Monthly Archives: May 2015

Happy Birthday: Tripp Boykin

Posted on May 21, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Happy Birthday: Paul Floyd

Posted on May 21, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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John Richard Brakefield

Posted on May 21, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John Richard Brakefield, 87, husband of Roberta Elizabeth Clack Brakefield, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home.
Born May 12, 1928, in Chester, he was the son of the late William Boyd Brakefield and Annie Mae Bailey Brakefield. He was an avid Furman Paladin football fan, loved hunting, fishing and most of all farming with his grandsons. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning include a son, Mike Brakefield (Lisa) of Anna Maria Island, Florida; a daughter, Debbie B. Cothran (Ferrell) of Manning; five grandchildren, Marion E. DuBose IV (Ashley), … Read the rest

Posted on May 21, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Happy Birthday: Sara Barber

Posted on May 21, 2015 6:06 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard


Tindal: Student suspended for knife incident, pending expulsion hearing

Posted on May 21, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal said a 19-year-old Manning High School student arrested Wednesday after a knife incident at the school has been suspended pending an expulsion hearing.
“We have up to 10 days from the date of the incident to have that hearing,” Tindal said late Wednesday afternoon.
Maj. Kipp Coker of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office said Desmond Raquan Lawson was charged with second-degree assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds about 11:39 a.m. Wednesday after students told school resource officers there was an individual with a steak knife “running at students.”
“TASERs were … Read the rest

Society celebrates ‘Little Green Mill House’

Posted on May 21, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The little green house sitting on the property where Clarendon Baptist Church sits in Alcolu looks new, but it isn’t.
One of the few remaining mill houses left from the early 20th century was moved several hundred feet earlier this year from its original spot on Hotel Street, and members of the Alcolu Preservation Society came together Saturday to honor the building’s complete renovation.
“We’ve been working now about five months to get ready for this,” said Russell Harrelson. “This was quite an undertaking, but it’s been a lot of fun. There’s been a lot of fellowship. We’ve learned to … Read the rest

Johnsonville couple arrested for meth manufacturing

Posted on May 21, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Wednesday a Johnsonville couple after finding an alleged mobile meth lab in the couple’s vehicle.
Brett Poston, 42, and Ashley Danielle Cooper, 27, both of 4550 Millhouse Road in Johnsonville, are at the Clarendon County Detention Center awaiting warrants for manufacturing of meth, according to Maj. Kipp Coker with the Sheriff’s Office.
According to reports, Deputy 1st Class Ernest Grice Jr. stopped the 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Poston in the area of U.S. 378 and Puddin’ Swamp Road in Turbeville due to it failing to maintain its proper lane. Grice reported odd … Read the rest

Family, friends remember ‘Millie Gee’

Posted on May 21, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Melissa Grice joined several friends and family members Wednesday in remembering the year anniversary of her daughter’s death on Taw Caw Creek near Summerton.
Millicent “Millie Gee” McDonald died May 20 after being injured in a jet ski wreck May 19. The other party to the wreck was charged with reckless homicide by watercraft. Grice has worked tirelessly in the past year on Millie’s Law, which will require breathalyzers on all watercraft operators after incidents on South Carolina waterways.
“My baby girl has been in heaven one year, and I am one year closer to being with her again,” Grice … Read the rest

Summerton students to meet with state Superintendent of Education

Posted on May 21, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Students at Scott’s Branch High and Middle School will meet Thursday morning with state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, according to Principal Gwendolyn Harris.
The students will join with Save the Children Action Network in presenting Spearman with letters “expressing their thoughts on strengthening education in South Carolina,” a release from Save the Children states.

Donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

Posted on May 21, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible blood donors to give in honor of World Blood Donor Day, which is June 14. The organization is also seeking donors throughout the summer months to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.
“Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients,” said External Communications Manager Krystal Overmyer. “May schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.”
World Blood Donor Day, Overmyer said, highlights the constant … Read the rest

Deloris Smith King Dupree

Posted on May 21, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING – Deloris Smith King Dupree, wife of Jerome Dupree and widow of Elijah King, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1943, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John Smith and Annie Mae Saunders Smith Barnes.
The family will receive friends at the home, 3599 Flinn Road in Manning.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

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

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MHS Class of 1955 holds reunion

Posted on May 21, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

60th reunionThe 1955 graduating class of Manning High School held their 60th class reunion at the American Legion Hut in Manning on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Of the 59 class members graduating, 48 are living and 29 attended the reunion. Class members pictured included, first row from left to right, kneeling, DeLeon Scott, Sammy Corbett and Jimmy Bagnal; second row, Esther Barwick Thomas, Betty Richburg Bellefeuil, Marianne Campbell Floyd, Frances Ann Britton, June Bradham Shaw, Virginia Barwick Potter, Rhoda Bell Hodge Davis, Libby Bagnal Hawkins and Ceceile Kirven Bryan; Third row, Violet Carter Moody, Milton Garnett, Ray Hodge, Preston Geddings, Frank … Read the rest

Stephen Anthony Gamble

Posted on May 21, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MONCKS CORNER – Stephen Anthony Gamble, 43, husband of Connie Meares Gamble, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Louisiana.
Born July 23, 1971, in Moncks Corner, “Stevie” was the youngest son of Betty Jo Tennant Gamble and the late Joseph Lamar Gamble Sr. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Berkeley High School and attended the Moncks Corner branch of Charleston Technical College. He loved sports and while in school he played baseball, football, soccer and was on the wrestling team. He loved the University of South Carolina and the Gamecocks. He was a member of … Read the rest

In Memory: Kennedy ‘Bam Bam’ Junious

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

We can’t believe it’s been a year since you have been gone. We all miss your smile, voice, kind heart and free spirit. Not a day goes by that we don’t look at your pictures. We miss all the times that you would come through the door with that smile, waiting for you to make everyone laugh. You’re truly missed. We truly love you, Kennedy “Bam Bam” Junious. From everyone who you have touched over the years, until we meet again!
Love Always, your mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Today in History …

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

1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
1951 – The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition: A gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
1979 – White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
2011 – Radio broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on this date.

Happy Birthday: Coach John Thames

Posted on May 20, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School honored retired Coach John Franklin Thames on Wednesday during the district’s athletic banquet, wishing him a happy 81st birthday.

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

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Robert Lyle Bennett

Posted on May 20, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Robert Lyle Bennett, 81, husband of Constance Rybnikar Bennett, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System.
Born Aug. 22, 1933, in West Belmar, N.J., he was a son of the late Ira Lyle Bennett and Louise Gardiner Bennett. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion Post 35, Woodmen of the World and St. Matthias Episcopal Church.
Survivors besides his wife of Summerton include two sons, Robert Lyle Bennett Jr. (Sheela) of Melbourne, Florida, and Scott Gardiner Bennett (Jill) of Brick, N.J.; two daughters, Ann Louise Southerland of … Read the rest


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