Monthly Archives: December 2015

George Marion McFaddin Sr.

Posted on December 4, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

GABLE – George Marion McFaddin Sr., 85, died peacefully on Dec. 1, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, after a long battle with several illnesses.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1930, in Clarendon County, and was a son of the late Talbert Eli McFaddin and Maude Carraway McFaddin. Marion was a lifelong resident of the Salem Black River community of Sumter County. After graduation from Salem School at Gable, he attended Clemson University. He retired from CSX Transportation in 1990. He served in the S.C. National Guard in the 1950s. After retirement, he worked for several funeral homes, the … Read the rest


Turbeville farmer asks for support in Columbia during Friday meeting

Posted on December 4, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A Turbeville farmer has taken to social media to urge his colleagues to attend a meeting Friday in Columbia to make their concerns about and needs from the October floods known to state officials.
Jeremy Cannon has been asked to speak during a panel at 10 a.m. Friday in the council chambers of Columbia City Hall, 1737 Main St. in Columbia.
“It has come to my attention that our governor has sent in her letter to Washington, D.C., requesting funds for the state for damage from the flood,” Cannon said. “Her request at this time is a whopping $0 for … Read the rest


Corine Nelson Baxter

Posted on December 4, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Corine Nelson Baxter, 87, widow of Willie James Baxter, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at her home.
Born Oct. 28, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James Nelson and Janie Brown Nelson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Lucious Dixon, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Terry Johnson presiding, and Minister Lillian Wright, the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Richburg and Pastor George Carter assisting.
Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
The family will receive friends at her home, 108 Richburg Drive in Manning.… Read the rest


Tyrone McKnight

Posted on December 4, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

FLORENCE – Tyrone McKnight, 62, husband of Gwendolyn Johnson McKnight, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Carolina Hospital Systems in Florence.
Born July 28, 1953, in Lynchburg, he was a son of Harvey McKnight and Mattie Mae Wells McKnight.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1609 S. Lee Drive in Florence.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Lady Swampcats defeat Robert E. Lee

Posted on December 4, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats defeated Thursday night Robert E. Lee Academy 50-29. Courtney Beatson led the team with 15 points, followed by Brooke Bennett with 14, Cora Downer and Sarah Fraser with six points each, Olivia Wilson with four points, Bailey Connors with three points and Kaela Johnson with two points.
The team will play 4 p.m. Friday against Trinity Byrnes.


Today in History …

Posted on December 4, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1619 – Thirty-eight colonists arrive at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The group’s charter proclaims that the day “be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”
1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, is published.
1867 – Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president … Read the rest


Renee Cousar Benefield

Posted on December 3, 2015 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MT. PLEASANT – Renee Cousar Benefield, 56, wife of Douglas Glass Benefield, died Wednesday, December 3, 2015, at her home.
Born September 19, 1959, in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late William Douglas Cousar and Eve Witherspoon Blackwell Cousar. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church where she volunteered with the children’s ministry. Renee was a loving mother and a devoted wife.
She is survived by her husband of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Michael Carnell (Beverly) of Summerville and John William Carnell of Florence; a daughter, Eva Suzanne Benefield of Mt. Pleasant; … Read the rest


Anthony M. Sherman

Posted on December 3, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MONROE, North Carolina – Anthony H. Sherman, 50, died Monday, November 30, 2015, from injuries sustained in a automobile wreck. His wife, Donna Tisdale Sherman, also died in the wreck.
Born May 16, 1965, in Manning, he was a son of the late Joseph H. Sherman and Sarah F. Sherman.
He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Noel Sherman of Dazell; two brothers, Brad Sherman and Donald Sherman both of Sumter; and one sister, Nona Sherman of Rock Hill.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 p.m. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Kingstree. … Read the rest


Manning native dies with wife in North Carolina wreck

Posted on December 3, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 50-year-old Manning native was killed Monday morning when he and his 50-year-old wife slammed head-on into a tractor trailer in a North Carolina field.
Anthony Howard and Donna Tisdale Sherman, herself formerly of Oakboro, North Carolina, died about 11:05 a.m. in the wreck on Renee Ford Road in Monroe, North Carolina, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The Stanley News and Report of North Carolina reported that the couple were traveling north in a 2004 Buick when they encountered a southbound tractor trailer driven by Maurice Z. Gillespie, 29, of Wingate, North Carolina, N.C. state trooper A.C. McLester said.… Read the rest


Saints fall to 0-2 on season with loss to WA

Posted on December 3, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall Saints fell to 0-2 on the season Tuesday night, losing to Williamsburg Academy 54-27. Al Hobbs and Dylan Way led the team with seven points each. Matthew Corbett was the leading rebounder, having 11, while scoring six points overall. The Saints will play again Tuesday against Carolina Academy in Summerton.


