Monthly Archives: July 2014

Posted on July 22, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Manning men found with 72 grams of marijuana

Posted on July 22, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Trent Lamark Williams

Trent Lamark Williams


Corey Simmons

The Manning Police Department put away more than 70 grams of marijuana over the weekend, and arrested two of the individuals police believe were distributing it.

Trent Lamark Williams, 25, of 726 Barnwell Road in Manning, and Corey Simmons, 17, of 1305 DuRant Lane in Manning, were each charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute about 10 p.m. Saturday after a traffic stop. A 15-year-old girl was also detained with the men.

Chief Blair Shaffer said Simmons was pulled after Private 1st Class William B. Secrist II observed him driving … Read the rest

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Posted on July 22, 2014 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Cynthia Sue Willard Fox

Posted on July 22, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Cynthia Sue Willard Fox

Cynthia Sue Willard Fox

BLYTHEWOOD – Cynthia Sue Willard Fox, 60, wife of 36 years to Brian Matthew Fox, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.

Born June 23, 1954, in Birmingham, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Rex Tucker Willard and Pauline Elizabeth Prather Willard. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 1976, receiving a bachelor’s degree in art education. She then moved to Manning, where she taught art in Clarendon School District 2 and for a year at Greeleyville Elementary School.

She was named Manning Middle School Teacher of the Year from 1980-81, Clarendon School … Read the rest

Ellen Florence Koel Lowery

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ellen Florence Koel Lowery, 80, wife of John Howard Logan, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Sheldon Township, Minn., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Koel and Gladys O’Heron Koel. She was the former owner-operator of a used furniture business.

Survivors besides her husband of Manning include three sons, Ralph Brown and Roger (Kay) Brown, both of Myrtle Beach, and Steven Dillow (Tammy) of Manning; a daughter, Marilyn Anderson (Lance) of Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, George Dillow III.… Read the rest

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr.

SUMTER – Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Jr. , 95, beloved husband of 67 years of the late Leila Virginia Riley Andrews, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at McElveen Manor.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Dr. Charles Herman Andrews Sr. and Emma E. Sandel Andrews. Dr. Andrews was a Wofford College graduate and a graduate of the Medical College of South Carolina. He was a World War II Army veteran, where he served with the France Belgium Medical Corp and the Austria Army of Occupation. He was a member of Aldersgate … Read the rest

Manning Times seeking sales executive

Posted on July 22, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MT-STICKERThe Manning Times, a weekly newspaper in Clarendon County and one of the oldest in the Santee Cooper region, is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

No more Arby’s in Manning

Posted on July 22, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

arbys_redux_logo_detailArby’s Manager of Public Engagement Jason Rollins said the Arby’s on Paxville Highway in Manning and another in Walterboro that are owned by the same company have closed.

He said Pryor Enterprises has no plans to reopen the Manning store.


District 5 voters head to polls today

Posted on July 22, 2014 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

candidatesJulius Dukes and Gloria Frierson will face off at the polls today, with voters in the District 5 special election runoff heading to the Cypress Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The winner of tonight’s election will fill the unexpired term of the late Gregory Witherspoon, who died March 20. Witherspoon was unchallenged in his bid for another term and won by default April 8.


Waterfowl association protects land

Posted on July 21, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

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The lands surrounding Camp Leopold and Camp Woodie will remain undeveloped in perpetuity.

Records show several tracts of land near Lake Marion have been placed into conservation easement. The properties lie south and east of Elliot’s Landing and run parallel to Old River Road. Kennette Trail runs through the northern portion of the parcel referred to in records as the Boise Cascade tract. The other parcels are the Stewart/Liberty Life tract and the Payne tract.

Congaree Land Trust paid $232,050 to the South Carolina Waterfowl Association to place a total of 232.05 … Read the rest

Manning man charged in string of alleged burglaries, thefts

Posted on July 21, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Crime-ReportsA 36-year-old Manning man gave three downtown businesses, a vehicle owner and the Manning Police Department quite the headache last week.

Charles Jeffery Parker of 113 Robert St. in Manning had been out of the Clarendon County Detention Center for just three days after being charged with motor vehicle theft, disorderly conduct and driving under suspension, when he was apprehended again and charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary and petit larceny of $2,000 or less.

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer said Parker’s brush with the law began with the alleged theft of tools from near the old Up … Read the rest

Sickle Cell foundation offers Clarendon, Sumter screenings

Posted on July 21, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

foundation memorialThe Sumter James R. Clark Sickle Cell Memorial Foundation, 337 Manning Ave. in Sumter offers free Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait screenings to the Sumter and Clarendon communities. For appointments, call (803) 774-6181.

70 percent chance of rain today

Posted on July 21, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for east central Georgia and central South Carolina as thunderstorms are likely throughout the rest of the day.

High temperatures today should reach the mid 80s with winds out of the east at 3 to 7 mph. Tonight’s temperatures will drop to the low 70s as our chance of precipitation decreases to 50 percent.


Be safe on the lake this summer

Posted on July 21, 2014 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

randy garrettOne of Clarendon County’s main attractions is our beautiful Lake Marion.

While it is a beautiful place to take your family and relax, it has also proven to be dangerous, if the right precautions are not taken.

As sheriff of Clarendon County, I took an oath to protect and serve. Part of my duty to protect and serve is to give knowledge to the community. Following are some boating safety tips that you can use while enjoying the water this summer.

Remember, your safety is my No. 1 concern!


No matter how much experience you have, it’s … Read the rest

Manning Times Koozie Kontest

Posted on July 21, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

kooziesThe Manning Times now has koozies sponsored by our office and Subway. And we’re selling them for $1 with a contest attached.

Come in, purchase a koozie and then take a picture of you or a friend using it in a creative way. Send the picture to

We will post the pictures, and then share them to Facebook. The picture that gets the most SHARES by Aug. 15 will garner its owner a Yeti cooler.

Manning City Council meets tonight

Posted on July 21, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

manning-city-councilManning City Council meets 6:30 p.m. today at Manning City Council, 29 W. Boyce St. in Manning. Please use the South Mill Street entrance to head to council chambers on the second floor. For more information, call (803) 435-8477.


Posted on July 21, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Walker Gamble High School reunion to be held in September

Posted on July 21, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

community-news-SHORTERThe Walker Gamble High School Alumni Association Inc. reunion committee will hold a reunion weekend Sept. 26-28 at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion. For more information, write to WGHS Alumni Association Inc., P.O. Box 335, New Zion, SC 29111.






Soil Health Workshop

Posted on July 21, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

logoThe Clarendon Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with Clemson University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to hold a Soil Health Workshop at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the F.E. DuBose Center.

Topics for the workshop will include the basics of soil health; where South Carolina currently is; South Carolina’s future outlook; and the use of cover crops as a tool for soil health. The conclusion of the meeting will feature a farmer panel that will include producers from across the state who have been utilizing cover crops on their farms.

Attendees will … Read the rest

Sara Ann Graham Scott

Posted on July 20, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Sara Ann Graham Scott

Sara Ann Graham Scott

SUMTER – Sara Ann Graham Scott, 81, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.

Born June 21, 1933, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Charles Graham and Mildred Ruth Ardis Graham. She was a member of Pinewood United Methodist Church. A 1952 graduate of Pinewood High School, she was a member of the basketball team and served as senior editor of the Pine Bur staff.

During her senior year, her classmates named her the most athletic and wittiest of the senior class.

Survivors include many nieces and … Read the rest


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