Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hospital CFO offers financial snapshot

Posted on January 29, 2015 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Clarendon Memorial Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer John Shaughnessy reported Tuesday evening on the hospital’s finances during the regular board meeting.

Collections for December were $2,979,000, he said.

“Which is up, considering our average is usually around $2,600,000,” he said, which reflected changes in the business office and a more comprehensive approach to collecting.

The healthcare system’s debt service coverage ratio is compliant with bond covenants set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he said. Cash on hand at the end of December was 22.86 days.

The system posted a $182,988 loss for December. Year to date was a $541,634 … Read the rest

Grief Support group to meet

Posted on January 29, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Bethlehem, Jordan and Union United Methodist churches will join Agape Hospice of Manning in holding a support group for those who have lost loved ones in the past two years. The first meeting will be held noon Feb. 21 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall. Lunch will be served. For more information, call Pastor Wallace Culp at (803) 435-4000.

Jessie James Welch Jr.

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Jessie James Welch Jr., 72, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at Tuomey Hospital.
Born January 2, 1943, in Turbeville, he was the son of the late Jessie James Welch, Sr. and the late Doris Aletha Watts Welch. He was raised in the John K. Croswell Home for Children, he was a U.S. Army veteran and he was a member St. James Lutheran Church.
He is survived by two sisters, Emmie Lou Singletary (Louis) of Sumter and Mary Lee Welch Morris of Wisacky; a brother, James Laurin Welch of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for … Read the rest

Forecast calls for increasing warmth as day progresses

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Staff Reports

It’s currently 29 degrees with 82 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are calm.

Today should be mostly sunny with a high near 57.

Tonight’s forecast calls for cloudiness with a low around 43 as south winds reach 7 to 10 mph much later.



SECC continues registration today

Posted on January 29, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Summerton Early Childhood Center is urging parents of prekindergarten – 4-year-old children – and kindergarten – 5-year-old children – students to complete the early registration process for their children for the 2015-16 school year. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Friday. Parents are asked to bring their children’s birth certificates, Social Security cards, immunization records and proofs of residency.

Today in history …

Posted on January 29, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe publishes “The Raven” in the New York Evening Mirror. It is the first poem bearing his real name.
1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.
1936 – The Baseball Hall of Fame presents its first inductees, which include Detroit Tigers center-fielder Ty Cobb, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson, New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson, New York Yankees right-fielder Babe Ruth, and Pittsburgh Pirates short-stop Honus Wagner.

Tindal to hold Saturday with the Superintendent

Posted on January 29, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon 2 Superintendent John Tindal will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the District 2 administrative office, 15 Major Drive in Manning, for Saturday with the Superintendent. This is a time for residents and parents to discuss any issues, ideas, concerns or good news with Tindal and the district.

Taste of Home Recipe of the Day

Posted on January 29, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times will be featuring one special recipe per day from our friends at Taste of Home until we host the Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12. Join us that day as celebrity chef Michelle Roberts provides great, easy and delicious recipes on the Weldon Auditorium stage. Craft, food and arts vendors will also be on hand. VIP admission is $35, while general admission is $12 before the event. Get your tickets at The Manning Times, the Chamber of Commerce or Weldon. Don’t miss it. In the meantime, enjoy this recipe for Baked Potato Pizza.


Happy Birthday: Ace Casten

Posted on January 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Ace Casten a very happy birthday!

Fire Ants hosting softball clinic

Posted on January 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

FireAnts_logo_head_webThe Fire Ants Softball program will host a Winter Clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of South Carolina Sumter practice facility on University Drive in Sumter. The cost is $50 per player. Early registration is requested and can be completed online at Lunch and water will be provided for all participants. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Players need to bring gloves, cleats and sneakers. The clinic includes training on all aspects of the game. For more information, call Head Coach Adrienne Cataldo at (803) 983-3906.

Happy Birthday: Denise Bethea

Posted on January 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes Denise Bethea a very happy birthday!

Police charged man with resisting arrest, DUI, outstanding warrants

Posted on January 28, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Tony Maurice Fulton, 30, of 2130 Mallette Road in Manning, was charged about 9:25 p.m. Jan. 15 on Paxville Highway with resisting arrest, along with being served with bench warrants for Family Court and driving under the influence.

According to reports, Sgt. Alexander Dukes initially responded after a call from an unidentified female saying that there was a man refusing to get out of her car. The woman told Dukes she just wanted him out of her car so “(she) could go.” The woman was allegedly Fulton’s mother, according to reports.

A warrant check revealed that Fulton had bench warrants … Read the rest

Happy Birthday: Dana Sprott

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Dana Sprott a very happy birthday!

Hospital board talks race, hiring practices

Posted on January 28, 2015 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

The issue of race and hiring practices at Clarendon Memorial Hospital arose during last night’s regular board meeting.

A discussion of whether the hospital has given fair shake to minority candidates for supervisory roles — and whether a board member and practicing physician has had support from the hospital — followed back and forth about whether the hospital’s insurance mandates a higher co-pay for employees who take their children to Hope-Health in Manning versus a lower co-pay for Sumter Peds.

Board of Trustees Vice Chairperson Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith — a medical director with Hope-Health and practicing pediatrician — said she … Read the rest

Santee Lynches to hold entrepreneurship summit

Posted on January 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Entrepreneurship and innovation will be the focus of business leaders and educators at the 3rd annual Santee Lynches Summit to be held Feb. 5 at the Health Science Center of Central Carolina Technical College, 133 S. Main St. in Sumter.

Brown Road property scorched

Posted on January 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

Brown road fire 1Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a mobile home, damaged a shed and left a scorched landscape in the field behind 2699 Brown Road.

EMS was on scene treating one person for unknown ailments.





Fire on Brown Road

Posted on January 28, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department is dealing with a fire at an abandoned mobile home on Brown Road near Paxville. According to dispatch reports, the fire also involves a shed and is threatening about four other structures. EMS has been called to check out one resident.

Man charged with marijuana found while he was trespassing

Posted on January 28, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John Louis Jr. Seigle, 43, of 12917 S.C. 260 in Manning, was charged about 10:44 p.m. Jan. 17 with simple possession of marijuana and trespass of real property, and was served with outstanding warrants, after an employee with a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway told the Manning Police Department that Seigle had been put on trespass notice for the store prior to that day.

According to reports, a warrant check revealed outstanding warrants, though reports did not indicate what the warrants were for. Police also located a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana in Seigle’s right front … Read the rest

Get your tickets for Taste of Home!

Posted on January 28, 2015 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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

Shaffer: Crime down in 2014

Posted on January 28, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Both violent and property crimes were down in 2014, compared to the previous year, said Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer on Monday during Manning City Council’s regular monthly meeting.
“Overall, we’ve seen an 11.5 percent decrease, and that’s great compared to other areas in South Carolina,” Shaffer said. “Particularly, South Carolina s a whole has increased historically, as it did last year. A decrease of 11.5 percent is a testament to the hard work between both our officers and the residents of Manning.”
The city had zero reported homicides in 2014, compared to one the previous year. There were also … Read the rest


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