Presidential Hopeful visits Clarendon County

Posted by | August 16, 2019 5:00 pm

Presidential candidate Michael Bennet with Willie Briggs

Presidential Candidate Michael recently stopped in Clarendon County on his journey through the state. Bennet is traveling across the country to various cities, meeting with the local officials and citizens to promote his campaign to be elected as President of the United States in the upcoming election. His campaign trail includes many smaller towns so that he can meet the residents and hear their views on what needs to be addressed locally as well as nationally.

Bennet visited South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame” recently, a stretch of poor, rural school districts along I-95, which includes Clarendon County. His goal was Read the rest

Keeping Children Safe in School Zones

Posted by | August 16, 2019 4:25 pm

According to South Carolina Department of Public Safety: 

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds motorists that children have begun returning to school all over the state and cautions drivers to operate with extra care in and around school zones and bus routes.

The Highway Patrol is urging parents, guardians and teachers to talk with their children about getting on and off the bus safely as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety. Parents are reminded to closely supervise their children around bus stops and in school zones.

Historically, the majority of collisions around schools occur during the … Read the rest


Posted by | August 16, 2019 4:15 pm

WILLIAMSTON – June Janelia Mayfield Rochester, 88, widow of Rev. William F. Rochester, Jr., passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Pendleton, SC, she was the  daughter of the late Jesse Earl and Edna Ross Whitt Mayfield. Mrs. Rochester was a 1950 graduate of Anderson College. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ben Rochester and Jon Rochester (Cindy); eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to … Read the rest

Drought status remains the same for much of South Carolina

Posted by | August 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Press release by SC Department of Natural Resources

The S.C. Drought Response Committee met Friday, July 12, via conference call to update the drought statuses for South Carolina counties. 

The drought declaration was removed completely for several counties in the Lowcountry, including Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. Over the past 30 days, 6 to 14 inches of rainfall has fallen across much of coastal South Carolina.

Most of the coastal counties within the Southern DMA have returned to typical seasonal precipitation patterns with a chance of afternoon and evening showers almost daily due to Read the rest

Dancing to make Clarendon better

Posted by | August 16, 2019 3:00 pm

Dixie Elliott, the owner and operator of Carolina Dance Academy, has been passionate in the art of dance since the age of three. After high school, she attended Winthrop University and obtained a degree in Dance Education.

I remember as a college student driving home every weekend to teach a dance class at Miss Libby’s School of Dance in Sumter while all of the others would stay at Winthrop and enjoy their weekend,” said Elliott. “I vowed then to never teach a Saturday dance class if I ever fulfilled my dream of owning my own studio.” Elliott is trained Read the rest

SC Association of Counties elects new President

Posted by | August 16, 2019 1:00 pm

At the recent annual conference, South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) held their election for the upcoming year. Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight was elected to be SCAC President, which is a one year term. He is elected to the office previously held by McCormick County Council Chairman Charles T. Jennings, the SCAC President for 2018-19.

SCAC was established 52 years ago to provide legislative advocacy and statewide representation for each county in the state. A councilman from each of the 46 counties in SC is chosen to serve as their county representative. The Association provides resources to involve county Read the rest

We want to put your Back to School pictures in The Manning Times!

Posted by | August 16, 2019 12:21 pm

If you have any of the following events and pictures and would like to share with the community, please email us at

In the subject line, put PICTURES FOR TMT. 

first day back to school?



new baby?

any awards?


Please include your name and phone number in the email. Also, the names of each person in the picture.





