Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lilia Gonzales Yates

Posted on February 29, 2016 8:08 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

TURBEVILLE – Lilia Gonzales Yates, 55, wife of Harry Edward Yates, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

Eight juveniles cited for minor in possession after deputies break up party

Posted on February 29, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Eight juveniles were given citations early Sunday morning for drinking underage at a home in the Pine Lake Court area of Manning after deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a party going on at the location. According to reports, deputies responding to the home came in contact with the home’s owner, who said that he’d just come home from a local restaurant. He allowed deputies to enter the home, where they reportedly smelled “the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the home,” reports indicate. Deputies allegedly found the teens – seven girls and one boy,… Read the rest

Shelter thanks supporters for successful Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction

Posted on February 29, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who supported the Second Chance Animal Shelter’s annual Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction. The event raised much-needed funds to support shelter’s programs. Chef Ted Brownell and his sous chef, Freda Bardun, prepared the delicious meal. Catering for All Occasions, Clay Clark, June Drost, Carolyn Moynihan, Chris Mehmet, Lois Neiford and Margaret Shreve prepared desserts. Volunteers – from ticket sales to clean up — also included Barbara and Gary Adams, Sherri Arment, Diana Armstrong, Teresa Avant, Gene and Joan Barber, Vickie Brownell, Pat Butzer and Sandy Seelbach, Cherie Fulton, Carol Gallagher, Janet Goodwin, Maria… Read the rest

Man charged with DUI after speeding stop

Posted on February 29, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 62-year-old Manning man was charged with driving under the influence and liquor law violations about 11:26 p.m. Feb. 17 after police stopped him initially for speeding. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, officers spotted the man speed up to about 62 mph while passing the Manning Early Childhood Center and then pass a vehicle in the no passing zone. Asked why he was “driving so recklessly,” the suspect said “he was trying to hurry and get home because he was tired,” reports state. Police could “smell a very strong odor of alcohol coming from (the suspect’s) breath,”… Read the rest

Manning woman defeats colon cancer

Posted on February 29, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the fourth in a series of stories about cancer survivors and caregivers to run in The Manning Times in the lead-up to Clarendon County Relay for Life 2016, which will be held 6 p.m. to midnight May 6 at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. Manning resident Barbara Ardis is well into recovery from a massive surgery in December that rid her of colon cancer. At 88, Ardis said her doctors weren’t sure she would survive the surgery and anesthesia itself. “They told me that they didn’t even do colonoscopies on someone over 80,” Ardis said.… Read the rest

Posted on February 29, 2016 4:04 am by Ted E. Spencer

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Today in History …

Posted on February 29, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1504 – Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies. 1644 – Abel Tasman’s second Pacific voyage began. 1704 – Queen Anne’s War: French forces and Native Americans stage a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 56 villagers and taking more than 100 captive. 1712 – February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style. 1720 – Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden abdicates in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick I on… Read the rest

Boater’s body still missing after a week

Posted on February 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Capt. Robert McCullough with the state Department of Natural Resources said Sunday that crews continue surface and air searches in efforts to find the body of a 73-year-old boater lost Feb. 21 when his boat capsized and sank between Eagle Point and Lakevue Landing. A 52-year-old man on board was also killed during the incident, which happened about 2 p.m., according to nearby witnesses. Those witnesses attempted to throw the elder boater a life jacket, but he was reportedly unable to get to it. They were able to pull in the younger boater, and unsuccessfully attempted CPR. Clarendon County Dep.… Read the rest

Woman charged with DUI after call of domestic incident

Posted on February 28, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 45-year-old Manning woman was charged with driving under the influence after police, knowing she was intoxicated, spotted her getting in her vehicle and attempting to leave her home about 8:50 p.m. Feb. 17. According to reports, the incident began when a 52-year-old Manning man notified police that he and his two children had left the home and were waiting in the parking lot at Weldon Auditorium. Manning police went to the man’s home, where the woman said she and her husband had n argument over dinner and he left with the children. Police advised the woman that the man… Read the rest

Clarendon queens attend state workshop

Posted on February 28, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon 2016 Drue Floyd and Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt have spent this weekend in Columbia, attending a Miss South Carolina workshop. They signed autographs on Saturday.

Bill to allow trained school workers to carry guns set aside

Posted on February 28, 2016 9:09 am by Staff Reports

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have set aside for now a proposal to allow school employees to carry guns on campus following two weeks of training after education officials and police representatives told them it would be too dangerous. Angry after what he said was more than an hour of misleading testimony against his bill, Rep. Phillip Lowe left before a House subcommittee voted 4-2 to set aside his bill. Lowe said he was only trying to protect the safety of children in rural schools that can’t afford a certified police officer and could have to wait for one… Read the rest

Posted on February 28, 2016 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Today in History …

Posted on February 28, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1957 – Cindy Wilson of The B-52s is born. 1998 – Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo. 2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting center in Al Hillah, Iraq, kills 127. 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

Hillary defeats Sanders

Posted on February 27, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Hillary Clinton came away with nearly 90 percent of the ballots cast Saturday in the Democratic Presidential Primary. She finished with 3,564 votes. Sanders had 337 votes. O’Malley had 3 votes. Wilson had 19.

Hillary leading with 90 percent

Posted on February 27, 2016 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Hillary Clinton now has 2,513 votes with 15 precincts counted. Bernie Sanders has 271. O’Malley has 2, and Willie Wilson has 18.

Hillary trouncing other candidates

Posted on February 27, 2016 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Hillary currently has 2,187 votes with 12 of 26 precincts counted. Bernie Sanders has 229 votes. Martin O’Malley has one vote. Willie Wilson has 16 votes.

Hillary still leading by healthy margin

Posted on February 27, 2016 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Hillary has 10 times the vote Bernie Sanders has with seven of. 26 precincts counted. She leads with 1,625 votes to Sanders’ 156. Martin O’Malley has one vote. Willie Wilson has 12.

Hillary leading in Clarendon

Posted on February 27, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

With three precincts counted, Hillary Clinton has a strong lead. She has 280 votes to Betnie Sanders’s 18. Willie Wilson has one vote. Martin O’Malley has none.

Willie Edward Richardson

Posted on February 27, 2016 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

Willie Edward Richardson, 35, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born June 1980 in Manning, he was a son of Hester Hilton Richardson and the late Willie Marion Richardson Jr. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Lucious Dixon, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of his uncle and aunt, Joe Moses and Margaret Hilton, 1545 Loblolly Drive in Manning.

SBAA to hold Reunion Planning Meeting Sunday

Posted on February 27, 2016 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Scott’s Branch High School Alumni Assoiation will hold its 13th biennial reunion planning meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eagles Nest, 1 Alex Harvin Highway in Summerton.

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