Monthly Archives: March 2015

LMA fifth grade sings ‘We Believe’

Posted on March 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The fifth grade at Laurence Manning Academy sang “We Believe” by the Newsboys for the middle school and high school chapel on Wednesday to help prepare hearts for Easter. They were directed by Laura Carter.
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Lady Saints defeat OP

Posted on March 27, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall varsity Lady Saints defeated Orangeburg Prep 21-11 Thursday in Summerton in a non-region game. Leading the offense was Shannon Corbett 4-5 with a double and a triple and 7 RBI’s. Delaney Peeler was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Jordan Carter was 3-5 with 2 doubles. Devyn Royce, Emily Brunson, and Gracyn Royce each a 2 hits and a double. Gracyn Royce picked up the win. Lady Saints improved to 7-3 and will travel to Holly Hill Monday for a region game against Holly Hill Academy.


Relay for Life Bake Sale today

Posted on March 27, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

There will be a Relay for Life Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive in Manning.


Electric heater stolen from Burton Road home

Posted on March 27, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

An electric heater valued at $100 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Burton Road in Pinewood between Feb. 18 and 10:51 a.m. March 18. The 71-year-old homeowner told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that he bought the home in the 1980s and did not live there, and that he checked it about a month before he noticed the home was broken into.


Betty Ann Keitt

Posted on March 27, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Betty Ann Keitt, 60, widow of John Keitt, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 10, 1954 in Summerton, a daughter of Inez McBride Ragin and the late Aaron Ragin.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1041 McNair Drive in Summerton.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Today in History …

Posted on March 27, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1329 – Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico, condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1890 – A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
2000 – A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills one and injures 71.


Lanes man charged with DUS 3rd and possession of marijuana

Posted on March 26, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 22-year-old Lanes man was arrested about 1:35 a.m. March 10 and charged with driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense, and possession of marijuana after being stopped at a safety checkpoint.
According to reports, Cpl. W.B. Secrist II with the Manning Police Department approached the subject and smelled “an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” which was driven by Thomas Stephon McClary. Asked if he had any marijuana, McClary allegedly told Secrist that he had a small white plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. Checked through dispatch, McClary’s licence showed two prior convictions for driving under suspense.
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Posted on March 26, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Library to close for Easter

Posted on March 26, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close April 3-4 for Easter and re-open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 6. The book drop will be available for return of unrestricted materials. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


Coach Thames honored by General Assembly

Posted on March 26, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

imageRetired Manning High School Coach John Franklin Thames was honored Thursday by the state House of Representatives with a resolution recognizing his 55 years of service to the kids of Manning High School. He stands here with Rep. Cezar McKnight, who presented the resolution on the House floor.
(photos by Rob Thompson)


Robert Fredrick Grim

Posted on March 26, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Robert Fredrick Grim, 76, husband of Shirley Ann Dombroski Grim, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his residence.

Born October 4, 1938, he was a son of the late Frederick J. Grim and the late Josephine Mae Cram Grim Vale. He was a member of the Manning United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Bob loved to fish, hunt and work with wood.

He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years; two daughters, Diane Grim Wright and Beverly Grim Trotter both of Manning; a son, Robert Stark Grim of Manning; a step daughter, … Read the rest


Nine CCTC employees honored with State Service Awards

Posted on March 26, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

central_carolina_technical_college_ihe_mediumSUMTER – Clarendon County Adult Education Director Dr. Julie Griffin was one of nine Central Carolina Technical College employees honored with State Service Awards during the Area Commission Meeting held March 19.
Griffin was honored for 30 years of service, and received a special certificate and acknowledgement by Area Commission Chairman J. Mac Summers and CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee.
Others honored included, for 10 years of service, Shauna Boyer, information technology faculty; Lisa Dimitriadis, department chair of Speech, Humanities and Social Sciences; Welvia “Shawntay” King, admissions counselor; and Laura Stephenson, admissions counselor.
For 20 years, Cheryl Allen-Lint, asscounting director; … Read the rest


Varsity Saints score conference win against Dorchester

Posted on March 26, 2015 9:09 am by Ronald M. Way

The Clarendon Hall varsity baseball team upped their record to 4 and 3 on the season with an 11-6 win over conference (3-3) foe Dorchester Academy on Tuesday night. The Raiders of Dorchester Academy made a late game rally scoring 5 runs over the last 2 innings to keep the game close, but could not get any closer as the Saints defense played one of their best games so far this season. The Raiders got on the score board in the bottom of the first inning, plating one run on 3 walks with one hit as Tilton McRae came in … Read the rest


Sally Jane Redden Cooper Brunson

Posted on March 26, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Sally Jane Redden Cooper Brunson, 110, widow of Willie Cooper and Albert Brunson, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born Aug. 15, 1904, in New Zion, she was a daughter of the late Samson Redden and Easter McFadden Redden.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbert Cooper and Earl Cooper Jr.; four brothers, Josphen, Isiah, Jacob and Robert Reddent; and a sister, Catherine Miller.
She attended Clarendon County public schools. At an early age, she worshiped at Union Hill Baptist Church in Turbeville.
She was a devoted member of Apostolic … Read the rest


Pine straw stolen from wooded area near Brewer, Mallett roads

Posted on March 26, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 40-year-old man with property on Brewer Road near Mallett Road in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 1:16 p.m. March 17 that someone came on his property – which has pine trees – and took pine straw valued at about $400. He said he had last visited the property about 8 a.m. Feb. 21.


Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, March 26

Posted on March 26, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make the following stops today:
9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Turbeville IGA
2:30-3:30 p.m., Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church
4-5 p.m., Lodebar Church on S.C. 527


Today in History …

Posted on March 26, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1931 – Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam.
1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan’s Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.


Posted on March 25, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Two men cited at J.C. Britton Park for possession of marijauana

Posted on March 25, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 25-year-old Manning man and a 21-year-old Manning man were cited about 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Britton Park in Manning and charged with possession of marijuana.
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sean Briley wrote in a report that he smelled a “strong odor believed to be marijuana coming from the basketball court area,” while he was patrolling the area. After calling for assistance, he and other deputies approached two vehicles at the park and “noticed an odor believed to be marijuana coming from both vehicles,” Briley reported.
The Manning Police Department arrived to assist, Briley wrote, and law enforcement … Read the rest


Daryll C. Milam

Posted on March 25, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Daryll C. Milam, 56, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.
Born Sept. 11, 1958, he was a son of Charles Evert Milam and the late Florence Swyhart Milam. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his father; a brother, Charles David Milam and wife, Kathy, all of Manning; a nephew, David Milam and wife, Liz, of Manning; and two great nieces, Madison and Calie Milam both of Manning.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Turner officiating. Burial … Read the rest


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