Monthly Archives: June 2015

Posted on June 30, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


CCSO: Local female pastors receive ‘threats’

Posted on June 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person responsible for possible threats to the female pastors of three local churches.
Maj. Kipp Coker said Tuesday that Greater Union Cypress AME Church, Society Hill AME Church and Reeseville AME Church have all received letters address to their respective female pastors from a man identifying himself as “Apostle Prophet Harry L. Fleming.”
“The letters quote several Bible verses, which the person writing the letter feels makes reference to women not being head of the church, man, nor home, and the women must repent and turn away from what (they) are … Read the rest

Bank of Clarendon promotes Johnson to assistant marketing, business development officer

Posted on June 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Bank of Clarendon announced Tuesday that Kimberly O. Johnson has been promoted to assistant marketing officer.
The position will be in addition to her role as the bank’s community development officer, and Johnson will have additional responsibilities in the bank’s Marketing Department.
“We are fortunate to have her as a part of our outstanding team of bankers,” said Vice President and Marketing Officer Rose Newton. “Kim is a true example of what it means to be a community banker. Her honesty, integrity and her dedication to the people of our area are what make her a great banker and … Read the rest

Plummie Lemon Kelly

Posted on June 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

ALCOLU – Plummie Lemon Kelly, 78, wife of Elliott Kelly Jr., died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.
Born June 16, 1937, in the Silver community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Elliott and Almetter Banister Lemon.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Hessie Ann Martin; and her five brothers, Johnny Lee, Jacob, James, Elliot and Esau Lemon.
Plummie attended Clarendon County public schools and was a graduate of Manning Training School. In her youth, she joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church. After moving to New York, she … Read the rest

Edith Ardis Singleton

Posted on June 30, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Edith Ardis Singleton, 93, widow of John W. Singleton, died Monday, June 29, 2015, after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Newell Legrand Ardis Sr. and Eva Holliday Ardis. She grew up on the family farm near Pinewood, and attended local schools, graduating in 1939 from the Pinewood School with honors.
She was a child of the Great Depression, which imbued her with a strong work ethic and with a sense of duty to her country and to others. She served her country in World War II by working at … Read the rest

Home Health receives high marks on two unannounced reviews

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

Two national quality reviews recently gave Clarendon Memorial Home Health high marks after surveying the division of Clarendon Health System for a two-week period.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation and Healthcare Organizations, the first review, found only one minor deficiency from a quality checklist of more than 1,500 elements of performance. The Community Health Accreditation Program provided the second review, spending four days with the Home Health staff in the office, as well as in patient homes.
CHS Public Relations Director Jeffrey Black said the survey included six home visits, a review of 14 medical records and several employee files, … Read the rest

Charleston Southern releases Dean’s List

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

Charleston Southern University’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced the spring 2015 Dean’s List. Dean’s List students earned a 3.5 GPA or better and earned 12 credit hours or more for the semester.
Students from Clarendon County included Manning residents Kayla Adelle Therrell, a freshman majoring in biochemistry; Robert Lewis Hinson, a sophomore majoring in biology with an emphasis on wildlife; and Adrianna Lea Nativida Chapman, a sophomore majoring in graphic design; and New Zion native Jordan Katherine Lee Evans, a junior majoring in kinesiology.
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Gospel Sensationals Celebration Program

Posted on June 30, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Gospel Sensationals will present their 12th Anniversary Celebration Program at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the F.E. DuBose Center, 3351 Sumter Highway, U.S. 521 in Manning. Special guests will include the McClary Singers, the Women of Destiny, Southern 6, New Boyz, Cedric and Chosen, Prayze, Ashley Gospel Singers, the Heavenly Stars and many more. Admission is $5, and free for kids younger than 12. For more information, call (864) 525-0625.

Wreck at Elliott, Eagerton roads

Posted on June 30, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck with no injuries at Elliott and Eagerton roads.

