Jessie Mae McFadden Butler

Posted by | August 22, 2014 11:12 am

Jessie Mae McFadden Butler

Jessie Mae McFadden Butler

NEW ZION – Jessie Mae McFadden Butler, 74, widow of Simon Butler Sr., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at her home, 1541 County Road in New Zion.

Born Nov. 20, 1939, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Sam McFadden Sr. and Maebell Dozier McFadden. She attended the public schools of Clarendon County. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at St. Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Church, Summerton. Upon marriage, she joined and served as a faithful member of Howard Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She served … Read the rest

Sue Ester Cain Blackwell

Posted by | August 22, 2014 11:09 am

Sue Ester Cain Blackwell

Sue Ester Cain Blackwell

Sue Ester Cain Blackwell, 81, widow of Willie Roth Blackwell, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at her home.

Born Dec. 31, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Edmond and Mary Ellison Cain. She attended the public schools of Clarendon County and graduated from Manning Training School in 1956. At an early age, she joined Union Cypress AME Church. After marriage, she joined Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church and sang with the gospel choir. She was employed at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Sunbeam Ind., and retired from Federal Mogul.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherron … Read the rest

MHS grad killed in Texas shooting

Posted by | August 22, 2014 10:10 am

crime-reportA Manning High School graduate and native of Sumter County died Aug. 12 along with her husband after a shooting incident at the woman’s home in Killeen, Texas.

Authorities there say Shamara Wilson Henry, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Quista Henry, also 30 and from Sumter, later died at a hospital. Police told The Temple Daily Telegram of Central Texas that Quista Henry died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police implied the incident was a murder-suicide, but did not comment further.

Another man at the home was severely wounded. His name was not released. Both … Read the rest

Varsity Saints Volleyball Team loses first three games

Posted by | August 22, 2014 9:51 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Varsity Volleyball team opened up its season with a loss of 3-0 to Jefferson Davis with scores of 18-25, 13-25 and 22-25. Delaney Peeler led all scorers, with 17 service points and an ace. Emily Brunson added 13 points and four kills. The Saints will play again next Thursday in Summerton against Patrick Henry Academy.

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Posted by | August 22, 2014 9:42 am

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Junior Varsity Saints win first volleyball games of season

Posted by | August 22, 2014 9:38 am

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity Volleyball team opened its season Thursday with two victories against Jefferson Davis Academy, with scores of 25-18 and 25-20.

The Lady Saints were led by Brystal Shuler and Madison Kidd, with 13 service points each. Malllory McIntosh added eight points.


96 degrees in the shade

Posted by | August 22, 2014 9:08 am

Road through cornfield









There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, which forecasts heat index values as high as 106.

Currently it’s about 80 degrees with 68 percent humidity. Tonight’s low is around 74 degrees with winds out of the southwest at 3 to 8 mph.





Peggy Jean Graham Shirah

Posted by | August 22, 2014 7:26 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-8-smallerPeggy Jean Graham Shirah, 81, wife of James S. Shirah Sr., died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in West Columbia.

Born July 11, 1933, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Milton Allen and Allie Lee Barkley Graham. Mrs. Shirah was a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Columbia. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, good times with her children, bird watching, and spending quiet time collecting and reading many books. She was a private person, devoted to her husband and children, and a great inspiration to her grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be truly … Read the rest

Manning man charged with first-degree burglary

Posted by | August 22, 2014 5:00 am

Crime-ReportsA Manning man was charged Aug. 10 for his alleged role in a home invasion that took place nearly five months earlier.

Demetrius Stephon Dingle, 18, of 1384 Tuttle Drive in Manning, was denied bond shortly after his arrest for a charge of first-degree burglary. According to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Dingle and another unidentified male allegedly entered a home in the 1600 block of Fleming Circle in Manning before 2 p.m. March 24, and demanded money from the home’s 31-year-old resident.

