Anderson man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | July 12, 2017 10:31 pm

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Tyler James Hendricks, 23, of Piedmont, South Carolina, on eight charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations, also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation. Investigators state Hendricks distributed and possessed files of child pornography. Hendricks is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment… Read the rest


Charleston Southern announces spring Dean’s List

Posted by | July 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Charleston Southern Univesity released Wednesday its spring 2017 Dean’s List. Students honored included Michael Gene Burgess of Greeleyville, a junior majoring in kinesiology; Robert Lewis Hinson of Manning, a senior majoring in biology with a wildlife emphasis; Sarah Elizabeth Farmer of Manning, a junior majoring in management; Emily Morgan Richburg of Manning, a junior majoring in psychology. Shelby Ashlyn Evans of Manning, a sophomore majoring in biology with a pre-professional emphasis; Jordan Katherine Lee Evans of New Zion, a senior majoring in kinesiology; Flury Dariann Wilson of New Zion, a junior majoring in biology with a pre-professional emphasis; Katie Louise… Read the rest

Joseph Bradford Sherman

Posted by | July 12, 2017 3:47 pm

SUMTER – Joseph Bradford “Brad” Sherman, 66, husband of Rebecca “Becky” Bridges Sherman, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born March 2, 1951, in Camilla, Georgia, he was a son of the late Joseph Herman Sherman and Sarah Frances Bridwell Sherman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Manning unit of the National Guard. He was formerly employed by Yuasa-Exide and currently employed by Pontiac Foods. Brad enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. Survivors include his wife of 46 years; a daughter, Dana Williams (Steve)… Read the rest

Andrew Joshua Miles

Posted by | July 12, 2017 3:27 pm

SUMMERTON – Andrew Joshua “A.J.” Miles, 80, husband of Judy Geddings Miles, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. Born Sept. 2, 1936, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Leo Miles and Ruth Floyd Miles. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired auto mechanic. Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include three sons, Erwin Miles of Crystal River, Florida, and Hank Miles and Don Miles, both of Manning; two daughters, CiCi Murphy (Bobby) of Manning and Patricia Korn (Tim) of Summerton; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother,… Read the rest

McLeod names new Clarendon hospital administrator

Posted by | July 12, 2017 2:52 pm

A woman who has worked her way through the ranks of the McLeod Health System throughout the past 14 years will now take the reins of the hospital system in Clarendon County. Rachel Turner Gainey was named Wednesday as the incoming administrator and vice-president of McLeod Health Clarendon. She will start Aug. 7. “Rachel has a strong skill set in developing and executing plans and has proven success in project management,” said McLeod Health Senior Vice-president and Regional Administrator Debbie Locklair, who has served as interim administrator for the Clarendon hospital since its affiliation with McLeod began one year ago… Read the rest


Courtney Marie Riley Hodge

Posted by | July 12, 2017 7:10 am

REMBERT – Courtney Marie Riley Hodge, 26, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Born Jan. 20, 1991, in Sumter, she was a daughter of William Joseph “Joey” Riley Jr. and Darla Osteen Lowder. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu. She is survived by two daughters, Emma Rae Hodge and Aubree Renee Hodge; her father of Wedgefield; her mother and stepfather, Steve Lowder, both of Bishopville; two brothers, Stephen McLaurin Lowder Jr. of Sumter and Jackson Randall Lowder of Bishopville; her paternal grandparents, William Joseph “Billy Joe” Riley Sr. and Patsy… Read the rest



Mobile Library Schedule: July 12

Posted by | July 12, 2017 4:51 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 1-2 p.m. today at Lane’s on S.C. 260 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today at J&E Superette. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Heaven gained another spirit animal

Posted by | July 12, 2017 4:27 am

I’m one of those people with quite a lot of pet peeves. My stepmother, Debbie, and my mother, Marcia, are always telling me to stop taking things so seriously and to stop letting things “get on (my) nerves.” But I can’t help it. There are just certain things that, when they happen, make me want to pull my own teeth out. One of those is the use of “first annual.” For example, if I were to say, “This is the first annual Things that Annoy Bobby Awards,” I would be absolutely wrong and getting on my own nerves. Something cannot… Read the rest

Warrants: Sumter man found with ‘bags of cocaine’

Posted by | July 12, 2017 4:23 am

A 26-year-old Sumter man faces up to 10 years in prison after a Turbeville traffic stop uncovered between 28 and 100 grams of cocaine. Malcolm Oneil Thomas of 109 Carolina Ave. in Sumter was charged about 11:07 p.m. June 30 by the Turbeville Police Department with trafficking cocaine, first offense, according to warrants filed with the Clarendon County Clerk of Court. “A lawful traffic stop conducted on the vehicle” at 1375 Clarence Coker Highway led to the discovery of the narcotic, according to warrants. Thomas allegedly admitted that several bags of a white, powdery substance were indeed cocaine. During the… Read the rest


Today in History: Wednesday, July 12

Posted by | July 12, 2017 12:00 am

927 – King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north. 1191 – Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre. 1470 – The Ottomans capture Euboea. 1493 – Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published. 1527 – Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty. 1543 – King Henry… Read the rest

Former presidential police escort to hold book signing

Posted by | July 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Joseph Corbin worked as a motorcycle cop in the Washington, D.C. area for nearly three decades, escorting five U.S. presidents as part of his duties. The 91-year-old Seminole, Florida, resident will be talking about his working relationship with some of the most powerful men in the world from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Fayz at the Lake off S.C. 260, where he will hold a signing for his book, “The President’s Escort.” “I’m the only person who has escorted five presidents,” said Corbin. “No one else has ever done that, and no one will anymore because they don’t just allow one… Read the rest

Sara Elizabeth DuBose Williamson

Posted by | July 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Sara Elizabeth DuBose Williamson, 75, of Bethlehem, Georgia, and formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, peacefully at her home in Bethlehem, after a short fight against pancreatic cancer. Sara graduated from Columbia College in 1964 with a degree in business and retired as a librarian from the Lilburn branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library in Georgia. She was a founding and lifetime member of the Lilburn Woman’s Club. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Elizabeth Williamson Brown (Jeffrey Alan Brown) of Seattle, Washington, Sara Michelle Williamson Kelly (Mark Charles Kelly) of Roswell, Georgia, and Cynthia Adelaide Williamson… Read the rest

Evening Weather: Tuesday, July 11

Posted by | July 11, 2017 4:29 pm

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

16 MHS students attend Citadel leadership course

Posted by | July 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Sixteen Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Manning High School attended a seven-day Cadet Leadership Course at The Citadel in Charleston in June. Instead of spending the start of their summer vacation sleeping in, they joined more than 370 cadets from more than 25 AFJROTC units from South and North Carolina, Florida and Georgia in the annual challenge, which Manning High School cadets have attended for more than 10 years. U.S. Air Force Ret. Lt. Col. Franklin D. Ladson, the senior aerospace science and AFJROTC instructor at Manning High School, said the camp is one of the largest AFJROTC summer… Read the rest

Animal shelter director announces retirement, seeking replacement

Posted by | July 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Sherree Meyer has been a “jack of all trades” during her five-and-a-half years as the director of A Second Chance Animal Shelter. “You have to know human resources, how to hire and, unfortunately, terminate people; you have to know bookkeeping and payroll; you have to know Excel and Powerpoint to do presentations; and you have to know medical (applications) to help the animals,” said Meyer, who has tendered her resignation as director to the shelter Board of Trustees. “You have to know how to do a little bit of everything.” Meyer resigned technically in May, she said, in order to… Read the rest

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