Sumter County Sheriffs Office Continues Search for Shooter

Posted by | September 10, 2019 11:07 am


Sumter County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Nikeen Johnson, 25, who is wanted for his reported involvement in the shooting of three people, including a 7-year-old girl, on August 16, 2019.

Johnson is known to have ties in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina. With this information, our deputies are actively contacting those who are close to Johnson in order to locate him.

According to investigators, the shooting happened during a verbal dispute between Nikeen Johnson, co-defendant Kwodel Johnson and the two adult victims, who were acquainted with Kwodel Johnson.

Nikeen Johnson and Kwodel Johnson reportedly fired

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Shake ‘N Bake with Blake and Jake | Manning Times News Recap

Posted by | September 10, 2019 10:30 am

Blake Matthews and Jake McElveen sit down and discuss the news in a teaser for a brand new podcast from The Manning Times. You can check it out on soundcloud by following the link below, or by searching “The Manning Times Podcast” on SoundCloud

Clarendon County District 2 Gifted & Talented Academic PRIDE Program

Posted by | September 9, 2019 1:23 pm

Clarendon School District Two is beginning the process of screening students for possible placement in the Gifted and Talented Academic PRIDE Program.  Clarendon Two conducts census testing of all 2nd graders each fall on the CogAT (aptitude test) and ITBS (achievement test) as part of an effort to identify students for the PRIDE Program which begins in 3rd grade.

Students in grades 3-8 that are new to the district or who have not been identified through census testing may be referred for screening by administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, parents, peers, or themselves.

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2019 Duckfest Winners

Posted by | September 9, 2019 10:10 am

Duckfest Winners 2019
Wee Master Gannon Driggers
Master Preston Horton
Baby Miss Riley Bishop
Toddler Miss Avery Stoner
Tiny Miss Abbygale Hodges
Wee Miss Lillian Bryant
Little Miss Emmersyn Hicks
Young Miss Anna Luzzi
Young Miss Teen Emily Edwards
Teen Miss Reilly Ray
Miss Pintail Ivy Cannon


CC Recreation Dept. needs Tiny-tot & Pee Wee Soccer Coaches

Posted by | September 9, 2019 9:43 am

Clarendon County  Recreation Dept. is in DIRE need of soccer coaches for 2 Tiny-tot (4-6 yrs.) and 1 PeeWee (7-10yrs.) teams. If you are interested, please contact them at 803-473-3543. They would like to start practices tomorrow.


Residents Make Contributions to their Community

Posted by | September 6, 2019 7:00 pm

The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce will hold an awards ceremony Sept. 5 honoring three residents of Clarendon County for their outstanding contributions to our community. Randy S. “Bull” Floyd, Beatrice Rivers and Kay Kirkpatrick will receive the honors of businessman, citizen, and ambassador of the year, respectfully.
Businessman of the Year Randy S. “Bull” Floyd lives in New Zion, where he owns the multi-million dollar business, Floyd’s Fertilizer.
“He’s always been a pillar of the community,” said Benton Blakely, who nominated Floyd for the award this year, “We have very few industries on our side of the county and
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Volunteers Seek Help

Posted by | September 6, 2019 5:00 pm

Right off Exit 102 on I-95, there is a small abandoned gas station, home to a feral cat colony. 

At least it was before June 8. These feral cats were being fed by Wade Demers and Vicky Norris, hoping to trap, neuter and release them so the animals could go on leading their normal lives. 

What they found on the morning of June 8 shocked them both.

Demers arrived at 4:30 a.m. as usual to feed the colony, everything went as planned, and he counted around 15-20 cats. When Norris arrived around 8:30 a.m. to make sure they had clean

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Hi, I’m Jake

Posted by | September 6, 2019 2:48 pm

Hello, my name is Jake McElveen, 22, and Im here to introduce myself as the new editor of the Manning Times. I grew up on a farm in New Zion, and graduated from East Clarendon High School.

At East Clarendon I found a passion for the arts. I was in every play they had and singing every second I had a chance. When I made it to 11th grade, I joined yearbook staff and got my first camera, a Canon Rebel T5.  

The second I sat down in front of my first copy block I fell in love

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