Lake Marion bridge is critical to I-95 traffic flow

Posted by | July 20, 2018 1:14 pm

I’ve become increasingly concerned about the number of deaths that occur at or near the top of the I-95 bridge crossing Lake Marion. The recent death of a Summerton policeman underscores the public danger impacting both Clarendon and Orangeburg counties.The SCDOT has the fatalities records for this segment of the I-95 corridor. When an accident occurs not only is the driver usually killed, but the first responders, EMS, law enforcement and other drivers are immediately put at risk. Suggestion: put cameras at the top of both bridges that can view at least a mile or two both ways. Install signage… Read the rest


Update on Coroner Bucky Mock’s lawsuit

Posted by | July 20, 2018 10:57 am

Defendant LaNette Samuels-Cooper’s attorney filed a despositive motion last night based on the grounds of statute 7-17-530, 560, and 520. He states the plaintiff failed to exhaust administrative remedies that were available. Coroner Bucky Mock did not file a formal protest with the Democratic Party by noon on the Monday following the vote. A previous case, which was appealed at the supreme court level, implied the plaintiff would be required to file the protest prior to being heard before a circuit court. Mock’s attorney, stated he had no notice of this motion until 9 am this morning and no notice… Read the rest




Be Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies

Posted by | July 19, 2018 2:06 pm

(StatePoint) Hurricane season is in full swing, running from June through November. Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening and both types of weather events are increasingly impacting larger portions of the U.S. However, there are steps you can take that will help you weather a storm and better ensure the safety of your family. The experts at Freddie Mac recommend doing the following. Know where to go in the event of a local area evacuation. Your area’s emergency management agency can provide this information. Gather and protect important household documentation, including birth certificates, passports,… Read the rest

AG Alan Wilson joins campaign Operation Donate with Honor

Posted by | July 19, 2018 11:56 am

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joins the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement officials and charity regulators from every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico[1] in announcing “Operation Donate with Honor,” a sweeping new donor education campaign to help donors spot and avoid fundraising solicitations that falsely promise their donations will help veterans and service members. The new campaign is being released in conjunction with announcements of new and recent law enforcement actions by the FTC and many states. Every year, grateful Americans repay the sacrifices made by those who serve in the U.S.… Read the rest

A personal thank you from Rep. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway

Posted by | July 19, 2018 10:46 am

A couple of weeks ago, I had an unfortunate encounter with a chainsaw. Deborah and I would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks publically. First, thanks to God for always looking out for us, especially when we make mistakes. Next, Deborah and I would like to thank the Manning and Clarendon County Fire Departments, the Manning Police Department, Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, and Clarendon County Emergency Medical Services. They all responded when the call for help went out and I know that they didn’t do this just for me. Because I happen to be an emergency responder… Read the rest

Laura Leoma Pack McCrea

Posted by | July 19, 2018 8:03 am

GREELEYVILLE – Laura Leoma Pack McCrea, 81, wife of Henry Tilton McCrea, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at her residence. Born August 23, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Goosby Pack and the late Cassie Dean Graham Pack. She was a member of Greeleyville Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and Nana. She was a friend and caretaker to all. She is survived by her husband of 62 years; one son, Henry “Hank” T. McCrea, Jr. (Julie) of Manning; one daughter, Valerie J. McCrea Pack (Ben) of Greeleyville; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Gamble, Katie… Read the rest


Shaffer Statement

Posted by | July 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Former Police Chief Blair Shaffer made a statement to the Manning Times at 4:15 on Wednesday in an attempt to put citizen minds at ease. “According to Mayor Nelson, I was terminated on July 11 at around 5:30 pursuant to the city’s at-will employment policy. I was notified that my appointment with the city was terminated, effective immediately.” In the City of Manning’s Press Release sent my Mayor Nelson, it was stated “The Safety of our residents, guests, and community is of utmost importance to the City of Manning. Today, following an evaluation of the City’s public safety programs, the… Read the rest


Shaffer Termination: Legal or Not?

Posted by | July 18, 2018 4:29 pm

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer was terminated on July 12 by the Public Safety Committee. The newly formed committee had the power to terminate a public safety officer, so the termination was performed through proper channels. Or was it? Manning Ordinance 2018-04 was approved after second reading on June 18 at the regular Manning City Council Meeting. This ordinance allowed for the creation of the Public Safety Committee. The Committee would evaluate public safety programs and activities; administer public safety personnel activities; and hire, supervise and discipline public safety staff. During the Manning City Council meeting on July 16, Mayor… Read the rest



PUBLIC NOTICE: Special Called Clarendon Hospital District Trustee Meeting

Posted by | July 18, 2018 8:25 am

A Special Called Meeting Clarendon Hospital District Long Term Care Facilities Board of Trustees Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. PUBLIC NOTICE At the Call of the Chairman, a Special Meeting of the Clarendon Hospital District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Charleston’s Place Meeting Hall- 316 S. Mill Street, Manning SC 29102. The purpose of this meeting is to have a second presentation from Financial Advisors for the financing of the Windsor Manor replacement facility.



Longest lasting store in the Stuckey chain

Posted by | July 17, 2018 6:14 am

Manager Jan Solver and Assistant Manager Delilah Mitchell
Summerton is losing an icon. Jan Solver, manager of Stuckey’s for the last 20 years, will retire by the end of the year and will move back to Oklahoma to be near her family. The Stuckey’s stores began in the 1940s, rapidly spreading across the U.S. In the 1960s, Stuckey’s and Pet, Inc., merged, with W.S. Stuckey, Sr., staying on as president over the Stuckey’s stores. After his death in 1977, the stores began to decline. Bill Stuckey, Jr., doggedly pursued buying the Stuckey’s company back from Pet, and in 1985, he succeeded. By this time, however, Pet had shrunk… Read the rest

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