Sheriff’s Office seeking help in finding cart, thief

Posted by | March 12, 2019 11:38 am

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out for the public’s help in locating a golf cart stolen in the late evening hours of March 3h
SHeriff Tim Baxley said in a post on social media that the 2017 red Polaris Razor Side-by-Side was taken from the 1100 block of Keels Road in the Pinewood area of Clarendon County.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414. Callers may remain anonymous.


Good idea to leave some standing dead trees

Posted by | March 12, 2019 7:30 am

PHILLIP JONES / SCDNR
Snags provide secure homes for many kinds of animals and a virtual smorgasbord of insect food. Downy, hairy, red-bellied, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers all feed heavily on wood-boring larvae of beetles and other insects and invertebrates found in snags.

By JOHNNY STOWE
SC Department of Natural Resources

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but they are valuable components of wildlife habitat and are frequently in short supply. They can even be the key limiting factor in a wildlife population.
Snags provide secure homes for many kinds of animals and a virtual smorgasbord of insect food. Downy, hairy, red-bellied, pileated and red-headed woodpeckers all feed heavily on wood-boring larvae of beetles and other insects and invertebrates found in snags. And cavities in snags are the original, natural wood duck nesting “box.” As important as … Read the rest


Swampcats defeat Pinewood Prep

Posted by | March 12, 2019 5:41 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team completed a series sweep against Pinewood Prep on Saturday afternoon.
Aaron Carlton showed timely hitting, driving in five on three hits to lead the Swampcats past Pinewood Prep by a score of 11-1. Carlton drove in runs on a sacrifice fly in the first, a home run in the second,and a single in the sixth.
LMA grabbed an early lead. The Swampcats scored on a sacrifice fly by Carlton in the first inning; a single by Brewer Brunson in the second inning; a single by Burgess Jordan in the second inning; and a … Read the rest



Swampcats defeat Pinewood Prep

Posted by | March 12, 2019 3:59 am

Despite allowing four runs in the fourth inning of its game against Pinewood Prep, the Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team defeated the Lowcountry school Friday by a final score of 9-5.
Trey Blume, Caleb Thompson, Noah Cadiz and Tyler Evans each had RBIs in the frame.
The Swampcats got things moving in the first inning, when Aaron Carlton singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
LMA tallied six runs in the third inning. The Swampcats’ offense in the inning was led by Carlton, Britton Morris, Andrew Boyd, Chase Lee and Seth Stamps, who all knocked in runs in … Read the rest


Today in History: March 12

Posted by | March 12, 2019 3:22 am

538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius
1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
1622 – Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
1811 – Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard … Read the rest


Overnight Weather

Posted by | March 11, 2019 11:28 pm

A slight chance of showers before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20.



Obituary: Joan Anne Dugan

Posted by | March 11, 2019 9:09 pm

Joan Anne Dugan, 80, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home.

Born December 12, 1938, in Verplanks, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Dugan and the late Loriene Mackey Dugan. She was a retired sales clerk with B-Mart in Manning.

She is survived by three daughters, Michele Anne Williams and Pamela Hutson (Danny), both of Manning and Susan Borges (Richard) of Florence; a son, David Williams of Manning; a brother, Vincent Dugan (Roberta) of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Read the rest



Obituary: Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser

Posted by | March 11, 2019 8:07 am

Barbara Marie Lempka Bleser, 80, wife of W. Ross Bleser, died Saturday, March 09, 2019, at The Gardens in Sumter.

   Born May 17, 1938, in Goshen, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frank Leo Lempka, Sr. and the late Kathryn Heater Lempka.

   She is survived by her husband of Manning; two sons, Michael Ross Bleser of the Philippines and Robin Mark Bleser of Warwick, New York; a daughter, Lisa Marie Weimer (Michael) of Middletown, New York; a brother, Daniel Lempka (Sabina) of Durlandville, New York; two sisters, Kathryn Slesinski of Goshen, New York and Carole Slover (George) Read the rest


Obituary: Joseph Cantey Elliot Sr.

Posted by | March 11, 2019 8:04 am

   Joseph Cantey Elliott, Sr., 79, widower of Frances Horton Elliott, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home.

