State AG issues scam alert

Posted by | July 8, 2014 4:54 pm

SCAMThe state Attorney General’s Office issued a statement Tuesday involving a scam reported by residents of at least seven states who claim documentation purports to be from the office, the U.S. Department of Justice and a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Attorney General Alan Wilson said his office has “received numerous calls … (that) report getting an email allegedly from the Attorney General’s Office with a subject line of ‘Final Legal Notification’ and containing what claims to be an ‘attorney retainer agreement.'” The email, which contains the name of an actual attorney in South Carolina who is not involved… Read the rest

96 degrees in the shade

Posted by | July 8, 2014 4:47 pm

SNWR for web             According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are hitting the mid 90s in Clarendon County under partly cloudy skies. Humidity is 31 percent with  southwesterly breezes reaching 15 mph. The forecast calls for a low tonight of 74 with south winds at 7 to 16 mph.  

Cumbie to be presented by Lord Clarendon in December

Posted by | July 8, 2014 4:38 pm

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present one debutante at its annual ball to be held Dec. 19 at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Sydney Taylor Cumbie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Cumbie. She will be presented by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Matthews Evans Jr. Sons to be presented include Carl Matthews Evans III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Matthews Evans Jr.; and Robert Thomas Ouzts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Ouzts. Watson Louis Griffith is the president of the Lord Clarendon Cotillion. Mrs. James Barry Ham and Mrs. Michael… Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries on I-95

Posted by | July 8, 2014 3:45 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a wreck in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 110 mile-marker. The wreck, which happened about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, appeared to involve three cars, according to a witness.

Warren Arthur Brehm

Posted by | July 8, 2014 1:12 pm

Warren-BrehmWarren Arthur Brehm, 75, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born May 26, 1939, in Port Jervis, N.Y., he was a son of the late Charles Brehm and Marjorie Stevenson Brehm. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and he was a retired supervisor with the city of San Dimas, Calif. Survivors include three daughters, Sharlene Short of Upland, Calif., Sherry Martinet of Maysville, Ga., and Shawn (David) McManus of Texas; eight grandchildren; and his loving companion, Pat Stallworth of Manning. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Stephens Funeral Home… Read the rest


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 8, 2014 8:02 am

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 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.

Murray Montgomery Sr.

Posted by | July 7, 2014 6:42 pm

NEW ZION – Murray Montgomery Sr., 89, husband of Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Born May 1, 1925, in Nesmith, he was a son of the late Wesley Montgomery and Allie Norris Montgomery. A wake service will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Hayes F. LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Celebratory services for Murray Montgomery Sr. will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Walker Gamble Elementary School, 2358 Walker-Gamble Road in New Zion, with the Rev. Carnell… Read the rest

Keith Alexander Smith

Posted by | July 7, 2014 6:00 pm

Keith Alexander Smith died Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Manning. Born June 15, 1968, in Brooklyn N.Y., he was a son of the late Samuel Murphy and Christine Sabb Ziglar The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his uncle, Lonnie Sabb, 2664 Durant Lane in Jordan. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & Delaine Funeral Home & Chapel of Manning.

40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms

Posted by | July 7, 2014 3:06 pm

Corn lover             According to the National Weather Service, it’s currently 90 degrees in Clarendon County with winds out of the southwest at 9 mph. Humidity is 47 percent and visibility is 10 miles. Tonight’s outlook calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. under partly cloudy skies with a low around 73 degrees. Winds should shift slightly to the south and range from 6 to 10 mph.        

Curtis Lee Bryant

Posted by | July 7, 2014 1:29 pm

SUMTER – Curtis Lee Bryant, 55, husband of Mary Elizabeth Hodge Bryant, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born March 6, 1959, in Darlington, he was a son of the late Leroy Bryant and Melva Hodge Witherspoon Bryant. He was a truck driver with Epps Transport. Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include a stepson, David Cockerill Jr. of Sumter; a stepdaughter, Ashley (George) Pack of Sumter; a grandson, James Michael Pack of Sumter; two brothers, James Bryant and Herbie Witherspoon; and a sister, Vicki Thames. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July… Read the rest

The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 7, 2014 12:21 pm

kooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached. Come in, purchase a koozie and then take a picture of you or a friend using it in a creative way. Send the picture to mtsceditorial@gmail.com. We will post the pictures, and then share them to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.

Turbeville Angels win two games in State Tournament

Posted by | July 7, 2014 10:55 am

softballThe Turbeville Angels won their first two games Sunday in the State Tournament in Dillon. They defeated Westminster in Game 1 with a score of 2-0, and then defeated Dillon in Game 2 with a score of 4-3. They play 7 p.m. today against Latta.


James Milton Alsbrook

Posted by | July 7, 2014 10:17 am

James Milton Alsbrook, 93, husband of Juanita Avinger Alsbrook, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late McKeever D. and Elizabeth S. Alsbrook. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a World War II veteran and was retired from the S.C. Department of Transportation. Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include a step-daughter, Barbara Kimbrell and her husband, Rupert, of Sumter; two grandsons, Tripp Kimbrell and his wife, Rebecca, and William Kimbrell and his wife, Lisa, both of Sumter; four great-grandchildren, all of Sumter; and special friends Griffin… Read the rest

Mack Arthur Herring

Posted by | July 7, 2014 9:17 am

LYNCHBURG – Mack Arthur Herring, 60, died Wedneaday, July 2, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born May 27 1954, in New Zion, “Bozzie” was a son of Rosa Herring Brown and the late J.D. McKenzie and a stepson of the late Johnnie Brown. In his youth he accepted Christ, joining Howard Chapel AME Church in New Zion. He attended Walker Gamble School. After moving to Newark, N.J., he was employed as a fence installer with his brother-in-law, Bill McFadden Sr. at Fencing Inc. of Newark. Survivors besides his mother of Manning include a companion, Gurtha Fullard of… Read the rest

Kathleen McLeod Roberson

Posted by | July 7, 2014 7:43 am

MONCKS CORNER – Kathleen McLeod Roberson, 84, widow of C. Ercell Roberson, died Thursday morning, July 3, 2014, at her daughter’s home. Born Nov. 11, 1929, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late James Wilson McLeod and Mary Dawkins McLeod. She was a graduate of Pinewood High School and attended McLaurin Business School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner and a watch-care member of First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Dearly loved by her family and friends, Kathleen McLeod Roberson was a woman of great faith and kindness. She was a retired… Read the rest

Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 7, 2014 7:01 am

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 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.

Margaret Smith

Posted by | July 7, 2014 6:30 am

Margaret Smith, 88, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehab. Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Alcolu, she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Henry and Estell Webb Smith. She attended public schools in Durham, N.C., and graduated from Hillside High School. She was employed with Washington Hospital Center for 33 years before retiring in 1991. Survivors include a son, Bobby Lee Smith of Sumter; a daughter, Barbara Jean Butler of Manhattan, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Wanda (Gregory) Dorsey and Rhodia Smith; two grandsons, Tyrone Williams and Mourice Williams, all of Washington, D.C.; a special niece, Margaret (Alexander)… Read the rest

Hailey Joanne Bordeaux

Posted by | July 6, 2014 6:45 pm

Hailey Joanne Bordeaux, 21, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Shawn Durant Bordeaux and Pamela Walton Bordeaux. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a 2011 graduate of Sumter High School and was a rising senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority and the Teaching Fellows of USC. She loved sports and the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors besides her parents of Sumter include two sisters, Hillary (Matt) Wilt and Hannah Bordeau, both… Read the rest

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