Accident victim identified

Posted by | August 31, 2018 11:39 am

A 73-year-old Pinewood man was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident at Alex Harvin Highway and Rev. J.W. Carter Road, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded to the scene along with Clarendon County EMS.

Steven Spann, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was transported to McLeod Clarendon by ambulance where he died at 2:02 p.m., Mock said.

“The accident happened at 12:40 p.m.,” Mock added. “Mr. Spann was ejected from the vehicle and died at the hospital from chest trauma less than two hours later.”

Contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol for … Read the rest

Paws and Claws Contest

Posted by | August 30, 2018 4:51 pm

Please take the time to view all the photos of the animals and help us decide on a winner. We are looking for everyone to vote for their Top 10 Cutest and Top 10 Ugliest animals and we will post them in The Manning Times.

DeAutra Jones

Posted by | August 30, 2018 1:01 pm

Our Beloved Sister DeAutra Jones, died on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth Street, in Summerton, where Reverend Bobby McDonald will bring words of comfort. 

Viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, at the Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC, 23 South Duke Street, in Summerton.

Phone (803) 485-3755


LMA teacher wins back-to-school goodie basket

Posted by | August 30, 2018 6:36 am

Pictured from left to right are Dan Palumbo, Lauren Lee, 5K assistant, and Wendie Harrington with Mrs. Harrington’s class in between. 

Mrs. Wendie Harrington, a 5K teacher at Laurence Manning Academy, was nominated by Adley Wilfong to receive the Kona Ice Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation basket. She won! Mr. Dan Palumbo, from Kona Ice of Sumter, presented Mrs. Harrington with her goodie basket today. Her kids even got a snow cone!

Frances Elizabeth Corbett Baird

Posted by | August 29, 2018 8:12 am

Frances Elizabeth Corbett Baird, 90, widow of Darwin Wilbern Baird, died Monday, August 27, 2018, at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, of a broken heart.

Born February 15, 1928, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late John Dudley Corbett and the late Frances Iola Jones Corbett Inman. She retired from Citizens & Southern National Bank in Sumter and then was employed by the Bank of Clarendon until she permanently retired. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and the Margaret Jones Gamble Sunday school class.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra Sottile (Mike … Read the rest

Darwin Wilbern “Will” Baird

Posted by | August 29, 2018 8:09 am

Darwin Wilbern “Will” Baird, 94, died Friday, August 24, 2018, at NHC of Charleston. He was the husband of Frances Elizabeth Corbett Baird, who passed away from a broken heart three days after his death.

Born September 13, 1923, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Raleigh Lorraine Baird and the late Ethel Corbett Baird. During WWII, he served with the US Naval Air Force until December 1945. Will had a career in the insurance business that lasted 28 years with Public Savings Life Insurance Company of Charleston, where he served as vice president of the agency and … Read the rest

Fatality victim identified

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:40 pm

SUMMERTON – A 32-year-old Manning woman died Tuesday morning from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident earlier in the day, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

“Allison Billups was transported to McLeod Clarendon by ambulance and then transferred to a hospital in Florence where she died from a head injury,” Mock said Tuesday afternoon.

Details on the wreck can be obtained from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Free workshop open to the public

Posted by | August 28, 2018 4:30 pm

In advance of the upcoming job fair at F.E. DuBose Career Center, Clarendon County Adult Education is hosting a Career Workshop on Thursday, September 6 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The workshop is free and open to the public.  Staff members from Adult Education, Central Carolina Technical College, and SC Works will help participants with resume and interview tips plus Job Fair 101 information.  Please contact Lisa Justice at 803-473-2531, ext 611 if you are interested in attending. 

School Districts 1 and 3 to consolidate services with other districts

Posted by | August 28, 2018 1:34 pm

Within the 2018-2019 South Carolina budget proposed by the General Assembly to the Governor, a proviso was included which would require school districts with less than 1,500 students to combine administrative services with nearby districts. As the proviso was not vetoed by the Governor, the proviso is enforceable by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Provisos last one year and must be renewed annually, not becoming law unless they are converted into a bill which gets passed. Under this proviso, administrative services such as transportation supervisor, lunchroom administration and some human resource services would be handled by a larger district, … Read the rest

Billie Jo Dorman Swann

Posted by | August 28, 2018 10:17 am

Billie Jo Dorman Swann, 55, died Monday, August 20, 2018, at Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Born February 13, 1963, in Prentiss, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Billy Joe Swann and the late Shirley Nell Williams Swann. She was a retired registered nurse with Trident Medical Center.

She is survived by four siblings, Lewis Swann and Wanda Guyer, both of Manning, Barbara McCarthy Swann of Brookhaven, Mississippi and George Swann of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Clarendon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kevin Cribb … Read the rest

A message from Chief Grice

Posted by | August 27, 2018 8:32 pm

Chief Grice just called to alert The Manning Times that residents have been receiving phone calls from a San Diego number asking for their Medicare number. Please, do NOT give your number out. This is a scam.

Chamber to recognize community members making a difference

Posted by | August 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Each year the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with several local businesses, honors three individuals for their outstanding service and dedication to the community. This year the following individuals were nominated by their peers and were selected by award sponsors:

Business Person of the Year: Dr. James (Jamie) Victor Mathis Jr. of Brunson’s Pharmacy. Sponsored by the Bank of Clarendon and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

Citizen of the Year: Gloria Joseph. Sponsored by FTC and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

Ambassador of the Year: W. Louis Griffith. Sponsored by George and Carole Summers and the Read the rest

Friends, colleagues remember late former sheriff

Posted by | August 27, 2018 8:38 am

Randy Garrett was nothing if not a “cop’s cop,” according to one of his former deputies.
“This man right here, he looked out for you no matter what and loved Clarendon County and his deputies more than anyone I’ve ever (come) across,” wrote Brandon Braxton on social media.
Randolph Lee “Randy” Garrett Jr., former sheriff of Clarendon County and police chief of Manning, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, surrounded by family of blood and blue.
“Sheriff Garrett put a lot of bad guys in jail as they attempted to traffic contraband through Clarendon … Read the rest

Randolph Lee “Randy” Garrett Jr.

Posted by | August 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Randolph Lee “Randy” Garrett, Jr., 64, widower of Barbara Brock Garrett, died Saturday, August 25, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Born May 25, 1954, in Moncks Corner, he was a son of the late Randolph Lee Garrett, Sr. and the late Ada Jean Wiles Garrett. He was a former chief of police for the city of Manning and the former sheriff of Clarendon County.

He is survived by three daughters, Lamonda Sweat of Manning, Christina Garrett of Florence and Brittney Garrett of Summerville; two grandchildren, Dori Sweat and Jake Sweat; two brothers, Adam Carroll of Eutawville and Randy Lee … Read the rest

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