Sumter coroner releases identities of men killed in Sumter wreck

Posted by | July 24, 2014 8:54 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSUMTER – The 28-year-old Manning man killed in a wreck on Poole Road in Sumter Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said James Patrick Mims of Manning died at the scene from injuries received in a vehicle wreck. Paul Randall Haley of North Charleston was also killed. A third man is currently in a Columbia hospital with injuries from the wreck.

The S.C. Highway Patrol said the men were riding in a truck traveling north on Poole Road, near the Sumter-Clarendon line, when the driver lost control and overcorrected. The truck rolled over and later burst … Read the rest

Manning man killed in Sumter wreck

Posted by | July 24, 2014 8:38 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolA 28-year-old Manning man died Wednesday in a wreck that also killed a North Charleston man and sent another man to a Columbia hospital with several injuries.

The Sumter County Coroner has not released the identities of the deceased yet. According to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in the 1400 block of Poole Road about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. One man was ejected from the vehicle, while the other was severely burned. Sumter Coroner Harvin Bullock said he would need to notify families before releasing the names. will have an update when it becomes available.

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Manning native Lampkin gives back to community

Posted by | July 23, 2014 9:31 pm

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The Jeffrey and Harriet Lampkin Summer Arts Institute packed Williams Chapel AME Church Wednesday night to showcase local talent.

Jeffrey Lampkin gained a national audience a few years ago from his widely acclaimed performance on “American Idol.”  He currently hosts “The Jeffrey Lampkin Show” on WACH FOX 57, which airs at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays.

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Job fair draws large crowd

Posted by | July 23, 2014 4:30 pm

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Sheryl Medvedeff, in purple, fills out jobs applications Wednesday morning at a job fair in Summerton.

Three years ago, Sheryl Medvedeff moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Clarendon County.

A 10-year stint with a debt collection business ended when the firm shut down, so she got a similar job in the medical field. Then she was laid off.

“There’s nothing happening in Maryland anymore,” the 45-year-old said, so she moved south to be with her family. “If I can just get my foot in the door, I can show them what skills I have. Until then, I’m filling out applications.”

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Sign up for British Soccer Camp

Posted by | July 23, 2014 3:58 pm

soccerThe Clarendon County Recreation Department and Challenger Sports will hold the annual British Soccer Camp from July 28 through Aug. 1. Age groups, times and prices include: Ages 3-4 – 8-9 a.m.; $75. Ages 4-5 – 8-9:30 a.m.; $100. Ages 6-9 – 9 a.m. to noon; $123. Ages 10-16 – 9 a.m. to noon; $123. Goalie camp will be held for ages 9-16 from 1-3 p.m. daily during the camp. Cost is $45. For more information, or to sign up, visit

Manning Times Koozie Kontest: Cynthia Bradham

Posted by | July 23, 2014 3:43 pm

koozie-kontest_cynthia-bradhamCynthia Bradham of Manning sent us this picture using a koozie bought at The Manning Times. The koozies, which feature the Manning Times on one side and Subway of Manning on the other, are available at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, for $1 each.

Purchase one, take a unique picture with it, and send to, and we will post it on our website. We will then share it to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES (NOT LIKES or VIEWS) on Facebook will be our winner. The prize is a YETI Cooler.

Coast Guard Auxiliary helps keep lake life safe

Posted by | July 23, 2014 2:06 pm

ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMES Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-1 vessel examiner Ron Cunningham, right, goes over checkpoints with Sue Carty near Wyboo recently.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-1 vessel examiner Ron Cunningham, right, goes over checkpoints with Sue Carty near Wyboo recently.

LAKE MARION – Ron Cunningham’s golf cart isn’t hard to miss around the inlets of Lake Marion near his home on Lake Arbu Drive in Wyboo.

He has an American flag on one side and a Pittsburgh Steelers flag on the other.

