JV Lady Saints finish season undefeated

Posted by | October 14, 2017 3:09 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team finished its season undefeated on Thursday with a win against Holly Hill. The team ended the season 15-0 with a 2-0 victory away from home. From left to right, front right, are Maleigh Cline, Zorree Pitcher, Ashlynn Ewell; from left to right, top row, are Coach Ritchie Way, Whitney Avins, Hadleigh McIntosh, Sarah Henning, Amberly Way, Olivia Wilson, Aubrey Edwards and Coach Liz Cila.
The Clarendon Hall junior varsity volleyball team traveled Thursday to Holly Hill, defeating the home team with a 2-0 final score. Game scores were 25-5 and 25-16. With the win, the JV Lady Saints finished the season undefeated with a record of 15-0 on the season. Hadleigh McIntosh led the team with 11 service points. Maleigh Cline had nine points; Ashlynn Ewell had eight points; Olivia Wilson had seven points; and Amberly Way and Aubrey Edwards had six points each. The JV Lady Saints also finished 12-0 on the season in region play.

Saturday Spotlight: Firefighter Joseph Stukes

Posted by | October 14, 2017 2:52 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the third in a series of profiles that manninglive.com 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. Laurence Manning Academy graduate Joseph Stukes received a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is now a firefighter with the Clarendon County Fire Department. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A FIRST RESPONDER? I wanted to help others and give back to… Read the rest


Today in History: Oct. 14

Posted by | October 14, 2017 12:00 am

1066 – Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings: In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England. 1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence. 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England. 1656 – Massachusetts enacts the… Read the rest




Michael Donald “Mickey” Thomas Jr.

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:17 pm

ALCOLU – Michael Donald “Mickey” Thomas, Jr., 38, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, as a result of injuries received in a work accident. Born January 11, 1979, in Sumter, he was a son of Dorothy Dale Gibbons Thomas and the late Michael Donald Thomas, Sr. He was a 1997 graduate of Manning High School, he attended Limestone College and he was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother of Alcolu; his brother, Will Thomasof Alcolu; three uncles; an aunt; and several cousins. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at… Read the rest

Scott makes statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:14 pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott released the statement below following President Donald Trump’s announcement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “There are no surprises with Iran – they are bad actors who have been funding terrorist actions around the globe for decades. The United States must stand strong against Iran’s rogue actions, and the President made it clear today we will not idly stand by when it comes to Iran. I look forward to a spirited debate in Congress over the coming weeks regarding potential next steps to ensure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon.”





Baxley: 3 arrested for Turbeville vehicle break-ins, investigation ongoing

Posted by | October 13, 2017 4:22 pm

Three suspects have been arrested in response to vehicle break-ins in the Turbeville area. Sheriff Tim Baxley said the suspects were apprehended on Thursday. He declined to give further detail, saying the investigation is ongoing and could lead to further charges. “We have an ongoing investigation, and this could be connected to several other counties,” he said. “I don’t want to jeopardize our investigation, but I do want people to know that we have apprehended these suspects who have been breaking into (residents’ properties).” Manninglive.com will have a follow-up story when one is available.

‘Equipment failure’ outs power to 6,440 Clarendon homes

Posted by | October 13, 2017 9:18 am

Residents living near various locations around Lake Marion, rural Manning and parts of Summerton awoke Friday morning to find they had no power. Santee Electric spokeswoman Adrel Langley said that the outage was the result of an equipment failure. “I’m happy to report that everything is back to normal now,” she said. Residents began posting on Facebook about 4:45 a.m. about the lack of electricity in their homes. Several reported having power back by 6 a.m., with some reporting getting it back between 6:30 and 7 a.m. It was the second power outage in Clarendon in as many days. Duke… Read the rest


Man who broke into more than 20 vehicles sentenced

Posted by | October 13, 2017 7:05 am

A 20-year-old Wedgefield man charged in August with various crimes related to vehicle break-ins of more than 20 vehicles in the Clarendon County area. Matthew Ryan Proctor of 6630 Gulledge Road in Wedgefield pleaded guilty to last week before 3rd Circuit Court Judge George M. McFadden to non-violent, second-degree burglary; two counts of grand larceny of a value more than $2,000, but less than $10,000; and eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles or tanks or pumps where fuel and lubricants are stored. He received concurrent sentences under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed three years in prison. The… Read the rest

Guilty Pleas: Oct. 2-6

Posted by | October 13, 2017 3:01 am

The following pleas were heard during a session of General Sessions in the 3rd Circuit Court of Clarendon County before Judge George M. McFaddin Jr. Jasper Terrel Anderson of 1015 Crawford Drive in Manning pleaded guilty Oct. 6, 2017, to possession of other controlled substance in Schedule IV, first offense, receiving a $50 fine. Cannon Mitchell Bonar of 450 Al Henderson Blvd in Savannah, Georgia, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to hit and run, duties of driver involved in accident with property damage, receiving a sentence of a $100 fine. Robin Denise Booth of 1205 Coker St. in Turbeville pleaded guilty… Read the rest

Today in History: Oct. 13

Posted by | October 13, 2017 12:00 am

AD 54 – Emperor Claudius dies from poisoning under mysterious circumstances; his 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him. 409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania. 1269 – The present church building at Westminster Abbey is consecrated. 1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy. 1332 – Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan, becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, reigning for only 53 days. 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian… Read the rest

Alcolu man charged with attempted murder

Posted by | October 12, 2017 6:38 pm

An 18-year-old Alcolu man has been charged by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a stolen weapon. Spokesman Ken Bell said that Norris Ja’Vonta Wilson III, 18, of 1824 Grasshopper Lane in Alcolu, was arrested Wednesday on warrants issued Tuesday. Deputies allege that Wilson intentionally shot a victim a number of times in the roadway along Commander Lane in Sumter County and then fled the scene. The victim, who was unidentified by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, reportedly told deputies the identity of the man who shot… Read the rest

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