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As we celebrate Black History Month, The Manning Times will be featuring historic African Americans who truly left a legacy in Clarendon County. To begin our series, we take a look at the life and …
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One person killed and another injured in an ATV crash on Monday, Jan. 30, at approximately 1:11pm. Josey Collins Matlock, 27, of Manning was riding eastbound on Pompey Town Road in Greeleyville when …
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Pictured below is the first fish ever taken by bow and arrow by Bailey Carter, who is 10 years old. Carter bested a 16 pound blue catfish that he shot while bow fishing on Lake Marion in Clarendon …
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The Clarendon County Pilot Club is working once again with the Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn or new shoes that will be shipped to developing nations. The Pilot Club had a previous shoe drive in …
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On Sunday, Jan. 15, Wanda Rogers was in the back part of her house when her newly adopted dachshund, Sadie, began acting very strangely. It was at that moment when Rogers began to smell something, so …
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On Jan. 15, members of Clarendon County came together in the Sugar Hill area to make a call for peace. Dale Powell, who lost his son to gun violence in 2020, "Alexander Conyers and Jamieel Saleeb …
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On Jan. 17, the Manning City Council met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. It was at this meeting that a very special award was given. Mayor Nelson presented former House of …
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Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Geddings, Jr. of Manning are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Nicholas Jay Trageser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jay Trageser of …
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Many citizens have been concerned over the taxes in Clarendon County. Over the next few weeks, The Manning Times will be running a series breaking down the taxes in Clarendon County. The first tax in …
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Tuesday, Jan. 17 saw changes made to the Clarendon County Planning Commission. During the regularly scheduled meeting, Chairman Louis Griffith stated that he was ready to step down and pass the …
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Indictments came down Monday, Jan 23 against two former City of Summerton employees, Amanda Salka and Anthony Smith, regarding the ongoing investigation into the Town of Summerton's water system. …
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The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will host its Annual Wild Quail Management Seminar March 9-10 at the James W. Webb Wildlife Center and Management Area in Hampton County. The …
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Anderson Brothers Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of  Anna Owens to Customer Service Representative in the bank’s Marion office located at 2500 East Highway 76.  Anna …
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The registration for baseball and softball under the Clarendon County Recreation Department will open on Jan. 23. If you or your child would like to sign up, plan to register soon. For more …
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The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is organizing a drive-thru breakfast pickup in honor of National Cereal Day. They will be offering bagged breakfasts via drive-thru on Tuesday, Mar. 7 from 8:30 …
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Scott's Branch Middle/High School has made changes to their Principal and Assistant Principal positions following leaked footage of a fight that occurred in the school. The footage of the fight …
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Chess; the game of Kings, Queens, Castles, Bishops, Knights, and Pawns have been growing exponentially in society. This game has been around for centuries. The rise in popularity in this area can be …
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Headmaster's List 1st Grade- Jonah Baragona, Fielding Cogdill, Clinton Collins, Caroline Coulliette, Harper Hodge, Alexander Jakeman, Connor Salisbury, Graham Welch 2nd Grade- Conway Brantley, …
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Many things are celebrated in the month of January. Among them is School Board Recognition Month. According to a press release from The Clarendon County School District, the district will join many …
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On Jan. 9, 2023, the Clarendon County Council had their regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting began by welcoming new Council member Pat Coker who is replacing Benton Blakely.  The agenda …
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Saturday, Feb. 4 at Weldon Auditorium, Laurence Manning will host its first Dancing with the Swampcats event. The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the school's athletes as the …
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A restroom at Gibbons Street Park in Manning was vandalized, causing thousands of dollars worth of damages. Anyone with any information on the vandalism at Gibbons Street Park please call Manning …
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The members of the Clarendon County Council who were elected or re-elected in the November 2022 election were officially sworn in at a special called county meeting that occurred Tuesday, Jan. 3. …
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Dr. Vivian L. Holliday, age 87, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully, on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Wooster Community Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on …
