Monthly Archives: September 2014

Presbyterian churches hosting concert at New Covenant

Posted on September 21, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

matthew smithNew Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church and New Harmony Presbyterian Church will present Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. There are no tickets required, and a love offering will be taken up.


Walker Gamble High alumni plan reunion weekend

Posted on September 21, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

community-news-SHORTERBetty Gamble Rose graduated from the former Walker Gamble High School in 1961, and now lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.

She will be one of many former students attending a reunion weekend Sept. 26-28 at the school, which is now known to the New Zion community as Walker Gamble Elementary School.

“We try to hold this reunion about every three years,” Rose said. “We’ve been successful at that about three or four times. It’s a legacy for the community, and it’s great to be able to come back and be on the grounds where we got our start. It’s our

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Amended policies take up majority of Clarendon 1 regular meeting

Posted on September 21, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

clarendon1The Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees spent the majority of its regular meeting Monday night discussing the district’s new policies, many of which were altered to hewn closer to state laws or abide with new ones.

“Really, some of these policies just need to be updated for our own purposes,” said Clarendon 1 Superintendent Rose Wilder.

The board passed first reading of the new policies, with board member James Jones absent. The policies amended included:

  • The district can now opt to name a charter school as an alternative educational campus. In other words, the district may choose a
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Lake resident remembers storm

Posted on September 21, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

June Brailsford

June Brailsford

June Brailsford remembers most the help that came from throughout the country in the aftermath of the worst storm to hit South Carolina in the 20th century.

“During the days that followed, food, clothing, paper products, etc., came in from all over the United States,” she said. “One company, I forget its name, sent a boxcar full of cases of asparagus. Trimaco, a local company, passed out thousands of gloves. I still have a pair. The federal government gave out food stamps, and numerous other organizations contributed to our welfare.”

Brailsford and her family “survived 17 days without Read the rest

Manning woman arrested at Sumter jewelry store

Posted on September 21, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Crime_scene1A Manning woman posted bond Thursday after her arrested Wednesday in Sumter at a jewelry store

Mikah Nelsun Green, 18, of 5224 Summerton Highway in Manning, was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen goods of a value greater than $2,000, but less than $10,000, after reportedly attempting the sale of more than $2,000 worth of allegedly stolen jewelry in July at a shop in the fourth block of East Wesmark Boulevard in Sumter.

According to the Sumter County Public Court Index, Green faces a similar charge from Sept. 5, where she posted a $5,000 surety bond. She posted a $1,000 surety

Everette G. Dennis

Posted on September 21, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

OBITS-BACKGROUND-4-smallerLAKE CITY – Everette G. Dennis, 91, husband of Nettie Belle Fryar Dennis, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Lake City Community Hospital, after an illness.

Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Johnsonville, Bubba was a son of the late George W. and Jessie Powell Dennis. He retired from King Cadillac as a body shop foreman. He was a member of Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he formerly served as director of the Senior Citizens Group, teacher of the Mae Wall Sunday School Class for more than 35 years, a deacon for more than 20 years and as a choir … Read the rest

Darby remembers Hurricane Hugo

Posted on September 21, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

hugosidebar-jimdarby-wbEDITOR’S NOTE: The following was featured in The State newspaper on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Stats: Eyewall passed over Clarendon County with winds still at hurricane strength more than 80 miles inland; One report noted 87 percent of trees were knocked over or snapped; 84 percent of structures damaged; parts of the county went more than a month without electricity.

Jim Darby, then-director of the regional council of governments, said local leaders gathered for a briefing as Hugo neared the coast. “The general attitude was it wasn’t going to be as bad we thought it could be,” he recalled 25 … Read the rest

Maryland GOV stumps for Sheheen, Sellers

Posted on September 21, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

maryland-governor-1Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley came to Manning on Saturday morning to stump at Trinity AME Church on Rigby Street for governor’s candidate Sen. Vincent Sheheen and lieutenant governor’s candidate Rep. Bakari Sellers. He criticized Gov. Nikki Haley’s record on education, touting his own in his home state, having turned the small state around during his tenure to be the No. 1 school system in the nation.

