Posted by | January 23, 2014 7:20 am

Florence TV show personality and Clarendon County native Jeffrey Lampkin joined with local churches and Summerton Town Councilman Terrance Tindal to host the Mayor’s Concert on Jan. 12 at Williams Chapel Christian Church off the Greeleyville Highway. The event was a fundraiser for Manning Mayor Julia Nelson, who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in 2009, and … Read the rest

Cotton Museum director delights Historical Society

Posted by | January 23, 2014 7:10 am


Lee County Cotton Museum and Veterans Museum Director Jansen Cox was the featured speaker during the January meeting of the Clarendon County Historical Society. Cox talked about South Carolina cotton’s appeal to China, his horse Molly and the Wisacky meteorite during the presentation. See today’s Manning Times for more from the Historical Society’s January meeting.

Junious excited about work with Manning Victim’s Advocate Office

Posted by | January 22, 2014 12:33 pm

new police officer 3Though sworn in last week as a Class 3 officer for the Manning Police Department, Yolanda C. Junious is a familiar face to anyone who comes into the office.

A native of Miami, Fla., who has lived in Clarendon County since 1979, she has worked for the department for about one-and-a-half years, she said, typically greeting visitors at the office’s front desk and preparing police reports and handling other duties.

“I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement,” she said shortly after being sworn in by Manning Mayor Julia Nelson on Jan. 14 at Manning City Hall. “I was really … Read the rest

Altman signs with Spartanburg Methodist

Posted by | January 22, 2014 10:55 am

Leslie Altman, 18, a senior at East Clarendon High School in Turbeville has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Spartanburg Methodist College.

See the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times for more.

Clarendon NAACP holds annual King Walk

Posted by | January 22, 2014 10:28 am


A group of about 25 members of the Clarendon County branch of the NAACP marched from the north side of the Clarendon County Courthouse to Trinity AME Church on Rigby Street on Sunday, singing “We Shall Overcome” on the way. 

The afternoon sunlight filtered into the sanctuary through 10 beautiful stained glass windows as the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program began.

More than 100 celebrants filled the church’s pews, standing while the Rev. Charles Smith, associate pastor of Providence Christian Church, gave an invocation.

The Rev. Malachi Gibson, pastor of Trinity, read from Amos 5:24-25, saying, “But Read the rest

Attorneys seek new trial for Alcolu boy executed at 14

Posted by | January 22, 2014 8:14 am


George StinneySUMTER – The siblings of a 14-year-old Alcolu boy executed for the murder of two young girls in 1944 say their brother was quiet and introspective, too small to hurt anyone. But relatives and friends of the young girls who believe George Stinney Jr. did indeed kill the young girls in March 1944 near Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church maintain he was strong for his 95-pound frame and that he liked to fight.

Both groups met in a Sumter courtroom this week as defense attorneys for Stinney sought a motion for a new trial for the boy, who was … Read the rest

A resolution for 2014 – Saving for college

Posted by | January 22, 2014 12:33 am

READY_CURTIS_LOFTISA recent report from the Institute for College Access and Success recently found the average debt for college graduates in South Carolina is now a staggering $27,416.

As the cost of a college education continues to rise, South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis writes in this week’s Manning Times about ways parents can “begin making sound investments to help pay for the cost of a college education and provide a better future for your children or grandchildren.”

See the Jan. 23 edition of The Manning Times for more.



East Clarendon women defeat C.E. Murray

Posted by | January 21, 2014 10:45 pm

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines defeated C.E. Murray High School on Tuesday night, 38-29.  

LaDiamond Shaw led the team with 14 points, followed by Ty’Quasha Kennedy with 16, Ivory Barnes with five and Leslie Altman with three.

Clarendon Hall basketball scores – Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Posted by | January 21, 2014 10:44 pm

The boys’ teams of Clarendon Hall unfortunately could not both come out winners during home games on Tuesday night.
The Junior Varsity boys were victorious against Colleton Preparatory, 40-8. Matthew Corbett led with 11 points and five steals. John Lewis made 10 points, four steals and four rebounds. Kameron Earles scored seven points.
The Varsity Boys came close to Colleton Prep, but still fell short 59-47. Collyn Bates scored the highest for the Saints, with 16 points; Dustin Way had 11 points and seven rebounds; Wes Keller had nine points and five rebounds; and Daniel Pappas had five points and

Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library Schedule

Posted by | January 21, 2014 7:55 am

harvin_clarendon_county_libraryThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library has announced its stops for the remainder of January and for February.

• Feb. 12, 26
2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette.

