Posted by | January 24, 2014 6:46 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Varsity Boys’ basketball team defeated Orangeburg Preparatory School on Friday night, 64-47. Shakei Green was the top-scorer for the Swampcats, with 19 points, and Charlie Walker followed closely behind with 10.



Posted by | January 24, 2014 4:43 pm


READY_Miriam McFaddinGABLE – Miriam Green McFaddin, 89, widow of Eugene Aubrey McFaddin Jr., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.


Posted by | January 24, 2014 4:30 pm


READY_Lillie RichburgGREELEYVILLE – Lillie Dean Richburg, 58, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home.


Posted by | January 24, 2014 4:23 pm


KINGSTREE – Ethan Kinard McClary, 7-year-old son of Corley and Lacey Kinard McClary, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.


Posted by | January 24, 2014 3:56 pm

craven1 craven2The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to find a man reported missing Jan. 15.
Jimmy Eugene Craven of 1064 Cassie Lynn Drive in Manning, is 5-feet-9-inches tall and weights 195 pounds. He is a 39-year-old white male. He was last seen near Baxley’s on S.C. 260 at Lake Marion.
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

Kent International Inc. coming to Clarendon

Posted by | January 23, 2014 1:10 pm

COLUMBIA – A global supplier of bicycles will soon make Clarendon County its new home.

Kent International Inc. is building its new bicycle manufacturing facility in Clarendon County to supply Walmart with its first U.S. bicycles, according to Gov. Nikki Haley.

The $4.3 million investment is expected to bring 175 jobs to the area.

A Kid Like Me

Posted by | January 23, 2014 11:30 am

SONY DSCEDITOR’S NOTE: The following poem was ready to 10-year-old Trinity Barfield, a student at Manning Elementary School, during Sunday’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King held by the Clarendon County branch of the NAACP at Trinity AME Church in Manning.

There once was a preacher Martin Luther King
He worked day and night to hear freedom ring
From Selma to Montgomery he led the people
In the struggle to create equal rights for all people
He didn’t do slime
No bars denied
His message is right
That is in our lives
We remember his speech
I Have a Dream
He Read the rest


Posted by | January 23, 2014 7:20 am

Florence TV show personality and Clarendon County native Jeffrey Lampkin joined with local churches and Summerton Town Councilman Terrance Tindal to host the Mayor’s Concert on Jan. 12 at Williams Chapel Christian Church off the Greeleyville Highway. The event was a fundraiser for Manning Mayor Julia Nelson, who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in 2009, and … Read the rest

Cotton Museum director delights Historical Society

Posted by | January 23, 2014 7:10 am


Lee County Cotton Museum and Veterans Museum Director Jansen Cox was the featured speaker during the January meeting of the Clarendon County Historical Society. Cox talked about South Carolina cotton’s appeal to China, his horse Molly and the Wisacky meteorite during the presentation. See today’s Manning Times for more from the Historical Society’s January meeting.

Junious excited about work with Manning Victim’s Advocate Office

Posted by | January 22, 2014 12:33 pm

new police officer 3Though sworn in last week as a Class 3 officer for the Manning Police Department, Yolanda C. Junious is a familiar face to anyone who comes into the office.

A native of Miami, Fla., who has lived in Clarendon County since 1979, she has worked for the department for about one-and-a-half years, she said, typically greeting visitors at the office’s front desk and preparing police reports and handling other duties.

“I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement,” she said shortly after being sworn in by Manning Mayor Julia Nelson on Jan. 14 at Manning City Hall. “I was really … Read the rest

Altman signs with Spartanburg Methodist

Posted by | January 22, 2014 10:55 am

Leslie Altman, 18, a senior at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Spartanburg Methodist College.

See the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times for more.

Clarendon NAACP holds annual King Walk

Posted by | January 22, 2014 10:28 am


A group of about 25 members of the Clarendon County branch of the NAACP marched from the north side of the Clarendon County Courthouse to Trinity AME Church on Rigby Street on Sunday, singing “We Shall Overcome” on the way. 

The afternoon sunlight filtered into the sanctuary through 10 beautiful stained glass windows as the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program began.

More than 100 celebrants filled the church’s pews, standing while the Rev. Charles Smith, associate pastor of Providence Christian Church, gave an invocation.

The Rev. Malachi Gibson, pastor of Trinity, read from Amos 5:24-25, saying, “But Read the rest

Attorneys seek new trial for Alcolu boy executed at 14

Posted by | January 22, 2014 8:14 am


George StinneySUMTER – The siblings of a 14-year-old Alcolu boy executed for the murder of two young girls in 1944 say their brother was quiet and introspective, too small to hurt anyone. But relatives and friends of the young girls who believe George Stinney Jr. did indeed kill the young girls in March 1944 near Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church maintain he was strong for his 95-pound frame and that he liked to fight.

Both groups met in a Sumter courtroom this week as defense attorneys for Stinney sought a motion for a new trial for the boy, who was … Read the rest

A resolution for 2014 – Saving for college

Posted by | January 22, 2014 12:33 am

READY_CURTIS_LOFTISA recent report from the Institute for College Access and Success recently found the average debt for college graduates in South Carolina is now a staggering $27,416.

As the cost of a college education continues to rise, South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis writes in this week’s Manning Times about ways parents can “begin making sound investments to help pay for the cost of a college education and provide a better future for your children or grandchildren.”

See the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times for more.



East Clarendon women defeat C.E. Murray

Posted by | January 21, 2014 10:45 pm

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines defeated C.E. Murray High School on Tuesday night, 38-29.  

LaDiamond Shaw led the team with 14 points, followed by Ty’Quasha Kennedy with 16, Ivory Barnes with five and Leslie Altman with three.

Clarendon Hall basketball scores – Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Posted by | January 21, 2014 10:44 pm

The boys’ teams of Clarendon Hall unfortunately could not both come out winners during home games on Tuesday night.
The Junior Varsity boys were victorious against Colleton Preparatory, 40-8. Matthew Corbett led with 11 points and five steals. John Lewis made 10 points, four steals and four rebounds. Kameron Earles scored seven points.
The Varsity Boys came close to Colleton Prep, but still fell short 59-47. Collyn Bates scored the highest for the Saints, with 16 points; Dustin Way had 11 points and seven rebounds; Wes Keller had nine points and five rebounds; and Daniel Pappas had five points and

Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library Schedule

Posted by | January 21, 2014 7:55 am

harvin_clarendon_county_libraryThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library has announced its stops for the remainder of January and for February.

• Feb. 12, 26
2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette.

• Feb. 12, 26
1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260.

• Today and Feb. 11, 25
3:45-5:15 p.m., Little Busy Bees.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Scott’s Fast Break.

• Feb. 3
1-3 p.m., Wee Academy Daycare.

• Feb. 5, 19
3:30-5 p.m., Shake Store on Kingstreey Highway.
• Feb. 7, 21
3-4:30 p.m., Paxville Community Center.

• Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clarendon School District 1 … Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:26 am

Booker Taliaferro Cooper Jr., 69, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Sumter County, he was a son of Booker T. Cooper Sr. and Rosanna Haynesworth Cooper.

The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, John W. Cooper, 6145 Skinner Road in Gable.

Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. in Sumter.



Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:21 am

Isaac Bowman, 89, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Fiffa and Sarah Bowman.
The family will receive friends at the home, 6551 Liberty Hill Church Road, Summerton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC., 23 S. Duke St., Summerton.
(803) 485-3755


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