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Tonya Lowder and her family suffered a great loss over the New Year's weekend.  Lowder described the incident, saying, "We had been camping for the weekend. It was on Saturday, Dec. 30, and …
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Shimmy Mob is excited to announce the 2023 worldwide dance event happening Saturday May 13th, which brings together volunteer teams from around the world to dance to the same song on the same day, …
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From the South Carolina Highway Patrol: On Wednesday January 4, 2023 at approximately 6:13 PM the South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated a single vehicle collision that resulted in one …
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K&H Resource Center is holding a job fair at 45 South Church Street in Summerton, SC. The fair will be on Jan. 19 at begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Kathleen …
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There will be a Winter Educational Festival at Scott's Branch Middle/High School on Saturday Jan. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is open to all Summerton Early Childhood Learning Center, …
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On January 4, 2022, at approximately 11:56pm Clarendon County Deputies along with Officers from the Manning Police Department responded to the West wood Apartments in the Manning area of …
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Rena Harris has organized a shoe drive in Manning after noticing a need for shoes in the community. The shoes collected are given a second chance with those in need.  Harris describes what …
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Kingstree native Jay Brown has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., the FTC Board announced recently. The Francis Marion University graduate succeeds …
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A strange package was confiscated in a Mexico City airport on Friday, Dec. 30. The package was addressed to a location in Manning, SC and it contained four human skulls wrapped in plastic and …
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Clarendon County School District community and staff lent their hearts and hands to spread holiday cheer to families throughout the school district. During the holiday season, many families …
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Edward Dyson, 84, widower of Mary Welch Dyson, died Sunday, December 25,2022, at his home.Born April 2, 1938, in Manning, he was a son of the late Abie Dyson, Sr. and the late Mary VirginiaCrews …
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Our agency serves as the Clarendon County authority for the treatment of substance use disorders. We administer to clients who are in need of treatment for these disorders as well as those with …
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South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents arrested a Columbia woman today and charged her with two counts of tax evasion. Victoria C. Nelson, 33, of Columbia, is accused of filing …
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Clarendon County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents are bringing a little more joy to this holiday season by helping those in the community facing financial or medical …
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Over the Dec. 17 & 18 weekend, The Jolly Old Guy in the furry red suit made a pre-sleigh ride stop at Doral Drive in Manning. This wasn’t to stock up on reindeer food, but was a special …
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 Once a month, in the traditional setting of Clarendon County, comes the not-so-traditional meeting of friends and strangers gathering around a fire and listening to the sound of their shared …
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SC Representative of District 64 Fawn Pedalino has established a website in an effort to create a closer bond with residents. The site is intended to give the user more information about Pedalino. …
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On Dec. 8, 12, and 13, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina hosted a series of in-person public hearings for Duke Energy Progress LLC so citizens could voice their opinions and concerns of …
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Obituaries
Billy Rick Elms
Billy Rick Elms, Jr., 55, husband of Candice Gibbons “Candi” Elms, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Born November 11, 1967, in Darlington, …
Raymond Wilson Howell
Raymond Wilson Howell, 69, husband of Vicky Anne Brock Howell, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at MUSC Charleston.  Born October 1, 1953, in Lakeland, GA, he was a son of the late George …
James "Jim" "Sugar Bear" William Morris
On November 21, 2022, Jim passed away at his home. He was 84 years old. He was the eldest child of the late Bill “Yank” and Margaret “Peg” Morris. Jim was born in …
Education
Adult Ed student graduates after two decades
After decades of trials, Clarendon County Adult Education student Vickie House will walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma. Vickie attended school in Clarendon County as a child and …
LMA closure
Out of an abundance of caution, LMA will move to an e-learning day Friday, Nov. 11.
Clarendon Hall closure
Out of an abundance of caution, Clarendon Hall will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 due to inclement weather.
Opinion
A truck drivers approach to the economy
I would like to start with two comments. First; the reason you have not heard from me in awhile has to do with some illness in my family. For those of you that know me and my family know that our …