Clarendon County Adult Education receives grant

Posted by | June 23, 2019 1:30 pm

Left to Right: Rhounette Simon, Jacquie Corbett, Ruth Maple, Ann Cutter, Wendell Robinson, Lara Kolb, Kim Driggers, Fran McFaddin, Jennie Simmons


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Clarendon County Adult Education an $8000 grant to support adult literacy in May from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

We are very excited to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation again to engage our students in Adult Education and the community of Clarendon County,” says Lara Kolb, Director of Clarendon County Adult Education. “If you ever wonder about Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted by | June 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Momo” is a 3 year old female Domestic Medium Hair cat. Momo is up to date on all of her vaccinations, spayed, and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and Aids. She is friendly, and gets along with other cats. All of her kittens have found homes, but Momo is still looking for her forever home! She would make a great addition to your family! Second Chance Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm if you would like to come and meet Momo. They currently have a $50 adoption fee for our adult cats, Read the rest

Pets of the week

Posted by | June 23, 2019 11:00 am

Mary” is a 2 year old female Sheppard/Hound mix. She is current on all of her vaccinations, has been spayed, and tested negative for heartworms. Mary was very shy and timid when she first came to the shelter, but each day she is coming out of her shell more and more. Mary is getting better each day with walking on a leash! She is looking for a family that will continue to work with her, and help her continue to gain confidence! If you are interested in adopting Mary, you can get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online Read the rest

Summertime Safety Tips with Chief Keith Grice

Posted by | June 23, 2019 9:00 am


Manning City Police Chief

The official start to summer is just days away. That means that it’s time for pool parties and backyard barbeques, but it’s also the season that’s hot for burglaries. In fact, more burglaries occur during the months of July and August than any other month. Here are just a few tips to keep your family and personal belongings safe.

1. Keep the garage secure.

In addition to storing a variety of goods burglars want, such as lawn equipment, bikes and other easily pawned items, your garages offer easy access to the rest of Read the rest

Editorial: My Best Friend, My Daddy

Posted by | June 23, 2019 7:00 am


I woke up this morning thinking about my Daddy. I miss being able to pick up the phone to call him for our weekly visit. Our home was a country store located about half way between Gila Bend and Buckeye, AZ in the middle of the desert.

Anyone from there is aware of the fact that Arizona’s yearly rainfall averages three inches and it has a long summer season. We would chat about my boys and what they were up to or a sale I had just put to bed. He would tell me about his adventures Read the rest

Roadways unsafe for travel

Posted by | June 22, 2019 7:11 pm

Severe storm conditions presently throughout Clarendon County. Power lines and trees are on roads. Emergency personnel are responding to emergency situations everywhere. Use extreme caution when driving. Seek shelter.

Pastor Lois Ann Smith

Posted by | June 22, 2019 2:30 pm

Sumter  SC— On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Pastor Lois Ann Smith, heard her Master’s call at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Born on March 6, 1957, in the Silver Community of Summerton, she was a daughter of the late James Andrew and Lois Smith-Servance.
The family is receiving relatives and friends from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the residence 5426 Summerton Hwy., Manning
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by the Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning. .

The Manning Times Spotlight: The Shoppe on Brooks

Posted by | June 22, 2019 12:15 pm


The Shoppe On Brooks is a full service salon offering many services to its customers that frequent the salon. The owner, Ruth Sullivan Lambert, is the owner/master hair specialist of The Shoppe. Her list of services that are available range from Hair-cuts, Coloring, Highlights, Perms, and Facial Waxing. Lambert has worked in this business in various venues since 1980. She has various handmade items and other unique gifts for sale.

Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Walmart, Target, Whole Foods

Posted by | June 22, 2019 11:44 am

From News Reports:

(CNN) – Tests conducted by a California nonprofit found high levels of arsenic levels in two water bottle brands sold at Walmart, Target and Whole Foods.

The Center for Environmental Health found that Peñafiel Water and Starkey Water contained higher arsenic levels than tap water, high enough to violate California State guidelines.

Peñafiel is owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper and is sold at Target and Walmart, along with vendors.

Starkey Water is owned by and sold at Whole Foods.

The study corroborates Consumer Reports’ findings, which were released earlier this year.

Consumer Reports found that Peñafiel Water

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F3 events available in Turbeville

Posted by | June 22, 2019 10:25 am

By Chris Edge

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 33 men from the Manning, Sumter, Florence, and Turbeville areas met to launch a new men’s workout location in Turbeville called F3 Speed Trap.

