Monthly Archives: July 2016

Posted on July 31, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Wreck at 108SB on I-95

Posted on July 31, 2016 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further details at the 108 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Traffic is backed up in the area, witnesses report.

Happy 50th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gibbons

Posted on July 31, 2016 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gibbons celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Living in Turbeville, Wayne and Ann were married at First Baptist Church in Sumter in 1966. Their daughter, Kelli Gibbons, hosted a celebration with family members in Florence, at the home of Wayne’s sister, Carolyn and Rocky Pearce. Family members attending included Wayne’s 99-year-old mother, Evelyn Haselden Gibbons; a sister, Judy McNair of Columbia; a brother, Glenn Gibbons (Gail) of Mt. Pleasant; and many nephews and nieces.

Posted on July 31, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Times seeking sales executive

Posted on July 31, 2016 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have one year of sales experience, reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Clarendon 1 board to meet Monday

Posted on July 31, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees will discuss the 10-point grading scale and general obligation bonds, among other items, during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the district office on South Church Street in Summerton. The meeting is open to the public.

Clemson youth deer hunt registration is underway

Posted on July 31, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The registration deadline for a youth deer hunt sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Clemson University’s Department of Forest Resources is Sept. 16.
The Fant’s Grove Youth Deer Hunt is set for Oct. 1 at Fant’s Grove Wildlife Management Area near Clemson. Applications can be obtained by visiting, by sending an e-mail to or by calling (864) 654-1671, extension 19. Applications may also be picked up at the DNR Clemson office.
All participants must have an adult, 21 years or older, with them to hunt. Youth must be 17 or younger. All adults will … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on July 31, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

30 BC – Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian’s forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.
781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
1201 – Attempted usurpation by John Komnenos the Fat for the throne of Alexios III Angelos.
1423 – Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Cravant: The French army is defeated by the English at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
1451 – Jacques Cœur is … Read the rest

Posted on July 30, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Fishing Report for Santee Cooper lakes

Posted on July 30, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Bass: Fair to good. Steve Harmon reports that fish have settled into a normal summer pattern. Early in the morning fish can be caught in shallow water where they will take topwater lures, but later in the day the best action is in deeper water. When conditions are calm soft plastics are working best for the deeper fish, and when it is windy spinnerbaits work better.

Catfish: Fair to good. Captain Jim Glenn reports that catfish the bite for numbers of small blue catfish continues to be strong, and more 20-40 pound fish are also being caught drifting cut bait … Read the rest

Posted on July 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Innovation driving SC’s dynamic economy

Posted on July 30, 2016 7:07 am by Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

Apple Inc. Co-Founder Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Alluding to the importance of being on the cutting-edge, this statement is certainly relevant for Team South Carolina. As a state that is leading the way in so many things, it only makes sense that innovation and tech-related economic activity is thriving here. After all, the Palmetto State is home to many of the world’s fastest-growing, globally-recognized brands — all of which strive to be trailblazers in their respective industries.
From the Lowcountry to the Upstate, and everywhere in-between, innovative collaboration has become commonplace here. … Read the rest

Fatal fire still under investigation; cause undetermined

Posted on July 30, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

It will likely be a while before investigators with the Clarendon County Fire Department and the State Law Enforcement Division have a cause for a mobile home fire that killed a 62-year-old Davis Station woman Thursday night.
Paralee Sabb of Ferris Street in Davis Station was pronounced dead at her home after 9:30 p.m. Thursday night shortly after a fire broke out at her home, according to Dep. Coroner Bucky Mock.
Mock said the woman’s son had left the home about an hour before and came home to find the structure ablaze.
Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said investigators are “still … Read the rest

Turbeville Children’s Home open once again

Posted on July 30, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Nearly three years after closing, the Turbeville Children’s Home is going strong once again, although under new ownership.
Founded by the South Carolina Free Will Baptist Association in 1949, the home is now owned by the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, which purchased the home in October 2015. The former owners voted to close the home in February 2014 for financial reasons. 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.
Ultimately, the facility sat empty for more than a year before officially … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on July 30, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

762 – Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
1419 – First Defenestration of Prague: A crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
1608 – At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first … Read the rest

Posted on July 29, 2016 9:09 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Letter: LMA softball team thanks supporters

Posted on July 29, 2016 6:06 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity softball team wishes to thank the community for its continued support.
The girls especially want to thank those who came out to support them during the most recent Burger Night, which was hosted by The Corner Diner on July 23 at the restaurant on Greeleyville Highway.
All proceeds benefit the team, which won the State Championship title in 2016.


United People for Progress host first responders event

Posted on July 29, 2016 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Leon Winn, second vice-chair of the South Carolina Republican Party and president of United People Pushing for Progress, hosted We Are One from Friday at J.C. Britton Park in Manning, providing food and fellowship for all first responders, including city police, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, EMS, Highway Patrol personnel, DNR personnel and the community. Photos were provided by Cindy Risher.

Adult Ed to hold registration Aug. 22-23

Posted on July 29, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Clarendon County Adult Education will hold its first registration and orientation sessions for the 2016-17 school year at 8:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 for daytime and evening students, respectively. All new and returning students must participate in these sessions in order to begin classes on Aug. 29.
Dates for remaining registration and orientation sessions for the semester include Sept. 12-13; Oct. 17-18; and Nov. 29-29. Classes will begin at the satellite locations in Summerton and Turbeville on Sept. 13.
For more information, call Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.

Suspects wanted for alleged mob attack, fatal shooting

Posted on July 29, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter Police Department are seeking five suspects – one from Manning – after warrants were issued in an alleged mob assault on a man there earlier this month.
Kenman Alonza Georgia, 24, whose last known address is 1068 Fireglow St. in Manning, is wanted along with Sumter residents Dontrell Devontae Dean, 22, last known address of 927 Mathis St., Apt. 8; Tavoris Lamont Gaillard, 22, last known address of 1054 Porter St.; Bernard Colin Peoples, 22, last known address of 945 Gaines Road; and Arkeylin Keytron Scott, 23, last known address of 23 W. Patricia Drive.
All suspects face … Read the rest


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