Monthly Archives: April 2015

LMA teachers participate in workshop

Posted on April 30, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ORANGEBURG – The South Carolina Independent School Association recently sponsored a workshop to help staffs of member schools become mentor teachers.
Laurence Manning Academyfaculty members Ella Clark, Meg Martin, Kelly Brown and Gretta Corning participated in the one-day training program.
“Mentor teachers are at the core of effective schools,” said SCISA Executive Director Larry K. Watt. “SCISA has been offering this training for more than 25 years. We are very proud of this year’s class.”
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Hernandez goes undefeated in 2014

Posted on April 30, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Alexander Fernandez placed first in kata and sparring Saturday at the Beach Battle held in Myrtle Beach, and was presented a samurai sword as a trophy for going undefeated in kata and kumite in the Professional Point Karate Federation for 2015. He is pictured here with his instructor, George Wilson.
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County ICE team nets largest drug haul in 2014

Posted on April 30, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

What should have been a typical traffic stop turned into the largest cocaine haul in 2014 for all of South Carolina and the largest in Clarendon County law enforcement history.
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Dep. 1st Class Brandon Braxton said “some things just seemed off” about the car he and Dep. 1st Class Andrew Beasley stopped about 11 p.m. one hot May night last year.
The pair make up the county’s Interstate Crime Enforcement team, which is focused on “criminal interdiction on the Interstate, which means everything from drugs to fraudulent checks to counterfeit goods,” Braxton said.
“We’re trained to pick … Read the rest


Louis Miller

Posted on April 30, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

TURBEVILLE – Louis Miller, 55, widow of Yvonne James Miller, died Monday, April 27, 2015.
Born July 11, 1959, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Robert Harrison and Ruby Player Miller, and a stepson of Bobby Joe Miller and Lizzie Epps Harrison. He attended Walker Gamble School and East Clarendon High School in Turbeville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Lee Rush.
In his youth he joined Howard Chapel AME Church.
Survivors besides his stepfather and stepmother include a daughter, Valerie James of Sumter; six brothers, Joseph (Jessie) Miller of Turbeville, Charles (Juanita) Miller, … Read the rest


VIDEO: Guardian ad Litem program

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Monarch soccer team gets first victory

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 am by Cameron Oswald

The Manning Monarch soccer team seized its first victory in school history Friday after traveling to Darlington, beating the Falcons 2-1 in the final seconds of stoppage time. Prior to the victory, the Monarchs had lost a consecutive 15 games over two seasons.
“This win – I can’t even put into words how wonderful it felt,” coach Elizabeth Mills said. “It was as if a huge weight had been lifted from our chests. I almost forgot how much fun it was.”
The Monarchs and Falcons were at a standstill for much of the match with neither team finding much room … Read the rest


Get on course with DNR’s new Boating Virtual Trainer

Posted on April 30, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

DNR4cThe next time you’re at an outdoor event, make sure to keep an eye out for the new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer.
The trainer is a partnership between the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Pioneer Boats and it makes learning basic boating skills easier than ever.
With the assistance of Pioneer Boats, DNR was able to place three 32-inch screens on an actual center console boat, mounted insider a trailer, for a virtual boating experience like none other in the United States. Steering, throttle and other controls are exactly like those found on a real boat.
The instructor … Read the rest


Blackwell elected to Newberry College SGA

Posted on April 30, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning native Devin Blackwell was elected recently as a Student Government Association senator at-large for the 2015-16 school year at Newberry College.
Blackwell, a graduate of Manning High School, was selected along with President Rae Knoblock; vice-president Rebecca Stevens; Secretary Jenna Rabel; senior class President Carly Marksberry; sophomore class president Olivia Fraunfelter; and fellow senator-at-large Tinara Brown.
Student Government Association is about serving your campus, your community, and your fellow students. Members are to listen to your constituents and do their best to meet their needs.
“Whether you are on campus for your final few weeks of class, or preparing … Read the rest


Harold Lee Williams

Posted on April 30, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Harold Lee Williams, 76, died Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Born July 21, 1938, he was a son of the late Lenney King and Maebell Young Stukes. He was raised by his great-grandparents, Doc Allen and Naomi Deanna Fulton Williams. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Goodwill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert and Johnny Stukes; and two sisters, Evangelist Willie Mae Thompson and Geraldine Henry.
Survivors include four sisters, Florene Simon of Troy, N.Y., Hester Brogdon of Manning, and Helen King and Gracie King, both of New Jersey; a brother, Deacon (Pastor … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on April 30, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1945 – Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
1966 – The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco.
2009 – Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


David Harris Beasley

Posted on April 29, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

David Harris Beasley, 80, widower of Tressie Cassidy Beasley, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his home.
Born in the Cypress Community of Lee County, he was a son of the late Elton D. Beasley, Sr. and Ethel Davis Beasley. Mr. Beasley attended Alice Drive Baptist Church. He retired from Santee Print Works after 42 years of service.
Survivors include one son, Tony Grayton Beasley Sr. (Robin) of Sumter; two grandsons, Thomas “Casey” Beasley (Amber) of Manning and Tony Grayton Beasley Jr. (Roxanne) of Sumter; two granddaughters, Amanda Rebecca Beasley Hipp (Patrick) and Jeanette Cassidy Beasley, both of Sumter; six … Read the rest


Wreck with deer on I-95

Posted on April 29, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with a deer at the 126 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95. No other information is available at this time, but traffic may be slower.


Wreck with no injuries at W.R. Simpson, Gunter roads

Posted on April 29, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries in the area of W.R. Simpson and Gunter roads. Traffic may be slower during this time.


Nancy Uleese June Oliver

Posted on April 29, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Nancy Uleese June Oliver died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born June 29, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Furman June Sr. and Katie Neal June Briggs and was the step-daughter of Thomas Briggs Sr. She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She joined and was baptized at Elizabeth Baptist Church of Manning. She was active in the Sunday school, choir and other church ministries.
She was married to the late Leon Oliver of Summerton. They were blessed with three lovely children, Annie, Deborah and Donald. After … Read the rest


Wreck with deer on S.C. 261

Posted on April 29, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with a deer on S.C. 261 between Paxville and Manning. Traffic will be slower. No further information is available at this time.


Posted on April 29, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Survey gives CMH a ‘B’

Posted on April 29, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A survey that once labeled Clarendon Memorial Hospital with an “F” reported Wednesday a vastly improved grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey gave CMH a ‘B,’ according to CEO Richard Stokes.
“The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is one standard for comparing a hospital’s performance on the national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care,” Stokes said.
Leapfrog, a coalition of public and private purchasers of health insurance benefits, specifically looks at performance in “terms of infection rates, medical error, injuries and medication misfires,” according to a release from the survey, which in December … Read the rest


Spider-Man at Jung Shin

Posted on April 29, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Spider-Man will teach classes at Jung Shin in Manning at 4:45 and 5:30 p.m. May 12.
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Manning-Santee legion ball holding drawing

Posted on April 29, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning-Santee American Legion Post 68 baseball team is holding a $5,000 cash drawing, with tickets at $100 each. Call G.G. Cutter for more information at (803) 225-2929. The drawing will be Saturday.


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