Can you identify any of these people?

Posted by | July 12, 2019 1:00 pm

If you can identify any of the following, please contact City of Manning Police Department at (803)435-8859. Any information that is given will remain confidential. To view these pictures and others, please see this weeks edition of The Manning Times newspaper.

Huge success for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | July 12, 2019 11:17 am

The annual Camp Happy Days was held last week at Camp Bob Cooper. Children from parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia attended the week-long experience. The camp is geared towards providing a camp for children whose lives have been changed due to cancer. Some may be in remission, some may be completely cancer free, or still battling effects while attending. A medical staff is on site 24 hours a day for the duration of the session, providing any treatments, therapy, or medicine that is required.

The campers are allowed to bring a sibling with them to attend camp. Read the rest

Fire engulfs home on Puddin Swamp Road

Posted by | July 12, 2019 9:00 am

The day of June 26 started out just like any other for Freddie Huth. He got up and went to work serving Clarendon County as Deputy Sheriff. At 4:40 pm, he received a phone call with devastating news.

The dispatcher for Clarendon County informed Huth that she received a report of his house being on fire, and she was sending CC Fire Department to investigate. Huth drove home to find that the inside of his house was completely engulfed in flames. Flames and smoke could be seen coming from vents and windows on all sides.The firefighters were able to extinguish Read the rest

July Board Meeting Cancellation

Posted by | July 11, 2019 11:34 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library board meeting that was scheduled for July 15th has been canceled. The Board will meet in September at the regularly scheduled time.

McLeod Health Clarendon receives new Certification

Posted by | July 11, 2019 4:25 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon announces that it has received a certification affirming the hospital is equipped to provide care to patients with acute stroke symptoms who seek life-saving treatment from the emergency department. The certification granted by DNV GL Healthcare, designates McLeod Health Clarendon as Acute Stroke Ready.

McLeod Health Clarendon is one of the first hospitals in the state of South Carolina to become Acute Stroke Ready by DNV.  The other hospitals who have also achieved Acute Stroke Ready designation are: McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast.

DNV is a certification body that … Read the rest

Shaffer pleads guilty to Federal Charges

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:02 pm

Blair Shaffer, Former police chief of the Manning Police Department, appeared in federal court today in Charleston. Shaffer entered a plea of guilty on two of the five federal charges that were filed against him.

The first charge, Theft of Federal Funds, carries a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years probation.
Shaffer also pled guilty to the charge of Lying to Federal Agents which carries a possible maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment $250,000 in fines and three years probation.

Sentencing will be held until the decision of the other three charges … Read the rest

Johnson appointed as Clarendon County Fire Chief

Posted by | July 10, 2019 6:16 pm

photo by Clarendon County Fire Department

In a letter released today from County Administrator David Epperson, Michael Johnson will be the new fire chief. Johnson was acting as Interim Fire Chief following the retirement of Chief Frances Richbourg on May 1st.

In the letter, Epperson said that since he first appointed Johnson as interim fire chief, he was able to “observe Johnson’s work ethic, decision making and management skills, interaction with the community and fellow firefighters.”

Epperson said that those observations and discussions confirmed what he already knew, that the core values of family and dedication to the fire service and to the citizens that the … Read the rest

Celebrating the Life of Peggy Parish on July 12

Posted by | July 10, 2019 5:30 pm

It’s a Party, Amelia Bedelia!

On July 12, the Harvin Clarendon Library will celebrate the birthday of Clarendon’s own Peggy Parish. Parish was born in Manning and became known for her children’s book series ‘Amelia Bedelia’. The series focuses on the main character,Amelia Bedelia, who is known for her enduring personality yet literal minded interpretation of things. Amelia is a cook and sometimes servant, both jobs that Parish held at one point in her lifetime. Although Amelia causes great mishaps for the family that she is employed by, her delicious cooking is just too much for them to let her Read the rest

Manning Rotary Club welcomes new club President

Posted by | July 10, 2019 3:57 pm

2019-20 Club President Julia Nelson

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

Clarendon County employee recognized at council meeting

Posted by | July 10, 2019 2:51 pm

At the monthly Clarendon County Council meeting held Tuesday, the Council recognized some of the employees for their years of service.

Aretha Stephen has served as a custodian with the Facilities Department for 10 years. Aretha received a certificate and her 10 year pin.

County Employee recognized at council meeting

Posted by | July 10, 2019 12:49 pm

At the monthly Clarendon County Council meeting held Tuesday, the Council recognized some of the employees for their years of service.

Michael Stinnie was recognized for five years of service as a custodian with the Facilities Department. Michael received a certificate and a 5 year pin.

Manning Man wins the $250,000 SC Lottery

Posted by | July 10, 2019 11:26 am

A resident of Manning recently had his dream come true when he won $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket. The winning ticket was purchased at the Quick Pantry on Raccoon Road in Manning. The winner, who chooses to remain anonymous, said that when he saw the prize on the ticket, he simply walked out quietly and left.

On the SC lottery website, the man said that he has plans to purchase a new truck as possible.

Quick Pantry will receive a commission of $2,500 because they were the store where the ticket was purchased.

According to the lottery website, three top … Read the rest

Clarendon County employee receives award

Posted by | July 10, 2019 10:47 am

At the monthly Clarendon County Council meeting held Tuesday, the Council recognized some of the employees for their years of service.

Bernard Morris was not present at the meeting. The council recognized him for five years of service as a maintenance worker at the recreation department.  County Council Chairman Dwight accepted the 5 year pin and a certificate in his behalf.


Posted by | July 10, 2019 8:00 am

David Gerald Baker, Sr., 74, of Florence, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Mr. Baker was born a son of the late Beulah Morris Baker and E. C. Baker, Sr. He was a member of New Hope Family Worship, active in Florence City Baseball for many years and retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling. He enjoyed golf, fishing and spending time with his grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Carroll Baker; sister, Betty Jean Thompson, and brother-in-law, Sam Lowder. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Eddie Faye Johnson Baker; sons, David … Read the rest

Harvin Clarendon County Library Board Meeting

Posted by | July 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Harvin Clarendon County Library upcoming Library Board meeting is scheduled for Monday July 15th at the
Clarendon County Administration Building. The meeting will begin at 4:30 and is open to the public.







Posted by | July 9, 2019 12:59 pm

William David Singleton, 77, husband of Alice Monahan Singleton, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence. Born June 25, 1942, in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Hovey Byard Singleton and the late Edna Foster Singleton. He was a retired manager with Trimaco, LLC. He loved to hunt and fish. He was great with his hands and could fix anything. He is survived by his wife of 29 years; two sons, Jeffrey Singleton (Pam) of Liberty and Todd Singleton (Patty) of Lawrenceville, GA; two step sons, Donnie Clark (Sheri) of Effingham and Joshua Clark (Heather) of … Read the rest


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