Monthly Archives: June 2015

Posted on June 2, 2015 9:09 am by Holly McCabe

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Speakers, rims stolen from Kingstree Highway home

Posted on June 2, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Two large speakers valued at $1,000 and a sect of four 24-inch chrome wheels and tires valued at $3,200 were reportedly stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Kingstree Highway in Manning between 2:30 and 4 p.m. May 27.


June Coker Allen

Posted on June 2, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – June Coker Allen, 84, wife of the late Algie Keith “A.K.” Allen, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her home, after an illness with family by her side.
Born June 29, 1930, in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Leon Levi Coker and Minnie Estelle Matthews Coker. She was a 1949 graduate of Scranton High School. She retired from Charleston Southern University, where she received the Distinguished Service Award in 1996.
At the University, June Coker Allen was referred to as “Artist-in-Residence” with respect to floral arrangements, decorations and catering. She was the founding … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule: June 2, 2015

Posted on June 2, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 2-4 p.m. today at the Turbeville IGA.


Turbeville resident graduates from Troy University

Posted on June 2, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Turbeville native Della Lesane-Guin has graduated from Troy University during Term No. 3 of the 2014-15 academic year.
Lesane-Guin attended Troy’s Global Campus and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from its College of Education.
Term 3 includes students at Troys campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Alabama, and Global Campus, which consists of teaching sites outside of Alabama and online.


Edmund Whitfield Parker Jr.

Posted on June 2, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Edmund Whitfield Parker Jr., died Monday, May 25, 2015, in Manning.
Born June 27, 1954, he was a son of Edmund Whitfield Parker Sr. and Lee Doris Blackmon. Eddie graduated from Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree and the University of South Carolina, where he majored in journalism. He managed several radio stations after graduation before his employment with The State newspaper in 1982. He remained there until 1996, serving as assistant circulation director.
He was a gifted musician beginning in his childhood, when he faithfully played the piano for his church. Eddie loved all types of music and played the piano … Read the rest


Manning High rising seniors to attend Boys State

Posted on June 2, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Four young men from Manning High School will attend Palmetto Boys State 2015 from June 7-13 at Anderson University due to the generosity of several local clubs, individuals and businesses.
Reginald Conyers Jr., Micah Jamison Walker, Dannie Wicker Jr. and Tyrone Devaugn Brunson are all rising seniors and honor students at the high school. They will attend the prestigious weeklong governmental leadership seminar sponsored by NBSC, the National Council of Negro Women, the Manning Rotary Club, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Holliday and the Carter-Sullivan American Legion Post No. 204.
Conyers is the son of April D. Logan. He is a … Read the rest


Anthony Mitchell

Posted on June 2, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Anthony Mitchell, 56, husband of Nilma Osorio Mitchell, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Harlem Hospital in New York, N.Y.
Born March 11, 1959, in New York City, “W,” as he was known, was a son of Henry William Mitchell and Aslee White Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Rosa Mae Fulton providing eulogy and the Rev. Matthew Singleton presiding.
Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Holiness Church cemetery in Bloomville.
The family will receive … Read the rest


James Dwight Joyner

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

LAKE CITY – James Dwight Joyner, 65, died recently at his home, after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1949, in Wilson, N.C., he was a son of the late James L. and Agnes Hilton Joyner. He graduated from McClenaghan High School of Florence and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Florence and attended the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He received a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel in Charleston.
He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on June 2, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1774 – The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane’s doors open. … Read the rest


Eugene Sweat

Posted on June 1, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Eugene “Gene” Sweat, 77, died Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home, 1527 Urbana Road in Summerton.
Born Sept. 10, 1937, in the Live Oak section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Edmond Rollerson and Mattie Sweat Dingle Rollerson.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, Paxville Highway in Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Lucious Dixon, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Richburg officiating.
Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, … Read the rest


Bond granted for two suspects, denied for one in death of Emanuel Torres

Posted on June 1, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Two suspects charged for their alleged roles in the death of a 24-year-old Manning man whose family reported him missing four days before his body was discovered were granted steep surety bonds Monday in 3rd Circuit Court.
Judge Robert E. Hood granted Travis Starks a $200,000 surety bond and Barbara Judy a $100,000 surety bond, according to Assistant Solicitor Chris DuRant. Starks is charged with murder and armed robbery, while Judy is charged with accessory before the fact to a murder.
A third defendant, Shanta Reason, is charged with murder and armed robbery. Hood denied his bond.
According to court … Read the rest


Wreck with no injuries on Kingstree Highway

Posted on June 1, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at Kingstree Highway and Nesbit Road in Manning.


Posted on June 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Handgun stolen from Pinewood home

Posted on June 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 9 millimeter Lorcin handgun valued at $300 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 2400 block of Elliott Road in Pinewood between 6 p.m. May 20 and 7 p.m. May 22.


Ulysses Francis

Posted on June 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

GABLE – Ulysses “Cee” Francis, 63, husband of Marolyn Williams Francis, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his home, 1347 Bosie Lewis Road in Gable.
Born Oct. 29, 1951, in Gable, he was a son of Susan Virginia Nelson Francis and the late Robert Francis.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Keron Morris graduates from Harvard Law School

Posted on June 1, 2015 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

We received this message from Ernestine Morris:
“Congratulations, Keron Morris, Harvard Law School Class of 2015 graduate. May God continue to bless you as you pursue your future endeavors. We Love you. From your family and your mother.”
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Operation Generation Mentoring Program

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

The Operation Generation Mentoring Program is winding down the 2014-15 school year, as St. Paul Elementary School teacher Brenda Gist seeks more mentors for the 2015-16 school year.
“As this school year draws to a close, we would like to thank our program liaison, Brenda Gist, and the parents and guardians who allowed their children to participate as mentees and, of course, our mentors who (took) the time out of their schedules to make a difference in the life of a student,” according to a Facebook post from the program.
Rural Leadership Institute-Clarendon Board members Bea Rivers, Lesley Dykes, Charlotte … Read the rest


Duke named to Coker Dean’s List

Posted on June 1, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

John Taylor Duke of Manning was named to the Coker College Spring 2015 Dean’s List for earning a 3.75 or higher GPA in the Spring 2014 semester.


3 Clarendon residents named to USC Sumter Spring Dean’s List

Posted on June 1, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – The University of South Carolina Sumter has announced three Manning residents for its 2015 Spring Dean’s List.
Meredith Coker, Jamie Dowell and Jacquelyn Lynn each completed at least 12 credit hours in the Spring 2015 semester while attaining a 3.5 or better GPA.


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