Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy Birthday

Posted on October 9, 2015 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

“Happy Birthday to my best friend, my soul mate, the best mother in the world and most of all my other half! I love you whole heartedly and I pray you have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday.”

Volunteers needed to cook meals at Camp Bob Cooper for flood survivors

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

Now that flood victims stranded at Scott’s Branch High School have been moved to Camp Bob Cooper, authorities are looking for volunteers who can help provide meals for the following two weeks. The survivors will remain at the camp until other arrangements can be made to place them in permanent housing.
To help, please call George Fogach at (803) 445-4250. George is in charge of the kitchen at Camp Bob Cooper.
If you are interested in donating supplies, call Janene Surette at (803) 518-1407. All supplies need to be taken to the Clarendon School District 1 Resource Center on Fourth … Read the rest

Hazel Wesley Pack

Posted on October 9, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Hazel Wesley Pack, 73, husband of Melanie Schultz Pack, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at a local nursing facility.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Ellie Picket Hudson Pack. He retired from Santee Print Works after 37 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, gardening, and flowers.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years; six children, Robert “Robbie” Pack of Vermont, Wesley Pack (Stacey) of Sumter, Kevin Pack (Laurie) of Sumter, Joseph Pack of Olanta, Jillian Pack of Sumter and Ellie Jackson (Marc) of Sumter; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; … Read the rest

‘Pizza Rescue Truck’ to stop at old Manning Walmart on Saturday

Posted on October 9, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Hunt Brothers Rescue Pizza Truck will stop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the old Manning Walmart Parking Lot on Paxville Highway, behind O’Reilly Auto Parts and Title Max. They will be serving pizzas by the slice and pie to families who need a hot meal during the day. The truck is coming from Kentucky and will be in South Carolina for 10 days, with Manning as its first stop.

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Clarendon

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

Three disaster recovery centers are open in Clarendon, Orangeburg and Sumter counties to help South Carolina flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Clarendon County
Weldon Auditorium
7 Maple St.

Orangeburg County
(government complex near police station)
8423 Old State Road
Holly Hill

Sumter County… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch shelter survivors moved to Camp Bob Cooper

Posted on October 9, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Samanthan McFadden woke up early Sunday morning to water coming into both sides of her small home at Meadowfield Apartments in Summerton.
“It was up to my hip by the time the Sheriff’s Office came to evacuate,” McFadden said. “We had to go out into the street to wait for the bus to come pick us up. The water was coming up so rapidly, it got up to my chest.”
McFadden was one of about 80 folks left at a Red Cross shelter set up at Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton due to this week’s historic flood. She was … Read the rest

95 still closed, state-maintained roads list closure updated

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

The state Department of Transportation has once again released an update on state-maintained roads within Clarendon County. This includes Interstate 95, whose status has not changed from the previous update. It remains closed from Manning to Turbeville to all traffic, including medical personnel. It is open to local traffic on southbound lanes from Orangeburg to Manning. It is open to northbound local traffic only from Turbeville to Florence County.
We understand folks want to know ways out of Clarendon County into other counties like Sumter and Florence. We at The Manning Times are uncomfortable giving out such information when it Read the rest

Summerton Rotary, Harvest Hope partner for flood relief

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

Harvest Hope Food Bank will deliver a truckload of food items for Clarendon flood victims to old Summerton High School, 3074 Fourth St. in Summerton, on Saturday. Distribution will be from noon to 3 p.m. while supplies last.
Summerton Rotary Club, the Town of Summerton, United Ministries of Clarendon County and Clarendon School District 1 will coordinate the distribution. The Mobile Food Bank will have enough boxes of food to provide for 350-500 families.
“Rotarian William Johnson was contacted by Rotary International Vice President Anne Matthews to help with the effort and immediately went to work,” Summerton Rotary Club President … Read the rest

Kingstree man charged with murder in Lake City incident

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

A Kingstree man has been charged with murder for his alleged role in an incident that left an East Clarendon High School graduate dead Thursday night.
Darnell O’Brian-Thomas Fulton, 25, of Kingstree, has been charged with murder, according to Lake City Police Capt. John Kelly. Kelly told the Florence Morning News that Fulton got into an argument with 28-year-old James Adam Culick about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the McDonald’s on Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City. Culick was ultimately shot in the face and died of his injuries at the scene.
An East Clarendon High School graduate, Culick was a … Read the rest

