Monthly Archives: June 2015

Alcolu resident responds to Ridgeway’s flag statements

Posted on June 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Initially, I had not planned to make comments to the statements of Rep. Robert Ridgeway, which were included in the article, “Ridgeway fears Confederate Flag issue distracts from Charleston tragedy,” published June 22, 2015, on and June 25, 2015, in The Manning Times.
As a supportive constituent, I am responding to make you, Rep. Ridgeway, aware of how I feel about your insensitive comments on this horrific incident.
Your comments did not surprise me, after remembering our last conversation following a meeting in which you, a County Council member and I were engaged in during early spring 2015.
First … Read the rest

Green Hill MBC Homecoming

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

Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday at Fleming-Felder Head Start, 10 Hotel St. in Alcolu, with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Pastor Marion H. Newton of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter will serve as guest speaker. The Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr. is the host pastor.
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Manning man wanted in Pennsylvania for kidnapping, assault

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

A Manning man is wanted in Pennsylvania for his alleged role in the kidnapping there of another South Carolina man.
The York Dispatch of York, Pennsylvania, reported Sunday night that Jawan Mack, 19, of Manning, was part of a group of suspects that allegedly assaulted and kidnapped another South Carolina man, Edward Mulholland.
Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, Detective Jarrett Boyles said Mulholland was kidnapped from a township motel, badly beaten and eventually dumped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after an argument over an unpaid debt.
According to reports, Mulholland went to Room 216 of the Scottish Inn off Interstate 83 about 5:15 p.m. … Read the rest

Stephen Augustas Fulmore Jr.

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

LAKE CITY – Stephen Augustas Fulmore Jr., 67, died Monday, June 22, 2015.
Born in Lake City, he was a son of the late Stephen Augustas Fulmore Sr. and Corine Singletary Fulmore. He attended Florence County public schools and received an associate’s degree in music. He was a security officer and worked in home improvement. He was also a singer with the Traveleers.
At an early age, he joined Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist church.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Sarah L. Fulmore; three sons, Stephen Augustas Fulmore III, James A. Fulmore and Sean Fulmore; seven grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert Shaw; three … Read the rest

Wreck with no injury on I-95

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

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 131 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Jacob Myers III

Posted on June 29, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Jacob Myers III, 44, husband of Karen Reaves-Myers, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.
Born Jan. 3, 1971, in Sumter County, he was a son of Jacob Myers Jr. and the late Hattie Mae Grant Myers. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and later served his country in the United States Navy. Jacob owned a successful mortgage business for 10 years and his own trucking company for 12 years. He was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church, where he served as a choir director.
Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on June 29, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Perón, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
1995 – STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.… Read the rest

Sumter teen missing since Thursday found in Pinewood

Posted on June 28, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – A 15-year-old Dalzell girl missing since late Thursday night has been found.
Kalaje Chiles was last seen climbing into a car outside her home on Cannery Road about 12 a.m. Friday, and was found Sunday morning in the 1700 block of West Avenue South in Pinewood.
Nicholas Morra, 22, of Sumter, was also at the home and has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
This is Chiles’ second time missing this year. She went missing for five days in April before being found.

Posted on June 28, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker


Man charged with felony DUI granted bond, still at jail

Posted on June 28, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 21-year-old man is still in custody at the Clarendon County Detention Center after bond was set Saturday on charges relating to a wreck that killed an 18-year-old Alcolu man, according to a jail official.
A Clarendon County Magistrate Judge granted a $25,000 cash or $50,000 surety bond for Zackery Swiger, who is charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and leaving the scene of a wreck.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Hannah Wimberly reported Friday night that Swiger was taken to Clarendon Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in a wreck in the 2100 block of Alderman … Read the rest

Posted on June 28, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Tickets are available at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St., the old State Farm Insurance building.
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Sarah Brown Canty

Posted on June 28, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Sarah Brown Canty, 83, widow of Robert Canty, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
Born March 20, 1932, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Henry Brown and Almeta Brown.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert China Jr., pastor, officiating. Dr. Leslie J. Lovett will assist.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 22 Parson St. in Summerton.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Eva Ruth Burgess Brown

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

ALCOLU – Eva Ruth Burgess Brown, 76, widow of Charles Brown Sr., died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home.
Born April 23, 1939, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Edward Burgess Sr. and Lou Addie Frances Burgess.
The family will receive friendsa t the home, 3969 Alderman Camp Road in Alcolu.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Congratulations: Ariana Ruiz

Posted on June 27, 2015 8:08 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz ended her run in state finals outside the top 15, but she’s still our No. 1 lady. We are so proud of you, Ari. It has been wonderful to be part of your journey. We love you.
ariana ruiz crown photo

Go Ari!

Posted on June 27, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz will take to the Miss South Catolina stage at 8 p.m. Watch live on WACH-Fox. We wish Ari the best and our vote is with her!ariana sings at striped bass pageant 2

Ruiz wins Miss SC Media Award

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

Miss Clarendon 2015 Ariana Ruiz won the Miss South Carolina Media Award this week during her participation in the state pageant. Ruiz will compete for Miss South Carolina in the final night of competition, which can be viewed tonight on WACH-Fox TV. This was the third media award in a row for the Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant.
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Liberty Hill AME Homecoming

Posted on June 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Liberty Hill Church Road in Summerton, will hold its annual Homecoming services at 10 a.m. July 5, with a theme of “Sowing today for a better tomorrow.” The Rev. Robert L. China Jr. is the host pastor.
historic liberty hill AME church

Kelly Brown attends SCISA workshop

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

ORANGEBURG – A member of the management team at a local independent school completed a Secondary Managers’ Workshop sponsored by the South Carolina Independent School Association.
Laurence Manning Academy teacher Kelly Brown participated in the one-day event, according to Larry Watt, SCISA executive director.
Brown is the third-grade teacher and the school’s activities director.
“When someone transitions into any level of management or supervision, new skill sets are demanded,” Watt said. “Education is certainly not immune from this principle. This workshop was designed to meet the needs of new and experienced secondary managers including assistant principals, division heads, athletic directors … Read the rest

Leroy Hampton Sr.

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

SUMMERTON – Leroy Hampton Sr., 73, husband of Maxine Black Hampton, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born July 18, 1941, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Lue Sinkler and the late Malachia Hampton.
The family will receive friends at the home, 25 Parson St. in Summerton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 485-3755.

Fleming takes part in Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Conference

Posted on June 27, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

NEWBERRY – South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Youth Ambassador Leigh Fleming of Clarendon County was among 53 students from throughout South Carolina who recently participated in the SCBF’s 2015 Youth Leadership Conference in Newberry.
Fleming is a graduate of Manning High School, where she was salutatorian of the Class of 2015. She will attend Charleston Southern University in the fall.
Held on the campus of Newberry College from June 14-17, the conference allowed students to gain valuable leadership skills, a better understanding of South Carolina agriculture and of Clemson University, one of the state’s land grant universities.
“Our Youth Leadership … Read the rest


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