Monthly Archives: December 2015

Officials, SC Chief Justice celebrate Courthouse reopening

Posted on December 3, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

When she appeared before Clarendon County Council earlier this year to outline her office’s budget needs for the 2015-16 fiscal year, Clarendon County Clerk of Court Beulah Roberts had just one request.
“They asked me what I needed, and I told them I was ready to come back home,” she said.
Roberts’ office “came back home” to the Clarendon County Courthouse in August, along with the 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s and Public Defender’s offices and those of 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran.
On Sunday, officials with those offices welcomed S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal and others to celebrate … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on December 3, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
1904 – The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
1919 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
1959 – The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini … Read the rest


Welder, chainsaws stolen from Summerton home

Posted on December 2, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Miller small-wire welder valued at $1,000; two Stihl chainsaws valued at $600 each; a Kobalt 100-piece metric and standard socket set valued at $200; and a Husqvarna back pack blower valued at $500 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Scott Lake Road in Summerton sometime before 8:14 a.m. Nov. 6.
The home’s 47-year-old owner told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that when he went outside his home that morning, he noticed that the lock on his shed was still in place, but that the metal bracket was cut in two.


Wreck at I-95 overpass on Old Georgetown Road

Posted on December 2, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at the Interstate 95 overpass on Old Georgetown Road in Manning. EMS has transported some from the wreck to the Clarendon Memorial Hospital emergency room. Traffic may be slow during this time.


Junior Chamber Gun Drawing Day 2: Jake Owens

Posted on December 2, 2015 4:04 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Jake Owens was the Day 2 winner in the annual Junior Chamber Gun Drawing. He won an LCP .380.


JV Lady Saints fall to Williamsburg Academy

Posted on December 2, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV girls basketball team lost 34-9 to Williamsburg Academy in the team’s second game of the season on Tuesday night. Brynne Baxley led the Saints with four points and 14 rebounds. Whitney Avins and Sara James added two points each. The team’s record is now 1-1 on the season.


Wreck at 128NB on I-95

Posted on December 2, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck at the 128 mile-marker in the northbound lane of Interstate 95. Traffic is reportedly slow in the area.


East Clarendon senior signs to pitch at North Greenville

Posted on December 2, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Brooklyn Lacey Fort, daughter of Derek and Sabrina Fort, signed Nov. 19 to pitch softball with North Greenville University in Tigerville. A senior at East Clarendon High School, is involved with the yearbook staff and is secretary with the Beta Club. She is a junior marshal and attended Palmetto Girls State in June.
She plans to major in biology and minor in Spanish, with ultimate plans of being a physician’s assistant who specializes in pediatric oncology


Town of Summerton to hold giant indoor/outdoor yard sale Saturday

Posted on December 2, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Town of Summerton will hold a “ginormous” indoor/outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4 Main St. in Summerton, located next door to Summerton Town Hall. Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and Harvest Community School will be selling items along with eight to 10 others. For more information, call (803) 485-2525 or Facebook Summerton Town Hall


Corine Nelson Baxter

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

Corine Nelson Baxter, 87, widow of Willie James Baxter, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at her residence, 108 Richburg Drive in Manning.
Born Oct. 28, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James and Janie Brown Nelson.
The family is receiving friends at her home.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


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

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Tools stolen from Kingstree Highway home

Posted on December 2, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A Job Smart MIG welder valued at $150; a Campbell H air compressor valued at $140; and assorted wrenches and sockets valued at $1,000 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 6900 block of Kingstree Highway about 5:35 p.m. Nov. 4. According to reports, the 49-year-old owner of the items said he heard his dogs barking near the back of his home and observed a tall, thin subject running away from his storage buildings. He said after he lost sight of the subject, he heard a truck crank up and drive away. He then found the aforementioned items missing.


Wreck at Bonanza Crossing, Moses Dingle roads

Posted on December 2, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further details at Bonanza Crossing and Moses Dingle roads near Summerton. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Nominate your ‘Who’s Who in Clarendon County!’

Posted on December 2, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Coming in January, the Manning Times will feature 30 folks ages 20-45 that our readers believe are the movers and shakers in their communities in Clarendon County. “Who’s Who in Clarendon County” will feature folks who are not only active in the community, but who genuinely show through their actions a desire to make the world a better place. Couples nominations are encouraged. Email your nomination, along with a brief explanation and a contact number, to whoswhoclarendon@gmail.com.


George Marion McFaddin Sr.

Posted on December 2, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

GABLE – George Marion McFaddin Sr., 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter.


Turkey legs, orange juice stolen from Arlen Road home

Posted on December 2, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Turkey legs and a half-gallon carton of Bright and Early orange juice, altogether valued at $10, were reportedly stolen from a home in the 2800 block of Arlen Road between 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 12:05 a.m. Nov. 15.
According to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, the home’s 45-year-old owner said the items were stolen from her freezer and refrigerator, respectively, while she was gone from the home. The woman told deputies that the home was locked, and that there seemed to be no damage to the home. Deputies observed no signs of forced entry to the … Read the rest


Taw Caw to hold clothes giveaway Dec. 12

Posted on December 2, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church will hold a free clothes giveaway at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the church’s Family Life Center in Summerton.


William O’Dell Atkinson

Posted on December 2, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LYNCHBURG – William O’Dell “Bill” Atkinson, 73, died on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Florence County, he was a son of the late William O’Dell Atkinson Sr. and Blonnie Amerson Kinlaw. He was a member of Lynchburg Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Survivors include three brothers, Thomas Wayne Kinlaw, Allen W. Kinlaw and Kenneth W. Kinlaw, all of Lynchburg; a sister, Martha Ann Effler of Sumter; a brother-in-law, Woodrow Lawhon of Olanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda K. Lawhon; … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on December 2, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1775 – The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
1848 – Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.
1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
1954 – The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to censure Joseph McCarthy … Read the rest


Monarchs defeat C.E. Murray

Posted on December 1, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning High School Monarchs defeated C.E. Murray on the basketball court 59-26 on Tuesday night.


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