The woman told deputies that Dingle and the other suspect pushed her down the … Read the rest

First Day of School: Caroline Prothro

Posted by | August 21, 2014 6:18 pm

caroline-prothroCaroline Prothro, daughter of Pro and Robin McAleer Prothro of Manning, not only started her first day of first grade on Thursday at Laurence Manning Academy, but she also celebrated her sixth birthday. Happy birthday to Caroline.


Guilty Plea: Levern Pooley Brailsford

Posted by | August 21, 2014 5:16 pm

guilty_pleaLevern Pooley Brailsford of 1151 Festival Drive in Summerton pleaded guilty Aug. 4 before 13th Circuit Judge G. Edward Welmaker during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions Court to second-degree burglary, and received four years in prison.




JoAnne Bingham Floyd

Posted by | August 21, 2014 4:25 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerLAKE CITY – JoAnne Bingham Floyd, 69, widow of William Delbert Floyd, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, after an illness.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the church.

Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Kirby Bingham and Willa Rhea Moore Bingham. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by  two sisters, Margaret B. Smith and Emma Rhea Tedder; … Read the rest

Wilson Wallace

Posted by | August 21, 2014 4:21 pm

Wilson Wallace

Wilson Wallace

Wilson Wallace, 63, husband of Nancy Rodriguez Wallace, died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1951, in Manning, a son of the late Lee Ernest “Skat” and Everlena Starks Wallace. A brother, Levy Wallace, and a sister, Mary Ann W. Gabriel, preceded him in death.

He attended Clarendon County public schools and was a 1970 graduate of Manning Training School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He later moved to New York and worked in the garment industry for more than … Read the rest

Wreck with injuries on I-95

Posted by | August 21, 2014 4:17 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol and Clarendon County EMS are responding to a wreck in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 102 mile-marker. According to dispatchers, there is no entrapment in the vehicle, which overturned into the median. Traffic will likely be slower during this time.

Send us your Hugo memories!

Posted by | August 21, 2014 3:22 pm

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still more than a month away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please send them, your pictures, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Manning man facing assault charge

Posted by | August 21, 2014 2:01 pm

Crime-ReportsA Manning man treated at Clarendon Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning for a stab wound to his face will be facing a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature due to allegedly causing the fight that led to his and another man’s injuries.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office reports that Eric K. Stephens, 40, of 4191 North Brewington Road in Manning, admitted to assaulting a 44-year-old Manning man about 7:45 a.m. Thursday on McLeod Road in Manning. Stephens alleged the victim was sleeping with his wife. The victim told deputies that Stephens stood in front of … Read the rest

Summerton man charged with kidnapping, CSC and first-degree burglary

Posted by | August 21, 2014 12:53 pm

Danielle Hart

Danielle Hart

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year-old Summerton man Aug. 9, charging him with first-degree criminal sexual conduct; kidnapping; and first-degree burglary.

Danielle Jevone Hart of 1100 Gipps St. in Summerton was denied bond two days later in Clarendon County Magistrate’s Court and remains at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A woman told deputies Aug. 4 that Hart knocked on her door and then forced it open, put his hand around her neck and then forcibly raped her.

She said she did not know the suspect personally, but that she’d seen him around and he had “a … Read the rest

Guilty Plea: Hector Gonzales

Posted by | August 21, 2014 12:27 pm

GUILTY PLEA 2Hector Gonzales of 508 Forest Ridge Road in Garner, N.C., pleaded guilty Aug. 11 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of Clarendon County General Sessions Court to possession of cocaine, first offense, and received a time-served sentence. He served one day after his arrest Nov. 23, 2013, by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Dora Green Martin Bowman

Posted by | August 21, 2014 11:27 am

Dora Green Martin Bowman

Dora Green Martin Bowman

Dora Green Martin Bowman, 94, widow of John Martin and the Rev. Eugene Bowman, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation, Sumter.

She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in St. Paul section of Summerton, a daughter of the late Rev. Henry “Toss” Green and Rosa Johnson Green.

She attended Clarendon County schools. She was brought up in a Christian home and became a member Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church. She later moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. and joined the Holy House of Prayer for All People and was an active member. While in New … Read the rest

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