Margaret Weeks Nunamaker

Posted by | March 1, 2018 7:46 am

Margaret Weeks Nunamaker, 77, widow of Jacob Lawrence Nunamaker III, died Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 at her home. Born Feb. 8, 1941, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Legrand Dickson Weeks and the late Linnie Mae McAllister Weeks. She worked with the youth of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church for 25 years. She was an administrative specialist for the SC Department of Juvenile Justice and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Jacob Lawrence “Lonny” Nunamaker IV (Bari) of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Joyce Gibson of Murfreesboro, TN and Barbara Denham of Darlington;… Read the rest

Sixth Annual Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction big success

Posted by | March 1, 2018 7:08 am

The sixth annual lasagna dinner and silent auction, a fundraiser to benefit A Second Chance Animal Shelter, was held Saturday evening at Manning United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall. A total of 154 tickets were sold with proceeds at roughly $6,000. The event included dinner prepared by Chef Ted Brownell. On the menu was three-cheese lasagna with rich meat sauce, steamed spring vegetables, Caesar salad with grilled chicken and sundried tomatoes, garlic bread and a choice of dessert. This year’s fundraiser included door prizes and a 50/50 raffle with the main raffle item being a PAWS of Valor wall… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall Varsity baseball team opens season with win

Posted by | February 28, 2018 2:55 pm

The Clarendon Hall Saints Varsity Baseball team defeated The Kings Academy by a score of 13-12. The teams were tied at the end of regulation play, forcing them to square off for an extra inning. The Saints scored the winning run in the bottom of the 8th. The Saints were led at the plate by Jonathan McIntosh going 3-4 and 2 RBIs. Dylan Way was 1-2 on the night and pitched 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Bobby Ashba got the win on the mound pitching 4 2/3 innings with 6 strikeouts and giving up only one hit. Ashba also went… Read the rest

The Clarendon Hall JV baseball team earns victory over The Kings Academy

Posted by | February 28, 2018 1:26 pm

The Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity Baseball team defeated The Kings Academy at home Tues. Feb. 27. Clarendon Hall won by a score of 9-2. Blane Kennard earned the win on the mound for the Saints. He pitched 3 innings and struck out 5. Kennard went 1-4 with 2 RBIs. T.J. Curlee went 2-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Christian Higbe and Wilder Robinson each had 2 hits. The Saints will play Dorchester Academy at 4:00 p.m. Fri. March 2 in Summerton.

Ellen Dyson

Posted by | February 28, 2018 12:48 pm

Ellen Dyson passed away Sat. Feb. 24 at the age of 96. The viewing will be Feb. 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Summerton Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Fri. March 2 at the Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton. Rev. Robert L. China Jr. will serve as Pastor. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC on 23 South Duke Street in Summerton. Phone (803) 485-3755

James Anthony Webb

Posted by | February 28, 2018 11:37 am

James Anthony Webb, beloved husband of Betty Brunson Webb, died Mon. Feb. 26, 2018. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Sat. March 3 at Mount Pleasant U.M.E Church, 1654 Fullerton Road, Pinewood. Rev. Lavaron Johnson will serve as Pastor. The viewing will be held on 1:00-6:00 p.m. Fri. March 2 at the Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC, 23 South Duke Street in Summerton. (803) 485-3755

Charles J. Mock Jr. sworn in as Clarendon County Coroner Feb. 28

Posted by | February 28, 2018 10:51 am

Charles 'Bucky' Mott Jr. Is sworn in as Clarendon County Coroner by Honorable Ferrell Cothran.
By Executive Order No. 2018-09, filed on Feb. 21, 2018, with the Secretary of State’s Office, Governor Henry McMaster, due to the recent death of Hayes F. Samuels Jr., appointed Deputy Coroner Charles J. Mock Jr. as Coroner of Clarendon County. Mock was sworn into office Feb. 28, 2018 at the Clarendon County Courthouse by The Honorable Ferrell Cothran.

