Monthly Archives: April 2014

Monarchs win Region VI-3A Track Championship

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

monarchsmonarchsThe Manning High School Monarchs girls and boys teams won the Region VI-3A Track Championship on Wednesday. The girls’ team scored 213, while Darlington was the next-closest with 135. Hartsville scored 50; Lakewood scored 45; and Marlboro and Crestwood scored 20. The boys scored 168 to win, while Darlington scored 123; Crestwood, 106; Lakewood, 78; and Hartsville and Marlboro, 14 each.  

Alleged moonshine suspect posts bond

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

A 33-year-old Manning man charged April 14 for his alleged role in a moonshine distillery in Jordan has posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond to be released. harold-anthony-jamesharold-anthony-jamesHarold Anthony James of 2155 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning posted bond shortly after his arrest, but the information did not become available on the Clarendon County Public Court Index until recently. James was charged with unlawful manufacture, transfer or possession of a distillery, first offense, a few days after Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies seized materials typically associated with the manufacture of illegal alcohol. Capt. Ricky Richards said deputies seized 700 gallons of… Read the rest

Clarendon District 1 child find screenings

Posted on April 30, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

seccseccClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as a part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 8 at Summerton Early Childhood Center. For more information, call Glenda Coard or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.

Morgan Bacon crowned Miss Teen South Carolina International

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

Morgan Bacon, 17, of West Columbia, was crowned April 20 as Miss Teen South Carolina International 2014 at Charleston Music Hall. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Melton of Manning and Billy Melton of Kershaw. She will represent South Carolina from Aug. 1-2 at the International Pageant in Jacksonville, Fla., against other young women from the U.S. and other countries around the world. See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more. morgan-baconmorgan-bacon

LETTER: Rep. Ridgeway thanks Shoney’s, waitress for prompt action during choking incident

Posted on April 30, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

letters-longletters-long EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Rep. Robert Ridgeway to Andy Stout, owner of Shoney’s in Manning. On April 19, 2014, my wife and I were dining at Shoney’s Restaurant of Manning.  During our meal, a disturbance occurred across the dining room.  A man was choking and his wife was yelling for help.  As a physician, paramedic and firefighter, I responded immediately, and upon my arrival, one of your waitresses had already accessed the situation and was taking action.  (She was just one or two tables away). She actually diagnosed the problem and performed the appropriate maneuvers to… Read the rest

Oh the dreadful wind and rain

Posted on April 30, 2014 11:11 am by Staff Reports

IMG_5348_edited-1IMG_5348_edited-1 Looks like some rain is on the way. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 60 percent chance of rain today, with showers and thunderstorms most likely between noon and 2 p.m. Winds will gust from the south at 18 to 36 mph. Tonight’s forecast will most likely see more of the same, with the wind and rain hitting us between 8 and 11 p.m. as temps drop to the mid 60s.      

District 2 to hold AVID meeting today

Posted on April 30, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

avidavidClarendon School District 2 will hold a parent information meeting at 6 p.m. today at Manning High School for the parents of students heading into seventh, eighth and ninth grades and interested in apply for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program for the 2014-15 school year. The AVID College Readiness System (ARCS) accelerates student learning, and uses research-based methods of effective instruction while providing meaningful and motivational professional learning. For more information, call the Guidance Office at Manning High School at (803) 435-4417.

Robert Lee “Bob” Moore

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

Robert-Lee-MooreRobert-Lee-MooreSUMMERTON – Robert Lee “Bob” Moore, 73, husband of Anne Elizabeth Robertson Moore, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1940, in Grafton, W. Va., he was a son of the late Robert Harold Moore and Mary Dryfield Moore. He was a member of St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge in Manning. Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include three brothers, Terrance Moore of Manning and James Moore and Thomas (Katherine) Moore, both of Maryland. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Slusher Moore. No services are planned at this time. Stephens Funeral Home… Read the rest

Shed fire poses problems for firefighters

Posted on April 29, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A shed fire in a secluded area of woods off S.C. 260 about seven miles outside of downtown Manning caused problems for firefighters late Tuesday evening. Firefighters first responded to the fire about 7 p.m., and were still fighting the blaze about 8:50 p.m. They ultimately called in a bulldozer to get to the fire, which was in a heavily wooded area off S.C. 260 and Bonanza Crossing Road. The property, owned by Warren James, also had several abandoned vehicles, scrap metal and other materials scattered throughout the wooded area, making the blaze difficult to contain. #gallery-1 { margin: auto;… Read the rest

Heavy smoke on SC 260

Posted on April 29, 2014 7:07 pm by Ted E. Spencer

A structure fire on the woods off Bomanza Crossing and S.C. 260 is blowing heavy black smoke toward Manning. Check back for updates.

