Monthly Archives: November 2015

JV Lady Swampcats defeat Northwoods

Posted on November 30, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy JV girls basketball team won its first game of the season, defeating Northwoods 22-18. Olivia Coker was the leading scorer for the team, with seven points.

FEMA extends deadline for disaster assistance applications to Jan. 3

Posted on November 30, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for residents affected by South Carolina’s historic floods to register for disaster assistance. The deadline, which was initially set for Friday, has been extended to Jan. 3, 2016. Both the state and FEMA agreed on the extension for 24 South Carolina counties, including Clarendon, Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter and Williamsburg. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families may include money for temporary housing; rental assistance; emergency home repairs; personal property losses; medical, dental… Read the rest

Five Clarendon USC Sumter students receive merit-based scholarships

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

SUMTER – More than 50 University of South Carolina Sumter students received merit scholarships. Five students from Clarendon County received merit-based scholarships, including Tony Davis of Alcolu; Ami Patel and Caitlin Wimberly, both of Manning; Taylor Morehouse of Summerton; and Devyn Youngblood of Turbeville.

Herbert Scott Brown

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

ALCOLU – Herbert Scott Brown, 82, beloved husband of Jewell Spigner Brown, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at his home. Born March 29, 1933, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late George Ardee Brown and Sudie Hancock Brown. He was a retired master chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening and traveling with his wife. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Survivors besides his wife of 61 years of Alcolu include a son, Len… Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries at 119NB on I-95

Posted on November 30, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at the 119 northbound exit on Interstate 95. Traffic may be slower during this time.

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

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NCNW to meet Dec. 7

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

The Clarendon section of the National Council of Negro Women will meet 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Clarendon County Council on Aging building, 206 S. Church St. in Manning.

St. Phillip Baptist Church Revival

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

St. Phillip Baptist Church, 1898 S.C. 35 in St. Stephen, will hold Two Nights of Joy Revival at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, with Minister Michael Bennett of Prayer House Mission Church in Summerton as guest speaker. The Rev. Curtis Dingle is the host pastor.

Johnnie Ladson Smith Jr.

Posted on November 30, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Johnnie Ladson Smith Jr., 68, husband of Betty McFadden Smith, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born Oct. 26, 1947, he was a son of the late Johnnie Smith Sr. and Sallie Lowery Smith. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Friendship Presbyterian Church in New Zion, with the Rev. Carnell Hampton officiating and Elder Willie Witherspoon, Elder Gloria Frierson and Elder Marshell Ivey assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at his home, 10932 Black River Road in New Zion.

Saints fall in first game of season

Posted on November 30, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball team lost to St. Johns by a score of 54-37 on Tuesday night. Al Hobbs and Dylan Way led the Saints, with 10 points each, with Hobbs collecting six rebounds and Way collecting five. Matthew Corbett ended the night with 10 rebounds and six points. The team next plays Williamsburg Academy Tuesday at home.

Word of God Ministry to hold appreciation service

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

The Word of God Ministry, 133 Old Foreston Road in Greeleyville, will hold an appreciation service for Dr. Willie L. and Elect Lady P. McClary at 5 p.m. Dec. 19. This will be a time of celebration.

Today in History …

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

3340 BC – Earliest believed record of an eclipse. 1707 – The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida. 1718 – King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway. 1864 – The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops. 1868 – A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is… Read the rest

Lady Saints win first game of season

Posted on November 29, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall Varsity Lady Saints defeated St. Johns by a score of 45-37 on Tuesday night. Shannon Corbett led the Lady Saints with a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Delaney Peeler also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Mallory McIntosh added 9 points. The team plays again Tuesday against Williamsburg Academy at home.

Alex Chatman

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

Former Williamsburg County supervisor Alex Chatman, 72, husband of Mariah Williams Chatman, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Carolina Hospital System in Florence. Born Oct. 7, 1943, in Greeleyville, he was a son of the late Oscar Chatman and Alma Montgomery Chatman. A public viewing will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Alex Chatman Complex Auditorium, 147 W. Main St. in Kingstree, with wake services from 6:30-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1288 Coleman Road in Greeleyville. The family will receive friends at 10656… Read the rest

Gallery: C.E. Murray wins Lower State Championship

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


Gallery: Turkey Bowl 2

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


Guilty Pleas: Nov. 17, 2015

Posted on November 29, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The following pleas were heard Nov. 17 before 3rd Circuit Judge R. Ferrell Cothran during a term of General Sessions Court in Clarendon County. Herbert William Anderson IV of 420 N. Salem Ave. in Sumter pleaded guilty to shoplifting, enhanced, of a value of $2,000 or less, receiving a sentence of 30 months in prison. Daniel M. Brunson of 1774 Loss Brook Road in Manning pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, non-violent, receiving a sentence of two years, suspended to 18 months. Ricky Coard of 4509 Rev. J.W. Carter Road in Summerton pleaded guilty to the manufacture, distribution, etc., of crack-cocaine,… Read the rest

Lord Clarendon Cotillion to present five members’ sons

Posted on November 29, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Lord Clarendon Cotillion will present five sons of members, along with five debutantes, Dec. 19 during its annual ball at Sunset Country Club in Sumter. Mr. William Ceth Land is president of the Lord Clarendon Cotillion. Mrs. James Barry Ham is ball chairwoman and Mrs. Theodore Mitchell Gardner is debutante chairwoman. Debutantes have already been presented on manninglive.com this week. Sons of members that are being presented include: Chandler Brewer Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fann Poe and Mr. Harvin Eugene Brock. Richard Francis Drose III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Francis Drose Jr. Blanding Galloway… Read the rest

Disaster Recovery Center hours to change Monday

Posted on November 29, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration behind Weldon Auditorium will have new hours starting Monday. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Friday is the final day to apply for FEMA or SBA assistance. Please call the FEMA news desk at (803) 714-5894 with any questions.

Emanuel AME to donate $1.5M to church shooting victims

Posted on November 29, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

CHARLESTON (AP) — The South Carolina church where nine parishioners were shot and killed in what police called a racially motivated attack earlier this year is sharing about half of the money donated to it with survivors of the attack and the families of those killed. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church will donate about $1.5 million of the $3.4 million given in the wake of the June 17 shooting to an organization that collected money for the victims called Charleston’s Hope Fund, according to a news release sent Wednesday to local media. Close to $3 million has been raised for… Read the rest

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