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Poll workers move Graham sign at MUMC

Posted by | June 10, 2014 10:21 am

Poll workers for Manning Precinct No. 5 at Manning United Methodist Church moved a sign for Sen. Lindsey Graham this morning that was too close to the polling place. According to election laws, signs may not be posted less than 200 feet away from the polling place’s entrance. The sign was about 75 feet from the entrance.

Poll workers said they notified Graham’s camp to let them know the sign was being moved.


Zuline Lowder Fryar

Posted by | June 10, 2014 9:17 am

LAKE CITY – Zuline Lowder Fryar, 96, wife of the late Wallace L. Fryar, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at her home after an illness.

Born Oct. 6, 1917, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late William Martin Lowder and Julia Corbett Lowder, and a 1935 graduate of Manning High School. She was a homemaker, caregiver and enjoyed working in her garden.

She was a charter member of Manoah Independent Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and Church Treasurer. Mrs. Fryar was also a charter member of the Community Missionary Society Group, and was … Read the rest

Historical Society visits Hartsville for annual tour

Posted by | June 10, 2014 8:30 am

The Clarendon County Historical Society took on Hartsville for its annual tour this year, traveling to the small city on May 15. Places visited included First Baptist Church, John L. Hart Cottage, Hartsville Museum, Hartsville Center Theater Building, a guided bus tour of Coker College, the home of Dr. and Mrs. James Morphis for a picnic lunch, the Kalmia Gardens, the Thomas E. Hart House and the Jacob Kelley House. Special stops on the way home included the Cotton and Veterans museums in Bishopville and Salem Black River Presbyterian Church.
Despite bad weather on the way, Hartsville – a small
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Lillian Ann McBride

Posted by | June 10, 2014 8:04 am


Lillian Ann McBride

Lillian Ann McBride, 48, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born Feb. 22, 1966, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of Lillian Sarah Robinson and Albertus (Betty) Bosier and a stepdaughter of David Robinson Jr. She attended the public schools of Sumter and Clarendon counties and graduated from Scott’s Branch High School. She was employed as a supervisor with Pantry No. 5368 in Columbia.

Survivors besides her mother of Elloree, her father of Paxville and her stepfather of Pinewood include three brothers, Dale Robinson, Elder Kevin (Cassandra) Bosier and Albertus (Flossie) Bosier Jr.; her

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Polls open 7 to 7 for party primaries

Posted by | June 10, 2014 6:34 am

votedClarendon County polls in all precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the Democratic and Republican party primaries.

The main local race will be decided in Summerton precincts, as voters decide between incumbent Clarendon County Councilman Billy Richardson and two challengers, Nathaniel Pugh and Summerton Town Councilwoman Loretta Pollard for the District 1 seat on County Council.

Another race of interest is the Republican primary for U.S. Congressional District 1: the Rev. Leon Winn of Sumter, and pastor of Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Manning, is facing Charleston resident Anthony Culler in that primary.

Mobile Library Schedule: June 10, 2014

Posted by | June 10, 2014 6:24 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops in Clarendon County today: from 3:45-5:15 p.m. at Busy Bees Daycare Center; and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Scott’s Fast Break. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.



Forecast calling for 40 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight

Posted by | June 9, 2014 8:34 pm


According to the National Weather Service, the best chance for thunderstorms over Clarendon County is over the course of the next few hours.

Temperatures should reach 70 with southwest winds at 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday will see a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon as temperatures will reach the mid 90s.


Manning brothers denied bond in Florence shooting

Posted by | June 9, 2014 7:18 pm

Cory Nettles Allen

Cory Nettles Allen

Two Manning brothers charged for their alleged roles in the death of 33-year-old Florence man Edward Windham were denied bond Monday in Florence County Magistrate Court.

Cory Nettles Allen, 28, of 1050 K.W. Hodge Road, is charged with murder; his brother, 29-year-old Frederick Allen of the same address is charged with accessory before the fact to murder.

Deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office say the men were shortly after Edward Windham of Florence was shot about 8:15 p.m. June 4.

According to deputies, Windham was shot the Tara Village subdivision near the intersection of Candy and … Read the rest

Thomas Bailey Holladay Jr.

Posted by | June 9, 2014 4:56 pm

Thomas Bailey Holladay Jr.

Thomas Bailey Holladay Jr.

Thomas Bailey Holladay Jr., 67, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home.

