Monthly Archives: February 2014

FAFSA workshop set for East Clarendon High School

Posted on February 24, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

FAFSA_workshopEast Clarendon High School will hold a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Loan Assistance) workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its seniors, and welcomes parents to come along.


Haley says government not answer to creating jobs

Posted on February 24, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Gov. Nikki Haley said today after a governors-only meeting at the White House that Republican governors have accomplished more for their individual states than “Washington ever will.”

Gov. Nikki Haley said today after a governors-only meeting at the White House she is “more convinced now than ever that (President Barack Obama) believes that government is the answer to creating jobs.”

View video of Haley’s remarks at http://youtu.be/-w_ZE_7J45E.

 


Mt. Zion AME Church revival

Posted on February 24, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Historic Mt. Zion AME Church near Davis Station will conclude its revival services at 6:30- p.m. Tuesday, with Jehovah-Jireh Ministry Pastor Dr. Myra Pearson speaking. The host pastor is the Rev. Courtney D. Colleton.

 


William James “Pop” Witherspoon Jr.

Posted on February 24, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

TURBEVILLE – William James “Pop” Witherspoon Jr., 46, husband of Laura Ann Evans Witherspoon, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Lake City Memorial Hospital in Lake City.

Born March 13, 1967, in Norwalk, Conn., he was a son of the late William James Witherspoon Sr. and Eunice Blackwell Witherspoon.

The family will receive friends at the home of his father and mother-in-law, Clinton and Lois Evans, 3757 American Ave. in Turbeville.

Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

 


Collision, no injuries reported on I-95

Posted on February 24, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolThe South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a collision in the northbound lanes between the 127 and 128 mile-markers of Interstate 95. No injuries are being reported, but traffic may slow while the wreck is being handled.


Traviant Riley named Region 7 Player of the Year

Posted on February 24, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

traviant_rileyScott’s Branch High School senior Traviant Riley, a guard for the Varsity Eagles basketball team, was named Region 7 Player of the Year. He has also been nominated for All-State. Riley averaged 18.2 points per game this season, along with 5.2 rebounds per game, 3.7 steals per game and 4.2 assists per game.

 

 


Bubba helps LMA basketball teams

Posted on February 24, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Manning personality Bubba Davis waits for his Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats to hit the court on Friday night at the Sumter Exhibition Center. Davis helps out with the team, which is coached by Kendra Rowland with the assistance of Heather Hodge.


MJHS student charged with assault, possession of gun on school grounds

Posted on February 24, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

investigationsA 13-year-old Manning Junior High School student who allegedly brought a pellet gun to school on Monday has been charged with possession of a gun on school grounds and assault on a public official, according to reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.

Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal said the student will not be allowed back on campus until a hearing is conducted before the school board, whose members will make a final decision in the student’s case afterward. Tindal said the school has a zero tolerance policy regarding weapons because it receives funding from the federal government.… Read the rest


Manning Junior High student suspended pending hearing on pellet gun incident

Posted on February 24, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Crime_scene1A 13-year-old boy accused by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office of bringing a pellet gun to Manning Junior High School on Monday morning will be suspended until he can go before the school board for a hearing, according to Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal.

“Because we receive federal funds, we are mandated to expel a person with a firearm under the Federal Gun-free School Act,” Tindal said. “We are required to expel them for 365 days. The superintendent has some authority to work within that, and I don’t know how this particular item, as a pellet gun, would … Read the rest


MJHS student brings pellet gun to school

Posted on February 24, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

investigationsManning Junior High School students had a more exciting Monday than planned after a student brought a pellet gun to school. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office detained the student about 9:30 a.m., shortly after the school’s resource officer took the student out of class without incident. No students were injured.

 


Junior Chamber Oyster Roast a success

Posted on February 24, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Miss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson helped out at the entrance to Saturday’s Junior Chamber Oyster Roast.

The Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce held its annual Oyster Roast on Saturday night at the National Guard Armory on Raccoon Road in Manning. See the Feb. 27 edition of The Manning Times for more.

 


Men Standing in the Gap prayer breakfast March 8

Posted on February 23, 2014 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

james holidayThe Presbyterian Men’s Council will hold “Men Standing in the Gap,” a prayer breakfast, at 10 a.m. March 8 at Harmony Presbyterian Church (USA), 8883 U.S. 301 North in Alcolu, north of Manning. The guest speaker will be James E. Holiday, pastor of Bushy Pond Baptist Church of Norway. Donations are $5.


