Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dorothy Ann Pugh Huggins

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

Dorothy Ann Pugh Huggins, 68, widow of Jonathan Huggins Sr., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born May 8, 1946, in the Silver community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Willie “Punch” Tindal and Hannah Pugh Conyers and step-daughter of James Conyers. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Silver. She was employed at Summerton Diner and Sunshine Restaurant, until her health failed.
Survivors include her children, Joseph Pugh of Manning, Johnnie Huggins of Columbia, Kenneth (Celestine) Huggins of Sumter, … Read the rest


LMA Lady Cats split games with Carolina Academy

Posted on January 9, 2015 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

The JV Lady Swampcats beat the Lady Bobcats of Carolina Academy tonight at home, 28-16.

High scorer was Olivia Coker with 10 points.

The varsity Lady Cats lost 52-59.

High scorer was Courtney Beatson — pictured her snagging a pass in a different game — with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

LMA next faces off at home on Tuesday against Thomas Sumter.


Posted on January 9, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning man convicted, sentenced to 35 years for murder

Posted on January 9, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 21-year-old Manning man will spend more than three decades with the state Department of Corrections after a judge sentenced him to two serious sentences on Friday afternoon in Clarendon County General Sessions court.
A jury found Jonathan Cody Newman of 6051 S. Brewington Road in Manning, guilty Friday of one count of murder and one count of first-degree burglary in relation to a May 2013 home invasion that led to the death of Anthony Ronald Wimberly.


Oliver Harold Mizell Jr.

Posted on January 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Oliver Harold Mizell Jr., 55, husband of Elizabeth Ann Scott “Liz” Mizell, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at his home.

Born May 30, 1959, in San Diego, Calif., “Hal” was a son of the late Oliver Harold Mizell Sr. and the late Jean Gibson Mizell. He attended St. Matthias Episcopal Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning include two sisters, Libby Ann Jones of McCorey, Ariz. and Jackie McDevitt (Gary) of Columbiana, Ohio.

Services for Oliver Harold Mizell Jr. will be held privately.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


Manning man charged with Breach of Peace in Sumter County

Posted on January 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 30-year-old Manning man was charged about 2:41 a.m. Thursday with breach of peace in the 4700 block of Broad Street in Sumter after deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office initially approached him about sleeping in his car.
According to reports, David Dupree became belligerent and kept using profanity as deputies talked to him about sleeping in his car.
Initially, deputies knocked on his window several times to wake him up, and reported “smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle.” Dupree reportedly told deputies he had a few drinks earlier in the night.
Dupree gave … Read the rest


Gail Helen Singleton Kennedy

Posted on January 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Gail Helen Singleton Kennedy, 58, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital in Columbia.
Born March 7, 1956, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Delbert Harold Sr. and Olivet Galloway Singleton. She attended Clarendon County public Schools, graduating in 1974 from Manning High School. At an early age, Gail accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church. In 1977, she united with the St. Mark Seventh Day Adventist Church. In 2003, she reunited with Green Hill and served faithfully on the senior missionary ministry.… Read the rest


Times seeking Sales Executive

Posted on January 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times is currently accepting resumes for an honest, ambitious, self-motivated and experienced sales executive to join our team. Please email resumes, cover letters and references to manningsctimes@gmail.com, or fax to (803) 435-4189. Apply today!


John Joseph Mastrangelo Jr.

Posted on January 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John Joseph Mastrangelo Jr., 76, husband of Joyce Hansen Mastrangelo, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born June 17, 1938, in Staten Island, NY, Johnny was a son of the late John Joseph Mastrangelo Sr. and Angelina DeAngelo DeMartino. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge in Sumter and worked at The Palms at Wyboo Restaurant as a janitorial engineer.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning include three sons, John Joseph Mastrangelo III (Gilda) of Jackson, N.J., David Charles Mastrangelo (Eileen) of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and James … Read the rest


County Council to meet Monday

Posted on January 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Council will meet 6 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the County Administration Building. For more information, call (803) 435-0135.
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In Memory: Ida Harvin

Posted on January 9, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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LMA B-team falls to Heathwood Hall

Posted on January 9, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy boys B-team fell 39-29 at home on Thursday night to Heathwood Hall. J. Godwin scored nine points for the team, while Wyatt Rowland had eight and Luke DeCosta had seven. This brings the team’s record to 1-1 on the season. The boys’ next game will be today at Hammond School.


LMA girls B-team defeats Heathwood Hall

Posted on January 9, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy girls B-team defeated Heathwood Hall 16-15 at home on Thursday night. Katherine Burns scored six points, while Kayla Acord scored four. This brings the girls’ record to 2-0 on the season.


John Ervin Bennett

Posted on January 9, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

John Ervin Bennett, 62, husband of Daisy Johnson Bennett, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Charlie Northwood VAMC in Augusta, Ga.

Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Clarendon County, “J.B.” was the 11th child born to the late Joesephus and Queen E. Tindal Bennett. He attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating in 1970 from Scott’s Branch High School. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Prayer House Mission Church. J.B. will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Phoebe Brunson; and five brothers, Nathaniel, Eddie, Johnny, Joesephus Jr. and Alphonso Bennett.

Survivors … Read the rest


Paxville Family Dollar employees report robbery

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

Two female employees of the Family Dollar on U.S. 15 South in Paxville told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about , 10:09 p.m. Tuesday that an unidentified black male entered the store, presented a black handgun and told them, “This is a robbery, give me all the money.”
The employees told deputies they gave the suspect two clear bags containing $1,486 in cash during the incident, which happened about 8:53 p.m. Tuesday. One of the employees said she ran to the back of the store, went out the emergency exit and ran around to the front of the … Read the rest


Cold and cloudy

Posted on January 9, 2015 8:08 am by Staff Reports

It’s cloudy and overcast but not as brutally cold as it was yesterday.

It’s currently 29 degrees with 38 percent humidity and winds out of the southwest at 8 mph.

Today is forecast to be sunny with a high near 44 and winds out of the west at 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 24.

Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high near 44 and northeast winds from 8 to 11 mph.

Saturday night’s low is around 26.

Sunday holds a 20 percent chance of rain with a high near 50.


Today in history …

Posted on January 9, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the U.S.

1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1947 – Elizabeth “Betty” Short, known as the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.

 


Get your tickets for Taste of Home

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


The Manning Times will be hosting a Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. General admission will be $12, VIP admission will be $35. VIP admission will start at 4 p.m. that day, with a meet and greet with the Taste of Home celebrity chef from 4:30-5:30 p.m. General admission starts at 5 p.m. The show on the Weldon stage will start at 7 p.m. There will also be food, arts and crafts and boutique vendors throughout the complex. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning; Weldon Auditorium; … Read the rest


Vehicle hits building in Davis Station

Posted on January 8, 2015 4:04 pm by Staff

Clarendon County dispatch is currently reporting that a vehicle has hit a building near the Bronco Club in Davis Station. There is minor damage to the vehicle, a Jeep, and no injuries.

 


Going the extra mile

Posted on January 8, 2015 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Team Manning Cares.

That’s the hashtag Mayor Julia Nelson used to accompany a photo posted to her Facebook page this morning of Police Chief Blair Shaffer with two schoolchildren enjoying some hot chocolate on a cold morning.

“Special thanks to Team Manning (City of Manning Police Department) for delivering hot chocolate to children at a few local bus stops,” Nelson wrote. “This is what I call going the extra mile to assist in times of special situations. Great job & thanks for your efforts. #teammanningcares”

Temperatures this morning dipped into the teens as north winds reached 13 to 15 mph, … Read the rest


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