Monthly Archives: July 2017

Woman says man nearly broke vehicle gear shift, snatched pocketbook

Posted on July 18, 2017 2:02 am by Staff Reports

A 31-year-old woman told the Manning Police Department about 11:30 a.m. June 16 that her 35-year-old ex-boyfriend almost broke the gear shift of her car before snatching her pocket book valued at $50. The pocket book also contained the woman’s South Carolina driver’s license, bank cards, her Social Security Card and CPR and NCI certifications, along with her cell phone.

Today in History: Tuesday, July 18

Posted on July 18, 2017 12:12 am by Staff

477 BC – Battle of the Cremera as part of the Roman–Etruscan Wars. Veii ambushes and defeats the Roman army.
390 BC – Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia: A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
AD 64 – The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city.
362 – Roman–Persian Wars: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.
452 – Sack of … Read the rest

Shaffer presented with Pilot Club scholarship

Posted on July 17, 2017 8:08 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Pilot Club presented its annual scholarships to four Clarendon County graduating seniors recently. The awards are given in memory of Dotty McFaddin, a founding member of the club, to a deserving student going into the medical field. McFaddin herself worked in the medical field and was highly respected statewide. Dr. Ansel McFaddin awarded $500 scholarships to the students, who included Clarendon Hall graduate Kerington Blair Shaffer.

Woman charged with stealing pillow case, quilt, candy bars

Posted on July 17, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

A 65-year-old Manning woman was charged about 2:59 p.m. June 16 with shoplifting after allegedly taking items valued altogether at $99 from a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway without paying for them.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, the woman was spotted placing several items in her pocket book and also leaving them in the shopping cart while going through checkout. Items taken included a pillow case; a king size bed quilt; Loreal hair color; three Lindt classic recipe candy bars; a Pompeian extra light olive oil bottle; one box of HP ink; and a … Read the rest

Evening Weather: Monday, July 17

Posted on July 17, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Young named chief deputy attorney general

Posted on July 17, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday that Judge W. Jeffrey Young will be the new chief deputy attorney general, effective Aug. 1.
Young will replace Robert Bolchoz, who has been chief deputy since October 2016 and who also served in the position from 1995-98 under former state Attorney Gen. Charlie Condon. Bolchoz is returning to private practice, according to a release.
Wilson said Young brings “a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position as a state representative, private practice lawyer, judge and retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.”
“As someone who has legislated in the … Read the rest

Man charged with resisting arrest after swearing at, spitting on police

Posted on July 17, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

A 49-year-old Manning man was charged with resisting arrest July 5 after allegedly swearing at officers with the Manning Police Department, in addition to spitting at them and in a patrol car.
Reports from the Manning Police Department indicate that dispatchers alerted police to Tyrone Thames of 2279 Mahon Road in Manning standing in the middle of Boyce Street near Rent-a-Center about 11:33 a.m. July 5. Police advised Thames why they were there and that they wanted to make sure he was OK.
“Thames appeared to become angry at the presence of law enforcement and asked why they were ‘f—— … Read the rest

Arthur Bavosi

Posted on July 17, 2017 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Arthur Bavosi, 87, husband of Rosemarie Riggs Bavosi, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter.
Born Sept. 28, 1929, he was a son of the late Giuseppe Bavosi and Frances Lofrano Bavosi and one of nine siblings. Art was born in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended high school there. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, and served in the Pacific, and then reenlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the carriers Midway and Coral Sea. He then worked as building code inspector in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, where he and the family … Read the rest

Frozen food items, liquor stolen from East Huggins Street home

Posted on July 17, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 63-year-old man living in the 100 block of East Huggins Street in Manning called police about 9 a.m. June 18 to report that someone had stolen various frozen food items valued at about $113 from the home while the man was away. The man told the Manning Police Department that items missing included a box of chicken leg quarters; steaks; pork chops; ham hocks and oxtail.
The man also told police that someone left out a bag of chicken leg quarters on the front porch over night, ruining them.
In addition, he told police that someone stole his half-gallon … Read the rest

Local coach wins Gold’s Gym Transformation Challenge

Posted on July 17, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Elmer Bench has always been into weightlifting.
As an athlete and coach, the Laurence Manning Academy social studies teacher, weight-training instructor and football coach has always worked at his fitness.
But in January, his training took a different turn when he entered the Gold’s Gym Transformation Challenge.
“We had to take before and after pictures and show the transformation of our bodies, and then they compare the pictures across the country,” said Bench, who ultimately won the top prize and $6,500 in the 40 to 49 division.
His uncle, Todd McFarland, was the year’s previous winner and had persuaded Bench … Read the rest

Posted on July 17, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

Ebenezer MBC to hold fall revival

Posted on July 17, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins St. in Manning, will hold fall revival services at 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 4. The Rev. Aaron Brown, pastor of Unity Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest evangelist for the week.

City Council to meet tonight

Posted on July 17, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Manning City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. today at Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St. in Manning.

Red Cross assisting family in Sumter after home fire

Posted on July 17, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Henrietta Street in Sumter, was damaged by a fire this afternoon. The Sumter Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping one adult and one child by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
This summer, many people will be enjoying the summer weather, firing up the backyard grill, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow enjoy the summer safely.

While we enjoy the warm weather, we must … Read the rest

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for thunderstorms, possible flooding

Posted on July 17, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Monday, calling for a few thunderstorms with damaging winds, heavy rain and localized flooding into the evening hours.

Locklear recognized for 5 years as magistrate judge

Posted on July 17, 2017 6:06 am by Jesse Surette

Clarendon County Council recognized Magistrate Judge Robin Locklear for five years of service to the county on July 10. Chairman Dwight Stewart and Administrator David Epperson presented Locklear with a certificate and a five-year pin.

900 channels and nothing on

Posted on July 17, 2017 5:05 am by Bobby Jonté

You’ve heard the saying, “900 channels and there is nothing on TV.”
Surely you have. You might have cable TV, streaming TV from the Internet, subscriptions to companies that mail you movies or all sorts of other ways to watch movies or TV shows. I’ve even got a collection of CDs and even VHS tapes to play, too.
Watching a movie or TV show over again is nothing for me. I can wear out an old VHS tape. In fact, I have done that. With all the new ways to watch video entertainment, why do we still complain about nothing … Read the rest

Hester Luvenia Ragin Pearson

Posted on July 17, 2017 5:05 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Hester Luvenia Ragin Pearson, 85, widow of Robert Pearson, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home.
Born Nov. 1, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late John Ragin and Elizabeth Moorer Ragin.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1915 M.W. Rickenbaker Road in Manning.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Morning Weather: Monday, July 17

Posted on July 17, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Animal shelter seeking full-time director

Posted on July 17, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted by Reader

Full-time Shelter Director position open. Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Microsoft Office Suite and Human Resources experience strongly preferred and must be verifiable. Email resumes to, or apply in person at 5079 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Drug testing and background check will be required.


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