He said South Carolina has a “bright potential,” and said Sheheen and Sellers are the team to lead the state and urged voters to come out Nov. 4.


VIDEO: National Guard remembers Hugo 25 years later

Posted on September 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Dr. Mutt Bozard provided The Manning Times with this photo, which shows the eye going over lakes Marion and Moultrie in the early morning hours of Sept. 22.

The South Carolina National Guard uploaded this video to its YouTube page on Friday. The 10-minute video shows South Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, which hit 25 years ago today.



Homecoming at Union UMC

Posted on September 21, 2014 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

church-news-blue-yellow-featuredUnion United Methodist Church in Wilson will celebrate Homecoming at 11 a.m. today. Wright Turbeville will be the guest speaker. A covered dish dinner will follow, and in the afternoon there will be a special service of dedication and reaffirmation of baptism led by the Rev. Wallace Culp.

Life Line Connection

Posted on September 21, 2014 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDLife Line Connection is a faith-based, multi-denominational community outreach program that meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the First Assembly of God Church, 3574 S.C. 260 in Manning. It seeks to provide assistance in battling life-controlling problems like substance abuse, destructive behaviors and unhealthy relationships. For more information, call Charles Shorter at (803) 478-7411.

Shannon Richardson

Posted on September 20, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

OBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerNEWARK, N.J. – Shannon Richardson, 36, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Newark, N.J.

Born Oct. 25, 1977, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Willie M. Rogers and Mary Montgomery.

The family will receive friends at 109 Rural Ave. in Manning.

These services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Foreston resident remembers storm

Posted on September 20, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Hurricane_Hugo_1989_sept_21_1844ZLowonder Whack wrote us in late April, when we first started looking for personal recollections about Hurricane Hugo. She sent us this message:

“My nephew, Reggie Ragins, was born the day before Hugo. My niece, Toyeisha Williams, was one of the babies born during the storm. It was soon after the eye of the storm started passing over Clarendon Memorial Hospital. I will never forget thinking about how the hospital was going to collapse with everyone inside, but we made it.”

She said she couldn’t believe the devastation. The Foreston resident continued:

“A drive that would normally take about 15 … Read the rest

Oliver Servance Sr.

Posted on September 20, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

OBITS-BACKGROUND-2-smallerOliver Servance Sr., 100, husband of Allene Robinson Servance and widower of Gertrude Jones Servance, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at National Health Care in Sumter.

Born Dec. 15, 1913, in Manning, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Servance.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Isiah and Rebecca Servance, 3495 Britton-Brogdon Road in Sumter.

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

LMA vs FCS photo gallery 1

Posted on September 20, 2014 6:06 pm by Staff Reports

GALLERY: Kids’ Day 2014

Posted on September 20, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

KIDS-DAY-2014-6Clarendon School District 2 held the 7th annual Kids Day on Saturday at Manning High School.


Saints fall to Richard Winn

Posted on September 20, 2014 2:02 pm by Bobby Fleming

clarendonhallSummerton – Clarendon Hall lost to Richard Winn by a score of 57 to 14 on Friday night.

This was a tough night for the Saints on Homecoming with injuries and turnovers being too much to overcome for the home team.

The Eagles scored on the opening drive of the game with a 61 yard TD pass.   The Saints then turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions with lost fumbles giving Richard Winn good field possession each time.  The Eagles took full advantage, scoring a touchdown off each turnover.  The Eagles then scored on another long … Read the rest

MHS Homecoming Parade Photo Gallery 2

Posted on September 20, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports


Posted on September 20, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Lula Mae Keels Holliday Pace

Posted on September 20, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Lula Mae Keels Holliday Pace

Lula Mae Keels Holliday Pace

Lula Mae Keels Holliday Pace, 77, widow of Richard Holliday and Curtis Uyless Pace, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia.

Born Oct. 22, 1936, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Malvenia Clark Keels. She attended Clarendon County public schools. In her youth, she attended Taw Caw Baptist Church. After marriage, she moved to New York, where she was a homemaker and caregiver. After returning home, she joined Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church and sang with the choir.

Survivors include four daughters, Luevennia (Winston) Anderson of Harlem, … Read the rest


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