Community rallies around family displaced by fire

Posted by | December 28, 2014 9:41 pm

Clarendon County has rallied around a family of seven displaced by a fire early Saturday morning. An attic fire in a home in the 1100 block of Deberry Drive in Manning took Clarendon County firefighters about three hours to put out, Chief Frances Richbourg said. Neighbor Vanessa Poston Gardner then asked for donations of money and clothing for the family. “I’ve been able to raise over $1,500 (and we’ve) delivered two car loads of clothes and toys,” Gardner said. “Donations are still coming. I’m humbled by our little community.” The family was also in contact with Manning Primary School Principal… Read the rest

Pauline Brown Holloway

Posted by | December 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Greensboro, N.C. – Pauline Brown Holloway, 99, widow of Dr. Charles T. Holloway, died Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2014, at Hospice of Alamance County in Burlington, N.C. Born in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Clarence O’Neal Brown and Lydia Elliott Brown. Celebratory services for Pauline Brown Holloway will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Mt. Zion AME Church, 5 Glebe St. in Charleston, with the Rev. John Brown, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Holloway will lie in repose for an hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Friendly Cemetery in North Charleston The family will… Read the rest

Willie McKinley Jefferson

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Willie McKinley Jefferson, husband of Jeanie Jefferson, was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Mayesville to the late William McKinley Jefferson and Julia Dix Jefferson. He died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior at an early age and became a lifelong member of Ebenezer AME Church, Mayesville. Willie served his church in several capacities, including steward pro-tem, Sunday School superintendent, bible class teacher, church secretary, director of Christian Education and the Lay Organization. He was also a dutiful servant of the Northeast Conference where he was president… Read the rest

Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:07 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerJannie Mae Walker Montgomery died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Eastern Star rights with St. Mary’s Chapter No. 156 Order of Eastern Star for Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery will be held from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Funeral services for Jannie Mae Walker Montgomery will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Melina Presbyterian Church (USA) in Gable. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Isaiah Parker

Posted by | December 28, 2014 1:03 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerIsaiah Parker, 61, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2014, at his home, 113 Robert St. Born Feb. 1, 1953, in the Davis Station section of Clarendon County, “Slappy” was a son of Mary Dow Parker and the late Moses “Coot” Parker. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 209 Walker St. in Manning. Services for Isaiah Parker have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Charity looking for used boats

Posted by | December 28, 2014 10:12 am

boat angel logoboat angel logoThe Boat Angel Outreach Center, a Christian charity based in Arizona and funded entirely by the processing and sale of donated boats throughout the United States, is looking for unused and unwanted boats to help fund its outreach initiatives. The charity seeks boats in all sizes and of all makes and models, including Polaris wave runners, Bayliner ski boats, Chris Craft cabin cruisers, Egg Harbor fishing boats and small personal sailboats and catamarans. “What makes the Boat Angel fundraising program unique is the time and energy that goes into getting boats large and small transferred from the boat donors to… Read the rest

Man tells MPD that teen shot at him

Posted by | December 28, 2014 9:26 am

crimereportcrimereportA 67-year-old man living in the first block of Ragin Street told the Manning Police Department about 1:50 p.m. Dec. 14 that a 19-year-old man he raised as a son had pulled a gun and shot at him, shortly after the victim told the young man to stop “looking like a thug with his pants off his butt.” Sgt. Alexander Dukes said the victim seemed “somewhat confused or off track,” and eventually asked the victim if he was taking medication. The victim became irate, cussed several times and jumped on top of his car as officers left. The victim had… Read the rest

Prescribed burns restore habitat, safety on heritage preserves

Posted by | December 28, 2014 3:04 am

DNR4cDNR4cMany species and ecosystems require fire periodically to ensure their survival, and that’s why prescribed burns are conducted on many of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ heritage preserves. “The objective of prescribed burns is to maintain the ecological integrity of these lands,” said DNR wildlife biologist, forester and heritage preserve manager Johnny Stowe. “And to provide for human safety by reducing the amount of fuel on the preserves, thereby reducing the chance of catastrophic wildfire. For many of these ecosystems, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ they will burn, but rather ‘when.’ We like to choose the ‘when.'” The … Read the rest

Want to help wildlife during the holidays? Here are some simple ways

Posted by | December 27, 2014 5:09 pm

DNR4cDNR4cWith feasts seemingly at every corner during the holiday season, people are constantly reminded of the gracious plenty of the holidays. But what of wildlife – will their Christmas and New Year holidays be merry? “Winter is a difficult time for many animals,” said Lex Glover, wildlife technician with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Winter is also a culling-out time-a time when mortality for many animal species is the highest because of predation and the lack of food.” Cold weather, and its deadly effect on insects, is the main reason many birds leave the state and go south… Read the rest

Manning woman shoplifts $50 worth of merchandise from store

Posted by | December 27, 2014 3:41 pm

An employee with a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway told the Manning Police Department about 4:15 p.m. Dec. 14 that a 20-year-old woman and an unknown male took about $50 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it. The pair were last seen in the pet section of the store, the employee told police. According to reports, the woman was identified from surveillance video and described as a 20-year-old white female, about 5-feet-4-inches and 165 pounds. The police know the woman’s identity and advised the store to seek warrants.

Attic fire displaces family of seven, neighbor looking to help

Posted by | December 27, 2014 1:10 pm

A fire that started in the attic of a home in the 1100 block of Deberry Drive in Manning has displaced a family of seven, according to Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg. Firefighters responded to the fire about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, she said. “They had an active fire in the attic space when firefighters arrived,” Richbourg said. “It apparently started from the chimney and extended into the attic. I think most of the fire was in the attic, but there was smoke and water damage in the home.” Richbourg said Saturday afternoon that she is unsure if the home is… Read the rest

Manning Times seeking sales executive

Posted by | December 27, 2014 12:39 pm

MT-STICKERMT-STICKERThe Manning Times is currently accepting resumes for an honest, ambitious, self-motivated and experienced sales executive to join our team. Please email resumes, cover letters and references to, or fax to (803) 435-4189. Apply today!  

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