Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 8, 2014 7:47 amJOE PERRY / TIMES The sun begins its slow descent on a Sunday afternoon over Berry Pond off Winters Hill Road. Early temperatures in the mid-30s should get up to the mid-60s before Saturday is over. The nice weather should continue into Sunday, which will be sunny and in the 70s.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 8, 2014 7:45 amSummerton Town Council will discuss the town’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, among other issues. The agenda includes the following items: second reading of an ordinance restricting the parking of vehicles more than 20 feet in length in the town limits; the consideration of a cap on the amount charged for a business license fee; and a motion to make Cantey Sprott Lane a one-way street in the “direction most suited for improved traffic flow and safety.” For more information, call (803) 485-2525.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 11:26 pmMyrtle Ruth Young Jones, 84, widow of George LeGrande Dickson Jones, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late William Jefferson Young and Mildred Loretta Hodge Young. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. She always met you with a smile and found joy in helping others. Survivors include three sons, George LeGrande Dickson Jones Jr. of Orangeburg, Michael Anthony Jones (Kathlene) of Manning and Francis David Jones (Dusty) of Alcolu; two daughters, Beth J. Lyles of Manning and Mary… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 8:21 pmSUBMITTED PHOTO Seacoast Church Manning will hold an open house for its new office, 201 N. Church St. in Manning, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Check out the new building and enjoy a free hot dog or hamburger. A ribbon cutting will be held at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Emily Woodard at (803) 566-2524, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 5:59 pmAccording to an incident report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, no bomb was found at Manning Junior High School on Friday afternoon. A threat was received by a secretary in the main office about 12:10 p.m. The woman notified the school resource officer, Deputy Freddie Huth, that “they advised her in a very soft voice that they were calling about a bomb threat.” Huth then evacuated the students to Manning High School, according to Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal. Farmer’s Telephone is working to get a trace on the number from which the call came.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 5:08 pmERIKA SEXTON FLOYD / TIMESMiss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson, left, and Miss Clarendon 2014 Hannah Henshaw pose with the new Striped Bass Festival T-shirt. Striped Bass Festival T-shirts are now available for purchase. Prices are $10 for kids; $12 for adult sizes small through XL; and $15 for sizes XXL through 4XL. For more information, call the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 435-4405.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 4:50 pmThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently working a wreck with no injuries on Paxville Highway (U.S. 521) near Manning city limits. Traffic may slow during this time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 4:24 pmA Manning woman beat odds of 1 in 1.4 million in the South Carolina Education Lottery’s Millionaire Madness scratch-off game earlier this week. According to WIS-TV in Columbia, the winning ticket was purchased at Sav-Way on West Winfield Street in Manning. The Millionaire Madness game was just released days before the woman bought the ticket at the local store, which will receive a $10,000 commission on the win. The woman will take home $680,000 after taxes. The state Education Lottery does not identify winners, and the woman does not want to be identified.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 3:37 pmThe Clarendon County Fire Department is currently dealing with a fire at a home in the 4000 block of J.W. Rhames Road between Manning and Paxville.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 2:01 pmAntioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road in Manning, will hold revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through March 14, with Pastor Johnny “Little Johnny” Brown of Georgetown as guest speaker. For more information, call (803) 410-7311.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 1:28 pmDouglas Eugene Nesbitt Sr., 57, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Brunson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15 E. Hospital St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 12:54 pmJOE PERRY / TIMESJames Kendall and Wade Watford are directing traffic away from Manning Junior High School at the moment after a bomb threat was called into the school about 12:10 p.m. today. Due to a bomb threat called into Manning Junior High School about 12:10 p.m. today, students are being moved to the high school. Firefighters and police are still investigating the threat. UPDATE (3:55 p.m.): http://manninglive.com/2014/03/07/update-mjhs-cleared-bomb-threat/
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 12:14 pmThe Manning Fire Department is currently on standby after a bomb threat was called into Manning Junior High School just minutes after noon today, according to our police scanner. We will let you know more as this develops.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 12:11 pmNurse practitioner Gina Wilson and physician’s assistant Todd Culclasure have moved their successful, long-term partnership to Primary Care at Santee Cooper, owned by Dr. Ken and Angie Johnson of Urgent Care. See this week’s Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 7, 2014 11:12 amThe S.C. Highway Patrol is responding to a wreck with no injuries on S.C. 261 (Kingstree Highway) near Sparkman Drive, close to the Wilson community of Clarendon County. Traffic may slow in that area. The wreck happened at 10:46 a.m.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 11:47 pmClarendon School District 1, 12 S. Church St. in Summerton, will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday seeking public input about the use of Title II and VI federal funds for the 2014-15 school year, in accordance with requirements set forth in Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act. Discussion will include Title 1 issues related to schoolwide programs; academic curriculum, assessment and achievement; federal and state school and district report cards; community collaborations; parent involvement activities; the Parent Involvement Policy; the School-Parent Compact; and parental rights guaranteed by Title 1 law.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 5:16 pmThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to an accident on Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Clarendon County, reportedly with minor injuries. The accident happened about 4:04 p.m. Thursday, according to real-time traffic information from the Department of Public Safety.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 5:14 pmTurbeville’s Home for Children is closing down. The state Free Will Baptist Association voted at its annual meeting Feb. 28 in Spartanburg to close the home after months of prayer. The state association commissioned a feasibility study for various possibilities of utilizing the Children’s Home property to enhance the ministries of Free Will Baptists in South Carolina. The recent Foreston Field Trials and Auction to benefit the Free Will Baptist Home for Children raised more than $14,000 to go toward remaining debt.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 6, 2014 2:38 pmThe Clarendon County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. March 13 at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyvile Highway in Manning. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., and donations are encouraged. The Rev. Leon Winn, candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th District, will speak. Other speakers will include NAACP President Robert McFadden and state GOP Regional Field Director Martha Gravlee.