George Henry Hunter

Posted by | March 23, 2014 12:09 am

george-huntergeorge-hunterSUMMERTON – George Henry Hunter, 79, husband of Margaret Rotunda Hunter, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Martinsville, Va. Born June 15, 1934, in Washington, Conn., he was a son of the late George and Julia Hunter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton. Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include a daughter, Laurie Barton of Connecticut; three stepchildren, Cheryl Cresci and Arthur Cresci, both of Danbury, Conn., and Joie Hopkins of Martinsville; two brothers; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchilren. A funeral mass will be… Read the rest

LMA JV softball team defeats OP

Posted by | March 23, 2014 12:02 am

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldThe LMA JV girls softball team defeated Orangeburg Prep in Orangeburg on Friday night, 17-0 in five innings. Lundee Olsen was the winning pitcher, striking out 14 of 18 batters. Baylee Elms was 3-5 with a triple; Morgan Frye was 2-4 with three RBI; and Christian Hodge was 2-2 with a double. This was the first conference game of the season. The team is now 1-0 in conference and 12-0 for the season. The team next plays Tuesday at home against Williamsburg Academy.  

Clarendon Hall softball teams victorious

Posted by | March 22, 2014 10:30 pm

fleur-de-lis-red-mdfleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Varsity and JV softball teams both defeated Jefferson Davis Academy on Friday night in Summerton. The Lady Saints won 8-5, with Gracyn Royce picking up the win and going 2-4. Holly Carlisle was 2-4, as was Brittany Bays, who had a double and three RBI. Shannon Corbett and Emily Brunson were also 2-4, and Corbett had a double. Jordan Carter was 3-4 with a double. The JV Lady Saints won 16-6 in six innings, with Devyn Royce going 4-5 with a triple. Bailey Connors also went 4-5. Madison Kidd was 3-4 with a double, as was Lauren… Read the rest

Monarchs lose soccer game to Darlington

Posted by | March 22, 2014 8:25 pm

The Manning High School Monarchs unfortunately lost their first home conference game of the season on Friday night to Darlington, 2-1. The team’s record on the season is 0-1. (Photos provided by Amanda Williamson) MHSsoccer1MHSsoccer1 mhsSOCCER2mhsSOCCER2 mhsSOCCER3mhsSOCCER3

Gregory A. Witherspoon

Posted by | March 22, 2014 6:45 pm

Gregory-WitherspoonGregory-WitherspoonGregory A. Witherspoon, 53, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born Sept. 4, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Rosa Ann Witherspoon Garrett and the late Willie Albert Dixon. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St. in Manning, with the Rev. George P. Windley Sr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 9 Harvin St. in Manning.  

LMA B-Team girls defeat Robert E. Lee

Posted by | March 22, 2014 5:02 pm

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldThe LMA B-Team girls defeated Robert E. Lee Academy 14-6 on Thursday in Bishopville. Liz Hussey was the winning pitcher and had 15 strikeouts. Keeley Hulse went 3-4 and Trinity Harrington and Olivia Coker went 2-3. Carlie Tsukalas had two hits with a triple. The girls go on the road to Colleton Prep for a game at 4 p.m. Monday.  

Hallinan leaving hospital

Posted by | March 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Evan Hallinan, the head chef at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, announced on Friday night during Cypress After 5 that he was resigning from his position. Hallinan is also owner of Wen-Lily’s in Summerton.

Manning Times wins four press awards

Posted by | March 22, 2014 4:48 pm

The staff of The Manning Times received four awards on Saturday afternoon at the South Carolina Press Association Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony for weekly newspapers. Production Manager Ted E. Spencer won three awards, including first places for Single Page One Design and Sports Page Design Portfolio. He also won a third place prize for Page One Design Portfolio. Former office manager Melissa McCoy won first place in column writing for her “Manning Mama” pieces. press-awardspress-awards    

Anna-Leah and Haylee-Grace Bravo

Posted by | March 22, 2014 10:03 am

Anna-Leah & Haylee-Grace Bravo, twin daughters of Anthony Bravo and Courtney “Nikki” Parsons, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. They are survived by their parents of Manning; paternal grandparents, Hector and Leticia Bravo of Columbia; maternal grandparents, David and Lisa Parsons of Manning; paternal great grandparents, Ernesto and Elia Zanella and Sebastiana Bravo, all of Mexico; maternal great grandparents, Jack and Betty Parsons of Sumter; an uncle, Jonny Bravo; two aunts, Blair Parsons and Brooke Parsons; a cousin, Kinley Welch; and godmother, Kiri Welch. A funeral service was held Friday, March 21, 2014, in the… Read the rest

‘Peanut Man’ lives on in wife’s work

Posted by | March 22, 2014 9:58 am

wanda_wessinger_webwanda_wessinger_webWanda Wessinger, widow of Richard Wessinger, is still selling Uncle Richard’s peanuts on Greeleyville Highway this year. She will be there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday through the summer. See the March 27 edition of The Manning Times for more.  