Born May 6, 1947, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Thomas Bailey Holladay Sr. and Pearl Lowder Holladay. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include a daughter, Misti Ann Holladay of Manning; a son, Thomas Bailey Holladay III of Etowah, Tenn.; two sisters, Viola (Harry) Way of Manning and Barbara Ann (Donald) Goldsmith of New York; a brother, Alvin “Rock” W. (Alberta) Holladay of Manning; five grandchildren, Shelbi D. Thigpen, Brandi R. Haley, Shai … Read the rest

Manning native graduates from Citadel

Posted by | June 9, 2014 4:22 pm

citadel-commons2Billy Ray Petty of Manning was one of 872 graduates of The Citadel in 2014, and graduated at a member of the S.C. Corps of Cadets. The class is the largest graduating class in recent memory, according to a release from the school. Degree candidates included 493 cadets, five veteran cadets, 13 active duty cadets, eight veteran day students and 324 graduates from the evening program receiving master’s, specialist and undergraduate degrees.


Elms joins Manning Police force

Posted by | June 9, 2014 3:01 pm

Former officer and Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Elms has come home, rejoining the Manning Police Department as a detective in investigations. Manning Mayor Julia Nelson presided over Elms’ swearing-in ceremony on Thursday at Manning City Hall as Elms’ family stood nearby.




Surette holding CWP course on Saturday

Posted by | June 9, 2014 12:01 pm

Pete Surette Jr., an officer with the state Department of Corrections and former Manning Police officer and deputy with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, will offer his next Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Surette at (803) 435-8701.

Thomas Holladay

Posted by | June 9, 2014 11:45 am


Thomas Holladay

Thomas Holladay, 67, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179.



Cadaver dog searching woods on Tearcoat Road

Posted by | June 9, 2014 11:03 am

A K-9 search and rescue team is currently assisting the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of a site on Tearcoat Road in Alcolu where skeletal remains were found on Sunday morning.

According to Maj. Kipp Coker, a man hunting snakes with his daughter found the remains about 10:45 a.m. about 75 feet into a wooded area past the 4000 block of Tearcoat Road.

“They did not find a full skeleton,” Coker said. “We are out here today to find any other parts, clothing or anything that can help us identify the deceased.”

ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Jorga, a Dutch shepherd, sits waiting to search an area off Tearcoat Road on Monday morning.


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Progress: Poston Insurance Agency

Posted by | June 9, 2014 7:57 am

Poston Insurance Agency has been in business since 1991.

Vanessa Poston Gardner joined her mother in 1996 after she graduated from college. Shortly thereafter, however, her father was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer.

“I took over so she could be with him and she retired in 2013,” Gardner said. “We were a great team but I love seeing her enjoying retirement.”

Gardner, a native of Florence, moved to Summerton in 1988 and has a degree in psychology from Francis Marion University. Her background is in the areas of real estate, appraising and insurance sales. Her professional path, she said, was … Read the rest

MHS Summer Sports Academy

Posted by | June 8, 2014 7:58 pm

The Manning High School Athletic Department will hold Summer Sports Academy throughout the summer for young Monarchs.

Camps will be offered for cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis and girls’ and boys’ basketball. The cost for each three-day camp is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt. Camps will be held at Manning High School, except soccer and cheerleading camps, which will be held at Manning Junior High, and baseball camp, which will be held at the Monarch Baseball Field behind Weldon Auditorium.

Registration forms may be picked up at any school in Clarendon School District 2, and turned in to … Read the rest

Mettie McCuen Livingston

Posted by | June 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Mettie McCuen Livingston, 7, daughter of Leslie Paul (Bubba) Livingston and McCuen (Cuen) Bennett Livingston, received her wings and the answers to all her many questions on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

mettie mccuen livingston

Mettie McCuen Livingston

Mettie was a student at Laurence Manning Academy and worshipped at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, both in Manning. Mettie lived life as a grand adventure. Mettie rode dirt bikes and bicycles. She played soccer and baseball, as they were her favorites. Mettie danced with joy, and did so formally with Carolina Dance Academy. Mettie was curious and loved all creatures. Lately, she was tending a new … Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office: Hunters find skeletal remains off Tearcoat Road

Posted by | June 8, 2014 6:23 pm

sheriff-sealThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that hunters found skeletal remains off Tearcoat Road in Alcolu.

Maj. Kipp Coker said deputies and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division’s Crime Scene Unit responded to a wooded area off Tearcoat Road in Alcolu after hunters called 911 on Sunday. The remains will be sent to the Medical University of South Carolina this week for autopsy.

UPDATE (11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014):

Cadaver dog searching for remains

UPDATE (1:33 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014):

Sheriff’s Office sends for dental records of Claretha Epps McLeod


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