Lawrence A. Waiters

Posted by | May 25, 2017 5:27 am

Lawerence A. Waiters, 78, husband of Mary Ida Nelson Waiters, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Oct. 8, 1938, in Manning, he was a son of the late Dove and Mary Lee Mack Waiters. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Society Hill AME Church, 1030 Morello Road in Manning, with the Rev. Mary F. Rhodes, pastor, officiating; the Rev. David Lawson presiding; and the Rev. Kenya Brock and Minister Shirley Waiters assisting. Burial will follow in Society Hill AME Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at his home,… Read the rest

Johnny M. McClam

Posted by | May 25, 2017 5:24 am

Johnny M. McClam, 69, husband of Virginia McClam, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Sumter. Born Dec. 29, 1947, in Williamsburg County, he was a son of the late Mitchell and Icybell McClam. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John McClam and James McClam; and three sisters, Laura A. Pierce, Emma L. Dargan and Christine McClam. Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Lou Bertha (John) DePrimo, Christine (Tyson) Frazier and Elizabeth McClam; a son, Lorenzo McClam; a special granddaughter, Janell (Harry) Davis; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Almae (Herbert) Holmes and Ida McClam; a brother, Mitchell… Read the rest

Pilot Club provides Brain Minders supplies to Head Start

Posted by | May 25, 2017 5:22 am

The Clarendon County Pilot Club presented its Brain Minders supplies to Paxville Head Start recently. Brain Minders is a safety program for young children. These included animal Beanie Babies, decorative hats and a program flow chart. Pictured are Head Start Family Service Director Patara Turner and Pilot Club members JoAnn Corbett and Margaret Robertson.

Library to close Thursday morning

Posted by | May 25, 2017 5:01 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning, will close 9 a.m. to noon Thursday for staff development. The library will reopen to the public at 1 p.m. SC Works will be canceled for the day and will return June 1. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted by | May 25, 2017 4:58 am

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter. This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country. For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email

Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

Posted by | May 25, 2017 4:11 am

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
JERUSALEM – President Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel. Trump had come under criticism in some quarters for planning just a brief half-hour stop at Yad Vashem, following a series of missteps by his administration on issues of concern to the Jewish American community – such as inadequately denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some of his supporters and appearing cavalier at times about the Holocaust. But… Read the rest

McMaster’s statement on Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

Posted by | May 25, 2017 4:06 am

Gov. Henry McMaster released the following statement Wednesday in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers naming the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project one of six new starts and allocating $17.5 million in construction funding in its Fiscal Year ’17 Work Plan. “Getting the Charleston port’s harbor deepening project included in the Corps of Engineers’ 2017 Work Plan – when important projects all over the country were fighting for the same dollars – is a major breakthrough for our State. This will supercharge our already vigorous economic growth opportunities. This reflects a solid and sustained team effort by our State… Read the rest

Super corny romance that may or may not happen to you in your lifetime

Posted by | May 25, 2017 3:44 am

I’m a dreamer by nature but a realist. too.  When I was 10, I had a dream of living in America as an adult. It seemed like a fun place to be. And I loved how freely people spoke their opinions. Dreamers are usually thinkers, writers and actors, the type of people who don’t believe in giving up on anything. As a young adult, I rewrote my life often just as a fun way to destress. Most people at some point in their lives, think about what they would do differently if they were to relive their lives. As we… Read the rest

Minister Garry Conyers

Posted by | May 25, 2017 3:15 am

Minister Garry Conyers, 49, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Oliver Jack Conyers and Hannah Dell Pugh Conyers. The family will receive friends at the home, 6135 Summerton Highway in Manning. Professional services have been entrusted to Dyson’s Home for Funerals, 237 Main St. in Summerton, (803) 485-4280.

Local home honors National Nursing Home Week

Posted by | May 25, 2017 2:57 am

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kenneth Clark was guest speaker Saturday at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility.
In recognition of National Nursing Home Week, Windsor Manor Nursing Facility held a gospel fest and community cookout Saturday. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Windsor Manor and local small businesses sponsored the event under the theme “The Spirit of America.” Nursing staff and residents at the facility sat outside under tents to enjoy the day’s events with family and friends. Local artists showed off their talents, while providing their support for the event. Activity Coordinator Jeanette Conyers said that the community has been supportive for the entire week. “It has been an extremely fun week,” said Conyers. “I can’t believe… Read the rest

Non-profit works with male teens

Posted by | May 25, 2017 2:16 am

A 1961 graduate of Scott’s Branch High school, Harold Brunson has been trying to build positive relationships with youth through Clarendon School District 1 at St. Paul Elementary School since the 1990s. The founder and mentor of Boys to Men, Brunson left Summerton after high school graduation to attend the University of South Carolina, where he received a degree in social studies. He then went into the military, and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam era. He later returned to the University of South Carolina, receiving a master’s degree in educational administration. He ultimately taught and served in school… Read the rest

Cathy L. Amos

Posted by | May 25, 2017 1:14 am

Cathy L. Amos, wife of Terry E. Amos and daughter of the Rev. Johnnie Mae Miller and the late Alex Roundtree, died Friday, May 19, 2017. She was born June 3, 1972, in Clarendon County. She was joined in holy matrimony to her loving and charming husband, Terry E. Amos. She was educated in the public school system of Clarendon County. She was employed as a cashier at Walmart in Sumter, until her health declined. Survivors besides her husband of the home and her mother of Sumter include her daughters, Jenitki Nelson of Sumter, Kandra Nelson of Columbia and Talisha… Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, May 25

Posted by | May 25, 2017 12:00 am

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors. 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China… Read the rest

Wreck at 119NB on I-95

Posted by | May 24, 2017 11:51 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 119 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Times seeking staff writer

Posted by | May 24, 2017 10:07 pm

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to

Tornado Watch extended to 9 p.m.

Posted by | May 24, 2017 6:02 pm

A Tornado Watch issued earlier Wednesday by the National Weather Service that was to expire at 6 p.m. has now been extended through 9 p.m. A watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado or tornado-like weather conditions to form.

Eastern Clarendon residents without power could wait til 8:45 p.m. for restoration

Posted by | May 24, 2017 5:59 pm

According to Duke Progress Energy’s outage map, customers in the eastern part of Clarendon County currently without power could have to wait as long as 8:45 p.m. Wednesday to be restored. Some areas are showing a restoration time of 7:45 p.m., including the New Zion area. However, the Turbeville area is showing the later time. About 600 customers are currently without power in these areas. According to reports, the outage was caused by trees falling on power lines in the area.

Haley assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

Posted by | May 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Nikki Haley, center, American ambassador to the United Nations, talks with Syrian children at the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan on Sunday. Haley was on a two-day visit to the kingdom to access aid programs.
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley watching intently from just a few feet away, he didn’t show it. But Haley would later tout the iris scanners as a fraud-cutting tool boosting efficiency for the more than $6.5 billion the U.S. has spent helping those whose… Read the rest

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