Monthly Archives: March 2014

Billie Jean Shaw joins Charlotte Fox Affiliate

Posted on March 28, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

billie-jean-shawBillie Jean Shaw, a Manning High School graduate, has joined Fox46 Carolinas in Charlotte as a digital journalist and assignment desk editor. See the April 3 edition of The Manning Times for more.

 


Puddin’ Swamp Singers reunite for Turbeville’s 100th anniversary

Posted on March 28, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

puddinswampThe Puddin’ Swamp Singers will hold a concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Hosted by the Turbeville Business Association, the singers will present “Back on Broadway.” Reserved orchestra seats will be $25, while general admission will be $15. Tickets are now on sale at (803) 433-SHOW or at weldonauditorium.com.


Earthy Lee Starks McCray

Posted on March 28, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON — Earthy Lee Starks McCray, 83, of 1098 Goins Place in Summerton, widow of Abraham “Son” McCray, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home.
Born Sept. 26, 1930, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Pinkney Joe and Mamie Jones Starks.
The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Zephaniah and Ruther McCray, 23 S. Church St. in Summerton; and at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Willie and Catherine Starks, 3477 Wash Davis Road in Summerton.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC

‘Traffic Hazard’ at 101 mile-marker on Interstate 95 North

Posted on March 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a “Traffic Hazard” in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 at the 101 mile-marker. Traffic will likely be slower during this time.


Hospital board approves loan package resolution

Posted on March 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon Health System’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to pass a resolution that would allow five local banks to help re-finance existing debt, said Chief Operating Officer Paul Schumacher on Friday.

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The approval of the resolution was just an initial step, he said, and simply gives the health system’s administration the go-ahead to “move forward with the process,” and would require another board meeting to vote on final approval of the re-financing package.

Richard Stokes, the system’s chief executive officer, explained to board members and the public at a Feb. 6 meeting that CHS was pursuing a loan from … Read the rest


FTC landline issues fixed

Posted on March 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Phones for The Manning Times and other FTC customers that were out briefly Friday afternoon appear to be working again. FTC announced on its Facebook page that it was having some issues with lines in Clarendon and Sumter counties on Friday afternoon.

“We apologize for this afternoon’s interruption in landline telephone service,” a post reads. “All services should be restored.”

If your service is not restored, report it via the FTC website, or call 611 from your FTC Wireless phone.

INITIAL LINK: FTC having issues with Clarendon phone lines


Marie Green

Posted on March 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Marie Green, 87, died March 26, 2014, at her residence in Pinewood.

Born Aug. 26, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Mary Thompson.

The family will receive friends at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Jeffrey and Delphine Green, 2964 Chewing Road in Pinewood.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 485-3755.


Wilder headed to nation’s capital to discuss healthy school foods

Posted on March 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Clarendon School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder is headed to Washington, D.C.

rose-wilderShe will take part in a national gathering in the nation’s capital in support of efforts to improve school nutrition on March 30 and April 1, she said. She will meet with Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott and Rep. Joe Wilson and others to “share examples of how the Clarendon 1 and other school districts in South Carolina are at the forefront of a national school health movement by serving and selling healthier meals, snacks and drinks to students,” Wilder said.

Wilder said Clarendon … Read the rest


FTC having issues with Clarendon customers

Posted on March 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Business and home customers of FTC may be experiencing brief outages on Friday afternoon. A source says the company is having issues with landline phones in the county, but did not say what is causing those issues.

UPDATE (5:15 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014): FTC landline issues fixed

 


Troopers assisting motorists on Interstate

Posted on March 28, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently assisting motorists in two separate locations in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Clarendon County. The first incident was called in at 1:46 p.m. at the 129 mile-marker between Paxville and Turbeville; the second was called in about 2:19 p.m. at the 118-119 mile-marker near Manning. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Heavy clouds but no rain … yet

Posted on March 28, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

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Is it going to rain today?

According to the National Weather Service, there’s an 80 percent chance of rain this afternoon, with temperatures expected to reach the mid 60s.  Showers are likely for Saturday, with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 70s, with light winds continuing out of the southeast.

 


Monday means life or death for Alcolu man

Posted on March 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

There are only two possible outcomes to the sentence that John Moses Ragin will be handed on Monday after a Virginia jury convicted him Thursday of the summer 2011 slayings of his wife and three stepchildren.