Junior Chamber Gun Drawing Day 3: Sidney Welch

Posted on December 3, 2015 4:04 pm by Submitted via iPhone

Sidney Welch is the winner of a Palmetto State Armory M4 on Day 3 of the annual Junior Chamber Gun Drawing.


Profit Herring

Posted on December 3, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

DUNNELLON, Florida – Profit Herring, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Ocalla, Florida.
Born Sept. 15, 1935, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Isabella Evans Herring and the late Cannon Herring.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Posted on December 3, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

nothing but the blood


JV Saints fall to Williamsburg Academy

Posted on December 3, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV boys’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, defeating Williamsburg Academy 36-17. Thomas Stukes led the Saints with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Josh Black added six points and Robbie James picked up eight rebounds. The Saints are now 1-1 on the season.


Gobble, gobble, grumble?

Posted on December 3, 2015 11:11 am by Lynn Welch

It’s the time of year for being all that is the spirit of the holidays.
Last week, we made our menus for Thanksgiving and our shopping lists for Black Friday, and we had fun planning our favorite dish contributions for whatever get-togethers we had.
The cooks around town clipped coupons and shopped for the best prices. They searched through their cookbooks for the recipes they wanted to try, and others held to those recipes that have been tried and true for their families.
Maintaining the family traditions of years passed is what these holidays are all about. And some of … Read the rest


Lady Saints fall to WA

Posted on December 3, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall varsity girls basketball team fell Tuesday to Williamsburg Academy 32-26. Holly Carlilse led the Saints with seven points. Sydney Wells added six points and seven rebounds, while Mallory McIntosh added five points. The team is now 1-1 on the season and plays again Tuesday at Carolina Academy in Summerton.


United Way to serve as fiscal, directing agent for tri-county flood relief organization

Posted on December 3, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMTER – A local organization has formed a long-term recovery group responsible for the support and recovery from October flooding in Clarendon, Sumter and Lee counties.
United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties will be the fiscal agent for the Tri-County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), who has formed the Long Term Recovery Group, a collaborative team “tasked to strategically align all available resources, including volunteers, material donations and alternative funding, to support the recovery needs of our community,” according to a release from the organization.
This group will assess the greatest unmet needs of individuals in the … Read the rest


S.C. Department of Commerce announces new International Strategy and Trade Division

Posted on December 3, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

COLUMBIA – The state Department of Commerce announced Wednesday the establishment of a new International Strategy and Trade Division.
Tasked with building on previous overseas successes in both South Carolina exports and international company recruitment, the division will be led by Department of Commerce’s former Director of Global Business Development W. Ford Graham.
The Division of International Strategy and Trade will work to develop a more coordinated and strategic plan across South Carolina’s international company recruitment and export efforts, with oversight of the state’s four international offices in addition to new and growing markets. With this added focus, the State … Read the rest


11 state roads in Clarendon remain closed after flooding

Posted on December 3, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The state Department of Transportation reported last week that repairs to state-maintained roads affected from October’s historic flooding are “ahead of schedule.”
Spokesman Robert Kudelka said Nov. 25 that state road closures are down from a peak of 541 on Oct. 5 to 69, an 87 percent increase. He said 13 of the remaining 69 road closures were expected to re-open by Thanksgiving.
But none of those 13 were in Clarendon County.
Residents got a bit of a respite the weekend before Thanksgiving when Sumter Highway in Silver reopened, but 11 state-maintained roads in Clarendon County remain closed for repairs. … Read the rest


Four-wheeler, outdoor items taken from Bloomville Road home’s shed

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

A green 2004 Honda four-wheeler valued at $5,000; fishing rods valued at $600; a Minnkota Riptide trolling motor valued at $2,200; four Optima marine batteries valued at $1,000; a marine cranking battery valued at $250; a Minnkota two-bank battery charger valued at $500; and a Ready heater valued at $250 were reportedly stolen from a shed behind a home in the 6500 block of Bloomville Road in Manning between 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8:27 a.m. Nov. 2.


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