Monthly Archives: April 2015

Duke Progress reporting outages

Posted on April 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Duke Progress Energy is reporting several outages in the downtown Manning area which is affecting about 800 residents. No information as to the cause of the outage is available at this time. Outages are shown on a map on South Mill Street, Huggins Street, Silver Road and Alex Harvin Highway. Estimated time of restoration is 4:30 p.m.
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Duke Progress: We will never call customers about cut-offs

Posted on April 29, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Duke Progress Energy is reminding its customers Wednesday morning that employees will never call asking for payments of late bills to prepaid cards, or threaten to cut-off electricity due to refusal to do so.
An incident Monday in Florence led the company to tell WBTW that scammers use the phone, email and even in-person visits to siphon money from victims. The latest is Jeanne’s Mart and Grill, whose owner was called Monday and told she needed to pay $1,500 on prepaid cards or her lights would be cut off in 30 to 45 minutes.
The woman complied and paid roughly … Read the rest


Louis Miller

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

TURBEVILLE – Louis Miller, 55, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 11, 1959, in Turbeville, a son of the late Robert Harrison and Ruby Player Miller.
The family is receiving friends at his home, 2204 Plantation Village in Turbeville.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Sumter deputies seek missing woman

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

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 51-year-old Sumter County woman who was last seen March 26.
Family members last saw Doris Williams at a home on Roche Road in Sumter County. They describe her as a black female, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5-foot-11 and weights about 200 pounds. She wears glasses and drives a two-door, gray Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000.
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DNR taking gator hunting apps starting May 1

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

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting online applications for the 2015 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season.


More than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina and the population is not threatened by the regulated removal of a relatively small number of alligators. Last year, hunters took 312 alligators during the public alligator-hunting season, with the average size being eight and a half feet in length.

A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt and a $15 nonrefundable … Read the rest


Summerton home’s garden damaged

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

A 49-year-old man living in the 1300 block of Challenger Court in Summerton told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 3:27 p.m. April 17 that someone drove onto his property and drove through his yard and garden that he had planted, breaking a sprinkler and water hose and causing about $200 in damages, sometime between 7 a.m. and the time of his complaint. The man told deputies that he was inside his home and that he heard someone come into his yard, but he thought they were just turning around.


MHS golf team makes regionals

Posted on April 29, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School golf team ended its regular season Tuesday night with a victory against C.E. Murray and Lee Central high schools. Coach Michael Baldwin said the team plays Tuesday in a regional match against Darlington High School.
Baldwin said the team’s score was 163, a season-low. C.E. Murray finished the match with 232, while Lee Central finished in third with 240.
Jacob Richburg scored 38, while McArthur Bennett scored 40, Hunter White 41 and Anders Land 44. Both White and Land had personal lows for the season. Brice Laney’s 52 and Josh Porter’s 53 were not included in … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on April 29, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1974 – Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.
1992 – Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
2011 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton marry.


Manning Rotary plans clean-up day

Posted on April 28, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Rotary Club will hold a downtown clean-up day starting 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Clarendon Gas on S.C. 260.


Enter the 2nd annual Koozie Kontest

Posted on April 28, 2015 7:07 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


Boat Club presents $2K scholarship to Wando High senior

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

Wando High School senior Hannah Patenaude, right, was selected among 26 applicants for the $2,000 Goat Island Boat Club scholarship. The award was presented Friday night during opening ceremonies for the 36th annual Striped Bass Festival by club scholarship chairman Hal White.
“She is in the top 2 percent of her class,” White said of Patenaude. “She has a GPA of 4.0 and a South Carolina GPA of 5.158, which I believe is the highest I’ve ever seen.”
Patanaude said she had aspirations to attend Harvard, but accepted a scholarship to the University of Nevada honors program instead. She plans … Read the rest


Wreck with no injuries at S.C. 261, Larrimore Drive

Posted on April 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at S.C. 261 and Larrimore Drive in Manning.


Manning-Santee to hold meeting for Legion ball

Posted on April 28, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The American Legion will host an organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday for junior and senior members of the Manning-Santee Post 68 baseball team.
The team will play throughout the late spring and early summer against other legion teas.
Coach G.G. Cutter said boys interested in playing must be between the ages of 14-18.
He said the meeting will be held at the American Legion Hut on Sunset Drive in Manning.
For more information, call Cutter at (803) 225-2929.


Man gets third shoplifting charge over T-shirts, cleaner, Velveeta and candy

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

Wallace Eugene Curtis Gadson, 31, of 232 N. Church St. No. B in Manning, was arrested about 12:27 p.m. April 4 and charged with shoplifting, third or subsequent offense, at a store in the 100 block of North Brooks Street in Manning.
According to reports, an employee with the store told police that Gadson walked out of the store with something shoved inside the front of his sweat pants. The employee reported that Gadson was wearing a red jacked and dark-colored sweat paints.
Police found Gadson close by, and he allegedly pulled out a pack of white T-shirts valued at … Read the rest


Miss Clarendon puts lipstick on a fish

Posted on April 28, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz did the honors of putting lipstick on the striped bass that Miss Clarendon Teen 2015 Addison Hicks and her team, Jeffrey Black and Steven Elmore, ultimately had to kiss Friday night during opening ceremonies for the Striped Bass Festival. Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant co-lead executive director Carrie Trebil said about $1,000 was raised through the 2nd annual Kiss My Striped Bass for the Children’s Miracle Network.
ARIANA PUTTING LIPSTICK ON FISH


Students may register for Red Cross summer scholarship program

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

FLORENCE – High school and college students can win a scholarship this summer by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.
Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.
The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-old students to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.
“High school and college students … Read the rest


James Prince

Posted on April 28, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING – James “Sonny” Prince, 62, husband of Sarah McBride Prince, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his home.
Born June 14, 1952, in the Bloomville section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Clara Camelia Dow Prince.
The will family will receive friends at the home, 1031 Ernest Lane in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Happy Birthday: Zy’Kia Plowden

Posted on April 28, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

We received this message from Tiffany Belser:
“Happy birthday to Zy’Kia Plowden from your auntie, Tiffany! I love you baby, and I wish you many more birthdays … ”


Fire Department Blood Drive

Posted on April 28, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department will hold a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. today at Station 1, 219 Commerce Drive in Manning. Please make an effort to go by and support such a great cause with the American Red Cross. For appointments, call (843) 687-6120 or (803) 435-4075.


.38-caliber Smith and Wesson stolen from hotel room

Posted on April 28, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A .38-caliber black Smith and Wesson valued at $500 with a single magazine was reportedly stolen from a hotel room located in the 2800 block of Paxville Highway in Manning sometime between noon April 10 and 8 a.m. April 11.a.m.


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