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The Clarendon County Council unanimously approved a memorandum of agreement between the Clarendon County Detention Center and the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) during its …
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On June 4, a small but powerful sound resonated through the halls of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia. It was the ringing of a bell by six-year-old Aubree Cerruti, signaling the …
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On June 18, 2024, Deputies along with Clarendon County Fire Rescue responded to the Nicole Drive section of the Buck Horn Subdivision in Clarendon County in reference to a call to the Clarendon …
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The City of Manning has been awarded an Emergency Preparedness Grant from Duke Energy, Mayor Julia Nelson announced June 13th. The grant will provide crucial funding for equipment to support the …
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near White Oak Drive and Comstock Lane in Manning, S.C., has tested …
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Editor’s Note: The following column is an opinion-based column  that does not necessarily reflect the standing of The Manning Times. As a progressive mother, daughter, sister, and aunt, I am …
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Jack Stanley Evans, 79, husband of Julia Rachel Loy Evans, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, surrounded by his family, from complications of a very quick and aggressive cancer. Jack was born …
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Clarendon County voters cast their ballots in the June 11th primary, resulting in key victories and some close contests across various races. In the race for the U.S. House of Representatives, …
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Was at a wedding a few weeks ago. Weddings are interesting things. They are fun and exciting and can be viewed from lots of different perspectives. There is all the excitement of the newly weds …
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Ferris
FERRIS is a 1.5 year old, white w/ tan, male, Hound Mix. Ferris is current on vaccinations, neutered, and tested negative for heartworms. He currently weighs around 50 pounds. Ferris is still very …
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Classmates and their families were greeted at the door by the class vice president, William Brewer.   A remembrance table with a candle and the names of those classmates who are no longer with …
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The Clarendon County Pilot Club provided a financial donation and helped with clean-up day at Camp Burt Gin on Saturday, June 1. Camp Burnt Gin is an overnight summer camp in Sumter County for …
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The Town of Summerton is in the midst of a series of budget workshops aimed at finalizing its fiscal year 2024-2025 budget, with the Town Administrator, Kenneth Geathers, providing detailed insights …
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POSSESION OF METH/FALSE INFORMATION/OPEN CONTAINER On May 29th, an officer with Manning City Police Department was patrolling the area of Pocotaligo Nature Walk. The officer observed a vehicle …
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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is observing National Men’s Health Week by encouraging men to take action to prevent health problems, including getting …
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Clarendon County School District recently held an innovative program titled “Leadership and LATTE” aimed at supporting early career teachers and promoting teacher retention. This event, …
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Willie White, a lifelong resident of Manning, celebrated his 100th birthday on June 3rd, surrounded by family and friends who gathered to honor his century-long journey. White was born in 1924 …
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Dear Editor,  In light of a recent negative post on Facebook, please use this testimonial: When my husband & I volunteered at A Second Chance Animal Shelter, we helped with …
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Manning, SC – The Clarendon County School District, with the enthusiastic support of the CCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Johnson, is excited to announce the launch of the Summer …
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Manning, SC – June 10, 2024 – Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette has graduated from the Diversity Leaders Initiative’s (DLI) 16 th Midlands class. DLI is hosted by Furman University and has …
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One of my friend’s grandmothers was called Ma. That was how I was introduced to her. She had other names too. She was called, MeMe, Memaw, Nana and Mamaw. Ma was the name she liked best. Her …
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Ah, summer! That glorious time of year when the kids are free from the shackles of homework and school routines, and we parents dream of long, lazy days by the pool. But let’s be real: three …
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Diesel
DIESEL is a 4.5 year old, grey w/white, male, Bully Mix. Diesel is current on vaccinations, neutered, and tested negative for heartworms. He is a big dog, weighing around 80 pounds, but he is a …
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The Clarendon County Pilot Club is proud to announce the five Clarendon County high school seniors who were chosen to receive the Dotty McFadden Memorial scholarship. The Dotty McFadden Memorial …
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SCDNR Black Rail Research Project
When biologist Christy Hand first came to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) in 2011, she had never heard of the black rail; almost no one in South Carolina had. …
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Nate Rowe, a former LMA lacrosse player (2023), will continue playing lacrosse at the next level. Laurence Manning Lacrosse announces that Nate Rowe has transferred colleges to continue playing …
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Second Baptist Church, located at 373 Alfred Henry Drive in Manning, invites those ages 3-13 to "Breaker Rock Beach vacation bible school from June 10-14, 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. Registration is …
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In 2012, Barrineau Public Utilities (BPU) and the Town of Turbeville connected their water lines in an effort to provide emergency assistance to each other's residents, if needed. The yellow fire hydrant on the left is Barrineau's while the red hydrant on the right belongs to Turbeville. These hydrants are now a symbol of these two communities' efforts to work together to expand access to clean, affordable water.