Shuttleworth-Ouzts wedding announcement

Posted by | August 16, 2019 11:06 am

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wilkie Shuttleworth of Dillon, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Hayes Shuttleworth, to Michael Owen Ouzts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Ouzts of Manning.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Phillip Hayes from Dillon, SC, and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Henry Shuttleworth from Dillon, SC. Shuttleworth is a graduate of Wofford College and Francis Marion University. She is employed by Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, SC.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Reverend and Mrs. Tom Mellette from Summerton, and Read the rest

Julia McCray Richburg scholarship program

Posted by | August 16, 2019 11:04 am

Julia's brother, Lee McCray speaks with Brunson and Louden at ceremony

The family of the late Julia McCray Richburg gathered to honor her legacy by awarding two $500 college scholarships during Morning Worship at Providence Christian Church. Julia was tragically killed by her husband in Aug 2014. Julia’s family, which included her son, Johnnie Richburg, sold dinner plates at different times of the year to raise the money for these scholarships. Chandler Brunson and Jordan Louden were chosen to receive the scholarships.

The Reverend Dr. Bennie Colclough, pastor, preached a powerful message from 2 Timothy 1: 7, “A Spirit of Power, Love and Self-Control”.

Chandler Brunson, a recent Manning High school Read the rest

Two Bullets and still going Strong

Posted by | August 16, 2019 11:00 am

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has many well-trained personnel with years of experience in helping the public during stressful incidents. While the nature of some calls are similar, each one must be treated differently on an individual basis. What works one day to defuse a situation may have completely different effects the next time.

One seasoned member of the team is Shante Demary, Deputy Sheriff for CCSO. Hired in February 2018, Demary was promoted in July of this year to become the Lieutenant for the School Resource Officer (SRO) Division. He is assigned as SRO for Scott’s Branch High School.

Demary … Read the rest

From The Clarendon County Sheriff

Posted by | August 16, 2019 10:31 am

FROM THE SHERIFF: We have many citizens concerned regarding messages on social media/text message pertaining to a potential mass shooting threat at Walmart stores. Local and federal partners believe the messages to be a HOAX. However, I advise all of you to be observant of your surroundings and be vigilant at all times. As always, thanks for your concerns and all you do to help keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. Please share this post.

Special Needs facilities employed by Honda

Posted by | August 16, 2019 8:25 am

Rosalind Green, always smiling, loves the work and getting her paycheck.

In Clarendon County, there is a particular group of people who work hard to provide a service for Honda of Florence. These special people work at their own pace in a comfortable setting and get paid for their efforts. Clarendon County Special Needs and Disabilities Board are under contract with Honda to provide kits to be used in the assembly process of new recreational vehicles sold by Honda at the Florence location. The residents of the facility are trained on the step by step process created by Honda to ensure that the kits are assembled correctly. Recently, the Manning team Read the rest

Special Weather Alert

Posted by | August 15, 2019 4:00 pm

According to NWS:

Event: Special Weather Statement
...Strong Thunderstorms Will Impact Portions of northeastern 
Clarendon County Until 415 PM EDT.... 
At 347 PM EDT...National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a 
strong thunderstorm between Alcolu and Manning, moving northeast at 
10 mph. 
HAZARD...gusty winds 40 to 50 mph and localized minor flooding. 
IMPACT...expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of 
light, unsecured objects. Localized minor flooding of low 
lying and poor drainage areas is also possible. 
Some locations in the path of this storm include... 
the area of Clarendon County northeast of Manning. 
Heavy rainfall is occurring with 
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Registration information Clarendon County Recreation Dept.

Posted by | August 15, 2019 2:30 pm

REGISTRATION for the following Fall sports will be AUGUST 1 – 23, 2019. Tackle Football (Ages 7-9 and 10-12 as of Sept. 1, 2019); Flag Football (Ages 4-7 as of Sept. 1, 2019); Girls Volleyball (Ages 5-8 and 9-12 as of Sept. 1, 2019); Soccer (Ages 5-6, 7-10, and 11-14 as of November 30, 2019). Flag Football and Girls Volleyball will be held in Turbeville. Soccer will be held in Manning. Tackle Football will be held at different locations. COST: Tackle Football – $40. Flag Football, Girls Volleyball, and Soccer – $30. Call the Manning office at 803-473-3543 or the … Read the rest


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