Police Chief: Kids safe at Manning High, no active incidents

Posted on February 20, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports


Clarendon School District 2 officials have been fielding calls about an “active shooter incident” at Manning High School. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Danny McCathern said Tuesday morning, however, that no such incident exists. “We have a report early this morning that a student maybe had a weapon,” McCathern said. “Law enforcement came out to the school and searched the student. They determined it was not a credible threat and that they wouldn’t arrest the student.” Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said the student allegedly made some jokes about the shooting in Florida on Friday. “The school handled that situation, I believe… Read the rest

Fatal wreck victim identified

Posted on February 11, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

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The Clarendon County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a 77-year-old Manning man killed Saturday night. John Eaddy was pronounced dead at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, said Acting Coroner Bucky Mock. An earlier report said the victim perished at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, but Mock said he received the call from Trident. For more on this story, see CLICK HERE.

1 dead, 1 jailed after fatal wreck

Posted on February 11, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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One man is dead and another is in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center after a two-vehicle wreck on Silver Road near Raccoon Road. Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Anthony Lamonth Jones, 62, of Manning, has been charged with one count each of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury due to his alleged role in the fatal wreck, which happened about 6:05 p.m. Saturday. Southern said the driver of a 2013 Ford SUV sustained injuries at the scene and was transported to McLeod Health Clarendon before… Read the rest

Manning store owner charged with tax evasion, faces 15 years in prison

Posted on February 9, 2018 4:04 am by Staff Reports

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The owner of a Manning tobacco store faces up to 15 years in prison after authorities charged him Thursday with tax evasion. The South Carolina Department of Revenue released a statement Thursday saying that Ibrahim Said, owner and operator of Express Discount Tobacco on Paxville Highway in Manning, had been charged with three counts of tax evasion. He was arrested and taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center, the release stated. Said allegedly, from 2014-16, filed his business’ monthly sales tax returns and reported gross sales totaling $774,183. An investigation by the Department of Revenue found his actual sales for… Read the rest

Deputies seeking suspect who forced himself into home, assaulted homeowner

Posted on February 7, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information o the whereabouts of Dennis Mills, a 52-year-old male living at 1221 Landing Road in Manning. Mills was allegedly involved in an incident in the early morning hours of Feb. 5 where he allegedly forced his way into a victim’s door on Davis Street. Mills allegedly assaulted the victim in the home. He has outstanding warrants for second-degree assault and battery and first-degree burglary. If you have any information regarding Mills’ whereabouts, call (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.

2 dead, 50 injured after Amtrak train wreck in Columbia

Posted on February 4, 2018 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Two people have died after an Amtrak train carrying 139 passengers from New York To Miami smashed into a freight train and derailed in Columbia. More than 50 of the other passengers are confirmed injured, though the extent of those injuries are unknown. Seven people have reportedly been transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. The collision happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday between Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. Amtrak released a brief statement confirming the crash, saying “Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 a.m. in… Read the rest

Sheriff: Man charged with 3 counts’ armed robbery

Posted on January 31, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

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The clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has charged a suspect for at least three armed robberies dating back to October 2017. Sheriff Tim Baxley said in a release Wednesday that the Marathon gas station at 5236 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton was the location of the latest incident on Tuesday night. “(Deputies) responded to (the station) in reference to a black male, with a mask and black hoodie, (who) went into the store and presented what was believed to be a handgun wrapped in plastic at the clerk, demanding cigarettes and money,” said Baxley in a release. “The suspect then fled… Read the rest


Posted on January 25, 2018 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Breaking News: Clarendon Hall closes due to Flu

Posted on January 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Due to the number of flu cases we currently have, Clarendon Hall School will be closed tomorrow through Friday this week. We hope that in doing this, everyone will take the opportunity to stay home and get well. ALL extracurricular activities are canceled as well, to include the SCISA Spelling Bee, basketball practice, games and Powder Puff game. The games scheduled for tonight will be played.

