Debris in roadway on I-95

Posted by | September 1, 2014 12:36 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting debris in the roadway of the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the 103 mile-marker. Be careful out there.

Authorities searching for break-in suspect

Posted by | September 1, 2014 12:04 pm

SHERIFfSHERIFf   A man who led deputies on a high speed chase after he reportedly broke into a Ram Bay Road business Sunday night is actively being pursued. Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Kipp Coker said deputies responded to an alarm about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Suri Industries, 2678 Ram Bay Road, and a suspect fled the scene in a car registered to a Sumter address. According to dispatch reports, the man hit speeds in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 95 from Ram Bay to Alcolu, where he ditched his car. “He ran into the woods,” Coker said, and was… Read the rest

Mattie James Walters

Posted by | September 1, 2014 10:30 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerSUMMERTON – Mattie James Walters, 92, widow of Mott Walters, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Northwoods Senior Living Care in Sumter. Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Julius James and Hattie Richburg James. The family will receive friends at the home, 1468 Oliver James Road in Summerton. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.  

Sarah Baxley Lyons

Posted by | September 1, 2014 10:23 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerLAKE CITY – Sarah Baxley Lyons, 57, wife of Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Lyons Sr., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after an extended illness. Born Feb. 12, 1957, in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph B. Baxley and Mattie Lee Marlowe McGee. She was affectionately known as “Lucille,” and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina C. Osborne; and a brother, Donald Baxley. Survivors besides her husband of Lake City include four children, Robert “Shannon” (Christina) Osborne of Summerville, Christopher “Clay” (Jennifer) Osborne of Goose Creek, Ronnie… Read the rest

Let us share your Labor Day weekend pictures

Posted by | September 1, 2014 10:21 am

LABOR DAYLABOR DAYGot pictures of your family fun on Labor Day? Or pictures of you and your friends on the water? Send them to and we will post them throughout the day on the website. Pictures will be posted on a first-come, first-served basis.

United Ministries meeting on Tuesday

Posted by | September 1, 2014 9:43 am

united ministriesunited ministriesUnited Ministries of Clarendon County will hold its semi-annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning. Membership dues are $25 for individuals and couples, $100 for churches, organizations and businesses. Donations are welcome at P.O. Box 73, Manning, SC 29102.  

Gable man arrested for second DUS in Sumter

Posted by | September 1, 2014 7:30 am

Crime-ReportsCrime-ReportsDwight Edward Kennedy, 42, of 3173 Farmington Road in Gable was charged about 11:21 p.m. Wednesday with driving under suspension, second offense; open container; defective headlight; and no proof of insurance after a traffic stop in the 700 block of Oswego Highway and South Pike East in Sumter.          

Labor Day closings

Posted by | September 1, 2014 5:30 am

The following entities, organizations and businesses will be closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All Clarendon County government offices. All Manning, Summerton and Turbeville offices. All Clarendon 1, 2 and 3 school district offices. All banks. The Harvin Clarendon County Library. Prothro Chevrolet. Manning Migrant Head Start Springleaf Financial Services ResComm Management To add your business or organization to the list, please email LABOR DAYLABOR DAY

Library closed today

Posted by | September 1, 2014 4:52 am

HARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYHARVIN-CLARENDON-COUNTY-LIBRARYThe Harvin Clarendon County Library will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The book-drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials.

Murduck Band

Posted by | August 31, 2014 10:29 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerTURBEVILLE – Murduck Band, 57, companion of Betty Ann McDowell, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of Aque Bostick and the late Ethel Mae Brand Brown. He was a 1977 graduate of East Clarendon High School and a former employee of Coker Builders. He was also a self-employed carpenter. Survivors besides his companion and father of Lake Worth, Fla., include a daughter, Seresa K. McDowell of Wisconsin; four sons, Chadrick McDowell, Jeffrey (Danielle) Reardon and Kedrick (Elaine) Brand, all of Richburg, and Trevor L. Hickson; a stepson, Clarence McDowell of North Carolina; brothers;… Read the rest

