Manning Rotary Club welcomes new club President

Posted by | July 13, 2019 9:00 am

Each year, Rotary Clubs from all over the world will host a meeting to install the officers that will be responsible for club projects and fund-raising events for the upcoming year. In 2018, G.G. Cutter was chosen to be club President. The term runs from July 1stto the same day of the following year. With the help of the members of the club, Cutter was instrumental in the success of numerous projects to help the community.

As President this year, we had much to be proud of, especially the increase in membership which was ranked #1 in Read the rest

A Brief and Continuing History of Clarendon County

Posted by | July 13, 2019 9:00 am

Chapter Two: Turmoil and Travail- Part One


Life in the colony was disrupted with the Revolutionary War. England now attempted to tax the colonist for debts incurred during the French and Indian wars. Many colonists objected because they were not represented in the English Parliament. Those supporting England were called Loyalists or Tories, those supporting independence were Patriots or Whigs.

South Carolinians supporting independence (Loyalists) joined Regiments to protect South Carolina. At Sullivan’s Island, the British were repulsed, so they then abandoned the South and concentrated their efforts in the north-east with New York as the base … Read the rest

Girls’ Softball Team wins District Championship

Posted by | July 13, 2019 6:45 am

Teams of various sports play their games at the newly renovated J.C. Britton Park on Raccoon Road. Baseball, softball, the newly organized Lady’s Kickball League and others call the park their home fields. Winning is important to most, but should never be the sole purpose of playing. For some, winning comes around on occasion. But for one league, it is a reality.

The 10u Girls All-Star Team recently competed at the district level in softball. The team played against three other teams and were able to defeat each one, securing the title of District Champions.

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Life gets in the way sometimes…

Posted by | July 12, 2019 7:00 pm

I have passed the mark of being the Editor for The Manning Times for a few months now. I had no idea how much this job would teach me about our community, our neighbors, and how the very fact that Clarendon County is a living breathing entity in and of itself. There are many working parts of the system that make it thrive and prosper. Every person who lives here can make a difference in some way if they apply themselves. Just the physical act of picking up a piece of trash on the street and disposing of it properly … Read the rest

Clarendon Pride is getting it done

Posted by | July 12, 2019 6:00 pm

The Clarendon Pride is finding success in its 3rd season. The pride took home a silver championship in this past weekend’s Sumter splash tournament which showcased 70 teams from around the state. The Pride also raised the first place trophy in the North Charleston classic as well as tournament champions in the FIBA Memorial Day classic held in Florence SC. Program organizer and head coach Marty Lemon says to date this has been the most decorated tournament season yet.

“We aren’t like a lot of AAU programs that recruit from different places all over the region,” said Lemon. “We find Read the rest

Future Doctor at LMA

Posted by | July 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Emily Meueller at the Congress program

Emily Mueller of Orangeburg, a10th-grader at Laurence Manning Academy in Manning, served as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 23-25.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Some of the Read the rest

3 car collision on East Boyce

Posted by | July 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Three car collision just occurred at the intersection of East Boyce Street and Church Street. Law enforcement, Manning City Fire Dept are on scene.

Traffic is being redirected behind the gas station at the intersection. Expect delays if driving in the area.

2019 Fall Internship Applications

Posted by | July 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students with the ability to work with and learn from public service professionals. Students will learn invaluable work experience and skills throughout their internship that will help them gain a better understanding of how their government functions.


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DMV employee recognized for Excellence

Posted by | July 12, 2019 3:00 pm

From left to right: Assistant Branch Supervisor Michelle Parrack, Deborah Hart and Director Kevin Shwedo. Photo from SCDMV website.

On June 28 Executive Director Kevin Shwedo with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles made a visit to the local Manning field office. While Director Shwedo was there, the local management team recognized Deborah Hart of Summerton for her outstanding customer service and for always being a team player. Director Shwedo presented Deborah with the Director’s Coin of Excellence. Assistant branch supervisor Michelle Parrack was there to acknowledge this event.