Baxley: Newest cell phone scam targets AT&T customers, calls show victim’s own number

Posted on January 20, 2018 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Local law enforcement is warning residents about a new phone scam in which the victim gets a call from themselves. Sheriff Tim Baxley said Friday evening that certain AT&T wireless customers have been getting calls from an “automated system that shows up on the caller ID as their own number.” An automated message claims to be from AT&T, with a notice that the wireless account has been flagged for security purposes. The message asks the selected victim to enter the last four digits of the primary account holder’s Social Security Number. “AT&t has confirmed this is a scam,” said Baxley.… Read the rest

City experiencing water main break on Greeleyville Highway near bicycle plant

Posted on January 19, 2018 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning Mayor Julia Nelson announced Friday moring that a water main has broken on S.C. 261 near Kent Bicycle plant due to lower-than-normal temperatures. “During the repair, water servie will be interrupted for a few hours,” Nelson said. “This will impact the area behind the Corner Store, the Cornerstone (Fellowship Free Will Baptist) Church and areas beyond toward the Greeleyville Highway,” Nelson said.

Coroner Hayes Samuels has passed away

Posted on January 17, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports


Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels, owner and operator of Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning, passed away Wednesday morning. Manninglive.com will have more information as it becomes available.

Inmate stabbed during fight at Turbeville prison

Posted on January 16, 2018 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Officials with the state Department of Corrections have confirmed that an inmate was stabbed Tuesday during a fight at Turbeville Correctional Institution. Officials said an unidentified inmate stabbed the victim during an altercation. Department of Corrections Communications Director Jeff Taillon said the inmates were housed in a Level 2 unit which houses young adult male offenders sentenced through the Youthful Offender Act. He said the inmate received medical attention. He did not discuss the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Dog who went missing from fatal wreck found safe

Posted on January 5, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

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A source close to the family of a woman killed Thursday in a wreck on Interstate 95 has told The Manning Times that the family dog, Bailey, has been found safe and sound. Martha Hutchins, 58, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was killed about 10:10 a.m. in a wreck on Interstate 95. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Hutchins was the passenger in a vehicle in which her husband, James, was the driver. The couple’s Chevrolet Trailblazer hit a patch of ice on the interstate, spun out of control and then ran into the left shoulder and struk several trees,… Read the rest

NWS: Black ice still making Clarendon roads dangerous

Posted on January 5, 2018 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

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In a Special Weather Statement released overnight, the National Weather Service out of Columbia is reminding Clarendoon County motorists that dangerous road conditions are possible throughout he morning due lingering ice from Winter Storm Grayson. “Black ice is possible on area roads this morning,” the statement reads. “Road surfaces that appear wet may actually be ice-covered and provide little to no traction. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving, especially on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads.” The NWS said road conditions should improve Friday afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.

Woman killed after SUV hits patch of ice on I-95

Posted on January 4, 2018 6:06 pm by Submitted by Reader


Winter Storm Grayson has claimed at least one life in Clarendon County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. A woman riding as a passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer died Thursday morning as a result of a wreck that happened due to ice on Interstate 95. Lance Cpl. David Jones said the Trailblazer’s driver, James Hutchings of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was driving northbound when the vehicle hit a patch of ice at the 105 mile-marker about 10:10 a.m.. “(The vehicle) spun out of control and then into the left shoulder into the median and struck several trees,” said Jones.… Read the rest

Closings, cancellations and delays list for Friday, Jan. 5

Posted on January 4, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted by Reader

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following list will be updated throughout the remainder of Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. This list includes known closings, cancellations and delays of various businesses and entities in Clarendon County due to the effects of Winter Storm Grayson. CLOSINGS The following have announced intentions to be closed Friday. Clarendon School District 1 schools Clarendon School District 2 schols Clarendon School District 3 schools Clarendon Hall Laurence Manning Academy Head Starts Clarendon County offices BranCo Adult DayCare LLC The Harvin Clarendon County Library Manning Senior Center Summerton Senior Center Meals on Wheels Clarendon County Council on Aging DELAYS… Read the rest

Clarendon 2, 3 schools closed Friday

Posted on January 4, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Clarendon School District 2 and 3 schools will be closed Friday.

At least 13 active wrecks in Clarendon right now

Posted on January 4, 2018 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

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The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently reporting at least 13 different wrecks in the Clarendon County area, according to its real-time traffic information. The wrecks are located at: * 130 southbound on Interstate 95 * 128 southbound on Interstate 95 (Hit and Run) * Intersection at U.S. 521 and Boyce Street * Intersection of Kingstree and Greeleyville highways * Intersection of S.C. 261 and U.S. 521 (Roadway blocked) * 110 northbound on Interstate 95 * 105 northbound on Interstate 95 (Injuries and Roadway blocked) * 131 southbound on Interstate 95 * 106 northbound on Interstate 95 * Intersection of U.S.… Read the rest

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