Western Epps

Posted by | October 15, 2014 3:49 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-8-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-8-smallerNEW ZION – Western Epps, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the home of his sister, Pearlean Epps Lowery, 1162 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion. Born Jan. 2, 1929, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Johnny Epps and Hattie Abraham Epps. He attended Lodebar Parochial School in New Zion. He was a member of Lodebar AME Church. West was a farmer most of his adult life. Survivors include two sisters, Pearlean Epps Lowery of New Zion and Katharine McFadden of Gable; and two brothers, Robert (Eleanor) Epps and James (Katie) Epps, both of New York.… Read the rest


Ham helps garden club decorate downtown

Posted by | October 14, 2014 10:30 pm

Garden Club 2Garden Club 2Arlene Ham did some pruning Sept. 30 in front of City Hall. The Manning Council of Garden Clubs got together that day to beautify downtown Manning with fall decorations, including straw and scarecrows. We will be posting more pictures throughout the rest of the week.  

Two Manning students headed to USC Upstate

Posted by | October 14, 2014 8:41 pm

USCupstate-logoUSCupstate-logoTwo Manning residents are a part of more than 1,800 students to enroll for the fall semester at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. Tiffany Chick and Regina James will attend with 1,817 other students this fall. The University of South Carolina Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics and nursing. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,500 students from across the Upstate, 36 states and 51 countries.

Man flown from Greeleyville Highway wreck to Myrtle Beach hospital

Posted by | October 14, 2014 5:21 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolAccording to reports, a man has been airlifted from a wreck on Greeleyville Highway to the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. The man, whose identity has not been released, was injured in a wreck between an 18-wheeler and a John Deere tractor on Greeleyville Highway about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, about a half-mile from the Clarendon-Williamsburg county line.

MHS vs Darlington Photo Gallery 3

Posted by | October 14, 2014 4:45 pm

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No entrapment in Greeleyville Highway wreck

Posted by | October 14, 2014 3:35 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol and other first responders are currently working on a wreck on Greeleyville Highway about a half-mile from the Clarendon-Williamsburg county line. According to dispatch, the wreck involves an 18-wheeler and another vehicle. Clarendon EMS has reported via radio that there is no entrapment in the vehicles. Injury status is unknown at this time. Traffic will likely be slower. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has been asked to help with traffic control. The Clarendon County Fire Department was also called to the wreck.

MHS vs Darlington Photo Gallery 2

Posted by | October 14, 2014 2:04 pm

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Susie Anna McKinney Young

Posted by | October 14, 2014 1:32 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-7-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-7-smallerSusie Anna McKinney Young, widow of Willie “Bubba” Young, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1928, in the Jordan community of Manning, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Bowman McKinney. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 12422 Raccoon Road in the Bloomville community of Clarendon County. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and Delaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

LMA cancels Cub football game

Posted by | October 14, 2014 1:26 pm

LMA ShieldLMA ShieldDue to the threat of severe weather today and tonight, Laurence Manning Academy has canceled the Cub football game scheduled for tonight. Listed below is a revised schedule for the remainder of the year. Please be aware that pictures will begin at 5 p.m. for the football players and 5:30 p.m. for the cheerleaders on Oct. 20. Mon. 10-20 Game 4 Pictures 5:00 (Game starts at 6:30) (H) Orange vs. Blue First Half/White Second Half Mon. 10-27 Game 5 6:00 (Game starts at 6:30) (H) White vs. Orange First Half/Blue Second Half Tue. 10-28 Game 6 6:00 (Game starts at… Read the rest

Western Epps

Posted by | October 14, 2014 12:18 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerNEW ZION – Western “West” Epps, 85, died  Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the home of his sister, Pearlean Epps Lowery, 1162 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion. Born Jan. 2, 1929, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Johnny and Hattie Abraham Epps. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Woman’s body found in local motel room

Posted by | October 14, 2014 11:53 am

Crime-ReportsCrime-ReportsThe body of a 46-year-old woman was found early Monday morning in a room at a motel on Paxville Highway in Manning. Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said Mary Ann Schmidt checked into the motel about 3:15 a.m. Monday. She was found by two employees attempting to clean the room. Schmidt is from Powahatan, Va., Samuels said. “It doesn’t look like foul play, but her body was sent for a post-mortem examination today,” he said. The incident was also investigated by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

GALLERY: CCFD Fire Safety Fair 2

Posted by | October 14, 2014 11:41 am

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Addie Mae Hodge Rose

Posted by | October 14, 2014 11:06 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerAddie Mae Hodge Rose, 88, widow of Charlie Rose, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at her home. Born June 16, 1926, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John and Mamie Butler Hodge. “Sweet” attended Clarendon County public schools. She was a faithful member of New Bethel MB Church, where she served on several ministries. Survivors include her children, Joanne (Richard) Nathaniel, Louella Hannibal, Carrie Rosenburg and Clarence Rose, all of Sumter; two grandchildren raised in the home, Billy Rose of Sumter and Subrina Oliver of Austell, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandchildren; an… Read the rest

Jayvon Dukes

Posted by | October 14, 2014 11:03 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerInfant Jayvon Dukes died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Manning Garden Apartments. Born June 28, 2014, in Manning, he was a son of Natasha Evans. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Manning Garden Apartments 1-D in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Macedonia FBH Church celebrating pastor’s anniversary

Posted by | October 14, 2014 9:58 am

CHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDMacedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 9788 Silver Road in Silver, will celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Rev. Ethel W. Sweat, pastor, at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. The Rev. Major Lloyd, pastor of The Faith Center of Manning, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Minister Carmilla Spann at (803) 478-8872 or (803) 473-2053.

Alcolu woman gets a year in prison for role in January 2013 BOC robbery

Posted by | October 14, 2014 9:52 am

annacrimeannacrimeA 42-year-old Alcolu woman was sentenced Monday to a year in prison after pleading guilty for her role in a January 2013 bank robbery. Virginia Irene Blackmon had initially pleaded guilty to accessory before the fact for authoring a hold-up note used by her husband, Andrew Lee Blackmon, who handed the note to a Bank of Clarendon teller Jan. 25, 2013. On Monday, Assistant Solicitor Chris DuRant told 3rd Circuit Court Judge Ferrell Cothran that Andrew Blackmon told the teller he wasn’t joking and demanded “all your money.” The Blackmons fled to a local motel and were later arrested by… Read the rest

MHS vs Darlington Photo Gallery 2

Posted by | October 14, 2014 9:14 am

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MPD: No foul play in infant death

Posted by | October 14, 2014 9:09 am

breaking-newsbreaking-newsManning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said no foul play is suspected as a cause for the death of a 3-month-old infant early Monday morning at his home in Manning Garden Apartments. Shaffer said Monday that heavy police presence at the complex was a precautionary measure. He said the child’s mother woke about 4:30 a.m. to find the child unresponsive and not breathing. She and a neighbor attempted CPR, without success. Shaffer said an autopsy performed late Monday showed no signs of foul play and that toxicology reports are still pending.  

NAACP Candidate Forum

Posted by | October 14, 2014 8:53 am

naacp-logonaacp-logoThe Clarendon County branch of the NAACP will hold a candidate forum 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Mark AME Church in Summerton. Candidates for Clarendon School District 1 will be present. Organizers hope for more local candidates for state office as well. For more information, President Mary Cooper at (843) 372-4117.

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