Monthly Archives: December 2017

Saturday Spotlight: Dep. Joseph Brancato

Posted on December 2, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE The following is the 10th in a series of profiles that manninglive.com 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.

Joseph Brancato always wanted to help people.
It’s one of the reasons he became a sheriff’s deputy.
“To help and serve people in the community is why I wanted to be a first responder,” he said.
A 2011 graduate of East Clarendon High School, Brancato attended Central Carolina Technical College.
He … Read the rest


Lady Swampats win opening round of weekend tournament

Posted on December 2, 2017 7:07 am by Staff

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity girls basketball team defeated Beaufort Academy on Friday night by a final score of 57-43 in the opening round of this weekend’s tournament. Olivia Coker led the way for the Lady Swampcats with 17 points. She was followed by Brooke Bennett, who had 13 points. SArah Frazier had 12, Lexi Bennett had nine, SAra Knight Nalley had five and Mason Ham added one point. The Lady Swampcats are now 1-2 on the season and play again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against Trinity Byrnes.


Today in History: Saturday, Dec. 2

Posted on December 2, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1244 – Pope Innocent IV arrives at Lyon for the First Council of Lyon
1409 – The University of Leipzig opens.
1697 – St Paul’s Cathedral is consecrated in London.
1763 – Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what will become the United States.
1775 – The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.
1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French.
1805 – War … Read the rest


Lady Wolverines defeat Lake City

Posted on December 1, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

The East Clarendon Lady Wolverines defeated Lake City on the basketball court by final score of 56-25 on Friday night. Talaysia Cooper scored 17 points, while Valincia Garris had 11. Caitlin Timmons had nine points, and Gracen Watts had eight. Britni Anderson had five points. Shannon Scott, Rhamey Floyd and Liberty Whack each scored two points. Other players on the team include Kirby Floyd, Quanisha Rhodes and Gasashia Banding. The team’s record now stands at 2-0. They will play the Manning High School Lady Monarchs at home on Tuesday.


Posted on December 1, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Sumter man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted on December 1, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Friday the arrest of Don Whitney Eunice, 38, of Sumter, on nine 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 Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.
Investigators allege that Eunice distributed and possessed files of child pornography.
Eunice was arrested Nov. 30, 2017. He is charged with four counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony … Read the rest


Authorities searching for missing teen

Posted on December 1, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Law enforcement throughout South Carolina are currently on the lookout for a 15-year-old Barnwell County girl reported missing Friday morning.
Williston Police say Madison Boyle is thought to be a runaway. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 266-7011.
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SCDC announces plans for Christmas packages for prisoners

Posted on December 1, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The South Carolina Department of Corrections, in coordination with the Southern Baptist Convention, the South Carolina Women’s Missionary Unionkk= and churches across South Carolina, will make sure that men and women incarcerated across the state will receive at least one gift for Christmas.
For more than 40 years, Christmas Pkackages for Prisoners has sought to bring joy to those who often have few, if any, visitors during the year.kl
The Christmas Packages for Prisoners program encourages South Carolina churches to donate items to be given as gifts to adult inmates incarcerated at SCDC. A pre-approved list of items like a … Read the rest


Winnsboro man facing 10 charges of exploitation of a minor

Posted on December 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Raymonte Terrial Pearson, 19, of Winnsboro, on 10 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 Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the search and arrest.
Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Pearson. Investigators state Pearson possessed multiple images of child pornography.
Pearson was … Read the rest


Woman, 70, found dead after Rimini house fire

Posted on December 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office said Friday afternoon that the body of a 70-year-old woman has been sent to Charleston for an autopsy after being found in a burning home in Rimini Thursday.
Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock identified the deceased as Martha Brailsford. Her body was found at a home on Old River Road shortly after a call about a fully involved fire went in to dispatchers about 9:25 a.m.
“When we got there, the fire was fully involved,” said Fire Chief Frances Richbourg. “The roof was down on the home, and the home was a total loss.”
Richbourg said … Read the rest


Christmas Decorations: Janene and Pete Surette

Posted on December 1, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

These pictures were provided by Janene and Pete Surette, showing their decorated home on Old Georgetown Road. Send your Christmas decorations to editorial@manninglive.com to be featured on manninglive.com.


