MPD releases image of suspect’s truck

Posted by | November 4, 2017 6:33 pm

Chief Blair Shaffer said a man who allegedly touched a 9-year-old girl twice on her buttocks in Walmart Saturday morning proceeded to leave the store in this vehicle, which was caught on surveillance. Shaffer said the vehicle appears to be a silver or gray pickup truck. He said earlier Saturday that the man approached the young girl about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and allegedly touched her inappropriately. The girl then told her great-grandmother, who approached the man before notifying authorities.

CCFD, EMS responding to wreck with injuries

Posted by | November 4, 2017 6:26 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department and McLeod Health Clarendon EMS are currently responding to a wreck at Greeleyville Highway and Hoffman Drive in Manning. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, there are injuries in the wreck. will have an update if injuries are life-threatening or fatal.

Police looking for man accused of inappropriately touching 9-year-old girl

Posted by | November 4, 2017 5:02 pm

The Manning Police Department is currently looking for the man pictured here. Chief Blair Shaffer said the man allegedly walked up to a 9-year-old girl in Walmart about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and grabbed her twice on the buttocks. “He didn’t say anything to her,” Shafer said. “The girl told her great-grandmother, who approached him.” The woman told police that he denied doing anything and left the store. “We are trying to verify a vehicle that he got in,” Shaffer said. will have more information when it is available. If you have any information regarding this man’s identity, please call… Read the rest

Guest Opinion: Transparency is under the rug

Posted by | November 4, 2017 3:18 pm

Police across South Carolina and America have spent millions of dollars on officer body cameras. But The New York Times just reported that a rigorous study released last week shows that these cameras have almost no effect on officer behavior. The 18-month study of more than 2,000 police officers in Washington found that officers equipped with cameras used force and prompted civilian complaints at about the same rate as those who did not have them, the Times reported. They reported that “Though body cameras are now in greater use, their purpose is often left undefined, raising thorny questions about surveillance,… Read the rest

Saturday Spotlight: Paramedic and Firefighter Crystal M. Miller

Posted by | November 4, 2017 1:52 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the sixth in a series of profiles that will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times. A 1994 graduate of East Clarendon High School, Crystal M. Miller grew up in Turbeville and could never consider anywhere other than Clarendon County to be her home. She began her career as a first responder with the Turbeville Rescue Squad and A&A EMS as a basic emergency medical technician. WHAT… Read the rest

Mazell Gibson Cain

Posted by | November 4, 2017 8:34 am

Mother Mazell “Nell” Gibson Cain, 92, wife of Eddie L. Cain, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 1285 Pearson Road in Manning, with Elder Sampson Person, pastor, officiating, assisted by Apostle Dr. Gwendolyn C. Taylor, who will provide the eulogy. Burial will follow at the Ivory Cemetery on L&H Pearson Road in Davis Station. The family will receive friends at the home, 1976 MW Rickenbaker Road in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Pet of the Day: Cayden

Posted by | November 4, 2017 5:29 am

Cayden is an 8-month-old bulldog mix weighing about 20 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heart worms. Cayden loves attention and plays wonderfully with other dogs. He is perfect for kids! If you think this sweet boy is the match for you and your family, please stop by A Second Chance Animal Shelter to fill out an application or get pre-approved by submitting your adoption application online at

Mary Moses Blanding

Posted by | November 4, 2017 2:40 am

Mary Moses Blanding, 92, widow of Harvey Blanding, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Cypress Fork AME Church in Alcolu, with the Rev. Melisa Harvin, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Dr. Leroy Green providing eulogy, and the Rev. Dr. George Hicks, the Rev. Jimmy McFadden, the Rev. Benny McCants and Brother Halbert Tucker assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Today in History: Nov. 4

Posted by | November 4, 2017 12:00 am

1429 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier. 1501 – Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII’s first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother – they would later marry. 1576 – Eighty Years’ War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed). 1677 – The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary. 1737 – The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated. 1780 – The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins. 1783 – Wolfgang… Read the rest

Final: Saints

Posted by | November 3, 2017 10:15 pm

Clarendon Hall won the first game of the playoffs against Richard Winn Academy on Friday night. The final score was 29-28.

Final: Monarchs

Posted by | November 3, 2017 10:02 pm

Manning High came up short in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night, falling 23-18 against Wade-Hampton.

Update: Monarchs

Posted by | November 3, 2017 9:01 pm

The second half of the Monarchs’ game against Wade Hampton began with Dejaun Wilson running a near 70-yard touchdown to bring the Monarchs to 12-9 over WH.

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