Two wrecks in Clarendon County

Posted by | May 15, 2014 6:52 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to two vehicle wrecks in the county. The first happened 6:21 p.m. Thursday at the 108 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. The second happened about 6:32 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Wash Davis and Oliver James roads. According to real-time traffic information from the Highway Patrol, neither incident involved injuries. Traffic may be slower in these areas for a little while.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Clarendon County

Posted by | May 15, 2014 6:00 pm

severe-thunderstorm-warningA severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Clarendon and Sumter counties through 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Movement was charted north-northeast at 30 MPH. Reporting damaging winds or flooding to emergency services. Gusts may be as high as 60 mph.


Relay raises $77K before, through night of annual event

Posted by | May 15, 2014 5:59 pm

Clarendon County Relay for Life raised $76,950.29 for the American Cancer Society through various fundraisers and other events, including Relay for Life held Friday night at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. Though the county’s goal is $120,000 for 2014, teams still have through Aug. 31 to raise that money. American Cancer Society Relay for Life Specialist Debbie Alexander said that Clarendon County “always comes through on its fundraising goals.”


“RFL of Clarendon is the hardest working bunch of volunteers I have ever met,” Alexander said in an email sent to committee members earlier this week. “You just do what … Read the rest

Colvin Howard

Posted by | May 15, 2014 4:46 pm

Colvin Howard, 94, husband of Jacqueline Hardee Howard, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home in Manning.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Montgomery, Ala., he was a son of the late John Bibb Howard and Genella Rutherford Howard. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, attended the University of Southern California, and received a masters degree in history from Wetumpka College. He was a retired teacher, having taught two years in Hollywood Military Academy and for 31 years in the Los Angeles School System. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and was a … Read the rest

Summerton festival celebrates landmark court case

Posted by | May 15, 2014 3:45 pm

summerton sc briggsThe upward trajectory of the Civil Rights Movement can be traced to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision 60 years ago that changed the course of history. This weekend will see celebrations in Summerton to honor Briggs v. Elliott, which was one of five cases rolled into Brown v. Board of Education, the case that overturned the accepted practice of school segregation.

The festival’s parade starts 9:30 a.m. Saturday and goes throughout downtown Summerton. Attendees can expect arts and crafts, food vendors, information booths and the Black Cowboys from Rembert.

The Rev. Nelson Rivers and Dr. Lonnie Randolph of the … Read the rest

Congratulate your graduate

Posted by | May 15, 2014 3:31 pm

Congratulate your graduate with the help of The Manning Times with a spot in our annual keepsake Graduation Edition, which publishes June 12, 2014.

Call (803) 435-8422 for more information, or stop by our office – 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning (near the Corner Diner) – between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Cypress Center blood drive

Posted by | May 15, 2014 2:29 pm

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: May 22; July 24; Oct. 18; and Dec. 30.

Lake Killman to represent Clarendon in Forestry pageant

Posted by | May 15, 2014 9:40 am

lake killman

Lake Killman

Little Miss Clarendon County Forestry Commission 2014 Addison Lake Killman, 9, will compete June 7 in the state Forestry Commission Pageant in Hartsville. Born in Manning, she is the 9-year-old daughter of Steven and Andrea Killman-Filyaw and John Coker, and lives in Coward where she is a fourth-grade student at J.C. Lynch Elementary School. she enjoys pageants and gymnastics, and is also Supreme Queen Down on the Farm.



Manning High FFA officers chosen

Posted by | May 15, 2014 8:25 am

Taylor Falls and Sarah Farmer will serve as president and first vice-president of the Manning High School FFA for the 2014-15 school year. Ariana Ruiz will serve as vice president of community development; Trevon Andrews will be vice-president of chapter development; Sabrina Dingle will be vice-president of student development; Leigh Fleming will be recording secretary; Sarah Darby will be corresponding secretary; Jake Pack will be treasurer; Andrea Liddell will be reporter; Laura Weir will be sentinel; Andrea Liddell was member of the year; and Jake Pack was Academic Star of the Year.


Sadie Grace Richburg Browder

Posted by | May 14, 2014 6:05 pm

AZLE, Texas – Sadie Grace Richburg Browder, 82, widow of Garland V. Browder Jr., died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home in Texas.

Born Nov. 15, 1931, in Foreston, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Walter Richburg and Sara Grace Lowder Richburg. She was a retired seamstress.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie (Linda) Browder of Alcolu and Theodore Browder of Charleston; three daughters, Melissa (Walter Sutton) Hodge of Azle, Debbie (Larry) Slice of West Columbia and Cynthia Rigdon of Manning; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by  a son, James Browder.… Read the rest

Grady Aders donates to Animal Shelter for 7th birthday

Posted by | May 14, 2014 5:54 pm

Grady Aders asked for gifts for the animals at A Second Chance Animal Shelter for his seventh birthday, instead of presents for himself.

Grady and his father, Chris Aders, brought in the items May 10. The items included dog collars, treats, dog and cat food, rawhide bones and stuffed animals.

“It was so much that the grateful staff could barely fit it all in the picture for our bulletin board,” said shelter manager Sherree Meyer. “A Second Chance Animal Shelter is thrilled with the generosity of a young boy who unselfishly shared his special day with our dogs and cats.”

Surveillance video released for Ram Bay robbery

Posted by | May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man in this video surveillance still. The suspect is accused of the strong arm robbery of the Moore Food Store in Ram Bay about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.surveillance-imageThe 36-year-old female store clerk the suspect handed her a $5 bill for a pack of Seneca 100s, and when the opened the cash drawer to complete the transaction, he reached over the counter and snatched an undetermined amount of money and ran out the store. A regular customer told deputies the getaway vehicle was a green four-door Oldsmobile with a license plate ending … Read the rest

Economic forecast good for Clarendon County

Posted by | May 14, 2014 4:44 pm

SUMTER – There was good news Tuesday for Clarendon County at the 14th Annual Regional Economic Forecast sponsored by the Santee-Lynches Council of Governments. The event was held at the Central-Carolina Health & Sciences Building in Sumter.

Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle

Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus for Clemson University’s College of Business who served on the White House staff during both the Ford and Carter administrations, said when he looked at economic data on the four-county region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Sumter and Lee counties, he noticed something happening.

“I dug into data on Clarendon County to see what was … Read the rest

Teena Wilder wins 6th District art contest

Posted by | May 14, 2014 4:36 pm

COLUMBIA – A senior from Scott’s Branch High School has nabbed the top spot in the 6th District Artistic Discovery art competition.

TEENA WILDERCongressman James E. Clyburn announced Tuesday that Teena Wilder’s oil painting and self-portrait set her apart from the other candidates.

 “We are extremely proud of Teena Wilder and her artistic accomplishments,” said Clarendon 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder during Monday’s meeting of Clarendon County Council. “Her portrait will hang in the Rayburn House in Washington, D.C., for a year, and she will get four roundtrip airfare tickets to D.C. for a reception.”

 The competition is held annually … Read the rest

Resident seeks donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted by | May 14, 2014 2:08 pm

Camp-Happy-DaysLocal resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit


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