Monthly Archives: August 2014

Manning Community Festival this weekend

Posted on August 28, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Summerton woman charged for assault at Sumter nursing home

Posted on August 28, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

andrea-martice-lawsonAndria Martice Lawson, 24, of Urbana Road in Summerton, was charged Monday with one count each of abuse of a vulnerable adult and neglect of a vulnerable adult in her role as a nurse’s assistant at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center on Pinewood Road in Sumter.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Lawson allegedly struck a 70-year-old woman in the chest “repeatedly,” after snatching the woman’s gown off of her. The woman had reportedly asked Lawson to help her change out of the gown.


Walmart offering Teacher Appreciation Day Aug. 28

Posted on August 27, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

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Walmart in Manning will hold Teacher Appreciation Day between 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and give teachers 20 percent off school supplies during that time. Teachers will need to show their school IDs during that time for the discount.


First Day of School: Allen Johnson

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

allen johnsonAllen Johnson was all smiles on his way to K4 at Laurence Manning Academy Wednesday morning.

 


Manning High improves half-point on ACT score

Posted on August 27, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING HIGH SCHOOLManning High School was recognized last week as one of 89 throughout the state to make what state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais called “significant improvement” on the ACT.

MHS made a half-point improvement over 2013, two-tenths more than the three-tenths required for significant improvement, Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal said.

“I’m proud of the progress that we’ve made,” he said. “Obviously our scores are going in the right direction. We’d love to be at the state average, but I’m proud of our students and our staff.”

The national average for ACT composite scores was 21; South Carolina’s … Read the rest


Walmart offering Teacher Appreciation Day Aug. 28

Posted on August 27, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

walmartheart18Walmart in Manning will hold Teacher Appreciation Day between 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and give teachers 20 percent off school supplies during that time. Teachers will need to show their school IDs during that time for the discount.

 


Summerton’s National Night Out drew large crowd

Posted on August 27, 2014 11:11 am by Staff Reports

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Lawrence Hammett first got involved with National Night Out 11 years ago.

As a state constable, he understands the value of working closely with people to ensure neighborhoods are safe and crime is kept in check.

“Communities all over the U.S. need to come together with law enforcement,” he said, and he wants folks to feel at ease in approaching police with information needed to stop crimes before they occur. “We’re here to help.”

Hammett’s message to the crowd Monday evening at the Summerton Police Department … Read the rest


BOLO for 2008 Ford F250

Posted on August 27, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

BOLOClarendon County dispatchers have issued a BOLO (be on the look out) for a black 2008 Ford F250 reportedly taken from a business in Turbeville about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Reports indicate the vehicle was headed toward Manning.


First Day of School: Hunter Lane Barnes

Posted on August 27, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

HUNTER LANE BARNESHunter Lane Barnes attended his first day of K3 at Laurence Manning Academy today.

 


Red Cross Volunteer Orientation

Posted on August 27, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

american red crossThe Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer its New Volunteer Orientation and Disaster Services Overview from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15 at 17 Maple St. in Manning. For more information, or to register, call (803) 755-2363.


Sunny and clear

Posted on August 27, 2014 9:09 am by Staff Reports

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According to the National Weather Service, today’s forecast calls for a high near 92 under sunny skies.

It’s currently about 73 degrees with humidity levels at 74 percent and winds out of the north at 7 mph.

Tonight should be clear with a low around 64 degrees.

 

 


Taw Caw Pastor’s Anniversary

Posted on August 27, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

church-news-pink-purple-featuredTaw Caw Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor William T. Johnson’s 32nd anniversary at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 during regular morning worship. The Rev. Rossi Ramsey, associate minister of Enon Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m., with devotional service at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Yvonne Parson at (803) 473-3977.


Friday last day to send Hugo recollections

Posted on August 27, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is now less than a month away, and The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to mtsceditorial@gmail.com as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!


A guide to county’s crackdown on primary residence ‘fraud’

Posted on August 27, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

primary residenceThe owners of 180 properties spread throughout Clarendon County will be getting an interesting letter from the county soon.

Clarendon Administrator David Epperson said Tuesday that these properties are misidentifying as “primary residences,” and they are being assessed at the wrong interest rate for property tax purposes.

“There are certain requirements you have to go through and meet for the Assessor’s Office to qualify your property as one of primary residence, which leads to a lower interest rate of 4 percent,” Epperson said. “If you can’t meet those requirements, your property is assessed at the rate of 6 percent.”

Through … Read the rest


Lady Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy

Posted on August 26, 2014 10:10 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats Volleyball Team defeated Carolina Academy in three games on Tuesday, with scores of 26-24, 25-12 and 25-19. Courtney Beatson had eight kills and seven serve points, while Sara Herbert had five kills and 16 serve points. The team plays Wednesday against Williamsburg Academy.

 


Florence County following car on I-95 toward Clarendon

Posted on August 26, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolDispatchers have alerted Clarendon County authorities that Florence County law enforcement officers are currently following a vehicle headed toward Clarendon County in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Reports indicate the driver of the small blue car fled the scene of a crime in progress, and Florence County deputies are attempting to make the vehicle return to Florence County. Be careful out there.


JV Lady Swampcats victorious in volleyball

Posted on August 26, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA ShieldThe Junior Varsity Lady Swampcats won 25-12 and 25-9 in two games against Carolina Academy at home on Tuesday night.


County officials: 180 properties misidentifying as ‘primary residences’

Posted on August 26, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

property-tax-house1Clarendon County officials said Tuesday that a partnership with a Charlotte-based company has uncovered 180 properties on the county’s tax rolls that are incorrectly identified as the owners’ primary residences.

“This is a project that we have been working on for the past year,” said Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson. “This has really been a problem throughout the state of South Carolina where you have property owners with homes in more than one location, and they’re claiming both homes as primary residences.”

Homes claimed as primary residences carry a tax-assessed value of 4 percent. Second homes that are not recognized … Read the rest


Arlena Wilson Spann

Posted on August 26, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

OBITS-BACKGROUND-8-smallerArlena Wilson Spann, devoted wife of 62 years to Willie Lee Spann Sr., died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Born Nov. 30, 1936, in Bordeau, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Rev. James Maylon and Willie Mae Tucker Wilson.

The family will receive friends at the home, 200 Collins St. in Manning.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and Delaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning.


Counterfeit bills being used at Manning businesses

Posted on August 26, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

counterfeit-moneyDet. Rick Elms with the Manning Police Department said Tuesday that a string of counterfeit bills have been used at businesses within city limits in the past week.

Businesses hit have included the Dollar General at 500 W. Boyce St.; the CVS at 471 W. Boyce St.; Walmart on Paxville Highway; and the Dollar General at 610 S. Mill St.

“We do have a possible counterfeiting ring going around town, and we want businesses to be aware of what’s going on,” Elms said.

He advised that, in some instances, those passing the bills – which included denominations in $20, $50 … Read the rest





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