Monthly Archives: May 2015

Anthony Mitchell

Posted on May 31, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

NEW YORK – Anthony “W” Mitchell, 56, husband of Nilma Osorio Mitchell, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Harlem Hospital, New York, New York. Born March 11, 1959, in New York City, he was a son of Henry William Mitchell and Aslee White Mitchell. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

USDA taking grant applications for socially-disadvantaged groups program

Posted on May 31, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept applications to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas. “These grants will help socially-disadvantaged business owners develop the tools and skills they need to grow their enterprises and succeed at creating jobs and expanding economic opportunities in rural areas,” Vilsack said. “American agriculture is becoming increasingly diverse in many ways, with more minorities and women seeking to enter the field, as well as greater diversity in the age of farmers, the size of operations, in production methods, and in the types of crops… Read the rest

Happy Anniversary: Buck and June Brailsford

Posted on May 31, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Buck and June Brailsford celebrated 60 years of holy matrimony Sunday, surrounded by family and friends at D&H Barbecue in Manning. imageimage

Kent to host two-day bicycle conference

Posted on May 31, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Kent International is hosting a two-day event in September for bicycle parts manufacturers from Asia. The event will be held at Kent’s Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) factory in Manning, S.C., about 80 miles from Charleston, S.C. “We are really excited to announce that the governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, will be visiting our factory on Sept. 22 to meet and greet visitors,” said Arnold Kamler, Kent International’s CEO. The event will only be open to only 40 companies, so Kamler suggests Asian suppliers get in touch with him at Kent International quickly. “The purpose of the event is… Read the rest

Joseph C. Wheeler Jr.

Posted on May 31, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

TURBEVILLE – Joseph C. “Blue” Wheeler, Jr., 54, entered eternal rest on Friday, May 29, 2015, at his home. Born July 7, 1960, in Gable, he was the son of Essie Mae Caesar Rollerson and the late Joseph C. Wheeler Sr. He attended the public schools in Clarendon County and graduated from East Clarendon High School in 1978. He was a veteran of the United States Army National Unit in Manning. He was employed for Santee Print Works and Union Camp. He later moved to Frederick, Virginia, where he was employed by Evolver, Alexandria, Virginia. He was a member of… Read the rest

Minnie Johnson

Posted on May 31, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING – Minnie Lois Thompson Johnson, widow of Oscar Johnson Jr., died Thursday, May 28, 2015. Public viewing will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Monday. Survivors are two daughters, Linda Sharper and Shirley Ann Johnson; four sons: Rhonnie (Anna), Thompson, Glenwood (Rita), Gregory Johnson and Alonda (Jackie) Moses; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 North Church St., Manning. Pastor Billy M. Graham officiating; the Rev. Carl McKnight presiding; Stanley Morton, Ronnie Smiling and Albertus Smiling assisting. Burial will… Read the rest

Posted on May 30, 2015 10:10 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Summerton celebrates Memorial Day

Posted on May 30, 2015 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The American Legion Post No. 35 and the Pink Dogwood Club of Summerton held that town’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 25 at Pink Dogwood Park off U.S. 15 South. We hope you enjoy these pictures, taken by Holly McCabe, from that ceremony.

Junior Legion team wins first game of season

Posted on May 30, 2015 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning-Santee American Legion Post 68 junior team won its first game of the season with a 4-1 victory Friday night. Buddy Bleasedale pitched 6.3 innings of one-hit baseball. Bleasdale waled one and struck out four. Brayden Osteen and Taylor Lee completed the remaining game on the mound for Manning-Santee, which was played at the Laurence Manning Academy field. Buddy Bleasedale, Taylor Lee, Dawson Hatfield, Max Smith, Braden Osteen, Matthew Frasier and Jake Jordan all had a hit on the night. Sandy Johnson and Will Gardner each recorded hits for Manning. Manning-Santee will host Camden 7 p.m. Monday at Laurence… Read the rest

Man arrested at Minute Man Market

Posted on May 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

A man who chased another man with a crowbar at the Minute Man Market early Saturday afternoon was charged with public disorderly conduct and may face a charge of attempted assault, according to Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer. Brian McFadden was arrested about 1:10 p.m. Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct. Shaffer said McFadden saw his girlfriend at the store talking with another man, whom McFadden then allegedly chased down. Shaffer said McFadden then allegedly went to his vehicle and pulled out a crowbar. The victim, whose name will not be released, fell and scraped his hand during the altercation.… Read the rest

Antioch MBC Vacation Bible School

Posted on May 30, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2751 Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road in Jordan, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. daily June 22-26. The opening ceremony will start 6 p.m. June 22. The Rev. Sam Livingston is the host pastor. For more information, call (803) 478-4557.

Ruiz presented Nikki Parsons Memorial Scholarship

Posted on May 30, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School senior Ariana Ruiz was presented the Nikki Parsons Memorial Scholarship on Friday night at the high school. Parsons died in June from injuries sustained in a vehicle wreck on Interstate 95. She served as the 2012-13 president of the Manning High School FFA, and was a student in the radiology program at Central Carolina Technical College. FFA Director Coach Michael Haynes presented the scholarship to Ruiz, saying it had to go to a good person who represented “Nikki, who was one of the best students I had in 30 years.” Ruiz will graduate June 6 with her… Read the rest

A YEAR OF GREATER LOVE – Billie and Betty White

Posted on May 30, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

To God be the glory for all the great and marvelous things He has done in our lives as we approach our one-year wedding anniversary. Billie and I both have been humbled by the love we share for each other; for the love, support and prayers from our family and friends; and even prayers from individuals we may not have known, but who prayed for us anyway. We are certainly humbled and grateful for the grace and mercy God has shown toward us as we journey through life and love united as one. We are so blessed to have each… Read the rest

Today in History …

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

1948 – A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon, within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless. 1958 – The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. 1972 – The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.

Minnie Lois Thompson Johnson

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

Minnie Lois Thompson Johnson, 80, widow of Oscar Johnson Jr., died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her home, 12592 Bethel Highway in Manning. Born Nov. 21, 1934, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence “L.D.” Thompson and Bessie Smiling Thompson. The family will receive friends at the home.

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

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Happy Birthday: Casey Pelfrey

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

Parker Wall Johnson and Debbie Tucker sent this message to Casey Pelfrey for her birthday: “Happy birthday to this princess that I get to work with every day. Happy 33rd birthday, Casey Pelfrey!” casey pelfreycasey pelfrey

Antioch MBC 32nd Youth Day

Posted on May 29, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2751 Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road in Jordan, will hold its 32nd annual Youth Day at 10 a.m. June 14, with former Harlem Globetrotter, trainer and motivational speaker Tracey A. Williams as the guest speaker. The Youth Choir and Dance ministries will perform. The Rev. Sam Livingston Sr. is the host pastor. For more information, call (803) 478-4557.

Manning man charged with CDV

Posted on May 29, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 39-year-old Manning man late Sunday night after his 38-year-old wife told deputies the man became irate and struck her in the face and threatened to kill her. Dameon Lamont Patterson, of 1074 Bruce St. in Manning, was arrested at his home and charged with criminal domestic violence, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy 1st Class Ernie Grice and Sgt. Matthew Stone responded to a home in the 1500 bloc of Wyboo Avenue in Manning about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in reference to a call for a female needing help. A man… Read the rest

Posted on May 29, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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