Kershaw County councilman posts bond at CCDC

Posted by | October 29, 2014 6:47 pm

kershaw countyA Kershaw County councilman arrested Wednesday by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and charged with disposing of a property with a lien on it has been released from the Clarendon County Detention Center. Sammie Tucker was granted a $10,000 personal recognizance bond by Clarendon Magistrate Patrick Goodwin on Wednesday evening, just a couple of hours after his arrest.  

Affordable Care Act workshop Nov. 10

Posted by | October 29, 2014 6:22 pm

Carrie Sinkler-Parker will present her final monthly workshop on the Affordable Care Act for 2014 at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Harvin Clarendon County Library. The program is free and open to the public. There is no registration required. For more information, call the library at (803) 435-8633.  

Kershaw County councilman arrested in Clarendon County

Posted by | October 29, 2014 5:16 pm

kershaw countyThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a Kershaw County Councilman with disposing of a property with a lien on it. Sammie Tucker is currently serving a term through December 2016 on Kershaw County Council. He has an outstanding fine of $23,000 for his race for Kershaw County sheriff from earlier this year, according to the State Ethics Commission. According to the Clarendon County Detention Center, Tucker will have a bond hearing at 5:30 p.m. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett told WIS-TV on Wednesday that Tucker sold a truck and trailer to a business in Turbeville. He allegedly… Read the rest

Manning man threatens two men for looking at his daughters

Posted by | October 29, 2014 4:21 pm

iStock_000008262376Small.jpgA 36-year-old Manning man told police about 6:10 p.m. Oct. 26 that he got confrontational with two younger men about 5:40 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Dickson St. in Manning because he thought the two men were looking at his daughters and saying what he believed to be inappropriate things to them. The men told police that they had done nothing but watch the girls pass by, and that the girls’ father immediately started trying to fight them. While police were present, the man was steadily yelling across the parking lot, inviting people to fight… Read the rest

Hugh Stephen Brunson Jr.

Posted by | October 29, 2014 3:31 pm

Rick-BrunsonHugh Stephen Brunson Jr., 85, widower of Martha Adelaide Shorter and Vivian Kelly Brunson, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born June 23, 1929, in Manning, Rick was a son of the late Hugh Stephen Brunson Sr. and the late Viola Adelaide Barrineau Brunson. He was a retired farm mechanic and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda “April” Johnston of Manning; two stepdaughters, Debra Richbourg and Sharon Cales (Pete), both of Manning; a stepson, Will Kelly of Manning; five step grandchildren; a number of step great grandchildren;… Read the rest

Hospital reports major turnaround

Posted by | October 29, 2014 1:53 pm

Hospital 1 In the 12 months ending Fiscal Year 2014, Clarendon Memorial Hospital finished with a $655,655 profit, Chief Financial Officer John Shaughnessy reported to the Board of Trustees during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Shaughnessy’s statement was greeted with hearty applause; also attending the board meeting were Rep. Bobby Ridgeway, Sen. Kevin Johnson and Council Chairman Dwight Stewart. Shaughnessy said the financial turnaround represents a $5.6 “profitability swing” from Fiscal Year 2013 to FY 2014. Half of the savings were attributed to collecting more money through the clinical documentation integrity program, bringing medical coding back in house, monitoring the case mix index… Read the rest

Toyota Camry sustains $800 in damages in parking lot

Posted by | October 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Crime-ReportsA 47-year-old woman told deputies that an unknown person scratched the rear passenger’s side door and part of the passenger’s real panel above the tire of her 2012 Toyota Camry between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 21 while the vehicle was parked behind a building in the 3000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning. Damages were estimated at $800.

Only 5 vendor spots left for Holly Daze Market

Posted by | October 29, 2014 11:50 am

holly daze marketThe Clarendon County Junior Ambassadors’ 5th annual Holly Daze Market has just five vendor spots left. The market will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Manning Junior High School. The cost is $75, with an extra $25 if a vendor needs electricity. Visit the Facebook page for more information, and call Shelley Knott Jones at (803) 413-5306 to snag the last vendor spots.            

Library closed for Veterans Day

Posted by | October 29, 2014 11:20 am

HARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYThe Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, and will reopen 9 a.m. Nov. 12. The book drop-off will still be available for return of unrestricted materials.  



USC Sumter students receive more than $80K in scholarships

Posted by | October 29, 2014 9:39 am

usc sumterSUMTER – Students from Manning, Alcolu, Summerton and Turbeville are among those who received a merit-based scholarship from the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2014-15 academic year. They include T. Barton Davis of Alcolu; Meredith Coker, Hailey Patrick and Austin Seitz, all of Manning; Alyson Shelton of Summerton; and Devyn Youngblood of Turbeville. More than 100 USC Sumter students will be recognized as scholarship recipients on Friday at a luncheon in their honor. USC Sumter provides more than $80,000 in annual and endowed scholarships for students. The University recognizes those students who have distinguished themselves academically and as… Read the rest



In Memory: Barbara M. Alsbrook

Posted by | October 29, 2014 8:55 am

barbara-alsbrookBarbara M. Alsbrook Sept. 1, 1947 – Oct. 29, 2012 “It has been two years since God called you home, but it seems just yesterday we were talking on the phone. I miss our talks and your advice. Our time together was always uplifting for me. I miss your beautiful smile and positive attitude. Til we meet again. Love you always, Your friends Donna and Brenda Green Spivey.”

Warming Wednesday

Posted by | October 29, 2014 8:18 am

IMG_3259_edited-1It might rain tonight. According to the National Weather Service, it’s about 60 degrees with 86 percent humidity. Today should be mostly sunny with a high near 84 and light winds out of the southwest. Tonight there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. The low is expected to be around 54.      

Last day to register for Pumpkin Chunk’n

Posted by | October 29, 2014 7:55 am

EXT102114PG02Today is the last day for you to register for a chance to participate Thursday in The Manning Times’ first Pumpk’n Chunkin contest at Manning Walmart, who is our main sponsor. Registration boxes are spread out throughout town at various businesses depicted in the ad. Click twice to enlarge it.    

Turcottes lose battle with county over animal rescue

Posted by | October 29, 2014 7:13 am

Dog shelter 3Having lost a legal challenge to establish an animal rescue facility on 20 acres of land off Alex Harvin Highway, Rick Turcotte has been busy clearing some hunting land off Silver Road to make way for the future location of Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue. He and his wife, Ginny Turcotte, recently lost an appeal to a Planning Commission decision that stopped the rescue facility from being built. Rick Turcotte said they could appeal to the S.C. Supreme Court, but are wary of the costs associated with further litigation. “We’re basically throwing in the cards and spending money to move the… Read the rest

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