Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reaves brings domestic violence discussion to Rotary

Posted on March 30, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

bobbie-reavesThird Circuit Worthless Check Prosecutor Bobbie Reaves, a member of the Manning Rotary Club, brought two speakers to the club’s weekly meeting on Wednesday at the F.E. DuBose Center outside of Manning. The speakers discussed domestic violence, particularly South Carolina’s status as the No. 1 place in the nation where women die due to abuse in the home.

Marie Stephen Green

Posted on March 30, 2014 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Marie Stephen Green, 87, widow of Henry “Dick” Green, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Born Aug. 25, 1926, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Mary and Isaac Stephen.

Survivors include seven beloved children; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Antioch UME Church in Rimini. Burial will follow at Brown Chapel UME Church cemetery.

A viewing will be held 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to

The family will receive friends at the home of her son-in-law and … Read the rest

Clarendon Hall’s 10th annual Auction on Saturday

Posted on March 30, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

fleur-de-lis-red-mdClarendon Hall will hold its 10th annual Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday in the school’s gymnasium. It will include door prizes, drawings, and more than 100 items for sale in the auction itself. A live auction will include unique items made by each grade at Clarendon Hall. Items in the silent auction will include artwork, furniture, gift certificates, hunting trips, plants, vacation packages, hunting supplies, jewelry, toys, home décor, gardening equipment, lawn mowers and much more. Proceeds will benefit the children of Clarendon Hall. For more information, call (803) 485-3550.

Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford

Posted on March 30, 2014 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

SUMMERTON — Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford, widow of Willie “Friendly” Brailsford Sr., died Friday, March 28, 2014, at her home.

Born Nov. 6, 1919, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Johnson Oliver.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 2200 White Tail-Gardner Lane in Summerton.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming & Delaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

Puddin’ Swamp Singers reunite to celebrate Turbeville’s 100th Anniversary

Posted on March 29, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Puddin’ Swamp Singers reunited one last time on Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium to sing Broadway tunes and celebrate the town of Turbeville’s Centennial, which will be Aug. 18. will be posting pictures throughout this week from the event.







Deputies, police respond to assault at Walker Street home

Posted on March 29, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault call at a Walker Street Home near the Clarendon County Detention Center, just outside of Manning city limits, about 6 p.m. Saturday. The Manning Police Department assisted. Calls to Sheriff’s Office officials were not immediately returned Saturday night. will post more information as it becomes available.walker-street-assault

Cleo Thomas Dickey

Posted on March 29, 2014 8:08 pm by Ted E. Spencer

cleo dickeyLYNCHBURG  —  Cleo Thomas Dickey, 67, widow of Leon Dickey, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her residence, 4960 Narrow Paved Road, St. John community in Lynchburg.

Born Feb. 12, 1947, in Olanta, Dickey was a daughter of the late Carey and Carrie Epps Thomas. She attended Sumter County public schools. She was a healthcare provider for home health and eventually entered into private work. Dickey was a member of Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Olanta, where she sang with the gospel choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine (Derick) Johnson of Lynchburg and Amy (Ronald) Warren of Baltimore, Md.; … Read the rest

Joyce Evins Dozier

Posted on March 29, 2014 6:06 pm by Ted E. Spencer

ALCOLU — Joyce Evins Dozier, 52, wife of Barney Ray Dozier, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her residence, 5782 Brogdon Road in Alcolu.

Born July 27, 1961, in Norwalk, Conn., she was a daughter of Shirley Taylor Evins and the late Deacon Hazel “June” Evins Jr.

The family will receive friends at the home.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Swampcats defeat Covenant Central in Sumter

Posted on March 29, 2014 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy varsity soccer team defeated Covenant Central on Thursday at Patriot Park in Sumter. The Swampcats scored four goals in the first half to Covenant’s zero. In the second half, LMA put three more balls in the goal, and allowed Covenant one such opportunity. The final score was 7-1. Austin Stout finished the night with five goals and an assist; Will Wannamaker scored a goal and had an assist. Cooper Jolley finished with a goal and an assist. Olin Robinson had an assist, along with Luke DeCosta. The defense, led by Tyler Barrett and John Nguyen, held … Read the rest

Wildlife Education Center hosts artifact show

Posted on March 29, 2014 4:04 pm by Ted E. Spencer

artifacts-show-2RIMINI – The Piedmont Archaeological Society of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina hosted a Native American artifact show on Saturday at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association Wildlife Education Center near Rimini. Collectors and experts displayed thousands of South Carolina and Southeastern Native American artifacts during the show. Archaeological experts were on-hand to identify and age artifacts.



