Monthly Archives: January 2014

Boat donations keep Christian charity going

Posted on January 31, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

boat 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.


Posted on January 31, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Bobby Lee Elmore, widower of Mary Anderson Elmore, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.

Born March 14, 1935, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., he was a son of Minnie Wiles Elmore and the late Jason “Jack” Elmore, and always held a special place in his heart for his hometown. The values he learned from them shaped him into a hard-working but gentle man who loved to build and create with his hands. Bobby was a wonderful big brother to Linda McNeil of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Savannah Williams of Kentucky and the late Mary Hayes and Read the rest


Posted on January 31, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

grief_for_web_1Rubin W. Watford, 90, widower of Joann DuBose Watford, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at National Healthcare in Sumter.

Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late William Watford and Irene Sims Watford. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from Campbell Soup Company and was a member of Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Rubin Watford,Jr. of Turbeville; a sister, Agnes Welch of Turbeville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by a daughter, Bohnii W. Moore.

Funeral services will be held 3 Read the rest


Posted on January 31, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Adrian-McLaughlin-001MANNING – Adrian Spencer “Mac” McLaughlin, 65, husband of Deborah Sue Keys McLaughlin, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.


Born Aug. 26, 1948, in Paris, Maine, he was a son of the late Merlyn Densmore and Elsie Dean McLaughlin. He was a retired master carpenter, a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, the Flying Tigers, a Civil War re-enactor, and a member of Manning First Baptist Church and the P.T. Bradham Sunday School class.


Survivors besides his wife of Manning include two sons, Brian McLaughlin (Jodi) and … Read the rest

‘Waffle House shooter’ gets 30 days for simple assault

Posted on January 31, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

shaun_kent_1Attorney Shaun Kent defends his client, Yakeisha Ward of Manning, on Thursday in Clarendon County Magistrate’s Court. A jury found Ward guilty of simple assault on Friday afternoon after three hours of deliberations for her part in a shooting at a Manning Waffle House in 2009. Ward had been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill in May 2009, after a 27-year-old woman sustained a gunshot at the restaurant during a fight in which Ward had been touted as the primary aggressor by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Third Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran sentenced Ward to 30 … Read the rest

Clarendon NCNW to hold monthly meeting

Posted on January 31, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Yvonne Parson at (803) 473-3977.

Clarendon firefighters rush to help with Lake City blaze

Posted on January 31, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – Gavin Jackson with the Florence Morning News reported Jan. 21 that the Clarendon County Fire Department was one of several agencies from three counties and other municipalities who worked a “four-alarm fire at Nan Ya Plastics south of Lake City for 90 minutes” that day.

The paper quoted local fire officials, who said the response did not match the size of the fire.

“Ten times more people showed up than what was needed, but I will say this: I’d rather have too many than not enough,” said plant Director of Safety, Health and Environmental Control Adrian Harris. … Read the rest

St. Mary’s to celebrate CENTENNIAL

Posted on January 31, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with holy mass at 11 a.m. Sunday. A historic marker will be unveiled at noon in front of the church, and will be followed by lunch in  the St. Matthias Parish Hall.

Zumba, weight-training offered at Clarendon Community Centera

Posted on January 31, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

fitnessThe Clarendon Community Center behind Weldon Auditorium is offering the following classes. For class needs and to register, call (803) 433-0103 or (803) 473-3543.
Zumba from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

MJHS recipient of Intercession Grant

Posted on January 31, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Junior High School is one of 22 South Carolina schools awarded funds last week to implement At-Risk Innovative Intercession programs at the school.


Posted on January 30, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

jerry_robertson_1The Clarendon County Historical Society announced Thursday night the county’s selection to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit dedicated to sportspeople, including Althea Gibson, in 2015.

See next week’s Manning Times for more.



Posted on January 30, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

READY_Laura_A-HarrisonLaura Ann Harrison, 45, of 3383 S. Brewington Road in Manning, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home.


Born Nov. 2, 1968, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Andretta Houston Harrison and the late Deacon Joe Nathan Harrison. She was a graduate of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg. In her youth, she attended Grace Christian Church in Manning.