Juanita McKenzie Barrineau

Posted on February 23, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – Juanita McKenzie Barrineau, 80, widow of Curtis Vance Barrineau, died Feb. 22, 2014, at her home after an illness.

Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Wylie W. McKenzie and Lottie Beard McKenzie. She retired from food service in Florence School District 3, and was a homemaker and a member of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, the Women’s Ministry and the Sunday school of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Dianne (Dinah) Campbell of Florence and Jan (Barry) Conyers and Shan (Aaron) Robinson, both of Lake City; a son, Van (Lynette) Barrineau … Read the rest


Wallace Gibson

Posted on February 23, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Wallace GibsonWallace Gibson, 85, widower of Lillian Irene Bryant Gibson, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home.

Born May 28, 1928, in Brundidge, Ala., he was a son of the late Robert “Bub” Gibson and Elizabeth Grey Goolsby Gibson. He was raised in Columbus, Ga., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired from Georgia Pacific as a shipping and receiving clerk, and he was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, David Michael Gibson of Longs and Clifford Douglas Gibson (Bonnie) of Bonneau; three daughters, Patricia Leigh Nunnery, Laura Irene Guthrie … Read the rest


Smith resigns as boys’ basketball coach, teacher effective June 6

Posted on February 23, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

monarchsJacob E. Smith Sr. has written a letter to Clarendon School District 2 submitting his resignation as a teacher at Manning Primary School and as head varsity boys basketball coach at Manning High School. His last day as a teacher, according to the letter, will be June 6.

“Although I have enjoyed working in Clarendon School District 2 over the past two years, I cannot continue my future in education here,” Smith wrote. “My family and I have decided to relocate at the end of this school year. I will greatly treasure the experiences I have had serving as a … Read the rest


Cabela’s King Kat closes successful weekend

Posted on February 23, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

cabelas4Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail ended its two-day run on Lake Marion on Saturday afternoon, with some teams pulling in upward 0f 80 pounds of catfish.

See the Feb. 27 edition of The Manning Times for winners and more information.

 

 


Turbeville Arts and Crafts continues today

Posted on February 23, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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The Rev. Tommy Atkinson and his hand-carved wooden items are both entertaining at the Turbeville Arts and Crafts Show this weekend in Turbeville.

The Turbeville Arts and Crafts Show will continue 2-5 p.m. today at Pine Grove United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall.

 


Barbara Hunter Snow

Posted on February 23, 2014 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Barbara Hunter Snow, wife of Christopher Snow, died Feb. 19, 2014, in Summerton, after a long illness. She worked for several years in the New York, New Jersey and South Carolina restaurant industry. As a hostess and manager, she was outstanding in her ability to make strangers feel like family.

She was a wonderful cook and will be remembered for her impeccable attention to detail that made every gathering special. Barbara had an incredible sense of humor and a warm and generous heart. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and family.

Memorial services are planned for a … Read the rest


Mary Annette Shaw

Posted on February 22, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Mary ShawBOKEELIA, Fla. – Mary Annette Shaw, widow of Phillip Edgar Shaw, died in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the youngest daughter of the late Thomas Richard Webster and Lorna Reed Webster Keogan. She was a retired licensed practical nurse, a 1967 graduate of Tompkins County Hospital School of Nursing and further her education to become a licensed respiratory therapist. Hobbies included her rose gardens, playing the organ at church, painting, ballroom dancing and, in recent years, karaoke. She was a participant in the first group to paint the Pine Island telephone poles, now a tradition continuing … Read the rest


Swampcats advance to next round of SCISA playoffs

Posted on February 22, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Rashad Robinson drifts toward the basket for two points Saturday night at the Sumter Civic Center.

Rashad Robinson drifts toward the basket for two points Saturday night at the Sumter Civic Center.

Laurence Manning Academy cruised to a 71-56 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday night during ‘AAA’ S.C. Independent School Association playoffs at the Sumter Civic Center.

The Swampcats of LMA and Eagles of HHCA battled to a 32-30 halftime mark, but the third quarter saw LMA dominate both ends of the basketball court and the Eagles were unable to regain momentum.

“It was one of the better games we played all year,” said Head Coach Will Epps, whose LMA squad faced a team … Read the rest


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