Monthly Archives: February 2017

LMA students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Posted on February 24, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Students in seventh through ninth grades at Laurence Manning Academy were inducted Wednesday into the National Junior Honor Society included Ava Ambroggio, Emily Anderson, Shannon Baker, Gray Barrineau, Lindsey Barwick, Kassidy Beard, Jadyn Bell, Audrey Bennett, Laura Betts Brogdon, Hayleigh Brunson, Vivian Bryant, William Buyck, Davis Campbell, Jackson Campbell, Autumn Carey, Katelyn Charnock, Kendal Clark, Jackson Clemmons, Kenya Cogdill, Laken Corbett, Holdyn Coursey, Emma Danback, Camryn Dunlap, Anna Easley, Emily Fishburne, Ryan Garma, Austin Geddings, Brice Greene, Hayden Griffin, Christopher Griffith, Zane Harkins, Perry Lee Hicks, Brantley Hodge, Macey Jans, Virginia Jones, Mickey Jordan, Asia King, Mary Louise Kinlaw, Clayton … Read the rest

Relay for Life Kickoff scheduled for Feb. 28

Posted on February 24, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee will hold its annual Relay for Life Kickoff at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Manning United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Cure!” The event is open to the public, and survivors are encouraged to attend and register with the American Cancer Society.

Today in History: Friday, Feb. 24

Posted on February 24, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

303 – Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire.
484 – King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.
1303 – Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
1386 – King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1525 – A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.
1538 – … Read the rest

Woman seeking justice for son, 6, for burn injuries

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

An Alcolu woman whose 6-year-old son was burned at a home on Zakia Drive in October said she has faced threats and intimidation in relation to the incident.
Leslie L. Brown said her son, Emery L. McCray, was playing with other children at the home, and that an 11-year-old child came running to her saying Emery was on fire.
“I asked Emery, ‘What happened to you?'” Brown said. “And he said (the 11-year-old child) set him on fire.”
Emery was ultimately airlifted to Augusta Burn Center in Georgia, and was not admitted to McLeod Health Clarendon.
The boy only recently … Read the rest

St. Mark MBC honors Rev. Dr. George Gaymon

Posted on February 23, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

The pastor, deacons, ministers and church family of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Silver honored the Rev. Dr. George Gaymon Sunday as the church’s emeritus senior ministerial staff member. Gaymon is the senior of six ministerial staff members under the leadership of Pastor Willie J. Chandler. Pictured, from left to right, are Deacon Robert Oliver, Deacon Steven Spann, Pastor Willie J. Chandler, Deacon Joe Adger, the Rev. Dr. George Gaymon, Mattie Gaymon, church secretary Michelle Washington and ministers Tremaine Chandler and Henrietta Ragin.

Intriguing Escapes with Ked and Moe

Posted on February 23, 2017 10:10 am by Kedrick Johnson

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Black Expo winner featured artist for Relay Gospel Extravaganza

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Gospel Singer James Patterson is no stranger to the music world. His interest in singing started as early as 7 years old performing for his church. He did not start singing professionally, however, until his later years.
By 2014, he signed up for the Black Expo because he wanted to “take a chance.” He ultimately won 149,000 votes to become to Black Expo winner.
After opening up for his first national recording artist, Dr. Ricky Dillon, he knew he had to take his singing career further.
“Winning at the Expo was a great experience and gave me the boost that … Read the rest

Buyck to receive 2017 USC Darla Moore Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A local banker and civic leader will be recognized this spring with one of the highest honors given by his alma mater.
The Darla Moore School of Business will present William O. “Bill” Buyck on April 20 with a 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award during a ceremony at its 33rd annual Leadership Dinner in Columbia.
Buyck is a 1958 graduate of the University of South Carolina and currently serves as the chairman of the Bank of Clarendon Board of Directors.
Buyck began his career at First National Bank of Orangeburg as a teller in 1962. Currently, he advises the chief executive … Read the rest

NC-SC team take 1st in King Kat on Santee-Cooper lakes

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

There was only a four-pound difference between first and second place at the Cabela’s King Kat tournament held over the weekend at the Santee Cooper lakes.
Shane Queen of Monroe, North Carolina, and Blake Williams of Fort Lawn, took first in the tournament with 209.88 pounds, earning $4,000 with their win. The team fished the upper lake, Lake Marion, anchoring in 10-20 feet of water using shad for bait. They were the first team in four years to win the tournament using Lake Marion. They targeted their fish in the Jack’s Creek area, close to the Interstate 95 bridge. The … Read the rest

