MHS ring found, looking for owner

Posted by | January 12, 2019 9:46 pm

Lost and found alert. 1935 Manning High School class ring with initials MEB engraved on the inside. Please share to help locate the owner.

Manning Junior High boys recommit to personal responsibility

Posted by | January 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Monday morning brought young male students at Manning Junior High School to a second semester recommitment ceremony for the Beau Tie Club. The Club stresses personal responsibility, academic efforts and social awareness.

Begun in 2014, the club originally had nine members. Tyrone Cummings, a Math Interventionist, AVID Coordinator and Original Six Program Coordinator, serves as the club’s sponsor and chairperson.

“I knew he was the right person to put in charge,” said Manning Junior High Principal Terrie Ard. “He is the biggest mentor the kids have here.”

The Club is open school-wide, although the Club does try to draw in … Read the rest

Pets of the Week

Posted by | January 12, 2019 8:30 am

Maisy is a seven-month-old, tan and white, female hound mix. Maisy is a very sweet, loveable girl. She currently weighs around 40 pounds, is current on all of her age-appropriate vaccinations and has been spayed. Maisy still has the energy of a puppy and loves to play. She is a total sweetheart and is very friendly! If you are interested in this adorable girl, you can get pre-approved to adopt by submitting your adoption application online at


Heidi is a six-year-old, brown, female Domestic Medium Hair cat. She is a super sweet cat and is laid back. … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 12

Posted by | January 12, 2019 12:00 am

1528 – Gustav I of Sweden is crowned king.
1554 – Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.
1616 – The city of Belém, Brazil is founded on the Amazon River delta, by Portuguese captain Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.
1808 – John Rennie’s scheme to defend St Mary’s Church, Reculver, founded in 669, from coastal erosion is abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture.
1848 – The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon Kingdom … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Carnell “Bobby” Rogers

Posted by | January 11, 2019 11:23 pm

Carnell “Bobby” Rogers, 76, husband of Oleta Welch Rogers, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born on October 21, 1942, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Jimmy Rogers and the late Estelle Braxton Rogers.  He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Kingstree and was retired from Santee Print Works.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years; one son, Chris Rogers (Dean) of Lakeview; one daughter, Pamela Denise Brunson (Lin) of Alcolu; one granddaughter, Kimberly Rogers of Surfside Beach; four great-grandchildren, Kliegh Rogers, Madison Miles, Melanie Miles, and Miranda … Read the rest


Posted by | January 11, 2019 11:20 pm

The LMA JV girls lost tonight against Florence Christian School with a final score of 16-36. Laura Bets Brogdon led the scoring with eight points, followed by Madison Truett with four, Reagan Barrett with three and Paisley Anderson with one.

The LMA JV girls have a record of 3-5 on season. They play at Orangeburg Preparatory on Tuesday.



OBITUARY: William McCaa Gettys III

Posted by | January 11, 2019 11:15 pm

William McCaa Gettys III, 62, husband of Allene Varner Gettys, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Medical University of South Carolina.

Born October 19, 1956, he was a son of the late William McCaa Gettys, Jr and the late Emma Ross Jordan Gettys.  He was a retired EMT with Clarendon Hospital System.  He was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and attended Clarendon Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years; one son, William “Bill” Gettys (Cheryl) of Manning; two daughters, Jordan Price (Chris) and Jane Marie Gettys all of Manning; three grandchildren, Laura Lathan Gettys, … Read the rest

FINAL: Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles

Posted by | January 11, 2019 11:12 pm

The Scott’s Branch Lady Eagles defeated Cross High School in region play with a final score of 62-28. Leading scorers for the Lady Eagles were Cambria Parker with 25 points, seven steals and two assists; Mary Wimberly with 11 points, 10 steals and six rebounds; Teja Madison with eight points, three steals, five rebounds and two assists; and Chaniya Monroe with eight points and two rebounds.

Posted by | January 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Clarendon County Councilmen Billy Richardson, W.J. Frierson and Benton Blakely and Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock stand with Judge Ferrell Cothran at their swearing-in ceremony on January 2.

OBITUARY: William “Mark” Markham Ballard

Posted by | January 11, 2019 9:02 am

William “Mark” Markham Ballard, 56, husband of Debra “Debi” Lynn Love-Ballard, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Born May 11, 1962, in Wadesboro, NC, he was a son of the late William Earl Ballard and the late Marion Patrick Buff Ballard. He was a Maintenance Supervisor for Curing, Final Finish and Warehousing for Continental Tires.  He attended Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg.  He volunteered as a baseball coach with the Clarendon County Recreational Program for many years.   Mark enthusiastically filmed high school football for Manning High School coaching and mentoring JV and Varsity Baseball for many … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Blanche Gamble Odom

Posted by | January 11, 2019 9:00 am

Blanche Gamble Odom, 90, widow of “E.W.” Odom, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family and friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her residence.

