Pet of the Day: Garvey

Posted by | June 17, 2017 8:46 am

Garvy is a cream-colored, 8-year-old, male poodle mix. He is neutered, current on vaccinations and tested negative for heartworms. Garvy is very active and is also very affectionate. He prefers to be an only dog and, possibly, with no cats. He loves his toys and playing with his humans. If you are interested, come visit Garvy and his other furry friends, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and help them find a home. To drop off an animal, call (803) 473-7075 for an appointment. If you’ve lost a pet, visit and… Read the rest

City Council to meet Monday

Posted by | June 17, 2017 7:40 am

Manning City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Manning City Hall, 49 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Attendees are asked to use the South Mill Street entrance.

Wreck with injuries on Kingstree Highway

Posted by | June 17, 2017 4:57 am

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the 5600 block of Kingstree Highway near that road’s intersection with Damascus Road in Manning. This is down from the Matrix Center headed toward South Brewington Road. Traffic may move more slowly during this time. will have an update if this wreck is fatal or includes life-threatening injuries.

Anderson plays in North-South tournament

Posted by | June 17, 2017 3:51 am

East Clarendon High School graduate Mikayla Anderson was a member of the South 5-2-1 A team which played in the North-South Tournament this week in Aiken. The team ultimately kept it a close 6-5 to South 3-4A, but came up short. Anderson was the only senior chosen from all public schools in Clarendon, Lee, Williamsburg, Kershaw and Sumter counties. She was a member of the 2013 and 2017 State Championship winning Lady Wolverines softball team. Only 50 softball players were chosen from the entire state for the North-South teams playing in the tournament, and Anderson was one of only five… Read the rest

Today in History: Saturday, June 17

Posted by | June 17, 2017 12:00 am

1244 – Following the Disputation of Paris, twenty-four carriage loads of Jewish religious manuscripts were burnt in Paris. 1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia. 1497 – Battle of Deptford Bridge: Forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof. 1565 – Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru. 1579 – Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England. 1596 – The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen. 1631 – Mumtaz Mahal… Read the rest

Happy Father’s Day: Robert F. Marsh

Posted by | June 16, 2017 10:33 pm

“I am Terrey Marsh Bassett. I am the oldest of five kids my parents raised. Robert F. “Bob” Marsh is 83 years old and has been married to my mom for 63 years. He’s the son of the late Bertie Elbert Marsh and Mary Lee Ayers Marsh. He’s always been a hardworking man who has done physical labor all of his life to support his family. He’s a husband, father, great grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle … and my best buddy. He’s a member of Second Baptist Church, where he’s served on the building committee and as a deacon. To know… Read the rest

Man charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after allegedly hitting woman with a baseball bat

Posted by | June 16, 2017 9:00 pm

A 23-year-old Manning man was arrested June 7 and charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and third-degree domestic violence. According to reports from the Manning Police Department, DeKwan Octavian Slater of 619 Woodside Drive in Manning is alleged to have struck a 30-year-old woman with a baseball bat and with his closed fist multiple times over the course of the week prior to his arrest. The victim initially called police to have a trespassing notice filed against the suspect, but police noticed bruises and marks on the woman’s face and upper arms, along with a busted… Read the rest

Scott praises selection of Gowdy as House Government Reform chairman

Posted by | June 16, 2017 8:15 pm

In this April 4 file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Gowdy has been tapped to lead the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after Chairman Jason Chaffetz leaves Congress at the end of month.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott released the following statement after Steering Committee elected South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy to serve as the next chairman of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: “Congratulations to my friend, Trey Gowdy, as he rises to chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Congressional oversight is a key component of ensuring our government works for the people; no one works harder and is more committed to the truth and the rule of law than Trey. I know he will continue to serve the people of South Carolina and the United States well in… Read the rest

Sammie Lee Frazier

Posted by | June 16, 2017 8:10 pm

Sammie Lee Frazier, 73, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, North Carolina. Born Nov. 13, 1943, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Lou Boyd Frazier. Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the chapel of Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in Summerton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 485-3755.

Lee deputies searching for woman, five children

Posted by | June 16, 2017 7:02 pm

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing woman and her five children. Deputies report that Hattie Denise Shaw hasn’t been seen or heard from by family and friends since June 8. The woman and her children live on Bowman Road in Lee County. Reports indicate the children range in age from 7-year-old Nicholas Catrell McDonald to 1-year-old Caleb Woods. Other children include 5-year-old LaParis McDonald, 4-year-old Hayden Diaz and 3-year-old London McDonald. Family and friends told law enforcement that Shaw hasn’t reported to work at Hardee’s in Timmonsville for more than a week. An incident report… Read the rest

Weather outlook calls for strong thunderstorms

Posted by | June 16, 2017 3:30 pm

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County for Friday evening and night, calling for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall with the slower moving storms may cause localized flooding issues. In addition, some of the stronger storms may possibly produce damaging wind gusts in stronger downdrafts.

USC Sumter names Clarendon Silver Medallion Scholars

Posted by | June 16, 2017 3:03 pm

The University of South Carolina Sumter has announced several Clarendon students receiving recognition as Silver Medallion Scholars. To qualify for inclusion, students must have completed at least 30 hours at a University of South Carolina campus with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0, and have achieved a 3.5 to 3.94 GPA for the Spring 2017 semester while being registered for 12 or more hours on the Sumter campus, of which at least six hours must be USC Sumter courses. Those from Clarendon include Julia Morris of Alcolu; Jalaina Brown, Garrett Fuller and Francine Washington, all of Manning; Hannah… Read the rest

Honor Dad on ManningLive!

Posted by | June 16, 2017 2:28 pm

We will be sharing Father’s Day messages on ManningLive starting Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening. Send yours to, along with a picture, the father’s FULL NAME and the full names of the folks the greeting is from. They will be published on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be patient as we get them all up.

Paul Crosswell Watson

Posted by | June 16, 2017 1:14 pm

Paul Crosswell Watson, 62, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. Born Sunday, July 18, 1954, in Clarendon County, he was a son Dorothy Mae Conyers and the late George Edmond. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Clarendon 1 Community Resource Center in Summerton. Interment will follow at St. Mark AME Church cemetery in Summerton. Viewing will be held from 1-7 p.m. today at the Chapel of King-Fields Mortuary. Mr. Watson will be placed in the Clarendon 1 Community Resource Center at noon on Saturday until the hour of service.… Read the rest

Florida men charged with forgery, possession of forgery devices

Posted by | June 16, 2017 9:25 am

Two Florida men were arrested June 6 by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count each of financial transaction card theft, financial transaction card forgery and criminal possession of financial card forgery devices. According to reports, Yaniel L. Dominguez, 25, of 7005 W. Third Ave. in Hialeah, Florida, and Yordany Cuervo, 30, of 6765 W. Second Ave. in Hialeah, were stopped near the 135 mile-marker on Interstate 95, near the Clarendon-Sumter line. Deputies reported finding multiple devices allegedly used to counterfeit debit and credit cards in the vehicle in which the men were traveling.

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