Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dr. Alonza Gibson offers miracles

Posted on February 2, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

By simple relief and faith in action with handiwork miracles and the Voice of God comes the Rev. Dr. A.O. King Gibson. Do you want to receive your miracle today? God has a solution planned before we ever know we have a problem. God’s right hand, the place of honor, power and authority. Ian Darrel Burke says, “Giving my testimony, testifying that I am a prior witness, a statement made to establish this: I had a head sickness of mind that even the physical doctor coud not cure. But when I met famous Dr. Alonza K. Gibson, God’s spirit came… Read the rest

Man being treated after falling off roof

Posted on February 2, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon County Fire Department and County EMS have responded to a home in the Tanglewood Drive area of Clarendon County after reports of a resident falling off a roof there. Reports indicate the victim is being flown out from McLeod Health Clarendon. No further information is available at this time.

City seeking input on Comprehensive Plan update

Posted on February 2, 2017 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

It’s been more than 20 years since the city of Manning first set up a Comprehensive Plan, and nearly a decade since it was last updated. The plan, which guides the city’s decision-making process as it complies with the state’s Enabling Comprehensive Planning Act, is finally getting spruced up in the new year. City Administrator Scott Tanner oversees the daily operations of all departments and administers the policy and budget set by City Council. “Every ten years it is required that municipalities and counties update the comprehensive plan,” said Tanner. “It is a comprehensive planning requirement and there are several… Read the rest

LMA bowling team wins State Championship, honored at State House

Posted on February 2, 2017 5:05 am by Sharon Hall

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity bowling team won the State Championship last week. The team beat out Heathwood Hall of Columbia by 57 pins to bring home its second consecutive state title, and the trophy will continue to sit in the school’s trophy case in Manning. Bowling season started in November, and the young team had nine matches, two in Columbia and seven at Gamecock Lanes in Sumter. In the state finals, the top four varsity players were chosen after bowling in the first three games in the match. Rounding out the final four teams were Porter Gaud of Charleston… Read the rest

Man calls police over un-returned, borrowed tool

Posted on February 2, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

A 61-year-old man living in the 200 block of Breedin Street told the Manning Police Department about 10:32 a.m. Jan. 18 that a man of unknown age had borrowed a metal brake valued at about $1,500, and that the man had not returned the tool. The alleged victim said he had been unable to contact the suspect, and when he finally made contact, he said he was going to law enforcement if he did not receive the tool back. Police contacted the alleged borrower, who said he would return the tool that very day. No further information was available.

Miss Clarendon, Miss Clarendon Teen crowns up for grabs Saturday

Posted on February 2, 2017 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Elizabeth Black. Hannah Henshaw. Ariana Ruiz. Drue Floyd. Four women have represented Clarendon County in the Miss South Carolina Pageant while holding the title Miss Clarendon. On Saturday, the Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County are looking for their fifth queen, who must be between the ages of 18 and 24 and show the poise, grace and sophistication that it takes to hold up the heavy crown. The pageant will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Manning United Methodist Church. But it’s not just important for Miss Clarendon to be attractive and talented, said co-local executive director Carrie Trebil. “This is… Read the rest

Lions Club to meet Monday

Posted on February 2, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The Manning Lions Club will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Manning Restaurant. This will be the club’s night for members to bring a guest, so members do not want to be the only one not to bring a guest. There will be a Lions information presentation during the meeting to show guests what Lions do and why they do it.

Edwards signs with Newberry College

Posted on February 1, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy senior Josh Edwards won’t be too far away from home when he begins college next year. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Swampcat defensive end signed Wednesday to play football for Newberry College, which is only about an hour-and-a-half away from his hometown of Sumter. “It definitely was in my mind, the closeness to home,” he said. “This way, family can come to the games.” Edwards was one of two students at the school to sign. Maleke Davis, the Swampcats’ linebacker, will also play football as a Newberry College freshman this fall. “We actually made the decisions separately,” said Edwards.… Read the rest

Davis signs with Newberry College

Posted on February 1, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy senior Maleke Davis has spent three years as a starting linebacker on the varsity Swampcats football team. He hopes to continue his success both on the field and in the classroom this fall as he moves to Newberry College. Davis signed to play football for the school Wednesday, surrounded by friends and family. “He’s one of the top ‘big hitters’ I’ve been fortunate to coach in the last 22 years,” said LMA Athletic Director Robbie Briggs. “He will be able to contribute there in his first season, in my opinion. I can’t wait to see him play… Read the rest

Howard Carroll Coffey

Posted on February 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Howard Carroll Coffey, 86, husband of Patricia Anne Fockler Coffey, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Oct. 6, 1930, in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was a son of the late William and Gladys Dameron Coffey. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and he raised poultry for Campbell Soup Co. for many years. He was a member of Manning First Assembly of God. Survivors besides his wife of 64 years include three daughters, Carol Mims (Floyd) of Manning, Susan Coffey Campbell (George) of Sumter and Deborah Faye McDaniels (Archie)… Read the rest

MHS Beta Club to host Spirit Night at Mariachi’s

Posted on February 1, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted via Email

The Manning High School Beta Club will hold Spirit Night at Mariachi’s, 2167 A.M. Nash Road in Manning, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. The club will receive 10 percent of all sales during the period, which will go to student activities at Manning High.

Voltage meter stolen from grocery store

Posted on February 1, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

A voltage amperage meter valued at $200 was reported stolen from a store in the first block of Sunset Drive in Manning about 10:20 a.m. Jan. 18. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, a service technician at the store was checking a freezer with the meter, and had set it up against the freezer and walked away. When he came back, the meter was gone. Surveillance video showed two black males shopping in the store allegedly coming around the corner, and one walks over tho the meter and gives it to the second man, who puts it in… Read the rest

Lady Swampcats fall to Florence Christian

Posted on February 1, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell Tuesday night to Florence Christian by a score of 51-28. Olivia Coker had 12 points, while Brooke Bennett and Lexi Bennett both had six points each. Sara Knight Nalley contributed three points, while Cora Lee Downer contributed one point.

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Florence Christian

Posted on February 1, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats defeated Florence Christian on Tuesday night by a score of 28-17. The team is now 12-3 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Audrey Bennett led the team with 12 points. Katherine Burns added seven points, Breanna Boykin had six points and Trinity Harrington had three points. The team plays Friday against Cardinal Newman.

Sumter woman charged with DUS, possession of controlled substance

Posted on February 1, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

A 24-year-old Sumter woman was charged about 1:03 a.m. Jan. 19 with driving under suspension, possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana during a traffic stop in the area of East Winfield Street in Manning. According to reports, an officer with the Manning Police Department noticed a vehicle driven by Jessica Yarbrough of 2350 Stanford Drive in Sumter which had a cracked windshield. Asked for a driver’s license, Yarbrough allegedly told police that she had a license, but that it was not on her at the time. Police reported knowing the suspect from a previous incident, and… Read the rest

Lions Club to meet Feb. 6

Posted on February 1, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The Manning Lions Club will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Manning Restaurant. This will be the club’s night for members to bring a guest, so members do not want to be the only one not to bring a guest. There will be a Lions information presentation during the meeting to show guests what Lions do and why they do it.

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