30 percent chance of thunderstorms

Posted by | September 3, 2014 9:36 am

IMG_3994_edited-1IMG_3994_edited-1             If it rains, it probably won’t happen until later today, according to the National Weather Service, which foresees our best chance of precipitation happening after 5 p.m. It’s currently 77 degrees with humidity levels reaching 84 percent. Today’s high is 94 with heat index values reaching 102 degrees. There is a hazardous weather outlook covering our area in connection with the possibility of damaging winds and localized flooding. Tonight’s low is around 73 degrees with winds out of the south at 5 p.m.  

Child find screenings at Summerton Early Childhood Center

Posted by | September 3, 2014 7:15 am

CHILD FINDCHILD FINDClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.

Mr. Canty goes to Washington

Posted by | September 3, 2014 5:04 am

Canty-1Canty-1Is there anyone in Summerton more famous than John Canty? On the wall in the office of his home are pictures of a few former employers, such as Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Among the many photos with handwritten messages is this one, captured in green ink: “To John, Love & Peace.” It is signed by Sammy Davis Jr. There’s an iconic image of Michael Jackson with Ronald and Nancy Reagan. “Oh,” Canty said of the late pop superstar. “He was nice.” HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Born in 1925 in Silver to James and Susan Martin Canty, he… Read the rest

Fellow council members remember Henry Lawson

Posted by | September 2, 2014 3:22 pm

Henry LawsonHenry LawsonHenry Lawson Those who served with Henry Lawson during his 12-plus years on Summerton Town Council didn’t always see eye-to-eye with the 85-year-old Summerton native. But they always knew he wanted the best for the town’s residents. “I admired him deeply for his stand on things,” said Councilwoman Ellen Ardis. “We both had respect for each other. We didn’t always agree, but I knew he was working for the good of Summerton.” Lawson died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. It was his birthday. “Mr. Henry really had the best interest of this community on his heart,”… Read the rest

Keith Pough signed by Cleveland Browns practice team

Posted by | September 2, 2014 12:45 pm

Keith-Pough-awardKeith-Pough-awardFormer Scott’s Branch High School football standout Keith Pough has been signed by the Cleveland Browns for its practice team, according to The Bleacher Report. Pough, 24, was picked up last year by the Buffalo Bills as an un-drafted free agent, but was later cut by the team. Pough was the recipient of the East-West Shrine Game’s Pat Tillman Award in 2013, recognized as a player exemplifying character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. While attending Howard University, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Pough recorded 349 total tackles and set the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record for tackles for a loss with 71. He… Read the rest

Election appeal to be heard Sept. 10

Posted by | September 2, 2014 11:56 am

candidatescandidatesGloria Frierson’s appeal of the Manning City Council District 5 runoff election will be held 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the Breedin Garden Room. Frierson appealed the results – where Julius Dukes won by one vote – through attorney David Weeks. Weeks said Tuesday that he will focus on two votes he believes were cast by ineligible voters.      

Happy Birthday: Jeffrey Bryant

Posted by | September 2, 2014 11:44 am

jeffrey-bryantjeffrey-bryantThe Manning Times wants to wish Jeffrey Bryant a happy birthday! Send your birthday wishes – along with a picture and full name of the recipient – to editorial@manninglive.com.

Tammy Dianne Brown posts bond

Posted by | September 2, 2014 9:50 am

Tammy DianNe BrownTammy DianNe BrownTammy DianNe Brown A 45-year-old woman charged with two counts of felony DUI early Sunday morning after a wreck late Saturday night that killed a 34-year-old Manning man has posted the $30,000 surety bond on her most serious charges. Tammy Dianne Brown of 2929 Winters Hill Lane in Manning was initially taken to Clarendon Memorial Hospital for minor injuries early Sunday morning. She was transported to the Clarendon County Detention Center and charged with one count each of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in grievous bodily injury. Maurelio DeLeon died at the scene of the wreck,… Read the rest

30 percent chance of thunderstorms

Posted by | September 2, 2014 9:26 am

Clouds with sun over roadClouds with sun over road The most likely chance for thunderstorms today isn’t until 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which has also issued a hazardous weather outlook as the possibility exists for damaging winds and localized flooding. It’s currently 79 degrees with muggy humidity levels at 88 percent. Heat index values today could reach 104 degrees. Tonight’s low is 73 degrees with winds out of the southwest at 6 mph.      

