NC man charged with cousin’s murder

Posted by | July 6, 2014 12:40 pm

Roosevelt Sabb Jr.

Roosevelt Sabb Jr.

Roosevelt Sabb Jr. was formally charged Sunday with murder after allegedly pinning his cousin, Keith Alexander Smith of West Palm Beach, Fla., between two vehicles early Saturday morning, killing him. No information on bond was available shortly after noon Sunday.


The Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted by | July 6, 2014 12:20 pm

kooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached.

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

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.

‘Clap for the Preacher’ at MJHS

Posted by | July 6, 2014 10:49 am

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. July 12 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.

Vivian House Robinson

Posted by | July 6, 2014 8:21 am

Vivian House Robinson

Vivian House Robinson

SUMMERTON — Vivian House Robinson, 90, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.

Born April 11, 1924, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John and Elease Dingle House.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in deathd by a grandson, Charles Benbow Dukes; three sisters, Fannie Robinson, Minnie Anderson and Julia Vanmeter; and two brothers, Walter House and Jerome House.

Survivors include two daughters, Bernice H. Clark and Peggie (Leon) Burgess, both of Summerton; two granddaughters, Sonja D. Jackson of Atlanta and Mia (Levone) Jackson-Wright of Summerton; four grandchildren, Bailey Jackson, Kennedy Patrick, Nyah Wright … Read the rest

Summer’s here, the time is right …

Posted by | July 6, 2014 6:33 am

Craig Varn

Craig Varn

Robert J. Baker

Robert J. Baker

Zan Beasley

Zan Beasley

Clayton Pack

Clayton Pack

As Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars is just over a month away, many participants are practicing their moves and preparing for the big night.

“I thought it was a good idea to be involved,” joked Craig Varn, “until I got asked to do it.”

The 45-year-old owner of Clarendon Credit said Donna Prothro called him one day and said she had the perfect dance partner and convinced him to take part.

He said Prothro and dance partner Emily Richburg have made him much more comfortable on the dance floor than … Read the rest

GALLERY: The bombs bursting in air …

Posted by | July 6, 2014 12:26 am

The City of Manning held its first Red, White and Blue Celebration, including a band, vendors and a fireworks show. Here’s a gallery from the show.

Taw Caw Missionary Homecoming

Posted by | July 5, 2014 7:52 pm

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERATaw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will hold its Homecoming Anniversary on Sunday, with Sunday School at 9 a.m., Devotional Service at 9:45 a.m. and Morning Worship Service at 10 a.m. All are welcome.


Dixie Boys fall in 9-10 Tournament

Posted by | July 5, 2014 4:55 pm

baseballThe Clarendon County Dixie Minors Boys All-Star team was defeated Wednesday in the District IV Tournament Championship Game for 9 and 10 year olds at Patriot Park in Sumter.

The game concluded 16-6, with the Sumter American team gaining the upper hand. Mickey Jordan took the loss for Clarendon County.

Offensively, Clarendon County was lead by Clayton Lee, Jon McIntosh and Dalton Brown, with two hits each, while Josh Kennard and Henry DuRant each recorded singles on the night.

The Clarendon County All Stars and coaches would like to thank all of our great fans and the entire Manning community … Read the rest

North Carolina man in custody after Florida man killed between two vehicles

Posted by | July 5, 2014 4:07 pm

Crime-ReportsA North Carolina man is being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center pending a warrant for murder after allegedly pinning a Florida man between two vehicles at a home on DuRant Lane early Saturday morning.

According to a report from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Keith Alexander Smith, 46, of 159 Lake Babar Drive in Palm Beach, Fla., was hit by a green Ford Explorer and pushed between it and a grey Ford Explorer about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told deputies and troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol Multi-displinary Accident Investigation Team that Roosevelt Sabb Jr., 35, of 1221 … Read the rest

Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 5, 2014 2:45 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 will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

GALLERY: Camp Happy Days 2

Posted by | July 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Raylon Jacobs, 19, is a junior counselor with special events at Camp Happy Days. He first attended at 17 with his little brother, Michael Johnson, who is now 16.

“My brother had acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” Jacobs said. “Camp means a lot to him and me. It’s all the friends you make. The people are really what makes this place special.

Check back throughout the weekend for more stories and pictures from this week’s Camp Happy Days.

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Dominee “Lil Will” Lawson

Posted by | July 5, 2014 10:35 am

dominee lawsonSUMMERTON — Dominee “Lil Will” Lawson, 29, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Born Sept. 30, 1984, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Willie Way and Lou Ellen Lawson, and stepson of David Felder and Revetta Way. He attended Clarendon County public schools and was a member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton. He was employed at Gold Kist, Way Construction and Food Lion warehouse.

Survivors besides his mother and stepfather of Summerton and his father and stepmother of Columbia include two sisters, Tarran “Shay” (Jeffrey) Lawson and Jennifer (Jerome) Lawson, … Read the rest

Florida man pinned between vehicles at Manning home

Posted by | July 5, 2014 9:20 am

A 46-year-old West Palm Beach, Flo., man was killed last night after being pinned between two vehicles at a home in the 2600 block of DuRant Lane.

Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson said Keith Alexander Smith was visiting relatives at the home, which is off S.C. 260 near Lake Marion. Details pertaining to the incident were unavailable at 9:19 a.m. He said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and EMS arrived about 12:27 a.m. Smith was pronounced dead by the Coroner’s Office shortly after 1 a.m.



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