Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wreck in 6200 block of Silver Road

Posted on May 10, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with unknown injuries in the 6200 block of Silver Road.


Scott’s Branch hosts, finishes first in Lower State Track Qualifier

Posted on May 10, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Scott’s Branch High School hosted the Class A Lower State Track Qualifier Meet on Saturday.
Individuals and relay teams who placed in the Top 4 of each event will compete in the State Meet Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
Scott’s Branch’s ladies team finished first with 108 points. Carvers Bay finished second with 79 points; Timmonsville finished third with 66.5 points; Hemingway finished fourth with 59 points; Bamberg-Ehrhardt finished fifth with 58 points; Baptist Hill finished sixth with 46 points; Latta High School finished seventh with 37 points; Allendale-Fairfax finished eighth with 36 points; Estill finished ninth … Read the rest


Monarchs end season with 13th at Lower State

Posted on May 10, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Monarchs traveled to Hilton Head Island Monday to compete in the Lower State Golf Tournament. Manning finished the 18-hole tournament with a team score of 384. This was good enough for a 13th place finish, the same as the team finished last year. Only the top eight teams at Lower State move on to the State Championship Tournament to be held this weekend. Contributing to the team score for the Monarchs were McArthur Bennett with 80, Robert Dykes with 92, Anders Land with 100 and Hunter White with 112. The tournament was held at Dolphin Head Golf Course, which … Read the rest


Turbeville Town Council to meet today

Posted on May 10, 2016 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

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Happy Mother’s Day: Jackie Welch Barrett

Posted on May 10, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

“A day late sorry, but this woman is special to me and everyday spent with her is a blessing.
Wanting to wish very special Happy Mother’s Day to Jackie Welch Barrett. So thankful for all you do for all of us! We love you!” – Jacob, Whit-Lee, Cheyanne, Zachary, Lakin, Mckinsley and Paisley.


Library Board to meet May 14

Posted on May 9, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

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HP: Hit and Run on Greeleyville Highway

Posted on May 9, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a hit and run with unknown injuries in the 1700 block of Greeleyville Highway, right past Ox Swamp and before Bloomville Road, in Manning.


An open letter to the Heinz ketchup people

Posted on May 9, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

My dearest Heinz ketchup executives,
It’s been nearly four weeks now since I have had the comfort of your delicious ketchup.
It’s been four weeks since I’ve been able to slather you on hashbrowns or french fries or baked chicken.
At the moment, with my kidneys only functioning in the 26-percent range, I’m unable to eat tomatoes in any form. Therefore, I am unable to continue purchasing 64-ounce bottles of your scrumptious condiment on a weekly basis. I’m sure you’ve seen a dip in your stock options. I hope this hasn’t led to any company layoffs.
I discovered the problem … Read the rest


Finley signs with USC Sumter Fire Ants

Posted on May 9, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy and Sumter P-15’s pitcher Taylor Finley signed Thursday to play baseball for the University of South Carolina Fire Ants starting in the 2016-17 school year.
He met USC Sumter head coach Tim Medlin while playing at Riley Park in Sumter with the P-15’s in previous years. He said Medlin’s coaching style helped him make the decision to go with the Fire Ants. He said he had offers from Florence-Darlington Tech and Presbyterian College.
LMA head coach Barry Hatfield said Taylor has been a two time All-Conferene and North-South All Star player for the Swampcats. He was a … Read the rest


Man charged in 2014 fatal watercraft wreck to face trial this week

Posted on May 9, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 27-year-old Florence man charged in late 2014 for his alleged role in the death of a 19-year-old Summerton woman will face a jury of his peers this week at the Clarendon County Courthouse.
Justin Walters is charged with reckless homicide by watercraft, which carries up to 10 years in prison. Jurors for his trial in Clarendon County General Sessions Court were chosen on Monday morning. After a recess Tuesday due to a court holiday, his trial will begin with opening arguments from 3rd Circuit Assistant Solicitor Chris DuRant and defense counsel Ceth Land at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Walters has … Read the rest


Clarendon’s Most Wanted

Posted on May 9, 2016 11:11 am by Ted E. Spencer

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Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, May 9

Posted on May 9, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at Summerton Piggly Wiggly. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Gallery: Relay for Life 3

Posted on May 9, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Janice Oakley Fisher

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

Janice Oakley Fisher, 66, wife of Vernon Curtis Fisher, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home.

Born April 15, 1950, in Evergreen, she was a daughter of the late Jim Oakley and the late Bernice Odell Oakley. She loved her karaoke friends who knew her as “Ma” and she loved and helped anyone she thought was in need. She loved flowers, especially yellow roses and her favorite thing to do was fish when she out fished and caught more than anyone else including her husband, her brother-in-law, John Fisher and her special friend, Freddie White, who she considered her … Read the rest


Happy Mother’s Day: Avis J. Brown

Posted on May 8, 2016 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Thank you mother for taking care of my siblings and me. Seven girls and three boys are not an easy task, but you never gave and you didn’t give in. You held on strong and still running the race on this side of Jordan and for that we all want to say Thank you Mother on this Mother’s Day and everyday!
Love, Natalie and Nyla Brown


Teens tell police they were ‘jumped’ on Dyson Street

Posted on May 8, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Two 15-year-old girls walking in the area of the 200 block of Dyson Street about 3:50 p.m. April 26 told the Manning Police Department that six suspects pulled pu in two separate vehicles, jumped out and approached them and began to fight them about 3:55 p.m. that day.
The juvenile victims told police that the suspects – two juveniles, one woman in her 30s, two women in their 20s, and one woman with no age reported – fought them, leaving one victim with abrasions and cuts to her face, neck and right elbow and shoulder. The same victim reported feeling … Read the rest


Gallery: Relay for Life 2

Posted on May 8, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Gallery: Luminaries from Relay 3

Posted on May 8, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Woman calls police over cut-down tree

Posted on May 8, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A woman living in the 200 block of Spann Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about noon April 25 that a neighbor came onto her property and cut a small tree down in the back yard. The victim told police that the woman had asked her “about five months ago if she could cut the small tree down, and she told her no.”
The victim told police “she does not know what kind of tree it is, but it has sentimental value and is worth $800,” reports state.
Police told the woman that she could not value an … Read the rest


Pilot Club presents check to Council on Aging

Posted on May 8, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

Clarendon Pilot Club members presented May 5 a check to Council on Aging program coordinator and site manager Joyce C. Strothers-Wilson. The check will cover the meals for one year to a deserving client. Those present included President Margaret Robertson, Camille Daniel, Peggy Benton, Vivian Epps, Pat DuBose, Norma Andrews, Ellen Taylor, Shirley Miler and Sandra Brewer.


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