Hazel Proffitt Morris Emerson

Posted by | July 1, 2014 3:05 pm

SUMMERVILLE – Hazel Proffitt Morris Emerson, 92, widow of Marion Theodore “Ted” Morris and Demp Emerson, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

Employers needed for Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 1, 2014 12:59 pm

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 is actively seeking employers who will be filling positions immediately within 90 days of the event. Employers should email Karenanne Graves as kgraves@slcog.org before Tuesday. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

Red, White and Blue Celebration

Posted by | July 1, 2014 10:37 am

Red-White-BlueThe City of Manning will light up the night from 7-11 p.m. July 5 at the Red Barn on Church Street with its Red, White and Blue Celebration. There will be food, music and fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring a chair!

SC Barbecue Association to train new judges in Columbia

Posted by | July 1, 2014 9:52 am

The South Carolina Barbeque Association will hold a class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull St. in Columbia. Cost is $45 and includes lunch. Membership in the SCBA is $35. This all-day seminar is designed to start a person on the path to becoming a full-fledged certified barbecue judge. It is the first of a five-step process toward that goal. Anyone interested who would like to become a certified barbeque judge should contact President Lake High at lhigh1@sc.rr.com for information on how to join the South Carolina Barbeque Association and how… Read the rest

Manning man killed in Columbia shooting

Posted by | July 1, 2014 9:16 am

COLUMBIA – The Richland County Coroner said Monday that a Manning man was the victim of a fatal shooting in Columbia over the weekend. Coroner Gary Watts said Jerry Wilson, 44, of Manning, died from a gunshot wound to the head after being taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. Columbia Police say Joseph Jacob Minson, 58, shot Wilson about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Pine Street. Witnesses told investigators they heard Minson and the victim arguing moments before the fatal shooting, WLTX reported. Minson has been charged with murder and remains detained.

Lucille Driggers Cotton

Posted by | July 1, 2014 6:23 am

Lucille Driggers Cotton, 90, beloved widow of Richard C. Cotton, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born May 14, 1924, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late John William and Sara Headley Elizabeth Baker Driggers. She was a devout Christian and dedicated member of Northside Memorial Baptist Church. She retired from Bendix/Bosch after 25 years of service as a cafeteria attendant. She loved being with her family and friends and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include two sons, John Cotton Sr. and his wife, Kim, and Michael… Read the rest

Honor your hero

Posted by | July 1, 2014 5:39 am

Manninglive.com wants to post your messages to your loved one serving in the military on July 4. Please send a picture with a FULL NAME, service branch and location where they are serving (even if locally in National Guard) to editorial@manninglive.com by July 3. We also need the FULL NAME and location of those sending the message. We will begin posting messages 6 a.m. July 4, and will post throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost, no hassle. Just a nice gesture for your hard-working family member who serves our country and pmessages-for-militaryrotects our freedoms day-in… Read the rest


Clarendon County Dixie Boys play tonight

Posted by | July 1, 2014 4:31 am

The Clarendon County Dixie Minors Boys All Star Team lost their game in the 9- to 10-year-olds tournament on Sunday, but won Monday. Both games were played in Sumter. They were defeated 9-6 on Sunday by the Sumter American team. Blaine Kennard took the loss for Clarendon County. Offensively, Clarendon was led by Mickey Jordan and Josh Kennard, who had two hits each, while Austin Geddings and Lowden Olsen each recorded singles on the night. In Monday’s game, Clarendon defeated St. George 16-0. Josh Kennard got the win on the mount by pitching two innings of a one-hit baseball. Mickey… Read the rest

Manning-Santee makes post season

Posted by | June 30, 2014 10:59 pm

Post 68 beat Cheraw 17-8 Monday night to clinch fourth place in their region and earn a spot in the post season. Check back for details on Post 68’s first playoff game.

Large parcels of land next to lake and refuge placed in easement

Posted by | June 30, 2014 5:46 pm

                  One hundred and ninety two acres of land, some of which borders Lake Marion and Santee National Wildlife Refuge, has been placed into a conservation easement. The Congaree Land Trust paid $192,060 to Willow Oak Gun Club LLC for several parcels of land along Dingle Pond and Palmer roads to be placed in an easement, records show, that will effectively buffer the refuge and ensure no development occurs. “We like to see mother nature preserved,” said John Williamson, president of the Pinewood-based gun club. “We need to keep things like they… Read the rest

One man dead, another in custody after Summerton shooting

Posted by | June 30, 2014 4:48 pm

sheriff-sealOne Summerton man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting incident late Sunday night at a home on Louis Street in Summerton. Domnee Lilwill Lawson died shortly after 12 a.m. Monday at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Deputies found him at his home, 1042 Louis St. in Summerton, about 11:49 p.m. Sunday with a gunshot wound. Reports indicate that Raheme Kendo Jamison met the victim at a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Street in West Summerton, and the two began to argue. Maj. Kipp Coker of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said Jamison is charged in Lawson’s… Read the rest

Truck overturns, spills corn at Old Georgetown Road, North Brooks Street

Posted by | June 30, 2014 2:29 pm

The intersection of North Brooks Street and Old Georgetown Road in Manning will be impassible for a little bit as workers with Scott Farms of Lane clean up corn spilled when a driver overturned his truck earlier today. Manning Fire Chief Mitch McElveen said the driver likely “took the turn too sharply” while turning right onto Old Georgetown Road, causing the truck to overturn. He was unsure how long the intersection will be blocked. Police are currently redirecting traffic. He said the driver – who is in his 60s – refused medical treatment, but had his wife drive him to… Read the rest

Honor your hero on July 4

Posted by | June 30, 2014 12:58 pm

messages-for-militaryManninglive.com wants to post your messages to your loved one serving in the military on July 4. Please send a picture with a FULL NAME, service branch and location where they are serving (even if locally in National Guard) to editorial@manninglive.com by July 3. We also need the FULL NAME and location of those sending the message. We will begin posting messages 6 a.m. July 4, and will post throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis. No cost, no hassle. Just a nice gesture for your hard-working family member who serves our country and protects our freedoms day-in and… Read the rest

FTC: Phones should be back up

Posted by | June 30, 2014 12:16 pm

FTCA representative with FTC says phones should be operational now. He said that several links at the company’s central office experienced an outage, which then extended to several customers in Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.

FTC: Phone services interrupted for certain customers

Posted by | June 30, 2014 11:32 am

FTCA representative from Farmers Telephone Cooperative has told The Manning Times that a service outage for phone service is happening in parts of Clarendon and Williamsburg County. They are investigating the source of the problem and working to correct it.


Low pressure system forms off Florida

Posted by | June 30, 2014 10:53 am

Cloudy clouds               The chance of tropical storm formation of a low pressure system located 140 miles east-northeast of Melbourne Fla. is about 60 percent through the next 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service. A tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week; chance of tropical storm formation through the next five days is 80 percent, the National Weather Service predicted. For today’s forecast, a hazardous weather outlook was issued about 4 a.m., calling for the possibility of heavy rainfall late this afternoon and evening, causing flooding of low lying areas for the areas… Read the rest

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