Nelson joins Manning Rotary

Posted on March 29, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

nelson-rotaryManning Mayor Julia Nelson joined the Manning Rotary Club during its regular weekly meeting on Wednesday at the F.E. DuBose Center in Manning, inducted by President Badge Baker, and introduced by member Leigh Ann Maynard.

Providence Christian Church Master and Little Miss Contest

Posted on March 29, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Providence Christian Church, 1100 Dozier Mallett Road in Manning, will hold its Master and Little Miss Providence contest at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Arkus Frierson, a dynamic youth minister from Sumter.



Clarendon Hall puts on Cinderella

Posted on March 29, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Drama Department at Clarendon Hall will present “Cinderella” by Kathryn Shultz Miller today and Sunday in the school’s gymnasium. Tickets for today’s dinner performance, which begins at 6 p.m., are $15, and include fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad, a roll, fresh fruit, banana pudding and sweet tea. Tickets for 3 p.m. Sunday are $8. There is no meal Sunday.

For more information, call (803) 485-3550.


NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet tonight

Posted on March 29, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

naacp-logoThe Clarendon County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. today at the F.E. DuBose Career Center, featuring Lonnie Randolph, the president of the South Carolina Conference Branch, as the guest speaker. Entertainment and a delicious meal will be provided. For ticket information, call Chairwoman Mary Cooper at (843) 659-4472 or (843) 372-4117.

Charles W. King

Posted on March 29, 2014 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

charles king

Charles W. King, 78, husband of Ernestine Rheames King, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home, 1312 Crestview Lane in Manning.

Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Rev. Emanuel L King and Lena Dozier King. He attended Manning Training High School. He was employed by Daniel’s Equipment Co. and Witherspoon Farms. He was a member of William Chapel Christian Church, where he was a church sexton.

Survivors besides his wife of the home include two daughters, Charlotte King of Manning and Willette (Roger) Gaiter of the home; three sons, Elbert “Chip” Rheames … Read the rest

LMA auction tonight

Posted on March 29, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LMA ShieldThe Laurence Manning Academy Auction, the school’s largest fundraiser, will be held tonight in Davis Gymnasium at the school. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the doors for the auction will open at 6:30 p.m. Single tickets are $25 at the door, and couples’ tickets are $35. Admission for the auction without dinner, provided by Shoney’s of Manning, is $5.

County: One debris site remains open after Monday

Posted on March 29, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

tree-stumps-waiting-pickupClarendon County officials announced Friday that two of the county’s remaining debris disposal sites will close after 5 p.m. Monday, including the Davis Station Recycling Center and the Turbeville Recycling Center. The Clarendon County Landfill, 2475 J.W. Rhames Road in Manning, will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Also, the county will not be picking up debris left on the side of residents’ property. It is up to the county resident to dispose of that debris. See the April 3 Manning Times for more.


Wessinger continues husband’s labor of love

Posted on March 29, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Wanda Wessinger said her late husband, Richard, never really wanted her to learn how to cook his famous peanuts.

 “Until he got sick, he was very hands-on, and didn’t really want me to have anything to do with it,” she said. “After he got sick, he would watch me like a hawk when I tried to help him.”

 wanda_wessinger_webWessinger continues to run the spot on Greeleyville Highway each Saturday where her husband enjoyed most weekends selling everything from his renown peanuts to drinks, produce and country ham.

“I’m only out there on Saturdays now, and the focus is on the … Read the rest

Clarendon NCNW to host Harambee Breakfast April 5

Posted on March 28, 2014 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ncnw-logo1The Clarendon National Council of Negro Women invites the public to attend its annual Harambee Breakfast at 9 a.m. April 5 at Taw Caw Community Outreach Center, 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton. The event will include a great breakfast, enjoyable program and a dynamic motivational speaker in Jeffrey Lampkin. The venerable, historic nonprofit organization donates all fundraising profits to local charities. For more information, call President Elease Fulton at (803) 478-2939 or Loretta Pollard at (803) 485-2071.


Southern States raises $400 for Manning High FFA

Posted on March 28, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

FFA-BOARD-2Edward Lavender, store manager for Southern States of Alcolu, met with three Manning High School FFA leaders and Coach Michael Haynes on Friday morning at the store.

ffa-board-3 Southern States collected money for FFA by selling stickers for $1 each from Feb. 19 through March 24, and Haynes said about $400 was raised through the effort.FFA-BOARD-1




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