Monthly Archives: March 2015

Today in History …

Posted on March 1, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1790 – The first U.S. Census is authorized.
1845 – President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the U.S. to annex the Republic of Texas.
1917 – The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
1950 – Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.


Louis “Buster” Fulton Jr.

Posted on March 1, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Louis “Buster” Fulton Jr., 81, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.

Born Aug. 21, 1933, in Manning, he was a son of the late Louis Fulton Sr. and Hester Martin Fulton.

The family will receive friends at the home, 411 Holden St. in Manning.

Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

 


SC museum exhibit traces cases that led to desegregation

Posted on March 1, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

briggs petitioners and families at st. mark AME in summerton in 1949COLUMBIA (AP) – An exhibit which opened Saturday at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia tells the story of the court cases that led to the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing racial segregation.
The exhibit is entitled “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for it.”
The exhibit tells the story of the people behind the court’s landmark civil rights decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
One of the cases contained in that decision came from South Carolina. In that case, 20 parents from Clarendon County sued over segregated schools.


Posted on March 1, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Patty Ann Nelson

Posted on March 1, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Patty Ann Nelson, 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her home, 1060 Sammy Nelson Road in Alcolu.

Born March 31, 1962, in Norwalk, Connecticut, she was a daughter of Mary Ramsey Nelson and the late Henry Nelson Jr. She was a 1980 graduate of Manning High School. She also graduated from Louisburg Junior College. She was a member of Great Commission Ministries in Alcolu, and was also a frequent worshiper at Household of Faith in Manning. She was employed at MBI in Norwalk and the Oklahoma Adult Disability Firm.

After moving to Springfield, Virginia, she worked as … Read the rest





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