2019 Art Competition Winners

Posted by | July 15, 2019 9:45 am

The Lake Marion Artisans in Summerton held a reception this week for the many local artists who participated in the 1st Annual Lake Marion Artisans Gallery (LMAG) Art Competition. The winners of the competition were introduced, honored, and received a Blue Ribbon and substantial cash award.

Appropriately, the theme of this year’s LMAG 2019 Art Competition was ‘Lake Marion’. There were two categories of artworks being judged – (1) Paintings and (2) Photography. This meant the submitted paintings, sketches, photographs… had to relate to Lake Marion, S.C. The artworks had to be about the lake – e.g. being on
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Posted by | July 14, 2019 4:06 pm

MANNING Maurice Truman Kirkpatrick, 86, husband of Catherine Turville “Kay” Kirkpatrick, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Magnolias of Santee.

Born November 21, 1932, in Haleyville, Alabama, he was a son of the late Roy Emmett Kirkpatrick and the late Amy Terrell Kirkpatrick. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and was inducted into the Winston County Athletic Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; children, Catherine Kirkpatrick Smith (Chad) of Alpharetta, Georgia, Amy KirkpatrickOrr of Mt. Pleasant and Read the rest


Posted by | July 14, 2019 10:49 am

Columbia  SC
On Friday, July 12, 2019, Ulysses Thompson Jr. “Sonny” heard his Master’s call at Prisma Health Richland.
Born on October 16, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Alberteen Martin Thompson and the late Ulysses Thompson Sr., “Bub”.
The family is receiving relatives and friends from 1:00pm-7:00pm at the residence, 3587, J. W. Carter Rd., Ram Bay Community, Summerton.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

Editorial: Avocado Tariff by Bobby Jonte

Posted by | July 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Just when I thought it was safe to go outside.

I’ve got a friend that keeps up with everything. He watches about 4 hours of news every day. That’s good and bad. Lots of news shows are just opinions. Depending on what channel he is watching, the same news seems to come from different planets. Now he has been watching a lot of news about tariffs with trade from China and Mexico. Now he is worried about trade imbalance and what the cost of goods will be and whether Wal-Mart will have anything to sell. Most of the things that Read the rest

Editorial:Obsolete Games by Teri Norsworthy

Posted by | July 13, 2019 11:15 am

When we were growing up, the word “desolate” would barely describe our community. We owned the only little store in our valley surrounded by vast farms resting between two mountain ranges. You never heard us saying we were bored! We made up games to play with whatever was going on around us.

If it got too late for us to take the cotton trailer to the gin, Dad would park it right out front of the store overnight for safety. The Williams kids would come down (lived 1/4 mile down the road from us) and we would stomp the cotton Read the rest

Pet adoption at Second Chance Animal Shelter

Posted by | July 13, 2019 10:14 am

Picture by: A Second Chance Animal Shelter

“Gracie” is a 12 year old, grey tabby w/orange, female, Domestic Short Hair cat. She is a super sweet cat, and laid back. Gracie is up to date on all her vaccinations, spayed, and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and Aids. Gracie gets along with other cats, but generally stays more to herself. She is used to being an indoor/outdoor cat. Gracie’s sister, Harley, is also available for adoption! Gracie would make a great addition to your family. Come meet her today! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. We currently have a $50 adoption … Read the rest

Pet of the week

Posted by | July 13, 2019 9:50 am

Picture by: A Second Chance Animal Shelter

“Medna” is a 2 year old, grey w/ white, female, Lab mix. She is current on all of her age appropriate vaccinations, has been spayed, and tested negative for heartworms. Medna is such a sweet dog with lots of energy that loves to play! She gets along well with other dogs. Medna loves attention, and would love to become a part of your family! If you are interested in adopting Medna, you can get pre – approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at www.ASecondChanceAnimalShelter.com. Our adoption fee for dogs is $125.

Manning Rotary Club welcomes new club President

Posted by | July 13, 2019 9:00 am

Each year, Rotary Clubs from all over the world will host a meeting to install the officers that will be responsible for club projects and fund-raising events for the upcoming year. In 2018, G.G. Cutter was chosen to be club President. The term runs from July 1stto the same day of the following year. With the help of the members of the club, Cutter was instrumental in the success of numerous projects to help the community.

As President this year, we had much to be proud of, especially the increase in membership which was ranked #1 in Read the rest

A Brief and Continuing History of Clarendon County

Posted by | July 13, 2019 9:00 am

Chapter Two: Turmoil and Travail- Part One


Life in the colony was disrupted with the Revolutionary War. England now attempted to tax the colonist for debts incurred during the French and Indian wars. Many colonists objected because they were not represented in the English Parliament. Those supporting England were called Loyalists or Tories, those supporting independence were Patriots or Whigs.

South Carolinians supporting independence (Loyalists) joined Regiments to protect South Carolina. At Sullivan’s Island, the British were repulsed, so they then abandoned the South and concentrated their efforts in the north-east with New York as the base … Read the rest

Girls’ Softball Team wins District Championship

Posted by | July 13, 2019 6:45 am

Teams of various sports play their games at the newly renovated J.C. Britton Park on Raccoon Road. Baseball, softball, the newly organized Lady’s Kickball League and others call the park their home fields. Winning is important to most, but should never be the sole purpose of playing. For some, winning comes around on occasion. But for one league, it is a reality.

The 10u Girls All-Star Team recently competed at the district level in softball. The team played against three other teams and were able to defeat each one, securing the title of District Champions.

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Life gets in the way sometimes…

Posted by | July 12, 2019 7:00 pm

I have passed the mark of being the Editor for The Manning Times for a few months now. I had no idea how much this job would teach me about our community, our neighbors, and how the very fact that Clarendon County is a living breathing entity in and of itself. There are many working parts of the system that make it thrive and prosper. Every person who lives here can make a difference in some way if they apply themselves. Just the physical act of picking up a piece of trash on the street and disposing of it properly … Read the rest

Clarendon Pride is getting it done

Posted by | July 12, 2019 6:00 pm

The Clarendon Pride is finding success in its 3rd season. The pride took home a silver championship in this past weekend’s Sumter splash tournament which showcased 70 teams from around the state. The Pride also raised the first place trophy in the North Charleston classic as well as tournament champions in the FIBA Memorial Day classic held in Florence SC. Program organizer and head coach Marty Lemon says to date this has been the most decorated tournament season yet.

“We aren’t like a lot of AAU programs that recruit from different places all over the region,” said Lemon. “We find Read the rest

Future Doctor at LMA

Posted by | July 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Emily Meueller at the Congress program

Emily Mueller of Orangeburg, a10th-grader at Laurence Manning Academy in Manning, served as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 23-25.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

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3 car collision on East Boyce

Posted by | July 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Three car collision just occurred at the intersection of East Boyce Street and Church Street. Law enforcement, Manning City Fire Dept are on scene.

Traffic is being redirected behind the gas station at the intersection. Expect delays if driving in the area.


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