Johnson makes USC President’s List

Posted by | March 21, 2017 7:09 am

“Congratulations to Marquis Johnson on making the University of South Carolina President’s Honor List. He is the son of Tyra Johnson and Rochell Johnson and is a 2011 graduate of Manning High School.”

Baker wins 7 Press Association awards

Posted by | March 21, 2017 6:49 am

The Manning Times picked up seven awards Saturday at the South Carolina Press Association’s annual meeting, with former editor Robert Joseph Baker receiving two first place, two second place and three third place honors. Baker has been with the Times since October 2013, and has nearly 16 years’ experience in journalism. He is currently a part-time staff writer, having reduced his hours in December 2016 due to peritoneal dialysis treatments for end-stage renal disease. He took prizes in two beat reporting categories, with a first place plaque in Education Beat Reporting for the weekly division, and third for Government Beat… Read the rest

LMA holding baseball camp Saturday

Posted by | March 21, 2017 6:23 am

All first- through sixth-grade boys are invited to a one-day Laurence Manning Academy baseball camp being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25. The cost is $10 per person, and checks may be made out to LMA. School varsity players and coaching staff will conduct the camp. All proceeds go directly to the school’s baseball program. For more information, or to sign up, call Coach Barry Hatfield at (803) 435-2114.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Robert E. Lee

Posted by | March 21, 2017 5:47 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Robert E. Lee 10-8 on Thursday in Bishopville with Eaddy Grace Osteen going 3-2 and Randi Lynn Holcombe going 4-2 with two RBI. Breanna Hodge went 2-1 with three RBI. McKenzie Truett went 3-1 with one RBI.

JV Lady Saints defeat Dorchester Academy

Posted by | March 21, 2017 5:25 am

The Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity Lady Saints picked up a three-inning win over Dorchester Academy on Thursday in Summerton by a score of 15-0. Amberly Way was 1-1 with two RBI and also go the win on the mound with five strike outs. McKenley Wells was also 1-1. The JV Lady Saints are not 6-0 on the regular season.

Blanding given Key to the City

Posted by | March 21, 2017 5:19 am

It’s turning out to be a banner year for Manning High School alumni DeShawn Blanding. Now serving as one of six college students heading the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team, he was recently presented with the Key to the City by Manning Mayor Julia Nelson during a banquet held in his honor at the F.E. DuBose Center. Blanding is only the second student from Clarendon County receive the distinction of serving as a National FFA officer, the previous having been elected in the 1960s. He was elected in October to serve as the southern region vice-president. He is a biological… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats defeat Robert E. Lee

Posted by | March 21, 2017 2:38 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Robert E. Lee in Bishopville on Thursday by a score of 12-0. Baylee Elms went 4-3 with two RBI, while Abbie Beard, Trinity Harrington, Hannah Truett and Olivia Coker all went 3-1. Cora Lee Downer went 3-2 with one RBI.

Monarchs bring record to 5-0 on golf course, LMA finishes second

Posted by | March 21, 2017 1:55 am

The Manning High School varsity boys’ golf team defeated three other local teams Thursday at Wyboo Golf Club to bring the team’s record to 5-0 on the season. The team finished with 173 points to Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity team’s 181 points. East Clarendon High School had 224 points and C.E. Murray had 237. Jacob Richburg was medalist with 2-under-par and 34 points. McArthur Bennett of Manning and Rylee Goff of East Clarendon each had 39 points. LMA’s Rutledge DuRant had 40 points, while LMA’s Lexi Bennett had 45 points.

Today in History: Tuesday, March 21

Posted by | March 21, 2017 12:00 am

537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius. 630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem. 717 – Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. 1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1188 – Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan. 1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is… Read the rest

Police: Man left child in vehicle while working out

Posted by | March 20, 2017 4:12 pm

A 42-year-old Manning man was charged Friday night with unlawful neglect of a child after allegedly leaving his 3-year-old child in an unattended vehicle earlier in the day while he was in a local gym. Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said that Willie Edward Lloyd Jr. of 722 Lawson St. in Manning allegedly spent 23 minutes in Anytime Fitness about 9:30 a.m. Friday while the young child sat in an unattended, locked vehicle which was not running. “The temperature last week during the day was in the 30s,” Shaffer said. “The father was inside the gym working out. He saw… Read the rest

3 charged with armed robbery after holding up Sumter man with pellet gun

Posted by | March 20, 2017 10:48 am

Three Manning men were denied bond over the weekend at the Clarendon County Detention Center for their alleged roles in the armed robbery of a 38-year-old Sumter man at a local gas station about 9:50 p.m. Friday. Markel Antonio Dennis, 19, of 205 Major Drive in Manning, Dominic Javon White, 17, of 504 S. Boundary St. in Manning, and Tykeem Davon Bradley, 17, of 1383 Meagen Lane in Manning, are facing one count each of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, the victim approached police at a… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, March 20

Posted by | March 20, 2017 12:00 am

235 – Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne. 673 – Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka. 1206 – Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. 1600 – The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. 1602 – The Dutch East India Company is established. 1616 – Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment. 1760 – The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings. 1815 – After escaping from… Read the rest

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