Posted by | August 10, 2019 9:57 am

Summerton, SC – Eugene A. Sansbury, 86, passed away on August 6, 2019.

A Funeral service will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, Florence. Burial will follow at Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Timmonsville. The family will have a time of visitation from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. before the service at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Sansbury was born in Darlington County, the son of the late Eugene Colon and Lizzie Anna Pipkin Sansbury. He was employed with the Bayer Chemcial Company as a Machinist before retiring.

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The P-15’s low score battle ends in defeat

Posted by | August 10, 2019 6:48 am

Sumter’s Victor Brown walks off the field after the final out in the P-15’s 2-0 loss to Fort Mill on Wednesday in the American Legion state tournament. photo by J. Scott Newell
Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound last Wednesday, but Fort Mill was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over  the Sumter P-15’s. Jacob Holladay started the game for Sumter and recorded 18 outs.
A single by Dustin Kennedy in the fourth inning was a positive for Sumter.
Beirne took the win for Fort Mill. He allowed three hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out three.
Holladay took the loss for Sumter. He lasted six innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out five and walking
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The P-15s score late

Posted by | August 9, 2019 10:00 pm

Drake Thames takin a swing at a pitch from Florence Post 1's Timothy Felder. photo by J. Scott Sewell.
Last Monday’s game against Florence Post 1 was a heartbreaker for the Sumter P-15’s, as they lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat. The game was tied at three with Florence Post 1 batting in the top of the fifth when Owen Taylor singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Florence opened up scoring in the second inning. Jameson Purvis drove in two when he singled.
Sumter P-15’s evened things up at three in the bottom of the third inning when Corey Blackley drew a walk, scoring one run.
Sumter scored three runs in the third inning. Sumter’s
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South Carolina migratory waterfowl seasons set for 2019-2020

Posted by | August 9, 2019 8:00 pm

submitted to The Manning Times

 The seasons and regulations for migratory waterfowl hunting in South Carolina have been approved by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Seasons and bag limits for waterfowl and other migratory game birds are approved annually based on a framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Among the most notable changes for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, is the reduction in the daily bag limit for mallards from 4 to 2 birds (only one (1) of which can be a hen). The

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Coach Floyd joins LMA Athletic Dept

Posted by | August 9, 2019 6:00 pm

Laurence Manning Academy recently hired Austin Floyd to become the head football coach for the Swampcats.

An Olanta native, Floyd attended East Clarendon schools where he played offensive line and defensive line through his high school years. After graduation, Floyd earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education at North Greenville College. He coached at Morris Hill for a year, then transferred back to North Greenville and coached there for three years. After coaching at Lower Richland and finally Lamar High School, Floyd has seven years of coaching experience under his belt.

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Coach Simon recognized for 25 years of Service

Posted by | August 9, 2019 6:00 pm

Margaree Simon after receiving her award

At the 2019 South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association banquet held recently, Margaree P. Simon received the Outstanding Service Award for 25 years in Coaching. Simon has served as a coach for various high school girls softball teams since 1978. She was accompanied by her husband Roney, her daughter Latasha, and numerous family and friends.

Simon was born in Clarendon County and lived with her family in the Silver/Paxville Community. She was the 6thchild of 10 siblings born to the late Viola and Ivory “Buster” Pugh. After graduating from Manning High School in 1971, Simon earned her Bachelor’s Degree Read the rest

‘Adopt a Teacher’ program makes huge impact with our teachers

Posted by | August 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Anyone that has logged onto the popular social media site Facebook in the last few weeks has no doubt come across a growing public group titled ‘Adopt a teacher Manning’. Adopt a Teacher Manning is an initiative that Staci Santini began in hopes of connecting teachers in the rural area of Clarendon County with community members, businesses and non-profits that would be interested in helping the teachers prepare for the upcoming school year. Santini is entering her third year of teaching and is currently at Manning Junior High.

“It is well known that teachers absorb a large amount of the … Read the rest

Clarendon County Council Meeting Agenda

Posted by | August 9, 2019 3:09 pm

Monday, August 12, 2019- 6:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 411 Sunset Drive, Manning, SC


  1. Introductory Remarks
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Agenda
  5. Approval of Minutes – Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting, which was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  6. Service Awards Recognition – Linda Lemon
  7. Board Re-Appointments: Authorization to reappoint the following members to the Disabilities and Special Needs Board to serve another 4-year term: Gina G. Wilson, Ralston Wright Turbeville, Deloris Israel, and Debbie M. Lee

8. Clarendon County Transportation Committee- Request to purchase road signage and road signage material in an amount not to exceed $30,000

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DUKE Energy New Release

Posted by | August 9, 2019 2:56 pm

Duke Energy names new South Carolina state president

Michael Callahan will manage state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs 

Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe will become executive vice president, chief legal officer for the company

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Duke Energy today announced a change in its executive leadership in South Carolina that will continue the company’s long-standing commitment to its 760,000 electric and 162,000 gas customers in the Palmetto State. Michael Callahan – currently vice president of investor relations – will succeed Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe as South Carolina state president. 

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ raises more than $107,000 for charity

Posted by | August 9, 2019 2:00 pm




On the evening of August 3rd, Clarendon came together once more to celebrate Clarendon County Dancing with the stars and a record was set. By the time the last dancer graced the stage, over 107,000.00 had been donated to Clarendon County Habitat for Humanity and several other local charities making this the most successful year for the event.

Hosted by Manning native Jeffrey Black, this was the tenth year for the fundraising event. The people’s choice award went to Lillie Blakelyn Coker and Brayden Smith. Together, the couple raised over twenty three thousand dollars. Lillie Coker is … Read the rest

Father and Son murdered at Bingo Hall

Posted by | August 9, 2019 12:00 pm

Two men face murder charges in connection to a shooting at a Myrtle Beach bingo hall last week that left a father and son dead. Steve Johnson Sr. and Steve Johnson Jr. were shot at Waccamaw Bingo in Belle Terre Plaza, off U.S. Highway 501, around 9:45 p.m. on July 26. According to police reports, the two were owners of the bingo hall and were killed during an attempted armed robbery. A witness of the crime reported to law enforcement that a man with a bandana covering his face came storming through the back door and demanded money. As the Read the rest

Dreams can become Reality

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:41 am

Shawn Bilton performing at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach

Children everywhere have dreams and fantasies about what they want to be when they “grow up”. Some aspire to be firefighters, police officers, doctors, and nurses. Others may want to be astronauts, soldiers, or veterinarians. For some, their dreams vary widely from the norm, and want to be performers on stage. Shawn Bilton was one of those kids.

Shawn grew up in Manning with his younger sister, Shannon, and raised by their parents, Kenny and Anna Bilton. Shawn credits his father’s job at the local radio station as being the catalyst for his love of music.

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