Closings: Thursday, Oct. 11

Posted by | October 11, 2018 5:37 am

The following entities have announced closure for Thursday due to inclement weather expected from Hurricane Michael. SCHOOLS Clarendon School District 2 schools will be closed Thursday Laurence Manning Academy will be closed Thursday. Clarendon Hall will be closed Thursday. Central Carolina Technical College will be closed Thursday. The F.E. DuBose Career Center will be closed Thursday. Clarendon County Adult Education will not hold classes Thursday. GOVERNMENT The city of Manning offices will be closed Thursday. All Clarendon County government offices will be closed Thursday. All town of Summerton offices will be closed Thursday. BUSINESSES BranCo Adult Daycare will be closed… Read the rest

LMA students ‘see you at the pole’

Posted by | October 11, 2018 5:16 am

Students and faculty at Laurence Manning Academy met recently for “See You at the Pole” to pray for the school, city, state and country. FCA organized the event. The faculty sponsor is Laura Carter.

Duke official: Michael could lead to ‘significant power outages’ throughout Carolinas

Posted by | October 11, 2018 2:53 am

Duke Energy spokesman Theo Lane said in an email Wednesday that although Hurricane Michael will touch the midlands as a tropical storm, it could still cause massive power outages in the Carolinas. “The combination of heavy rainfall (3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible) and the threat of wind gusts 40-60 mph will lead to significant power outages across the entire Carolinas service area,” said Lane. “In addition, there is a risk of isolated tornados on Thursday, mainly along and east of I-95 as the hurricane remnants track through the region.”


Sumter man charged with child pornography possession

Posted by | October 11, 2018 1:55 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Duston Steven Jones, 22, of Sumter, on three charges connected to the alleged sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and United States Secret Service, all members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest. Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Jones. Investigators state Jones allegedly possessed multiple files… Read the rest

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | October 11, 2018 12:13 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch through 7 a.m. Thursday for Clarendon County and surrounding areas, including Sumter, Berkeley and Orangeburg counties. A watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.

Geddings named to chiropractic college’s Dean’s List

Posted by | October 10, 2018 10:25 pm

William Geddings of Manning has been named to the Sherman College of Chiropractic Summer 2018 Dean’s List. Dean’s List students have achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the quarter. Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. The college’s on-campus Health Center, where senior… Read the rest

Tropical Storm Warning issued for Clarendon, Midlands

Posted by | October 10, 2018 9:45 pm

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Clarendon County and other areas in South Carolina, including Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Burke, Calhoun, Chester, Columbia, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Lincoln, McCormick, McDuffie, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Richmond, Saluda and Sumter. Hurricane Michael is currently about 320 miles southwest of Columbia or about 250 miles southwest of Augusta, Georgia. Winds are sustained at about 125 mph, and its movement is north-northeast at 16 mph. Hurricane Michael made landfall over the Florida Panhandle and will begin to slowly weaken as it tracks northeastward across southern Georgia overnight. The storm will approach the… Read the rest

Sixta Tulia Arango Thames

Posted by | October 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Sixta Tulia Arango Thames, 95, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Born May 6, 1923, in Bocas del Toro, Panama, she was a daughter of the late Roberto Arango and the late Maria Dolores Garcia Arango. She is survived by four children, Marion Thames of Summerton, Dolores T. Morris of Kingstree, Hugh Thames (Darlene) of Sumter and Douglas Thames (Kathy) of Charleston; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and  two great-great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Clarendon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Hugh Elmore officiating.… Read the rest

Posted by | October 10, 2018 6:54 pm

Due to Hurricane Michael, all Central Carolina Technical College campuses will be closed beginning Thursday, October 11, until further notice. Normal class schedule for Wednesday evening.

Posted by | October 10, 2018 6:46 pm

The Clarendon County Optimist Club meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 11, will be postponed due to inclement weather.

Clyde A. White

Posted by | October 10, 2018 5:50 pm

Clyde A. White, 70, husband of Elsie Bryant White, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at his home. Born December 28, 1947, in Columbia, he was a son of the late Harvey Routh White and the late Eula Mae Odum White. He was retired from Black River Electric Company with 31 years of service and he was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Shane White (Susan), both of Manning; four brothers, Layton White of Swansea, Danny White (Dorothy) of Manning, Jamie White of Columbia and Calvin White of Manning; two sisters, Darnell Smith (Simon)… Read the rest

Betty Doughty Embry

Posted by | October 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Betty Doughty Embry, 82, widow of Donald Edwin Embry Sr., died Monday, October 8, 2018, at her home in Summerton. Born January 23, 1936, in Norfolk, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Wilson Doughty and the late Annie Eliza “Virgie” Livingston Doughty. A volunteer with the American Red Cross, involved in many humanitarian efforts both locally and internationally. She was a prolific artist, master Scrabble player, however most of all, an encourager to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Donald Edwin “Eddie” Embry, Jr. (Deb) of Summerton, Amy Blanche Embry of Virginia Beach,… Read the rest

Joel Edward Thompson III

Posted by | October 10, 2018 3:00 pm

Joel Edward Thompson, III, 51, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 28, 2018, in Bloomington, Indiana. Joel was born on April 25, 1967 in Fort Dix, New Jersey to Jane and Joel Thompson. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and became a certified paramedic and ultimately a registered nurse. After moving to Trafalgar, Indiana, Joel began working for the local hospital and finally Kindred Hospice as a Hospice Nurse. Through his life’s work, Joel was blessed to find himself fulfilled and successfully built a life dedicated to serving others. What began as a volunteer position at a local fire department in… Read the rest

Posted by | October 10, 2018 1:06 pm

The Fields of Faith Program, scheduled at Manning High School for 6:30 p.m. tonight, October 10, has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

PRESS RELEASE

Posted by | October 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Great things are happening in Clarendon School District One. The 2018-2019 Scott’s Branch Singing Eagles, under the leadership of Ms. Caroline Mack, have been selected to perform at the 2019 South Carolina School Board Association Annual Convention on February 24, 2019. This year the Convention is scheduled for February 21-24, 2019, at the Hilton Head Marriott in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Congratulations to the Singing Eagles from the Manning Times.

Posted by | October 10, 2018 12:57 pm

The Town of Summerton government offices will be closed tomorrow, October 11.

Posted by | October 10, 2018 12:56 pm

An accident has occurred on the Southbound side of I-95 near exit 102. The vehicle hydroplaned into trees in the median and there is a possible entrapment. Please move to the right to allow incoming emergency response vehicles.

Posted by | October 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Laurence Manning Academy will be closed on Thursday, October 11.

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