Monthly Archives: April 2014

Man arrested for manufacturing, trafficking meth

Posted on April 16, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A man arrested on Sunday by the S.C. Highway Patrol has been granted a $7,000 cash or surety bond for drug-related charges and a $1,729.50 cash or surety bond on other charges.

j.p.-duboseMark William Bybee of Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested by Trooper J.P. DuBose and charged with trafficking meth in the amount of 28 grams or more; driving under the influence; driving without a license; littering; disposal of meth waste; and manufacturing of meth, first offense. Clarendon County Detention Center Director Shelton Hughes said Wednesday that DuBose is stil in custody.

 

 


Suspect arrested Wednesday on bond for similar charges from 2013

Posted on April 16, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

toroney-christopher-tindalToroney Christopher Tindal, born in 1988 and of 1440 Mack Road in Summerton, was charged on Wednesday with distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school or church after the Clarendon County Narcotics Task Force and deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at his home. Guns and $3,300 in cash were also recovered.

The index also shows Tindal was arrested in March 2013 for strong arm robbery and distribution of crack cocaine. He posted a $20,000 surety bond for the former, and a $10,000 surety for the latter on


Guns, cocaine and cash seized in Summerton due to search warrant

Posted on April 16, 2014 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

investigationsThe Clarendon County Narcotics Task Force and deputies from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office seized several guns, a quantity of powder cocaine and about $3,300 in cash on Wednesday at a home in the 1400 block of Mack Road in Summerton. The items were seized after execution of a warrant. Toroney Christopher Tindal was at the home at the time of the search, and was arrested for distribution of crack-cocaine and detained on other charges. He has been transported to the Clarendon County Detention Center.

 UPDATE (5:16 p.m.): Suspect on bond for similar charges in 2013

 

 

 

 


Teddy bear picnic at library

Posted on April 16, 2014 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Library week 1

Director Charlotte Johnston reads to a group of children visiting Harvin Clarendon County Library from Manning United Methodist Church’s Mothers Morning Out.

As part of National Library Week, Harvin Clarendon County Library hosted a teddy bear picnic Wednesday morning for toddlers and preschoolers.

Story time, songs and activities — fun was had by all.

National Library Week continues until April 19. Our library is located at 215 N. Brooks St. and for more information, call (803) 435-8633, or email info@clarendoncountylibrary.com

Library week 2

 


Charlie Walker signs with The Citadel

Posted on April 16, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy senior Charlie Walker signed a letter of intent on Wednesday morning at the school to run track for The Citadel.charlie-walker


Emily McElveen signs to play basketball for Newberry

Posted on April 16, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Laurence Manning Academy senior Emily McElveen signed a letter of intent on Wednesday at the school to play basketball for Newberry College.

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Mobile Library at Shake Store today

Posted on April 16, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today:

3:30-5 p.m., Shake Store on Kingstree Highway

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Ernestine Dixon Paige

Posted on April 16, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ernestine Dixon Paige, 92, widow of Walter Paige, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Born Sept. 3, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Frazier Dixon and Alma Stukes Dixon.

Celebratory services for Ernestine Dixon Paige will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Hayes F. LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery in Davis Station.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Colder weather in the forecast

Posted on April 15, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

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A little cold snap is on deck.

Temperatures tonight are likely to dip into the 40s, according to the National Weather Service, with winds out of the west at 16 mph.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 61 as winds continue from the east reach 13 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with a low around 35.

 


Seacoast Easter Services

Posted on April 15, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Seacoast Church at Central Carolina Technical College, 3351 Sumter Highway in Manning, will hold its Easter services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information, visit seacoasteaster.org.


Manning announces special election for Witherspoon’s seat

Posted on April 15, 2014 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The Manning Municipal Election Commission has announced a special election for the District 5 seat held by the late Gregory Witherspoon.

Gregory-WitherspoonWitherspoon died March 20 after an illness. Filing opens noon May 12 and continues through noon May 23 at City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. in Manning. The fee is $50.

 


Light on the charm, heavy on the vapid

Posted on April 15, 2014 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

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Joe Perry is a staff writer for The Manning Times. He makes awesome sandwiches.

