Monthly Archives: June 2014

Manning-Santee makes post season

Posted on June 30, 2014 10:10 pm by Ted E. Spencer

Post 68 beat Cheraw 17-8 Monday night to clinch fourth place in their region and earn a spot in the post season. Check back for details on Post 68’s first playoff game.

Large parcels of land next to lake and refuge placed in easement

Posted on June 30, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

SNWR for web

The Santee National Wildlife Refuge, pictured here, just got a sizable buffer as 192.06 acres of adjoining land has been placed in a conservation easement.










One hundred and ninety two acres of land, some of which borders Lake Marion and Santee National Wildlife Refuge, has been placed into a conservation easement.

The Congaree Land Trust paid $192,060 to Willow Oak Gun Club LLC for several parcels of land along Dingle Pond and Palmer roads to be placed in an easement, records show, that will effectively buffer the refuge and ensure no … Read the rest

One man dead, another in custody after Summerton shooting

Posted on June 30, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

sheriff-sealOne Summerton man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting incident late Sunday night at a home on Louis Street in Summerton.

Domnee Lilwill Lawson died shortly after 12 a.m. Monday at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Deputies found him at his home, 1042 Louis St. in Summerton, about 11:49 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound. Reports indicate that Raheme Kendo Jamison met the victim at a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Street in West Summerton, and the two began to argue.

Maj. Kipp Coker of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said Jamison is charged in Lawson’s … Read the rest

Truck overturns, spills corn at Old Georgetown Road, North Brooks Street

Posted on June 30, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The intersection of North Brooks Street and Old Georgetown Road in Manning will be impassible for a little bit as workers with Scott Farms of Lane clean up corn spilled when a driver overturned his truck earlier today.

Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen said the driver likely “took the turn too sharply” while turning right onto Old Georgetown Road, causing the truck to overturn. He was unsure how long the intersection will be blocked. Police are currently redirecting traffic.

He said the driver – who is in his 60s – refused medical treatment, but had his wife drive him to … Read the rest

Honor your hero on July 4

Posted on June 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker wants to post your messages to your loved one serving in the military on July 4. Please send a picture with a FULL NAME, service branch and location where they are serving (even if locally in National Guard) to by July 3. We also need the FULL NAME and location of those sending the message.

We will begin posting messages 6 a.m. July 4, and will post throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost, no hassle. Just a nice gesture for your hard-working family member who serves our country and protects our freedoms day-in and … Read the rest

FTC: Phones should be back up

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

FTCA representative with FTC says phones should be operational now. He said that several links at the company’s central office experienced an outage, which then extended to several customers in Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.

FTC: Phone services interrupted for certain customers

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

FTCA representative from Farmers Telephone Cooperative has told The Manning Times that a service outage for phone service is happening in parts of Clarendon and Williamsburg County. They are investigating the source of the problem and working to correct it.

Phones down at Manning Times

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

Our phone lines are currently down. If you need assistance, please email We will let you know when they are back up.

Low pressure system forms off Florida

Posted on June 30, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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The chance of tropical storm formation of a low pressure system located 140 miles east-northeast of Melbourne Fla. is about 60 percent through the next 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

A tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week; chance of tropical storm formation through the next five days is 80 percent, the National Weather Service predicted.

For today’s forecast, a hazardous weather outlook was issued about 4 a.m., calling for the possibility of heavy rainfall late this afternoon and evening, causing flooding of low lying areas for the areas … Read the rest

DPS: Five killed on SC highways over weekend

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

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Department of Public Safety and Highway Patrol reported Monday morning that five people were killed on state roadways from 6 p.m. Friday through 12 a.m. Monday. This brings the total number of persons killed on South Carolina roads to 558 for the year, two more than this same time in 2013.

Clarendon County has suffered three such fatalities since the beginning of the year.

Elmer J. Davis

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


Elmer J. Davis

Elmer J. Davis, a resident of Manning for more than 20 years, died Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Elmer was a devoted Seventh-Day Adventist. He was a strong and honest man that believed in hard work and the Lord He could be rigid in his beliefs, but would do almost anything for those who passed “the grade.” He was a great friends. Elmer helped raise three strong and independent children. He leaves behind a legacy of strength that will be passed on for generations to come. For those who loved him, he will be missed.

Survivors include three … Read the rest

Richbourg: Suspected house fire a false alarm

Posted on June 30, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A suspected house fire at a home on Kingstree Highway in Manning was actually a large debris fire, according to Clarendon County Fire Chief Frances Richbourg.

“A passing motorist called 911 thinking the home was on fire,” Richbourg called. “I’m not upset, though. It is good that we have concerned residents. Everything is under control.”









The Mt. Hope Scrolls: Mysterious numbers

Posted on June 30, 2014 8:08 am by Bobby Jonté

bobby-jonteI was in a secret club one time. Mike, Thomas and I had a secret club. We were the only members. We had a secret password but I don’t remember what it was. We would pool our money and buy comic books, locks to keep people out of our secret clubhouse. It was great fun. After all these years, I still have to contend with secret clubs.

A recent visit to the doctor’s office proved that there are still secret clubs. Just like my club, they won’t tell you any information. They give out a little information but won’t explain … Read the rest

Posted on June 30, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


UPDATE: Sumter deputies say woman found with relatives

Posted on June 30, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

sarah kirvenSUMTER — Sumter County deputies said an 84-year-old woman last seen Sunday evening was found with relatives early Monday morning, not long after they alerted the media.

Ann Kirven suffers from Alzheimer’s and is partially deaf, and was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted on June 30, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair is actively seeking employers who will be3 filling positions immediately within 90 days of the event. Employers should email Karenanne Graves as before Tuesday.

The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

Margaret Smith

Posted on June 29, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Margaret Smith, 88, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in Sumter.

Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Alcolu, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Henry and Estell Webb Smith.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mary C. Theus, 1251 Goward Road in Alcolu.

Funeral services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.



Jack Edward Wilkes

Posted on June 29, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Jack Edward Wilkes

OLANTA — Jack Edward Wilkes, age 68, died Friday, June 27, 2014, after an illness.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Olanta Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Caleb Jessie Wilkes and Gladys Roberta Floyd Wilkes. He was a retired farmer and worked with McElveen Farms for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya (Matt) … Read the rest

Posted on June 29, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Scott’s Branch Alumnni Golf Tournament

Posted on June 29, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association will hold its 3rd annual Benefit Golf Tournament July 5, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., at Foxboro Golf Club. It will be four-man, captain’s choice format at $200 per team. Tournament package include3s green fee and cart, meal, refreshments while playing, prizes and trophies, as well as door prizes. Hole sponsorships are available. All proceeds will benefit the Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Register by calling (816) 431-0016, (202) 257-6275 or (803) 485-8164.











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