Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wreck at 122 I-95 exit sends one to hospital

Posted on January 14, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol reported earlier that a wreck at the 122 exit on the northbound side of Interstate 95 sent one person to the hospital. Dispatchers reported that there was no entrapment in the car, but the driver was sent to the Clarendon Memorial Hospital ER and was under the influence of alcohol. Manninglive.com will have more information Thursday.


Lady Cats bested by Lady Generals

Posted on January 14, 2015 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Laurence Manning Academy’s Lady Swampcats lost yesterday’s matchups with Thomas Sumter Academy.

The varsity squad fell 40-52. Brooke Bennett scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

The junior varsity girls lost 19-21. Macey Wilson put up 5 points.

LMA next plays away on Thursday at Trinity Byrnes.


Happy Birthday: Ashley Ardis

Posted on January 14, 2015 1:01 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Ashley Ardis a very happy birthday!


Squire Parsons to perform Sunday

Posted on January 14, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Squire Parsons will hold a concert at Clarendon Baptist Church in Alcolu at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The concert is free to the public, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (803) 473-2376 or email office@clarendonbaptist.org.


County names interim economic development director

Posted on January 14, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

county sealRobert N. “Bobby” Boykin Jr. has been named interim director for the Clarendon County Development Board, and will serve in that capacity while the board and other county officials work on finding a replacement for former Director John Truluck.
Boykin retired last summer from NBSC, where he was the regional marketing president for the Northeast, covering Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown and Horry Counties.
“We believe he has the experience needed to guide us while we go through this transition,” said County Administrator David Epperson.
Boykin has also served as chairman of the Sumter County Development Board.


McElveen named Top F.E. DuBose Student of the Quarter

Posted on January 14, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Jake McElveen was named recently as the Director’s Choice for Top Student of the Quarter at Central Carolina Technical College.
Jake McElveen


BOLO: Black older-model Chevy truck

Posted on January 14, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the lookout for a 35-year-old white male who is armed with a black handgun and driving a black older-model Chevrolet truck. According to reports from dispatch, the man was at a home on Main Street in Turbeville earlier this morning where an assault and domestic problem took place. Reports did not indicate the man’s role in those altercations. The man has allegedly threatened suicide. Anyone seeing a vehicle matching this description should call 911 immediately.
BOLO


Lady Monarchs defeat Lady Falcons

Posted on January 14, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs defeated the Darlington High School Lady Falcons, 53-39, on Tuesday night.


Happy Birthday: Heatherly Brammer

Posted on January 14, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes Heatherly Brammer a very happy birthday.


Cold and cloudy

Posted on January 14, 2015 8:08 am by Staff Reports

It’s currently 34 degrees with 94 percent humidity and winds out of the north at 9 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s high is expected to be 43.

Tonight we’ll likely see patchy fog after 1 a.m. with a low around 32.

 

 

 


Today in history …

Posted on January 14, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Fla., to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill. In Casablanca, the two sit down to discuss strategy and to study the next phase of World War II.

1967 – The Human Be-in takes place in San Francisco, Calif., launching the Summer of Love.

1973 – Elvis Presley’s concert “Aloha from Hawaii” is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watch broadcast by an individual entertainer in TV history.

 


Apply for a USDA rural broadband grant

Posted on January 14, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The deadline for applications to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for Fiscal Year 2015 Community Connect Program grants is Feb. 17. The minimum amount for grants awarded will be $100,000, with the maximum at $3 million.
“USDA’s Community Connect Grant Program ensures that rural residents have the ability to run businesses, get the most from their education, and benefit from the infinite services that fast, reliable broadband provides,” said Rural Development State Director Vernita Dore.


Golf cart stolen from Manning home

Posted on January 13, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A burgundy and beige Club Car golf cart valued at $1,200 was reportedly stolen from a lot in the 1000 block of Randolph’s Landing Way between 8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 8:58 a.m. Jan. 9. The victim told deputies that the motorized vehicle has a burgundy body with beige seats, and that black electrical tape was securing the vehicle’s headlights, with white tape covering splits and tears on the seat.


Donations page set up for motorcycle wreck victim

Posted on January 13, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Friends and family members of a Manning man severely injured Saturday in a motorcycle wreck have set up a GoFundMe page to help with his medical costs.
Kevin Cribb, 36, was involved in a motorcycle wreck late Saturday afternoon on Gibbons Street in Manning.
“No one saw the accident,” said sister Kerrie Cribb. “But people heard it and called 911.
Cribb was taken to Clarendon Memorial Hospital, and was immediately flown by helicopter to the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
“He’s in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU),” Kerrie Cribb said Monday. “He has a brain … Read the rest


Santee Electric warns members of possible weather conditions

Posted on January 13, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

santee electricElectric cooperatives in South Carolina are monitoring a weather system that may produce icy conditions in some parts of the state. Freezing rain is forecast to begin in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday.
“We are tracking the weather and preparing for anything that comes our way,” said Todd Carter, vice-president of loss control and training at The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.
If necessary, electric cooperatives headquartered south of Interstate 20 are prepared to send line workers north to help restore power. Co-op personnel in Georgia and Western North Carolina are also available for assisting if needed. Though early predictions … Read the rest


Wreck and Bonanza Crossing, Bloomville Road

Posted on January 13, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further details in the vicinity of Bonanza Crossing and Bloomville Road. According to reports, the vehicle is upright, and authorities report no entrapment or injuries.


Carrie Mae Romeo

Posted on January 13, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Carrie Mae Romeo, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Romeo Sr. and Amellia Romeo.

The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Lucinda Romeo, 4268 Elliot Road in Pinewood.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.


William King Lawson

Posted on January 13, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

William King “Brother” Lawson, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Born March 24, 1943, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Nathaniel and Major Louise Lawson.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1555 Lilly Martin Road in Summerton.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.


GALLERY: Local AKA chapter spreads holiday cheer over holidays

Posted on January 13, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

By JACKIE SHERIOD-SCOTT

As students recently returned from the Winter Holiday break, Phi Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was thrilled with the number of students that received kid friendly food items during the holidays.
Members of Phi Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. embarked on what they hope will be an annual community-wide program. They decided this winter holiday to assist as many students and families with kid friendly food items for children to take home.
Studies show that many students eat their best meals during school hours. The local chapter is certainly … Read the rest


Happy Birthday: McKenzie Prothro

Posted on January 13, 2015 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes McKenzie Prothro a very happy birthday!


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