LMA B-team falls to Heathwood Hall

Posted by | January 9, 2015 11:01 am

The Laurence Manning Academy boys B-team fell 39-29 at home on Thursday night to Heathwood Hall. J. Godwin scored nine points for the team, while Wyatt Rowland had eight and Luke DeCosta had seven. This brings the team’s record to 1-1 on the season. The boys’ next game will be today at Hammond School.

LMA girls B-team defeats Heathwood Hall

Posted by | January 9, 2015 10:56 am

The Laurence Manning Academy girls B-team defeated Heathwood Hall 16-15 at home on Thursday night. Katherine Burns scored six points, while Kayla Acord scored four. This brings the girls’ record to 2-0 on the season.

John Ervin Bennett

Posted by | January 9, 2015 10:37 am

John Ervin Bennett, 62, husband of Daisy Johnson Bennett, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Charlie Northwood VAMC in Augusta, Ga. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Clarendon County, “J.B.” was the 11th child born to the late Joesephus and Queen E. Tindal Bennett. He attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating in 1970 from Scott’s Branch High School. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Prayer House Mission Church. J.B. will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phoebe Brunson; and five brothers, Nathaniel, Eddie, Johnny, Joesephus Jr. and Alphonso Bennett. Survivors… Read the rest

Paxville Family Dollar employees report robbery

Posted by | January 9, 2015 9:24 am

Two female employees of the Family Dollar on U.S. 15 South in Paxville told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about , 10:09 p.m. Tuesday that an unidentified black male entered the store, presented a black handgun and told them, “This is a robbery, give me all the money.” The employees told deputies they gave the suspect two clear bags containing $1,486 in cash during the incident, which happened about 8:53 p.m. Tuesday. One of the employees said she ran to the back of the store, went out the emergency exit and ran around to the front of the… Read the rest

Cold and cloudy

Posted by | January 9, 2015 8:39 am

It’s cloudy and overcast but not as brutally cold as it was yesterday. It’s currently 29 degrees with 38 percent humidity and winds out of the southwest at 8 mph. Today is forecast to be sunny with a high near 44 and winds out of the west at 8 to 11 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 24. Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high near 44 and northeast winds from 8 to 11 mph. Saturday night’s low is around 26. Sunday holds a 20 percent chance of rain with a high near 50.

Today in history …

Posted by | January 9, 2015 5:09 am

1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the U.S. 1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War. 1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1947 – Elizabeth “Betty” Short, known as the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive. 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.  

Get your tickets for Taste of Home

Posted by | January 8, 2015 8:55 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

Vehicle hits building in Davis Station

Posted by | January 8, 2015 4:12 pm

Clarendon County dispatch is currently reporting that a vehicle has hit a building near the Bronco Club in Davis Station. There is minor damage to the vehicle, a Jeep, and no injuries.  

Going the extra mile

Posted by | January 8, 2015 1:45 pm

Team Manning Cares. That’s the hashtag Mayor Julia Nelson used to accompany a photo posted to her Facebook page this morning of Police Chief Blair Shaffer with two schoolchildren enjoying some hot chocolate on a cold morning. “Special thanks to Team Manning (City of Manning Police Department) for delivering hot chocolate to children at a few local bus stops,” Nelson wrote. “This is what I call going the extra mile to assist in times of special situations. Great job & thanks for your efforts. #teammanningcares” Temperatures this morning dipped into the teens as north winds reached 13 to 15 mph,… Read the rest

Hospital staff ask men to leave for fight over woman, infant

Posted by | January 8, 2015 12:52 pm

A 29-year-old woman who was a patient in the labor and delivery department at Clarendon Memorial Hospital told deputies about 8:32 p.m. Dec. 20, 2014, that a Manning man was in the hospital lobby making threats and claiming the baby was his. The woman said the many had been sending her threatening text messages in the days leading up to the incident. At the same time, the woman’s 34-year-old boyfriend made comments that the “baby better be his or he was going to ‘show out’ and did not care about spending a few days in jail.” Hospital staff asked for… Read the rest

SAFE marks 60 years

Posted by | January 8, 2015 11:47 am

SAFE Federal Credit Union opened its doors with $75 in deposits at a borrowed desk in a civilian personnel office at Shaw Air Force Base. That was January 1955, and 15 civilian employees at Shaw — SAFE stands for Shaw Air Force Employees — began operations and soon saw their numbers swell to 500 members. Soon active duty military stationed at Shaw joined its ranks and it remained open only to Shaw employees until the mid-1970s when Sumter government and school district employees were added. Several re-locations later, a two-story structure was built in 1974, and it stands today as … Read the rest

Saints fall to Raiders

Posted by | January 8, 2015 11:25 am

Clarendon Hall’s varsity boys basketball team lost to Holly Hill Academy, 25-48. High scorer was Dustin Way with 16 points. Matthew Corbett added 4 points and 5 rebounds. Clarendon Hall’s varsity girls lost to the Lady Raiders, 27-53. The Lady Saints were led by Abigail Jenkinson. Shannon Corbett added 7 points and 7 rebounds. The Saints will travel to Estill on Friday to take on Patrick Henry Academy.


Lady Cats bested by Cardinal Newman

Posted by | January 8, 2015 10:29 am

Laurence Manning Academy’s Lady Swampcats varsity squad lost at home last night to the Lady Cardinals, 40-46. Courtney Beatson — shown here lofting a free throw against The King’s Academy — was the high scorer with 11 points. The JV Lady ‘Cats fell 17-22. Scoring 5 points apiece were Abby Patrick and Mason Ham. LMA next faces Carolina Academy at home tomorrow afternoon.  

Lots of cold air

Posted by | January 8, 2015 9:53 am

Pretty chilly out there. According to the National Weather Service, it’s currently 17 degrees with 39 percent humidity and winds out of the northeast reaching 13 mph. Today should be sunny though, with a high near 34. Tonight is forecast to be mostly clear with a low around 22 and calm winds. Temperatures should rise on Friday as the high is forecast to be 46.    

Historical Society to meet

Posted by | January 8, 2015 9:14 am

The Clarendon County Historical Society will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, with refreshments at 7 p.m., in County Council Chambers at the county administration building on Sunset Drive in Manning. Bill Segars will be speaking about and showing photographs of old churches. Historical Society Meeting-page-001Historical Society Meeting-page-001


Impala vandalized while on side of road

Posted by | January 8, 2015 7:53 am

A 37-year-old Summerton woman told deputies about 1:04 p.m. Dec. 28, 2014, that unknown subjects caused $2,500 in damages to her 2001 Chevrolet Impala while it was parked on the side of the road between 1 a.m. that day and the time of her complaint. The victim told deputies that the car broke down, so she left it on the side of Governor Richardson Road in Summerton. Deputy 1st Class Dominick A. West reported scratches, a busted driver’s window and a ripped hold right above the trunk on the passenger’s side.

MHS Class of 1971 to hold planning meeting

Posted by | January 8, 2015 6:40 am

The Manning High School Class of 1971 will hold a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Branch Street in Manning. For more information, call Lillian Hilton Wright at (8030 236-8049 or Loretta Cantey Conyers at (803) 528-8183.

Today in history …

Posted by | January 8, 2015 5:25 am

1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, N.Y. 1867 – African-American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. 1940 – Britain introduces food rationing near the outset of World War II. 1963 – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is exhibited for the first time in the U.S. at the National Gallery of Art.

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