Woman gets enhanced shoplifting charge

Posted on July 30, 2014 1:45 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Frances Shannon Riley, 50, of 811 Peace St. in Sumter, was charged about 5:37 p.m. July 21 with shoplifting, enhanced, at a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning after a store employee told police she saw Riley try to leave the store without paying for three items valued at $23. The items included two types of nail glue and an AC adapter. Shoplifting charges are enhanced under South Carolina law when there are prior shoplifting convictions.


Soccer registration

Posted on July 30, 2014 1:35 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon County Recreation Department will hold registration for its youth soccer program through Aug. 8. Ages being offered are 5 to 18 years. The playing age is the child’s age as of Nov. 30, 2014.The cost to register is $45.



LMA students heading to World Series

Posted on July 30, 2014 12:43 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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            Three rising eighth-grade students at Laurence Manning Academy will be going to the 2014 Dixie Junior Boys World Series Aug. 2 in Bossier, La., as part of the Sumter County All Star Team. The team won the State Championship senior held July 19-24 in North Augusta. They were undefeated in the series. Their first game will be against Alabama at 1 p.m. the starting day of the tournament.  


Say hello to Megan Watson

Posted on July 30, 2014 12:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Janesville, Wis., native Megan Watson is one of 10 students studying real medicine at Clarendon Memorial Hospital for the next two years. The 25-year-old University of South Carolina biology graduate is also the one from furthest away, technically, although she’s lived in Irmo since she was 14. She said she wants to work as a pediatrician when her internship and residency is over, stemming from working as a pediatric medical assistant at Children’s Hospital in Columbia while a student at USC. She is ready to “apply everything I’ve learned in the class the last two years” during her work at

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Manning Times Koozie Kontest: Moye Graham

Posted on July 30, 2014 11:34 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Moye Graham sent us this picture for The Manning Times Koozie Kontest. It’s not too late to participate. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each. Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and send to editorial@manninglive.com, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.


Calling all Monarch fans!

Posted on July 30, 2014 11:33 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Athletic Club (MAC) will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Manning High School lecture hall for the purpose of nominating and electing officers for the 2014-15 term. All interested persons are invited. Please come and support your Monarchs!  


Sara Lois Morgan Quattlebaum

Posted on July 30, 2014 11:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Sara Lois Morgan Quattlebaum, 87, widow of Veran Kelton Quattlebaum, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at McLeod Hospital in Florence. Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Notasulga, Ala., she was a daughter of the late John Tee Morgan and Lois Celestia Higgins Morgan. She was an active member of Manning First Baptist Church and the Homemakers Sunday School Class. She taught kindergarten for 25 years at Christian Academy. She was a member of the Clarendon County Historical Society, the Azalea Garden Club and was a board member and served in various capacities with Clarendon County Mental Health. She was an avid

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Saturday with the mayor

Posted on July 30, 2014 10:52 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning Mayor Julia Nelson will make herself available to residents and business owners of the city of Manning from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. in Manning. This is an opportunity for the public to express their concerns and ideas regarding city business. Schedule an appointment by 5 p.m. Friday with Daun Davis at (803) 435-8477, ext. 121. Residents should enter City Hall through the North Mill Street entrance.        



Manning man says woman bit him on the neck

Posted on July 30, 2014 9:23 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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A 24-year-old Manning man told police about 1:52 a.m. Saturday that his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend bit him on the neck and scratched his arm during a fight at a home in the first block of North Boundary Street in Manning about 12:30 a.m. The man said the pair have a child in common, and that he was returning her stuff when she started the fight. Police observed bite marks on the man’s neck and a scratch on his arm. They advised him of the warrant process.


Animal in roadway on I-95

Posted on July 30, 2014 9:18 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to an animal in the roadway at the 102 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Health Fair offered in Santee

Posted on July 30, 2014 5:50 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation’s Ollie Johnson Memorial Health Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Santee Conference Center, 1738 Bass Drive in Santee. Free testing will include cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure, while free screenings will include those for stroke risk and prostate problems. Testing will be conducted once again for the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. Clyburn will be in attendance. For more information, call Janice Marshall at (803) 225-0003, or email clyburnfoundation@yahoo.com.  


The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted on July 29, 2014 9:24 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The 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.



Commission upholds District 5 runoff results

Posted on July 29, 2014 5:42 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Manning Election Commission upheld Tuesday afternoon the results of the runoff election for Manning City Council District 5, despite a protest from candidate Gloria J. Frierson. Frierson lost last week’s runoff by one vote. Winner Julius Dukes garnered 48 votes overall. Frierson challenged two supposed absentee voters who Clarendon County Voter Registration Director Shirley Black-Oliver admitted lived outside the district. However, Black-Oliver testified at length that she had no way of knowing if those two voters – who live on Walker Street – actually voted. She said she only knows they applied for an absentee ballot. Attorney David Weeks,

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Sara Lois Morgan Quattlebaum

Posted on July 29, 2014 2:16 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Sara Lois Morgan Quattlebaum, 87, widow of Veran Kelton Quattlebaum, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at McLeod Hospital in Florence. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Manning Times Koozie Kontest: Lauren and Erica Peterson

Posted on July 29, 2014 1:46 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning natives Lauren and Erica Peterson show their hometown pride on the beach at Pawleys Island for The Manning Times Koozie Kontest. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each. Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and send to editorial@manninglive.com, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize

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Hospital board approves USDA Rural Development loan

Posted on July 29, 2014 1:35 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Clarendon Health System board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon during a special meeting on a loan agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development that would provide $2.99 million to help the hospital refinance existing debt. Board attorney Margaret Pope said a $7.25 million Wells Fargo loan from 2011, with just less than $5.8 million outstanding, has “very, very onerous covenants,” terms she has been advising the board ned to be renegotiated. The hospital will issue $3 million in revenue bonds to cover the rest of the loan, and will take out a mortgage per the agreement with

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One of seven suspects turns himself in

Posted on July 29, 2014 12:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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One of seven suspects wanted by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on various drug charges has turned himself in. Capt. Ricky Richards said Tuesday that Jerome Felder of 1139 Furse Road in Summerton turned himself into authorities Friday. He was charged with one count each of distribution of crack cocaine, first offense; distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school; and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Court records indicate he posted a $1,000 surety bond on each charge the day of his arrest. Six suspects are still being sought in the case.