Clay scores hole-in-one at Wyboo

Posted by | October 15, 2017 2:35 am

Manning resident Bob Clay scored a hole-in-one Aug. 8 on Hole No. 8 at the Wyboo Golf Course in Manning. Clay is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Henry McMaster. For more information on the Hole in One Award Program, write Santee Cooper Country at P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510 outside of South Carolina.

JV Lady Swampcats fall to Orangeburg Prep

Posted by | October 15, 2017 1:30 am

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell to Orangeburg Prep on Oct. 5, with final game scores of 26-24 and 25-18. Toni Lewis had one serve point and one ace. Abby Anderson had seven assists, five serve points and four aces. Kelsie Austin had seven assists, four serve points and four aces. Callie Thompson had two kills and one serve point. Brooke Thompson had 13 kills, five serve points and two aces. Calorie Spiegel had two serve point. The team’s record was 2-10 after this game

Prebish talks about Girls State

Posted by | October 15, 2017 12:49 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first 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. Laurence Manning Academy senior Carly Prebish 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. Prebish was sponsored by the American Legion… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 15

Posted by | October 15, 2017 12:00 am

1066 – Edgar the Ætheling is proclaimed King of England, but is never crowned. He reigns until 10 December 1066. 1211 – Battle of the Rhyndacus: The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris. 1529 – The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire. 1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15. 1764 –… Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Wilson Hall

Posted by | October 14, 2017 11:06 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Wilson Hall on Oct. 3 by a final score of 2-1. Game scores were 25-14 (L), 25-21 (W) and 25-20 (W). Toni Lewis had one serve point. Kinsey Bjork had four serve points. Abby Anderson had seven assists, three serve points and two aces. Kelsie Austin had five assists, 11 serve points and two aces. Kelsie Thompson had three kills, 11 serve points and six aces. Brooke Thompson had nine kills, six serve points and two aces. The team’s record is 2-9.

God has the answer

Posted by | October 14, 2017 10:48 pm

Our nation is in trouble. We have turned to our own understanding instead of seeking God for answers and praying for wisdom. When we have so much destruction and this much devastation in our country – brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor and friend against friend – something is terribly wrong. We weren’t created to destroy one another. We were created to serve God, love one another and help each other. We aren’t safe anywhere anymore (with) our kids at school, church, games or even our cars and homes. Why and how did we get to this place of evil… Read the rest

Thynes wins big at Duckfest

Posted by | October 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Hunter Thynes won first place on Saturday in the Junior Meat Duck Calling Division and second place in the Open Mainstream Duck Calling Division at the 2nd annual Duckfest in Summerton. (Photo provided by Judi Thynes)

Gallery 1: Pilot Club Walk for Brain Health

Posted by | October 14, 2017 8:14 pm

The Clarendon County Pilot Club held its annual Walk for Brain Health on Saturday morning at Manning High School, with members and visitors walking a mile on the Ramsey Stadium track. Through fundraisers and donations in the past year, the club was able to provide various checks to the Rotary Club’s Alzheimer’s Research Program; Camp Burnt Gin; the Wounded Warriors; the Special Olympics; United Ministries; the Council on Aging; and the Laurence Manning Academy Anchor Club. Funds have also been used to purchase bike helmets for Kids’ Day of Clarendon County. All of these charities are in line with the… Read the rest

Mary R. Pugh

Posted by | October 14, 2017 7:18 pm

SUMTER – Mary R. Pugh died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Aug. 17, 1947, in Paxville, she was a daughter of the late Ivory “Buster” Pugh Sr. and the late Viola Spann Pugh. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4-9 p.m. at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Roney and Margaree Pugh Simon, 7609 Summerton Highway in Pinewood. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

Alcolu man killed in Charleston worksite accident

Posted by | October 14, 2017 5:18 pm

An Alcolu man who was helping build a plant in Charleston died Thursday as the result of an accident there. Michal “Mickey” Thomas Jr., 38, was identified as the victim of the incident early Saturday morning by Charleston County Dep. Coroner Sheila Williams. Williams said that Thomas died “as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant under construction.” Williams said that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the North Charleston Police Department and her own office continue to investigate the incident. Mercedes-Bens Vans LLC spokeswoman Alyssa Bean told a Charleston news station that the… Read the rest


JV Lady Saints finish season undefeated

Posted by | October 14, 2017 3:09 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team finished its season undefeated on Thursday with a win against Holly Hill. The team ended the season 15-0 with a 2-0 victory away from home. From left to right, front right, are Maleigh Cline, Zorree Pitcher, Ashlynn Ewell; from left to right, top row, are Coach Ritchie Way, Whitney Avins, Hadleigh McIntosh, Sarah Henning, Amberly Way, Olivia Wilson, Aubrey Edwards and Coach Liz Cila.
The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team traveled Thursday to Holly Hill, defeating the home team with a 2-0 final score. Game scores were 25-5 and 25-16. With the win, the JV Lady Saints finished the season undefeated with a record of 15-0 on the season. Hadleigh McIntosh led the team with 11 service points. Maleigh Cline had nine points; Ashlynn Ewell had eight points; Olivia Wilson had seven points; and Amberly Way and Aubrey Edwards had six points each. The JV Lady Saints also finished 12-0 on the season in region play.

Saturday Spotlight: Firefighter Joseph Stukes

Posted by | October 14, 2017 2:52 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the third in a series of profiles that manninglive.com will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times. Laurence Manning Academy graduate Joseph Stukes received a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is now a firefighter with the Clarendon County Fire Department. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A FIRST RESPONDER? I wanted to help others and give back to… Read the rest


Today in History: Oct. 14

Posted by | October 14, 2017 12:00 am

1066 – Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings: In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England. 1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence. 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England. 1656 – Massachusetts enacts the… Read the rest




Michael Donald “Mickey” Thomas Jr.

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:17 pm

ALCOLU – Michael Donald “Mickey” Thomas, Jr., 38, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, as a result of injuries received in a work accident. Born January 11, 1979, in Sumter, he was a son of Dorothy Dale Gibbons Thomas and the late Michael Donald Thomas, Sr. He was a 1997 graduate of Manning High School, he attended Limestone College and he was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother of Alcolu; his brother, Will Thomasof Alcolu; three uncles; an aunt; and several cousins. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at… Read the rest

Scott makes statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:14 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott released the statement below following President Donald Trump’s announcement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “There are no surprises with Iran – they are bad actors who have been funding terrorist actions around the globe for decades. The United States must stand strong against Iran’s rogue actions, and the President made it clear today we will not idly stand by when it comes to Iran. I look forward to a spirited debate in Congress over the coming weeks regarding potential next steps to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon.”

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