in touch with the folks who have him/her.

John Hardy wins Clarendon 3 seat

Posted by | March 11, 2014 8:28 pm

John Hardy will join the Clarendon School District 3 Board of Trustees after handily winning a nonpartisan election on Tuesday night. He had 67 votes to James Eugene Coker’s 10. Mark E. Driggers made a strong showing as a write-in candidate, with 32 votes. Hardy will fill Seat 5, currently held by Allen Coker, who decided not to run for re-election. Seat 1 trustee R. Dale McKenzie was unopposed, but had 15 votes nonetheless. Votes will be certified 10 a.m. Wednesday. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.

Four witnesses testify in first day of Justin Jermaine Johnson’s double-murder trial

Posted by | March 11, 2014 4:45 pm

justin-jermaine-johnson“You made me do this.”

Those are the words that Kaisha Caraway says she heard from Justin Jermaine Johnson shortly before he allegedly shot the couple’s 9-month-old in April 2011 at a home on Carissa Lane about seven miles outside of Manning. Johnson is facing a jury this week at the Clarendon County Administration Building for two counts of murder; one count of attempted murder; a count of kidnapping; a count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime; and a count of first-degree burglary. He is also alleged to have killed Caraway’s 59-year-old grandmother, Maxine Caraway, that same … Read the rest

Clarendon Democrats to hold convention

Posted by | March 11, 2014 2:51 pm

DemocratslogoThe Clarendon County Democratic Party Convention will be held 7 p.m. March 20 at Weldon Auditorium. Registration for convention delegates will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Chairman Glenn Ardis at (803) 452-6013.


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