Task force issues 50 solutions for curbing domestic violence

Posted by | August 31, 2015 7:12 pm

By SEANNA ADCOX The Associated Press COLUMBIA (AP) — A task force’s recommendations for combating domestic violence in South Carolina include training more 911 operators, improving documentation of the crime scene and increasing the number of shelters statewide. Many of the 50 recommendations issued Monday involve uniformly training law enforcement officers statewide on how to investigate domestic violence cases. Gov. Nikki Haley, who created the group by executive order in January, said there’s a lot of work to do on recommendations that would seem to be common sense. She said she was shocked, for example, that officers often don’t interview… Read the rest

Glenn Wells named to New York Life’s Executive Council

Posted by | August 31, 2015 5:47 pm

New York Life Agent Glenn Wells has been named a member of the company’s 2015 Executive Council. Wells has been a New York Life Insurance Co. agent since 2012, and is affiliated with New York Life’s Charleston General Office. He has a bachelor of science degree in sports and entertainment management, with a minor in business, from the University of South Carolina. He lives in his hometown, Manning, with his wife, Linsy. “Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,000 licensed agents,” reads a release from the company.

Manning teen charged with possession of a gun on school grounds after Friday’s game

Posted by | August 31, 2015 4:34 pm

A 17-year-old Manning man was charged Friday night after leaving Manning High School with possession of a firearm on school grounds, unlawful carry of a handgun, possession of marijuana and public disorderly conduct. Manning Police Department Cpl. W.B. Secrist II stopped Marvin Tobias Frazier II in the parking lot of a store on Paxville Highway, shortly after suspect left the high school parking lot. Secrist reportedly spotted Frazier “drive between McDonalds and Sonic, stick his head out the window and yell profanity at other students and officers,” according to reports. During the stop Secrist asked Frazier to exit the vehicle,… Read the rest


Charges dropped against District 1 board member

Posted by | August 31, 2015 12:49 pm

The 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s office confirmed Monday that charges against a Clarendon School District 1 board member regarding pointing and presenting a firearm have been dropped. Dr. Bernard Richburg was charged Feb. 18 at the family home on Mary Drive in Summerton, shortly after his 18-year-old son told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that the elder Richburg allegedly threatened him and pointed a shotgun at him during an argument that day. Richburg allegedly told deputies that he indeed got the gun, but only after his son kicked, assaulted and disrespected him during the argument about test scores. The… Read the rest

State antler records down slightly this year

Posted by | August 31, 2015 11:36 am

The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources revealed 176 new records, including one Boone and Crockett qualifier. Each spring S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Section personnel make a concerted effort to measure deer racks throughout the state, with a major session during the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic in Columbia. Of the 507 sets of antlers measured this spring, 176 met the minimum score for entry on the state records list including 167 sets of typical and nine non-typical racks, according to Charles Ruth, Deer/Wild Turkey Program coordinator for DNR.… Read the rest

Job Openings

Posted by | August 31, 2015 11:26 am

LPN or registered nurse position available for adult day program locating in Manning, with work hours from 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Apply online only; not accepting applications or phone calls. Please send resumes to dayprogramposition@yahoo.com. Activity Coordinator position available for adult day program located in Manning, with work hours from 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Apply online only, not accepting applications or phone calls. Please send resumes to dayprogramposition@yahoo.com. CNA positions available for adult day program located in Manning, with work hours from 6:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Apply online only; not accepting applications or phone… Read the rest



Today in History …

Posted by | August 31, 2015 12:12 am

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11 in the morning. 1886 – An earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina. 1982 – Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement. 1993 – Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania. 2006 – Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

Grace Comstock

Posted by | August 30, 2015 3:54 pm

SANTEE – Grace Comstock, 89, of Santee, widow of John Hill Comstock, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility. Grace Comstock was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1926, in Warwick, Rhode Island, a daughter of George and Mary Naren Anderson. On March 24, 1940, Grace was baptized in First Crompton Baptist Church in Rhode Island. She graduated from West Warwick High School in 1940. On Dec. 27, 1947, she married John Hill Comstock. At the time of John’s death, they were married 65 years. Until the birth of their son, Warren, Grace worked as a… Read the rest

Matthew Laroy David

Posted by | August 30, 2015 12:43 pm

ALCOLU – Matthew Laroy David, 26, companion of Christina Marie Watson, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Born Dec. 27, 1988, in Manning, he was a son of Henry “Chubby” Davis Jr. and Dora “Vicky” Perry Davis. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr., pastor, officiating, Minister Barbara Snider providing eulogy; and the Rev. David Woods Jr. and Evangelist Natasha Wilson assisting. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 1465 Pinecrest Acres in… Read the rest


DSS director: Vulnerable adults receive little attention

Posted by | August 30, 2015 6:18 am

By SEANNA ADCOX The Associated Press COLUMBIA (AP) — The task of protecting South Carolina’s elderly and disabled adults has become an “afterthought” at the Department of Social Services, its director told a Senate panel. Susan Alford, who took the agency’s helm in February, acknowledged her agency needs to do a better job protecting vulnerable adults. A decade of budget cuts and staff shortages have “marginalized” such services, she said. “It tends to be an area that we just look at as an afterthought,” Alford said Monday. “There’s been very little attention paid to this area.” The agency doesn’t even… Read the rest

Edna Gordon McCray

Posted by | August 30, 2015 3:15 am

Edna Gordon McCray, 55, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born Nov. 3, 1959, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Steady E. Gordon and Margaret Felder Gordon. Funeral services for Edna Gordon McCray will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with Brother Keith Prescod officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary-Zion Hill Cemetery in Pinewood. The family will receive friends at the home of her aunts, Julia A. Singleton, 10350 S.C. 261 in Pinewood,… Read the rest

Solomon Irving Till III

Posted by | August 30, 2015 2:23 am

Solomon Irving Till III, 78, husband of Margaret Graham Yates Till, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born in Sumter, “Sollie” was a son of the late Solomon Irving Till Jr. and Elizabeth Stanley Till. Mr. Till was a member of Northside Memorial Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he served as the MWR director at Shaw Air Force Base. He was an official with the S.C. High School League, where he officiated football, basketball and baseball games.… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | August 30, 2015 12:00 am

1464 – Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope. 1940 – The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary. 1945 – The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur, lands at Atsugi Air Force Base. 1945 – The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being. 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking nine of



Farmer looks for progress in his second year

Posted by | August 29, 2015 2:20 pm

After winning two games in three years, the Scott’s Branch Eagles are hungry for success. Second-year head coach Wayne Farmer is working to give it to them. “Last year, we got in here late, and the kids had never won before,” Farmer said. “None of those kids had been on the state championship teams from 2008 and 2010. They’d had three coaches in three years.” “It was a big transition, teaching them how to win,” Farmer added. “We made some big changes. This year we got in track, a little bit of weight room, off-season, and some summer work. We… Read the rest

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