4-H seeks new members, state ambassadors

Posted on February 23, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy students Logan Moore and Katherine Matthews have been taking on bigger roles within the 4-H Ambassadors Program throughout the 2016-17 school year, according to program coordinator Mary Margaret McCaskill.
“We have two ambassadors in our county program,” she said. “They both went through the training this past year, and they have been tremendous and have worked hard.”
Moore, a junior at Laurence Manning Academy, has even went a step further, serving as legislative liaison for the South Carolina 4-H Teen Council. Matthews, a freshman at Laurence Manning Academy, is currently working on recruiting students to be a … Read the rest

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

Posted on February 23, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son.
“If … Read the rest

Disabled resident needs help building a ramp

Posted on February 23, 2017 3:03 am by Sharon Hall

Dewey “Mark” Easler, a disabled resident of Manning, needs help with the cost of building a ramp to alleviate the daily task of using the steps to enter and leave his home.
Easler was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2006, but managed to hold his job down for three years after his diagnosis. By 2009, his health had deteriorated, and when the disease evolved into its “severe” stage, which included neuropathy, Easler had to let his job go.
He doesn’t get out much because of his disabilities, but he makes attempts to get out every day to perform his … Read the rest

Vandalism, burglary reported at Phoenix High, Alcolu Head Start

Posted on February 23, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the alleged burglary and vandalism of an Alcolu building that serves both Phoenix High School and Head Start.
An employee told deputies on Feb. 16, according to reports, that when she arrived at the school about 7 a.m. that she found a broken window on the side of the building which houses the Fleming-Felder Head Start program. She said she also found a fire extinguisher missing from the bus that she drives, along with the glove box being open.
Other employees reported finding more windows broken throughout the building, which is located … Read the rest

Building a bridge to a brighter future

Posted on February 23, 2017 2:02 am by Sen. Tim Scott

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase necessary medications.
Our country has witnessed underemployment rates soar, high school graduation rates drop, and poverty numbers remain stagnant.
With more than 50 million individuals living in distressed communities, we must do more to help those who cannot help themselves. We can begin to lift these folks up by … Read the rest

Today in History: Thursday, Feb. 23

Posted on February 23, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

303 – Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
532 – Byzantine emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia.
1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
1554 – Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
1739 – Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.… Read the rest

Bills aimed at curbing prescription painkiller abuse

Posted on February 22, 2017 10:10 pm by Seanna Adcox

House Republicans filed 10 proposals Wednesday aimed at curbing South Carolina’s rampant prescription painkiller problem and promised more legislation would follow.
“We wanted to get the ball rolling. This is just the first step,” said Rep. Eric Bedingfield, R-Belton, one of four Republicans who have been working on the legislation for months.
For him, it’s personal.
Bedingfield’s oldest son died at age 26 last year after a six-year-long battle with opioid addiction that began with a high school soccer injury. An addiction to prescription pills turned into a heroin problem he couldn’t shake, despite several bouts of rehab and stints … Read the rest

McLeod to offer dry needling therapy service

Posted on February 22, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Seventeen physical therapists working within the McLeod Health system recently competed a three-day training program to offer a new form of treatment that could provide pain relief for the healthcare system’s patients.
McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine hosted the training on dry needling, a form of physical therapy used for pain relief in which the practitioner utilizes a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate both the peripheral nervous system and underlying sensitive spots in the muscles called myofascial trigger points.
“Dry needling can be a powerful ‘reset’ tool for the pain cycle when used to treat … Read the rest

Patrick Fitzgerald Carter

Posted on February 22, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Funeral services for Patrick Fitzgerald Carter, husband of Bridgette Holliday Carter, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Bible Way Church, 2440 Atlas Road in Columbia.
Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A public viewing will be held held an hour before services at the church.
Visitation will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Leevy’s Funeral Home’s Taylor Street Chapel in Columbia.
Survivors besides his wife include a son, Patrick F. Carter II; three daughters, Sharee (Horace) Smith, Charity (Lequisha) Payne and LaRosa Carter; his father, Lee Lewis Carter; two brothers, Lee Lewis … Read the rest

Join our sales team at The Manning Times!

Posted on February 22, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

We are looking for a sales executive with at least one year’s experience in sales who has their own transportation to join our family at The Manning Times. We are looking for someone who is goal-oriented and has an outgoing personality. Please send resumes, cover letters and references to

Florence-area Parkinson’s Support Group to meet March 14

Posted on February 22, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 14 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Cliff McBride will speak about services offered by South Carolina Legal Services. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 573-0854, or email


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