Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 12, 2014 1:08 pmClarendon Public Defender Scott Robinson told jurors on Tuesday during opening arguments that they need to use their common sense to put duty before emotion as they decide the fate of Justin Jermaine Johnson this week. Johnson, 24, of Summerton, is charged with two counts of murder and one count each of kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and first-degree burglary in the shooting deaths of 59-year-old Maxine Caraway and his 9-month-old son, Jayden. He is accused of going to Caraway’s home on Carissa Lane in Manning and barging in and shooting the victims as well as… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 12, 2014 9:25 amThe Laurence Manning Academy B-Team beat Wilson Hall in two games on Monday at Patriot Park in Sumter. Dalton Page pitched a no-hitter to lead LMA to a 5-0 win in game one. Chase Lee and Andrew Boyd combined to throw six strikeouts along with Jake Jordan’s first-inning triple to lead LMA to a 20-3 win in game two. LMA will host Orangeburg Preparatory School at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Clarendon County Recreation Complex in Manning.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 12, 2014 6:46 amEast Clarendon High School will hold a dual enrollment informational session at 6 p.m. Thursday for juniors, sophomores and their parents.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 11:45 pmA lost dog was found by a family near Summerton. If you recognize this animal, call our office at (803) 435-8422, and we will get you in touch with the folks who have him/her.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 8:28 pmJohn Hardy will join the Clarendon School District 3 Board of Trustees after handily winning a nonpartisan election on Tuesday night. He had 67 votes to James Eugene Coker’s 10. Mark E. Driggers made a strong showing as a write-in candidate, with 32 votes. Hardy will fill Seat 5, currently held by Allen Coker, who decided not to run for re-election. Seat 1 trustee R. Dale McKenzie was unopposed, but had 15 votes nonetheless. Votes will be certified 10 a.m. Wednesday. See the Feb. 13 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 4:45 pm“You made me do this.” Those are the words that Kaisha Caraway says she heard from Justin Jermaine Johnson shortly before he allegedly shot the couple’s 9-month-old in April 2011 at a home on Carissa Lane about seven miles outside of Manning. Johnson is facing a jury this week at the Clarendon County Administration Building for two counts of murder; one count of attempted murder; a count of kidnapping; a count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime; and a count of first-degree burglary. He is also alleged to have killed Caraway’s 59-year-old grandmother, Maxine Caraway, that same… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 2:51 pmThe Clarendon County Democratic Party Convention will be held 7 p.m. March 20 at Weldon Auditorium. Registration for convention delegates will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Chairman Glenn Ardis at (803) 452-6013.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 12:23 pmTraffic may be slower than usual at the intersection of Raccoon Road and Alex Harvin Highway in Manning after a wreck with no injuries. The collision occurred about 12:19 p.m. Tuesday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 7:35 amMorris Animal Clinic on Sunset Drive in Manning will hold a rabies clinic from 8 a.m. to noon March 15, with a cost of $8 per animal. State law requires all dogs and cats be vaccinated. For more information, call (803) 435-8001. You may also make an appointment to reduce your waiting time.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 4:23 amSUMMERTON – Sam Abraham Martin Sr., widower of Annie Gaymon Martin, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Jack Martin Sr. and Viola Merchant Martin. The family will receive friends at the home, 1053 Veterans Road in Summerton. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 11, 2014 1:28 amEssie Dingle Stukes Cantey, widow of Rufus Stukes and Alvin Canty, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility in Silver. Born July 10, 1923, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late William Dingle and Victoria Ballard Dingle. The family will receive friends at the home, 1528 Joseph Lemon Dingle Road in the Jordan community. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 11:08 pmRonnie “Sport Row” McArthur Lyles, 46, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 11, 1967, in Union, he was a son of the late Bennie M. and Ethel Robinson Lyles. He was a member of Antioch RMUE Church in Rimini and attended the public schools of Sumter County. Survivors include a brother, Sharod Hannah of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four sisters, Diane Lyles, Benita Lyles Webb, Georgie Hardy and Kimberly (David) Jones, all of Columbia; five aunts, Virginia (Henry) Hill, Georgianna Rainwater, Daisy (Edward) Barnett, Rebecca Carson and a special aunt and uncle, Pearline (King) Robinson;… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 10:59 pmThe Clarendon Hall Lady Saints competed Saturday in the Warhawk Invitational Tournament at Colleton Preparatory School in Walterboro, winning one game and losing three. The team won against Laurence Manning, 4-3, and lost against Colleton Prep, 4-3; Thomas Heyward, 9-2; and then in a second game against Laurence Manning, 6-4. Holly Carlisle was 6-10, with one double and one inside-the-park homerun. Shannon Corbett was 7-12 and had one double. Aubrey Johnson was 4-8 and had one double. Brittany Bays was 4-10, as was Gracyn Royce. Emily Brunson was 4-9, with a double and a triple. Bays also had two doubles.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 10:19 pmSUMMERTON – Jean Griffin Martin Bell, 79, widow of Jack Ryan Martin Sr. and Dr. James Edward Bell Jr., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home in Summerton. Born Jan. 21, 1935, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Ervin Theodore and Marie Wells Griffin. She was a member of Summerton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Martin (John) Gasque of Holly Hill; a son, Jack Ryan (Meg) Martin Jr. of Summerton; three sisters, Virginia Ardis and Kenny (Joe) Avin, both of Summerton, and Lynn (Henry) McKinney of Simpsonville; five grandchildren, Allison Gasque (David) Parler… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 9:44 pmLake Marion Artisans, 108 N. Main St. in Summerton, will host “The Fantastic Paintings of Adam Schumpert” through March 30. His works “depict action, adventure, bravery, heroism, strong men, fiercely beautiful women, villains, monsters and possibly even a bit of romance,” according to a release from the gallery. His works spans genres that include gaming, science fiction, mystery, fantasy and more. A closing reception will be held March 29. For more information, call (803) 485-2487.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 8:28 pmThe S.C. Highway Patrol and emergency officials are responding to a wreck with injuries at the intersection of Bloomville and Oak Grove Church roads outside of Manning. According to dispatchers, there is no entrapment in the vehicle(s) involved.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 5:46 pmManning Primary School is looking for monitors for the SCPASS Writing Assessment from 7:45-11 a.m. March 18-19, for one or both of those dates. Prospective monitors will be required to take a 10-minute training with guidance counselor Elizabeth Briley. For more information, call (803) 435-2268, or email email@example.com.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 10, 2014 3:41 pmThree polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for voters to select their choices for seats 1 and 5 on Clarendon School District 3’s Board of Trustees. James Eugene Coker and John Hardy have filed for the latter seat, while incumbent Dale McKenzie has no opposition for the former. The Clarendon County Election Commission will tally votes at its office on West Keitt Street in Manning on Tuesday night.