Monthly Archives: September 2016

Today in History: Sept. 8

Posted on September 8, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

617 – Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang’an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty.
1100 – Election of Antipope Theodoric.
1253 – Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
1271 – John XXI chosen as Pope.
1331 – Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
1380 … Read the rest

Deputies seeking missing Summerton woman

Posted on September 7, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who never arrived in Summerton as scheduled on Tuesday night.
Daughter Lisa Wegner told deputies that her mother was supposed to arrive at Carolina King Retreat and Marina, where she and her husband currently rent a cabin, on Tuesday, but she never showed up.
“She was having car trouble, from what my sister said,” Wegner said. “I’m not sure where she was going yesterday, but she never returned to my stepdad.”
Wegner said her stepfather has health issues, and that her mother wouldn’t have left him … Read the rest

Posted on September 7, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Tickets on sale soon for 21st King’s Tree Trials

Posted on September 7, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

If you like the thought of spending a delightful Saturday in November with family and friends watching thoroughbreds and quarter horses race in the beautiful farm setting in Williamsburg County, you’ll want to join the crowd at the 21st Running of the King’s Tree Trials. The event is held at McCutchen Training Center east of Kingstree in the Cedar Swamp Community off Cedar Swamp Road on Central Road. The race will be held Nov. 5 with post time at noon.
Parking is available in the infield inside the racetrack from $30.00 to $50.00 or outside in general parking for $10.00. … Read the rest

East Clarendon community holding ‘prom’ for boy fighting illness

Posted on September 7, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

B.J. Wilkes has a bucket list that his family is helping him check off each and every day.
He’s wanted to go on a date and give a girl flowers.
Check to both.
He wants to ride in a real racecar at Charlotte Motor Speedway and meet all his favorite NASCAR stars. He wants to attend prom.
B.J. is only 10 and has fought the odds against hypoplastic left-heart syndrome for his entire life, mother Haley Knight-Wilkes said. She knew his life would be an uphill battle before he was born, having been told while B.J. was in utero that … Read the rest

Alzheimer’s group to hold Benefit Run Sept. 17

Posted on September 7, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted by Reader

The Lake Marion Alzheimer’s 16th annual benefit run will be held Sept. 17, with registration at 11 a.m. at Manning Restaurant, 476 N. Brook St. in Manning, and noon at Lakevue Landing, 1543 Camp Shelor Road. The run will end 3 p.m. that day at Lakevue Landing. The registration fee per couple is $30, and per person is $20. Prizes include $100 for first; $75 for second; and $50 for third. There will be an IGA gift card presented to the lowest hand. For more information, call (803) 478-4820.

YWA of Black River to hold Cancer Gala

Posted on September 7, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

The YWA Ministry of The Black River Association will be sponsoring a Cancer Gala at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 4319 Rowe Drive in Summerton. The Rev. David Lawson is the host pastor.
Realizing CANCER is a global epidemic, affecting all ages and socio-economic groups, it is our mission to better inform and raise awareness of the various cancers that affects so many lives. You are cordially invited to attend and be inspired by success stories and gain very knowledgeable information pertaining to the many different forms of cancers. We will also be highlighting graduating college … Read the rest

JV Lady Swampcats defeat TSA

Posted on September 7, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity girls tennis team hosted Thomas Sumter Academy at the Palmetto Tennis Center on Tuesday, defeating TSA 5-4. The singles match between Savannah South (LMA) and Riley Delevan (TSA) was one to watch. The match went back and forth between the two. After about an hour and a half of play, Riley Delevan came away with the win with a tie-break, 11-9. Although all of the matches were well played, this match was probably one of the most impressive matches I’ve witnessed in JV tennis. Both girls should be proud of their play today. Also, … Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 7

Posted on September 7, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

70 – A Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.
878 – Louis the Stammerer is crowned as king of West Francia by Pope John VIII.
1159 – Pope Alexander III is chosen.
1191 – Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf – Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
1228 – Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II lands in Acre, Palestine and starts the Sixth Crusade, which results in a peaceful restitution of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1303 – Guillaume de Nogaret takes Pope Boniface VIII prisoner on behalf of Philip IV of France.
1571 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke … Read the rest

