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.


Clarendon GOP to meet

Posted by | March 6, 2014 2:38 pm

clarendon GOPThe Clarendon County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. March 13 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyvile Highway in Manning. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., and donations are encouraged. The Rev. Leon Winn, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th District, will speak. Other speakers will include NAACP President Robert McFadden and state GOP Regional Field Director Martha Gravlee.

Lady Saints defeat Holly Hill Academy at home

Posted by | March 6, 2014 10:12 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdClarendon Hall Varsity Softball team defeated Holly Hill Academy 15-0 in four innings in Summerton on Tuesday. Gracyn Royce picked up the win in the circle, giving up only three hits with a strike out and no walks. Brittany Bays was 4-4 with four RBI and two doubles, Aubrey Johnson was 3-3 with three RBIs and a triple, Shannon Corbett was 3-4 with two RBIs, Gracyn Royce was 2-3 and Jordan Carter also had a triple. Abby Dara, Brittany Pack and Kaela Phillips each got a hit. The Lady Saints play Patrick Henry Thursday in Estill to open up conference … Read the rest

Trails Society makes Colonial days come alive

Posted by | March 6, 2014 9:55 am

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society held the Francis Marion Living History Days Feb. 20-22 at Camp Bob Cooper near Summerton.



King Relay Team to hold Yard Sale

Posted by | March 6, 2014 6:17 am

American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeThe King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life has planned two fundraisers for the 2014 season. The team is frequently one of the top fundraisers for the county, which raised more than $110,000 altogether last year. This year’s goal is $120,000.

The King Team will first hold its annual Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15, featuring men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; toys; furniture; appliances; knick-knacks; and more. They welcome donated items from Clarendon residents. They will be selling fried fish sandwiches for $4 and lemonade for $1.

The Celebration of Life Gala will be held … Read the rest

Ruritan Club Blood Drive

Posted by | March 5, 2014 10:34 pm

The Turbeville Ruritan Club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church gymnasium in Turbeville. Persons in good health and 18 and older are invited to come out and give the gift of life. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (843) 659-4661. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

Taste of New Covenant

Posted by | March 5, 2014 7:58 pm

taste_of_new_covenantThe Taste of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 15, with tickets for $15 per person. Children 6 and younger are free. For more information, or tickets, call (803) 473-3677.



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