• Feb. 12, 26
1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260.

• Today and Feb. 11, 25
3:45-5:15 p.m., Little Busy Bees.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Scott’s Fast Break.

• Feb. 3
1-3 p.m., Wee Academy Daycare.

• Feb. 5, 19
3:30-5 p.m., Shake Store on Kingstreey Highway.
• Feb. 7, 21
3-4:30 p.m., Paxville Community Center.

• Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clarendon School District 1 … Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:26 am

Booker Taliaferro Cooper Jr., 69, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Sumter County, he was a son of Booker T. Cooper Sr. and Rosanna Haynesworth Cooper.

The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, John W. Cooper, 6145 Skinner Road in Gable.

Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced later by Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. in Sumter.



Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:21 am

Isaac Bowman, 89, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Fiffa and Sarah Bowman.
The family will receive friends at the home, 6551 Liberty Hill Church Road, Summerton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC., 23 S. Duke St., Summerton.
(803) 485-3755

James L. Brooker

Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:04 am

James Luther Brooker, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Born Nov. 13, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of Mamie Trawick Brooker and the late Charlest T. Brooker.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1672 Steven road in Summerton.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.



Posted by | January 21, 2014 5:02 am

Frank M. Evans, 38, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home in Manning.

Born Feb. 21, 1976, in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., he was a son of Jonathan and Leola Hammond Evans.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his parents, 145 Shady Lane in Kingstree.


Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:59 am

READY_Hugh_ThompsonALCOLU – Hugh Raymond Thompson Sr., 92, husband of 61 years to Lila Sue Jackson Thompson, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Manning, he was a son of the late Hugh Edward and Callie Daniels Thompson. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired service manager for Prothro Chevrolet, and a member of the American Legion, the American Association of Retired Persons and Clarendon Baptist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Alcolu include two sons, Hugh Raymond (Dianne) Thompson Jr. of Alcolu and Jerry R. (Marilyn) Thompson … Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:52 am

READY_Philip_SchoonoverMANNING – Philip  Philip Dale Schoonover, 51, husband of Patti Ann Partridge Schoonover, died Saturday, Jan.18, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Born March 25, 1962, in Haleyville, Ala., he was a son of Mildred Burdick Schoonover Scheel and the late Merlin Dale Schoonover. He was a member of Pals Net. He was a stepson of Bob Scheel.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning and his mother and stepfather of Spokane, Wash., including two daughters, Stephanie and Angela Schoonover, both of Manning; a stepson, James Holland (Heather) Lee III of Addison, Ala.; a grandson, James Holland Lee IV; and two … Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:44 am


READY_Jenny LoganALCOLU – Virginia Pillsbury “Jenny” Logan, 37, wife of Andrew Mickey McCall, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.

Born May 29, 1976, in Manning, she was a daughter of Warren H. Pillsbury and the late Frances Diane Mitchum Pillsbury. She is the stepdaughter of Debbie Jones of Manning.

Survivors besides her husband of Alcolu and her father and stepmother of Manning include two sons, Timothy Logan and David Logan; a daughter, Breanna McCall; a stepdaughter, Carli McCall; a granddaughter, Lakyn Baynard; a sister, Tiffany P. Cribb of Manning; and two brothers, Jamie Pillsbury of Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:36 am


SUMTER – Jacqueline Maree Chambers, 52, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born Sept. 1, 1961, she was a daughter of the late Carlie Cales and ElEanora Cales. She was the office manager for Quality Appliance in Manning for five years.

Survivors include a daughter, Britton Pruett of Rhode Island; a son, David C. Plowden V and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rhode Island; and three grandchildren, Madelyn Plowden, Charlotte Plowden and David C. Plowden VI.

Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Brunson Funeral Home with Pastor Sammy Thompson officiating. A visitation … Read the rest


Posted by | January 21, 2014 4:28 am


Cynthia “Cindy” Lynn Brown, 60, widow of Allen Oliver Bryant Jr., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Johnston Willis Hospital in Richmond, Va.

Born Dec. 27, 1952, in Hunstanton, England, she was a daughter of the late Mace and Nita Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Bryant (Michael) Seeby of Midlothian, Va.; two sons, Allen Oliver Bryant III of Bishopville and Horace Wade (Donna Squires) Bryant of Venice, Fla.; two grandsons, C.J. Huggins and Cole Huggins of Midlothian; four sisters, Sherryl Brown Laing of Anderson, Christy Brown Pritchard of Aiken, Debbie Brown Sheffield of Waverly, Va. and Lisa Brown of … Read the rest


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