Monthly Archives: July 2018

Swearing-in ceremony for interim police chief

Posted on July 12, 2018 6:06 pm by Manning Live


Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer Terminated

Posted on July 12, 2018 4:04 pm by Laura Stone

The City of Manning has terminated the employment of Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer. After evaluating the City’s public safety programs, the Public Safety Committee voted for the termination, effective immediately.

“The safety of our residents, guests, and community is of utmost importance to the City of Manning,” said Manning Mayor Julia Nelson. “While this decision was a difficult one, the Committee believes that it is in the best interests of the City to seek new leadership to fill this important role.”

Neither the Committee nor the Council have any further comments at this time. Updates to the situation will … Read the rest


Auditor Patricia Pringle honored at recent county council meeting

Posted on July 12, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

Patricia Pringle received a certificate and a paperweight with the county seal for her 15 years of service as county auditor.


Bobbi Adams honored at county council meeting

Posted on July 12, 2018 9:09 am by Laura Stone

Bobbi Adams received a certificate and paperweight with the county seal for 15 years of service as office coordinator with the water and sewer department.


July County Council meeting held July 9

Posted on July 12, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

 The Clarendon County Council met July 9,2018. During the meeting, three individuals received service awards.

Bobbi Adams received a certificate and paperweight with the county seal for 15 years of service as office coordinator with the water and sewer department.

Patricia Pringle received a certificate and a paperweight with the county seal for her 15 years of service as county auditor.

Tyler Floyd could not be present, but he will receive a certificate and a five-year pin for five years with the sheriff’s department.

Mike Briggs, President & CEO of Central SC Alliance provided an update. The 501(c) (3) company Read the rest


Today in history

Posted on July 12, 2018 3:03 am by Manning Live

1096 – Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1.
1543 – England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.
1690 – Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II.
1691 – William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.
1790 – The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops.
1806 – The Confederation of … Read the rest


Mary Jane Louise Flynn Barnett

Posted on July 11, 2018 9:09 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Mary Jane Louise Flynn Barnett, 84, wife of George Kenneth Barnett, Sr., died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at her home.

Born August 30, 1933, in Bronx, New York, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Francis Flynn and the late Margaret Walpole Flynn. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, received her nursing degree from St. Clare’s Nursing School and her PhD from St. John’s College in Brooklyn, New York. She was a former assistant commissioner for disabled children for the state of New York and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was … Read the rest


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Two Manning women charged with assault in Sumter County

Posted on July 11, 2018 10:10 am by Manning Live

Nekeia Nicola Dingle, 36, of Dickson Street in Manning, and Martina Denise Pearson, 31, of Meagen Lane in Manning, were arrested Friday on charges of third degree assault and battery, according to a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The women were charged with third degree assault and battery. The women allegedly punched and kicked another woman in the head, face and body during an altercation on June 24 at the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 15 South in Sumter County.

The Sheriff’s Department said the victim suffered injuries and was transported to Palmetto Health Tuomey.


New exhibits at 4 Main in Summerton

Posted on July 11, 2018 8:08 am by Laura Stone

4 MAIN in Summerton has two new exhibits. On the art side of the museum, guests can enjoy Optical Illusion Art, which include vector illusions as well as hidden-image stereograms, and Fractal Art, which is created by mathematical equations. For younger guests, Cedric Liqueur, curator of the museum, has held over a few bears from the Bears of the World exhibit.

Liqueur has several books on the table highlighting Optical Illusion Art, explaining the history and showing examples. There are also laminated sheets explaining how to look at certain pieces of the art, and what should be visible in them.… Read the rest


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Manning man charged with RSG

Posted on July 10, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Edward Watford of 1105 Edna Road in Manning on charges of Receiving Stolen Goods. The warrant states that on June 28, 2018, at a location in the 4200 block of Broad Street in Sumter County, Watford had in his possession a Monty Utility Dump Trailer valued at $3,000 that belonged to Watson’s Construction Company. Law enforcement obtained a video implicating Watford and a co-defendant.


Ramson Curtis Bledsoe

Posted on July 10, 2018 2:02 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Ramson Curtis Bledsoe, 73, husband of Carolyn Reynolds Bledsoe, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born October 28, 1944, in Bamberg, he was a son of the late Claude Montague Bledsoe and the late Alma Elizabeth Bledsoe. He was a member of the SC National Guard for six years and he retired from B.C. Moore & Sons in 2006 with 42 years of service. He loved farming, fishing, hunting and being an active member of Summerton Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of Summerton; daughter, Beth Cumming; granddaughter, Landyn Cumming; two sisters, Catherine … Read the rest


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Sincerely, Cindy

Posted on July 9, 2018 3:03 pm by Cindy Risher

We all have our daily routines, including our pets. For example, for me each morning begins with the cat, Livvy, pouncing on the bed at 5 a.m. which then is the signal to the dog, Zeus, to get up and start chasing her around the bedroom which then signals my husband, Al, to yell at both of them to stop, which they both, of course, ignore. He yells one more time and this is my signal to get up, feed the cat, put the dog out, make the coffee and while the coffee is brewing this gives me my quiet … Read the rest


Irene Yasko Walston

Posted on July 9, 2018 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMTER – Irene Yasko Walston, 87, wife of William Herbert Walston, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Magnolias of Santee Assisted Living Facility.

Born February 9, 1931, she was a daughter of the late George Yasko and the late Anne Forgac’ Yasko. She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband; a brother, Joe Yasko of Florida; and a sister, Valerie Miles of California.

A visitation will take place from 4 – 6pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Stephens Funeral Home.

Services will be private.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning,


39-year-old Pinewood man dies in single vehicle accident

Posted on July 9, 2018 11:11 am by Staff

PINEWOOD – A 39-year-old Pinewood man died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident that occurred approximately one-half mile from his home.

“Leland Legale Green died at the scene from blunt force trauma,” Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Albert Mobley said Sunday afternoon. “He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Two passengers who were wearing seat belts received minor injuries.”

Mobley said no autopsy would be held and toxicology results were pending.

According to Mobley, the accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. on Elliott Road about three miles south of Pinewood. Mobley said Green lost control … Read the rest


Farm to table event

Posted on July 9, 2018 10:10 am by Laura Stone

This fall, Main Street Manning, partnered with the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, will host a Farm to Table event. Held in the courtyard at the offices of Land Parker & Welch Attorneys at Law, the event will be on September 18.

“This is our annual meeting. But instead of having a meeting and a dinner and sitting around talking and giving awards, we chose in the very beginning to do something that promotes Manning and the surrounding area,” said Marie Land, who heads up the committee for this year’s event.

In the past, Main Street Manning has hosted events … Read the rest


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