40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms

Posted by | July 11, 2014 12:29 pm

Road and clouds and stuff








After last night’s deluge, temperatures are still cool and hovering in the mid 70s under cloudy skies in Clarendon County.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina, calling for scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of an isolated storm with damaging winds.

The high today is near 90 with southeast winds around 6 mph.




USC Upstate: 3 Clarendon residents named to Dean’s List

Posted by | July 11, 2014 9:52 am

USCupstate-logoSPARTANBURG – Three Clarendon residents were named to the 2014 Spring Dean’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate: Lanitra Bennett of Summerton; Tyleak Clark of Manning; and Deleisha McFadden of Manning.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.


Coke presents Walmart with $400 check for Children’s Miracle Network

Posted by | July 11, 2014 8:57 am



Coca-Cola account developer George Hussey, right, presented Walmart of Manning manager Mike Drexler, left, a $400 check on Friday morning for the Children’s Miracle Network. Hussey said Walmart sold certain Coke products – including health and energy drinks – during a specified period, and based on sales, the company was awarded the money to donate. Drexler said his Walmart was No. 1 in sales increase from the prior year.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 11, 2014 7:03 am

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 will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

Marjorie Driggers Smith

Posted by | July 10, 2014 8:50 pm

Marjorie Driggers Smith, age 90, died on July 10, 2014 at Commander Nursing Center in Florence after an illness.

Born in Clarendon County on August 28, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Siah and Vendell Miles Driggers. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of East Clarendon High School and worked with Avondale Manufacturing for 23 years. She was a faithful member of Salem Free Will Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include a son, Quincy Smith (Alice) of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Jewel Floyd … Read the rest

Way named CCDSNB director

Posted by | July 10, 2014 3:36 pm


ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Ryan Way speaks during the 2013 Clarendon Chamber Dinner, where he was named president. Way added another distinction last month when he was named executive director for the Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board.

The Clarendon County Disability and Special Needs Board serves in the neighborhood of 260 residents through its services each day, utilizing a staff of about 160.

The 34-year-old Manning man now managing this enterprise has worked at the board since he was a student at Clemson University.

Ryan Way thought he’d be a teacher like his mom, Libby.

“But things … Read the rest

Coroner: No foul play in death of man found on Bloomville Road in May

Posted by | July 10, 2014 12:32 pm

bodyfoundClarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said while the cause of death for a 46-year-old man found in a ditch on Bloomville Road in May is still undetermined, there was no foul play involved.

“The final determination is that it is undetermined, but there was no foul play judged to be involved,” Samuels said Thursday afternoon.

Al Hixson of Manning had been reported missing by his family in Ohio on April 29. He had been living in Manning for an unspecified amount of time, but had not had contact with his family since that date.


Wreck with no injuries on I-95

Posted by | July 10, 2014 12:23 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to a wreck with no injuries at the 128 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Tony Leslie Berry

Posted by | July 10, 2014 7:41 am

SUMMERTON – Tony Leslie Berry, 75, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home.

Born March 21, 1939, in Saluda, he was a son of the late Mark Boyd Berry and Martha Bradley Berry Dawkins, and was raised by his mother and step-father, the late Boyce Dawkins. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, the owner and operator of Tony’s Hair Corral and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Pat Polutta (M.J.) of James Island and Liz Roberts (Chuck) of Fayetteville, GA; two brothers, Boyd Berry of North Charleston and Oliver Berry (Erika) of … Read the rest

Summerton man claims group of men beat him up

Posted by | July 10, 2014 5:44 am

Crime-ReportsA 22-year-old Summerton man told deputies about 2:13 a.m. July 5 that five unknown black males jumped, kicked and punched him about his body while he was walking on Wasau Street in Summerton about 30 minutes earlier. Deputies reported a cut on the victim’s head that was bleeding moderately. The victim refused medical treatment and became uncooperative, according to reports.

‘Clap for the Preacher’ coming to MJHS

Posted by | July 9, 2014 3:11 pm

church news“Clap for the Preacher,” a live play written and directed by the Rev. Jeanette M. Collins of Sumter, will be presented in Manning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Manning Junior High School, 1101 W.L. Hamilton Road in Manning. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Radio Shack of Manning and the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce. Be prepared to laugh, cry and shout. For more information, call (803) 460-4202.

Mary Patricia Lynch Marcotte

Posted by | July 9, 2014 2:53 pm

Mary-MarcotteMary Patricia Lynch Marcotte, 74, wife of Peter M. Marcotte, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence.

Born April 15, 1940, in Providence, R.I., she was a daughter of the late John J. Lynch and Mary Meehan Lynch.  She was a member of St. Augustine Parish in Providence.

Survivors besides her husband of Manning include a son, Peter J. Marcotte of Richmond, R.I.; three daughters, Patricia M. Marcotte of Providence, Kathleen A. Marcotte of West Warwick, R.I., and Maureen L. Simao and her husband, Michael, of Coventry, R.I.; and three grandchildren, Aidan Simao, Grace Marcotte and Liam Marcotte.… Read the rest

Betty Jean Spann Boykin

Posted by | July 9, 2014 10:40 am

Betty Jean Spann Boykin, 69, widow of Ervin Sebastian Boykin, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her home.

Born Aug. 20, 1944, in Marion, she was a daughter of the late Charlton Spann and Lou Ella Spann Griner. She was a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church in Greeleyville.

She is survived by two sons, Steven Boykin (Mae) of Manning and Todd Boykin (Rose) of Sumter; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher, Andrew and Aleah Boykin; two nephews, Jose and Hugo Spann; a niece, Blanca Spann; and a sister-in-law, Angelina Spann.

A memorial Service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, … Read the rest

Summerton man tells deputies he was stabbed

Posted by | July 9, 2014 6:43 am

Crime-ReportsA 30-year-old Summerton man told deputies about 2:47 a.m. July 4 at Clarendon Memorial Hospital that an unknown male suspect stabbed him while he was near third water on Lake Marion enjoying Fourth of July festivities there. He said the subject went by the name “Black,” and that he was stabbed with an unknown cutting object. He said his girlfriend took him to the hospital.

Sabb throws hat in ring for Senate District 32 race

Posted by | July 9, 2014 5:30 am

ronnie sabbA Greeleyville resident who currently represents a small part of Clarendon County in the state House of Representatives announced Tuesday that he will run for state Senate District 32, which covers a large portion of Williamsburg County.

Ronnie A. Sabb quoted Albert Einstein when announcing his candidacy, saying, “Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.”

The seat became vacant when Democrat Yancey McGill was sworn-in as lieutenant governor last month. The 16-year Senate veteran was not going to seek another term, he said.

McGill was tapped by Senate leadership for the state’s No. 2 post – … Read the rest

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