Manning High band, cheerleaders perform

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:12 pm

The Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band and the Monarchs cheerleading team both performed Thursday at Walmart during the Walmart Heart event. See the March 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.



Dorothy Jean Anderson

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:10 pm

Dorothy Jean Anderson, 86, widow of Marvin Anderson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia.
Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179.

Three disposal sites open through March 9

Posted by | February 28, 2014 4:03 pm



Clarendon County officials announced Friday that three of the county’s debris disposal sites will remain open through March 9.

Hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday through March 8; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and March 9.

Sites remaining open include:


The Davis Station Recycling Center

5442 Moses Dingle Road

Davis Station


Clarendon County Landfill

2475 J.W. Rhames Road



Turbeville Recycling Center

1971 Old Manning Road


Black History Program held at Manning Jr. High

Posted by | February 28, 2014 1:26 pm

Most people know about The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And Frederick Douglass, an ardent abolitionist and fiery orator, is well known, as are Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X.

But the contributions of African Americans throughout history, from slavery to the present time, are a major part of American history, Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-36, told the audience Friday morning at Manning Jr. High.

“Even I have opportunities that my grandparents could only dream of,” he said. Remaining focused and working hard will result in the achievement of goals. “Without a doubt, education is the key.”

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Brush fire threatens mobile home

Posted by | February 28, 2014 12:02 pm

brushfireA small brush fire near a mobile home on Wayne’s Drive outside of Manning got out of control on Friday morning, threatening the home. The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently working on the small fire.

Swampcats play at 5 p.m. today

Posted by | February 28, 2014 11:35 am

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats will play Cardinal Newman at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Civic Center in the next round of the SCISA AAA State Championships. Wear orange and support  your Swampcats!

Robert J. Bell Sr.

Posted by | February 28, 2014 9:44 am

Robert-BellRobert J. Bell Sr., 82, a retired deputy chief with the Westfield Police Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, following a brief illness.

Born Oct. 7, 1931, in New York, N.Y., he was a veteran of the Korean War, where he proudly served as a member of the U.S. Navy on the USS Leyte. Shortly after his discharge, he joined the Westfield Police Department in Westfield, N.J., where he remained from 1956 until his retirement in 1988.

Officer Bell was the recipient of several honors during his tenure, including  two Medals of Valor, three Command Citations and a Certificate of Read the rest

King Machine announces new facility in Sumter County

Posted by | February 28, 2014 9:29 am

A Charlotte-based molds manufacturing and service company with expertise in the fire industry has selected Sumter County as the site of its new facility. King Machine will invest $3 million and create more than 20 jobs with the venture. The Sumter location will be its fifth in the United States. The other facilities operate in Ohio and North Carolina. The company will work closely with Continental Tire in Sumter to service and repair equipment used in that company’s production of millions of tires per year.


Turbeville Arts and Crafts

Posted by | February 28, 2014 5:32 am

The Turbeville Arts and Crafts Festival was held March 22-23 in the fellowship hall of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.


Riggs plans to give Bibles to new church

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:31 pm

lolariggsLola Riggs, who won The Manning Times Bible verse contest four weeks in a row on Thursday, said she has a Bible of her own, but will give the ones she has collected from the contest to a new start-up church, Faith Church in Hemingway.

Hattie Mae David

Posted by | February 27, 2014 3:39 pm

hattie-m-davidSUMMERTON – Hattie Mae David died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Idella Lawson.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina (General) Lemon of Columbia and Athenia D. (Allan) Bosier of Summerton; four sisters, Cleo Abbotts of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ahaic Mae Lewis, Della Mae Lawson and Elreatha Lawson, all of Summerton; three brothers, Cleveland (Mert) Lawson of Summerton, Robert Lawson of Brooklyn and Willie Lawson of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a goddaughter; a brother-in-law, George Lee David of Miami; a very dear and close cousin, Williene … Read the rest

Virginia man, alleged kidnapper found with victim in Santee

Posted by | February 27, 2014 8:42 am

regelio lopezSANTEE (AP) – A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday after the S.C. Highway Patrol found his mother in his trunk at a rest area on Interstate 95.

Troopers were looking for the Cadillac after being told it was involved in a kidnapping in Virginia Beach, Va. Regelio Lopez, 20, is currently in custody by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Swampcats win soccer season opener at home

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:19 am

lma_shieldLaurence Manning Academy won its season opening soccer game against Covenant Central on Tuesday at home, 8-2. The Swampcats had 32 shots on goal, while Andrew Compton had 13 saves in goal. Olin Robinson had one goal and one assist. Toney Cruz also had one goal and assist. Will Wannamaker had three goals, while Austin Stout had four goals. The Swampcats travel to Thomas Sumter Academy today.

Lady Saints fall to Newberry in quarterfinals

Posted by | February 27, 2014 7:04 am

lady saints 2The Lady Saints finished their season Monday night at Wilson Hall with an 11-13 record after a 34-24 loss to Newberry Academy. It was the team’s third time in four seasons making the SCISA 1A State Quarterfinals. Shannon Corbett and Abigail Jenkinson led the team, with seven points each. Delaney Peeler scored four points, while Emily Brunson scored three.

Voria S. Taylor

Posted by | February 27, 2014 3:59 am

LYNCHBURG — Voria S. Taylor died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Flora Green Shaw. She was a member of Judea Apostolic Church.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Judea Apostolic Church, 2500 Judea Lane in Florence with Apostle Dr. Donald Hyman, senior pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Hawkins Cemetery in Lynchburg.

The family received friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Verdie Taylor, 4965 Trinity Road in Lynchburg.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jefferson Funeral Home, 130 McIntosh

Lowcountry Fox Run this weekend

Posted by | February 26, 2014 10:58 pm

foxrunThe Lowcountry Fox Run, a fundraiser for the Turbeville Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, will be held Friday and Saturday at the fox pens in Foreston. A bench show and supper will be held 6 p.m. Friday, and breakfast will be 7 a.m. Saturday, followed by field trials and an auction. For more information, call (803) 452-5303.


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