Identity of body released

Posted by | May 19, 2014 3:46 pm

bodyfoundbodyfoundClarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels has confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found Saturday afternoon face-down in a ditch on Bloomville Road. The body of Al Hixson, 46, is currently in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina undergoing autopsy. Samuels said he expects a preliminary report today. He said the man’s family lives in Ohio, and they reported him missing there on April 29. He had been living in Manning for an unspecified amount of time, but had not had contact with his family since then.  

Fire at outbuilding of one of Turbeville’s oldest homes

Posted by | May 19, 2014 3:40 pm

turbeville-fireturbeville-fireA backyard storage building behind one of Turbeville’s oldest homes and a nearby fiberglass structure were destroyed by fire Monday afternoon by a brush fire, according to Clarendon Chief Frances Richbourg. The home is at the corner of Gamble and Smith streets in Turbeville and was built by Dr. Charlton E. Gamble in 1911. He lived there with his wife, Marion Hicks Gamble.

Summerton man charged with CDV, kidnapping and attempted murder could face jury this week

Posted by | May 19, 2014 11:33 am

A Summerton man charged in late December 2013 with attempted murder, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping will likely face a jury of his peers this week at the Clarendon County Community Center during general sessions court. randy-friersonrandy-friersonRandy Frierson Randy Frierson of 18 Parson St. in Summerton was arrested by Summerton police Dec. 26, 2013, and warrants were filed Jan. 8 for the charges. He has been held without bond at the Clarendon County Detention Center since his arrest. will provide updates as they become available.

Body found Saturday still unidentified

Posted by | May 18, 2014 7:52 pm

Local authorities are still attempting to contact who they believe is the mother of a 46-year-old man whose body was found Saturday afternoon in a ditch on Bloomville Road. The man had two different addresses on him, one from South Carolina and another from Ohio. UPDATE (Monday, May 19, 2014): Identity of body released    

Memorial Day in Summerton

Posted by | May 18, 2014 5:06 pm

Memorial Day will be celebrated 11 a.m. May 26 in Summerton at Pink Dogwood Park at Cantey Street and U.S. 15. Doug Gibson, a retired service member with the S.C. National Guard from Charleston, will be the guest speaker. Clarendon Hall music teacher Candy Ashba will lead patriotic singing. The program is sponsored by the Summerton American Legion and The Pink Dogwood Garden Club, and it’s a wonderful way to express your appreciation of all those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  

Raymond “Ray” Lagundo Creighton

Posted by | May 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Raymond “Ray” Lagundo Creighton, 67, beloved husband of Cheryl “Cheri” Anne, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Raymond CreightonRaymond CreightonBorn Aug. 28, 1926, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of Mary Lagundo Arpin and the late Samuel Francis Creighton. After serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, Ray began his life-long career in the audio/video distribution industry with Transcontinental Music Corporation in 1968.  He provided sales and management leadership to several companies in the industry over the years, serving as Senior Vice President of Largo Music, President of Encore International, Senior Vice President of Ingram… Read the rest

The Dancer’s Workshop recital today

Posted by | May 18, 2014 10:04 am

Donna Prothro, owner and operator of The Dancer’s Workshop of Manning, will hold her annual recital 3 p.m. today at Weldon Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Dennis Joseph “Jake” Adams

Posted by | May 18, 2014 8:18 am

dennis-j.-adamsdennis-j.-adamsDennis Joseph “Jake” Adams PINEWOOD — Dennis Joseph “Jake” Adams, 60, husband of Ruth Ann Stewart Adams, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Born July 27, 1953, in Rimini, he was a son of the late Louie and Victoria Spann Adams. He attended Sumter County public schools and was employed by Yuasa Exide from 1978 until the company closed. Early in life, he accepted Christ and was a lifelong member of Antioch UME Church. Survivors besides his wife of 40 years include a son, Dennis Eric (Monica) Adams of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, Erica Victoria (Dwayne)… Read the rest

Gladys Tindal Sinkler

Posted by | May 18, 2014 6:07 am

Gladys Tindal Sinkler, 82, widow of William Sinkler, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born March 9, 1932, in Clarendon County, she was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four children, Kenneth Barrow, Theodore Sinkler, Bobby Sinkler and Donna Sinkler; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services were held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Community Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Lee Wilson officiating. Online memorials may be sent to Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.

Preservation Month winners selected

Posted by | May 17, 2014 9:58 pm

Main Street Manning, a department of the city of Manning, partnered with the Clarendon County Historical Society Museum to sponsor a writing contest for Preservation Month focusing on things that go on in the Clarendon County Courthouse. Students from Laurence Manning Academy’s third- and seventh-grade classes submitted essays and poems, with a winner selected from each grade. Third Circuit Drug Court Judge Amy Land read each submission and selected the winners. Main Street Manning Director Carrie Trebil and museum committee members Marie Land presented the winners with $10 each on Friday at the museum, along with a courthouse ornament and… Read the rest

Body found on Bloomville Road

Posted by | May 17, 2014 5:42 pm

Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said the body of a 46-year-old man was found in a ditch in front of a home in the 3200 block of Bloomville Road in Manning early Saturday afternoon. He said identification on the man gave two different addresses, one in South Carolina and another in Ohio. Earlier reports indicated a hit and run with fatality being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, but Samuels said no wreck was involved. “He’s been there quite a while, at least four or five days,” Samuels said. “I couldn’t tell if there was any trauma to the… Read the rest

Fatality at Bloomvile, Brewer roads

Posted by | May 17, 2014 12:45 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is responding to a reported hit and run with a fatality near the 3200 block of Bloomville Road near Brewer Road. Traffic may be slower during this time. The incident was reported about 12:23 p.m. Saturday. will update with new information as it becomes available. UPDATE: Body found on Bloomville Road EDITOR’S NOTE: The S.C. Highway Patrol has confirmed that while it was initially called out for what appeared to be a hit-and-run, there was no hit-and-run.            

Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin

Posted by | May 17, 2014 10:41 am

Bishop Dr. John H. Griffin, 86, of  6524 Five Chop Road in Santee, husband of Leona Griffin, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. at the Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Simmons Funeral Home of Santee. The family will receive friends at the home, or Simmons Funeral Home of Santee. Condolences may be sent to Simmons Funeral Home of Santee is in charge of arrangements.  

Clare Spring 2014 is coming

Posted by | May 17, 2014 7:11 am

The Manning Times staffers are working hard on our Clare Spring 2014 edition, our third overall. Here is an outtake from a fashion show at Susie’s Boutique. outtakes1outtakes1

Luther Carl “L.C. Tyson

Posted by | May 17, 2014 6:37 am

CLINTON, N.C. – Luther Carl “L.C.” Tyson, 77, husband of Mary Ellen Tyson, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born in 1936 in Robeson County, he was a son of the late James Russell and Alice Pegram Tyson. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a division manager with Coble Dairy Company. Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Anthony Carl Tyson of Victoria, Texas and Luther Bryan Tyson and wife Debbie of Clinton, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Williams of Fayetteville, N.C., and Millicent Tyson Nealy of Lumberton, N.C.; a brother, Sam Tyson… Read the rest

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