Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 12, 2014 5:48 am
Henry McMaster / Courtesy of greenvilleonline.com
Officials are recounting ballots in several South Carolina counties today to determine who between Pat McKinney or Mike Campbell will face former Attorney Gen. Henry McMaster in a runoff June 24 for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
With 46 counties reporting, McKinney was only slightly ahead of Campbell by 1,250 votes. McKinney had 24.36 percent of the vote to Campbell’s 23.95 percent. Clarendon GOP Chairman Moye Graham said a winner between the two will be declared Friday.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 9:15 pm
The City of Manning will light up the night from 7-11 p.m. July 5 at the Red Barn on Church Street with its Red, White and Blue Celebration. There will be food, music and fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 6:47 pm
COLUMBIA – Gov. Nikki Haley joined S.C. Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, S.C. Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Pamela Lackey and other educational professionals to celebrate her signing of Senate Bill 516, known as the Read to Succeed Act.
“I’m so proud this was a bi-partisan effort because it shows the people of South Carolina that when it comes to educating our children, we are all on the same team and nothing will stand in the way of doing what is right,” said Haley. “This bill says South Carolina isn’t going to let children that can’t read by the fourth grade … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | June 11, 2014 4:58 pm
Abolishing the state’s Budget and Control Board was probably one of the key legislative victories of the year, Sen. Kevin Johnson told Manning Rotary Wednesday afternoon at F.E. DuBose Career Center.
“It will really change the way we do government in South Carolina,” the District 36 Democrat told the Rotarians during a legislative update at their regular meeting.
The new Department of Administration will go into effect July 1, 2015.
Johnson characterized the debate leading up to a new law allowing concealed weapons permit holders the right to bring guns into establishments serving alcohol as “at some points rather controversial.”… Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 4:14 pm
Dr. Harry Leon June
MYRTLE BEACH – Dr. Harry Leon June, 56, husband of Terri White, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the home of his sisters, Elizabeth J. Newkirk and Deana June, 203 Ashley River Road in the Lake subdivision of Myrtle Beach.
Born Oct. 3, 1957, in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late William June and Sarah Whack June. He attended Sunday school and worship services at Greeleyville Mission AME Church in his youth. He was a 1975 graduate of C.E. Murray High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from South Carolina State College … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | June 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Longtime Rotarian Paul E. Floyd Jr. was recognized Wednesday afternoon for his steadfast contributions over the years during his time with Manning Rotary.
Floyd was presented with a crystal and dove from Lou Mello, Rotary governor of the Eastern district of South Carolina.
Mello told the Rotarians gathered at F.E. DuBose Career Center that Floyd has been a “major donor” who helped fund many district grants.
“I’m very honored to get this award,” Floyd said.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 3:22 pm
Charles Gary Singleton III
The mother of an 18-year-old man shot early Wednesday morning at a home on Pearson Road in Sumter near the Clarendon-Sumter line said they knew the shooter.
Charles Gary Singletary III, 18, was arrested at a home on Blackberry Lane in Pinewood late Wednesday morning and charged with a count each of murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault. During the incident at the Pearson Road home, 18-year-old Joshua Brown died from a gunshot wound to the head. Kyle Timothy Hodge also suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to his mother, Margaret Charles, who was … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Clarendon County Board of Education Secretary Mitchell Adger said that interviews for three District 2 board seats will start 5:40 p.m. June 18 at the Clarendon County Administration Building.
He said seven Clarendon School District 2 residents applied for three seats, including board Chairman Matthew Prince and member Robert “Bobby” Fleming. Stanley I. Nickell is not seeking another term.
Other applicants include Peggy Knox, Don Baker Sr., Linda Lemon, Kimberly Johnson and Mickey Sexton.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 11:01 am
Summerton Town Councilwoman Loretta Pollard said Tuesday night that she is disappointed she was unsuccessful in her second bid for the District 1 seat on Clarendon County Council. She challenged incumbent Billy Richardson unsuccessfully in 2006 as well. Richardson won handily on Tuesday to secure his fifth term on County Council.
“I believe that the challengers, Mr. (Nathaniel) Pugh and myself, we showed Richardson that he needs to pay attention to his constituents,” Pollard said. “There are people out there unhappy with the way this county is being led.”
See Thursday’s Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 10:29 am
Political newcomer Nathaniel Pugh said he thought Clarendon District 1 was ready for a change of leadership in its seat on County Council.
