STRANGER THAN FICTION: Real reports from our law enforcement agencies

Posted by | February 4, 2014 4:18 pm

stranger than fictionA small Christmas tree was apparently the only thing an unknown suspect wanted from three storage units he/she allegedly broke the locks to between 2:12 and 3:12 p.m. Jan. 20. The units’ 58-year-old owner told police that the building closest to her home in the 1200 block of Charles Drive in Manning had only a Christmas tree valued at about $25 taken from it.


SNOW DAYS: Paul Cantey

Posted by | February 4, 2014 3:40 pm

electric_pole_workerTime Warner Cable Employee Paul Cantey works on some lines last week after snow blanketed the Manning area.

Photo courtesy of Manning Mayor Julia Nelson.


Posted by | February 4, 2014 10:59 am

New-DoctorClarendon Health System announced last week that Dr. Julie A. Mullins is now seeing patients at Palmetto’s Women’s Healthcare. 


Posted by | February 4, 2014 10:33 am

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Russell Benson Elmore Sr., 69, husband of Stella Pack Elmore, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home.


Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Theo “Buster” Elmore Sr., Mae Boykin Elmore and Pauline B. Elmore.


He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where he served as an active deacon and a former Sunday school teacher. He retired as the director of Sumter County EMS. He was also a member of the Sumter Optimist Club.


Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include two sons, Russell B. (Anna) Elmore Jr. of Dalzell and Steven … Read the rest


Posted by | February 4, 2014 10:20 am

ASK_A_DEPUTYClarendon County Sheriffs Office Criminal Domestic Violence Inv. Danny Graham has an introductory column in the Feb. 6 edition of The Manning Times.


Posted by | February 4, 2014 9:55 am

The Santee Steward Board of Historic Santee AME Church will sponsor a Pre-Valentine Affair at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Scott’s Branch High School faceteria on Alex Harvin Highway outside of Summerton. There will be door prizes. For more information, call Deloris Israel at (803) 478-7814.

SNOW DAYS: Ann Driggers’ bird-feeder

Posted by | February 3, 2014 2:27 pm

READY_BIRD_FEEDERA bird-feeder made by Ann Driggers’ son is covered in snow and icicles last week during the wintry weather that hit Manning and the surrounding areas near Clarendon County.


Posted by | February 3, 2014 2:03 pm

GABLE – Billie Jennings Hawkes Nalley, 70, wife of Eugene E. Nalley Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at her home.


Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the Rev. Robert J. “Bob” Hawkes and the late Margaret Burton Hawkes. She was a member of Harmony Church, and was previously employed at Emory University and Cheraw and Sumter schools.


Survivors besides her husband of 52 years include three children, Celeste (Stephen) Whiteley of Gable, Robbie (Deanna) Nalley of Gable and Angie (Jay) Bruner of Summerton; eight grandchildren, Casey (Tawny) Freeman, Tara Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Darah Whiteley, Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 11:22 am

grief_for_web_4SUMTER – Daniel “Danny” Lee Bonnette, 61, husband of Rhonda Amerson Bonnette, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Elliott Bonnette, Pauline Baker Elmore and Theo E. “Buster” Elmore Sr.

He was employed by Apex Tool Group for 37 years. He was a graduate of Edmunds High School and a 1975 graduate of Clemson University, where he was a member of the Iota Lambda Sigma Honors Fraternity. He was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and loved golf. He had an infectious laugh Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 11:11 am

READY_Nelson-GreeneSUMMERTON – Nelson Ronald Greene, 77, husband of 53 years to Eleanor Creighton “Snooky” Greene, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Born Aug. 1, 1936, in Asheville, N.C. he was a son of the late Ronald and Louise Arbgost Greene. He attended Belmont Abby College and the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the swim and football teams.

He spent his career in the tire business. He loved hunting in Manning as a young boy. He retired to the area in 1999 and continued to enjoy his interests, which included hunting, fishing, Read the rest


Posted by | February 3, 2014 10:47 am

relay_kickoff_13 The Manning High School FFA served food and helped decorate for the Clarendon County 2014 Relay for Life Kick-off on Jan. 27 at Manning United Methodist Church. See the Feb. 6 edition of The Manning Times for more.


Posted by | February 3, 2014 9:28 am


Floyd L. Ethridge, 70, husband of Hilda Bullock Ethridge, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.


Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Alton “Red” and Gertrude Mitchum Ethridge. He was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was formerly employed at Bendix and Martin Color-Fi.


Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Tracy Ethridge, Vicky Ethridge and Amanda Baker; a special son, Tim Ethridge; five grandchildren, Sam Ethridge, Ben Ethridge, Rebecca Ethridge, Michael C. “Chad” Avin Jr. and Nicky Singleton; … Read the rest

SNOW DAYS: Miranda Price, 4.

Posted by | February 3, 2014 7:24 am

MIRANDA_PRICE_AND_PUP_PUPMiranda Price, 4, attempts a snow angel at her home in Sumter while her 2-year-old dog, Pup Pup, attempts to help her up. She is the daughter of Jim and Holly Price, who works as a Clarendon County probation agent.


Posted by | February 3, 2014 7:03 am


grief_for_web_2Bernard S. Tobiassen, husband of Patricia Sullivan Cavanagh, of Plummer Circle and a longtime former resident of Saugerties, N.Y., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Covenant Place in Sumter.


Born Aug. 17, 1935, in New York City, he was a son of the late Severin B. and Virginia Cook Tobiassen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 to 1960 and again from 1961 to 1962. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.


For many years he trained bird dogs and competed with them in field trials, winning many trophies and championships. He … Read the rest


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