Monthly Archives: April 2015

ABATE honored by Palmetto Pride for trash pickup in Clarendon

Posted on April 28, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The ABATE Palmetto Chapter of Clarendon County was honored April 16 in Columbia by Palmetto Pride at its annual Adopt-A-Highway awards luncheon.
Adopt-A-Highway is a volunteer litter pickup program coordinated by PalmettoPride in partnership with the state Department of transportation. In 2014, 24,751 volunteers from 1,904 groups picked up 1,064,762.5 pounds of litter from 4,707.34 miles of highway.
“this is an estimated 43 pounds of trash picked up per person,” says a release from Palmetto Pride.
Proverbs 3 from Saluda County received the District 2 Award, as well as being named the State Group fo the Year. The group picked … Read the rest


Summerton’s Choice recognized during Rural Summit

Posted on April 28, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – The state Department of Commerce recognized Thursday Summerton resident Dorothy Choice with a 2015 Rural Summit Humanitarian Award.
“Choice has devoted much of her life to improving the lives of others in her Summerton community,” notes a release from the Department of Commerce. “Specifically, Choice has been committed to helping local youth, serving as chairwoman of the Pride in Summerton Committee and playing an integral role in the establishment of a youth baseball team in Clarendon County.”
Held at the South Carolina State Museum in downtown Columbia, the 2015 South Carolina Rural Summit featured a performance from the … Read the rest


Dog food stolen from Loss Brook Road home’s shed

Posted on April 28, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Five bags of Diamond dog food valued at $30 each were reportedly stolen from a shed behind a home in the 1500 block of Loss Brook Road in Manning between 7:30 a.m. April 10 and 7:37 a.m. April 11.


Today in History …

Posted on April 28, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1945 – Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.


Posted on April 27, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Wreck at 119SB on I-95

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no further details near the 119 southbound exit of Interstate 95 in Manning.


Debris in roadway on I-95

Posted on April 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting unspecified debris in the roadway in the northbound lanes near the 123 mile-marker on Interstate 95. Reports do not indicate what type of debris it is, nor why it is in the roadway.


ECHS Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter receives awards at state conference

Posted on April 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

TURBEVILLE – The East Clarendon High School Young Farmer and Agribusiness Chapter took “a record number of awards at the state conference held in late January in Myrtle Beach,” teacher Bert Beasley said.
Young Farmer member Dan Gause was recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer in the Pee Dee Region, receiving a plaque and a cash award from AgSouth Farm Credit, who sponsors the conference’s recognition program. Gause was also the state winner for Non-Irrigated Corn and Soybean production, receiving an engraved plaque and cash award sponsored by Pioneer Seed.
Gause also won the State Farm Shop Award and received … Read the rest


LMA students do well in Striped Bass Festival art contest

Posted on April 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

imageLaurence Manning Academy senior Brooke Schuhly won first place in the 36th annual Striped Bass Art Show, entering a paper collage of a ballerina. Junior Olivia Wilson won an honorable mention with an oil pastel. Both girls are currently in studio arts with Nancy McInnis.


Survivors’ Reception to be held today

Posted on April 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Survivors Reception will be held 6 p.m. today 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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Betty Jane McElveen Yarborough

Posted on April 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

PINEWOOD – Betty Jane McElveen Yarborough, 76, wife of Edward L. Yarborough, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Providence Hospital with her children by her side.
Born Oct. 2, 1938, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Russell Edward McElveen and Bell Kirby McElveen. She was a member of Home Branch Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include three sons, Ralph Edward Petroff of Pageland, and Billy Davis and Lewis Yarborough (Gayle), both of Sumter; two daughters, Betty Ann Bochette (Mike Varner) of Sumter and Dotti Booker (Toney) of Pinewood; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers; seven sisters; … Read the rest


Job opening: Receptionist/Accounts Payable at Prothro Chevrolet

Posted on April 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Looking for an energetic, professional individual that can be the front line of a high volume auto dealership! Standards should include, professional attire, excellent communication skills on the phone and in person, multitasking ability is a must as well as general concept of accounts payable (paying bills!). Also looking for someone wanting to work in a team environment.
Requirements:
Friendly, Honest, Dependable, Thorough, Organized
General computer skills required
Some College Preferred, but not a necessity
Benefits:
This is an hourly position with pay depending on level of experience (8:30-5:30 M-F). Excellent Health Coverage for individual or family as well as … Read the rest


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Handguns stolen from Alcolu home

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A .32-caliber brown handgun with a black barrel valued at $350, a .22-caliber brown Beretta rifle with a black barrel valued at $450 and a locked safe with personal documentation and paperwork for the guns were reportedly stolen from a home in the 2900 block of Hotel Street sometime before 8 a.m. April 10. The owner told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that she had been in Florida.


Job Opening: Body Shop Management – Prothro Chevrolet

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Purpose: To oversee a seasoned Body shop crew in a family owned business. To oversee the quality control and scheduling of customer auto claims. Working directly with Insurance companies to ensure our customers’ needs are getting met. Responsible for writing estimates, scheduling appointments, and ordering parts.
Requirements:
Must have a great personality for customer interaction.
Practical knowledge in the field of auto body work
On the job experience
Time management skills are crucial

Aggressive Pay schedule depending on level of experience! Excellent Health Coverage for individual or family as well as a company partial matches on 401k retirement benefits! During … Read the rest


MHS Class of 1955 holds reunion

Posted on April 27, 2015 10:10 am by Submitted by Reader

The Manning High School Class of 1955 held its 60th reunion Saturday at the American Legion Hut in Manning. Forty-eight of the original 59 classmates are living, and 29 of them attended. Photo provided by Violet Carter Moody.


Viola Eaddy

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – Viola Eaddy, 83, died Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Born in Johnsonville, she was a daughter of the late Fane and Ann Mae Eaddy. She was a resident of Florence Rehab Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Veola Eaddy of Florence; Jerry (Maella) Dickey of Florence; Mary (Amos) Graham of Lake City; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Viola Eaddy were held Thursday, April 23, 2015, at L.M. Green Memorial Chapel in Lake City, with Pastor Shirley Dickey officiating, with burial following in Brown Cemetery directed by Green’s Funeral Home.


Cornerstone Fellowship yard sale

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. until on Saturday at the corner of S.C. 261 and Mallette Road, where Wanda Wessinger sells Country-Style boiled peanuts.


Debra Elizabeth Moody Fenters

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – Debra Elizabeth Moody Fenters, 62, wife of Stephen Brian Fenters, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, after an illness.
Born Jan. 24, 1953, in Lake City, she was a daughter of Edith Cook LaPalme and the late Walter Lide Moody. She was a graduate of Lake City High School and was a retired aesthetician.
Survivors besides her husband of Lake City include a son, Rhonald Craig McKnight of Lake City; her mother and stepfather, Edith Cook LaPalme and Julius J. LaPalme of Lake City; two grandchildren, Noah and Zoe McKnight; her stepmother, … Read the rest


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