LMA girls B-team defeats Heathwood Hall

Posted by | January 23, 2015 3:46 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy girls B-team defeated Heathwood Hall on Thursday night, 19-16. Trinity Harrington and Breanna Boykin both put up four points for the team. The team’s record now stands at 5-3 on the season. They play next Monday against Calhoun Academy.


Shoplifter who lead police on chase pleads to lesser traffic offenses; General Sessions charges pending

Posted by | January 23, 2015 3:12 pm

ernest shepherdernest shepherdA 55-year-old Manning man who allegedly shoplifted $120 items from a Manning store and then led authorities on a chase that stopped just over the Sumter-Clarendon county line has pleaded guilty to lesser traffic offenses. Ernest Sidney Shepherd, 55, of 846 S. Harvin St. in Manning, was charged about 4:57 p.m. Dec. 30, 2014, with failure to stop for blue light, second or subsequent offense; resisting arrest; possession of less than a gram of crack cocaine, first offense; driving without a license, first offense; malicious injury to personal property less than $2,000; and shoplifting. The Manning Police Department was called… Read the rest


CCTC students to receive paid work experience in new program

Posted by | January 23, 2015 2:43 pm

SUMTER – A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College Industrial and Engineering Technology students. The Work Experience (WE) program was announced Thursday during a press conference on CCTC’s main campus. WE involves a partnership between Central Carolina Technical College, the Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board, the Sumter Economic Development Board, and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties, along with students from CCTC specifically working in welding, engineering graphics technology, mechatronics and CNC Machine Tool programs.

Sumter woman’s video goes viral, local dealership provides new vehicle

Posted by | January 23, 2015 1:03 pm

kimberly henderson and vaidakimberly henderson and vaidaWhen Kimberly Henderson uploaded a short video of her singing to her youngest daughter, she hardly expected the attention she got two weeks later. She certainly didn’t expect to go “viral,” or having hundreds of thousands of people viewing and sharing the video across the world. She didn’t expect to record a commercial or single with a Los Angeles company. She didn’t expect to have a single on iTunes. But in the short time since she uploaded the video to YouTube around the Thanksgiving holiday, all those things have happened. And now Henderson has a new ride to get her… Read the rest

Get your Taste of Home tickets today!

Posted by | January 23, 2015 12:32 pm

The Manning Times will be hosting a Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. General admission will be $12, VIP admission will be $35. VIP admission will start at 4 p.m. that day, with a meet and greet with the Taste of Home celebrity chef from 4:30-5:30 p.m. General admission starts at 5 p.m. The show on the Weldon stage will start at 7 p.m. There will also be food, arts and crafts and boutique vendors throughout the complex. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Weldon Auditorium;… Read the rest


Mary Belle Davis Mazyck

Posted by | January 23, 2015 11:08 am

Mary Belle Davis Mazyck, widow of Robert Mazyck, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home. Born May 3, 1933, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Virginia Smith Davis. Survivors include a brother, Julious (Joann) Davis Sr. of Manning; sister-in-law, Wilhelmina Davis of Baltimore; special niece, Charlotte (Jerry) Works; special nephew, Willie (Cheryl) Reese; a host of other family, in-laws and friends. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home. A service of remembrance for Mary Belle Davis Mazyck will be held… Read the rest

Sarah Duggans Bradshaw

Posted by | January 23, 2015 10:57 am

Sarah Duggans Bradshaw, 61, wife of Louis Bradshaw, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital in Columbia. Born Jan. 31, 1952, in Jacksonville, Fla., she was a daughter of Wilhelmenia Kinsey Jones and the late Willie Lee Duggans. The family is receiving friends at her home, 9380 S. Brewington Road in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Deep scratches cause $3.5K in damages to parked Escalade

Posted by | January 23, 2015 10:51 am

A 45-year-old man living in the 9800 block of Salem Road in New Zion told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 9:10 a.m. Jan. 18 that someone put deep scratches in both sides of his gold 2007 Cadillac Escalade, including all the doors and rear hatches causing about $3,500 in damages. The man said he parked the vehicle in his yard about 11:30 p.m. Jan. 17, and it was fine at the time.

