Monthly Archives: April 2015

Store employee: Man attempted to steal $82 Murray trimmer

Posted on April 22, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

An employee with a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 4:24 p.m. April 6 that a 31-year-old Manning man attempted to leave the store without paying for a Murray two-cycle trimmer valued at $82.63. The trimmer was recovered before the suspect got into a car in the parking lot. Police talked with the suspect, who admitted going through a closed register. Reports do not indicate whether the suspect was arrested.

Library to close for Bass Festival

Posted on April 22, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Saturday for the Striped Bass Festival events to be held in downtown Manning, and will reopen for normal hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The book drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials.
For more information, call the library at (803) 435-8633.

Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation

Posted on April 22, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help folks plant and care for trees.
“Conservation Trees,” a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily understood descriptions, is available by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month.
“Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said foundation CEO Matt Harris. “Taking care of existing trees is just as critical as planting new ones, and proper care ensures communities are able to fully enjoy the diverse benefits of urban forestry.”
The booklet provides details about the right way to plant and prune trees. … Read the rest

Survivors’ Reception on Monday

Posted on April 22, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Survivors Reception will be held 6 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Manning. Survivors will receive their T-shirts by completing the Relay registration form. Survivors who have not already registered are asked to come at 5 p.m. that day. Refreshments will be served. All cancer survivors are invited to attend. For more information, call Karen Reit at (803) 410-0080 or Pat Fenters at (803) 460-7334.

Secrist given Medal of Valor for actions during chase

Posted on April 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

It’s been a little more than a month since two Manning police officers and a Clarendon County sheriff’s deputy were involved in a chase that led to the totaling of their police cruisers and injuries for all three.
Two are still out on medical leave, but Cpl. W.B. Secrist II came back to work not long after the March 13 chase, which began at Lamar’s Country Corner and ended off Kingstree Highway just a few miles away.
Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer honored Secrist Monday night during Manning City Council’s regular meeting, presenting the 27-year-old West Virginia native with a … Read the rest

Former couple tussle over custody issue

Posted on April 22, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

iStock_000008262376Small.jpgA 36-year-old woman told the Manning Police Department about 6:20 p.m. April 10 that her 38-year-old ex-husband shoved a 2-by-2-foot overnight bag into her stomach, shortly after she had surgery, during a custody exchange of the couple’s four children about 6:14 p.m. that day. The woman said the man became upset after she told him the children didn’t want to go with him. She told police that one child got so upset that “he threw up,” according to reports. The man then told the woman, “You take the little hellions,” and told her she was going to burn in hell.… Read the rest

Happy Earth Day!!!!!!!

Posted on April 22, 2015 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times would like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!!!

Lady Saints defeat Colleton Prep

Posted on April 22, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall defeated Colleton Prep 8-6 Tuesday in Walterboro to claim the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A Region 3 Conference Title. Gracyn Royce picked up the win, going all seven innings on the mound. Devyn Royce and Aubrey Johnson each went 3-4 with doubles, while Shannon Corbett had two hits, including a home run. With the win, the Lady Saints improved to 12-3 overall and 10-1 in conference. The team will host Andrew Jackson on Friday in Summerton.

Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops today:
1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260
2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette in Davis Station.

Baby Miss Striped Bass Festival contestants

Posted on April 22, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

baby miss 2015Maggie Leigh Ramirez was named Saturday at Baby Miss Striped Bass Festival 2015, while Londyn Harper Morris was named 1st runner-up. Camila Greigh Lowder was most photogenic. Paisley Faith Bevell also competed. (Contestants photo by Sam Levy and Sons Photography)

$700 in candy stolen from Manning High canteen

Posted on April 22, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A Manning High School teacher told the Manning Police Department about 11:30 a.m. April 8 that someone forced entry through the roll-up window of the football field’s concession stand, taking a variety of candy and assorted drinks altogether valued at $700. Candy taken included Twix, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Snickers, M&Ms and sour Skittles, while drinks included Powerade and sodas. The deep freezer where items were located had a huge dent, with damages estimated about $100.

Remembering a Legend: Players, colleagues remember Coach Sweat

Posted on April 22, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Gunter Sweat was more than just a coach for his players at Manning Training School, Scott’s Branch High School and Manning High School.
“He was really a father-figure to his players,” said fellow Coach John Franklin Thames. “He always put them first. He had love for them, but it was a tough love situation. He secured their loyalty because they knew he would always be loyal to them.”
Sweat, husband of the Rev. Ethel Whack Sweat, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
“It’s a great loss for Clarendon County and for Manning,” Thames said. … Read the rest

Fernandez takes 1st in NC championships

Posted on April 22, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Anthony Fernandez took first place in kata and kumite (sparring) Saturday at the World Dominiation Series Martial Arts Championships held at the Southeastern Agricultural Center outside Lumberton, N.C. He is pictured here with his instructor, Kyoshi Eighth Dan George Wilson.

Today in History …

Posted on April 22, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
1889 – At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
1954 – Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.
2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami.

Driggers honored by state Office of Victim Assistance

Posted on April 21, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The state Office of Victim Assistance recognized Ann Hall Driggers Tuesday in Columbia, presenting her with an award for Outstanding Service to the Underserved Victims for her work with the Jordan Crossroad Ministries Haven of Rest, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children that she founded in the mid-2000s.

(Photo by Julia Nelson)


Complete early registration at SECC

Posted on April 21, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

seccFaculty and staff at Summerton Early Childhood Center are urging the parents of pre-kindergarten (age 4) and kindergarten (age 5) students to complete early registration for the 2015-16 school year. Registration will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on school days. Parents are asked to bring the child’s birth certificate; Social Security Card; immunization record; and proof of residency within Clarendon School District 1.

Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival contestants

Posted on April 21, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA drama, chorus students to hold musical

Posted on April 21, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy drama and chorus classes will present “The Ever After – A Musical” at 7 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Students are currently selling dinner theater tickets for $20 each. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and will include lasagna, salad, dessert and tea. Dinner theater tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call LMA at (803) 435-2114.
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Donate online to one of three teams for Kiss My Striped Bass

Posted on April 21, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The women behind the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant have issued a challenge that could see them kiss a fish Friday during the Striped Bass Festival Opening Ceremonies.
Co-lead executive directors Carrie Trebil and Ericka Sexton Floyd have pledged to put up or shut up in the 2nd annual Kiss My Striped Bass being held by the Miss Clarendon queens as a fundraising event for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
Trebil has set up a GoFundMe site for online donations, and she and Floyd will each kiss a fish Friday should online donations reach $1,000. As for the queens, the team … Read the rest

Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival Edyn Izabella Lowder

Posted on April 21, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Edyn Izabella Lowder was named Tiny Miss Striped Bass Festival 2015 on Saturday at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. She was also voted most photogenic. We will have more photos from this competition later today. She was crowned by Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz and Miss Clarendon Pre-Teen Addison Hicks.


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