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Community Unity Rally to honor slain North Carolina man

Posted by | May 24, 2014 7:39 am

The parents of Johnte Shaheed Holladay have come together with other Summerton residents to hold a Community Unity Rally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Wausau Park in Summerton. There will be speakers and free food, along with a clothes give-away. For more information, call (803) 435-2939 or (580) 574-7637.

Minor damage, golfball-sized hail reported last night

Posted by | May 24, 2014 6:57 am

Last night’s severe thunderstorm brought golfball-sized hail and minor damage to parts of Clarendon County, according to emergency officials. Trees were reported down on Alex Harvin Highway and other major thoroughfares, blocking the roadways in many places. One tree reportedly caught fire on Old Georgetown Road. If you have any pictures of damage at your house or in your neighborhood, send them to editorial@manninglive.com.


No state championship for Lady Wolverines

Posted by | May 23, 2014 9:36 pm

eastclarendoninitialsThe East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines couldn’t put out a win in Game 3 of the state championship series in Lexington on Friday night. Dixie High School was victorious, scoring 12-0 against the Lady Wolverines.

Thunderstorm with hail heading for parts of Clarendon County

Posted by | May 23, 2014 8:52 pm

severe-thunderstorm-warningThe National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Clarendon County. A source in Sumter tells Manninglive.com that heavy hail just went through his neighborhood near Sumter High School in Sumter. The National Weather Service reported the storm is moving East Southeast.


Weather delay for Lady Wolverines game

Posted by | May 23, 2014 8:30 pm

eastclarendoninitialsThe Lady Wolverines were down 3-0 against Dixie High School after the fourth inning of the state championship series in Lexington before a 30-minute weather delay was called just moments ago. Parent Susan Anderson reports strong winds, but no rain.

Three vying for late Witherspoon’s City Council seat

Posted by | May 23, 2014 2:13 pm

MANNING-SEALGloria J. Frierson, W. Louis Griffith and Julius Dukes Jr. have filed to run for the District 5 seat on Manning City Council that was held by Councilman Gregory Witherspoon.

Witherspoon died March 20, 2014, while in office and while also running unopposed in the city’s April 8 election. His seat became vacant after the election, according to Mary Adger.

A non-partisan election will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 at Manning No. 2 (The Cypress Center); Manning No. 3 (Woodmen of the World); and Manning No. 4 (Manning Fire Department).


Pinewood woman charged over alleged sexual contact with step-daughter

Posted by | May 23, 2014 12:14 pm

tina-bakerA 32-year-old Pinewood woman has posted a $20,000 surety bond to gain release from the Clarendon County Detention Center as of May 14. Tina B. Baker of 5566 Bacon Hill Road in Pinewood is accused of assaulting her now-16 year old stepdaughter from Feb. 1, 2014, through April 13, 2014, when a complaint was filed with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department.

Warrants were filed against Baker, charging her with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, on May 14, and she obtained her release that day through the bond. The victim told deputies that Baker “had been touching her (in private … Read the rest

John Ruford Horn

Posted by | May 23, 2014 8:04 am

John-HornJohn Ruford Horn, age 82 of Manning, SC, formerly of Tazewell, Va., a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, May 7, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Florence.

Born March 10, 1932 in Blackie, W.Va., he was a son of the late Jess and Barbara Horn Thompson. He retired as a coal miner after 26 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Horn Jr.; a sister, Edna Vincent; and a brother, Earnest Horn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy Carol Childress Horn whom … Read the rest

Tim O’Neill

Posted by | May 22, 2014 8:15 pm

SUMMERTON – Tim O’Neill, 60, husband of Donna Tobin O’Neill, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Tim-O'NeillBorn Jan. 26, 1954, in New York City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Grover O’Neill Jr. and Kathryn Dunston O’Neill. He was a retired economist and a member of Santee National Golf Course.

Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include a daughter, Eliza O’Neill Sommerville (Gavin) of South Salem, N.Y.; a son, William O’Neill of San Francisco, Calif.; a step-mother, Elizabeth O’Neill of New York; two grandchildren, Marilyn and Cormac Sommerville, both of South Salem; and a sister, … Read the rest

Turbeville SMC spaghetti supper for teen missions

Posted by | May 22, 2014 2:11 pm

Turbeville Southern Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti supper, with pick-up plates only, from 6-7 p.m. today in the church’s fellowship hall. It is a fundraiser for Annabelle Lane, who is traveling with Teen Missions International in five weeks to Malawi on the African continent. She will be gone about six weeks, mom Mary Evans Lane said. Spaghetti plates are $7 each.


FBI seeks possible victims of alleged predator

Posted by | May 22, 2014 2:06 pm

The FBI wants to locate possible victims of an alleged sexual predator who once lived in the Midlands and is accused of drugging, molesting, raping and photographing girls.


Matthew John Coniglio

Matthew John Coniglio, 46, will not have to face his accusers, however; he killed himself in a Savannah, Ga., jail on April 10, just 10 days after being arrested on charges of child pornography, according to the FBI.

The Charlotte Observer reported Coniglio allegedly possessed more than 50,000 images and videos depicting children in sexual acts, with some victims as young as 8 years old. The FBI reported Coniglio … Read the rest

Migrant Head Start enrolling children

Posted by | May 22, 2014 12:04 pm

migrant head startEast Coast Migrant Head Start is enrolling children between the ages of six weeks and 5, from families who work in agriculture, have moved in the last 24 months for the purpose of working in agriculture and/or who have children with disabilities.

For more information, call the Manning Migrant Head Start Center at (803) 435-8427.

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