Toddler still recovering in Columbia hospital

Posted by | April 24, 2014 8:57 am

A 2-year-old Pinewood girl who suffered internal injuries and head trauma from an alleged beating at her home on Tuesday night is still recovering at a Columbia hospital. sheriff-sealsheriff-sealAndrew Billups, the toddler’s mother’s boyfriend, told Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies that he found the child unresponsive and in a “seizure-like” state about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies responded to Clarendon Memorial Hospital about two hours later, and reported multiple apparent injuries to the child, including bruises and scratched. Doctors confirmed internal injuries. The child was airlifted to Palmetto Richland’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. No arrests have been made in the case. Billups,… Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office Investigating possible toddler beating

Posted by | April 23, 2014 5:31 pm

A 2-year-old girl is recovering at a Columbia hospital today after injuries caused Tuesday night by a possible beating. SHERIFfSHERIFfInvestigators with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office say the toddler’s mother’s boyfriend found the child about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and called the mother to say the child was having a seizure. The woman told investigators that she left the home on Lands End Road in the Pinewood area of Clarendon County about three hours earlier, and that the child seemed in good health. Deputies reported the victim was wearing a neck brace while being treated at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, and that… Read the rest

DMV, MPD ask Craig’s Used Cars’ customers to file complaints

Posted by | April 23, 2014 3:14 pm

thumb_Manning-SCPthumb_Manning-SCPThe Manning Police Department has been inundated with complaints from customers of Craig’s Used Cars in Manning – and even from the sister store in Florence – after the Department of Motor Vehicles pulled the company’s license to sell on Tuesday. Police said Wednesday afternoon that the DMV is asking customers to fill out a complaint – using this form – and then fax it or mail it back to the department. The address and fax number are on the form.

Residents receive phony call in new ‘Grandparents Scam’

Posted by | April 23, 2014 10:13 am

WYBOO – Tuesday began just like any other morning for Kathleen and Thomas Wetherald. Then, about 11 a.m., the couple received a phone call from their grandson. The young man told the couple that he was in Mexico on vacation, had gotten into some trouble and needed money for bail. PHONEPHONEThere was just one problem with the scenario. “We don’t have any grandchildren, because we don’t have any children,” Kathleen Wetherald said. The couple was likely the target of what law enforcement in other states has come to call the “Grandparents Scam,” in which senior citizens get calls from “grandchildren”… Read the rest

Police to assist Craig’s Used Cars’ customers without tags

Posted by | April 22, 2014 4:48 pm

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said Tuesday that his staff will assist customers of Craig’s Used Cars who still do not have proper tags for vehicles sold within the last six months. CRAIG'S-USED-CARS-3CRAIG'S-USED-CARS-3The state DMV started procedures on Tuesday to revoke the dealership’s license, effectively shutting down the store’s Manning operations. Owner Mike Dozier operates two other dealerships in Florence, Shaffer said, and was allegedly not providing proper vehicle tags for cars sold at the business during a six-month investigation by the Manning Police Department and the DMV. “Customers can come by our office and file a breach of trust… Read the rest

LMA high school drama class putting on “Speed Date”

Posted by | April 22, 2014 3:06 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy high school drama class will present “Speed Date,” a one-act play by Janet Allard, at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Bubba Davis Gymnasium at Laurence Manning Academy. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time in both the lower and high school offices. Students participating in the play are also selling tickets, which may also be purchased at the door. The play features a colorful cast of “singles” who are ready to mingle at the local community center for a round of speed-dating. LMA-speed-dateLMA-speed-dateLMA students Jade Chandler,… Read the rest

DMV revokes Craig’s Used Cars’ license

Posted by | April 22, 2014 2:49 pm

The state Department of Motor Vehicles has revoked a local used car dealership’s license after a six-month investigation, according to Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer. craig's-used-cars-2craig's-used-cars-2Craig’s Used Cars – owned by Mike Dozier – has been allegedly failing to produce proper tags for cars sold to customers, Shaffer said. “We started to notice cars running around town with expired paper tags (about six months ago),” Shaffer said on Tuesday. “We started stopping cars. From what we were finding out, (these customers) were given the run-around at Craig’s. They were coming up with all kinds of excuses.” The dealership allegedly told… Read the rest

CCLC Year-End Program hosting Hands-on Praise

Posted by | April 22, 2014 11:50 am

The Clarendon Christian Learning Center will hold its Year-end Program at 6:30 p.m. April 29, followed by a celebration of spring and new life with Hands-on Praise puppet team, at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Admission is free, and there are door prizes.   CCLC-YEAR-END-PROGRAMCCLC-YEAR-END-PROGRAM

Manning Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Posted by | April 22, 2014 10:41 am

  A HONOR ROLL   Fourth Grade – William Jones, Keith Joyner, Addie Laney, Abby Owens, Henry Williams   Fifth Grade – McKrae Ard, Elana Bench, Zaviyonna Benthall-Lewis, Aaliyah Johnson, Peyton Laney, Anna Richburg, Abby Richburg, Lorena Sanchez, Ethan Scott   Sixth Grade – Taj Blair, Tyla Cummings, Alexis Gilliard, Aykeshia Kates, Christopher Lloyd, Emily Thigpen   A/B/ HONOR ROLL   Fourth Grade – Price Bailey, Jimmy Beard, Destiny Brinkley, Alexandria Brown, Gregory Casselman, Jazmin Conyers, Tenasia Dow, Paul Floyd, Jakiya Frierson, Landon Holladay, Montavious Jennings, Sadie Johnson, Chris Johnson, Keyah Jones, Jaya McCray, Aniya Montgomery, Felix Morales, Elijah Owens,… Read the rest

Prothro wins multiple awards in 2014 Clarendon’s Best

Posted by | April 22, 2014 5:13 am

Manning Times’ readers voted Prothro Chevrolet for multiple awards in the 2014 Clarendon’s Best, including Best Oil Change, Best Auto Service, Best All-Around Business, Best Auto Dealership, Best Wrecker Service, Best Place to Work, Best Paint and Body Shop and Best Used Car Lot. will be posting more winners throughout the week. See the April 17 edition of The Manning Times for more winners. Prothro-bestProthro-best

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