Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 21, 2014 10:53 amApex Tool Group announced Thursday that it will expand its Sumter County workforce, adding between 150 and 200 jobs by the end of 2015. Headquartered in Sparks, Md., apex is a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands. It serves the vehicle assembly and maintenance, industrial, aerospace, electronics, construction and do-it-yourself market segments. “Apex Tool Group’s products are synonymous with quality, and as they continue to grow in Sumter County, we commit to continuing to provide a top-quality workforce,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We welcome Apex’s workforce expansion, which will bring more than 150 new
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | August 21, 2014 9:19 amFrank Quattlebaum of 1504 Appletree Lane in Gable pleaded guilty Aug. 13 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions court to the sale or transfer of a stolen pistol, and received nine months in prison.
Posted by Staff Reports | August 21, 2014 8:55 amThere’s only a 20 percent chance of showers today, according to the National Weather Service, as heat index values could exceed 100 degrees. Right now we’re experiencing 85 percent humidity with temps in the high 70s and winds out of the northwest at 5 mph. Tonight we’ll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 73 and light and variable winds.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 21, 2014 6:47 amThe Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 21, 2014 6:38 amShamara Wilson Henry, 30, widow of Quista Henry, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Born Feb. 13, 1984, in Sumter, Myra was a daughter of Marilyn W. Andrews and the late Stanley Cato. She was a Manning High School graduate, and later attended Morris College. She grew up as a child in Galilee Baptist Church. She honorably served her country in military service as a combat medic. Her last assignment was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, at Fort Hood, Texas. Shamara Wilson Henry was medically retired and honorably… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 21, 2014 5:22 amBrandon Cruz Antwine of Moncks Corner pleaded guilty Aug. 11 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions Court to grand larceny greater than $2,000, but less than $10,000, receiving a sentence of five years in prison, suspended to time-served and four years’ probation.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 4:49 pmHickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1158 Driggers Lane in Manning, will hold a three-night Fall Revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 17-19. The Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Manning, will be the guest speaker.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 3:13 pmThe staff of The Manning Times wants to wish our good friend, Taylor Falls, a happy, happy birthday.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 1:59 pmKINGSTREE – Football fanatics, high school parents or just those who missed the big game are covered with FTC Now’s Game of the Week, which will start Aug. 26. Each week throughout the 2014 high school football season, FTC Now – Channel 26 – will air a Game of the Week tape-delayed at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays following the Friday evening matchups. In addition, the Coach’s Kickoff – which features the 17 coaches from the FTC service area – will air prominently throughout the week leading up to the games at 6:30 p.m. “We are always excited to announce… Read the rest
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 11:41 amThomas “Tommy” Hill started first grade Monday at Manning Early Childhood Center. Send your back-to-school pictures – with child’s FULL NAME, GRADE and SCHOOL – to email@example.com.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 11:39 amClarendon residents traveling to Sumter or Florence will have to wait a bit as the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 146 mile-marker have been shut down temporarily so authorities can airlift persons with injuries from the scene of a wreck there. Real-time traffic information from the S.C. Highway Patrol shows the wreck happened about 10:43 a.m., and dispatchers just notified Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies to assist with shutting down the lanes.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 11:07 amThe first day of school at the Fleming Felder Head Start Center in Alcolu ended with smoke billowing throughout the building. Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said Tuesday that an air-conditioning unit on the roof of the building – which is adjacent to Phoenix Charter High School and Wateree Community Actions Inc. – malfunctioned and sent smoke throughout the building. “There was no real damage,” Richbourg said.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 10:09 amSummerton Police Chief Ray Perdue said Wednesday morning that a BOLO issued Tuesday night for a 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck was due to the vehicle being stolen. He said the vehicle was taken while it was parked in the 200 block of Main Street about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle is described as blue in color with chrome wheels. It is valued at $6,500. Perdue said the license tag number is ILZ 783. “But that’s probably off the vehicle by now,” he said. Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is asked to call the SPD at (803) 485-4385.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 20, 2014 9:28 amJames Alvin Burns, 82, husband of 57 years to Marie Brunson Burns, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James F. Burns and Corrina Morris Burns. Mr. Burns was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church at Oswego and the John Edens Bible Class. He retired from DuPont after 34 years of service. Survivors besides his wife of Oswego include two children, James A. “Jamie” Burns Jr. (Regina) of Oswego and Janis Rivenbark (Ray) of Blue Ridge, Va.; six grandchildren, Mark Burns, Sarah Burns,… Read the rest
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