First Day of School: Lily and Sami Baltzegar

Posted by | August 19, 2014 9:17 pm

BALTGEZAR-GIRLSLily and Sami Baltzegar started their first day of fourth grade at Manning Elementary School on Monday. Send your back-to-school pictures – with child’s FULL NAME, GRADE and SCHOOL – to We encourage all public and private schools to participate. We will be posting pictures throughout the week.


First Day of School: Andrea Selena Liddell

Posted by | August 19, 2014 6:39 pm

ANDREA-SELENE-LIDDELLAndrea Selena Liddell started her first day of 11th grade at Manning High School on Monday. Send your back-to-school pictures – with child’s FULL NAME, GRADE and SCHOOL – to

First Day of School: Lydia Kirby

Posted by | August 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Lydia Kirby started her first day of first grade at Walker Gamble Elementary School on Monday. Send your back-to-school pictures – with your child’s full name, grade and school to

Change stolen during break-in

Posted by | August 19, 2014 4:18 pm

Crime-ReportsAbout $80 in quarters, dimes and nickels was reportedly stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Home Brandh Road in Manning between 7:45 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. Aug. 13.

Manning man adds assault and battery to murder, attempted murder charges

Posted by | August 19, 2014 3:34 pm

Jonathan Cody Newman

Jonathan Cody Newman

A 21-year-old Manning man charged last year for his alleged role in the beating death of 50-year-old Anthony Ronald Wimberly of Manning has added a new charge after allegedly assaulting a guard at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

Jonathan Cody Newman was charged last week with second-degree assault and battery, along with Mario Antwan Lloyd, 23, of Sumter. Officials with the jail – to which Newman was moved from Clarendon County Detention Center after his arrest last year – said a 34-year-old guard had to be transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center after the incident.

Reports indicate … Read the rest

Summerton PD hosts National Night Out

Posted by | August 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Summerton NNO 4

Sen. Kevin Johnson (D-36) stressed the importance of education and encouraged the community to work with law enforcement to strengthen ties.









The Summerton Police Department hosted a National Night Out event on Monday to hand out school supplies, enjoy a cook-out and stress the role everyone plays in community improvement.

See the Aug. 21 edition of The Manning Times for a story and photos.



First Day of School: Mikalyn and Brady Renner and Abigail Voll

Posted by | August 19, 2014 12:24 pm

voll-childrenMikalyn and Brady Renner started sixth and fifth grades, respectively, at Manning Elementary School on Monday, while Abigail Voll began her first day of first grade at Manning Early Childhood Center. They are the children of Chris and Emily Voll. Please send your back-to-school pictures to, along with the child’s name, grade and school, and we will post them throughout the week.


The summer’s hot and the winter’s cold

Posted by | August 19, 2014 11:30 am

Old gas station







There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today in Clarendon County, most likely after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Currently, it’s about 83 degrees with 70 percent humidity, which is nice.

High temps today will range in the mid 90s with west winds reaching 11 to 14 mph. Tonight’s low should be around 71 degrees with northwest winds from 3 to 7 mph.



Jeffery Brandon Brigman

Posted by | August 19, 2014 11:16 am

Jeffery Brandon Brigman

Jeffery Brandon Brigman

FLORENCE – Jeffery Brandon Brigman, 29, of Florence, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Born in Mullins, he was a son of Larry Wayne and Cheryl White Brigman. He worked for Carolina Med-Care in Florence, and was a volunteer paramedic with the Howe Springs Fire Department. He was an MMA fighter with Florence Fight Farm. He loved the Carolina Panthers and was a fitness enthusiast.

Survivors besides his parents of Clio include a son, Michael Brandon Brigman; his maternal grandparents, Phyllis Jean White of Clio and Stewart G. White of Axton, Va.; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Louise Brigman … Read the rest

First Day of School: Jones and Ellis children

Posted by | August 19, 2014 10:42 am

ELLIS-CHILDRENKayla Jones started her first day at eighth grade at Manning Junior High School, while her siblings, Nathan Jones and Madison Ellis, started sixth grade at Manning Elementary School and kindergarten at Manning Early Childhood Center, respectively.



Manning man charged with PWID marijuana

Posted by | August 19, 2014 9:42 am

Crime-ReportsJames Jamar Graham, 27, of 206 Harvin St. in Manning, was charged about 9:21 p.m. Sunday with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute during a traffic stop. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Graham was the passenger in a vehicle stopped near the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office due to a defective tag light. Patrolman 1st Class William B. Secrist II reported a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Graham ultimately showed Secrist 12 individually wrapped bags of marijuana.

Send us your Hugo recollections

Posted by | August 19, 2014 7:32 am

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still more than a month away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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