Monthly Archives: November 2017

Come out to the Christmas Open Houses

Posted on November 5, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Don’t forget to check out Christmas Open House in downtown Manning and Summerton from 1-5 p.m. today. A list of businesses participating can be found here.

Newberry College selects Blackwell to serve as resident advisor

Posted on November 5, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Manning native Devin Blackwell was chosen recently by Newberry College to serve as a resident advisor for the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Resident advisors primarily work in one of the seven residence halls on campus.
A release from the school called the job a “highly coveted position with a rigorous selection process.”
“Resident advisors must possess good judgment, self-discipline, common sense and the ability to inspire trust,” the release states. “The position requires energy, commitment, bring, knowledge of campus resources and sensitivity to cultural diversity.”
Resident advisors also focus on helping residential students forge connections with one another … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch alumni graduates from basic training

Posted on November 5, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shimari D. Junious graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included “training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills,” according to a release from the U.S. Air Force.
Junious is the son of Earl Bostick of Ridgeland and Shirelle Junious of Summerton. He is the grandson of Mateline Junious of Pinewood.
He is a 2015 graduate of Scott’s Branch High School.

Today in History: Nov. 5

Posted on November 5, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1138 – Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.
1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
1688 – William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham.
1757 – Seven Years’ War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose … Read the rest

Fascinating Facts about Daylight Saving Time

Posted on November 4, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Whether you savor the extra sunlight in the summer or dread the jarring time jump, Daylight Saving Time is inevitable (at least in most parts of the country). With DST ending at 2 a.m. Sunday, here are 10 things from Mental Floss all about Daylight Saving Time.


More than a century before Daylight Saving Time (DST) was adopted by any major country, Benjamin Franklin proposed a similar concept in a satirical essay. In the piece, published in 1784, he argued:
“All the difficulty will be in the first two or … Read the rest

DST ends 2 a.m. Sunday; remember to turn clocks 1 hour back

Posted on November 4, 2017 10:10 pm by The Associated Press

It’s time for a change in America – a time change. Let’s sleep an extra hour to that.
At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time is ending, and it’s back to standard time for most people in the United States.
The shift means it’s lighter earlier in the morning and darker earlier in the evening. And you’ll get 60 minutes more of shut-eye between Saturday night and Sunday wake-up.
Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don’t observe daylight saving time, so there’s no need to change the clocks in those … Read the rest

Suspect accused of touching girl arrested, was registered sex offender

Posted on November 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff

The Manning Police Department has arrested a 66-year-old man accused of touching a 9-year-old girl inappropriately in a local department store Saturday morning.
Louis Cornealis Brown of 2072 Governor Richardson Road in Summerton faces a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor younger than 11, according to Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer.
Brown was arrested Saturday evening, hours after the alleged incident in Walmart. A 9-year-old girl told her great-grandmother that Brown had touched her twice on the buttocks. The woman confronted Brown, who denied the accusation. She then alerted authorities, who put out a photo of … Read the rest

CCFD, EMS at wreck on US 521 in Alcolu

Posted on November 4, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting a wreck with injuries on U.S. 521 in Alcolu at the I-95 interchange. The southbound lane is currently blocked.

MPD releases image of suspect’s truck

Posted on November 4, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

Chief Blair Shaffer said a man who allegedly touched a 9-year-old girl twice on her buttocks in Walmart Saturday morning proceeded to leave the store in this vehicle, which was caught on surveillance.
Shaffer said the vehicle appears to be a silver or gray pickup truck.
He said earlier Saturday that the man approached the young girl about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and allegedly touched her inappropriately.
The girl then told her great-grandmother, who approached the man before notifying authorities.

CCFD, EMS responding to wreck with injuries

Posted on November 4, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

The Clarendon County Fire Department and McLeod Health Clarendon EMS are currently responding to a wreck at Greeleyville Highway and Hoffman Drive in Manning. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, there are injuries in the wreck. will have an update if injuries are life-threatening or fatal.

Police looking for man accused of inappropriately touching 9-year-old girl

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Police Department is currently looking for the man pictured here.
Chief Blair Shaffer said the man allegedly walked up to a 9-year-old girl in Walmart about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and grabbed her twice on the buttocks.
“He didn’t say anything to her,” Shafer said. “The girl told her great-grandmother, who approached him.”
The woman told police that he denied doing anything and left the store.
“We are trying to verify a vehicle that he got in,” Shaffer said. will have more information when it is available. If you have any information regarding this man’s identity, please call … Read the rest

Posted on November 4, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Guest Opinion: Transparency is under the rug

Posted on November 4, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Police across South Carolina and America have spent millions of dollars on officer body cameras. But The New York Times just reported that a rigorous study released last week shows that these cameras have almost no effect on officer behavior.
The 18-month study of more than 2,000 police officers in Washington found that officers equipped with cameras used force and prompted civilian complaints at about the same rate as those who did not have them, the Times reported.
They reported that “Though body cameras are now in greater use, their purpose is often left undefined, raising thorny questions about surveillance, … Read the rest

Saturday Spotlight: Paramedic and Firefighter Crystal M. Miller

Posted on November 4, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the sixth in a series of profiles that will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times.

A 1994 graduate of East Clarendon High School, Crystal M. Miller grew up in Turbeville and could never consider anywhere other than Clarendon County to be her home. She began her career as a first responder with the Turbeville Rescue Squad and A&A EMS as a basic emergency medical … Read the rest

Mazell Gibson Cain

Posted on November 4, 2017 8:08 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Mother Mazell “Nell” Gibson Cain, 92, wife of Eddie L. Cain, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 1285 Pearson Road in Manning, with Elder Sampson Person, pastor, officiating, assisted by Apostle Dr. Gwendolyn C. Taylor, who will provide the eulogy.
Burial will follow at the Ivory Cemetery on L&H Pearson Road in Davis Station.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1976 MW Rickenbaker Road in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Pet of the Day: Cayden

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Cayden is an 8-month-old bulldog mix weighing about 20 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heart worms. Cayden loves attention and plays wonderfully with other dogs. He is perfect for kids! If you think this sweet boy is the match for you and your family, please stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter to fill out an application or get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online at

Mobile Library Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 4

Posted on November 4, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Turbeville IGA.

Mary Moses Blanding

Posted on November 4, 2017 2:02 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Mary Moses Blanding, 92, widow of Harvey Blanding, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Cypress Fork AME Church in Alcolu, with the Rev. Melisa Harvin, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Dr. Leroy Green providing eulogy, and the Rev. Dr. George Hicks, the Rev. Jimmy McFadden, the Rev. Benny McCants and Brother Halbert Tucker assisting.
Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Today in History: Nov. 4

Posted on November 4, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1429 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.
1501 – Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry.
1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).
1677 – The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary.
1737 – The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
1780 – The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins.
1783 – Wolfgang … Read the rest

Final: Saints

Posted on November 3, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon Hall won the first game of the playoffs against Richard Winn Academy on Friday night. The final score was 29-28.


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