Monthly Archives: September 2017

Today in History: Sept. 21

Posted on September 21, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

455 – Emperor Avitus enters Rome with a Gallic army and consolidates his power. 1170 – Combined English and Irish forces, under the command of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster seize Norse-Gaelic Dublin, forcing Ascall mac Ragnaill, King of Dublin into exile. 1217 – Livonian Crusade: The Estonian leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed are killed in Battle of Matthew’s Day. 1435 – The Congress of Arras causes Burgundy to switch sides in the Hundred Years’ War. 1745 – Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir… Read the rest

Sumter Police searching for Manning woman

Posted on September 20, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter Police Department is currently seeking the public’s help in finding a former Manning resident. Family members and friends of Carol Jean Feagin say she hasn’t been seen or heard from since Sept. 11. An acquaintance, however, told police he saw her Monday in the Calhoun Street area. Feagin, 34, of 49 Rast St. and formerly of Manning, is described as 5-foot-7 and weighing about 160 pounds. Those who know her said it’s not unusual to leave for a few days before returning. However, family members would like to know whether she’s OK. The former Manning resident is known… Read the rest

Amber Alert issued for 3-month old NC girl

Posted on September 20, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina law enforcement are currently looking for an infant reported missing out of North Carolina. The child’s parents are accused of taking her and are charged with felony child abuse. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina issued an Amber Alert early Wednesday morning for 3-month-old Cali Marie Cochran. She has brown hair and weighs about 10 pounds. She was taken about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday from a home in Clyde, North Carolina. Law enforcement is searching for Rex Douglas Cochran Jr. and Heather Marie Cochran for their alleged role in the abduction of the girl. Investigators say they… Read the rest

Florence County man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted on September 20, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Christopher Brian Powers, 29, of Timmonsville on five charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. Investigators state Powers possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography. Powers was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with four counts of second-degree criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by… Read the rest

McLeod Health welcomes new pediatrician to Clarendon

Posted on September 20, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

McLeod Health Clarendon has welcomed a new pediatrician to its roster. Dr. S. Chad Hayes will join McLeod Pediatrics Clarendon, coming from Threshold Pediatrics in Charleston to join Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Meredith Atkinson in the Manning office. “I take a science-based-skeptical approach to medicine,” said Hayes. “My general approach to pediatrics is to prevent illness whenever possible, avoid over-diagnosing and over-treating self-limited conditions. I’m passionate about science communication and helping parents make well-informed decisions about their children’s health.” Hayes attended the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed his residency in pediatrics at Greenville Health System Children’s… Read the rest

Why tax reform is necessary

Posted on September 20, 2017 10:10 am by Sen. Tim Scott

When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem. Our current tax code is simply not benefiting American families – as I’ve said for far too long, Washington does not have an income problem, it has a spending problem. Due to our overly complicated and antiquated tax code, there are Americans who have not seen a raise in decades. We can and must do better. We need to tackle tax reform head-on to create a tax code tailored for the 21st century. That means lowering taxes for middle and lower income Americans and coming… Read the rest

Golf cart stolen from Players Course Drive

Posted on September 20, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

A green Club Cart Range Picker golf cart valued at $4,000 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 2500 block of Players Course Drive in Manning between 9 a.m. Aug. 27 and 10:18 a.m. Aug. 28.

Wilson joins coalition supporting banning of sanctuary cities

Posted on September 20, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson joined Wednesday a multistate coalition in supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders. Sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective civil and criminal enforcement. “I swore an oath to uphold the law when I took office and sanctuary cities scoff at the rule of law,” Wilson said. Prohibiting sanctuary cities helps uphold federal immigration laws and provide law enforcement… Read the rest

Tires slashed at Taw Caw Road home

Posted on September 20, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

A woman living in the 1100 block of Taw Caw Drive in Summerton told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that someone came onto her property between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 3:45 a.m Aug. 25 and slashed the two driver’s side tires on her 2006 Toyota Rav 4, causing about $200 in damages.