S.C. students support ‘Summer of Service’ at VA

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

COLUMBIA – Almost since the time Europeans stepped foot in the New World, the United States has relied on people “stepping up to the plate” and volunteering. In early colonials days, people worked together in order to survive the harsh living; they formed support groups to help each other plant crops, build houses and fight disease.
Some 200 years later, Benjamin Franklin is credited with putting together the first volunteer firehouse in 1736; an idea that has become the country’s norm, as nearly 70 percent of all firefighters today are volunteers, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Today, the … Read the rest

Narconon provides help for drug abuse

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

Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.
Call Narconon at 1 (800) 431-1754 or visit for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. You may also call for free screenings or referrals for addiction counseling.

Sybil Welch Anderson

Posted on June 30, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – Sybil Welch Anderson, 87, widow of Joe McGill Anderson, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Sandpiper Nursing Home.
Born June 28, 1927, in Lake City, she was a daughter of the late Robert Emiel Welch and Teppee Turner Welch. She retired as the assistant director of the Lake City Public Library in 2002, and was a member of the Lake City Presbyterian Church, where she taught the Junior High Sunday School Class and belonged to the Women’s Circle.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Louise Anderson Allen and John Rodgers Allen, both of Mount Pleasant; and a … Read the rest

Today in History …

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

1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity.
1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States’ largest feminist organization, is founded.

Man arrested at State House after altercation with anti-Flag protesters

Posted on June 29, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services has arrested an Irmo man about 7:15 p.m. for disorderly conduct.
Nicholas Thompson, 25, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after confronting a crowd of anti-Confederate flag protesters.
BPS reported that about 30 protesters, who oppose the Confederate Flag, were on Statehouse grounds when a group of about 15 vehicles with pro-flag supporters pulled up on Gervais Street in front of the State House and stopped in the middle of the street.
The group of vehicles were headed toward Sumter Street. About eight to 10 occupants … Read the rest

Missing Manning teenager found

Posted on June 29, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 15-year-old Manning girl who went missing early Monday morning has been found.
Inv. Rick Elms said Trinity Nyugen was found about 6:30 p.m., about 18 hours after she was last seen by her 39-year-old father at their home in Kensington Pointe. The Manning Police Department believes the girl went with her mother, Diane Dang, after leaving her father’s home early Monday morning.
Elms said the girl would only tell police that she “went on a long walk.”

Happy Birthday: Michael Wells Jr.

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

“Happy fourth birthday to Michael Wells Jr. Mommy and Taylin love you!”
– Tyeisha Gilyard

Wreck with no injuries at M.W. Rickenbaker, Moses Dingle roads

Posted on June 29, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at M.W. Rickenbaker and Moses Dingle roads in Davis Station. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Police looking for missing teenage girl

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

The Manning Police Department is currently any information on the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl who was last seen about Sunday night at her home in the 200 block of Kensington Pointe.
Inv. Rick Elms said Monday afternoon that Trinity Nguyen, 15, is likely to be with her 39-year-old mother, Diana Dang.
“This is one of those situations where her mother is the non-custodial parent,” Elms said. “We are seeking to return her to her proper guardian.”
According to reports, 39-year-old Barzan Nguyen told Sr. Cpl. Creighton Cheek about 11 a.m. Monday that he tok his daughter and other children … Read the rest

James David Goebel

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

James David Goebel, 79, husband of Mary DiSylvestro Goebel, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at his home in Manning.
Born April 25, 1936, in Wilmington, Delaware, he was a son of the late John Goebel and Cecilia Flynn Goebel. He was a member of the Mid Carolina Gun Club, the Wyboo Golf Club Men’s League where he had three holes-in-one, and he was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning include three daughters, Cecilia Rozumalski (Tony) of New Castle, Delaware, Joanne Connolly (Bob) of Avondale, Pennsylvania and Michele Radecki (Randy) of New … Read the rest

Mary Lee Dingle Martin

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

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Mary Lee Dingle Martin, widow of Horace Martin, heard her Master’s call at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia.
Born July 6, 1936, in the Ram Bay community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Mose and Mary Martin Dingle.
The family will begin receiving relatives and friends Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Webb and Omega Dingle Hilton, 1288 Fairlawn Drive in Sumter.
Funeral services are incomplete and shall be announced by the Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.


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