Ulysses Stewart June Jr.

Posted by | January 23, 2015 10:27 am

Ulysses Stewart June Jr., 97, husband of Doris Baker June, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Florence. Born in Manning, he was a son of the late Ulysses Stewart June Sr. and Ryntha Broadway June. Mr. June was a former member of New Salem Baptist Church and was a current member of Round Hill Baptist Church in Lexington. He was a retired supervisor with Carolina Furniture Works Inc. Survivors besides his wife of the home include two sons, Robert Preston June (Edith) of Sumter and Ulysses Stewart June III (Judith Ann) of Lexington; one brother, George June of Sumter; seven… Read the rest



Methodist churches starting Grief Support Group

Posted by | January 23, 2015 10:14 am

Bethlehem, Jordan and Union United Methodist churches will join Agape Hospice of Manning in holding a support group for those who have lost loved ones in the past two years. The first meeting will be held noon Feb. 21 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Pastor Wallace Culp at (803) 435-4000.

Weldon gets the all clear

Posted by | January 23, 2015 9:51 am

weldon auditoriumweldon auditoriumOfficials with Clarendon County and the city of Manning say Weldon is all clear of sewer issues. “The problem was never really as serious as it was made out to be,” said Weldon Administrator Ansley DuRant. According to County Administrator David Epperson, county engineer Billy Timmons and city Public Works Director L. Rubin Hardy met earlier this week to look at the problem. “I’ve looked at the lines themselves, and they seem fine,” Hardy said Monday. DuRant said Friday that the problem was with a bathroom in the Clarendon Community Center, also known as the old high school gymnasium. “People… Read the rest

Alice Bethune Shorter

Posted by | January 23, 2015 9:10 am

COLUMBIA – Alice Bethune Shorter, the first deputy director of the S.C. State Ethics Commission, which was created in 1976, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Mrs. Shorter, wife of Furman Levan Shorter, was born in Manning, a daughter of the late John Franklin Bethune and Ruth Gertrude Winter Mills Bethune. She received a bachelor’s degree from University of South Carolina and was seeking a master’s degree in international business at USC at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband of 63 years; son and daughter-in-law, Furman Terrell and JoAnn Hawkins Shorter of Lexington; son, Mark… Read the rest

It’s probably going to rain

Posted by | January 23, 2015 8:58 am

Grey skies and rain are in the forecast. There’s a 100 percent chance of rain today, according to the National Weather Service. It’s currently 46 degrees with 68 percent humidity. The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina including Clarendon County as rainfall from 1 to 2 inches could result in standing water in low lying areas. Area rivers are expected to be higher than normal. Today’s high is near 48. Tonight a thunderstorm is possible; the low is 45. Expect winds out the east from 6 to 13 mph shifting to… Read the rest

Today in history …

Posted by | January 23, 2015 4:59 am

1849 – Geneva Medical College of Geneva, N.Y., awards Elizabeth Blackwell an M.D., making her the first female American doctor. 1937 – In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial, accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotksy to overthrow Premier Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders in the first of the Moscow Show Trials. 1950 – The Knesset passes a resolution, identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 1957 – Wham-O toy company buys the rights for the Frisbee from Walter Frederick Morrison, who simply calls it the “flying disc” at the time.

Donate blood in January

Posted by | January 23, 2015 3:16 am

blood-driveblood-driveJanuary is National Blood Donor Month, which has been celebrated annually since 1970. Clarendon County will have three donation sites this month: 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Laurence Manning Academy on Old Georgetown Road; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clarendon Hall in Summerton; and 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville. Donors of all types are needed, particularly those with O, A and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App and visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1 (800)

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