Say hello to Devon T. Harvin

Posted by | September 2, 2014 9:06 am

DEVON T. HARVINDEVON T. HARVINManning High School graduate Devon T. Harvin graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline, Air Force core valued, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the son of Melissa Calvin of Manning.

10th annual Alzheimer’s Poker Run set for Saturday

Posted by | September 2, 2014 8:04 am

community-news-SHORTERcommunity-news-SHORTERThe Lake Marion Alzheimer’s Support Group will hold its 10th annual Alzheimer’s Poker Run on Saturday. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brooks St. Reservation forms may also be picked up before 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake Vue Landing. The run will end by 3 p.m. at Lake Vue, 1543 Camp Shelor Road. There will be a barbecue cookout and prizes will be awarded to the winners and all participants. For more information, call (803) 478-4820 or (803) 473-4472.    

United Ministries meeting today

Posted by | September 2, 2014 6:45 am

united ministriesunited ministriesUnited Ministries of Clarendon County will hold its semi-annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning. Membership dues are $25 for individuals and couples, $100 for churches, organizations and businesses. Donations are welcome at P.O. Box 73, Manning, SC 29102.

Lions Club eye screenings

Posted by | September 2, 2014 4:37 am

LCI emblem_2C_287+7406LCI emblem_2C_287+7406The Lions Club of Manning will provide free eye exams for children starting the new school year, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Manning Early Childhood Center, 2759 Raccoon Road in Manning; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Manning Primary School, 125 N. Boundary St.; and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Manning Elementary School, 311 W. Boyce St. Without good vision, students can have problems with their schoolwork and fall behind the rest of the class. The Lions Club is always looking for new members to provide more services for the community.

Patriots Golf Day Tournament raises $4K

Posted by | September 1, 2014 9:12 pm

imageimageJoe McNeil reports that the 2014 Patriots Golf Day Tournament held Saturday at Players Course at Wyboo had 144 golfers participate and raised $4,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Manning High School JROTC, pictured here, served as the Honor Guard for the event.  

Pinewood land placed into easements

Posted by | September 1, 2014 3:46 pm

Just shy of 400 acres of land in Pinewood have been placed into conservation easements, ensuring neither subdivisions nor commercial development will ever occur on the properties off Old River Road. Records show the Columbia-based Congaree Land Trust paid $270,770 to place 270.77 acres of land owned by Jason Ross into permanent conservation easement. That parcel lies between Kennette Trail and St. Phillip UME Church Road and is just south of about 400 acres owned by the S.C. Waterfowl Assocation. The Congaree Land Trust also paid $127,130, to Jason Ross and Elbert Altman to place 127.13 acres of nearby land… Read the rest

Henry Lawson

Posted by | September 1, 2014 2:21 pm

Henry LawsonHenry LawsonHenry Lawson SUMTER – Henry Lawson, husband of Faye Smith Lawson, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born Aug. 31, 1929, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Edisto and Eliza Walters Lawson. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Kathleen Lawson Gibson, 4 Mayland Drive in Summerton. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.  

James Ben Barron

Posted by | September 1, 2014 1:36 pm

James Ben BarronJames Ben BarronJames Ben Barron LAKE CITY — James Ben Barron of Lake City has died. Born Dec. 25, 1925, in Williamsburg County, “J.B.” was a son of the late Mary Pinckney and Ben Barron. He lived in Fayetteville, N.C., where he served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, and retired as a staff sergeant on April 10, 1974. When his health began to fail, he relocated to Lake City to live with his niece, Mary Barron. Survivors include his special niece, Mary Barron of Lake City; four sisters, Winnie Mae Harrison and Willie Dean (Frank) Brockington of Florida, Ressive… Read the rest

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