Friends, colleagues remember Samuels

Posted by | January 19, 2018 4:36 am

Hayes F. Samuels Jr., right, was named in 2017 as the Businessman of the Year by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet. He was presented the award by the Bank of Clarendon's Will Buyck.
Clarendon residents revealed heavy hearts this week as many mourned the passing of a longtime public servant, community leader and leading businessman. Hayes F. Samuels Jr., 74, husband of Yvonne James Samuels, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born Oct. 23, 1943, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Hayes F. Samuels Sr. and LaNelle Jackson Samuels. He was owner and operator of Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning, and co-owner of Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home LLC of Lake City. Fellow mortician Shayne Stephens, owner of Stephens Funeral Home, has known Samuels… Read the rest


MJHS Monarch Academic Team defeats Kingstree

Posted by | January 19, 2018 2:00 am

The Manning Junior High School Monarch Academic Team defeated Kingstree Junior High School’s team on Thursday night by a final score of 24-11 to bring the Monarch’s season record to 2-0. The team had defeated B.P. Cooper the previous Thursday by a final score of 30-10. (DOMINIQUE BRINKLEY / SPECIAL TO THE MANNING TIMES)

Hayes F. Samuels Jr.

Posted by | January 19, 2018 1:35 am

Hayes Samuels Jr., 74, husband of Yvonne James Samuels, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born Oct. 23, 1943, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Hayes F. Samuels Sr. and LaNelle Jackson Samuels. He was owner and operator of Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning, and co-owner of Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home LLC of Lake City. Masonic rites with Spring Hill Lodge No. 188 will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Funeral services will be held… Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 19

Posted by | January 19, 2018 12:00 am

379 – Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. 639 – Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, is crowned. 649 – Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She’er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang. 1419 – Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy. 1511 – Mirandola surrenders to the French. 1520 – Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden,… Read the rest

LMA bowling team wins 3rd state title

Posted by | January 18, 2018 11:22 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity bowling team won ts third State Championship title in a row on Thursday night. Manninglive.com will have more information when it becomes available.


Boykin to be next LMA headmaster

Posted by | January 18, 2018 8:06 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Board of Directors announced Thursday evening that Tripp Boykin will replace outgoing Headmaster Dr. Spencer Jordan when the latter leaves at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Boykin, who currently serves as the school’s high school principal, will formally take over the reins as headmaster on June 1.


Spearman releases statement on General Assembly’s override of school bus funding veto

Posted by | January 18, 2018 1:29 pm

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman issued the following statement this week in response to the South Carolina General Assembly’s override of the Governor’s veto regarding school bus funding. “The safety of South Carolina’s students has and will always be a top priority for me. I want to thank the General Assembly on behalf students, parents, and teachers across across our state for taking a step in the right direction with today’s vote. By overriding this veto, we will be able take 210 old and dangerous school buses off the road and provide safer and more efficient transportation for our… Read the rest

Matchless Menus: Downtown Manning to celebrate Restaurant Weekend

Posted by | January 18, 2018 12:14 pm

Six downtown restaurants are offering various specials starting today and continuing through Sunday as a part of Main Street Manning’s effort to celebrate Restaurant Weekend. Matchless Menus invites residents and visitors to dine-out in any of these participating restaurants today through Sunday, and ask for their “Matchless Menus special,” said Main Street Manning and city of Manning Tourism Director Carrie Trebil. “Main Street Manning, a department of the city of Manning, is thrilled with the participation in the inaugural restaurant weekend, Matchless Menus,” said Trebil. Participating restaurants and their corresponding specials include: The Lily Cafe – 5 percent off Lily… Read the rest


Eagles fall to Bethune-Bowman

Posted by | January 18, 2018 10:58 am

The Scott’s Branch High School varsity Eagles’ basketball team fell Tuesday night to Bethune-Bowman by a final score of 61-52. Marquis Thomas scored 16 points, while Terrence Yon scored 13 points. Daezhon Dingle and Amonte Brown each scored seven points. Levontae Fleming scored four points, Jimek weeks scored three points and Daquan Brock scored two points.

Letter: Shayne Stephens honors fellow funeral home owner’s memory

Posted by | January 18, 2018 10:31 am

I am writing this with a heavy heart at the passing of Hayes Samuels. Hayes and his family have been friends to our family for as long as I can remember. He and my daddy had the unique camaraderie of being both funeral directors/owners and coroners for Clarendon County. They had a very deep love and respect for one another that only comes from the experience of walking in (one another’s) shoes. Those two always had each other’s backs, and they were known to get together and ride around the county swapping stories, visiting people, sharing situations they had encountered,… Read the rest


Bessie M. Johnson

Posted by | January 18, 2018 9:48 am

BROOKLYN, New York – Sister Bessie M. Johnson died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Born Feb. 26, 1926, in the Pinewood section of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence R. Johnson Sr. and Susan Boys Johnson. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Georgia M. Johnson, 112 McBride St. in Pinewood. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

MECC without power after wreck

Posted by | January 18, 2018 9:15 am

Authorities are reporting that power at Manning Early Childhood Center is currently out. The children, faculty and staff are fine. According to reports, a wreck in the area has knocked out a transformer.

Lady Eagles defeat Bethune-Bowman

Posted by | January 18, 2018 8:28 am

The Scott’s Branch High School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Bethune-Bowman at home on Tuesday night by a wide margin, with a final score of 60-39. Both Teja Madison and Mary Wimberly led the Lady Eagles with 11 points each. Cambria Parker followed closely with 10 points. Tonia Lawson and Chaniya Monroe each had eight points. Jazlyn Bowman had five points. Mercedes Oliver and Diondra Seaberry each had two points. Kashawna Sinkler had one point.

Library board to meet Monday

Posted by | January 18, 2018 8:17 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board of Trustees will meet 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Clarendon County Administration Building on Sunset Drive in Manning. The meeting agenda features a discussion of the library’s 2018-19 budget; an update on the library’s insurance policy and liability issues; the holiday closing schedule for 2018; and reports from both Executive Director Charlotte Johnston and the board chairman.

JV Lady Saints defeat Dorchester

Posted by | January 18, 2018 6:58 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity girls’ basketball team picked up a region win Monday over Dorchester Academy by a final score of 15-8. Hannah Johndrow and Bailey Corbett led the JV Lady Saints with four points each. Amberly Way led the team in rebounds with nine overall. The team is now 4-3 in region play.

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