Posted by Staff Reports | July 23, 2014 4:30 pmSheryl Medvedeff, in purple, fills out jobs applications Wednesday morning at a job fair in Summerton. Three years ago, Sheryl Medvedeff moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Clarendon County. A 10-year stint with a debt collection business ended when the firm shut down, so she got a similar job in the medical field. Then she was laid off. “There’s nothing happening in Maryland anymore,” the 45-year-old said, so she moved south to be with her family. “If I can just get my foot in the door, I can show them what skills I have. Until then, I’m filling out applications.” Medvedeff… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 23, 2014 3:58 pmThe Clarendon County Recreation Department and Challenger Sports will hold the annual British Soccer Camp from July 28 through Aug. 1. Age groups, times and prices include: Ages 3-4 – 8-9 a.m.; $75. Ages 4-5 – 8-9:30 a.m.; $100. Ages 6-9 – 9 a.m. to noon; $123. Ages 10-16 – 9 a.m. to noon; $123. Goalie camp will be held for ages 9-16 from 1-3 p.m. daily during the camp. Cost is $45. For more information, or to sign up, visit challengersports.com.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 23, 2014 3:43 pmCynthia Bradham of Manning sent us this picture using a koozie bought at The Manning Times. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each. Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 23, 2014 2:06 pmROBERT J. BAKER / TIMESCoast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-1 vessel examiner Ron Cunningham, right, goes over checkpoints with Sue Carty near Wyboo recently. LAKE MARION – Ron Cunningham’s golf cart isn’t hard to miss around the inlets of Lake Marion near his home on Lake Arbu Drive in Wyboo. He has an American flag on one side and a Pittsburgh Steelers flag on the other. The Pennsylvania native came to South Carolina a little more than five years ago, and he’s been one of the go-to guys from Flotilla 12 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary around the lake for boaters… Read the rest
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Posted by Staff Reports | July 23, 2014 10:42 amIt’s going to be a hot one. According to the National Weather Service, heat index values today could reach 102. If it rains, it will likely happen after 4 p.m.. Winds out of the southwest will reach 5 to 7 mph. Temperatures tonight will dip to the low 70s under partly cloudy skies.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 23, 2014 8:16 amClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | July 23, 2014 7:01 amThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops today: 1-2 p.m., Lane’s Shopping Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m., J&E Superette.
Posted by Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith | July 23, 2014 5:23 amWith many families enjoying and participating in outdoor summer activities, it is important to take the appropriate precautions to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the sun. Although we all need some sun exposure to provide Vitamin D – which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger and healthier bones – it doesn’t take a lot of time in the sun to reap this benefit. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes. It may, however, take up to 12 hours to see the full effect of these rays on… Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | July 22, 2014 8:08 pmWhile Julius Dukes Sr. is currently in the lead in Tuesday’s runoff for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council with 48 votes, Gloria Frierson is behind just a single vote. And the two challenged votes to be counted Thursday by the city Election Commission could change all that. The commission – Chairwoman Bea Simon and members Margaret Walker and J. Wilder – will meet 10 a.m. Thursday to check those votes and certify the final results.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 7:40 pmWith all votes counted, Julius Dukes is winning the District 5 seat on City Council by one vote. He garnered 48 votes to Frierson’s 47. Election officials have not yet confirmed the results or a clear winner. State law requires an automatic recount if the results are within 1 percent range. There is currently a discrepancy in the numbers. Manninglive.com will update as soon as possible.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 7:34 pmWith absentee votes counted in the District 5 runoff, Julius Dukes has a slight lead over Gloria Frierson, 31-26. Manninglive.com will provide further updates as they become available.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 6:12 pmRicky Coard Seven Clarendon County men are currently wanted by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges. Leroy Mack Maj. Kipp Coker said Tuesday that six men were arrested in what he called a “round-up” of various individuals who had made drug buys or sales to undercover deputies. He said the following seven men are wanted as a result of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 435-4414. Ricky Coard of 4509 Reverend J.W. Carter Road in Manning is wanted for two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, third offense, and one count each of… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 5:57 pmJoe Tajharey Natron McFadden The Clarendon County Narcotics Unit has arrested six Clarendon County men for various drug charges. Capt. Ricky Richards said Tuesday that the men were essentially part of a “round-up” performed by deputies in the last few days. Those charged included: Jaquan Quzack Joe Tajharey Natron McFadden of 25 Starks Drive in Summerton with trafficking in crack cocaine, second offense, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, first offense, possession of a weapon with the serial number removed and resisting arrest; Jaquan Edmundson Quzack of 17 Dukes St. in Summerton for four counts each of distribution of crack… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 5:06 pmThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to two wrecks on S.C. 261, one with injuries. The first happened about 4:39 p.m. in front of Shoney’s on Paxville Highway. Reports indicate there are injuries, but do not say to what extent. The second wreck happened about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of Greeleyville Highway and Poston Lane. This one has no injuries.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 4:50 pmA Manning woman spent two days at the Clarendon County Detention Center recently after allegedly hitting a man with a hammer. Pamela Renee Harvin, 35, of 1221 Westwood Drive, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature July 12, and was released July 14 on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, a man told police that Harvin hit him that day, causing a “bleeding wound” on his upper arm. He said Harvin was going to hit him again, but he took the hammer from her. The Clarendon County Public… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 2:18 pmA little more than 3 percent of registered voters eligible to vote in the runoff to decide the District 5 set on Manning City Council. Julius Dukes Sr. and Gloria Frierson were both the top candidates in the special election held July 8 to fill the unexpired term of the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died in March. Votes will be counted tonight. Poll manager June Brailsford said only 18 of 555 registered voters living in District 5 had voted by 2 p.m. Tuesday. Polls are open through 7 p.m.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 22, 2014 12:26 pmTrent Lamark Williams Corey Simmons The Manning Police Department put away more than 70 grams of marijuana over the weekend, and arrested two of the individuals police believe were distributing it. Trent Lamark Williams, 25, of 726 Barnwell Road in Manning, and Corey Simmons, 17, of 1305 DuRant Lane in Manning, were each charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute about 10 p.m. Saturday after a traffic stop. A 15-year-old girl was also detained with the men. Chief Blair Shaffer said Simmons was pulled after Private 1st Class William B. Secrist II observed him driving… Read the rest