“I guess I was wrong for now,” he said. “The voters said they didn’t want change, so I respect that. But I’m not done. This is only the beginning.”
Pugh was second in a three-way race for the seat, which was won handily by incumbent Billy Richardson. Loretta Pollard came in third. Pugh said he will try again in 2018.
“I do believe that it’s time for a change,” he said. “We still have the same problems.”… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | June 11, 2014 10:13 am
An 18-year-old man believed to be responsible for an early morning shooting in Sumter County near Clarendon County that claimed the life of one person and sent two others to the hospital has been arrested without incident, said Chief Deputy Hampton Gardner of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Charles Gary Singletary III is believed to be responsible for a shooting about 5:15 a.m. at 203 Pearson Road, near the Clarendon County line, authorities said.
Two people were shot in the head and a third person sustained a laceration to the ear. One of the victims died.
Gardner said deputies are … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 9:55 am
COLUMBIA (AP) – South Carolina is now the 49th state to ban texting while driving.
A statewide ban on writing, sending or reading a text while driving took effect Monday when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law. It is among dozens of new laws the Republican governor has signed in the last week. The ban supersedes various city and county ordinances on texting, creating consistency across the state.
The law still allows people to text if they are legally stopped or using a hands-free device. It also specifically permits using GPS navigation. A violation is not a crime. The maximum … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 8:16 am
The Very Rev. David W.T. Thurlow
The Very Rev. David W.T. Thurlow has been a chaplain with the Clarendon County Fire Department for nine years. It was through his full-time work as minister and pastor of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton that the 46-year-old former Canadian naval officer got involved with volunteer firefighting.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER?
I originally got involved with the Fire Department through our church’s hosting of an annual memorial service on the first through 10th anniversaries of Sept. 11. Having served as a naval officer and chaplain with the … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | June 11, 2014 7:59 am
The Clarendon County GOP will meet 7 p.m. today at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and supper will be at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include House District 64 candidate Robert McFadden; U.S. Sen. Tim Scott representative A.D. Jordan; and others. For more information, call Secretary/Treasurer June Brailsford at (803) 478-8716 or Chairman Moye Graham at (843) 810-4322.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 11, 2014 6:26 am
The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops today: from 1-2 p.m. at Lane’s Shopping Center near Lake Marion; and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at J&E Superette in Davis Station. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 10, 2014 10:33 pm
The Rev. Leon Winn has ran for public office twice.
“So far I’ve come out 0-2,” said Winn, who lost the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District on Tuesday night to Kingstree banker Anthony Culler. He ran two years ago for a state Senate District 36 as a Republican.
“I don’t know right at this moment what my next move is,” Winn said. “I’m just in awe that the people didn’t get out and vote. I felt that we had it, that we were going to win. I tried not to take anything for granted, but we did … Read the rest
Posted by Ted E. Spencer | June 10, 2014 10:11 pm
MANNING— Post-68 beat Dalzell 9-2 tonight.
Russell Thompson picked up the win after throwing a complete game, striking out nine batters and only giving up four hit.
Manning-Santee and Dalzell face off again 7 p.m. Wednesday in Dalzell.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 10, 2014 9:56 pm
Clarendon County Councilman Billy Richardson said he had support not just from District 1 in his bid for re-election to his seat on Tuesday.
“I had supporters in District 2 and 3 come out and knock on doors for me and campaign for me,” Richardson said. “That’s the first time that happened since I ran for council the first time. People have told me they are satisfied with the way their County Council is, and they don’t want a change.”
Richardson said voters have “constantly told me that they’re satisfied with what I’m doing, and with what council … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | June 10, 2014 9:45 pm
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Billy Richardson – 523
Loretta Pollard – 100
Nathaniel Pugh – 152
Det Bowers – 172
Lee Bright – 90
Richard Cash – 65
Bill Connor – 99
Benjamin Dunn – 15
Lindsey Graham – 1028
Nancy Mace – 86
U.S. Senate (unexpired term)
Tim Scott – 1390
Randall Young – 130
Joyce Dickerson – 951
Sidney Moore – 377
Harry Pavilack – 141
U.S. DISTRICT 6
Jim Clyburn – 1599
Karen Smith – 126
Anthony Culler – 786
Leon Winn – 641
… Read the rest