2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | October 25, 2018 11:30 am

A maximum of 4,000 tickets will be sold for 23 guns and 1 gun safe to be given away daily during the month of December. Tickets can be purchased from The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA, or see any Junior Chamber member. 100% of the proceeds are invested right back into Clarendon County and the Junior Chamber’s community projects.

Price per ticket: $10

Below is a list of the guns and the day that each will be drawn on:

  1. Beretta A300 12 Gauge
  2. Ruger LCP .380
  3. Ruger SR556 AR-15
  4. Henry Golden Boy .22 LR
  5. Taurus
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McLeod Safe Kids offers Halloween safety tips

Posted by | October 24, 2018 7:58 pm

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds parents of the following Halloween tips to keep their children safe:

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
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Fallen Officer returns home

Posted by | October 23, 2018 5:14 pm

Officers and first responders salute as Farrah Turner makes her final journey home to Lake City.

Clarendon County mourns today with the family of Florence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Farrah Turner. Wounded in an ambush several weeks ago during the performance of her duties, Turner was taken to MUSC for medical care.

After weeks of medical care, Turner lost her battle. Today, she took her final ride home to Lake City. Law enforcement officers from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and Manning City Police Department, as well as members of the Manning City Fire Department, Clarendon County Coroner’s Office and Clarendon County Fire Department lined I-95, saluting as she passed, honoring their fallen comrade.

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Faith in the Lord’s care

Posted by | October 21, 2018 7:00 pm

As a Clarendon County native, Mary Howard stepped happily into working with the Clarendon County 3 school district. First working with East Clarendon Middle/High School, Howard ended up working at Walker Gamble Elementary.

Originally, she worked as a classroom aid, but was promoted to attendance clerk and then to class supervisor for remediation. Eventually Howard returned to school, earning a degree in family consumer science from South Carolina State, Orangeburg.

Life took a different turn for Howard in August of 2012. During a routine mammogram, Howard’s doctors found cancer in her right breast. At the time, Howard was staying with … Read the rest

Faith in the healing power of prayer

Posted by | October 21, 2018 4:30 pm

Two-time cancer survivor Pat Fenters spends her time these days playing with her grandchildren and helping organize the Clarendon County Overcomers, a 501c organization dedicated to assisting those in the area who are fighting or who have overcome cancer.

Raised in Georgetown, Fenters moved to Clarendon County in the early 1970s and has lived here ever since. For her, this is home.

Although semi-retired now, Fenters spent many years working at the Bank of Clarendon and then at her husband’s State Farm insurance agency, where she was a service representative. She still goes in to the agency to do light … Read the rest

Leaning on God for Strength

Posted by | October 21, 2018 2:00 pm

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That’s my motto. Along with that, being positive, staying positive, that made my days go up,” said Cassie Nelson as she fights her second battle with breast cancer.

Nelson grew up in Clarendon County and graduated from Scott’s Branch Middle/High School in 1978. After earning an associate’s degree at Williamsburg Tech in Kingstree, Nelson returned to Clarendon One district and worked as a part time substitute teacher.

When an offer arrived from Aircap Industries, Nelson left the school system and went to work in the business sector. However, the job … Read the rest

Summerton Town Council

Posted by | October 21, 2018 11:30 am

SRC Executive Director Beth Phillips reads from a resolution which would allow the SRC to seek funding for Summerton projects.

During the October meeting for the Summerton Town Council, the Council held the second and final reading of the MASC Updated Setoff Debt Ordinance. This ordinance allows Summerton to hold a contract with the Municipal Association of South Carolina to pursue delinquent debt owed to Summerton.

The MASC will charge a fee for this service and will pursue such debts through the SC Department of Revenue, as defined in the Setoff Debt Collection Act, S.C. Code Ann. § 12-56-10, et seq. Delinquent debt includes “collection costs, court costs, fines, penalties and interest which have accrued through contract, subrogation, tort or … Read the rest

The story of a Clarendon County sharecropper

Posted by | October 21, 2018 7:30 am

Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart presents Jim McKnight with a plaque honoring his grandfather at McKnight's book signing in September.

Recently, the Harvin Clarendon County Library hosted a book signing for author Jim McKnight, who wrote a book about his grandfather, Willie Holliday, Sr. His book, My Story of a Sharecropper’s Life Lived in Three Centuries, can be checked out at the library.

Holliday was born in Clarendon County in November 1893 to April Holliday and Sarah Jane Bowman Holliday. Attending school in Clarendon School District One, Holliday studied until third grade. While there, he developed a love of reading and found joy in reading his Bible and the newspaper.

After growing up in Clarendon, Holliday became a sharecropper … Read the rest

Manning City Council recognizes Farm to Table committee

Posted by | October 20, 2018 8:30 pm

Farm to Table Committee Members accept certificate from Mayor Julia Nelson.

The Manning City Council recognized the members of the Farm to Table committee at the October City Council meeting on Monday night. Several members were in attendance to receive the framed certificate.

“It gives me a great deal of pleasure to express our sincere appreciation to the Farm to Table Committee for their time and dedication to Main Street Manning’s Annual Event, the Farm to Table Supper,” read Mayor Julia Nelson.

“This committee, along with other volunteers, devoted over 210 hours to ensuring that the Farm to Table Supper was a memorable event. You went beyond the call of duty, … Read the rest

OBITUARY: Linda Wilder Gamble

Posted by | October 20, 2018 6:57 pm

MANNING – Linda Wilder Gamble, 71, wife of William Richard “Willie” Gamble, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.

Born October 8, 1947, in Kingstree, she was a daughter of the late Olin Buford Wilder and the late Lucy Camlin Wilder. She was a member of the Lord Clarendon Cotillion and she was an avid Duke University basketball fan. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Susan Gamble Hartzog (Bobby) and Lucy Gamble Smith (Brian); two brothers, Robert Edgar Wilder, Sr. (Deana) and … Read the rest

Missing Dog

Posted by | October 20, 2018 8:21 am

This dog was found in ront of the church on A M Nash Road down from the lot. Please contact manningsctimes@gmail for more information.


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