Seacoast House now open

Posted by | March 8, 2014 12:14 pm



Seacoast Church Manning held a ribbon cutting on Seacoast House, North Church Street in Manning, on Saturday morning. The house, which will not be used for Sunday church services that are held at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning, will serve as the church’s office, a place for prayer meetings and where the church band practices. See more in the March 13 edition of The Manning Times.


Temps should get into 60s today

Posted by | March 8, 2014 7:47 am

The sun begins its slow descent on a Sunday afternoon over Berry Pond off Winters Hill Road.

JOE PERRY / TIMES                                                                       The sun begins its slow descent on a Sunday afternoon over Berry Pond off Winters Hill Road.



Early temperatures in the mid-30s should get up to the mid-60s before Saturday is over. The nice weather should continue into Sunday, which will be sunny and in the 70s.

Summerton Town Council to discuss FY 2014-15 budget at Tuesday’s meeting

Posted by | March 8, 2014 7:45 am

Summerton Town Council will discuss the town’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, among other issues. The agenda includes the following items: second reading of an ordinance restricting the parking of vehicles more than 20 feet in length in the town limits; the consideration of a cap on the amount charged for a business license fee; and a motion to make Cantey Sprott Lane a one-way street in the “direction most suited for improved traffic flow and safety.”

For more information, call (803) 485-2525.


Myrtle Ruth Young Jones

Posted by | March 7, 2014 11:26 pm

Ruth-JonesMyrtle Ruth Young Jones, 84, widow of George LeGrande Dickson Jones, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late William Jefferson Young and  Mildred Loretta Hodge Young. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. She always met you with a smile and found joy in helping others.

Survivors include three sons, George LeGrande Dickson Jones Jr. of Orangeburg, Michael Anthony Jones (Kathlene) of Manning and Francis David Jones (Dusty) of Alcolu; two daughters, Beth J. Lyles of Manning and Mary … Read the rest

Seacoast Church holding Open House Saturday

Posted by | March 7, 2014 8:21 pm



Seacoast Church Manning will hold an open house for its new office, 201 N. Church St. in Manning, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Check out the new building and enjoy a free hot dog or hamburger. A ribbon cutting will be held at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call Emily Woodard at (803) 566-2524, or email


UPDATE: No bomb found at MJHS

Posted by | March 7, 2014 5:59 pm

bombthreatwebAccording to an incident report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, no bomb was found at Manning Junior High School on Friday afternoon. A threat was received by a secretary in the main office about 12:10 p.m. The woman notified the school resource officer, Deputy Freddie Huth, that “they advised her in a very soft voice that they were calling about a bomb threat.” Huth then evacuated the students to Manning High School, according to Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal. Farmer’s Telephone is working to get a trace on the number from which the call came.

Striped Bass Festival T-shirts now available

Posted by | March 7, 2014 5:08 pm


Miss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson, left, and Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw pose with the new Striped Bass Festival T-shirt.

Striped Bass Festival T-shirts are now available for purchase. Prices are $10 for kids; $12 for adult sizes small through XL; and $15 for sizes XXL through 4XL. For more information, call the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 435-4405.


Manning woman wins $1 million from scratch-off lottery ticket

Posted by | March 7, 2014 4:24 pm

education lotteryA Manning woman beat odds of 1 in 1.4 million in the South Carolina Education Lottery’s Millionaire Madness scratch-off game earlier this week.

According to WIS-TV in Columbia, the winning ticket was purchased at Sav-Way on West Winfield Street in Manning. The Millionaire Madness game was just released days before the woman bought the ticket at the local store, which will receive a $10,000 commission on the win. The woman will take home $680,000 after taxes.

The state Education Lottery does not identify winners, and the woman does not want to be identified.



UPDATE: MJHS cleared after bomb threat

Posted by | March 7, 2014 3:56 pm


Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal said a bomb threat that moved Manning Junior High School students to Manning High School for a short time on Friday was handled by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency officials within an hour.


“They cleared the school, and we brought the students back to school and continued the regular schedule for the rest of the day.”


A threat was called into a school secretary about 12:10 p.m. Friday.


The Manning Times is awaiting a report from the Sheriff’s Office.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Church revival

Posted by | March 7, 2014 2:01 pm

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road in Manning, will hold revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through March 14, with Pastor Johnny “Little Johnny” Brown of Georgetown as guest speaker. For more information, call (803) 410-7311.

Douglas Eugene Nesbitt Sr.

Posted by | March 7, 2014 1:28 pm

Douglas Eugene Nesbitt Sr., 57, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Brunson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15 E. Hospital St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements.

UPDATE: MJHS students moved to high school

Posted by | March 7, 2014 12:54 pm


James Kendall and Wade Watford are directing traffic away from Manning Junior High School at the moment after a bomb threat was called into the school about 12:10 p.m. today.

Due to a bomb threat called into Manning Junior High School about 12:10 p.m. today, students are being moved to the high school. Firefighters and police are still investigating the threat.

UPDATE (3:55 p.m.):

Bomb threat at MJHS

Posted by | March 7, 2014 12:14 pm

The Manning Fire Department is currently on standby after a bomb threat was called into Manning Junior High School just minutes after noon today, according to our police scanner. We will let you know more as this develops.

Clarendon 1 to hold public meeting for discussion of federal funds

Posted by | March 6, 2014 11:47 pm

clarendon1Clarendon School District 1, 12 S. Church St. in Summerton, will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday seeking public input about the use of Title II and VI federal funds for the 2014-15 school year, in accordance with requirements set forth in Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act. Discussion will include Title 1 issues related to schoolwide programs; academic curriculum, assessment and achievement; federal and state school and district report cards; community collaborations; parent involvement activities; the Parent Involvement Policy; the School-Parent Compact; and parental rights guaranteed by Title 1 law.

Home for Children closing

Posted by | March 6, 2014 5:14 pm

Turbeville’s Home for Children is closing down. The state Free Will Baptist Association voted at its annual meeting Feb. 28 in Spartanburg to close the home after months of prayer. The state association commissioned a feasibility study for various possibilities of utilizing the Children’s Home property to enhance the ministries of Free Will Baptists in South Carolina. The recent Foreston Field Trials and Auction to benefit the Free Will Baptist Home for Children raised more than $14,000 to go toward remaining debt.



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