Dr. Armand Joseph Gagne Jr.

Posted by | March 22, 2014 7:18 am

HENDERSON, Nev. — Dr. Armand Joseph “Joe” Gagne Jr., 77, husband of Patricia Gagne, died Monday evening, March 3, 2014, at St. Rose Siena Hospital in Henderson, Nev. Born in Lowell, Mass., he was a son of the late Lillian J. Meckes and Armand Joseph Gagne Sr. Dr. Gagne retired from the University of South Carolina Sumter after more than 20 years of teaching in the business, economics, religion and information systems fields. He served in the U.S. Navy, pastored in the Southern Baptist and Presbyterian faiths, and traveled to South America on several missionary trips. He was most recently… Read the rest

Habibi of Manning brings Gypsy Spirit to Sumter

Posted by | March 21, 2014 7:23 pm

SHIMMY_MOB_LOGOSHIMMY_MOB_LOGOShimmy Mob of Sumter invites you to from 2-5 p.m. Saturday to experience “Gypsy Spirit” at the USC Sumter Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road in Sumter. This will be a free, cultural dance showcasing the talents of Habibi of Manning and guest belly dance troupes, local dance schools and groups and performing artists, and will feature vendors and area organizations. Organizer Donna Alsbrooks said performers will include the Freed School of Performing Arts; Karen Creel, a guitarist from Florence; Rose Alsbrooks of Jung Shin Taekwon Do in Manning; Marcus Octavius, a percussionist and teacher/singer/entertainer from Greenville; Qamar troupe from Athens,… Read the rest

Wreck with injuries on Interstate 95

Posted by | March 21, 2014 2:55 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is responding to a wreck with injuries between the 132 and 133 milemarkers on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Turbeville. The wreck occurred about 2:32 p.m. Traffic may be slower than usual during this time.  

Vietnam Vets to meet

Posted by | March 21, 2014 2:27 pm

vvalgvvalgThe Vietnam Veterans of America Manning Chapter 960 will meet at 7 p.m. April 3 at the American Legion building on Sunset Drive in Manning. Bring a spouse and join them for a potluck supper and the meeting. Spouses may be associate members. For more information, call Doug Bryant at (803) 473-3646 or Ron Cunningham at (412) 855-9193.


Wreck with injuries on Interstate 95

Posted by | March 21, 2014 11:00 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a wreck with injuries at the 102 milemarker in the southbound lanes on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this period. The wreck happened about 10:28 a.m.

Juvenile on house arrest after alleged bomb threat

Posted by | March 21, 2014 10:16 am

__ --The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office says it has the person responsible for calling in a bomb threat to Manning Junior High School two weeks ago. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on March 12 after Farmer’s Telephone traced the call to the boy’s home. The threat was called in about 12:10 p.m. March 7 to a school secretary, who told deputies that someone advised her in a “very soft voice that they were calling about a bomb threat.” School Resource Officer Freddie Huth then had faculty move the students to Manning High School. Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John… Read the rest

Frederrick Lamont Prince

Posted by | March 21, 2014 7:12 am

frederrick-l-princefrederrick-l-princeOLANTA — Frederrick Lamont Prince, 36, companion of Anglie Anderson, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home, 12780 Truluck Road in Olanta. Born June 18, 1977, in Sumter, he was a son of Pressley Shaw and Roberta Prince Brown. He attended the public schools of Florence County and Crestwood High School in Sumter. He was employed as a pipe layer for Weaver Construction of Florence and Altman Quail Farms of Lynchburg. Survivors besides his companion, his mother of Olanta and his father of Florence include a daughter, Dyneasha McFadden of Lake City; a son, Malik McElveen of Sumter; five… Read the rest

Cranky Queen celebrates opening

Posted by | March 20, 2014 10:28 pm

cranky-queen-2cranky-queen-2ERICKA BETLER / TIMES Stefani Welch Henshaw celebrated the opening of her store, Cranky Queen at 19 W. Boyce St. in Manning, on Thursday with an all-day grand opening celebration and with a ribbon cutting early in the afternoon. She was also part of the Business After Hours Ladies’ Night event hosted by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

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