Deborah exceeds the amount of transaction requirements daily with little to no errors,” said Parrack. “She is committed to the tasks set before her daily and is always Read the rest

2019 South Carolina Deer tags

Posted by | July 12, 2019 3:00 pm

2019 Deer Tags Blank

As reported by SCDNR; Tags for the upcoming 2019 white-tailed deer season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina deer hunters, with one big change for this season that hunters will notice immediately.

Based on feedback from hunters, SCDNR staff worked with the S.C. General Assembly during the past legislative session to eliminate the eight (8) date-specific antlerless deer tags used last year and replace them with two (2) antlerless tags that may be used on ANY DAY beginning September 15 in Game Zones 2, 3 or 4; and beginning October 1 in Game Zone 1. This change

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Fun Times in Manning

Posted by | July 12, 2019 2:41 pm

The City of Manning held its annual Red, White and Blue Celebration to commemorate America’s Independence Day on Wednesday of last week. People from all over the east coast was on hand to enjoy the festivities. Vendors were set up to offer a variety of food for the public to enjoy. Live music was also provided for entertainment and many joined in to dance the night away. With the threat of rain in the weather forecast, the potential for downpours was always in everyone’s mind. Luckily, the heavy rain held off until after the fireworks display was over and people Read the rest

To protect and serve runs deep

Posted by | July 12, 2019 2:11 pm

Law enforcement runs in the family for Dakota Stephen. Now at the age of 22, Stephen is one of six women currently serving on the Manning Police Department.

I’ve wanted to be a police officer for as long as I can remember and for many reasons,” said Stephen. “This world and this occupation needs good-hearted people that want the best for the community. If I were to abandon my duty that God had set forth for me just because it is dangerous, I would be doing the world a great disservice. I’d rather be a police officer knowing I Read the rest

Can you identify any of these people?

Posted by | July 12, 2019 1:00 pm

If you can identify any of the following, please contact City of Manning Police Department at (803)435-8859. Any information that is given will remain confidential. To view these pictures and others, please see this weeks edition of The Manning Times newspaper.

Huge success for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | July 12, 2019 11:17 am

The annual Camp Happy Days was held last week at Camp Bob Cooper. Children from parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia attended the week-long experience. The camp is geared towards providing a camp for children whose lives have been changed due to cancer. Some may be in remission, some may be completely cancer free, or still battling effects while attending. A medical staff is on site 24 hours a day for the duration of the session, providing any treatments, therapy, or medicine that is required.

The campers are allowed to bring a sibling with them to attend camp. Read the rest

Fire engulfs home on Puddin Swamp Road

Posted by | July 12, 2019 9:00 am

The day of June 26 started out just like any other for Freddie Huth. He got up and went to work serving Clarendon County as Deputy Sheriff. At 4:40 pm, he received a phone call with devastating news.

The dispatcher for Clarendon County informed Huth that she received a report of his house being on fire, and she was sending CC Fire Department to investigate. Huth drove home to find that the inside of his house was completely engulfed in flames. Flames and smoke could be seen coming from vents and windows on all sides.The firefighters were able to extinguish Read the rest

July Board Meeting Cancellation

Posted by | July 11, 2019 11:34 pm

The Harvin Clarendon County Library board meeting that was scheduled for July 15th has been canceled. The Board will meet in September at the regularly scheduled time.

McLeod Health Clarendon receives new Certification

Posted by | July 11, 2019 4:25 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon announces that it has received a certification affirming the hospital is equipped to provide care to patients with acute stroke symptoms who seek life-saving treatment from the emergency department. The certification granted by DNV GL Healthcare, designates McLeod Health Clarendon as Acute Stroke Ready.

McLeod Health Clarendon is one of the first hospitals in the state of South Carolina to become Acute Stroke Ready by DNV.  The other hospitals who have also achieved Acute Stroke Ready designation are: McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast.

DNV is a certification body that … Read the rest


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