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As the current Senator for Senate District 36, I am enjoying my time on the campaign trail as I work towards re-election to a position that has allowed me to help many people over the years and to …
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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 …
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Donna Avin Brandon, 75, wife of George E. Brandon, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab. Born July 15, 1948, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Marshall LeRoy …
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Many years ago, my family would go to the beach. What a vacation. We would set up on the beach with towels and umbrellas. The kids would jump in the surf and sit under the shade of the umbrella. …
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Today marked a significant milestone for the Clarendon County School District with the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Walker Gamble Elementary School, scheduled to open for the 2025 school year. …
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On the 8th of April, Clarendon County Council declared April 2024 Fair Housing Month. The resolution was signed by Chairman Dwight Stewart and attested by Dorothy Levy, Clerk to Council. It reads: …
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In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during the Memorial Day weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be conducting courtesy boat inspections …
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Shrek
SHREK is a 2 year old, white w/ black, male, Bully Mix. Shrek is current on vaccinations, neutered, and tested negative for heartworms. He currently weighs around 40 pounds. Shrek is still very much …
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South Carolina’s sea turtle nesting season has begun a couple days earlier than normal with a loggerhead nest reported in Garden City. Trained volunteers (South Carolina Department of …
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The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into Boeing after the beleaguered company reported that workers at a South Carolina plant falsified inspection records …
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Today, President Joe Biden announced U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06) will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award will be presented at the White House on Friday, May 3, …
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Editor's Note: In the 5/16/2024 edition of The Manning Times, the credit for this story was given to reporter Melissa McCoy. However, this story was written and submitted by Coach Mike Davey. We …
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The Black River Missionary Baptist Association District Congress of Christian Education held its Oratorical Contest on Saturday, April 27th at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church,   …
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In a generous act of support for local law enforcement education, the Clarendon County Sheriff's Department has donated a fully equipped training vehicle to the F.E. Dubose Career Center Law …
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The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter at F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning has successfully concluded a Shoe Drive Fundraiser, amassing over 1,000 pairs of shoes, …
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On March 22, 2011, homeschoolers met at Angie Bruner’s home in Summerton. Charlotte Mason educator Tammy Glaser led them outdoors. They studied the features of blooming wisteria, made …
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McLeod Health Clarendon announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a …
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The Clarendon County Republican Party is holding a meeting on May 17 at 7 p.m. at Fellowship FWB Church. There will be several guest speakers including Judge Peggi Margaret Jackson Sorrell for …
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Vision by Design, a nonprofit organization based in Clarendon County, recently hosted a community resource event aimed at connecting seniors with valuable services and information. The event, held on …
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The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has named Parah Anderson of Manning High School a recipient of the 2024 Board of Directors Scholarship. “It’s important to encourage …
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Dr. Leighton Brown Parker has been inducted into the Duke Tower Society at Duke University and the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Society at Weill Cornell University Medical College. This was in recognition …
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On March 30th, the 3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Brunch hosted by Straight from the Nail Room owned by Linda Jackson, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Pi Zeta Chapter in our …
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PROSPERITY, S.C. — Despite the gloomy weather, Monday brought bright prospects for  Patrick Walters , who leveraged the opportunity to inflict a straight-up South Carolina …
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In celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, Pocotalgio River Health & Rehab presents a free Gospel Fest and Cookout.  The event is open to the public and will begin at 10:00 …
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – As  National Hospital Week  (May 12-18) is recognized across the country, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) praises South …
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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 …
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Wally
WALLY is a 3 year old, brown and white, male, Hound Mix. Wally weighs around 45 pounds. He is heartworm negative, up-to-date on all vaccinations, and has been neutered! Wally is one of the sweetest …
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Isaac Bennett, age 57, of Vandalia, Missouri (formerly of Manning, South Carolina), passed away on April 19, 2024, in Vandalia Missouri. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on May 8, 2024, at …
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The town of Summerton is set to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the nation’s civil rights history — the Briggs v. Elliott case. From May 16 through May 19, a …
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The Clarendon Soil and Water District (CSWD) held their annual Poster and Essay Contest. All Clarendon County middle and high schools were sent an invitation to participate. However, Clarendon Hall …
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Firm Foundations Pediatric Therapy, LLC, marked a significant milestone with its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2, receiving a warm welcome from the Summerton community and the …
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DRUNKENNESS On Apr. 24, officers with the Manning Police Department were on a routine patrol when they noticed a black male, Leonard Mincey of Manning, 53, staggering while walking. Mincey, …
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On Apr. 30 and May 5, students with the local Clarendon County 4-H sold paper clovers outside Tractor Supply. Proceeds from the sales go directly to the local 4-H. These funds send 4-H kids to …
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HopeHealth Board of Directors announced the appointment of new officers and two new members for 2024-2025. Joining the board are Dr. Fred Carter, President of Francis Marion University, and Edna …
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Jazlyn Bowman
The special election for Summerton Town Council will be held Tuesday, May 14. Two council seats are open following resignations from Darion Canty and James Lloyd in February. Early voting has begun …
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CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Monday, May 13, 2024 - 5:30pm Manning High School Lecture Hall AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Establishment of Quorum 3. Approval of the …
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Pleasant Grove School holds a special place in history as the first public school for African-American students in Clarendon County. Established in 1933, the school served the community until its …
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Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley is proud to unveil the “Are You OK?” program, a community initiative aimed at safeguarding the well being of elderly and disabled residents throughout …
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Jessie Dwayne Powell
Jessie Dwayne Powell, 79 years old, passed away on April 29, 2024.   He was born on April 2, 1945 in Charleston, SC to Jessie and Janie David Powell. He graduated from East Clarendon High School …
Jerry Wayne Ham
Jerry Wayne Ham
Jerry Wayne Ham, a cherished and respected member of the Summerton community, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the age of 82 in the loving presence of his family at his …
Katherine (Kay) Ravenel Durant
Katherine (Kay) Ravenel Durant
On Saturday, March 30, 2024, Kathryn Ravenel DuRant (Kay) entered into eternal rest at home at the age of 84. Her Graveside Service will be held Saturday, June 8 at DuRant-New Harmony Cemetery at the …
Education
Clarendon County School District hosts inspiring visit from Benedict College president and Marching Band of Distinction
Clarendon County School District was honored to welcome Dr. Rosalyn Clark Artis. President of Benedict College, along with the electrifying Marching Band of Distinction, to F.E. DuBose Career Center …
New community project uplifts teachers in Clarendon County School District
As part of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, a group of South Carolina leaders, including Clarendon County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette, will be …
Three Central Carolina students named to the SC Academic Team
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) students Leanna Clyburn, Kaitlynn Moore and Thomas Thornton were selected to be recognized as members of the 2024 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) South Carolina …
Opinion
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 …
Strange Tales from the Backseat pt. 2
Here’s part 2 of Jamie Willis’s story of the flight out to Reno. Perspective makes a difference in any story. The winds had not let up on us. In fact they seemed to be getting worse. …
Savannah Johnson speaks on death of a young woman
Her name is Reagan Tokes. She went to the University of Ohio State. She has big dreams and was coming up on graduating. She was 21 years old when her life was violently taken from her. One night …