Lucinda Fordham Holliday

Posted on September 20, 2017 3:03 am by Dyson’s Home for Funerals

PINEWOOD – Lucinda Fordham Holliday, 99, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Elizabeth Bracey Fordham. She was the widow of Jippy Holliday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Mt. Pleasant UME Church in Panola, with the Rev. Lavaron Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in the chapel of Dyson’s Home for Funerals. Mrs. Holliday will be placed in… Read the rest

Tires slashed at Fleming Circle home

Posted on September 20, 2017 1:01 am by Staff Reports

A man living in the 1100 block of Fleming Circle in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that someone cut three of his tires on his black 2001 Honda Accord while he was parked, causing about $300 in damages, sometime between 8 and 8:45 p.m. Sept. 12.

Today in History: Sept. 20

Posted on September 20, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

622 – Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived in Medina 1058 – Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland. 1066 – Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin 1187 – Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1260 – The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights. 1378 – Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the “Butcher of Cesena”, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism. 1498 – The 1498 Nankai earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away… Read the rest

Lost Dog: Chihuahua

Posted on September 19, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

This blind chihuahua with one ye is currently missing. If you see her, please call (803) 435-8422.

$4,015 in power tools, bicycles, grilling items stolen from Wyboo home

Posted on September 19, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

His and her Schwinn bicycles valued at $450, a Webber Genesis grill and accessories valued at $900, two metal tool boxes containing various tools and two crowbars valued at $1,000, two sanders and two kink-free waterholes valued at $300, a screen replacement kit, a 36-inch pick-=up tool with steel grips and a home and garden pump valued at $100, two Black and Decker electric circular saws, two drills and a regular style trailer hitch combo valued at $840 and one Everstart battery charger valued at $300 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Wyboo Avenue in

Sumter deputies still searching for man after 9 days

Posted on September 19, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a Sumter man who was last seen nine days ago. Spokesman Ken Bell said that 55-year-old Michael Thompson was last seen at his home before leaving with EMS to be transported to Palmetto Health Tuomey. He said Thompson was wearing blue scrub pants and a green T-shirt and brown flip-flops. He is described as 6-feet-1 and weighing 255 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 436-2000.

Utility trailer stolen from Bloomville Road home

Posted on September 19, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

A black utility trailer with steel flooring and a flip gate valued at $3,500 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 4800 block of Bloomville Road between 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9:22 a.m. Aug. 26, according to reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Loftis shares college savings advice

Posted on September 19, 2017 10:10 am by State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

Throughout my seven years in office, I’ve spoken with countless South Carolina parents about one of their biggest concerns: paying for their child’s college education. Though the price tag of college can subject anyone to sticker shock, Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is a smart, easy and beneficial savings vehicle available to our state’s residents. September is College Savings Month—the perfect time to start a Future Scholar college savings action plan for your family. Here are valuable insights: Define your savings goals: The first step is to determine how much you ultimately want to save for your… Read the rest

Woman jumped by three female suspects

Posted on September 19, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

A 21-year-old woman living in the 300 block of East South St. in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 6:57 p.m Aug. 31 that three female suspects stated they wanted to fight her before attacking her in the area of the woman’s home. A witness said she attempted to get the females off of the victim, but she was pushed to the ground and assaulted herself. The victim allegedly had a large bump on her forehead and a possible bruise under her eye.

Community remembers former LMA student killed in MD wreck

Posted on September 19, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

Barbara Smith Shumpert taught Rhiannon Griffin when the latter was a sophomore at Laurence Manning Academy. “She was smart, respectful and funny,” said Shumpert. “Over the years she has been one of the students who would cross my mind, and I would wonder where her life journey took her.” Griffin’s journey would take her to the U.S. Navy, where she served for seven years as an electronics technician and sexual assault victim’s advocate. She would ultimately land at BAE Systems in Lexington Park, Maryland, where she worked as a technician. “She was one who stood out in my mind because… Read the rest

Guilty Pleas: Sept. 4-8

Posted on September 19, 2017 4:04 am by Staff Reports

The following guilty pleas were heard from Sept. 4-8 during a term of General Sessions in the 3rd Circuit Court of Clarendon County, with Judge George M. McFaddin Jr. presiding. Eric Troy Anderson of 17 Sand St. in Pittston, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Sept. 6 to use of vehicle without permission with intent to deprive, receiving a sentence of 60 days in jail. Anderson was originally charged Aug. 16 with receiving stolen goods of a value more than $2,000, but less than $10,000. Vauntravius Tyshawn Brown of 1049 Washington St. in Summerton pleaded guilty Sept. 6 to the sale or delivery… Read the rest

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