Monthly Archives: April 2014

Briggs Chapel Gospel Explosion

Posted on April 13, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Briggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 7135 Wash Davis Raod in Summerton, will hold a Gospel Explosion at 3 p.m. today. They are asking for other choirs and groups to give a selection during the program. For more information, call Sister Joann Glover at (803) 460-4594.

Charles George Klein

Posted on April 12, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Charles George KleinCharles George Klein, 70, husband of Amy Joan Cogar Klein, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

Born Feb. 12, 1944, in Watertown, N.Y., he was a son of the late George Frederick Klein and Gertrude Child Klein. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War; a Blue Nose (a man who has crossed the Arctic Circle); a member of Haddonfield United Methodist Church in Haddonfield, N.J., for 50 years; and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning include a daughter, Heather Klein Reynolds of Eutawville; a … Read the rest

Mt. Calvary Palm Sunday program

Posted on April 12, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Mt. Calvary Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas Inc., 426 W. Boyce St. in Manning, will hold its annual Palm Sunday program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call President Wanda Taylor at (803) 473-6507.

CMH employees hold going away for Evan Hallinan

Posted on April 12, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker



Clarendon Memorial Hospital employees held a going-away party for chef Evan Hallinan on Thursday at Mariachi’s in Manning. Thursday was Hallinan’s last day after more than seven years as executive chef with the hospital. He is going to move to Tennessee for a teaching position later in the spring.


Send us your recollections of Hugo

Posted on April 12, 2014 5:05 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZThe 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo is still several months away, but The Manning Times is looking for your recollections now for an upcoming special edition. What do you remember about the night of the storm, or of the aftermath? How long were you without electricity? What did you do to cope and survive? Please end them, along with your full name and area in Clarendon County, to as soon as you can. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Taw Caw Gospel Extravaganza

Posted on April 12, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERATaw Caw Missionary Baptist Church Relay for Life Committee will hold a Gospel Extravaganza at 6 p.m. today at the church. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be given to Relay for Life.

Lillie Irene Gay DuBose

Posted on April 12, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Lillie Irene Gay DuBose, 85 of Manning, formerly of Lumpkin, Ga., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. DuBose had been living in her home in Manning.

Irene-DuBoseBorn May 11, 1928, in Dodge County, Ga., Lillie Irene Gay DuBose was a daughter of William Arthur Gay and Nina Lorene Ryals. Irene Gay married Jesse Isaiah DuBose, who was a lawyer.  When they moved to Lumpkin, she was hired as the home economist for Stewart County.  Jesse opened a law office in Stewart County.

Irene’s professional career began in February 1950. She taught home economics to high school … Read the rest

7th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival going strong

Posted on April 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The weather is warm and sunny, and people are flocking to Turbeville for the 7th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival. The festivities will continue well into this evening, with amusement rides, a pet contest, karaoke, live entertainment and much more. A fireworks show will happen after 9 p.m.


Sarah Elizabeth Floyd, 16, a special needs student at East Clarendon High School and part of its Special Olympics team, rode the Fun Slide with her mom, Shelley, on Saturday afternoon at the Puddin’ Swamp Festival. The rest of the pictures of her riding the slide follow.

 … Read the rest

Will John Senden win The Masters?

Posted on April 12, 2014 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

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The 42-year-old Australian, currently ranked 18th in FedEx Cup point standings, fired a second round 68 at Augusta to vault into second place (-4) behind leader Bubba Watson, who sits at -7.

Watson and Senden tee off today at 2:45 p.m. in the final pairing.

Senden has already won once on tour this year, taking the Valspar Championship in March to secure an invitation to The Masters. With a professional career that started in 1992, Senden has 36 career top 10 finishes on the PGA tour, and two in 2014.

On Friday, Senden carded six birdies and two bogeys.… Read the rest

Saturday schedule for Puddin’ Swamp Festival

Posted on April 12, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Walker Gamble visits State House

Posted on April 12, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The fourth-grade students of Walker Gamble Elementary School visited the State House recently, meeting with Rep. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway, D-Manning. Tamra Floyd, a teacher at the school, was the class leader during the trip.

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Hannah Dais

Posted on April 11, 2014 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

BRONX, N.Y. — Hannah Dais, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Bronx-Lebannon Hospital in Bronx.

