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This is a biblical tale. You know about the plagues that were set upon Egypt? I have a favorite plague if there is such a thing. Moses goes before the Pharaoh and tells him to let the people go. Of … more
Saw an old friend the other day. He’s a retired farmer. We met nearly fifty years ago. He had just started farming with his father and things were about to change up on the farm. His dad … more
Here’s part 2 of Jamie Willis’s story of the flight out to Reno. Perspective makes a difference in any story. The winds had not let up on us. In fact they seemed to be getting worse. … more

Her name is Reagan Tokes. She went to the University of Ohio State. She has big dreams and was coming up on graduating. She was 21 years old when her life was violently taken from her. One night … more
I don’t know why I get hung up on having to watch videos. One of my friends got me hooked on looking at videos for changing my life. You probably have watched some too. “I did this for … more
I never thought in a million years this story would be a part of my reality until July 26, 2019. When you’re a kid you always say your dad’s your hero. I mean it literally. I was supposed … more
Just imagine what it was like when people mostly traveled by rivers. Explorers found a land that had lots of rivers and waterways. Nothing over here but native people and wonderful systems of … more

In case you have not noticed, the church is very different today from a few decades ago. So much of what we once called the church that sacred place has disappeared in plain sight. I am not an expert … more
Settle Down, settle down, I’m not talking to you I’m talking to myself. It is Super Bowl weekend. Excitement seems to be brewing like a witch’s cauldron filled with eye of newt. … more
I often see broken people trying to develop a relationship with other broken people. Think about that for a minute. If you are broken and I am broken, what does that equate to for the both of us? Two … more
Have you heard about the prices for tickets to the Super Bowl? It’s wild. I guy told me that he heard that tickets could cost $10,000.00. He said that the cheapest ticket was $8,500.00. I … more

My name is Savannah Johnson. I am Miss Gamecock City USA 2024 and will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina USA in June. I’m twenty-three years old. I graduated from the University … more
Debra Lynn Baker, a Manning resident and former columnist for The Manning Times, died on February 5th, 2024. In memory of our friend and colleague, we are running one of her columns.  "The … more
I am writing to express my concern and opposition regarding a recent trip made by Clarendon County Deputy Administrator Sharmane Anderson.  Ms. Anderson had the opportunity to visit the White … more
Hello Readers, I know it has been a while since I wrote a column as we have Bobby Jonte and now Melissa McCoy and her always entertaining ‘Manning Mama’. This week I have on my heart … more

Dear Editor, Passing The Border Bill is a “No-Lose“ The Senate is expected to pass a bi-partisan Border Bill that some very prominent Republican Senators (Mitch McConnell, … more
Dear Editor,  I write with deep concern about the staggering rise in debt in Clarendon County. The tremendous rise from $4,649,650 in 2008/09 (Sections 1.1) to a daunting $14,744,000 in the … more
Dear Editor,  I am writing in response to the recent article covering the meeting hosted by the Manning & Clarendon County chapters of the NAACP. As you are aware this meeting was held … more
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