Pilot Club to host Card Benefit

Posted by | September 25, 2017 2:54 am

The Clarendon County Pilot Club will host its annual Card Benefit from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Presbyterian Church at Manning on North Brooks Street. Get up a table and support the Pilot Club. There will be delicious food and great prizes. The cost to play is $15. For more information, call Sandra Brewer at (803) 473-3186 or Margaret Robertson at (803) 435-8289.


Monarchs to host barbecue fundraiser Saturday

Posted by | September 25, 2017 1:02 am

Lake Marion Heat will be selling its award-winning barbecue plates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Manning High School for $10 a plate to benefit the Monarch International Travel Team. The plate includes pulled pork, rice, hash, bread, pickles and your choice of baked beans or coleslaw. The Monarch International Travel Team includes a group of students aiming to travel during Spring Break 2018 to France, Italy and Spain. The day will also include a yard sale.

Letter: Thank God for our first responders

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:52 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was in response to a manninglive.com post about the Clarendon County Fire Department promoting six of its firefighters in a ceremony last week at Weldon Auditorium. Thank God we have such dedicated men and women to come to our aid in times of crisis. Their jobs require such strength and selfless dedication; their monetary rewards are slim. Why choose such a low-paying vocation? Like teaching, it is not a vocation one enters for the high pay scale. Could it be they live by the Golden Rule? Love thy neighbor as thyself? I think so. Thanks, you… Read the rest

Lady Saints fall to Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:39 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity volleyball team lost to Jefferson Davis 3-2 with scores of 25-17 (W), 25-23 (L), 25-23 (W), 25-19 (L) and 17-15 (L). Madison Kidd led the Lady Saints with 24 service points. Brynne Baxley had 23 points, and Mallory McIntosh had 19 with four aces. The Varsity Lady Saints are now 4-4 on the season, with a 2-3 region record.

JV Lady Saints defeat Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:37 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints traveled Tuesday to Blackville to come away with a 2-0 win against Jefferson Davis Academy. Game scores were 25-15 and 25-14. Amberly Way led the JV Lady Saints with 19 service points. Aubrey Edward and Hadleigh McIntosh had eight serve points each, while Maleigh Cline finished with seven points. The JV Lady Saints brought their record to 8-0 on the season with the win.

Company recalls dietary supplements sold nationwide

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:32 am

Newark, California-based Gadget Island Inc. is voluntarily recalling a variety of dietary supplements due to undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients. Such ingredients include sildenafil, desmethyl carbodenafil and tadalafil. Products distributed containing these undeclared ingredients include: * Rhino 7 Platinum 5000 – UPC 617135861224, LOT No. R7-D5K1011H. * Papa Zen 3000 – UPC 718122032587, LOT No. NSS050888 * Fifty Shades 6000 – UPC 4026666146056 *Grande X 5800 – UPC 640793555440 Use of products with undeclared active ingredients like sildenafil, tadalafil and desmethyl carbodenafil may pose a threat to consumers because the active ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs,… Read the rest

Destiny Frazier-Dinkins

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:23 am

Destiny Frazier-Dinkins, 30, wife of Minister Joseph Dinkins died Sept. 21, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born Jan. 2, 1987, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Robert Tindal and Cynthia Frazier Hilton. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Tasha Frazier, 4006 Ginger Lane in Sumter. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Henry Abraham

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:21 am

SUMMERTON – Henry Abraham, 92, widower of Lenora Canty Abraham, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton. Born Sept. 17, 1925, in Manning, he was a son of the late Rev. Commodore Abraham and Lillie Abraham. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Marie Frances Heppard McCoy

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:19 am

SUMMERTON – Marie Frances Heppard McCoy, widow of Franklin Curtis McCoy, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at her home, 1023 Golden St. in Summerton. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Mary Gibson

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:17 am

NEW YORK, New York – Mary Gibson, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Mt. Sinai South-St. Luke in New York. She was born March 7, 1941, in Manning. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Spring Hill AME Church, 4309 Bill Davis Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Emma Mellerson, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Saints fall to Richard Winn Academy

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:05 am

The Clarendon Hall varsity Saints fell Friday night to Richard Winn Academy by a score of 47-31. The Eagles opened the scoring up in the first quarter with a 12-yard rushing touchdown to go 6-0. The Saints quickly answered on their second play with a 70-yard pass completion from Dylan Way to Zyan Gilmore to tie the score at 6-6. After each team was forced to punt, Richard Winn scored from 29 yards out to go up to 12-6. Clarendon Hall again answered right away with Dylan Way scoring on a 29-yard rushing touchdown to tie the score at 12-12.… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 25

Posted by | September 25, 2017 12:00 am

275 – In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor. 762 – Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate. 1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England. 1237 – England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border. 1396 – Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis. 1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the… Read the rest

Fire Ants to host golf tournament

Posted by | September 24, 2017 11:51 pm

The University of South Carolina Sumter Athletics Department will host a golf tournament starting 8:30 a.m. Friday at Beech Creek Golf Course, 1800 Sam Gillespie Blvd. in Sumter, in partnership with the American Heart Association. The tournament will feature a four-player, Captain’s choice format. There will be special hole-in-one options, an opportunity to beat the coach and prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. Cash prizes will be available for the top three teams. All proceeds will benefit Fire Ant Athletics and the American Heart Association. For more information, or to register, call fundraising coordinator Christie Stutz at… Read the rest


Adela Virginia Gladden Ridgeway

Posted by | September 24, 2017 3:15 pm

Adela Virginia Gladden Ridgeway, 79, widow of William Ervin Ridgeway Sr., died Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born February 27, 1938, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Alethia Gladden. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by four daughters, June Ard, Sandra Ridgeway, Pinky Justice (Ken), all of Manning and Linda Thames (Sparky) of Sumter; a brother, Joe Gladden of Sumter; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and mother, she was preceded in death by a son, William Ervin Ridgeway, Jr.; two great grandchildren; and her twin… Read the rest

Ragin recognized for service to county

Posted by | September 24, 2017 10:16 am

Clarendon County Council recognized David Ragin on Sept. 14 for five years as a custodian with the county facilities department. He was presented with a certificate and a 10-year pin by Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart and Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson.

Fannie Stewart Wilson

Posted by | September 24, 2017 4:25 am

FLORENCE – Fannie Stewart Wilson, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at the McLeod Hospice House. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Sparrow Swamp Baptist Church. Interment followed at Byrd Cemetery. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Percy and Maggie Elizabeth Langston Billups. She was first married to the late J.C. Stewart and then to the late Edwin Wilson. Survivors include her children, Paula (Jimmy) Bramlett, Beth (Bill) Bennett and James (Joyce) Stewart; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Stewart Holcomb; three brothers;… Read the rest

Nance recognized for service with CCFD

Posted by | September 24, 2017 2:14 am

Clarendon County Council recognized James Nance on Sept. 14 for five years as a firefighter with the County Fire Department. Nance is classified as a Firefighter II. He was presented with a certificate and a 10-year pin by Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart and Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson.

County Council grants funding request of $18K

Posted by | September 24, 2017 2:10 am

The Clarendon County Historical Society received some good news last week as County Council approved a funding request presented by President Margaret “Peggi” Sorrell. Sorrell outlined in a letter to council members on Sept. 14 that the group was requesting $18,870 from the county’s Hospitality Tax Fund in order to make some arrangements at the society’s museum in order to attract folks to the area and instill an appreciation of history in those already present in Clarendon County. “In the course of traveling around South Carolina and other places, I have seen wonderful towns,” Sorrell said. “My husband and I… Read the rest

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