Monthly Archives: April 2015

Randle to perform at Pinewood Baptist

Posted on April 21, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

lynda-randle_086PINEWOOD – Pinewood Baptist Church, 10 E. Fulton St. in Pinewood, will host Lynda Randle at 6:30 p.m. April 26.

Born in Washington, D.C., Randle has sang with the Gaithers. Despite being led to the Lord at the young age of 12, it would be years later before she really experienced the freedom from bondage that only God could give. Music became a way out of pain and heartache for Lynda and as a result of this God-given gift, many doors of opportunity have opened up for her.

Lynda’s distinct alto voice has created opportunities for her to minister across

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Community remembers ‘Mr. Hospital’

Posted on April 21, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

They called him Mr. Hospital.
Charles Robert Hester went by many names throughout his 50-plus years with Clarendon Memorial Hospital, both as a full-time employee and as a retiree who worked as a weekend administrator.
“He was one of the nicest men I ever knew,” said former Clarendon Health System CEO Ed Frye. “He was the guy at the hospital. He was the one everyone wanted to see when they came in.”
So ingrained by 1973 into the hospital’s reputation was Hester that when Frye was on his first time as administrator with the hospital, those with complaints went over … Read the rest


Claude T. Turner

Posted on April 21, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Claude T. Turner, 81, husband of Julie Floyd Turner, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Harmon N. Turner Sr. and Lottie Brewer Turner. He attended New Start Community Church of the Nazarene and retired from Korn Industries after nearly 45 years of service.
Survivors besides his wife of 55 years include two sons, Gregg Turner and Tony Turner both of Sumter; three grandchildren, Joey Lee, Dustin Turner and Teaa Turner; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles L. Turner, Sr. (Shirley), Raymond Turner (Lillie Mae) and … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on April 21, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1925 – The Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals is published in Il Mondo, establishing the political and ideological foundations of Italian Fascism.
1975 – President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
1982 – Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.


Mt. Chapel Youth Day program

Posted on April 20, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5918 S.C. 260 in Jordan, will hold its Youth Day Program at 11:15 a.m. Sunday during regular morning worship services. The Rev. Carnell Witherspoon is the host pastor.


JV Lady Swampcats defeat Grays Academy

Posted on April 20, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats beat Grays Academy 10-1 on Monday night. Elizabeth Hussey gave up a hit and had 12 strikeouts. Tolley Horton, Trinity Harrington, Elizabeth Hussey and Mckenzie Truett each had two hits. Sara Knight Nalley had a hit.


Little Miss 2014 Paisley Renee Anderson takes final walk

Posted on April 20, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Little Miss 2014 Paisley Renee AndersonLittle Miss Striped Bass Festival 2014 Paisley Renee Anderson took her final walk Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium, shortly before crowning successor Trinity Dawn Harris.


Joseph Leslie Carter

Posted on April 20, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Joseph Leslie Carter, 43, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
Born Jan. 3, 1972, in Summerton, he was a son of King Nelson and Amanda Carter Conyers, and a stepson of Jonathan Conyers.
He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Deacon John and Deaconess Esther Mae Riley Carter.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 3 J St. in Summerton.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Wreck with no injuries on Kingstree Highway, Sassafras Lane

Posted on April 20, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries in the vicinity of Kingstree Highway and Sassafras Lane in Manning.


Posted on April 20, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Wee Miss 2015 Charleston Irene Hodge

Posted on April 20, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Charleston Irene Hodge was named Wee Miss Striped Bass Festival 2015 on Saturday at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. Halle Reese Tisdale was 1st runner-up, while Ty’Layah Janai Jacobs was 2nd runner-up. Charleston was also voted most photogenic by the judges at Saturday’s pageant. We will have more pictures tonight and Tuesday. She was crowned by Wee Miss Striped Bas 2014 Korbyn Lei Hardy.