Jeanne Berry Wellman

Posted on September 6, 2016 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Jeanne Berry Wellman, age 76 of Ward, Arkansas, formerly of Manning, South Carolina and Ozona, Texas, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 3, 2016. Jeanne was born June 28, 1940 in Manning, South Carolina to late Olin and Stella Berry. She was married to the late Charles Ward in 1961 and three children were born from this union. She later married Hank Wellman and together, resided in Ozona, Texas until his death in 1997. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Sheila Wynn Stone, and brother, Johnny “Rocky” Berry.
Jeanne loved outdoors and had a … Read the rest

Posted on September 6, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Posted on September 6, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Lady Swampcats defeat Holly Hill

Posted on September 6, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Holly Hill Academy on Sept. 1, with a score of 6-3. Four players provided wins for Laurence Manning Academy, including Eliza Davis, 8-1, Carley Tsukalas, 8-5, Hannah Graham, 8-1, and Caroline Robinson, 8-0. Amanda Newman and Mason Hamm each went 8-3 against Holly Hill players for losses.
In doubles, Amanda Newman and Carley Tsukalas defeated Sarah Becker and Alaina Weatherford 8-6, while Caroline Robinson and Macey Wilson won their match by default due to a forfeit from the other team. Mason Ham and Eliza Davis went 9-7 for a loss against Madison … Read the rest

Posted on September 6, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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JV Lady Swampcats fall to Carolina Academy

Posted on September 6, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity tennis team fell in 12 matches on Sept. 1 to Carolina Academy in Lake City, with a score of 7-2.
Madison Ham defeated Marty Catherine Cameron 8-4 for the Swampcats’ only win. Carrie Rickenbaker went 8-4 (L), Savannah South went 8-4 (L), Katherine Matthews went 8-4 (L), Madison Shirley went 8-1 and Mason Lee went 8-5.
In doubles, the Lady Swampcats won one match, but fell in the other two. Carrie Rickenbaker and Savannah South defeated Emma Louise Hunt and Ava Palmer 8-6, while Madison Ham and Katherine Matthews went 8-4, and Madison Shirley … Read the rest

Horse Branch church makes it to State Championship

Posted on September 6, 2016 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church recently celebrated wins at the Christian and Missionary Alliance National Youth Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
The National Youth Conference met in conjunction from July 17-20 with the National Association of Free Will Baptist at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Competition wins at state level quickly advanced the young church group members to the national level. Out of the 995 entries from across the country, there were 24 competitors in 32 categories, of which 18 either placed first, second or third in the competition. Competitions were held in the day and at night, services … Read the rest

Letter: Thanks for the storm coverage

Posted on September 6, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

Once again, The Manning Times and comes across as the go-to online site for storm coverage in our area of South Carolina.
I was posting on Facebook what I could find out about our local storm coverage, and I could hardly keep up with the updates that was posting. The coverage during the flood back in October was great, and they did not miss a beat this time either. I know I was not by myself in keeping up with what was happening online. You could tell that by all the pictures that were being sent in from … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch students attend College Application Day

Posted on September 6, 2016 9:09 am by Sharon Hall

Students at Scott’s Branch High School received inspiration recently from two of Clarendon’s longtime political figures.
Both Sen. Kevin L. Johnson and Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart attended the Scott’s Branch Middle-High School College Application Day held Aug. 29 to encourage aspiring students.
“I’m just here to encourage these seniors and to let them know that the decision to go to college is an important decision, one that will impact their lives in a great way,” said Johnson. “I’m here to encourage and offer some good advice based on my own experiences, and I’m glad to be here. Education … Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Collin

Posted on September 6, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Collin is a 4 year old male white and tan collie mix that weighs about 56 pounds. He is current on his shots, and has been neutered and tested positive for heartworms. He seems to have a cataract in his right eye. He is a very sweet dog that knows some of his commands. Stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter of Clarendon County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see Collin.

Posted on September 6, 2016 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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