Toys ‘R Us recalls clay craft kits due to risk of mold exposure

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

Wayne, New Jersey-based Toys ‘R Us has issued a voluntary recall of clay craft kits due to the risk of mold exposure.
The kits were sold at the oompany’s Babies ‘R Us and Toys ‘R Us stores throughout the United States, including stores in South Carolina. This recall involves “totally me!” clay craft kits. Model number AD11244 is printed on the bottom of the box. The “totally me!” logo is printed on the front of the craft kit box.
According to a release from the company, mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other … Read the rest


Dorn VA employee discovers sincere passion in taking care of others

Posted on December 1, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Kitty Ford’s job title is labeled as an advanced medical support administrator for Non- Veteran Affairs care coordination.
It’s a big task for the soft-spoken Ford who has been a civilian federal employee with the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center since 2006.
To elaborate the position better, “I coordinate liaisons between Veteran Affairs and the private sectors,” Ford began in her explanation of her duties. “If a Veteran needs to see any private doctor with regards to health care, our office gets it scheduled. This includes requests for care required at specialty clinics also.”
Completing anywhere from 25-40 … Read the rest


Raymond Eldrid McIntosh

Posted on December 1, 2017 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

PINEWOOD – Raymond Eldrid McIntosh, 91, husband of Margaret Smith McIntosh, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his home.
Born Nov. 14, 1926, in Sumter, he was a son of the late William Lockette McIntosh and the late Minnie Lee Evans McIntosh. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. He was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Forever Young Men’s Sunday school class; a member of the Manning Masonic Lodge; a former member of the Clarendon Hall School Board of Trustees; a member of the Saints Hall of … Read the rest


Junior Chamber Gun Drawing Day 1: Steve Lee

Posted on December 1, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

Steve Lee is the lucky winner of a Baretta A000 in the first day of the Junior Chamber Gun Drawing.


Spartanburg man charged with exploitation of a minor

Posted on December 1, 2017 11:11 am by Staff Reports

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Corey Joseph Greene, 28, of Landrum, on one charge connected to the exploitation of a minor.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators state Greene encouraged a minor victim to create and send sexually explicit images via social media.
Greene was arrested on Nov. 21, 2017. He is charged with one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.… Read the rest


5 Swampcats chosen for North-South game

Posted on December 1, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Laurence Manning Academy announced Thursday that five of its varsity football players have been selected to represent the school in the South Carolina Independet School Association AAA North-South Game.
Likewise, Swampcats’ defensive coordinator Elmer Bench has been given the honor of being named defensive coordinator for the game, which will be played 11 a.m. Saturday a Northwood Academy Football Stadium, 2600 N. Main St. in Summerville.


Shirley Temple Manning Allen

Posted on December 1, 2017 10:10 am by Summerton Funeral Service

Shirley Temple Manning Allen, 81, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton, where Dr. W.T. Johnson serves as pastor. A viewing will be held from 1-6 p.m. Friday.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in Summerton.
(803) 485-3755


Dense Fog Advisory issued for Clarendon County

Posted on December 1, 2017 6:06 am by Staff

The National Weather Service ou of Columbia has issued a Dense Fog Advisory through 10 a.m. Friday for Clarendon County. Visibility has improved across mos of the area, but fog is still an issue.


Today in History: Friday, Dec. 1

Posted on December 1, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

800 – Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
1420 – Henry V of England enters Paris.
1577 – Francis Walsingham is knighted.
1640 – End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 59 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.
1768 – The former slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøya in Norway.
1822 – Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of … Read the rest


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