After a long and difficult campaign, Barrineau Public Utilities has successfully secured a $1 million rural infrastructure grant. This funding will significantly improve the local water …
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Jeffery Lewis, known for his dynamic performances in both theater and music, is set to dazzle audiences once again in the highly anticipated sequel to the gospel stage play “All These …
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Fifth-grader Micayla Strickland from Harvest Community School (HCS) is preparing to showcase her archery skills at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Open Tournament on Saturday, June …
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The 70th anniversary of Briggs v. Elliott, a pivotal court case that challenged school segregation, was commemorated on May 23 at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in Columbia. The …
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The Manning High School band recently showcased its talents on a national stage with a memorable trip to Washington, D.C. The band, led by director Jordan Jefferson, participated in several …
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Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event here in Manning. Planned for June 8, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., this event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet …
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To whom it may concern, I want to address a serious concern that affects every child, staff member, teacher, and school in every district until perpetuity if we fail to act now! The federal …
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Deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office received a BOLO from Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (VA) that a homicide suspect from their jurisdictions was possibly passing …
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Birdie
BIRDIE is a 2 year old, brown w/white, female German Shorthair Pointer mix. Birdie is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and tested negative for heartworms. She weighs around 45 pounds. …
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On May 18, a shooting incident occurred at the 2800th block of Mallett Road in Clarendon County. The vehicle, a Chrysler 200 with the year between 2012 and 2017, and its occupants dropped off a male …
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See video clip below for a trailer from the 100th Birthday Jubilee for Mr. Willie White!
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TMT : Please tell us a little about yourself.  JJ: My name is Jay Johnson. I am a life-long resident of Clarendon County living in the town of New Zion. My wife, Jennifer and I, have 2 …
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TMT: Please tell us a little about yourself. LSC: I am a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC, where I earned a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. As a …
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TMT: Please tell us about yourself. LW : I’m from Midway, Georgia. I’ve been in South Carolina for over 50 years. I’m a graduate of Bradwell Institute at Morris College, …
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Obituaries
George William Stukes
George William Stukes of Florence, SC, beloved husband, father, brother, and community leader, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the age of 64. George was with Angela Stukes, his wife …
Thommie Jackson
Thommie Ruth Jackson
Thommie Ruth Jackson, 67, died Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born August 4, 1956, in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Herman Delano Jackson and …
Carolyn Johnson Heldreth
Carolyn Johnson Heldreth died Saturday morning, May 11th. CG (as she was affectionately known) was 80 years young and was a ray of God’s light until the end. Born in Carswell, WV, she met …
Education
CCSD Board holds brief monthly meeting, budget meeting set for June
The Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees held a meeting on May 13th, discussing various administrative and financial matters. The meeting commenced with an invocation and the …
CCTC earns Military Friendly School Designation for 13th year
Central Carolina Technical College has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly School designation and the Military Spouse Friendly School award. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School …
Laurence Manning Boys State Delegates
Laurence Manning Academy is pleased to announce that the American Legion Post 68 has chosen five young men from the junior class to be a part of their 2024 delegates. Gavin Ard, Gavin Brown, Drew …
Opinion
Bobby Jonte
Why is the Good Stuff So Far Away?
Why is the good stuff so far away? My friend Thomas went to visit his friend that lived out in the country. He was probably ten years old. His friend had a horse. Thomas and his friend rode horses. …
Be It According to Thy word
This is a biblical tale. You know about the plagues that were set upon Egypt? I have a favorite plague if there is such a thing. Moses goes before the Pharaoh and tells him to let the people go. Of …
Finite Farming
Saw an old friend the other day. He’s a retired farmer. We met nearly fifty years ago. He had just started farming with his father and things were about to change up on the farm. His dad …