Posted on September 21, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
New 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.
Posted on September 21, 2014 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
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
Posted on September 21, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
The 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:
Posted on September 21, 2014 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker
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
Posted on September 21, 2014 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker
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
Posted on September 21, 2014 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker
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
Posted on September 21, 2014 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker
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
Posted on September 21, 2014 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker
Maryland 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.
Posted on September 21, 2014 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker
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.
Posted on September 21, 2014 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker
Union 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.
Posted on September 21, 2014 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker
Posted on September 20, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
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.
Posted on September 20, 2014 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
“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
Posted on September 20, 2014 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
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.
Posted on September 20, 2014 6:06 pm by Staff Reports
Posted on September 20, 2014 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Posted on September 20, 2014 2:02 pm by Bobby Fleming
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
Posted on September 20, 2014 2:02 pm by Staff Reports
Posted on September 20, 2014 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
Posted on September 20, 2014 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker
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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