He will either spend the rest of his life in prison, or be put to death by lethal injection.

john-moses-ragin-extraditionThe 39-year-old Alcolu native was charged in August 2011 in the stabbing deaths of his wife, Crystal Ragin, and her three children, Sierra, 15; LaKwan, 11; and Rasheed, 6. He was found guilty Thursday in Hampton Roads, Va., of three counts of capital murder for … Read the rest


Poster Contest winner announced

Posted on March 28, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA_FRANCIS-MARIONTaylor Lyles, a sixth-grade student at Laurence Manning Academy was named the winner of this year’s annual SAR Poster Contest, which had a theme of Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion. She was encouraged by Linda Broadway. Manning Elementary School students also participated, according to George and Carole Summers of the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society.

“We saw swamps, cypress snakes and alligator eyes and much more about Marion’s men not having uniforms and how he evaded the British,” Carole and George wrote in an email to manninglive.com. “We’re so proud of these students.”

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Vietnam vets to meet

Posted on March 28, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

vvalgThe Vietnam Veterans of America Manning Chapter 960 will meet at 7 p.m. April 3 at the American Legion building on Sunset Drive in Manning. Bring a spouse and join them for a potluck supper and the meeting. Spouses may be associate members. For more information, call Doug Bryant at (803) 473-3646 or Ron Cunningham at (412) 855-9193.


Ellen Gibson Brown

Posted on March 27, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Ellen Gibson Brown, 62, of Lodge and Summerton, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her home in Lodge.

Born Jan. 28, 1952, in Birmingham, Ala., she was a daughter of Ben. F. Gibson and the late Burnadette Montgomery Gibson.

Survivors besides her father of Birmingham include her loving husband, Jimmy Brown; three daughters, Patricia Boutwell (Jim) Kearse of Charleston, Angela Boutwell (Bill) Muschek of Ladson and Traci Brown (Jamie) Coward of Florence; a sister, Catherine Gibson Brown Rogers of Birmingham; five grandchildren, Ashton Lynn Muschek, Connor Joseph Muschek, William Maxwell Kearse III, Caroline Ann Coward and Courtney Elise Coward; a … Read the rest


Haskell Paul Spigner III

Posted on March 27, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Haskell Paul Spigner III, 53, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at McLeod Hospital in Florence.

Born Oct. 4, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Ruby Lee Tennant Spigner and the late Haskell Paul Spigner, Jr. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors besides his mother of Manning include a daughter, Christian Spigner of Manning; a son, Brandon Tucker of Manning; a granddaughter, Alaina Spigner; and a sister, Pamela Sue (Glenn) John of Cross.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris Smith officiating. Burial will follow in … Read the rest


John Moses Ragin found guilty in Virginia of wife’s, stepchildren’s deaths

Posted on March 27, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

john moses raginAn Alcolu man accused of killing his wife and three stepchildren in Newport News, Va., in 2011, was found guilty of those crimes on Thursday.

A jury convicted John Moses Ragin on three counts of capital murder in the children’s deaths and second-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Crystal Ragin, according to the Virginian-Pilot of Virginia. He was also found guilty of arson and unlawful stabbing.

Ragin was arrested in Clarendon County in August 2011 after a three-state manhunt, and was charged with fatally stabbing his wife and her children, who were 6, 11 and 15. Their bodies … Read the rest


Grass fire near Paxville Highway

Posted on March 27, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded to a grass/woods fire about 2:30 p.m. on Sandy Ridge Road off Paxville Highway.

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Mayor: Annexation only up for discussion

Posted on March 27, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

pine-knoll_george_husseyManning City Council’s regular meeting on Monday night began with Country Club Estates residents Charles James and Ned McIntosh presenting council members with a petition with 129 names on it.

The men and the other signatories are opposed, James said, to their subdivision being annexed into Manning city limits.

City Council held a workshop Feb. 20 to discuss the “pros and cons,” Mayor Julia Nelson said, of the annexation of two county properties just outside city limits.

“But Country Club Estates was never part of that discussion,” Nelson said. “(Neighboring property) Shannon Greens was the property discussed, and then only … Read the rest


LMA softball games moved to today

Posted on March 27, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy softball games have been moved from Friday to today at the school in Manning. The varsity team will play at 5 p.m. against Wilson Hall.

 


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