Young Miss 2014 Eaddy Osteen takes final walk

Posted on April 20, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

eaddy final walk 1Young Miss Striped Bass Festival 2014 Eaddy Osteen took her final walk Saturday night at Weldon Auditorium before crowning her successor, Camryn Alyssa Dunlap. Osteen will represent Clarendon County this summer in the Miss South Carolina Pre-teen Pageant.
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Gunter Sweat

Posted on April 20, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Retired basketball coach Gunter Sweat, 73, husband of the Rev. Ethel Whack Sweat, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born May 25, 1941, in the Live Oak section of Manning, he was a son of the late Tommie “Big Tee” Sweat and Almetta Brown Sweat. He coached basketball at Manning Training School, Manning High School and Scott’s Branch High School.
The family will receive friends at the home, 2392 Mallette Road in Manning.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Summerton Southern Methodist revival services

Posted on April 20, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold Revival Services from May 3-6, starting 6 p.m. daily with refreshments and special music. Evangelist John O’Cain will present the message at 7 p.m. daily. The Rev. Mike Watson is the host pastor.


Library to close for Bass Festival

Posted on April 20, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close Saturday for the Striped Bass Festival events to be held in downtown Manning, and will reopen for normal hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27. The book drop will be available for the return of unrestricted materials.
For more information, call the library at (803) 435-8633.
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Third Quarter Honor Roll: St. Paul Elementary School

Posted on April 20, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL

Third Grade
Karnesha Jefferson, Shantele Lawson, Nathaniel Davis, Ashley Wiggins, Alexus Williams, Yaquelin Asijtui-Osorio, Jamira Hickson, Madison Oliver and Mia’Anjel Weeks.

Fourth Grade
Capri Ladson, Rosandra Bennett, Jasmya Hickson and Shanell Brooks.

Fifth Grade
Shane Brooks, Shana Middleton, and Zakee Rendell

Sixth Grade
Bre-Aunna Bozier, Ke’Ajah Jackson, Oshariendai Wiggins and Dabriel Bennett.

A-B HONOR ROLL

Third Grade
Toni Baxter, Shamara Brunson, Cemiya Gibson, Louis Ladison, Wesley McConico, Izel Gaymon, Jayla O’Brien, Zion Thompson, Shyiann Weathers, Latanza Hammett, Ezora Singleton, Emoni Sinkler, Tiara Starks, Ashiya Bailey, Naci Brown, Kahdijah Diakite, Timothy Keels, Andrea Larkin, Tylik Tevis and Erik … Read the rest


Survivors’ Reception coming up

Posted on April 20, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Survivors Reception will be held 6 p.m. April 27 at First Baptist Church in Manning. Survivors will receive their T-shirts by completing the Relay registration form. Survivors who have not already registered are asked to come at 5 p.m. that day. Refreshments will be served. All cancer survivors are invited to attend. For more information, call Karen Reit at (803) 410-0080 or Pat Fenters at (803) 460-7334.
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Blondell Louise Bennett Bannister

Posted on April 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Blondell Louise Bennett Bannister, 66, widow of Willie Cleveland Bannister, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston.
Born Feb. 7, 1949, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Josephus Bennett and Queen Esther Tindal Bennett.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1117 Goslin Road in the North Santee section of Clarendon County.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.
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Little Miss Striped Bass Festival contestants

Posted on April 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Six contestants competed for the title of Little Miss Striped Bass Festival 2015, with Trinity Dawn Harris as the ultimate winner, while Ashley Rae Hodge was 1st Runner-up, and Naomi Parris-Lee House was 2nd Runner-up. We will have more winners from Wee, Petite, Tiny and Baby miss later today.


Saints score conference win over Andrew Jackson Academy

Posted on April 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Ronald M. Way

SUMMERTON – The Clarendon Hall Varsity Saints improved to 7-5 on the season Friday night with a 12-0 conference victory over Andrew Jackson Academy.
The Saints now stand at 5-5 in conference play, with two games remaining for the season.
The Saints’ pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout, facing the minimum 15 batters in a five-inning game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
Dustin Way pitched four innings, giving up an infield single. The Confederates were able to get three runners on base; however, one was caught stealing, while one was retired on a double play. The third was picked … Read the rest


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