Monthly Archives: November 2015

St. Paul HCC to hold Pastor’s Appreciation Nov. 15

Posted on November 8, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

New St. Paul Holy Commandment Church, 1107 Nelsons Ferry Road in Summerton, will hold a Pastor’s Appreciation Program in honor of Pastor James P. Brunson at 3 p.m. Nov. 15.


Hole-in-one: Raija Smith

Posted on November 8, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Raija Smith of 309 Lake Arbu Drive in Manning scored a hole-in-one Sept. 29 on Hole No. 2 at Wyboo Plantation, using a 9-iron. This has qualified the golfer for the Santee Cooper Trophy Five Award program, where he will receive a parchment signed by Gov. Nikki Haley. For more information about the Santee Cooper Trophy Five Program, call (803) 854-2131 or write Santee Cooper Country Promotion Commission, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142.


Fan motor causes smoke in Zaxby’s kitchen

Posted on November 7, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Fire Chief Frances Richbourg said a fan in the kitchen of Zaxby’s on Paxville Highway led to a small fire that caused smoke throughout the restaurant on Saturday night. She said the fire was quickly contained and that the restaurant is now reopened.


Blondell McDonald Fargas

Posted on November 7, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

HARDEEVILLE – Blondell McDonald Fargas, widow of the late Manuel Fargas, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville.
Born Dec. 16, 1934 in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charlie D. McDonald and Mary Brown Miller McDonald.
Survivors include a son son, Kenneth (JoAnne) McDonald; a grandson, Kenneth McDonald Jr.; a granddaughter, Mary McDonald; a great-granddaughter, Jamaria (Tootsie) McDonald-Ross; a brother, Charles (Loretta) McDonald; two sisters, Vera Wineglass and Alma B. Mack; five nephews; and 10 nieces.
A service of remembrance will be held noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Historic Liberty Hill AME … Read the rest


CCFD responding to fire call at Zaxby’s

Posted on November 7, 2015 7:07 pm by Holly McCabe

The Clarendon County Fire Department is currently responding to a report of smoke in the kitchen at Zaxby’s on Paxville Highway.


Fourth Crossroad to celebrate Outreach Ministry Nov. 22

Posted on November 7, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Fourth Crossroad Baptist Church, 1612 Crossroad Church Road in Manning, will hold an Outreach Ministry Celebration at 4 p.m. Nov. 22, with Min. J. Brand of Manning Deliverance Church as the guest speaker. G.K. Carter is host pastor.


CCTC named 2016 Military Friendly School

Posted on November 7, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School, the fifth consecutive year its received such recognition.
The Military Friendly School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
“Central Carolina Technical College has a long, proud history of providing high quality, affordable education to military members and their families,” said CCTC’s Vice President of Student Affairs Lisa M. Bracken. “We are honored … Read the rest


Thunderstorm with heavy downpours, lightning could affect northeastern Clarendon

Posted on November 7, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service is reporting a strong thunderstorm that will affect northeastern Clarendon County. About 3:45 p.m. a strong thunderstorm was spotted by radar near Mayesville. Movement was east near 20 mph toward northeastern Clarendon, southeastern Lee and east central Sumter counties. Wind gusts could exceed 35 mph, with brief heavy downpours and occasional lightning.


#ClarendonProud: ResComm Management

Posted on November 7, 2015 3:03 pm by Submitted by Reader

ResComm chose “Sense of Community” for its #ClarendonProud sign.


Posted on November 7, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

sky lantern celebration


Nascar fights to regain relevancy

Posted on November 7, 2015 12:12 pm by Ted E. Spencer

NASCAR was relevant, and it’s fighting for relevancy again.
The biggest day in NASCAR history was Feb. 18, 1979.
The stage was set at its “Crown Jewel Race,” The Daytona 500. The 21st running of this event had a live, national TV broadcast for the first time. This led to NASCAR’s “coming out party.”
Richard Petty was the victor in the race, closely followed by Darrell Waltrip. But neither of those placements were as significant as what was happening half a track behind them.
Donnie Allison was leading the race on the final lap, when South Carolina’s Cale Yarborough charged … Read the rest


