Monthly Archives: May 2017

Peanut Gang works hard for Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 am by Sharon Hall

Bill Ellis is a long-time volunteer and supporter of Camp Happy Days. He is known in Clarendon County as a member of the Peanut Gang, a group of men who set up a stand at Camp Bob Cooper each year to boil peanuts for kids while they attend Camp Happy Days.
Based in Charleston, Camp Happy Days is a non-profit organization that has raised 100 percent of its funding throughout its 35 years.
In conjunction with Camp Bob Cooper, Camp Happy Days creates a theme yearly for children ages 4 through 16 who are dealing with cancer, or their siblings. … Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons … Read the rest

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

Pilot Club helps at Camp Burnt Gin

Posted on May 24, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

Pilot Club members Lynn Daniel, Camille Daniel, Margaret Robertson and Sandra Brewer work on labeling pool equipment recently at Camp Burnt Gin.

Summerton Town Council to hold budget workshop Wednesday

Posted on May 24, 2017 2:02 am by Staff Reports

Summerton Town Council will hold a budget workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Summerton City Hall, 10 S. Main St. in Summerton. For more information, call (803) 485-2525.

Remember your late veterans on for Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2017 1:01 am by Staff Reports

To remember the military veterans in your lives who have now gone on to glory, email a picture, their rank, their service (Army, Navy, Coast Guard, etc.) and a message to We will start posting messages on Saturday, and they will post on a first-come, first-served basis.

Taw Caw Missionary to hold Memorial Day Service

Posted on May 24, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will honor all veterans at its Memorial Day Service at 8 a.m. May 28 to remember those who have faithfully served our nation.

Today in History: Wednesday, May 24

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

919 – The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1276 – Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
1487 – The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign.
1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
1607 – 100 English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the … Read the rest

Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted on May 23, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning First Baptist Church will hold Galactic Surveyors for ages 3 to 5 and first- through sixth-grade students from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12-16. A light supper will be served nightly.

Times seeking staff writer

Posted on May 23, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to

MECC partners with community to promote healthy initiatives for local students

Posted on May 23, 2017 10:10 pm by Sharon Hall

For the children of Manning Early Childhood Center’s first-grade classes, May 17 was the culmination of a year-long exercise.
That was the day the students finally got to harvest the vegetables they had planted in their garden behind the school earlier in the year.
Enterprise Learning Coach Kelli Bellant said that grants awarded to the school from vendors like Apple, Target, Lowe’s and Farm-to-School totaled more than $15,000 and allowed for the building and cultivation of raised garden beds, utilizing produce for their wellness program.
Students grew tomatoes, herbs, radishes, flowers, spices and other items in accordance with the school’s … Read the rest

Library to close Thursday morning

Posted on May 23, 2017 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning, will close 9 a.m. to noon Thursday for staff development. The library will reopen to the public at 1 p.m. SC Works will be canceled for the day and will return June 1. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Atkinson graduates from USC

Posted on May 23, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted by Reader

Emily Dianne Atkinson graduated May 6 from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. The Summerton native is a graduate of Laurence Manning Academy, and will be teaching at Joseph R. Pye Elementary School in Ladson starting in the fall.

Happy 25th Anniversary: Ronnie and Lynn Beatson

Posted on May 23, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff

Happy 25th Anniversary to Lynn and Ronnie Beatson.

Tornado Watch issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 23, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarendon County and surrounding areas, effective through 11 p.m. Tuesday. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form.

Taw Caw to celebrate Family and Friends Day

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. May 28.

Church shooter Dylann Roof asks appeals court for mercy

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:12 pm by Meg Kinnard

A white supremacist sentenced to death for killing nine worshipers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy.
Attorneys for Dylann Roof filed notice Tuesday they were appealing his conviction and sentence to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Earlier this month, the federal judge who presided over Roof’s trial rejected his first appeal, ruling the conviction and death sentence for the June 2015 massacre at Emanuel AME church should stand.
Roof argued his crime didn’t fit the definition of interstate commerce needed for a federal case. The judge ruled Roof used … Read the rest

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Leroy Johnson

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:12 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Leroy “Bird” Johnson, 88, widower of Julia Hammett Johnson, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Sumter.
Born Sept. 6, 1928, in Manning, he was a son of the late Chappell Johnson and Annie Louise Stukes Johnson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in The Florence National Cemetery in Florence.
The family will receive friends beginning Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the home, 1670 DuRant Lane in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral

Montana station to livestream deputy’s services

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

An ABC affiliate in Montana will livestream the funeral services for Deputy Mason Moore, a Summerton native who died in the line of duty last week while serving as a Montana sheriff’s deputy. The stream will begin at 1 p.m., eastern time at


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