HANNAH DAISBorn Nov. 27, 1925, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Richard Allen and Lettie Johnson Days. She was a devoted member of Community Baptist Church in Bronx, where she faithfully and loyally.

Survivors include a sister, Catherine Dais Pack; two sisters-in-law, Willene Kinlaw and Carrie Bel Dais; two special friends, Ida Curry and Irmia Brown of Bronx; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebratory services will be held at noon Saturday at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin … Read the rest

Goat Island Boat Club holding Poker Run on Saturday

Posted on April 11, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.

poker-runKnow when to walk away and known when to Poker Run.

“You can run it any way you can — by boat, car, airplane or helicopter,” said J. Miller of the Goat Island Boat Club, whose husband Bob is the chairman of the Poker Run. “You hit all eight landings — the John C. Land III Landing is the final destination.”

Participants will visit: J & J Lakeside Marina; Lighthouse Pointe Family RV Park & Campground; Baxley’s Restaurant; Lakeview Landing; Fayz Place at Randolph’s Landing; Scarborough’s … Read the rest

Master Gardeners continue plant sale Saturday

Posted on April 11, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Master Gardeners will hold Day 2 of their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the law offices of Land, Parker and Welch. Here are some pictures from today’s sale.

VIDEO: Walmart holds Grand Re-opening Celebration

Posted on April 11, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Walmart on Paxville Highway celebrated its grand re-opening on Friday morning with a short program aided by the Manning High School Color Guard and JROTC, and the Manning High School band performing the National Anthem. Click the link for a short video from Friday’s ceremony.

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Marie David Jackson

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

SUMMERTON — Marie David Jackson, 83, wife of Moses Jackson Sr., died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

marie david jacksonBorn in the Dalzell community of Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Selvin David and Annaliza Smith David Richburg. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was employed by Howard Johnson, Summerton Motel, Summerton Apparel, Dorch Residential Community Home and Lake Marion Nursing Home for many years.

In her youth, she joined Mt. Chapel Baptist Church. She later joined Gum Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board, sang with several choirs, and … Read the rest

Thomas “Tommy” Clark Britt

Posted on April 11, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

FLORENCE — Thomas “Tommy” Clark Britt, 72,  husband of Gladys Barwick Britt, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, after an illness.

Born July 12, 1941, in Lake City, he was a son of the late Alford C. and Mary Daniels Britt. He attended Camp Branch Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Sunbeam Bread Co. after 40 years of service. Mr. Britt was a sergeant with the Army National Guard, Lake City Unit, and was also a Mason. He loved to fish and was part owner of Syracuse Hunting and Fishing Club.

Memorial services were held … Read the rest

Pictures from the Public: Sara Thompson

Posted on April 11, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

sara-thompsonBenji Thompson sent a photo of his wife Sara Thompson, who killed this 17-pound, 9-inch beard turkey, with 7/8 inch spurs. She killed him on the opening day of the season on April 1 in Alcolu at the Thompson Hunting Club. Benji said of his wife, “This is my beautiful bride, who not only does amazing things for God, is an awesome wife and best friend, top-notch mom, whips out superb hair-dos, but she’s also one of the best outdoorswomen I know!”

Send your pictures to to appear on Pictures will be put up within a day … Read the rest

Bethune sentenced to a year in prison on Medicaid fraud charges

Posted on April 11, 2014 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

willie-bethuneA Gable man running for the House District 64 seat currently held by Dr. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway was sentenced to one year in prison in a Columbia courtroom this week after a conviction on 10 counts of Medicaid fraud.

Willie Bethune was accused in 2010 of forging parents’ signatures while working as a social worker in order to sign-up students for programs those parents would neither need nor want. He worked for Youth Options, which had an agreement to provide counseling services to students in Clarendon School District 1. No services were ever provided, according to J. Mark Powell, a … Read the rest

Deacon Gussie Thames

Posted on April 11, 2014 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Deacon Gussie Thames Sr., 78, husband of Evangelist Dorothy Gray Stukes Thames, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home.

Born May 1, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Daniel K. “D.K.” Thames and Ruth Pearson Thames.

The family will receive friends at the home, 6636 Sumter Highway in Alcolu.

Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning will announce arrangements.




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