Posted on November 19, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports
One person is dead after a single-vehicle wreck that happened late Saturday night.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said the victim was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer eastbound on Moses Dingle Road near Olin Road. The driver ran off the right side of the roadway about 11:45 p.m., struck a tree, and the vehicle caught fire.
Southern said the driver was entrapped in the vehicle and died at the scene. He said seatbelt usage was unknown due to the damage to the vehicle.
Manninglive.com is awaiting confirmation of the driver’s identity from the Clarendon County Coroner’s Office.… Read the rest
Posted on November 9, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff (Office)
An incident at Turbeville Correctional Institution left five inmates injured early Thursday afternoon, according to officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
Spokesman Jeffrey Taillon said Thursday afternoon that the inmates have received medical attention on site. He said authorities were working to secure two housing units when the incident ocurred.
“All staff are uninjured and accounted for,” Taillon said. He noted there was never a threat to the public.
Turbeville Correctional houses adult male offenders who were mostly sentenced for General Sessions Court offenses under the Youthful Offender Act. The prison opened in 1994.
Posted on November 7, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports
When Travis and Whitley Carraway arrived at their Manning home on Monday afternoon, Travis whistled for their dog, Suki, as he always does.
“We saw a blood stain on the porch” said Whitley Carraway. “But we thought maybe she was in heat. He called and whistled for her like normal.”
Suki was not in heat. When the dog came out from under the porch, it was a clear her problems were much more serious.
“Her face was dripping blood,” Whitley said. “Her nose had a big hole. All he could think was, ‘Wait a minute. Someone shot my dog.'”
Whitley… Read the rest
Posted on November 5, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports
The Manning Police Department has arrested a woman officers accused earlier Sunday of trying to pass counterfeit money at a local gas station.
Chief Blair Shaffer said that Malinda Lloyd of Meagen Lane in Manning will be charged with forgery.
“Passing counterfeit money falls under the forgery statute,” Shaffer said.
Police sent out a photograph of Lloyd and of a maroon Mercedes earlier Sunday in an attempt to find the suspect.
Posted on November 5, 2017 6:06 pm by Staff Reports
A 66-year-old Summerton man charged Saturday for allegedly touching a 9-year-old girl inappropriately will remain at the Clarendon County Detention Center for the time being.
A Clarendon County magistrate judge denied bond Sunday for Louis Cornealis Brown of 2072 Governor Richardson Road. Brown 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… Read the rest
Posted on November 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff (Office)
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
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.
Manninglive.com 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 1, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports
The chairman of the Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees was charged last week after an 8-year-old boy told authorities the man hit him with a belt on his body.
Tony Junious of Summerton is charged with unlawful act toward a child, a felony in South Carolina, according to reports. Junious is reportedly the boy’s adopted father.
Documents show that Junious was arrested on warrants last week and turned himself into the Clarendon County Detention Center the same day. Bond information was not immediately available Wednesday night.
Junious has served as an elected member of the Clarendon School District… Read the rest
Posted on October 29, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a suspect accused of robbing a local gas station at gunpoint.
Sheriff Tim Baxley said that a man described as a 5-foot-10 black male walked into the Marathon station at Exit 102 off Interstate 95.
“We don’t know if the suspect is local or if he was a transient,” said Baxley. “He could’ve just been passing through on Interstate 95.”
Baxley said the suspect weighed about 150 pounds and was armed with a black gun with a trash bag covering it.
“The suspect was driving a blue, four-door sedan,” Baxley said.… Read the rest
Posted on October 23, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Warning for west Central Clarendon County through 2 p.m..
At 1:12 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornado activity was located over Elloree, or 14 miles east of Brookdale, moving north at 30 mph. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
Posted on October 14, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports
An Alcolu man who was helping build a plant in Charleston died Thursday as the result of an accident there.
Michal “Mickey” Thomas Jr., 38, was identified as the victim of the incident early Saturday morning by Charleston County Dep. Coroner Sheila Williams.
Williams said that Thomas died “as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant under construction.”
Williams said that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the North Charleston Police Department and her own office continue to investigate the incident.
