Monthly Archives: June 2014

Manning High releases parking diagram for graduation

Posted on June 2, 2014 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Manning High School graduation will be held 6 p.m. Friday in the school’s gymnasium. There will be designated parking spaces for graduates and guests. The accompanying diagram will familiarize you with where you should park. Graduates ONLY will be allowed to park in the back of the school behind the gymnasium. Each graduate will have one parking pass, and must present this pass to park.

Parents, friends and guests of graduates will park in the student parking lot next to the tennis courts.

Overflow parking will also be provided on the football practice field and other designated areas.  It is Read the rest

Samuel Prince Jr.

Posted on June 2, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

samuel prince jr

Samuel Prince Jr.

SUMTER – Samuel Prince Jr., 66, husband of Cartear Jean Evans Prince, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.

Born in New Zion, he was a son of Samuel Prince Sr. and the late Mary Lee Prince. He attended Walker-Gamble School in New Zion. He was a member of Mt. Sinai AME Church. He was employed at Georgia Pacific, Korn Industries and Walker Gamble Elementary School for more than 30 years.

Survivors besides his wife of the home and his father of Turbeville include a daughter, Geneva Evans of the home; a … Read the rest

Progress: Linda’s

Posted on June 1, 2014 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

Before she opened a store filled with merchandise at 35 N. Brooks St. in July 2013, Linda Hill Lane worked out of a Mill Street location that she shared with Cissy’s.

Now, the separate Linda’s carries even more items, with ladies apparel sizes from small to 3XL, along with up-to-date, affordable jewelry through several different lines.

“We carry Susan Shaw jewelry, along with Ann Koplik Designs, which are designed for performers on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” Lane said. “We also carry Sweet Romance, which is vintage jewelry.”

Her shoe line includes Bernie Mev, which she says come in all sizes … Read the rest

Alfred Wheeler

Posted on June 1, 2014 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

alfred wheelerAlfred Wheeler, 42, died Saturday, May 24, 2015, at Carolina Hospital Systems in Florence.
Born Aug. 5, 1971, in Olanta, “Road Dog” was a son of the late Sylvester “Jackie” Anderson and Wilma Wheeler Anderson.
Funeral services for Alfred Wheeler were held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at AFC Restoration and Deliverance Family Worship Center, 297 W. Main St. in Olanta.
The family received friends at the home of his sister, Jacqueline Anderson, 9960 Woodsbay Road in Lynchburg.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Beasley Houston Morris

Posted on June 1, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Beasley Houston Morris, 70, husband of Mary Ann Anderson Morris, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Beasley Houston Morris

Beasley Houston Morris

Born April 24, 1944, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Beasley Garmon Morris and Violet Ophelia Roberson Morris. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include two daughters, Lisa Lee and husband, John, of Irmo, and Amanda Kalbach and husband, Paul, of Summerville; a brother, Claude Morris and wife, Velma, of Florence; two sisters, Cecile Haley and husband, Charles, of Elloree, … Read the rest

Marco Javon Johnson’s prior record includes attempted burglary

Posted on June 1, 2014 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Marco Javon Johnson

A Summerton man accused of shooting two men at a Davis Station nightclub last week has a rap sheet that includes a 2008 conviction for attempted burglary.

Marco Javon Johnson, 26, of Wash Davis Road in Summerton, was sentenced to a six-year sentence under the Youth Offender Act not to exceed six years in 2008. That was ultimately suspended to two years’ probation, which Johnson completed in 2010.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office says more charges are pending against Johnson. He is already facing two charges of attempted murder in the Davis Station shooting, which happened late … Read the rest

Shirley Lee Robertson Manley

Posted on June 1, 2014 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Shirley Lee Robertson Manley

Shirley Lee Robertson Manley

SUMMERTON – Shirley Lee Robertson Manley, 78, widow of David Hugh Manley, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at her home.
Born July 10, 1935, in Bethesda, Md., Shirley was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Robertson and Julia Elizabeth Offutt Robertson.  She was a member of the Summerton Presbyterian Church, the Lake Marion Artisans, and a founding member of the Methodist Church’s Senior Adults Living Triumphantly (SALT) fellowship.

