2 arrested after shooting incident

Posted by | June 5, 2018 1:46 pm

Two Summerton men were taken to jail May 22 after deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office discovered the pair had been shooting at one another at a Davis Station convenience store. According to a report from Sheriff Tim Baxley, the incident happened about 8:30 p.m. May 22, and dispatch notified deputies of a shooting happening in the Davis Station area of Clarendon County. “Thereafter, during the investigation, two subjects involved were identified at David Bodger and Akeem Croslen,” Baxley said in his release. “Following (further) investigation, Bodger and Croslen were arrested without incident.” Bodger is charged with attempted murder;… Read the rest

Turbeville prison corrections officer charged with smuggling cell phone

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:31 pm

A Columbia woman who had only been working with the South Carolina Department of Corrections for a couple months faces years in prison after allegedly trying to smuggle a cell phone into Turbeville Correctional Institution recently. Prison officials announced Monday that Kyontae Ty’ Tiauna Moni Stroman of 1340 Longcrek Drive, Apt. 1217, in Columbia was arrested Sunday and charged with furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, violation of the state’s ethics law, and misconduct in office. Warrants allege that prison officials caught Stroman “trying to bring a cell phone and charger that wre hidden inside her state-issued… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch freshman, Jadia Riley, selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in D.C.

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:04 pm

Scott’s Branch Middle/High School Freshman Jadia Riley will attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Law & CSI event in Washington, D.C. this summer. Riley had no idea she had been nominated, so the nomination letter came as a complete surprise. “My mom gave it to me. She said, ‘I think you really need to read this.’ I read the letter, and being that I really want to pursue a career in law, I was ecstatic. I was so amazed. I thought, ‘I’m really about to do this. I’m really about to go to Washington and learn about law,’” said… Read the rest

Sumter deputies searching for missing girl

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:00 pm

Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking aid throughout the state to find a 15-year-old girl who allegedly ran way from home Friday. Akasha Wilson-El was last seen about 10:30 p.m. Friday at her home on Lois Lane in Sumter. Deputies suspect she may be with her boyfriend, who is also 15. She is described at 5-feet-tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information as to Akasha Wilson-El’s whereabouts is asked to please call Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000 or Crimestoppers at (803) 436-2718.




Second democratic forum held May 24

Posted by | June 5, 2018 9:10 am

The Clarendon County Democratic Party held its second Meet the Candidates Forum at Melinda Presbyterian Church on May 24. A meal was served after the forum, and the local Girl Scouts troop assisted with serving food. As questions have arisen during the past week regarding candidate eligibility, Patricia Pringle, Chairman for the Clarendon County Democratic Party, read a letter dated April 5 from the Clarendon County Board of Voter Registration & Elections. “I am certifying the attached Democratic candidates to be placed on the ballot for the election on November 6, 2018. The candidates meet, or will meet by the… Read the rest



Today History: June 5

Posted by | June 5, 2018 12:00 am

AD 70 – Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem. 754 – Boniface, Anglo-Saxon missionary, is killed by a band of pagans at Dokkum in Frisia. 1257 – Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights. 1283 – Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, captures Charles of Salerno. 1288 – Battle of Worringen, ending the War of the Limburg Succession with John I, Duke of Brabant being one of the more important victors. 1625 – The city of Breda surrenders to the Spanish… Read the rest


Camp Happy Days: the peanut gang rides again

Posted by | June 4, 2018 2:34 pm

Although not a native of Clarendon County, Bill Ellis, co-founder of the Peanut Gang, has lived here for 19 years. Originally from west Tennessee, Ellis moved to and lived in Walterboro for 40 years until he retired in 1999. As his wife, Lily, is from Manning, they chose to settle there after retirement. While working at SCE&G as an operations supervisor, Ellis met Charlie Ricketson, a co-worker. Ricketson began working with Camp Happy Days (CHD) in 1994, boiling peanuts for snacks for the campers. Ellis discovered CHD was a camp where children from four to 16 who were in any… Read the rest

Blackwell named to Newberry Spring Dean’s List

Posted by | June 4, 2018 1:34 pm

Devin Blackwell of Manning was among those named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Newberry College. Students who achieve Dean’s List honors must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester for which the honor is being given. Blackwell was among 355 students who earned Dean’s List honors for their academic performance last semester.

Shawn Hall Spigner

Posted by | June 4, 2018 1:23 pm

Shawn Hall Spigner, 56, of Rainsville, Alabama, wife of David W. Spigner, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Erlanger Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Rainsville Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Donny Cobble officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Monday, prior to services. Survivors besides her husband of the home and her mother and mother’s husband, Charles, include her daughters, Sharon Lilliann Spignr, Laurn Elizabeth Spigner and Caroline Gracen Spigner; her sons, David Ashley Raknin Spigner and William Strom Charlton Spigner her grandchildren, Rowan Elizabeth, Genna Susannah… Read the rest

Edwin Boyle’s summer boat church ministry

Posted by | June 4, 2018 12:15 pm

Regi Thackston has been an ordained pastor since 1961. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1958 and served two years as a local pastor. He felt the call and attended seminary, graduating from Wofford College in 1961. Over the next 41 years, Thackston would serve as pastor to multiple United Methodist churches across South Carolina. When Thackston retired from Trenholm Road UMC in Columbia, he and his wife, Yvonne, moved to Sumter to be closer to their grown children. Not long after he arrived, he was approached and offered the position as pastor for the Edwin Boyle… Read the rest

A note from the editor

Posted by | June 4, 2018 11:06 am

This past week’s paper had two errors. Dwight Stewart’s photo was placed next to Billy Richardson’s article and a Letter to the Editor signature was left off. The name Bill Ellis should have appeared under that editorial. I apologize for these errors. Cindy Risher Manning Times Editor


Jessica Renee “Jessie” DuBose

Posted by | June 4, 2018 9:38 am

PINEWOOD – Our beautiful baby girl slipped the surly bonds of Earth on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to touch the face of God and to be held by the loving arms of her grandmother, Patricia “Pat” Hall. She will also be comforted by her great-grandparents, Velma and Dallas Williamson and Charlie and Helen Hall. She leaves a huge emptiness in the heart of all of us who loved her, many who were her friends, and even more who just had a glimmer of her through her family. I am blessed to be surrounded by my loving husband, Brandon Evans, and… Read the rest

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