FINAL: LMA JV boys basketball

Posted by | December 13, 2018 12:07 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy JV boys defeated Pinewood on December 11 with a final score of 36-35. Bryce Acord led the scoring with 15 points, Kaden Nivens with six, Jaden Sanders with four, Mickey Jordan with four, Kam Belser with three and Davis Campbell and Coleman Yates with two apiece. Ben Brown led Pinewood with 14 points and Jay Scott added nine. The LMA JV boys are now 4-1 on the season.

FINAL: Scott’s Branch varsity boys

Posted by | December 13, 2018 11:58 am

The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team flew over to the Swamp of Lake Marion High School to battle the Gators. The Eagles fell behind early and went in at the half down by 13 points. However, the second half was a different story. The Eagles refuse to take another loss back to the nest and began to mount their comeback. The Eagles beat the Gators 66-62 in a hard fought game. Leading in scoring was Lavonta Fleming with 14 points, followed by Treyshawn Moore with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Every player contributed in a major way. The Eagles will travel… Read the rest

Posted by | December 13, 2018 11:53 am

On Dec 4, the Lady Cats were defeated by First Baptist 72-44. Lexi Bennett led the Cats with 12 points. Breanna Boykin had eight, Trinity Harrington had six, Rollin Barwick and Katherine Burns each had five. Vivian Bryant and Audrey Bennett each added four. On December 7 at the Baron Classic, the Lady Cats beat Augusta Christian 46-20. 16 points were scored by Lexi Bennett, followed by Katherine Burns with eight. Rollin Barwick and Breanna Boykin each had six, Audrey Bennett, Elizabeth Hicks, Vivian Bryant Trinity Harrington and Carrie Rockenbaker each had two. On the second day of the Baron… Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch girls

Posted by | December 13, 2018 11:43 am

The Scott’s Branch girls basketball team defeated Timmonsville 53-42 on Monday night at Scott’s Branch. Cambria Parker finished with 20 points, four rebounds and five steals. Teja Madison scored 14 points and had three rebounds. Chaniya Monroe scored five points and had eight rebounds and two steals.

FINAL: Clarendon Hall varsity boys and girls

Posted by | December 13, 2018 11:29 am

Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball defeated Cathedral Academy in North Charleston on Monday by a score of 50-49. The Saints were led by Zyan Gilmore with with 14 points and six rebounds. Kylic Horton finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, and Traveon Davis had nine points. The Saints are now 5-0 on the season with the next game this Friday at Clarendon Hall against Patrick Henry Academy. Clarendon Hall varsity girls fell to Cathedral Academy by a score of 54-25. Bailey Corbett led the Lady Saints with eight points and seven rebounds. Whitney Avins added seven points, and Amberly… Read the rest

CCGOP Christmas Party

Posted by | December 12, 2018 4:33 pm

The Clarendon County GOP will hold its Christmas party on Thursday, December 13 at Cornerstone Fellowship FWB Church in Manning. The Doors open at 6 p.m., and supper will start at 6:30 p.m. The party will begin at 7 p.m. There will not be a speaker. Gifts will be provided to the ladies. There will be Christmas and Christian music performed by the Ladies of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter Graham’s Redemption Crossing Blue Grass Gospel Band and Pastor John Matthews and the CCGOP. All will be directed by CCGOP Chairman Moye Graham.

Letters to Santa

Posted by | December 12, 2018 1:27 pm

Anyone wishing their letters to Santa to be placed in the Manning Times, please remember to drop these off at our office at 230 W Boyce Street no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14. Any delivered later than this will not be in the Christmas edition of The Manning Times. Thank you.

Kitten naming contest

Posted by | December 12, 2018 1:24 pm

The Kitten naming contest is in full swing over at Facebook. Don’t forget the deadline is Friday night at midnight. So far, we have two votes for MT, 11 votes for Scoop and 15 votes for Oreo. Head on over to our Facebook page at and cast your vote for your favorite name, or email your vote to One vote per person, please.

Holiday gift idea

Posted by | December 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Looking for a fun and unusual gift for the holidays? The Manning Times has Clarenopoly available for purchase at The Manning Times office at 230 W Boyce Street in Manning. The game is a version of the much loved Monopoly, using Clarendon County features and businesses. In place of the standard railroads, own four IGA stores. Travel the board, starting with Dwight L. Stewart, Jr. & Associates and Tammy Spigner Book Keeper, pass the John C. Usry Certified Public Accountant, where you would pay property taxes to the center of the board, and try to hop over the FTC and… Read the rest

Big little puppy

Posted by | December 11, 2018 12:00 pm

Jethro is a digger. Who is Jethro, you might ask? He’s a 15-month-old coonhound mix puppy. I say puppy in physical name only, as he’s over 65 pounds and is very tall. Jethro came to us as a dumped puppy who stepped out in front of my car as an eight-week-old baby on a back road in Summerton. No, I didn’t hit him with the car. I also couldn’t just drive around him and leave him there. I’m not wired that way. So home with me he came and was introduced to our other three dogs: Cadie, a Labrador retriever;… Read the rest

Clarendon 1 School Board meeting

Posted by | December 11, 2018 7:30 am

At the Clarendon School District One School Board meeting, Sharon Williams, Executive Director of First Steps, accepted a Community Partnership Award. The award recognized the contributions of First Steps in the community, a program which has been helping young children get a head start on education for 17 years. First Steps is a state-wide initiative which increases school readiness. The Clarendon County First Steps program serves the community through the Imagination Library, which provides free books to children each year until they turn five years old. First Steps also provides the Countdown to Kindergarten summer program and also trains childcare… Read the rest

The Easton Branham Memorial Toy Drive

Posted by | December 10, 2018 4:00 pm

The third annual Toys for Tots drive in memory of Easton Branham is underway in Manning. “We decided to begin the toy drive the year that Easton passed in 2016. His birthday is December 18, and it broke my heart thinking of not being able to buy gifts for his birthday and Christmas,” said Heather Branham, Easton’s mother. “We were reminded of Toys for Tots, and the gifts we had bought for him were donated to children who otherwise might have little to nothing to wake up to on Christmas. It is one of our ways of to give back… Read the rest

Car for sale

Posted by | December 10, 2018 2:28 pm

2007 Jeep Liberty, 125,000 miles, runs great!! Heat/air. Asking #3,900. For more information, please call (803) 460-3580.

65 new jobs for Summerton

Posted by | December 10, 2018 2:24 pm

In a news release today, Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) announced expansion plans for its Clarendon County operations. This $5 million investment will bring around 65 new jobs, expanding its Clarendon County workforce by about 50%. The newest facility will be located in Summerton, and the plant will produce two new product lines for the company. Hiring is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2019. For the full story, please pick up a copy of The Manning Times on Thursday, December 13.

Gifts of Grace

Posted by | December 10, 2018 12:21 pm

21st Century After School Program Director Kiz Everette, Hands of Grace Healthcare Director Carol Tindal and St. Paul’s Elementary Principal Joaquin Brown stand in front of the Christmas Tree at St. Paul’s holding donated blankets from the Gifts of Grace drive.
The St. Paul’s Elementary School Beta Club has partnered with the 21st Century After School Program and Hands of Grace Healthcare to bring blankets and gifts to the senior community in Clarendon County. Hands of Grace Healthcare Director Carol Tindal works with the elderly on a daily basis. Hands of Grace sends CNAs out to take care of the daily needs of Clarendon County seniors. Tindal regularly goes to senior service organizations, such as nursing homes and residential homes, to present healthcare tips and more and to assist with activities. “This [project] is something we wanted to do for the… Read the rest

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