Wreck with no injuries at S.C. 527, I-95

Posted by | December 29, 2014 6:33 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck with no injuries at the intersection of S.C. 527 and Interstate 95 in the eastern portion of Clarendon County. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Sen. Tim Scott to visit Manning

Posted by | December 29, 2014 2:16 pm

Sen. Tim Scott will visit the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce from 3-3:30 p.m. Dec. 30. This is a general meet-and-greet public session where any residents can come out and speak with Scott. For more information, call (803) 435-4405.  

Manning woman says man brought gun to her home

Posted by | December 29, 2014 1:59 pm

A 27-year-old woman living in the 200 block of Lantern Lane in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 5:11 p.m. Dec. 23 that a 26-year-old man on trespass notice for her home came to her home about 4 a.m. Dec. 19 with a gun. The woman told police that she placed him on trespass notice, and told him never to come to her home. She said he had never pulled a gun on her before, but that she was afraid he would hurt her. She said she went to live with her mother for three days before going back… Read the rest

City plans MLK Jr. Day of Service

Posted by | December 29, 2014 12:27 pm

The City of Manning and Main Street Manning, a division of the City of Manning, will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service starting 10 a.m. Jan. 19, 2015, in the parking lot of the Clarendon County Judicial Center, 102 S. Mill St. in Manning. “Join the City of Manning in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service,” said city Director of Tourism and Community Development Carrie Trebil. “Give back to your community by helping with a litter pick-up.” Trebil said bags and gloves will be provided. For more information, call Trebil at (803) 435-8477.

50 percent chance of rain today

Posted by | December 29, 2014 10:23 am

It’s been a misty Monday morning. According to the National Weather Service, it’s currently 57 degrees with 95 percent humidity and winds out of the northeast at 7 mph. Today’s high is 62. Tonight’s low is around 46.    


Rebecca Lawyer Collins

Posted by | December 29, 2014 7:54 am

Rebecca Lawyer Collins, 82, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, N.Y. Born Feb. 12, 1932, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Mary Lawson Lawyer. “Mother Collins,” as she was affectionately called, accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and because of her kindness and love for people, she served in many areas of the church. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her loving daughter, Veronica Lawyer-James; a son-in-law, Anthony James; a granddaughter, Leslie James; a brother, John Lawyer; a sister-in-law, Eliza Lawyer; a sister, Esther Madison;… Read the rest

Isaiah Parker

Posted by | December 29, 2014 1:45 am

Isaiah Parker, 61, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2014, at his home, 113 Robert St. in Manning. Born Feb. 1, 1953, in the Davis Station section of Clarendon County, he was a son of Mary Dow Parker and the late Moses “Coot” Parker. Celebratory services for Isaiah Parker will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with Pastor Johnny Lawson officiating and the Rev. Ethel Lee Spann as eulogist. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home… Read the rest

Robert Lee Wells Sr.

Posted by | December 28, 2014 9:49 pm

Robert Lee Wells Sr., 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Rocshuler, Fla., he was a son of the late Augustus Wells and Mary Madgeline Bennett Wells. The celebratory services for Robert Lee Wells Sr. will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Alcolu, with the Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr., pastor, officiating. Mr. Wells will lie in repose for an hour prior to services. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Estelle Way Wells,… Read the rest

Community rallies around family displaced by fire

Posted by | December 28, 2014 9:41 pm

Clarendon County has rallied around a family of seven displaced by a fire early Saturday morning. An attic fire in a home in the 1100 block of Deberry Drive in Manning took Clarendon County firefighters about three hours to put out, Chief Frances Richbourg said. Neighbor Vanessa Poston Gardner then asked for donations of money and clothing for the family. “I’ve been able to raise over $1,500 (and we’ve) delivered two car loads of clothes and toys,” Gardner said. “Donations are still coming. I’m humbled by our little community.” The family was also in contact with Manning Primary School Principal… Read the rest





Pauline Brown Holloway

Posted by | December 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Greensboro, N.C. – Pauline Brown Holloway, 99, widow of Dr. Charles T. Holloway, died Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2014, at Hospice of Alamance County in Burlington, N.C. Born in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Clarence O’Neal Brown and Lydia Elliott Brown. Celebratory services for Pauline Brown Holloway will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Mt. Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St. in Charleston, with the Rev. John Brown, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Holloway will lie in repose for an hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Friendly Cemetery in North Charleston The family will… Read the rest

Willie McKinley Jefferson

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Willie McKinley Jefferson, husband of Jeanie Jefferson, was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Mayesville to the late William McKinley Jefferson and Julia Dix Jefferson. He died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior at an early age and became a lifelong member of Ebenezer AME Church, Mayesville. Willie served his church in several capacities, including steward pro-tem, Sunday School superintendent, bible class teacher, church secretary, director of Christian Education and the Lay Organization. He was also a dutiful servant of the Northeast Conference where he was president… Read the rest

Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:07 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerJannie Mae Walker Montgomery died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Eastern Star rights with St. Mary’s Chapter No. 156 Order of Eastern Star for Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery will be held from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Funeral services for Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Melina Presbyterian Church (USA) in Gable. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Isaiah Parker

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:03 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerIsaiah Parker, 61, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2014, at his home, 113 Robert St. Born Feb. 1, 1953, in the Davis Station section of Clarendon County, “Slappy” was a son of Mary Dow Parker and the late Moses “Coot” Parker. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 209 Walker St. in Manning. Services for Isaiah Parker have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Charity looking for used boats

Posted by | December 28, 2014 10:12 am

boat angel logoboat angel logoThe Boat Angel Outreach Center, a Christian charity based in Arizona and funded entirely by the processing and sale of donated boats throughout the United States, is looking for unused and unwanted boats to help fund its outreach initiatives. The charity seeks boats in all sizes and of all makes and models, including Polaris wave runners, Bayliner ski boats, Chris Craft cabin cruisers, Egg Harbor fishing boats and small personal sailboats and catamarans. “What makes the Boat Angel fundraising program unique is the time and energy that goes into getting boats large and small transferred from the boat donors to… Read the rest

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