Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Development Board director outlines plans

Posted on April 2, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

IMG_9831New Clarendon County Economic Development Board Executive Director George Kosinski spent much of his first week with the board in mid-March visiting existing industry.
“I wanted to get a sense of what the needs out there were,” Kosinski said of his first 90 days’ plan. “I want to get to know the existing industries, know the concerns they have and try to be proactive and not reactive. I want to hear their concerns on any shortages with infrastructure, water, sewer, roads or workforce development, anything of that nature.”
Kosinski said while most people look at economic development and think “’getting … Read the rest


Paul Edward Beaufort

Posted on April 2, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Paul Edward Beaufort, 68, husband of Frances Hickman Beaufort, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Born April 30, 1946, in Greeleyville, “Buzzard” was a son of the late Nelson Beaufort and Tina Epps Beaufort.
He attended Pleasant Grove School in Clarendon County. .
was employed with Durant Brothers Farm for many years. In his youth, he joined Harmony Presbyterian Church in Alcolu
Survivors besides his wife include three children, Robin Beaufort, Mary Ann Brown and Bobbie Hickman, all of Alcolu; four sisters, Ida Watson, Ella Mae Lawton and Perlie Mae Beaufort, all … Read the rest


Diana Jean Gantz Nastari

Posted on April 2, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Diana Jean Gantz Nastari, 65, was called home Tuesday, March 31, 2015, while in McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Born September 4, 1949, in Salem, OH, she was a daughter of Betty Lenora Thompson Gantz Morford and the late Donald Eugene Gantz. She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Charles R. Morford of Summerton; three sons, Samuel Lewis Nastari II (Susan) and Daniel Joseph Nastari, Jr. (Terry Lee) both of Alliance, OH, and Matthew Luke Nastari (Sarah) of Lisbon, OH; a daughter, Elizabeth Angelina Gantz Conway (Michael) of Bardstown, KY; a brother, … Read the rest


Gallery: Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Posted on April 2, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times and Piggly Wiggly hosted pictures with the Easter Bunny on Sunday. The pictures are free and all are now available at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning, between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.


Stanley Kinder

Posted on April 2, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Stanley Kinder, 49, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 5, 1965, in Manning, he was a son of Eliza Ann Way Kinder Brunson and the late Norman Kinder.
Survivors besides his mother include three siblings, Vangie (Willie) Wells, Brenda Kinder and Emmanuel Way Pearson.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the chapel of Community Funeral Home, with the Rev. Maggie Richardson. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Vangie and Willie Wells, 1049 Huddersfield … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on April 2, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida.
1865 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
1921 – The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound.


John R. Upchurch

Posted on April 1, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John R. Upchurch, 69, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the funeral home.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.
www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Lee Ernest Abraham

Posted on April 1, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

GABLE – Lee Ernest Abraham, 64, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home, 10491 N. Brewington Road in Gable.
Born Feb. 15, 1951, in the Cypress Fork section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Anthony “Ante” And Pearl Eaddy Abraham.
The family will receive friends at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Mary Abraham, 10421 N. Brewington Road in Gable.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Deputies seeking Sumter teen

Posted on April 1, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents in Sumter and those in nearby county to help locating a 15-year-old boy last seen March 23.
Harley Ray Ard is described as a 5-foot-6 white male who weighs about 120 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in the 4200 block of Bethel Church Road in Sumter County.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2000.
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Posted on April 1, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Deputies called to Willow Glen for ‘heated argument’

Posted on April 1, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office responded about 2:07 p.m. Tuesday to Willow Glen Academy in the 1300 block of Harmony Camp Road in Greeleyville after reports of three juveniles exchanging words and getting into a heated argument.
According to reports, two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were involved in the argument, which “disturbed other kids, as well as counselors on the premises.”
A manager with the academy said he would contact the Department of Juvenile Justice probation officer and take care of the problem within Willow Glen policy.
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New Zion native at head of Greenville United Way leadership council

Posted on April 1, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

By ANGELIA DAVIS, The Greenville News
davisal@greenvilleonline.com

Kimberly Witherspoon got a taste of what it means to give back to the community from her parents.

She’s retained an appetite to do likewise over the years. One way she is currently satisfying that hunger is by serving as the 2015 chair of United Way’s African- American Leadership Greenville Council (AALG).

As the AALG chair, Witherspoon, an associate at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., is charged with continuing the mission of United Way of Greenville County and tailoring it to the African American community, she said.

Her goals are to continue to grow … Read the rest


Clerk of Court: Scammers asking for fine payments to drop ‘jury summons bench warrants’

Posted on April 1, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SCAMClarendon Clerk of Court Beulah Roberts is warning residents of a new scam involving alleged jury summons bench warrants.
Roberts said Wednesday morning that residents are getting phone calls from individuals saying the victims have been summoned to jury duty, have failed to show up and are going to be arrested unless they pay a specific fine over the phone.
“I got a call (Tuesday) from a gentleman, and I took it as him not really understanding the process at first,” Roberts said. “He called us twice, and we assured him both times that we wouldn’t do that. This morning … Read the rest


JV Lady Saints fall to Holly Hill

Posted on April 1, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

fleur-de-lis-red-mdThe Clarendon Hall JV softball team fell to 3-3 in region play with a loss to Holly Hill at Holly Hill by a score of 17-12.
Holly Hill pushed across six runs in the last two innings on four errors to take the lead. The JV Lady Saints were led by Summer Barnes, who went 3-4 with an RBI. Sydney Wells went 1-4 with an RBI and Sara James and Mallory McIntosh went 1-2 with an RBI each.
The Saints will return to action April 11 after Spring Break against Colleton Prep.


Warm days remain ahead

Posted on April 1, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The winter chill may finally be behind us as mornings in the 50s will give way to daily highs in the mid-70s throughout the rest of this week. Today’s high is forecast at 75, while the low is a chilly 48. Chance of rain is 0 percent, and winds should be minimal.


Swing Bed unit helps Sumter man walk again

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

Sumter resident Billy Geddings broke his leg while taking care of his late wife last year.
“We would’ve been married 60 years this year,” Geddings said. “She passed away right after Christmas.”
Not long after, Geddings wound up in the hospital himself.
“I had spent about a year being right by her side because she was sick,” he said. “I wasn’t really taking care of myself and then I broke my leg.”
The 81 year old said doctors told him he might not walk again. But with the help of the Clarendon Health System Swing Bed Short Term Rehab Unit, … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule: Monday, April 13, 2015

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

harvin_clarendon_county_library_mobileThe Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at the former Summerton Piggly Wiggly parking lot.


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

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Today in History …

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

1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.
1976 – The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect, soon revealed as an April Fools’ Day hoax, is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
2001 – Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.


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