Born February 9, 1928, in Turbeville, SC, she was a daughter of the late David Chalmers Gamble and the late Mary McCartha “Mamie” Kinney Gamble. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for over 70 years.  She was the former Executive Director of the Clarendon County Council on Aging which was named in her honor in 2002.

At age 80, she wrote and published her memoirs, hosting a book signing … Read the rest

OBITUARY: William Dow Harrington

Posted by | January 11, 2019 8:55 am

William Dow Harrington, 87, husband of Maudie Gene Richburg Harrington, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at his residence.

Born July 24, 1931, in Manning, he was a son of the late Loranzo Dow Harrington and the late Smytheann Robinson Harrington.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Manning where he taught Sunday school and served on the Deacon Board.  He was the Chairman of the Permanent Board of Trustees for Brewington Church; served on the Clarendon County Soil and Water Conservation District where he was past chairman; and was active in the Farm … Read the rest

Former Police Chief arrested on Federal charges

Posted by | January 11, 2019 8:30 am

Former Manning City Police Chief Blair Shaffer was arrested by FBI agents on Monday morning and was taken to Charleston for booking.

Shaffer first stepped into the publicly negative spotlight when he was fired by the City of Manning six months ago in what was, at the time, a questionable manner. Shaffer disputed his termination, going before a Grievance Board and eventually before the Manning City Council for review. The Council ultimately upheld his termination, and no further actions were taken against Shaffer by the City, nor did Shaffer pursue further action against the City.

It seems, however, the City … Read the rest

Today in History: Jan. 11

Posted by | January 11, 2019 12:00 am

532 – Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
947 – Emperor Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.
1055 – Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.
1158 – Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes king of Bohemia.
1569 – First recorded lottery in England.
1571 – Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1693 – A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
1759 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first … Read the rest

Clarendon County natives graduate from Clemson

Posted by | January 10, 2019 8:00 pm

The following Clarendon County natives graduated from Clemson in December.

Dakota N. Jackson of Alcolu graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.

Anne E. Barrett of Manning graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Jacob Perry Corbett of Manning graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.

Adam J. Forbes of Manning graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management.

Blanding G. Johnson of Manning graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Environmental Sciences.

William Capers Wannamaker IV of Manning graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall honor rolls

Posted by | January 10, 2019 6:00 pm

The following Clarendon Hall students have made the honor rolls for the second quarter.

Headmaster: 2nd Quarter

12th Grade: Michael Boylston, Nicole Clark, Hannah Corbett, Kasey Hinman, Addison Mosier, Kelly Venning

11th Grade: McKenzie Bagnal, Joey Carlisle, Kade Elliott, Cortland McIntosh

10th Grade: Gabriel Collier, Logan Hinman, Henik Matarwala, Niti Patel

9th Grade: Wells James, Hannah Johndrow, Dawson McIntosh, Ella Yount

7th Grade: Abigail Hinman, Colleen McIntosh

6th Grade: Mandy Wells

5th Grade: Dhara Patel, Toby Ridgeway

4th Grade: Malachi Woodard

3rd Grade: Anderson Cooper, Thomas Hamilton, Devam Patel, Cali … Read the rest

Posted by | January 10, 2019 4:00 pm

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion presented four debutantes at their annual ball, which was held on Friday, December 21, 2018, at The Matrix Center in Manning, S.C.

Porter Katherine Johnson was escorted by Talmadge Alsey Johnson and James Russell Early.

Hannah Griffith Graham was escorted David Morris Wilder and William Thomas Geddings, III.

Laura Elizabeth Drose was escorted by Nicholas Charles Sersun and Richard Francis Drose, III.

Eliza Hudson Lay was escorted by Robert Partridge Bethea, III and Michael Wallace Borden, Jr.

Son of members presented was William Dickey Williamson (not pictured), son of Mr. and Mrs. Dickey Brown Williamson.


Posted by | January 10, 2019 2:20 pm

Clarendon County  School District One newly elected officers for 2019 were sworn in by Judge Percy Harvin at the board meeting  Monday evening.

Front row: Cindy Risher (Vice Chair), Ethel Marshall (Legislative Liaison), Tony Junious (Chairman)

Back Row: Vastine Johnson, Wanda Smith, Johnnie Lawson, Keith Bowman (Parliamentarian), Harold Morrow

MHS athlete signs with Limestone College

Posted by | January 10, 2019 10:41 am

Chandler Evans signed today to play baseball for Limestone College, a private, non-denominational liberal arts college in Gaffney. His parents were there to support him. See the full story in the January 17 edition of The Manning Times.

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