F3 is a national organization that brings men together for free bootcamp workouts and the opportunity for manly fellowship and leadership growth. Started in Charlotte, NC in 2012 by Dave Redding and Tim Whitmire, this grassroots program has spread from the Queen City all the way to the Emerald City in Seattle, WA and many places in between. F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith and is free Read the rest

June is Men’s Health Month

Posted by | June 22, 2019 9:15 am


Men often talk about news, politics and sports with their friends. That’s great, but this month, men across the country are encouraged to talk about something else: their health. The month of June is dedicated to Men’s Health. The reality about men is that we strive to keep a simplistic view of our lives. The old motto “ If it isn’t broke, it doesn’t need fixin’ “ rings true to the male gender as a general rule. If we are in tolerable pain, we usually believe that it will eventually go away. This a learned behavior Read the rest

The Home of the Whopper is now open

Posted by | June 22, 2019 8:00 am


After months of waiting, people in Manning and interstate travelers got their first glimpse of the new Burger King at its grand opening Friday morning. The franchise, located at the corner of Paxville Hwy and A.M. Nash Road, was almost instantly full of customers who were ready for breakfast.

Many years ago, another Burger King was open on Paxville Hwy in front of the original Walmart building, but was closed down and sold to another corporation. The very popular fast food restaurant is now open in its new location and very accessible to local residents as Read the rest

Editorial: Just Goodbye…

Posted by | June 22, 2019 7:00 am

Little Ole Lady… News & Pews

These past weeks, two of my good friends have died, and I was not there to show my love to their families. Ann Prothro Goldsmith was my first neighbor when I moved to Manning in the late 1950’s. I lived in the corner of the curve on Brooks Street in a home called the Floyd House. It has since been demolished. Ann’s mother came to call and in the course of conversation came the two questions always asked in those days:” What was your maiden name, and where do you go to church. “Read the rest

Manning woman charged with homicide in death of 4 month old

Posted by | June 21, 2019 6:27 pm

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged a 21-year-old Manning woman Thursday afternoon with homicide by child abuse.
In warrants released Friday, SLED agents allege that Rondasha Steward found her four-month-old son face-down and unresponsive in his crib on June 1 and “did not seek medical attention. Reports further allege that the suspect the 21-year-old suspect left the child at the home alone without notifying anyone. Other family members found the deceased infant about an hour later, reports state.
SLED agents and local law enforcement, including deputies from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, allege that Steward’s failure to seek medical … Read the rest

TEAM Manning welcomes Tennis

Posted by | June 21, 2019 4:00 pm

The first group to participate in the tennis event.

South Carolina Tennis Patron Hall of FamerDomino Boulware assembled a group of tennis enthusiasts to share their love of the game of tennis with an underrepresented population in Manning, South Carolina. The goal was to introduce tennis to African American families and children through the group’s Family Tennis Fellowship event.

The team was composed of a long time Clarendon County resident, Mrs. Paulette King; Coach Calvin Woods of Columbia; and three tennis students of Coach Boulware: Arleatha Toland, Jackie Sheriod Scott, and Irma Brooks. Mrs. Toland, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Brooks also grew up in Manning, but were not Read the rest

Manning earns Tree City USA Award

Posted by | June 21, 2019 3:00 pm

cutline: (front row L to R) Gene Benfield, Nicole James, Carrie Trebil, Sara Ann Ayecock, Ginny Honea, Lois Edwards, Mayor Julia Nelson. Back row (L to R) Larry Williamson, Reubin Hardy

At the recent Manning City Council meeting, Mrs. Lois Edwards, Pee Dee Region Urban Forester of the South Carolina Forestry Commission, presented the Tree City USA Award to the city of Manning for continued efforts to plant trees along the streets and parks. Manning has participated for 19 years as a “Tree City”.

Manning City Council holds June meeting

Posted by | June 21, 2019 1:00 pm

The Manning City Council held its monthly scheduled meeting Monday night. The minutes from last month’s meeting were voted on and approved by vote of the council. The City of Manning Finance Director, Mary Prince, gave the financial report for the current fiscal year. The General Fund revenues were at $3,725,658.00. The Utility Fund revenues were at $6,062,664.00. Total General Fund expenses were listed as $4,249,670.00, which is 87% of the projected budget. Total Utility Fund expenses totaled $2,794,863.00, at 83% of the budget. General Unrestricted fund had a total of $3,923,485.00, which earned an interest of $3,497.00.

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Arrest made in Taco Bell Shooting

Posted by | June 21, 2019 12:16 pm

A 15 year old male has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon in a Violent Crime. His name has not been released due to the fact that he is a minor. He is in custody at Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

According to reports, two juveniles exchanged gun-fire with Timothy Muckenfuss, 20, of Santee in the parking lot of Taco Bell in Manning Friday evening at 9:40 pm. Muckenfuss was struck in the chest and attempted to leave the scene and seek medical attention at McLeod Health Clarendon Hospital. At the traffic light … Read the rest


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