Clarendon’s Disaster Recovery Center to close on Sundays

Posted on November 7, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County’s Disaster Recovery Center behind Weldon Auditorium, where FEMA, SBA and other federal and state groups are available to help individuals affected by the recent flooding and storm damage, will be closed Sundays starting this weekend.
Otherwise, the facility will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Nearby centers that will remain open on Sundays during the same hours, should Clarendon residents need assistance, include the Berkeley County Magistrate’s Office, 303 N. Goose Creek Blvd. in Goose Creek, and Gaillard Park Rural Development Center, 848 Sandspoint St. in Eutawville.
Disaster centers will … Read the rest


Wallace Steinmyer Plowden III

Posted on November 7, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LEXINGTON – Wallace Steinmyer “Bubba” Plowden III, 59, husband of Brenda Cherry Plowden, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at his home.
Born March 16, 1956, in Columbia, he was the son of the late Wallace Steinmyer “Son” Plowden, Jr. and Janie Raye Odom Plowden. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Confederacy, the Little River Hunt Club and he was a member of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church.
Survivors besides his wife of Lexington include a son, John Wallace Plowden of Columbia; a daughter, Rayna Plowden of Columbia; and a sister, Edith Plowden … Read the rest


Letters: MHS alumni thank community for help with flood relief

Posted on November 7, 2015 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

The Manning High School Class of 2005 wishes to express our sincere gratitude for all of the monetary and canned good donations that were received and then donated to United Ministries of Clarendon County. Special thanks to Kitty’s Bounce House for sharing in the joy of making a difference in our community.
Our goal is to continue to fight hunger and strengthen the faith within our community.

CLASS OF 2005
Manning High School


Kenneth McKenzie Sr.

Posted on November 7, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

MIAMI, Florida – Kenneth McKenzie Sr., husband of Annie L. Ragin McKenzie, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Jackson North Hospital in North Miami, Florida.
Born Dec. 11, 1957, in Manning, he was a son of the late Johnny McKenzie Sr. and Louise McBride McKenzie.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Hayes F. and LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with Prophet Tracey Ceasear officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Paul Holiness Church cemetery in Summerton.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mary … Read the rest


Help available to flood victims for utility bills

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

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded the Clarendon County Community Development Corporation with a grant to assist victims of recent flooding with their utility bills.

Eligible persons may come and pick up an application form from the CDC office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from the CDC office, 212 S. Church St. in Manning, next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging.

“After picking up the application, they are to fill it out and return it on the following Monday or Tuesday (Nov. 16-17) at the same hours,” said … Read the rest


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

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Nat’l Guard storm costs total $40 million

Posted on November 7, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The state’s top military officer said this week that the National Guard and its Emergency Management Division have spent about $40 million responding to last month’s catastrophic storm, which included flooding that caused damage to more than 820 state-maintained highways and roads.
Adjutant Gen. Bob Livingston told legislators Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of his office’s expenses, leaving the state to pay about $9 million. Gov. Nikki Haley approved transferring that amount from the state’s unclaimed property fund.
Livingston says that transfer allows his agency to continue operating. He said about 40 guardsmen remain activated … Read the rest


Albert Lee Mack

Posted on November 7, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Albert Lee Mack, 70, husband of Hattie Mae Montgomery Mack, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, 2015 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born Feb. 24, 1945, in Jordan, he was a son of the late Annie Belle Mack. He was raised by his grandmother, Marie Simon Mack. He attended Manning Training School, graduating in 1963. He was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by fellow members of Brotherly Love Masonic Lodge No. 99.
He was employed as a campus security officer at Morris College in Sumter, retiring after 27 years.
He served in … Read the rest


USDA: Athens Foods recalls ‘steak fiesta blossoms’

Posted on November 7, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Athens Foods Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling about 168 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label.
The steak fiesta, beef filled dough, items were produced on Sept. 23, 2015 and have a best by code of 11/23/16. The following products are subject to recall: 4-count trays of “Athens Steak Fiesta Blossoms.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. … Read the rest


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