Protect your child in the sun

Posted on July 23, 2014 5:23 am by Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith

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With many families enjoying and participating in outdoor summer activities, it is important to take the appropriate precautions to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the sun. Although we all need some sun exposure to provide Vitamin D – which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger and healthier bones – it doesn’t take a lot of time in the sun to reap this benefit. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes. It may, however, take up to 12 hours to see the full effect of these rays on

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District 5 results: No clear winner … yet

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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While Julius Dukes Sr. is currently in the lead in Tuesday’s runoff for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council with 48 votes, Gloria Frierson is behind just a single vote. And the two challenged votes to be counted Thursday by the city Election Commission could change all that. The commission – Chairwoman Bea Simon and members Margaret Walker and J. Wilder – will meet 10 a.m. Thursday to check those votes and certify the final results.  


Dukes 48, Frierson 47

Posted on July 22, 2014 7:40 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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With all votes counted, Julius Dukes is winning the District 5 seat on City Council by one vote. He garnered 48 votes to Frierson’s 47. Election officials have not yet confirmed the results or a clear winner. State law requires an automatic recount if the results are within 1 percent range. There is currently a discrepancy in the numbers. Manninglive.com will update as soon as possible.


Dukes, Frierson close in District 5 runoff

Posted on July 22, 2014 7:34 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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With absentee votes counted in the District 5 runoff, Julius Dukes has a slight lead over Gloria Frierson, 31-26. Manninglive.com will provide further updates as they become available.    


Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott

Posted on July 22, 2014 6:35 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott, 91, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton. Born May 15, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Johnson and Madell Bagnal Johnson. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine (Jim) Farmer of Alabama; a son, Norwood (Marilyn) Williams of Manning; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas David Williams. A funeral service for Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Drew Taylor

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CCSO seeking seven on drug charges

Posted on July 22, 2014 6:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Seven Clarendon County men are currently wanted by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges. Maj. Kipp Coker said Tuesday that six men were arrested in what he called a “round-up” of various individuals who had made drug buys or sales to undercover deputies. He said the following seven men are wanted as a result of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 435-4414. Ricky Coard of 4509 Reverend J.W. Carter Road in Manning is wanted for two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, third offense, and one count each of distribution of marijuana, third

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Six arrested in sheriff’s office drug round-up

Posted on July 22, 2014 5:57 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Task Force has arrested six Clarendon County men for various drug charges. Maj. Kipp Coker said Tuesday that the men were essentially part of a “round-up” performed by deputies in the last few days. Those charged included: Joe Tajharey Natron McFadden of 25 Starks Drive in Summerton with trafficking in crack cocaine, second offense, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, first offense, possession of a weapon with the serial number removed and resisting arrest; Jaquan Edmundson Quzack of 17 Dukes St. in Summerton for four counts each of distribution of crack cocaine, first offense,

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Two wrecks on S.C. 261

Posted on July 22, 2014 5:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to two wrecks on S.C. 261, one with injuries. The first happened about 4:39 p.m. in front of Shoney’s on Paxville Highway. Reports indicate there are injuries, but do not say to what extent. The second wreck happened about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of Greeleyville Highway and Poston Lane. This one has no injuries.


Manning woman charged with CDV

Posted on July 22, 2014 4:50 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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A Manning woman spent two days at the Clarendon County Detention Center recently after allegedly hitting a man with a hammer. Pamela Renee Harvin, 35, of 1221 Westwood Drive, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature July 12, and was released July 14 on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, a man told police that Harvin hit him that day, causing a “bleeding wound” on his upper arm. He said Harvin was going to hit him again, but he took the hammer from her. The Clarendon County Public

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Voting ‘extremely light’ in District 5 runoff

Posted on July 22, 2014 2:18 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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A little more than 3 percent of registered voters eligible to vote in the runoff to decide the District 5 set on Manning City Council. Julius Dukes Sr. and Gloria Frierson were both the top candidates in the special election held July 8 to fill the unexpired term of the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died in March. Votes will be counted tonight. Poll manager June Brailsford said only 18 of 555 registered voters living in District 5 had voted by 2 p.m. Tuesday. Polls are open through 7 p.m.



Manning men found with 72 grams of marijuana

Posted on July 22, 2014 12:26 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Police Department put away more than 70 grams of marijuana over the weekend, and arrested two of the individuals police believe were distributing it. Trent Lamark Williams, 25, of 726 Barnwell Road in Manning, and Corey Simmons, 17, of 1305 DuRant Lane in Manning, were each charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute about 10 p.m. Saturday after a traffic stop. A 15-year-old girl was also detained with the men. Chief Blair Shaffer said Simmons was pulled after Private 1st Class William B. Secrist II observed him driving without a seatbelt about 8:23

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Posted on July 22, 2014 11:36 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Cynthia Sue Willard Fox

Posted on July 22, 2014 9:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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BLYTHEWOOD – Cynthia Sue Willard Fox, 60, wife of 36 years to Brian Matthew Fox, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home. Born June 23, 1954, in Birmingham, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Rex Tucker Willard and Pauline Elizabeth Prather Willard. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 1976, receiving a bachelor’s degree in art education. She then moved to Manning, where she taught art in Clarendon School District 2 and for a year at Greeleyville Elementary School. She was named Manning Middle School Teacher of the Year from 1980-81, Clarendon School District 2 Teacher of the

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Ellen Florence Koel Lowery

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:53 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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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. No services are planned at

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Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:47 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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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 United Methodist Church, where he was

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Manning Times seeking sales executive

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:36 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The 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 on July 22, 2014 6:25 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Arby’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 on July 22, 2014 5:25 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Julius 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.