Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wreck at 132NB on I-95 blocking roadway

Posted on May 12, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

A wreck with no injuries is blocking the roadway at the 132 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.

Fatal wreck at 122SB on I-95

Posted on May 12, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with a fatality at the 122 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95 near Alcolu. The wreck reportedly happened about 8:34 p.m. No further information is available at this time. will have an update when more information is available.

Lady Wolverines win Lower State title

Posted on May 12, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

The Lady Wolverines defeated Lake View at home Friday night by a score of 10-0 to win the Lower State title.

Update: Lady Wolverines

Posted on May 12, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Lady Wolverines are up 7-0 against Lakeview at the middle of the fifth inning.

Update: Lady Wolverines

Posted on May 12, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

In the middle of the third inning, the Lady Wolverines are up 1-0 against Lakeview.

Times seeking part-time staff writer

Posted on May 12, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff

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

2 Clarendon students graduate from Coastal Carolina University

Posted on May 12, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Two Clarendon area students were among more than 1,145 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University on May 5-6 at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center in Conway.
Those from Clarendon included Turbeville resident Brandon Shaw, who received a bachelor of arts in elementary education, cum laude; and Summerton resident Phyllis Watford, who received a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Commencement speaker Amber J. Campbell encouraged graduates to be true to themselves and their own course in life, instead of relying too much on conventional wisdom.
“Don’t listen to ‘they,’ because ‘they’ will tell you all kinds of … Read the rest

John Ralph Connelly

Posted on May 12, 2017 3:03 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

John Ralph Connelly, 88, husband of Mildred L. “Millie” Connelly, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born Aug. 8, 1928, in Medford, Long Island, New York, he was a son of the late Joseph Patrick Connelly and Mary Margaret Hart Connelly. He was a retired plumbing supervisor with the Brookhaven National Laboratories. He was a life member of the Medford Fire Department, a member of the Medford Lions Club for 35 years and the treasurer of Happy Seniors Golf Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors besides … Read the rest

Former students congratulate Young on impending retirement

Posted on May 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

For Larki Parks, Manning High School Coach Karen “Kay” Young will always be “bigger than life.”
“She had the persona that it took to be great,” said Parks. “She might not have had the greatest players all the time, but she was a great coach.”
Young will retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year as a coach and teacher with Manning High School after more than three decades with Clarendon School District 2.
Former students like Parks reached out to The Manning Times in the past week to send their well-wishes to and thoughts of a woman that … Read the rest

Kennedy to represent Monarch track team at 3A State Championships

Posted on May 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning High School senior Karisma Kennedy will represent the Monarchs Saturday as the only member of the track team to qualify for the 3A State Track Championship meet. Kennedy placed fourth in the girls’ 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.38 over the weekend at the Lower State Track Qualifier Meet held at Bishop England. She will compete against other qualifiers Saturday at Spring Valley High School.

Crew working on traffic lights at Boyce, Church streets

Posted on May 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A crew with the state Department of Transportation is currently working on the traffic lights at Boyce and Church streets in Manning. Please use caution when driving through the area.

Law may close state’s public records law loopholes

Posted on May 12, 2017 12:12 pm by Seanna Adcox

Legislation closing loopholes in South Carolina’s open records law is poised to becoming law without a “crown jewel” provision that would have made it easy and inexpensive for people to force obstinate government agencies to turn over public documents.
An 89-0 vote Thursday in the House sent the bill to Gov. Henry McMaster. He says he’ll sign it, capping a seven-year effort to strengthen public access to government records.
The Senate approved the bill hours earlier after stripping out the section creating a state hearing officer to settle disputes over requested information.
Sen. Margie Bright Matthews, whose objections killed a … Read the rest

Man seeking donations for Camp Happy Days

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

Bill Ellis is looking for your donations to help out with Camp Happy Days, which is held annually during the first week in July. This great event provides a fun camp atmosphere for children ages 4 to 16 who are either dealing with cancer themselves or who are the siblings of those dealing with cancer. It is a chance for the kids to get away from the doctors and the hospitals and, most importantly, the parents. Ellis is looking for donations of caps, T-shirts, sunscreen and money to help with the camp. For more information, or to donate, call Ellis

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for possible strong thunderstorms, winds and hail

Posted on May 12, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and surrounding areas for daytime and nighttime on Friday. Low pressure and a cold front will approach from the west this afternoon and tonight with potential for strong to severe thunderstorms.
The main threat of severe thunderstorms will be late this afternoon through early tonight, with damaging winds and hail possible.

Legislators override governor’s veto

Posted on May 12, 2017 10:10 am by Seanna Adcox

A bill raising taxes and fees to repair South Carolina’s crumbling highways became law Wednesday over Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto after House leaders blasted the Republican governor as failing to provide leadership on the state’s top priority.

The override votes – 95-18 in the House and 32-12 in the Senate – culminated a three-year legislative effort, backed by business and trucking groups, to find a reliable revenue stream for repairing South Carolina’s unsafe roadways and bridges.

House Speaker Jay Lucas said McMaster, who replaced Nikki Haley as governor in January and is seeking his first full term in 2018, put … Read the rest

Posted on May 12, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Pinckney Montgomery

Posted on May 12, 2017 2:02 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

GREENVILLE – Pinckney Montgomery, 71, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Regency Hospital in Greenville.
Born Oct. 1, 1945, in Paxville, he was a son of the late James “Fine” Montgomery and Mary Dinkins Montgomery.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Lakewood High School Auditorium, 350 Old Manning Road in Sumter, with Pastor Annie Lou Riley as eulogist. Pastor Roberta Montgomery will preside, assisted by the Rev. Ollie Hannah.
Burial will follow in Calvary Zion Cemetery, 10075 Calvary Church Road in Pinewood.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter and … Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, May 12

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

254 – Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.
304 – Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the beheading of the 14-year-old Pancras of Rome.
907 – Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.
1191 – Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre who is crowned Queen consort of England the same day.
1328 – Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1364 – Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.… Read the rest

Posted on May 11, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

Debris in roadway at 133NB on I-95

Posted on May 11, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting unspecified debris in the roadway at the 133 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


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