I have finally been suckered into watching and thinking about a reality TV show.
It’s obviously scripted and not actual real reality, but if you’ve seen “Southern Charm” on the Bravo network, you know it follows the lives of several people in Charleston who have too much money and spend their time drinking, arguing, hooking up, wearing different outfits and drinking.
I should note that I’m not a fan of reality TV because I generally dislike things that are stupid. Probably the most dreaded thing I’ve … Read the rest


Vernell Ragins

Posted on April 15, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Vernell Ragins died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born on Nov. 22, 1934, in Sumter County, he was the youngest of 10 children born to the late Eula Lee Harvin Ragins and Elijah Ragins.  Until his failing health, Vernell was a faithful member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, six children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. today at the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home.
A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 S.C. 261 … Read the rest


Lillie Irene Gay DuBose

Posted on April 15, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Lillie Irene Gay DuBose, 85 of Manning, formerly of Lumpkin, Ga., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. DuBose had been living in her home in Manning.

Irene-DuBoseBorn May 11, 1928, in Dodge County, Ga., Lillie Irene Gay DuBose was a daughter of William Arthur Gay and Nina Lorene Ryals. Irene Gay married Jesse Isaiah DuBose, who was a lawyer.  When they moved to Lumpkin, she was hired as the home economist for Stewart County.  Jesse opened a law office in Stewart County.

Irene’s professional career began in February 1950. She taught home economics to high school … Read the rest


Wreck with injuries at Silver, Peacock roads

Posted on April 15, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders are currently working a two-car wreck with injuries in the vicinity of Silver and Peacock roads. Traffic may be slower during this time. The extent of injuries are unknown. There was no entrapment in the vehicles, but back-up has been called for traffic control.


UPDATE: Overturned truck sends driver to hospital

Posted on April 15, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe driver of an 18-wheeler who drove the vehicle off the left side of U.S. 15 North about two miles from the Sumter-Clarendon line was transported by Clarendon EMS to Clarendon Memorial Hospital, according to Fire Chief Frances Richbourg.

Richbourg and firefighters responded to the wreck about 7:20 a.m. today due to reports of a fuel leak from the truck, which was hauling food products.

“The leak wasn’t much at all,” she said. “Once we got to looking at it, we didn’t see that much leaking out.”

Over the scanner firefighters estimated about 10 gallons of fuel trickled out of … Read the rest


County firefighters responding to gas spill on U.S. 15 North toward Sumter

Posted on April 15, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department and S.C. Highway Patrol is responding to a tractor-trailer truck that has turned on its side and spilled fuel on U.S. 15 North, about two miles from the Sumter-Clarendon line. Traffic is heavy, but the truck is not blocking the highway.

UPDATE (12:12 p.m.): Overturned truck sends driver to hospital

 


Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers

Posted on April 15, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ANDALUSIA, Ala. – Thelma Kathryn “Kathy” Flowers, 57, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Andalusia.

Kathy-Flowers-001Born April 16, 1956, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late William Oliver White, Sr. and Thelma White.  She was a member of the Beva Baptist Church of Andalusia.

Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Lowder (Bill) of Manning and Dana Walton (Brad) of Florida; one brother, Billy White (Pat) of Manning; a sister, Linda McClendon (Don) of Georgia; and three grandchildren, Bailey & Thomas Lowder and Miles Walton.

A visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home. … Read the rest


Mobile Library at Turbeville IGA today

Posted on April 15, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stop today:

2-4 p.m., Turbeville IGA.

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Anthony: $443K deficit for first reading of County Budget

Posted on April 14, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

lynden-anthony-budgetClarendon County Controller Lynden Anthony told Clarendon County Council on Monday night that there is currently a $443,194 deficit in the proposed budged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
“We do have a deficit for first reading, but we will come back at second reading hopefully having balanced that,” Anthony said.
Anthony estimated the county would spend about $19,460,234 in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. This is about $1.2 million more than the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. He said the county will bring in about $19,017,040 in revenue.
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