At least $300M in damages to SC crops

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


COLUMBIA – During the past few days here in South Carolina, I’ve watched, worried and prayed for friends and families who have been terribly affected by this natural disaster that has distressed our great state. As we pick up the pieces, our residents and farmers must be taken care of. Our priority is to protect life and property in harm’s way – and try to resume some sense of normalcy as we press on.
I toured the state by air on Monday and Tuesday and witnessed the shocking impact of the rainfall on our farms in … Read the rest

Horse Branch FWBC donation drive

Posted on October 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church will be holding a drive for donations from 4-6 p.m. today at the church’s fellowship hall. They are looking for items of clothing, including shoes, along with toys, pillows, blankets, household items, toiletries, diapers and non-perishable items. This is to help folks on that side of the county that is cut off from Manning due to a washout on U.S. 301 at Black River. Please consider going out and donating these items, if you can get there safely.

Photos from the Storm: Sen. Scott flies over Clarendon

Posted on October 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Emily Chisholm took these photos, which show her with a helicopter from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in which she and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott flew on Thursday.

Update on 95: Remains closed from Manning-Turbeville

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

The Manning Times has received an update from state Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Kudelka.
Interstate 95 remains opened to LOCAL SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC ONLY from I-26 in Orangeburg to Exit 119. Northbound is closed.
It remains opened to LOCAL NORTH BOUND TRAFFIC ONLY FROM EXIT 132 to I-20 in Florence.
The interstate remains closed to ALL TRAFFIC from Exit 119 to Exit 132, including medical personnel.

Georgia Pacific donates to Disaster Relief Distribution Center

Posted on October 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Submitted via Facebook

This photo from Manning Mayor Julia Nelson shows her and Councilman Clayton Pack with representatives from Georgia Pacific in Alcolu. The plant made a substantial donation Friday to Manning’s Disaster Relief Distribution Center, which is taking non-perishable food items and toiletries at Manning First Baptist Church. The center is a partnership between the city, First Baptist and New Springs Church.

Wreck with no injuries on South Mill Street

Posted on October 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Submitted via iPhone

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 400 block of South Mill Street. Traffic may be slower during this time.

East Clarendon High graduate killed at Lake City McDonald’s

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

A 28-year-old Barrineau native and East Clarendon High School graduate was killed Thursday night at a Lake City restaurant.
Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken said James Adam Culick, 28, now of Lake City, died from a gunshot wound.
According to Lake City Police Department Lt. John Kelly, the incident happened at the McDonald’s on Ron McNair Boulevard about 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Kelly told WBTW TV news that a suspect is in custody. His identity has not yet been released.
The Lake City Police Department and the Florence County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

Summerton Town Council canceled for October

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

Summerton Town Council’s scheduled meeting for Tuesday has been canceled, due to no business to discuss. The next council meeting will be held Nov. 10.

Care packages available through 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church

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

Anne Ridgill, a member of Manning First Baptist Church, worked on several tubs of care packages Friday morning outside the Daniels hardware building on church property. Each care package contains dry goods and non-perishable foods like canned goods, peanut butter and other items. Toiletry items are also included. The operation is a joint effort between First Baptist, NewSpring Church and the city of Manning. They will be there through 11 a.m. today giving out care packages, and plan to be there again at 6 p.m. today.
first baptist

Photos from the storm: Manhunt ends with arrest

Posted on October 9, 2015 9:09 am by Submitted via iPhone

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Dep. Amy Pringle provided these pictures, which show a suspect being arrested in the woods in the June Burn road area after he attempted to pass a barricade and then fled from authorities. The man was allegedly on his way to buy drugs from a home in the area in a stolen vehicle from Conway. A woman with the man allegedly threw out marijuana and alcohol from the vehicle, and she was charged with littering. A third passenger was detained briefly, but let go.

PEO Chapter AK of Manning will hold Yard Sale Oct. 24

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

The PEO Chapter AK of Manning will sponsor a Yard Sale from 8 a.m. until Oct. 24 at the Presbyterian Church at Manning, 233 N. Brooks St.
Proceeds of the PEO Yard Sale will be used to support local high school scholarships and PEO philanthropies.
Items on sale will include clothing, children’s items, holiday decorations, crafts and craft supplies, household goods, tools, furniture and much more. The sale will be held until the group runs out of things to sell.
Founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the PEO Sisterhood is a philanthropic and educational … Read the rest


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