Monthly Archives: April 2015

Marol Kingwood Harvin

Posted on April 30, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Marol Kingwood Harvin, 72, wife of Davis Harvin, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1942, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Ollie Kingwood and Almetta Singleton Kingwood. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7131 U.S. 301 in Alcolu, with the Rev. Bennie McCants, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Presbyterian Church cemetery on Tennessee Street in Alcolu. The family will receive friends at the home, 112 Byrd St. in Sumter. Services have been entrusted to Samuels

Posted on April 30, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Georgia animal rescue looking for help transporting cat to Maine

Posted on April 30, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

An animal rescue in Georgia is looking for help Saturday to transport a ginger cat on its way to Maine. Imagine Home of Georgia is looking to transport Piper, a male ginger cat, to Houlton, Maine, and is asking a animal-loving resident in Clarendon County to help on the leg from Manning to Florence on Interstate 95. The all-volunteer feline transport group expects the cat to come through about 10 a.m. Saturday, and for the trip through the area to take about 45 minutes, until he will be handed off to the next volunteer on his way to Maine, where… Read the rest

Ernest Wilson Baker Jr.

Posted on April 30, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Ernest Wilson Baker Jr., 70, husband of Miriam Green Baker, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Born Nov. 15, 1944, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Ernest Wilson Baker Sr. and Lois T. Baker. He started his first business as owner and operator of a Texaco Station on Guignard Drive in Sumter at age 22. He opened his first used car business in the early 1970s. He moved to Manning in 1973 and started Ernest Baker Ford, which he operated from 1975-1984. He also built the Western Steer Steakhouse in Manning in 1983, currently Yucatan Restaurant.… Read the rest

Manning woman charged with PWID marijuana

Posted on April 30, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Skylar Dawn Fulton, 19, of 1175 Summerford Lane in Manning, was charged about 11:15 p.m. April 6 at a safety checkpoint in the area of Old Georgetown Road and Bob White Drive in Manning with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, police smelled “a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle,” and Cpl. W.B. Secrist II asked Fulton if there was any marijuana in the vehicle. Fulton allegedly answered in the negative. She then told Secrist that she had a blunt but threw it out before she reached the checkpoint.… Read the rest

Ruby Marine Barwick Bryant

Posted on April 30, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Ruby Marine Barwick Bryant, 92, widow of Allen Oliver Bryant Sr., died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her home in Sumter. Born Nov. 5, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charles Levi Barwick and Alice Logan Barwick. Survivors include four daughters, Elaine Strassburg of Little River, Glenda Guillotte (Callie) and June Strickland (Marion), both of Sumter, and Donna Nesbitt of Columbia; three sons, Norris Bryant (Debbie) of Lexington, Wayne Bryant (Vickie) of Manning and Danny Bryant of Columbia; two sisters, Lois Poston of Great Falls and Esther Thomas of Manning; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;… Read the rest

Object in roadway on I-95

Posted on April 30, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting an object in the road at the 130 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Reports do not indicate what the object is. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Wreck with no injuries on I-95

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the 122 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. There are no injuries. Traffic will be slower.

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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51-year-old Sumter woman found by deputies

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Doris Williams, the 51-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week, has been located by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Williams had been reported last seen March 26. Investigators said Thursday afternoon that Williams had been located and was in good health. No charges are expected in the investigation.

Sumter deputies seeking 28-year-old woman

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 28-year-old woman last seen nearly two months ago. Naomi Collins was last seen March 4 near U.S. 15 South and Country Springs Drive. She is described as a white female with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5-foot-1 and weighing about 128 pounds. “In addition to the lengthy time Collins has been missing, authorities have received unsubstantiated reports that make investigators concerned for her well-being,” said Public Information Officer Braden Bunch in a release. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office… Read the rest

2nd annual Koozie Kontest; Carolina, Clemson chairs are grand prize!

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

It’s time for the 2nd annual Koozie Kontest, sponsored by the Bank of Greeleyville and The Manning Times. Stop by The Manning Times or any of the locations of the Bank of Greeleyville to pick up your free Koozie. Then, take an interesting and creative picture of yourself with the Koozie and email it to editorial@manninglive.com. We will post entries in a gallery on The Manning Times’ Facebook page. We will have two winners this year, judged on the most LIKES on the photos posted to OUR gallery. Shares to one’s own page with additional likes will not be counted.… Read the rest

Manning woman threatens another over man

Posted on April 30, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 39-year-old woman living in the 200 block of East Hospital Street told the Manning Police Department about 3:15 p.m. March 31 that a 31-year-old Manning woman cursed her and made verbal threats against her about 3 p.m. that day. The woman told police that the suspect told her, “You’re nothing but a b—-,” and also, “Anywhere we see you, we are going to jump you and fight you.” She said the woman and others have “texted her phone numerous times and have made comments on her Facebook,” reports state. The victim told police the dispute was over a man… Read the rest

Fuel pipeline proposed from Florida to South Carolina

Posted on April 30, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

GREENVILLE (AP) — A Texas company is working on plans to build a fuel pipeline from Florida to South Carolina. Kinder Morgan of Houston said it hopes to begin construction of the $1 billion pipeline next spring, The Greenville News reported. The proposal calls for the 360-mile pipeline to run from Jacksonville, Florida, to a 900,000 barrel tank farm in Belton. Tithe Palmetto Pipeline Project would run underground through 100 miles and five counties in South Carolina – Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Abbeville, before ending in Anderson. Kinder Morgan recently met with Anderson County officials about the project. It has… Read the rest

Wreck with injuries on I-95

Posted on April 30, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with minor injuries at the 113 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. According to dispatch, there is no vehicle entrapment. Reports indicate a vehicle hit a tree. Traffic will be slower.

Wreck at 112SB on I-95

Posted on April 30, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further information at the 112 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic will likely be slower during this time.

Jannie Mae Wells Wilson

Posted on April 30, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Jannie Mae Wells Wilson, 78, widow of Roosevelt “Randy” Wilson, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the home of her daughter, Geneva Wilson Burgess, 12392 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu. Born Oct. 4, 1936, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Aaron Tomlin and Maude Wells Bowman. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Posted on April 30, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Video: Relay Survivors’ Reception

Posted on April 30, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Survivors’ Reception was held Monday at Manning First Baptist Church. The church’s puppet ministry provided a puppet show, while Linda and Shelley Rebekah Richburg provided a musical performance. Maya Smiling also read a poem.

Prosecutors: Don’t toss DUI cases for imperfect video

Posted on April 30, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

By SEANNA ADCOX The Associated Press COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina prosecutors want state law to de-emphasize video in drunken driving cases, saying too many are being dismissed because of imperfect recordings. But defense attorneys counter the solution is better officer training, not lowering of standards. Since 1998, state law has required videotaping of drunken driving arrests. Recordings must begin as soon as an officer activates blue lights and include on-site sobriety tests as well as the breath test, if a suspect agrees to take it. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday debated a bill that inserts a line in… Read the rest

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