Manning Times Halloween costume contest

Posted by | October 28, 2018 8:00 am

The Manning Times is hosting a costume contest. The contest is open to any child 12 years old and under who resides in Clarendon County. One winner will be selected from each of three categories in two age brackets. Each winner will receive a candy basket as a prize.

Age 0-6 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 7-12 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 0-6 Best Homemade Costume

Age 7-12 Best Homemade Costume

Age 0-6 Most Creative Costume Idea

Age 7-12 Most Creative Costume Idea

To enter your child, email a photo of the child in full costume, including any makeup that is part … Read the rest


New venues are going strong in Manning

Posted by | October 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Two new venues, The Drayton House and Charleston’s Place, opened in Manning in 2017, giving residents new and elegant choices for parties, weddings and more. With their first wedding in March of 2017, the venue has been hosting events since that time, taking part in the joys of Clarendon County lives.

Charles Hodge, along with his two sons, Troy and Brandon and Brandon’s wife, Michelle, purchased an almost-200-year-old home from the Drayton family 20 years ago. Over time, they have renovated, turning the stately manor into an elegant venue full of irreplaceable antiques.

“We’re actually having a wedding there in … Read the rest


Tailgating party after church on Sunday

Posted by | October 27, 2018 4:00 pm

This building will be named in a ceremony after services held on October 28, followed by a tailgate party. Picture submitted by John Billups.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, home to 100 members, is reaching out with a fun event for the community. The 100-year-old building sits on Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road near the corner of Highway 260, and the church recently erected a sign in Manning by Hill Printing across from the school to advertise the church and encourage growth.

About ten years ago, the church obtained an additional building, directly on the corner of Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road and Highway 260, which it used for various church events.

“At one time, we used to have flea markets on Saturday mornings. After … Read the rest


OBITUARY: John David Carlton, Jr.

Posted by | October 27, 2018 1:30 pm

SUMMERTON – John David Carlton, Jr., 89, widower of Barbara Kay McCraw Carlton, died Friday, October 26, 2018, at Magnolias of Santee.

Born June 22, 1929, in Blacksburg, he was a son of the late John David Carlton, Sr. and the late Norma Irene Goss Carlton. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and was employed with IBM in Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked with the NASA Space Program and also worked with IBM in Japan, where he was a special consultant. He was a member of the Clarendon County Gideons and Summerton Baptist Church, where … Read the rest



Upcoming book signings at Harvin Clarendon County Library

Posted by | October 27, 2018 11:40 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library has two more book signing events scheduled as they look to highlight authors with Clarendon County connections.

In a meet and greet session on October 27, Craig Q. King will chat with attendees about his book, The Path to Exceptional Living: 15 Lessons to Living an Extraordinary Life, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the event. King, a Manning native currently living in Columbia, is an experienced motivational speaker and educator.

With a background in elementary education, King received several awards throughout his teaching career. King, an 18-year … Read the rest


2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | October 27, 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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Water main broken on Bloomville Road

Posted by | October 27, 2018 9:33 am

Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said Saturday morning that a water main has broken near Clarendon Memorial Gardens on Bloomvile Road.
“Water customers that live on the Kingstree Highway to Country Club Acres will not have water available during the time anticipated to make repairs,” said Nelson on social medja. “Currently, the estimated time of repair is within two hours, which is by 11 a.m. We’re sorry for the unexpected interruption of water services.”


Water leak on Bloomville Road

Posted by | October 27, 2018 9:33 am

The following information has been released.

PSA: There is a water main break on Bloomville Road near Clarendon Memorial Cemetery.

Water customers who live on Kingstree Highway to Country Club Acres will not have water available during the time anticipated ot make repairs. Currently the estimated time of repair is within two hours, which is by 11 a.m.

We’re sorry for the unexpected interruption of water services.


Manning Times Halloween costume contest

Posted by | October 27, 2018 8:00 am

The Manning Times is hosting a costume contest. The contest is open to any child 12 years old and under who resides in Clarendon County. One winner will be selected from each of three categories in two age brackets. Each winner will receive a candy basket as a prize.

Age 0-6 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 7-12 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 0-6 Best Homemade Costume

Age 7-12 Best Homemade Costume

Age 0-6 Most Creative Costume Idea

Age 7-12 Most Creative Costume Idea

To enter your child, email a photo of the child in full costume, including any makeup that is part … Read the rest



Farewell to a Little Old Lady

Posted by | October 26, 2018 5:00 pm

I had the pleasure of spending time with a little old lady in June, talking of fishing and goats, children and husbands, businesses and pastimes. Barbara Ardis, Little Old Lady columnist, happily shared her life with me, speaking of the tears and laughter of a lifetime. The woman I came to know in such a brief time span was thoughtful, intelligent, funny, sweet and inquisitive.

Her career, while as varied as mine, was interesting and rich. During her working life, she was a bookkeeper, a secretary, a business owner and a movie contracts supervisor. She volunteered helping others learn to … Read the rest


FINAL: Clarendon Hall JV

Posted by | October 26, 2018 4:30 pm

On thursday in Summerton, Clarendon Hall JV football defeated St Johns Christian  by a score of 24-14.
The Saints  were led by Wilder Robinson with 16 rushes for 69 yards for one touchdown and one two-point conversion. Darius Aiken had 16 rushes for 68 yards for one touchdown and one two-point conversion. Ray McIntosh had 13 carries for 53 yards and two pass receptions for 50 yards. Robinson also had one touchdown on a nine-yard pass reception. Carter Judy had seven rushes for 38 yards and one two-point conversion. Robinson and Aiken also led the defensive effort with six tackles
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Coroner’s press release

Posted by | October 26, 2018 1:42 pm

PRESS RELEASE FROM CLARENDON COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE 

October 26, 2018

MANNING – A Florida woman died at McLeod Health Clarendon early Thursday morning from injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 95.

“Delores Kovalick, 71, died from multiple blunt force trauma,” said Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock on Friday morning. “She died at 6:51 a.m.”

Her family has been notifed.

Information regarding the accident can be obtained from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


2018 Clarendon County Jr. Chamber Gun Giveaway

Posted by | October 26, 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
Read the rest


Manning Times Halloween costume contest

Posted by | October 26, 2018 8:00 am

The Manning Times is hosting a costume contest. The contest is open to any child 12 years old and under who resides in Clarendon County. One winner will be selected from each of three categories in two age brackets. Each winner will receive a candy basket as a prize.

Age 0-6 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 7-12 Best Store-bought Costume

Age 0-6 Best Homemade Costume

Age 7-12 Best Homemade Costume

Age 0-6 Most Creative Costume Idea

Age 7-12 Most Creative Costume Idea

To enter your child, email a photo of the child in full costume, including any makeup that is part … Read the rest


OBITUARY: Mary Lee Hodge Barrett

Posted by | October 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Mary Lee Hodge Barrett, 94, widow of Harry Elston Barrett, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Born May 17, 1924, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late George Thomas Hodge and the late Estelle Richburg Hodge. She was a member of Manning First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Barrett Carter of Weaverville, North Carolina; a son, Alvin Randolph Barrett of Sumter; a son-in-law, Mike Hadder of New Bern, North Carolina; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was … Read the rest



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