Monthly Archives: July 2016

50 homes without power in Turbeville

Posted on July 15, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Duke Energy is reporting about 50 homes in the Alcolu area without power as a result of Friday afternoon’s storm. No estimated time of restoration has been given.


Morris gets five years

Posted on July 15, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Circuit Court Judge Roger Young sentenced Sumter resident Chad Morris, 40, to five years in prison on Friday after the man’s conviction for both negligent operation of a watercraft and failure to render assistance with death resulting.
The five-year sentence was the for the latter charge, while Young gave a concurrent 30-day sentence for the negligent operation conviction, along with a $200 fine.
He will have to serve four years and three months – 85 percent – of his sentence, as it is a no-parole offense.
Manninglive.com will have a complete update shortly.


Jurors find Morris guilty

Posted on July 15, 2016 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A Clarendon County jury found a 40-year-old Sumter man guilty Friday on negligent operation of a watercraft and failure to render assistance with death resulting.
Cha. Morris was initially charged with the latter offense and reckless homicide by operation of a watercraft for his role in the 2014 death of Hailey Joanne Bordeaux.
Negligent operation is a lesser-included offense for reckless homicide.
The jury found Morria not guilty of reckless homicide.
Sentencing is expected shortly. Manninglive com will have an update when a sentence is available.


Special Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted on July 15, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a special weather statement for Clarendcon County. A line of strong thunderstorms will affect eastern Clarendon County. At about 2:11 p.m., a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line extending from near Manning to near eastern Lake Marion, moving northeast at 30 mph. Wind gusts of 45-55 mph and pea-size hail are possible with these storms. Locations impacted will include Manning and Turbeville. These storms may intensify.


Job Opening: Part-time receptionist

Posted on July 15, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Part-time administrative assistant/receptionist for busy outpatient substance abuse facility. Prefer bookkeeping and human resources experience. Must be proficient in Word and Excel and possess good communication skills. Requires a high school degree, associate degree preferred. Send resume to CBHS, PO Box 430, Manning, SC 29102 by July 20, 2016. EEOC employer.


Jury now deliberating Morris’ fate

Posted on July 15, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

It is now for 12 people to decide the guilt or innocence of a 40-year-old Sumter man charged in the July 4, 2014, boating death of Sumter resident Hailey Joanne Bordeaux.
The four-day trial of Chad Morris came to an end late Friday morning, with Judge Roger Young putting the case in the jury’s hands. A verdict is expected this afternoon.
Morris is charged with reckless homicide by boat, a charge which carries up to 10 years in prison; and failure to render aid, a charge which carries between one and 25 years in prison.
Manninglive.com will have an update … Read the rest


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Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, July 15

Posted on July 15, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 3-4:30 p.m. today at the Paxville Community Center. Book drop-offs will be picked up from Lake Marion and Windsor Manor nursing homes.


Today in History …

Posted on July 15, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

484 BC – Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome
756 – An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He permits his consort Yang Guifei to be strangled by his chief eunuch. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor’s family killed.
1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
1149 – The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre … Read the rest


James McDonald

Posted on July 14, 2016 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – James “Big D” McDonald, 70, husband of Rosa Lawson McDonald, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1946, in the Summerton section of Clarendon County, a son of the late Willie “Bo” McDonald and Lillie Mae Oliver McDonald. He received his formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County. He was employed with Billy Row Industries and was also a construction worker and a production operator. He was a member of Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Summerton.

Survivors are his wife, Rosa L. McDonald of the home; a daughter, … Read the rest


Man charged in boating wreck takes stand in own defense

Posted on July 14, 2016 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

All those who testified Thursday in the state’s case against Sumter resident Chad Morris admitted before Judge Roger Young and a jury that the boat wreck which killed 21-year-old Hailey Bordeaux on late July 3, 2014, was a horrible tragedy.
Witnesses for the state’s case and the defense, however, differed considerably from there, rarely agreeing on who called 911 first, whether anyone was thrown from Bordeaux’s boat, whether boat lights were on and whether Morris cooperated with state Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers.
Morris himself was the last witness of the day, taking the stand to say that … Read the rest


Job Opening: Part-time receptionist

Posted on July 14, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Part-time administrative assistant/receptionist for busy outpatient substance abuse facility. Prefer bookkeeping and human resources experience. Must be proficient in Word and Excel and possess good communication skills. Requires a high school degree, associate degree preferred. Send resume to CBHS, PO Box 430, Manning, SC 29102 by July 20, 2016. EEOC employer.


Posted on July 14, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Community comes together in prayer

Posted on July 14, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

It started with a simple text message and a state of mourning.
Kim Johnson and several friends were texting about the tragic shootings that took the lives of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers last week, she said.
“As more of us started adding others to it, we realized that we didn’t know what to do or where to go,” Johnson said. “No one had the right answer. No one was stronger than the other. When you don’t have the right answer, what do you do? You go to God in prayer.”
Johnson joined more than 100 … Read the rest


Weather: Thursday, July 14

Posted on July 14, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Heat indices could reach as high as 106 today, so the slight chance of showers we could see Thursday afternoon might be a welcome relief. Those showers and thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m., with a 20 percent overall chance of precipitation throughout the day. It will be, again, sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Winds will be light from the southwest, increasing 5-9 mph in the morning. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low of about 76.


Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, July 14

Posted on July 14, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Turbeville IGA, followed by 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, and 4-5 p.m. at Lodebar Church on S.C. 527.


Clarendon one step closer to Sunday alcohol sales

Posted on July 14, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon voters are one step closer to having a referendum on the November ballot that would allow the question of Sunday alcohol sales within the county.
County Council members voted unanimously on Monday night on the second reading of an ordinance that would allow the referendum, final approval of which must be to the state Election Commission by Aug. 15.
“We have to have three readings before that date,” said Chairman Dwight Stewart. “That is why we had the meeting last month and made first approval, and second approval this month. Third and final reading, if it passes, will be … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on July 14, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

756 – An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong flees the capital Chang’an as An Lushan’s forces advance toward the city.
1223 – Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II.
1420 – Battle of Vítkov Hill, decisive victory of Czech Hussite forces commanded by Jan Žižka against Crusade army led by Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
1769 – An expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá establishes a base in California and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
1771 – Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by … Read the rest


Job opening: part-time receptionist

Posted on July 13, 2016 3:03 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Part-time administrative assistant/receptionist for busy outpatient substance abuse facility. Prefer bookkeeping and human resources experience. Must be proficient in Word and Excel and possess good communication skills. Requires a high school degree, associate degree preferred. Send resume to CBHS, PO Box 430, Manning, SC 29102 by July 20, 2016. EEOC employer.


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