Smunk, Holladay unite in marriage

Posted by | October 17, 2017 10:35 am

Louise Alsbrook Smunk and Kenneth Hunter Holladay were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in Kingstree. The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the home of the groom’s parents, the Holladay Farm in Manning. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Stables in Lake City. The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Louis Smunk of Kingstree. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Junius Webster Swittenberg Jr. of Kingstree and the late Lt. Col. And Mrs. Louis… Read the rest


Goff talks about experience at Girls State

Posted by | October 17, 2017 7:26 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth of several small profiles about students who attended the 71st Palmetto Girls State and Boys state sessions. The students, all seniors from various Clarendon County Schools, were sponsored by various American Legion posts and their auxiliaries. The students spoke to their sponsors on Oct. 3 during a reception at First Baptist Church of Manning. Manning High School senior Tori Goff was one of more than a dozen students who talked Oct. 3 about her experiences at the 71st Palmetto Girls State session which was held June 11-17. She was sponsored by the American Legion… Read the rest


Past U.S. presidents to serve as honorary directors for National Medal of Honor Museum

Posted by | October 17, 2017 1:10 am

Mt. PLEASANT – The National Medal of Honor Museum announced Monday that former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have joined as honorary directors of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation. “The mission of the museum and its attendant education center, which will be built in Mt. Pleasant, on the banks of Charleston Harbor, will be to commemorate the stories our our Medal of Honor recipients, unite Americans around what it means to be patriotic and inspire us to find the hero within ourselves,” said National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation… Read the rest

Hughes, Brunson plan June 2018 wedding

Posted by | October 17, 2017 12:40 am

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mark Hughes of Manning announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Jade Hughes, also of Manning, to Joseph Louis Brunson III of Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Louis Brunson Jr., also of Manning. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Herman Feagin, all of Sumter. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate as an early childhood major. She is currently pursuing a master of education degree in reading and literacy at Walden University. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher with Walker-Gamble… Read the rest

Sumter road to be closed next week

Posted by | October 17, 2017 12:04 am

South Carolina Department of Transportation spokesman Robert P. Kudelka said Monday night that all lanes of Kingsbury Road between Warland Road and Ketch Avenue in Sumter County will be closed to through-traffic beginning 8 a.m. Oct. 23 and ending 5 p.m. Oct. 27. This is technically between mile 1.92 and 1.94. The closure is for a “drainage improvement project,” Kudelka said. “A detour will be in place for motorists to follow,” he noted. We are sharing this for our Clarendon residents who travel to Sumter from work or those Sumter folks who travel to Clarendon for work.

Today in History: Oct. 17

Posted by | October 17, 2017 12:00 am

1091 – London tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London. 1346 – Battle of Neville’s Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by the English near Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years. 1448 – Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II. 1456 – The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia).… Read the rest


Lake Wind Advisory in effect through Tuesday morning

Posted by | October 16, 2017 10:06 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory through 8 a.m. Tuesday for Clarendon and other surrounding counties. Winds could exceed 20 knots (23 mph) from north to northeast with gusts up to 30 (34.5 mph) knots. These winds will cause rough chop on area lakes. Small boats will be prone to capsizing.

Blair talks about experiences at Boys State

Posted by | October 16, 2017 7:54 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of several small profiles about students who attended the 71st Palmetto Girls State and Boys state sessions. The students, all seniors from various Clarendon County Schools, were sponsored by various American Legion posts and their auxiliaries. The students spoke to their sponsors on Oct. 3 during a reception at First Baptist Church of Manning. Calvin Kaiyr Blair was one of more than a dozen students who talked Oct. 3 about his experiences at the 71st Palmetto Boys State session, which was held June 11-17. Blair was sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 204… Read the rest

Keeping your faith while grieving

Posted by | October 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Renny and Sarah Black Buddin learned that their long-awaited baby died in the womb at six weeks when the couple attended Sarah's eight-week appointment, where they had hoped to hear the baby's heartbeat. Buddin wrote this week about the experience in honor of National Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month.
I am not usually one for oversharing, but I feel that it’s important to share our story during National Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month, with the hope of helping someone else experiencing a similar pain. On June 6, I found out I was pregnant with our first child. After pacing the upstairs of our house for about an hour in complete disbelief and shock, it finally sank in: I was going to be a mom and, after many prayers, we were officially starting our family. The whole process was exciting, other than having to rush to my OB-GYN after… Read the rest

William Haun “Bill” Perry

Posted by | October 16, 2017 3:58 pm

MANNING – William Haun “Bill” Perry, 92, husband of Arena Holladay Perry, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter. Born February 22, 1925, in Wallins Creek, Kentucky, he was a son of the late James Nelson Perry and the late Margaret Haun Perry. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, as well as a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Manning Lyons Club and Manning First Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Jean Kelly (James) of Sanford, North Carolina, Elaine Tatum (Bobby) of Manson, North Carolina and Cheryl Staab (Ken) of… Read the rest


Henry Alfred Glover

Posted by | October 16, 2017 3:05 pm

SUMMERTON – Henry Alfred Glover, 76, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born February 1, 1941, in Milton, WV, he was a son of the late Elza Glover and the late Dora Jinkins Glover. Survivors include3 two sons, Henry A. “Hank” Glover II (Kimberly) of Pamplico and Matthew Glover of Florida; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Jordan and Zoe; his special friends, the Ryan family, David, Candy, David Jr. and Harley, all of Summerton; siblings in West Virginia; and all who loved him in the community. Services will be held at a later date. Stephens Funeral Home and… Read the rest

Reader disagrees with residents against solar farm in Clarendon County

Posted by | October 16, 2017 2:33 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a response to various letters written to manninglive.com and The Manning Times from residents opposed to the county’s allowance of a FILOT for a solar farm. One of those letters, by Dan Geddings, can be read at this link. One kilowatt hour crossing state lines isn’t the point. Duke credits the property owner the contracted value of that kilowatt hour as soon as it enters the grid. Electrons are dispersed grid-wide instantaneously and immediately. Speed of light, even. If they get used locally, great. If not, it means nothing. The land owner and the utility… Read the rest




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