Mercedes-Bens Vans LLC spokeswoman Alyssa Bean told a Charleston news station that the… Read the rest
Posted on October 13, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker
A 20-year-old Wedgefield man charged in August with various crimes related to vehicle break-ins of more than 20 vehicles in the Clarendon County area.
Matthew Ryan Proctor of 6630 Gulledge Road in Wedgefield pleaded guilty to last week before 3rd Circuit Court Judge George M. McFadden to non-violent, second-degree burglary; two counts of grand larceny of a value more than $2,000, but less than $10,000; and eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles or tanks or pumps where fuel and lubricants are stored.
He received concurrent sentences under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed three years in prison. The… Read the rest
Posted on October 12, 2017 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
An 18-year-old Alcolu man has been charged by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a stolen weapon.
Spokesman Ken Bell said that Norris Ja’Vonta Wilson III, 18, of 1824 Grasshopper Lane in Alcolu, was arrested Wednesday on warrants issued Tuesday.
Deputies allege that Wilson intentionally shot a victim a number of times in the roadway along Commander Lane in Sumter County and then fled the scene. The victim, who was unidentified by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, reportedly told deputies the identity of the man who shot… Read the rest
Posted on October 5, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports
A 47-year-old Summerton man was killed Wednesday night in a plane crash that also took the life of a Salters man.
An autopsy performed Thursday on the body of Kenneth Britton showed that the Summerton resident died from multi-system blunt force injuries in the crash, which happened about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Gourdin community near the town of Lane, a few miles north of the Berkeley and Williamsburg line.
According to the FAA, the Cessna 401B aircraft being flown by Henry Haddock, 66, of Salters, crashed in a swampy area off S.C. 375.
Williamsburg County Deputy Coroner William Horton… Read the rest
Posted on October 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader
Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said Sunday that one of his deputies died early Sunday morning after a brief illness.
Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas had served with the department for three years.
“It is with a great deal of sadness that I inform you of the passing of Cpl. Albert Bernard Thomas,” said Dennis in a statement. “(He) was in law enforcement for almost six years. However, we at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had the pleasure of working with him for three years. He was certainly an asset to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Sumter… Read the rest
Posted on September 23, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man alleged to have shot an 18-year-old Manning man earlier Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff Tim Baxley said that 18-year-old Cameron Conyers was shot in the upper thigh and then “dropped off” in front of SAFE Federal Credit Union on Paxville Highway.
“He was not shot there, and nothing happened at the bank itself,” said Baxley. “That’s just where they left him there in front of the bank on Paxville Highway.”
Baxley said deputies are still investigating the incident. He said Conyers would not give a description of his attacker.
“We don’t… Read the rest
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
Posted on September 18, 2017 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
A 15-year-old Manning High School student accused last week of the kidnapping and sexual assault of a fellow student, along with various property crimes unrelated to that event, will remain in the custody of the state Department of Juvenile Justice for at least 60 days.
Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said a judge held a hearing on Monday on the boy’s charges, which include second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, kidnapping and two counts of burglary.
According to reports, the boy is accused of allegedly grabbing a classmate by the arm, dragging her into a restroom at Manning High… Read the rest
Posted on September 8, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Gov. Henry McMaster said during a news conference on Friday that local school districts may make the decision themselves on whether to close Monday and Tuesday in response to any perceived threat from Hurricane Irma.
The Category 4 storm weakened overnight, and forecasts shifted the storm’s projected path further west, meaning it is likely to still affect the midlands, but at Tropical Storm strength only.
“I mentioned yesterday that we would have to consider a statewide order closing schools,” McMaster said. “We do not think we need to do that now, so we’re not going to do that. The decision… Read the rest
Posted on September 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports
We’re seeing a lot of posts on social media, some shared by legislators, claiming that Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive orders released Thursday feature measures closing schools in all 46 counties on Monday and Tuesday.
However, the orders – one of which evacuates coastal healthcare centers like nursing homes and one of which entreats dam owners to lower their water levels – feature nothing about school closings, possible or otherwise.
During a press conference held Thursday, McMaster said he would make a decision on school closings Friday, and that he would announce that during that day’s press conference.