Say hello to Crystal Player Brunson

Posted by | August 31, 2014 8:53 pm

Crystal Player BrunsonCrystal Player BrunsonCrystal Player Brunson Manning resident Crystal Player Brunson is in her seventh year working as a medical/surgical nurse at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. “I couldn’t imagine myself doing any other job in any other place,” she said. “I absolutely love people. Nursing can be physically and emotionally demanding at times. Some shifts are harder than others. There are good shifts and bad shifts. And sometimes my feet hurt after a busy night.” She is “thankful for the pain,” though. “It just reminds me of how blessed I am to have two feet and that I’m able to work,” she said. “Some… Read the rest

CCSO vehicle chase on Interstate now on foot in Alcolu

Posted by | August 31, 2014 8:50 pm

SHERIFfSHERIFfThe Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office chase of a suspect in a vehicle from the Ram Bay area of Clarendon County to U.S. 521 outside of Alcolu – using Interstate 95 – has now progressed to a foot chase in Alcolu, according to dispatchers. Dispatch reported speeds of up to 105 mph. The vehicle was spotted at a plant in the 2000 block of Ram Bay Road after an alarm there went off. The owner told dispatch that he had cameras and could see an individual in a black trench coat on the building’s second floor. The subject fled from there… Read the rest

Henry Lawson has died

Posted by | August 31, 2014 8:45 pm

breaking-newsbreaking-newsLongtime Summerton Town Councilman Henry Lawson, 85, died Sunday at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. His arrangements will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home.  

Tammy Dianne Brown given $30,000 bond on felony DUI charges

Posted by | August 31, 2014 6:42 pm

Tammy Diane BrownTammy Diane BrownTammy Dianne Brown Tammy Dianne Brown uttered four words as she entered the bond court of Clarendon County Magistrate Judge Pat Goodwin at the Clarendon County Detention Center on Sunday afternoon. “Look at my babies,” she said, eyeing her children and a sister sitting in the back of the courtroom. Goodwin granted Brown, 45, of 2929 Winters Hill Road in Manning, two $15,000 surety bonds on charges of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury. She was granted $287.50 personal recognizance bonds on lesser charges of transportation of alcohol with the seal broken and… Read the rest

LMA photo gallery- Let us know which picture should make this week’s newspaper

Posted by | August 31, 2014 3:56 pm

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Let us know your Labor Day closing

Posted by | August 31, 2014 3:55 pm

LABOR DAYLABOR DAYIs your business going to be closed on Labor Day? We know about the schools, the banks and the Harvin Clarendon County Library, but we don’t know about others in the county. Let us know at by 8 p.m. today, and we will post a list at 5 a.m. Monday letting folks know that you are closed for the day to enjoy time with your family and friends. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ophelia Kennedy Cousar

Posted by | August 31, 2014 3:27 pm

  Ophelia Kennedy CousarOphelia Kennedy CousarOphelia Kennedy Cousar Ophelia Kennedy Cousar, 88, widow of James Cousar, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia. Born April 10, 1926, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Downing Kennedy and Katie Gamble Kennedy. She attended Walker Gamble Public School in New Zion, and joined Melina Presbyterian Church in Gable at an early age. She did domestic work for several years. Survivors include five sons, (Rosemarie) Cousar, John Mack Cousar and Deacon Ronnie (Annett)  Cousar, all of Manning, Allen Greg (Betty) Cousar of Columbia and James (Donna) Cousar Jr. of Dallas, Texas;… Read the rest

Identity released for man killed in late-night wreck

Posted by | August 31, 2014 2:36 pm

The 34-year-old Manning man killed late Saturday night in a vehicle wreck on S.C. 261 in Manning has been identified. Clarendon County Coroner Hayes F. Samuels said Sunday that Maurelio Deleon of 1258 Audrey Lane died from apparent blunt force trauma to the chest and neck. No autopsy will be performed. Tammy BrownTammy BrownTammy Brown Tammy Brown, 45, of 2929 Winters Hill Road in Manning, has been charged with one count each of felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury. She was also charged with ABC and seatbelt violations. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Brown… Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries on 261 overpass

Posted by | August 31, 2014 2:02 pm

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolSouth_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe S.C. Highway Patrol is responding to a wreck between two 18-wheelers with no injuries on the S.C. 261 overpass off Interstate 95 in Manning. Traffic will be slower during this time. The wreck happened about 1:53 p.m. Sunday.  

SB and MHS Photo Gallery 3

Posted by | August 31, 2014 1:48 pm

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