Brenda M. Bosetti Fix

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

Brenda M. Bosetti Fix of Wyboo Plantation died Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston. She left this world to be with the Lord in the loving arms of her husband, George J. Fix. She was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Alma I. DeBell Bossetti. She was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree from the graduate school of Ohio State University in 1992, after she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from that same institution. After working for The Ohio State University Hospital for 18 years as a dietician and… Read the rest

LMA’s sporting clays team wins third straight Intermediate Division Title

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

The Laurence Manning Academy sporting clays team won its third straight Intermediate First Year Division title in a row for the S.C. Youth Shooting Foundation Sporting Clays Tournament Series. SPORTING-CLAYSSPORTING-CLAYSReid Norris and J.D. Burroughs both shot 84 out of 100 targets, while Trevor Turcotte shot 82 out of 100, bringing the team total to 250. The three young shooters are coached by Richard Harker. Team Coach Billy Downer said the men are “something special.” “They have a bright future ahead of them,” he said. The Swampcats are now looking forward to the state event May 10 at Rocky Creek Sporting… Read the rest

County, Sheriff’s Office to hold bake sale for Relay for Life

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

American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeAmerican_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeClarendon County and the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office will jointly hold a bake sale for Relay for Life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the County Administration Building on Sunset Drive in Manning. For more information, call Deputy Annett Smith at (803) 460-6679 or (803) 435-4414, or call Tammy Rodvansky at (803) 435-8424.  

Brandon Shaw inducted into national honor society at CCU

Posted on April 29, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

brandon-shawbrandon-shawCONWAY – Turbeville native and East Clarendon High School graduate Brandon Shaw was among 87 students at Coastal Carolina University inducted April 15 into the campus chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. Membership in this prestigious national freshman honors society celebrates outstanding academic performance after the completion of one full semester of college work. Phi Eta Sigma emphasizes those personal qualities that are essential to a successful and happy life.

Shirley Bryan VanVoorhis

Posted on April 29, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Shirley Bryan VanVoorhis, age 65, beloved widow Roy VanVoorhis, died on Friday, April 25, 2014, at her home. shirley vanvoorhisshirley vanvoorhisBorn in Lumberton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Ellis J. and Beulah McLamb Bryan. She formerly worked in security. She was of the Baptist faith. She will always be remembered as a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-inlaw. Survivors include a son, Randy Milton (Melinda) Odom of Sumter; a daughter, Melinda (Bill) Phillips of Sumter; two brothers, Danny Bryan and Wayne Bryan, both of Lumberton; three sisters, Patricia Meraz, Faye Bryan and Jean Ristuccia; three grandchildren, Taylor Odom,… Read the rest

Bowers speaks to packed crowd at Relay Survivors’ Reception

Posted on April 29, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

billy-bowersbilly-bowersFive-year cancer survivor Billy Bowers spoke to a packed crowd at the Clarendon County Relay for Life Survivors’ Reception held Monday night at Manning United Methodist Church. Organizers estimated that about 220 survivors and their caregivers came out to celebrate life and honor those who have succumbed to the many different types of cancer. “This is the largest crowd I think I’ve ever seen at this event,” said Pat Fenters, co-coordinator of the Relay for Life Survivors Support Group for Clarendon County.  

Wayne Albeon Scott Sr.

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

PAXVILLE – Wayne Albeon Scott Sr., 70, husband of the late Judy Ruth Hite Scott, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his home. Wayne ScottWayne ScottBorn Sept. 19, 1943, in Paxville, he was a son of the late Richard Manning and Gladys Kolb Scott. He was a retired mechanic, he was a former mayor of Paxville, a former fire chief for the Paxville area and he was a member of Paxville Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Barkley of Sumter and Lindell Rodgers (Ricky) of Paxville; two sons, Wayne A. Scott, Jr. (Gloria) of Florence and Edward Hite (Eddie)… Read the rest

Samuel Eugene Steele Sr.

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

Samuel Eugene Steele Sr., 78, widower of Joan Davis Steele, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at the home of his son in Alcolu. Samuel Eugene SteeleSamuel Eugene SteeleSamuel Eugene Steele Sr. Born Feb. 29, 1936, in Sumter, he was a son of the late George William Steele Sr. and Louise Priest Steele Haley. He was a member of the National Guard, Claremont Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Jamil Shrine and an active member of Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church. Survivors inclue a son, Samuel E. “Gene” Steele Jr. (Charlene) of Alcolu; a daughter, Tamara “Tammy” Steele Cornwell (Brian) of Sumter; five grandchildren, Katie… Read the rest

Ruby Ridgill Jacobs

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

DARLINGTON – Ruby Ridgill Jacobs, 91, widow of James Jacobs, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Bethea Baptist Retirement Center in Darlington. Born Oct. 27, 1922, in High Point, N.C., she was the oldest daughter of the late James Lee Ridgill Sr. and Ruth Ward Ridgill. She was a member of Manning First Baptist Church. Survivors include twin sisters, Doris Ridgill Tatum (Dr. Ben Tatum) of Laurinburg, N.C. and Dora Ridgill Kinsey (Dr. Frank Kinsey) of Kiawah Island; and 56 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning. In lieu… Read the rest

County responds to Black River Road fire

Posted on April 28, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Fire Department responded about 5:15 p.m. Monday to a structure fire in the 2000 block of Black River Road. The fire was initially reported as involving both the structure and threatening another. Ultimately, firefighters contained the fire, although the structure was destroyed. There was no word Monday night on any displacement of family or cost of damages. black river road fireblack river road fire

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