Monthly Archives: May 2017

Turbeville to hold special meeting Tuesday

Posted on May 28, 2017 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Turbeville Town Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a proposal to turn over the town’s Recreation Department to Clarendon County. An executive session will be held to discuss negotiations, and then action could be taken afterward.

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 28, 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

Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted on May 28, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter.
This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country.
For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email

Posted on May 28, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

JCMC – Haven of Rest to hold public meeting June 7

Posted on May 28, 2017 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center – Haven of Rest will hold its monthly public meeting 10 a.m. June 7 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the lot nearest the entrance to the church fellowship hall. For more information, call Ann Driggers at (803) 460-5572.

Liddell makes Spartanburg Methodist President’s List

Posted on May 28, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Manning native Andrea Selena Liddell achieved the Spartanburg Methodist College President’s List for the spring 2017 academic semester. The college freshman had to have a GPA of at least 3.8 on a 4.0 scale to qualify.
Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private liberal arts college open to students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. The college serves an approximately 800 student body and offers six associate degrees as well as paths to bachelor’s degrees. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and established in 1911, students experience the transformative powers of academic excellence, intellectual exploration, social … Read the rest

King Team to hold Relay for Life yard sale, fish fry

Posted on May 28, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual yard sale and fish fry from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. They will have great deals on clothing, housewares and other items. The team will also sell fish and grits for $5, fish sandwiches for $4, lemonade for $1 and Loretta’s famous dip and chips for $2.50.

Taw Caw Missionary to hold Memorial Day Service

Posted on May 28, 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: Sunday, May 28

Posted on May 28, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
621 – Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty’s collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty.
1533 – The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, … Read the rest

Manning First Baptist to hold VBS

Posted on May 27, 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 27, 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

6 Clarendon residents make USC Sumter Dean’s List

Posted on May 27, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

Six Clarendon residents were named to the University of South Carolina spring 2017 Dean’s List.
They included Summerton residents Maria Gabriela De Leon, Taylor Allen Morehouse and Caroline E. Stukes; Manning residents Brandy M. Del Rio and Garrett Anthony Fuller; and Alcolu resident Julia Franklyn Morris.
USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. It is the only campus in the system that began as a Clemson University campus and then later changed to a University of South Carolina campus. USC Sumter became a University campus in … Read the rest

USC Sumter announces spring President’s List

Posted on May 27, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

The University of South Carolina Sumter is congratulating students who made the spring 2017 President’s List at the school.
Those honored included Manning residents Jalaina Brown, Ami Patel, Trevor Tollison and Francine Washington; New Zion resident Hannah Yarborough; and Turbeville resident Malorie Berry.

3 Clarendon residents receive degrees from Clemson

Posted on May 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

Several Clarendon area residents received degrees during May 2017 commencement ceremonies at Clemson University.
Boyd Fuller Mills Adams of Manning received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness; Mary Katelyn Carlisle of Pinewood received a bachelor of arts in biological sciences; and India Imani McBride of Pinewood receive a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
Ranked No. 23 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit … Read the rest

Lady Wolverines talk about State Championship win

Posted on May 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The town of Turbeville will have to expand the sign that greets visitors coming in on U.S. 378 from Sumter County.
Already adorned with several state championship wins from East Clarendon High School, a new one will have to be added after the Lady Wolverines won the Class A State Championship in softball May 17, four years to the day that the team won the same title in 2013.
“It’s indescribable,” said senior Mikayla Anderson, 18, the team’s first-base player. Anderson was on the team that won the same title in 2013 when she was in eighth grade.
“Back in … Read the rest

Willie Smythe

Posted on May 27, 2017 5:05 pm by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

Willie Smythe, 42, husband of Tonya Dennis Smythe, died Thursday May 25, 2017, in an automobile wreck in Clarendon County.
Born Jan. 26, 1975, in Manning, he was a son of Catherine Loraine Smythe and the late Willie Filmore.
The family will receive friends at the home, 9 Second St. in Summerton.
Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. in Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

Jennis Nero

Posted on May 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Jennis Nero, 57, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born Nov. 18, 1959, in Olanta, he was a son of the late Frank “Sonny Boy” Nero and Minnie May McCray Nero.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home of Manning.

Library to hold summer gardening program June 12

Posted on May 27, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will present its second summer gardening program at 6 p.m. June 12. Clemson Extension Services agent Anthony Melton will be the guest speaker. The program will focus on garden pests and insects. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Men charged with harassment of wildlife after pouring beer in baby gator’s mouth

Posted on May 27, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Two South Carolina men have been charged with the harassment of wildlife after photos were posted online showing the men pouring beer into a juvenile reptile’s mouth.
State Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers investigated the case after the agency received multiple emails and messages from the public starting May 25.
The incident took place Wednesday on a public dirt road between Hardeeville and Tillman in Jasper County.
Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, of Ridgeland, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, of Ridgeland, admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they saw it crossing the road. They … Read the rest

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