Mother, family, friends release balloons to celebrate Milli McDonald’s birthday

Posted by | November 18, 2014 11:10 pm

photo 3Melissa Grice said Tuesday that she bought her daughter’s birthday card before the girl died May 20 after a jet-ski wreck on Taw Caw. She read from the card and released balloons with family and friends Tuesday to mark what would have been Millicent “Milli” McDonald’s 20th birthday. “I think I bought it in February or March,” Grice said. “I see a card and buy it if I like them. I had even addressed it for her birthday. I just didn’t know she wouldn’t be here to see it.” photo 1 (2)The card read, “Daughter, even though you’re not a little girl… Read the rest

Manning home vandalized, gun stolen during burglary attempt

Posted by | November 18, 2014 10:59 pm

Crime-ReportsA 74-year-old woman living in the 1000 block of Deland Street in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 6:08 a.m. Nov. 14 that someone kicked in the back door of her home, causing about $500 worth of damages. Inv. Eric Rosdail inspected the home further and found the kitchen window damaged to the tune of $300 as well. The resident told deputies that her stainless steel Smith and Wesson valued at $500 was stolen during the break-in. The woman said the last time she had been at the home was Nov. 10.

Happy Birthday: Otis Reed

Posted by | November 18, 2014 10:28 pm

PhotoGrid_1416340614566The Manning Times wished Manning Primary School Principal Otis Reed a happy birthday earlier today, and then we received this message from his family: “Wishing Otis Reed Jr. a very happy birthday! Thanks for being such a wonderful son, big brother, principal, teacher, mentor and friend to your family, school and community! We love you! From your mom, Kathy, dad, Otis Reed Sr., and sisters Angel and Monica.  



Refrigerator truck on fire on SC 261

Posted by | November 18, 2014 7:05 pm

CCFDAccording to dispatch, the Clarendon County Fire Department is being called to a refrigerator truck on fire near the intersection of S.C. 261 and U.S. 15 South in Paxville. According to reports, the truck is carrying chicken. No one is injured. Traffic may be slow during this period.

Lake Marion Christian Church anniversary

Posted by | November 18, 2014 6:43 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-BRIGHT-BLUE-FEATUREDLake Marion Christian Church, 1326 Morello Road in Manning, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary at 4 p.m. Nov. 30, with Pastor Tim Brown of Autumn Woods Christian Church in Sumter as guest speaker. The public is invited. There will a fellowship afterward with finger foods and refreshments. There will be singing and special music by the church choir and individuals, including the Autumn Woods Christian Church youth choir. For more information, call Pastor Aubrey Bussell at (803) 460-4651.

Clarendon men arrested for alleged roles in Lee, Sumter burglaries

Posted by | November 18, 2014 3:08 pm

annacrimeSix Clarendon County men are in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center after a joint investigation between the Sumter and Lee sheriff’s offices linked them and a Sumter man to at least 11 burglaries between July and October. Sumter Sheriff Anthony Dennis and Lee Sheriff Daniel Simon said Tuesday that the seven suspects face a total of 49 charges between them. Five of the incidents happened in Sumter County, while six happened in Lee County. “If it hadn’t been for the communications between our departments, these arrests might not have happened,” Dennis said. Investigators indicated the suspects established a pattern of… Read the rest


MUMC musical: ‘Three Gifts’

Posted by | November 18, 2014 1:30 pm

church-news-pink-purple-featuredThe Chancel Choir of Manning United Methodist Church, 17 E. Rigby St. in Manning, will present the musical “Three Gifts” at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. All are invited to this inspiring, free event. A nursery will be provided.


Manning man charged with DUS 2nd, DUI

Posted by | November 18, 2014 12:10 pm

crimeA Manning man was charged Nov. 8 with several traffic violations, one a General Sessions offense, after being stopped for a simple busted taillight. Brian Parson, 37, of 405 Major Drive in Manning, was arrested 3:02 a.m. Nov. 8 and charged with driving under suspension, second offense; driving under the influence; and liquor law violations after a traffic stop by Manning Police Department Cpl. W.B. Secrist III. Secrist reported that Parson’s Chevrolet Tahoe had no tag light as it was driving east on Boyce street. Secrist also observed the vehicle go left of center several times, as well as slow… Read the rest

The Rev. Sim Smith

Posted by | November 18, 2014 11:20 am

The Rev. Sim Smith, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the home of his son. Born in Kershaw County, he was a son of the late James Clyburn Smith and Colzie Elmore Smith. Sim always said he grew up poor with humble beginnings in Camden. He shined shoes and sold the Columbia Record on the streets of Camden at a very early age. As a teen, he worked at Dub Marshall’s Grocery and the Camden Food Shop. Once at Dub’s Grocery, Mr. J.C. Lee asked Smitty to cut up a chicken. “Don’t know how! I’ve never done that,” said… Read the rest


Nice and cold

Posted by | November 18, 2014 8:30 am

IMG_5343_edited-1 We have a cold, clear and sunny day ahead of us. It’s currently 31 degrees with 67 percent humidity and winds out of the west at 9 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high is expected to reach 47 as winds shift to the northwest and gain a little more strength. Tonight’s low is around 22; winds should be calm this evening.    

PalmettoPride announces new web and mobile citizen reporting app

Posted by | November 18, 2014 6:58 am

palmetto-pride-logoCOLUMBIA – PalmettoPride announced Monday the Trash Tracker mobile phone app, a new program that will allow residents to report litter issues and request services through an online and mobile interface. Powered by SeeClickFix, the location-based reporting platform allows residents to document litter and illegal dumping concerns across the state. “This new reporting app reinforces PalmettoPride’s commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone in South Carolina,” said PalmettoPride Director Sarah Lyles. “The more we can engage citizens, the more we will change behaviors that causes one to litter in the first place.”

Gypsy Mauney Mack

Posted by | November 18, 2014 4:22 am

COLUMBIA – Gypsy Mauney Mack, 95, of Columbia, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at National Healthcare in Sumter. Born Feb. 6, 1919, in LeGrange, Ga., she was a daughter of the late John Stowe and Vassie Vinson Mauney. She moved to Columbia after her mother died, when Gypsy was 2 years old. She was raised by her grandmother, Victoria Mauney. Gypsy graduated from Columbia High School in 1936, lettering in basketball and was voted most athletic. She was a sports enthusiast, playing and coaching softball. She met her late husband, Earl Legree Mack, while playing softball. They were married for… Read the rest

United Ministries asks for Winter Coat Drive

Posted by | November 18, 2014 12:46 am

winter coat driveUnited Ministries of Clarendon County Executive Director Dennis Bassin is asking that every church within the county conduct a Winter Coat Drive, as the long-range forecast for 2014-15 calls for a colder-than-typical winter. Thrift stores in Clarendon County have very few winter coats at this time, Bassin said. He added that after meeting needs within each church family, extra coats will be picked up during the week of Dec. 8. For more information, call Bassin at (803) 460-3192.



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