Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Posted by Staff Reports | August 9, 2014 9:59 am
Ora Lee Jones Griffith, 92, widow of John W. Griffith, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at National Healthcare Center in Sumter.
Born in Sumter, “Jack,” as she was affectionately known, was a daughter of the late Lonnie Verdell Jones and Earline Brown Jones. She was a lifelong member of Concord Presbyterian Church. She was a retired manager of Sunbeam Bakeries.
Surviving are one son, James W. (Buddy) Griffith and wife Sally of Sumter; one daughter, Brenda Iris Garcia and husband David of Antioch, CA; one brother, Malcolm Jones of Sumter; three sisters, Dorine Warth of Summerton, … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 9, 2014 7:12 am
Born Jan. 13, 1950, in Franklinton, Louisiana, she was a daughter of Ruby McNeese Tucker and the late Quincy Hunt. She was owner and operator of Fayz Place Restaurant and of the Baptist faith. Survivors besides her mother of Texas include two sons, James Ray Staton of Texas and Donald Ray Staton II of Ira Township, Mich.; two daughters, Annita Kay Staton Brown and Denelle Ann Staton, both of Manning; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wesley Hunt and Wilton Hunt; and … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 9, 2014 6:15 am
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old Summerton man early Wednesday after a 47-year-old woman told police he’d been calling her incessantly. The woman even alleges that Jimmy Lee Sees Jr. of Rugby Avenue in Summerton moved across the street from her to watch her “comings and goings.”
Sees was arrested earlier this year and charged March 14 with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a 63-year-old woman told the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that she believes the man fondled her 7-year-old granddaughter in the chest area between July and December 2013.
Sees faces up to … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 9, 2014 5:13 am
Clarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | August 9, 2014 12:27 am
The 89-year-old woman went missing about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Braxton, Ruin and a tracking team that included other deputies located the woman about 5:30 a.m. Braxton started Ruin on the woman’s clothing and trailed for about a half-mile. The woman was discovered a short distance away on a porch about 50 yards from a pool house.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | August 8, 2014 7:22 pm
Posted by Staff Reports | August 8, 2014 3:59 pm
Trees deemed intrusive to flight paths and problematic to airport safety have resulted in landowners getting paid handsomely for their properties.
A total of $166,420 has been paid for 16.28 acres of land on three parcels adjacent to the airport that have been assessed at a total of $46,800, records show.
The three parcels — one 13.88 acre tract and two 1.2 acre lots — were condemned under the state’s Eminent Domain Act in the Court of Common Pleas as the county seeks to meet safety guidelines set by … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 2:46 pm
ALCOLU – Lottie Mae Hodge Hill, 86, widow of Archie Neail Hill, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.
Born Aug. 1, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Hodge and Mary Leah Bartlett Hodge. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Neail Hill (Cathy) of Alcolu and David LaVerne Hill (Barbara) of Sumter; a daughter, Tina H. Sellers (Jeremy) of Vicksburg, MS; a brother, James “Jimmy” Hodge (Yvonne) of Sumter; a sister, Betty Graham of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 8, 2014 1:44 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina, calling for the possibility of heavy rain late this afternoon and tonight with localized flooding from thunderstorms.
Currently in Clarendon County temperatures are in the high 80s with 63 percent humidity.
Saturday and Sunday will see a 60 percent chance of rain.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 1:08 pm
Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Julian Hazel Burgess Sr. and Doris Fleming Burgess. She was a homemaker and a member of New Zion United Methodist Church.
Survivors besides her husband of Turbeville include a daughter, Melissa Corbett (Michael) Gray of Coward; a son, Bobby Glenn (Amy) Corbett, Jr. of Paxville; A sister, Betty (Ernest) Broach of Florence; A brother, Julian Hazel (Kathy) Burgess Jr. Of New Zion; and six grandchildren, … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 8, 2014 1:00 pm
Mayor Julia Nelson joined with Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer on Monday to unveil two new police vehicles purchased through a grant. The cars feature a new design, which has reflectors for night-time use.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 12:35 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 9:11 am
SUMMERTON – Esther Sharpe Neese, 66, wife of Robert Edward “Bobby” Neese, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home.
Born Jan. 5, 1948, in Gaston, “ET” was a daughter of the late Clinton Odell Sharpe and Virginia Florine Helms Sharpe.
Survivors besides her husband of Summerton include son, Luther “Monkey” Tindal (Janet) of Summerton; a daughter, Tracy Schnieders (Bryan) of Pelion; two brothers, Larry Sharpe of Gaston and Stanley Sharpe of Swansea; four sisters, Connie Skipper, Becky Lee and Sandra Brazwel, all of Pelion, and Jennie Hendrix of Gaston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 8, 2014 8:25 am
A 20-year-old Bishopville man was denied bond earlier this week after his arrest Saturday for first-degree burglary and grand larceny.
Dattrick Gartrell Wilson is accused of breaking into a home in the 1700 block of Stone Road in Manning between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 9 by kicking in a garage door. The 63-year-old homeowner told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that he was missing jewelry and a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | August 7, 2014 9:44 pm
Posted by Staff Reports | August 7, 2014 5:34 pm
Clarendon County paid $123,220 for 13.88 acres of land at the end of the runway at Santee Cooper Regional Airport pursuant to the state’s Eminent Domain Act, records show.
According to the Assessor’s Office, that parcel — just off S.C. 260 with Thompson Road running through it — is valued at $34,800.
Clarendon County is listed as the “comdemnor,” records show, and was pitted against the heirs of Mary … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | August 7, 2014 4:15 pm
The 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 email@example.com as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 7, 2014 1:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. – Turbeville IGA owner Hugh Smith has been elected president of the Carolinas Food Industry Council, a trade group serving the retail and wholesale food industries in both North and South Carolina.
Headquartered in Raleigh, CFIC serves more than 1,500 grocers and suppliers in the Carolinas and has staff in both states.
See the Aug. 14 edition of The Manning Times for more.