The Pennsylvania native came to South Carolina a little more than five years ago, and he’s been one of the go-to guys from Flotilla 12 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary around the lake for … Read the rest

30 percent chance of showers, thunderstorms

Posted by | July 23, 2014 10:42 am

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It’s going to be a hot one.

According to the National Weather Service, heat index values today could reach 102. If it rains, it will likely happen after 4 p.m.. Winds out of the southwest will reach 5 to 7 mph. Temperatures tonight will dip to the low 70s under partly cloudy skies.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 23, 2014 8:16 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. today 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.

Protect your child in the sun

Posted by | July 23, 2014 5:23 am

dr. keithWith many families enjoying and participating in outdoor summer activities, it is important to take the appropriate precautions to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the sun. Although we all need some sun exposure to provide Vitamin D which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger and healthier bones it doesn’t take a lot of time in the sun to reap this benefit.

The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes. It may, however, take up to 12 hours to see the full effect of these rays on … Read the rest

District 5 results: No clear winner … yet

Posted by | July 22, 2014 8:08 pm

candidatesWhile Julius Dukes Sr. is currently in the lead in Tuesday’s runoff for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council with 48 votes, Gloria Frierson is behind just a single vote.

And the two challenged votes to be counted Thursday by the city Election Commission could change all that.

The commission – Chairwoman Bea Simon and members Margaret Walker and J. Wilder – will meet 10 a.m. Thursday to check those votes and certify the final results.


Dukes 48, Frierson 47

Posted by | July 22, 2014 7:40 pm

With all votes counted, Julius Dukes is winning the District 5 seat on City Council by one vote. He garnered 48 votes to Frierson’s 47.

Election officials have not yet confirmed the results or a clear winner. State law requires an automatic recount if the results are within 1 percent range.

There is currently a discrepancy in the numbers. will update as soon as possible.

Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott

Posted by | July 22, 2014 6:35 pm

Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott, 91, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.

Born May 15, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Johnson and Madell Bagnal Johnson. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine (Jim) Farmer of Alabama; a son, Norwood (Marilyn) Williams of Manning; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas David Williams.

A funeral service for Susie Mae Johnson Williams Mellott will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, … Read the rest

CCSO seeking seven on drug charges

Posted by | July 22, 2014 6:12 pm

Ricky Coard

Ricky Coard

Seven Clarendon County men are currently wanted by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges.

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Leroy Mack

Maj. Kipp Coker said Tuesday that six men were arrested in what he called a “round-up” of various individuals who had made drug buys or sales to undercover deputies. He said the following seven men are wanted as a result of the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (803) 435-4414.

Ricky Coard of 4509 Reverend J.W. Carter Road in Manning is wanted for two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, third offense, and one count each of … Read the rest

Six arrested in sheriff’s office drug round-up

Posted by | July 22, 2014 5:57 pm

Joe Tajharey Natron McFadden

Joe Tajharey Natron McFadden

The Clarendon County Narcotics Unit has arrested six Clarendon County men for various drug charges.

Capt. Ricky Richards said Tuesday that the men were essentially part of a “round-up” performed by deputies in the last few days. Those charged included:

Jaquan Quzack

Jaquan Quzack

Joe Tajharey Natron McFadden of 25 Starks Drive in Summerton with trafficking in crack cocaine, second offense, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, first offense, possession of a weapon with the serial number removed and resisting arrest;

Jaquan Edmundson Quzack of 17 Dukes St. in Summerton for four counts each of distribution of crack … Read the rest

Two wrecks on S.C. 261

Posted by | July 22, 2014 5:06 pm

The S.C. Highway Patrol is currently responding to two wrecks on S.C. 261, one with injuries.

The first happened about 4:39 p.m. in front of Shoney’s on Paxville Highway. Reports indicate there are injuries, but do not say to what extent.

The second wreck happened about 4:55 p.m. near the intersection of Greeleyville Highway and Poston Lane. This one has no injuries.


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