Ellen Florence Koel Lowery

Posted by | July 22, 2014 8:53 am

Ellen Florence Koel Lowery, 80, wife of John Howard Logan, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Sheldon Township, Minn., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Koel and Gladys O’Heron Koel. She was the former owner-operator of a used furniture business.

Survivors besides her husband of Manning include three sons, Ralph Brown and Roger (Kay) Brown, both of Myrtle Beach, and Steven Dillow (Tammy) of Manning; a daughter, Marilyn Anderson (Lance) of Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, George Dillow III.… Read the rest

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

Posted by | July 22, 2014 8:47 am

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

SUMTER – Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr. , 95, beloved husband of 67 years of the late Leila Virginia Riley Andrews, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at McElveen Manor.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Sr. and Emma E. Sandel Andrews. Dr. Andrews was a Wofford College graduate and a graduate of the Medical College of South Carolina. He was a World War II Army veteran, where he served with the France Belgium Medical Corp and the Austria Army of Occupation. He was a member of Aldersgate … Read the rest

Manning Times seeking sales executive

Posted by | July 22, 2014 8:36 am

MT-STICKERThe Manning Times, a weekly newspaper in Clarendon County and one of the oldest in the Santee Cooper region, is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to manningsctimes@gmail.com, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

No more Arby’s in Manning

Posted by | July 22, 2014 6:25 am

arbys_redux_logo_detailArby’s Manager of Public Engagement Jason Rollins said the Arby’s on Paxville Highway in Manning and another in Walterboro that are owned by the same company have closed.

He said Pryor Enterprises has no plans to reopen the Manning store.


District 5 voters head to polls today

Posted by | July 22, 2014 5:25 am

candidatesJulius Dukes and Gloria Frierson will face off at the polls today, with voters in the District 5 special election runoff heading to the Cypress Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The winner of tonight’s election will fill the unexpired term of the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died March 20. Witherspoon was unchallenged in his bid for another term and won by default April 8.


Waterfowl association protects land

Posted by | July 21, 2014 8:52 pm

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The lands surrounding Camp Leopold and Camp Woodie will remain undeveloped in perpetuity.

Records show several tracts of land near Lake Marion have been placed into conservation easement. The properties lie south and east of Elliot’s Landing and run parallel to Old River Road. Kennette Trail runs through the northern portion of the parcel referred to in records as the Boise Cascade tract. The other parcels are the Stewart/Liberty Life tract and the Payne tract.

Congaree Land Trust paid $232,050 to the South Carolina Waterfowl Association to place a total of 232.05 … Read the rest

Manning man charged in string of alleged burglaries, thefts

Posted by | July 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Crime-ReportsA 36-year-old Manning man gave three downtown businesses, a vehicle owner and the Manning Police Department quite the headache last week.

Charles Jeffery Parker of 113 Robert St. in Manning had been out of the Clarendon County Detention Center for just three days after being charged with motor vehicle theft, disorderly conduct and driving under suspension, when he was apprehended again and charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary and petit larceny of $2,000 or less.

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said Parker’s brush with the law began with the alleged theft of tools from near the old Up … Read the rest

70 percent chance of rain today

Posted by | July 21, 2014 10:18 am

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina as thunderstorms are likely throughout the rest of the day.

High temperatures today should reach the mid 80s with winds out of the east at 3 to 7 mph. Tonight’s temperatures will drop to the low 70s as our chance of precipitation decreases to 50 percent.


Be safe on the lake this summer

Posted by | July 21, 2014 9:29 am

randy garrettOne of Clarendon County’s main attractions is our beautiful Lake Marion.

While it is a beautiful place to take your family and relax, it has also proven to be dangerous, if the right precautions are not taken.

As sheriff of Clarendon County, I took an oath to protect and serve. Part of my duty to protect and serve is to give knowledge to the community. Following are some boating safety tips that you can use while enjoying the water this summer.

Remember, your safety is my No. 1 concern!


No matter how much experience you have, it’s … Read the rest

Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 21, 2014 8:36 am

kooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached.

Come in, purchase a koozie and then take a picture of you or a friend using it in a creative way. Send the picture to mtsceditorial@gmail.com.

We will post the pictures, and then share them to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.

Manning City Council meets tonight

Posted by | July 21, 2014 7:35 am

manning-city-councilManning City Council meets 6:30 p.m. today at Manning City Council, 29 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Please use the South Mill Street entrance to head to council chambers on the second floor. For more information, call (803) 435-8477.


Walker Gamble High School reunion to be held in September

Posted by | July 21, 2014 7:14 am

community-news-SHORTERThe Walker Gamble High School Alumni Association Inc. reunion committee will hold a reunion weekend Sept. 26-28 at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion. For more information, write to WGHS Alumni Association Inc., P.O. Box 335, New Zion, SC 29111.






Soil Health Workshop

Posted by | July 21, 2014 5:38 am

logoThe Clarendon Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with Clemson University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to hold a Soil Health Workshop at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the F.E. DuBose Center.

Topics for the workshop will include the basics of soil health; where South Carolina currently is; South Carolina’s future outlook; and the use of cover crops as a tool for soil health. The conclusion of the meeting will feature a farmer panel that will include producers from across the state who have been utilizing cover crops on their farms.

Attendees will … Read the rest

Sara Ann Graham Scott

Posted by | July 20, 2014 9:29 pm


Sara Ann Graham Scott

Sara Ann Graham Scott

SUMTER – Sara Ann Graham Scott, 81, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.

Born June 21, 1933, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Charles Graham and Mildred Ruth Ardis Graham. She was a member of Pinewood United Methodist Church. A 1952 graduate of Pinewood High School, she was a member of the basketball team and served as senior editor of the Pine Bur staff.

During her senior year, her classmates named her the most athletic and wittiest of the senior class.

Survivors include many nieces and … Read the rest

Church event chips away at racial division, political differences

Posted by | July 20, 2014 3:57 pm

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left to right: Elmore Spann, Mark Hammond, Leon Winn and Moye Graham all enjoyed Rock Hill Baptist Church’s Faith, Fellowship and Biker Sunday event.

Black biker clubs worshipped alongside white Republicans Sunday morning at Rock Hill Baptist Church then sat down together afterward and enjoyed a meal of fried catfish and hot dogs.

“These are the decent, decent good people,” Pastor Leon Winn told the congregation, as he introduced S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond and S.C. GOP Chairman Matt Moore to the audience. “Give them a hand. They’re really trying to bring the state together in a positive way.”… Read the rest

Coastal Carolina presents Chat n’ Chew owners with flag, history book

Posted by | July 20, 2014 11:52 am

chat-n-chew-1Some administrators with Coastal Carolina University celebrated the school’s 50th anniversary recently with a meal at Chat n’ Chew. Before they checked out, the group presented restaurant owners Bernard and Willodene Blackmon with the university’s flag and a book detailing the history of the school, which began at the 62-year-old restaurant. See the July 24 edition of The Manning Times for more.



Cypress Center blood drive

Posted by | July 20, 2014 9:31 am

blood driveThe American Red Cross will hold several blood drives throughout the year from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cypress Center on the following dates: Tuesday; Oct. 18 and Dec. 30.


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