Plodding to the end of a secret

Posted by | February 28, 2018 9:26 am

Bobby Jonte It’s hard to believe that a secret project is over. Finished. Complete. Done. Actually, the project came about by chance. Back in October, I started a walking project. It wasn’t anything special. The purpose was just to walk more. This walking adventure started out with a thirty-minute walk. That was all it was going to be. Just try to walk in the mornings. The best part of this project was that I had the key to the building. I had to go every morning because I had to unlock the building for everyone else to get in. It… Read the rest

Alyce Coker Player

Posted by | February 27, 2018 9:19 pm

Alyce Coker Player, 70, of Lexington, wife of James E. Player, also known as Jimmie, passed away Feb. 26 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Player was born in Turbeville, SC on Aug. 16, 1947. She was the youngest daughter of Cleo and Natalie Purvis Coker. Mrs. Player attended the East Clarendon Schools. She also attended the Baptist College of Charleston which is Charleston Southern University. Alyce worked with the South Carolina Department of Social Services. She worked in the Clarendon County office, the Florence District office and the State Department from 1969 until the time she retired. She… Read the rest

Some millenials using avocados to propose on Instagram

Posted by | February 27, 2018 8:38 pm

“by Chayes Wida” from Like any self-respecting millennial and taco aficionado, I appreciate a good avocado. But as twenty-somethings reach marrying age, it would appear the avocado trend has taken on an entirely new role … as a ring box! Yes, you read that correctly. (Some) millennial lovebirds are proposing to their one-and-only with avocados, and the trend is making Instagrammers green with envy. On Feb. 10, Amsterdam-based food stylist, cookbook author and avocado-enthusiast Colette Dike posted a photo of the “avo box,” and wrote, “Tag someone who should propose like this.” And thousands of people did. Another Instagrammer,… Read the rest

Read to Succeed summer reading camp symposium on Feb. 28

Posted by | February 27, 2018 6:23 pm

The South Carolina Department of Education, along with several other organizations, will host the Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camp Symposium from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wed. Feb. 28 at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2), located at 763 Fashion Drive in Columbia. This event is a FREE day for learning, sharing and developing the best practices for the Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camps in 2018. For more information, visit Read to Succed WHO: State and Community organizations, nationally-renowned education leaders/authors Jan Burkins and Lester Laminack, as well as school district representatives. WHAT: Read to Succeed Summer… Read the rest

Raising backyard chickens offers new family bonding experience and educational opportunities

Posted by | February 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Backyard poultry ownership is a growing phenomenon in recent years as Americans have taken control over their family meals with an all-natural, homegrown food source. Now experts say more and more people are making the jump into backyard poultry for an added benefit: family time. Raising poultry is the perfect activity to promote bonding and interactive educational experiences for the entire family. “I’ve been raising chicks with my family for the past year, and I can already see the benefits it’s instilling beyond our backyard—just like what I repeatedly hear from our customers,” said Neely Green, a mother of three… Read the rest

Manning Times seeking information on upcoming local events

Posted by | February 27, 2018 3:56 pm

If you know of a local event in Clarendon County that you would like us to cover, please send an email with the date, time, location and brief description of the event you would like covered to We will do our best to cover it. If you are having a birthday party or other celebration, please snap a picture and send it to the same address above. Please include names and a brief explanation of the celebration.

McLeod Health of Clarendon announces new members of the Community Advisory Board

Posted by | February 27, 2018 2:21 pm

Rev. George P. Windley is a new member on the Community Advisory Board at McLeod Health.
McLeod Health Clarendon is pleased to announce two new members to the hospital’s Community Advisory Board: Dr. Ansel McFaddin and Rev. Geroge P. Windley. In addition, the McLeod Health Clarendon Community Advisory Board also includes Kim Johnson, Bank of Clarendon Marketing Assistant Officer; David Epperson, Clarendon County Administrator; George Summers, Retired Air Force; and Dr. Catherine Rabon, McLeod Health Clarendon Chief Medical Officer. Returning member Dr. Stephen Corey will serve as Chairman, and returning member Dr. Marva Williams will serve as Vice Chairman. The 12-member committee also includes Ron Boring, McLeod Health Chief Operating Officer; Fulton Ervin, McLeod Health Chief… Read the rest

Phenomenal Dancing Stars performed at the Black Heritage Expo on Feb. 24

Posted by | February 27, 2018 2:12 pm

Phenomenal Dancing Stars performed at the Black Heritage Expo on Feb. 24 at the Taw Caw Community Outreach Center.
The Phenomenal Dancing Stars of Columbia performed at the Black Heritage Expo on Feb. 24 at the Taw Caw Community Outreach Center. The event hosted dance groups, church choirs, gospel singers, and other musical or dance groups. It also featured the crowning of the Heritage Pageant winner. It also hosted a showcase for creative and professional hair and fashion.

Harvin Clarendon County Library to celebrate Read Across America day March 2

Posted by | February 27, 2018 12:51 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County library will be celebrating Read Across America Day on Friday March 2nd. Adults and children may stop by the library and tell us what they are reading to receive a small Dr. Seuss themed prize. The library will have plenty of Dr. Seuss books to checkout and as well as themed activity sheets for the children. For more information please visit Harvin Clarendon County Library

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