Man injured in wreck recovering in Columbia hospital

Posted by | May 30, 2014 3:03 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon that an elderly man injured in a vehicle wreck on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning early Thursday afternoon is recovering in a Columbia hospital.

The man was driving a 2013 Ford Taurus and was hit from behind by a truck of unknown make and model. The truck’s driver was ticketed for “driving too fast for conditions.”

Lance Cpl. David Jones said the elderly man, whose identity was not disclosed, is recovering at Palmetto Health Richland with non-life threatening injuries.


Clarendon GOP to hold special meeting tonight

Posted by | May 30, 2014 2:40 pm

clarendon GOPThe Clarendon County GOP will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. today at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner provided by ladies of the church will be served at 6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted to help the ladies with the costs for these meals. Childcare is also provided for young ones.

Speakers will include S.C. Adj. Gen. Bob Livingston; S.C. Comptroller Gen. Richard Eckstrom; Lt. Governor candidates Pat McKinney and Mike Campbell; Superintendent of Education candidates Gary Burgess and Meka Childs; 6th District Congressional candidate Leon Winn; … Read the rest

Helen Metropol Katsos

Posted by | May 30, 2014 2:33 pm


Helen Metropol Katsos

Helen Metropol Katsos, 92 ,widow of John Katsos, died Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Born in 1922 in the Metropol family home on Brooks Street, she was the eldest daughter of Greek immigrants Jack and Jennie Metropol. She was known by many titles, including Mom, Yiayia, Thea Eleni and Miss Helen, just to name a few.

She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Columbia. Everyone knew Miss Helen: She was the face that greeted you at the Central Coffee Shop in Manning with a cup of coffee, alongside her brothers, who ran the … Read the rest

Progress Edition: Gibson Floral Cart

Posted by | May 30, 2014 1:26 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Manning Times will be posting stories from its first Progress Edition throughout the next several days.

gibsonfloral3Susie Gibson worked for many years with other florists before opening Gibson Floral Cart in 1991. These days, she operates the business with her son, Derek, who does balloon art, designs and arrangements at the business.

“I felt I was experienced enough in flowers to go and start my own business in 1991,” Susie Gibson said. “For many years I worked with a florist. It helped me gain a lot of knowledge about the floral industry.”

Gibson Floral Cart was not … Read the rest

Clarendon soaked from Thursday night rain — more showers possible today

Posted by | May 30, 2014 12:00 pm

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A hard rain fell.

According to Jeff Linton, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Columbia, rain totals varied from 1 to 4 inches for the 24 hour period ending at 7 a.m. today, with most of the rain falling during last night’s inundation. About 3.3 miles northwest of Manning, 3.53 inches of rain fell; about 8.2 miles south of Manning, 3 inches were recorded; Summerton saw 2.4 inches of rain.

The Winters Hill Road area totaled 2.7 inches and the Live Oak area saw 5 inches of rain.

Today’s forecast calls for a slight chance of showers and … Read the rest

Clemson names five Clarendon natives to Dean’s List

Posted by | May 30, 2014 11:29 am

clemsonuniversityclawlogoFive Clarendon County natives have been named to Clemson University’s Spring 2014 Dean’s List. To be eligible, students must achieve between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA.

Students named to the list included Mary Margaret Brown of Alcolu; Reena Gonzales Garma of Manning; Mary Katelyn Carlisle of Pinewood; Roy Edwin Belser Jr. of Summerton; and Caroline Elizabeth Weaver of Turbeville. Brown is majoring in civil engineering; Garma is majoring in nursing; Carlisle is majoring in biological sciences; Belser is majoring in wildlife and fisheries biology; and Weaver is majoring in graphic communications.



Clemson names three Clarendon natives to President’s List

Posted by | May 30, 2014 10:49 am

clemsonuniversityclawlogoThree Clarendon County natives have been named to the Clemson University Spring 2014 President’s List.

Stephen Lewis Patrick of Gable, Kelsey Ann Carlisle of Pinewood and Whitney Renea Thigpen of Turbeville all achieved a 4.0 GPA to be named to the list. Patrick is majoring in biochemistry; Carlisle is majoring in biological science; and Thigpen is majoring in health sciences.


