Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fatal wreck blocking Bill Davis, M.G. Hemingway roads

Posted on September 26, 2016 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

A fatal wreck at Bill Davis and M.G. Hemingway roads in the Summerton area currently has traffic blocked. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck happened about 11:49 a.m. Monday. No other information is available at this time. will have an update when more information is available.

MHS Class of 1986 to hold tailgating party for homecoming

Posted on September 26, 2016 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Manning High School class of 1986 will host a tailgating party for class members and immediate family as part of the football homecoming game at 6 p.m. Friday at Manning High School, specifically near the high school’s adjoining practice field. There will also be a planning meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Shoney’s in Manning to work on the actual reunion events for later in the year. Class members are invited and encouraged to come to both events.

Posted on September 26, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

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5K without power in Summerton, Jordan, Manning

Posted on September 26, 2016 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

More than 5,000 Santee Electric customers are currently without power in the Summerton, Jordan and Manning areas, according to the company’s outage map. According to the map, four total outages has rendered about 5,820 Clarendon residents without power. Two homes in Florence and three homes in Williamsburg County are without power, although it is unknown if that is related to Clarendon’s outage. The Santee Electric Cooperative Inc. Facebook page says a wreck caused the current outages, after a vehicle broke a transmission pole that supplies the company’s substations with electricity.

Local DAR chapter to meet Monday

Posted on September 26, 2016 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning Chapter of The National Society of The Daughters of The American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting Monday at 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Manning. All members, prospective members and guests are invited to attend.

Traci Elizabeth Ham Coffey

Posted on September 26, 2016 11:11 am by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Traci Elizabeth Ham Coffey, 45, wife of Judd Bryan Coffey, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born Nov. 14, 1970, in Manning, she was the daughter of James Olin “Jimmy” Ham and Iva Jane McElveen Ham. She earned an associate degree from the University of South Carolina. Traci was a licensed cosmetologist, and for the past 18 years worked as a license examiner with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a member of Manning First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of Summerton; her parents of Manning; two stepsons, Jonathan … Read the rest

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Help spread Traci’s smile

Posted on September 26, 2016 11:11 am by Submitted via Facebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lin Ham wrote this Facebook post about his sister, Traci Ham Coffey, on Sunday. Coffey died early Sunday morning after a battle with cancer. The community is rallying around the family by doing acts of kindness for others in order to “pay it forward” and “spread Traci’s smile.”

What’s on my mind? Well, obviously my sister.
Traci was such a beautiful person, both inside and out. I will always remember her smile, no matter the pain she was in. Saturday, I had left the hospital for a few with thoughts running through my head. Oh, how I wanted … Read the rest

Oak Grove UMC to hold Homecoming Sunday

Posted on September 26, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Bloomville Road in Manning will hold Homecoming services at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Please bring a dish to share after the service.

New Zion man gets two life sentences for murders of cousin, recycling center employee

Posted on September 26, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 34-year-old New Zion man charged in summer 2013 in two counties for the deaths of three women will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to court records.
The Clarendon County Public Court Index shows that Jeffery Eady, formerly of 1054 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of murder and one count each of armed robbery; grand larceny of a value of $10,000 or more; possession of a weapon during a violent crime; and financial transaction card fraud of a value of $500 or less in six months.
Eady was … Read the rest

Man threatens to kill wife over the phone

Posted on September 26, 2016 5:05 am by Staff Reports

A 38-year-old woman told the Manning Police Department about 8:40 p.m. Sept. 5 that her 38-year-old husband continually calls her phone and threatens to kill her. The victim said that she and her husband are separated, and that the most recent call happened while she was at a store on Paxville Highway shortly before she notified police. Police reported that the suspect had called the woman eight times from two different phone numbers within a short period of time.

Foster Care recruitment meeting to be held Sept. 27

Posted on September 26, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

There will be an informational drop-in for foster care recruitment from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. in Manning. For more information, visit To apply, call Heartfelt calling at 1 (888) 828-3555.

Posted on September 26, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Job Opening: CNAs, in-home caregivers

Posted on September 26, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Comfort Keepers is now hiring in-home caregivers or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for Sumter, Dalzell, Bishopville, Camden, Lugoff, Manning, Summerton, Pinewood and Santee.
Caregivers provide personal care, housekeeping, transportation and companionship. These positions are part- and full-time. Please apply online at Call (803) 773-0099 for more information. Resumes are accepted via fax at 1 (888) 316-2282.

Automatic braking and other crazy things

Posted on September 26, 2016 4:04 am by Bobby Jonté

The first vehicle I owned was a Chevrolet pickup. It had a three-speed manual transmission. You know, three on the tree. It was a nice vehicle. I had it for a few years and the brakes started giving me trouble. Back then I was a lot smarter than I am now.
I could fix the brakes myself. One day, I jacked the truck up and removed a tire and started to work on the brakes. Of course, I was having a little trouble getting all the stuff pulled off and repaired and put back on.
Luckily, my friend, Bill, drove … Read the rest

USC Sumter honors students at awards ceremony.

Posted on September 26, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

Observed since 1967, the University of South Carolina Sumter’s awards recognition program is intended to recognize and honor students who have excelled academically, to encourage their continued pursuit of excellence and to provide an incentive to other students to strive likewise for academic excellence.
Gold Medallion Scholars included Emily Faith Cook; Elena Marie Gibson; Jessica Nicole Kohler; Sean B. Marchman; Monique Renee McCause; Latasha Lashay McKnight; Allison Clarisa Osborne; Victor Sanchez Pacheco; Jake Ronald Smith; Ethan Jackson Coleman Weaver; and Essence Symone White. Silver Medallion Scholars: Jason Garrett Adams; Ahmed Ali Atta; Betty Abygail Avins; Anna Jessup Babb; Hannah Delaney … Read the rest

Morning Weather: Monday, Sept. 26

Posted on September 26, 2016 3:03 am by Staff Reports

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Posted on September 26, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Gallery: Kid’s Day of Clarendon County

Posted on September 26, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Facebook


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