Survivors besides her mother of the home include a son, Travis Harrison of the home; two sisters, Betty J. King and Elinda G. Harrison; two brothers, Jonathan (Kathleen) Harrison and Ryan Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

relay_kickoff_2Cancer survivor Pat Fenters decorates the outside walkway at Manning United Methodist Church with balloons on Monday night shortly before the Clarendon County Relay for Life 2014 Kick-Off held at the church. See the Feb. 4 edition of The Manning Times for more.



Posted on January 30, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

school delaysThe following schools will be operating on delays on Friday due to hazardous roadways caused by inclement weather on Tuesday and Wednesday:

All Clarendon School District 3 schools will operate on a two-hour delay.

Laurence Manning Academy will operate on a two-hour delay.

All Clarendon School District 2 schools will operate on a one-hour delay.

Information will be updated as it becomes available. Check back with


Posted on January 30, 2014 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John Tindal - Clarendon 2Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 to discuss any issues, ideas, concerns or good news with residents at the Clarendon 2 office, 15 Major Drive in Manning. For more information, call (803) 435-4435.



Posted on January 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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MANNING – Jerry Ivy Strickland, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.


Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Olanta, he was a son of the late Maxie Lee and Coleen Strickland Lee.


Survivors include a son, Jerry W. “Tom” Strickland (Linda) of Manning; three daughters, Debra Barrett, Chevy (Frankie) Breedin and Margaret Strickland, all of Sumter; three brothers, Barron Strickland of Pamplico, Eugene (Barbara) Strickland of Alcolu and Danny (Vicky) Lee of Timmonsville; a sister, Mary Mathis of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the … Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

People make charitable donations for various reasons. Some are motivated by a desire to give back to their communities, while others may be inspired by a particular cause whether that cause is based down the street or across the globe.

Network for Good, an organization that helps nonprofits connect with prospective donors, says 89 percent of American households give to charity. Gifts average 3.2 percent of household income, or roughly $1,620 annually, and oftentimes such donations are tax deductible. The Canada Revenue Agency and the United States Internal Revenue Service are the organizations tasked with overseeing tax-related issues. In-depth Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


KINGSTREE – Ethan Kinard McClary, 7-year-old son of Corley and Lacey Kinard McClary, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.


Born Jan. 30, 2006, in Orangeburg, he was a second-grade student at Williamsburg Academy.


Survivors besides his parents of Kingstree include a brother, James Bryce McClary of Kingstree; his grandparents, Brade and Kim McClary of Kingstree, Herb Kinard of Islandton and Pam Kinard of Orangeburg; his great-grandparents, O.E. Ott of Orangeburg, Lorene Sutcliffe of Norway, and A.C. and Sylvia Duke of Kingstree; and aunts and uncles, Megan McClary of Kingstree, Austin Kinard … Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


grief_for_web_1LYNCHBURG — Addie L. Wilson McCray, 77, widow of Clarence McCray Sr., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.


She was a member of Warren Chapel United Methodist Church and was an inspiration to her community and everyone she met.


Survivors include 13 children, Clarence Jr., Sylvester (Barbara), George, the Rev. Larry (Olivia), Ervin, Lorenza (Angie), Clayton (Iris), Dennis (Harriett), the Rev. Michael, Wally, Rebecca (Nathaniel), Valrey and Harriett; a brother, Henry (Betty) Wilson; a sister, Virginia Nowlin; a sister-in-law, Carron Smith; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her guardian children, Jimmy and Ernestine; and extended family members of friends.

 … Read the rest


Posted on January 30, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Ann Lucas, 84, wife of W.D. Lucas, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home.

Born in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. D.O. and Charlotte Foster Holman. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Christian Academy in Manning.

Survivors besides her husband of 65 years of Sumter include a son, David Lucas (Karen) of Columbia; a daughter, Charlotte Lucas of the home; a brother, Dr. David Holman (Pat) of York; a sister, the Rev. Adrienne Anderson (the Rev. Lyn) of Lake View; six grandchildren, Capt. Clifford Dean Lucas (Michele), Andrew Lucas (Michelle), Cecilia Lucas, Stephanie Laitenen, … Read the rest


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