UPDATE: Manning-Santee game postponed

Posted by | May 29, 2014 9:06 pm

The Manning-Santee baseball game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Post 68 was up 4-0 on the P-15’s after three innings before the game was delayed and eventually postponed.

The game will resume on June 8.

Manning-Santee up early

Posted by | May 29, 2014 8:15 pm

The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team got up 4-0 early in the game tonight against the Sumter P-15’s, but lighting has delayed play. Check back with Manning Live for updates.

Johnson arrested

Posted by | May 29, 2014 5:57 pm

A Sunmerton man wanted for a double shooting has turned himself in, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Marco Javon Johnson will be charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Alleged shooter driving black Dodge Avenger

Posted by | May 29, 2014 5:22 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office says a man wanted for a double shooting in Davis Station is driving a black Dodge Avenger bearing a S.C. plate with the number KFX395. Marco J. Johnson is described as a black male who is about 172 pounds and 6-feet, 3-inches tall. His last known address was 3220 Wash Davis Road in Summerton.

If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, they are asked to call 911 or (803) 435-4414.


Manning Santee lose second game in series

Posted by | May 29, 2014 2:51 pm

SUMTER— The Manning-Santee American Legion baseball team lost 5-4 to the Sumter P-15’s Wednesday.

Manning was down 4-2 when J.T. Eppeley brought in two runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning.

The P-15’s countered quickly. With one out Phillip Watcher reached base on four balls. After a Jacob Watcher base hit to right field P. Watcher advanced to third base. A fielder’s choice took J. Watcher off the bases and put Charlie Barnes on first. The P-15’s then deployed a double steal to score the go ahead run.

The two teams will meet at 7:30 … Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office seeks double shooting suspect

Posted by | May 29, 2014 1:40 pm


Marco Javon Johnson

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking a Summerton man deputies believe shot two men at a Davis Station nightclub late Wednesday night.

Marco Javon Johnson is wanted on two warrants of attempted murder. Maj. Kipp Coker with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that deputies entered Damien’s Club in Davis Station about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the club’s bartender slumped over with blood coming from his mouth and his chest.

“He was shot in the chest and face, and he was flown to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence,” Coker said. “He is … Read the rest

Clarendon 2 holds athletic banquet

Posted by | May 29, 2014 12:41 pm

Clarendon School District 2 held its 2013-14 Spring Athletic Awards Banquet on Tuesday night at Manning Junior High School.

The banquet honored student athletes from track; junior high JV and varsity cheerleading; JV and varsity softball; golf; tennis; soccer; JV and varsity baseball; and junior high, JV and varsity basketball. Every athlete was recognized for participation, while individual awards were given in each sport for academics, sportsmanship, leadership and play. More than 550 people attended, including coaches, volunteers, school administrators, the athletes and their families.

Lorena and Kenny Powers prepared the food, and the event was funded by the Manning … Read the rest

James DeBerry Snyder Sr.

Posted by | May 29, 2014 8:00 am

JamesSnyderJames DeBerry Snyder, Sr., 92, widower of Iro Kirby Snyder, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at his home.

Born May 15, 1922, in Manning, he was a son of the late William Thomas Snyder and Dora DeBerry Snyder.He served in World War II in the 35th Infantry as a personnel record clerk for officers and enlisted men.His rank was technical sergeant.He was a retired parts manager for Santee Motor Company, and was a member of Manning United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James D. (Donna) Snyder Jr. of Kingstree and Thomas Pickett Snyder of Manning; three daughters, Katherine … Read the rest

Prothro dealership wins awards

Posted by | May 28, 2014 8:45 pm


A local dealership has just been singled out for their high marks.

Prothro Chevrolet-Buick-GMC recently received the GMC and Chevrolet Mark of Excellence Awards for 2013.

“We’re humbled by it,” said Pro Prothro, used car manager. “It’s an honor. We’re very proud to receive it. We work very hard in customer retention and customer loyalty, and that’s the hardest part — the hardest part is keeping the customer happy and that’s what these signify.”

Prothro’s father Lannes and uncle William own the dealership, which has been in business since 1926.

“We’ve been here for 88 years and we’ve never charged … Read the rest


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