   Born January 22, 1940, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Robert Venning and the late Julia Anderson Cantey Elliott.

   Mr. Elliott graduated from Summerton High School and the University of South Carolina.  He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Appalachian State University and did post-graduate work at other schools. He was by profession a school administrator, serving as a principal at Ninety Six Elementary School, Estill Elementary School, District Personnel Director, Estill, and Headmaster at Bowman Read the rest


Monarch’s coach resigns

Posted by | March 11, 2019 7:49 am

On March 8, it was announced that Keith West was resigning as a football coach for Monarch’s. He was also an athletic director for that team for three years. Read the full story in the March 14 edition of The Manning Times.


Manning native awarded FMU’s Young Alumnus Award

Posted by | March 9, 2019 7:30 pm

Francis Marion University honored W.R. “Cody” Simpson, III (’13, ’17) as the Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus Award on Thursday, February 28th, at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.

Simpson grew up on his family’s farm in the Home Branch Community of Clarendon County and is a 2009 graduate of Clarendon Hall School.

Simpson graduated from Francis Marion with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in business administration. Simpson is the Special Assistant to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

At FMU, Simpson was elected to two terms

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Parade in Summerton

Posted by | March 9, 2019 6:43 am

On March 8 there was a small, but inviting parade in Summerton, S.C. on the Main Street. You can catch up on more story in the Thursday’s newspaper.



Man arrested at Tractor Supply on multiple charges

Posted by | March 8, 2019 6:15 pm

Sherman Green, 27, was arrested on March 6, 2019, at Tractor Supply in Manning. Green had allegedly been harassing and threatening a Tractor Supply employee on previous occasions. As a result, a warrant had been issued for Green.

While Manning Police Officers were at Tractor Supply on March 6 handling an unrelated minor shoplifting incident, Green again entered the store and walked around. Officers recognized Green and quickly ensured exits were blocked before approaching Green.

As Green moved toward the front of the store, he was stopped by law enforcement officers and told there was a warrant, and he was Read the rest


Arrests made in $20,000 theft

Posted by | March 8, 2019 5:32 pm

During the late evening hours on February 19, 2019, a break-in occurred at a vehicle shop on Hwy. 260. The incident was reported to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on February 20, 2019, when the victim arrived at the location.  Upon arrival, the victim noticed a broken window and a rear garage door opened halfway where entry was made. Miscellaneous items valued at over $20,000.00 were stolen from the location.

These items included a 1950 Coca-Cola button, a Hilti hammer drill, a red Lincoln 125 welder, a Miller 185 welder, a Miller Spectrum 375 plasma cutter, a Hitachi nail gun, … Read the rest


March Clarendon County Council meeting agenda

Posted by | March 8, 2019 5:00 pm

Clarendon County Council Agenda

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

Clarendon School District III, 1177 Atkinson St., Turbeville

  1. Introductory Remarks
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Agenda
    1. March 11, 2019, Regular Council Meeting Agenda
  5. Approval of Minutes
    1. Minutes for the Regular Council Meeting, which was held on Monday, February 11, 2019
  6. Library Board Presentation
    1. Update about the library projects/services
  7. Request from NAACP Willie Briggs
  8. Mutual Aid Agreement
    1. Mutual Aid Agreement made between Clarendon County and the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department
  9. Ordinance 2019-01
    1. Ordinance 2019-01 — AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF CLARENDON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA TO
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Kenny Cetera brings his Chicago Experience to the Sumter Opera House

Posted by | March 8, 2019 4:00 pm

SUMTER, SC – Kenny Cetera, brother of iconic Chicago lead singer Peter Cetera, is bringing his hand-clapping, toe-tapping Chicago Experience show to the Sumter Opera House as part of this season’s Main Stage Series on March 15 at 7:30 pm.

Chicago actually formed in the late 1960s, but it was during the 1970s when the group skyrocketed to worldwide fame following hits such as “If You Leave Me Now,” which was written by Peter Cetera.

In 1983, the group recruited Kenny to sing background vocals in the studio, on its epic Chicago 17 record, still the group’s greatest selling album … Read the rest


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