Survivors include two sons, David Hugh Manley III of Big Pine Key, Fla., and Michael Scott Manley of West Hollywood, Calif.; two daughters, Lisa Karen Doyle of … Read the rest

Progress: Citizen’s Bank

Posted on June 1, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

When The Citizens Bank began operations in Olanta more than seven decades ago, it had only two employees and $25,000 in capital stock.

progressOpened March 4, 1943, the bank operated from a building leased for only $15 per month at Main and Magnolia streets.

The bank prospered, and in 1947 moved into its new building adjacent to Olanta Hardwhere, where it remained until 1980. At that time a free-standing building was constructed at 124 E. Main St., complete with drive-thru teller service.

Entirely renovated in 2004, this location now houses The Citizens Bank’s corporate offices, as well as its Olanta Read the rest

Progress: Lyle’s Package Store

Posted on June 1, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

progressHe’s worked on a riverboat. He’s been a truck driver and gas hauler.

And he motorcycled across the country with a group of friends.

Don Lyles has some good stories.

As the owner and proprietor of Lyles Package Store, the Sumter native left home after high school to work as a deckhand on a riverboat out of Cairo, Illinois. Lyles then worked long hours driving trucks and hauling gas for Young’s Food Stores, but decided that wasn’t for him, either.

“I quit on Thursday and started working at the store on Friday,” he said, drawing a laugh from Aaron Poston, Read the rest

Progress: S&S Beaded

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

S&S beaded jewelry and more 1The four women who started S&S Beaded Jewelry and More earlier this year were simply piggy-backing off the success of S&S Beaded Jewelry, which mother-daughter team Stephanie and Savannah Williams opened in 2011.

“Angelia Wicker, Shirley Mitchell, Savannah and I started S&S Beaded Jewelry and More,” Stephanie Williams said. “Manning needed a place that sold affordable jewelry sets and accessories.”

A Brooklyn, New York native, Williams finished high school at Alfred E. Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia, in 1996, after which she joined the military.

“Then I joined the U.S. Navy,” Williams said. “(That’s where) I met my husband. … Read the rest

Progress: Sumter Beauty College

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

faye-smithFaye H. Smith attended Sumter Beauty College several years before she became its new owner and head instructor.

She graduated from SBC in 1969 while Jo Ann Huggins was still the owner, and eventually attended Clemson University to gain her instructor’s license. But she wasn’t done with her training, the Timmonsville native said.

In fact, she went on to Roy Peters Color Academy, becoming a color specialist, before she ultimately purchased the college in 1975.

“We hold State Board-approved classes for license renewal for registered cosmetologists, along with the classes where students work toward their licenses,” Smith said. “We also … Read the rest

Helen Lawson

Posted on June 1, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

helen-lawsonSUMMERTON – Helen Lawson, 52, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home, 1300 Mac Road in Summerton.

Born Sept. 1, 1961, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Joe Louis Lawson Sr. and Robertha Thames Lawson. She attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating in the Class of 1985 from Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton.

She was a member of Santee AME Church and sang on its Adult Choir.

Survivors include two sisters, Joann (Julius) Davis of Manning and Tewanda Shanta Lawson of Summerton; three brothers, James A. Lawson, Preston (Fannie Mae) Lawson and Joe L. Lawson … Read the rest

Progress: Lake Vue Landing

Posted on June 1, 2014 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Lee and Betty Caudill purchased Lake Vue Landing in May 1994.

Her late husband was raised in Kentucky, she said, with a military background. She grew up in Ohio.

“We were retiring from our main jobs and wanted to move to a warmer climate,” Betty Caudill explained, “but still wanted to be in a climate where the seasons changed. South Carolina was our choice.”

After putting their ice cream and sandwich shop on the market, they started researching other businesses, and during that time, visited relatives in Manning.

They saw Lake Vue Landing was for sale – the scenic beach Read the rest

Progress: Manning Restaurant

Posted on June 1, 2014 6:06 am by Staff Reports

Manning Restaurant was originally a gas station back in the 1950s.

Nowadays folks fill up in a different way.

“It’s just good ‘ol downhome cooking,” said Brandi Wheeler, who took over the Clarendon County fixture in 2009 with her husband Mike. “People love the daily lunch buffet and people love the chicken.”

A native of Maggie Valley, N.C., Wheeler’s father Kenneth Morris moved the family to Alcolu when she was three because of his job with Georgia Pacific.

As a small child, she can remember playing and riding her bike around the restaurant, and always felt drawn to it.

“This Read the rest


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