Monthly Archives: May 2016

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 28, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her best friend would describe her as “loyal, outgoing and bubbly.”


Mobile Library Schedule: Saturday, March 28

Posted on May 28, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Center, formerly the old Scott’s Branch Middle School, in Summerton.


Pet of the Day: Honey

Posted on May 28, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Hone is a 1-year-old female mixed breed. She is current on her shots, has been spayed and tested negative for heartworms. She weights 26.6 pounds and is very sweet. She loves attention. Stop by the shelter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see this cutie.


Letter: Keep our seniority in the House

Posted on May 28, 2016 4:04 am by Submitted by Reader

To the voters of District 64:
The upcoming election on June 14 is a very important one for the residents of District 64. We have the opportunity to re-elect a state representative and maintain our seniority within the House.
Robert Ridgeway has served all the people of District 64 well for several years. He has an impeccable attendance record and is one of the hardest-working, honest persons I have ever known. He will continue to serve us well if we re-elect him.
I am certain that Mr. Ellerby and Mr. Conyers are both good people, but we do not need … Read the rest


Lena Ashley Williams earns degree from Wofford

Posted on May 28, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SPARTANBURG – Manning resident Lena Ashley Williams received a bachelor of arts degree in German and a bachelor of science degree in biology during spring commencement ceremonies at Wofford College.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates. Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 18 … Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on May 28, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
621 – Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty’s collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty.
1503 – James IV of Scotland and Margaret … Read the rest


Santee Cooper lakes fishing report

Posted on May 27, 2016 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

Bass: Good. Steve Harmon reports that one group of bass can be found up shallow in 1-5 feet of water where they will eat frogs, but many of the bigger fish have moved out to deeper points and ditches. These fish can be caught on worms as well as spinnerbaits and swimbaits.
Catfish: Fair to Good. Captain Jim Glenn (843-825-4239) reports that catfish are moving back and forth between shallow and deeper water, and a ton of small blue cats continue to be caught to go along with some occasional big fish.
Bream: Fair to Good. Captain Steve English reports … Read the rest


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her older brother, Andrew, is the most influential person in her life.
“When he was 3, he knew he wanted to attend Clemson University to become an engineer,” she said. “He’s currently at Clemson earning a degree in engineering. I aspire to be like him. He sets goals and achieves them no matter what is thrown his way, and not very many people can do that. He was my first ever best friend, and he will always be my best friend.”


Johnnie Lee Livingston

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Johnnie Lee Livingston, 57, beloved husband of Mrs. Beverly Livingston, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at his home in Summerton.
Born Nov. 27, 1958, in Miami, Florida, he was a son of William Lee Livingston and Mary Lee Livingston.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Prayer House Mission, 1076 Bald Eagle Road in Summerton, where Apostle Eartha B. Carter serves as pastor. The Rev. Marvin McIntyre wil officiate.
Interment followed in Historic Santee AME Church cemetery in Santee.
A viewing was held Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at the … Read the rest


Pedestrian in roadway on I-95

Posted on May 27, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a pedestrian in the roadway at the 103 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95. Injuries are unknown at this time.


Green HIll to host VBS from June 6-10

Posted on May 27, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road in Alcolu, will hold “I’ve Got Talent,” its Vacation Bible School, from 6-8 p.m. June 6-10. All ages are welcome.


Johnson earns YWCA Women Under 40 Award

Posted on May 27, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Bank of Clarendon Community Development and Assistant Marketing Officer Kim Johnson was presented Thursday night with the YWCA of the Upper Lowlands’ Women Under 40 Award for being “an enterprising woman who has succeeded in both education and business,” the plaque reads.
A 1998 graduate of Manning High School, Johnson served about eight years in the military and received a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from the University of South Carolina in 2006. She received a master’s of social work degree from USC in 2010.
Johnson said she felt being named for the award was “ironic.”
“For several … Read the rest


Ellen Truluck Hicks

Posted on May 27, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

NEW ZION – Ellen Truluck Hicks, 78, wife of 59 years to George Maxcy Hicks, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Carolinas Hospital System.

Born March 12, 1938, in Sardis, she was a daughter of the late James Allison “Leo” Truluck and the late Louise Hammond Truluck. She was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of New Zion; three sons, Al Hicks (Floranna) and Monty Hicks (Millie), both of New Zion and David Michael Hicks of Sumter; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and two caregivers, Lee Bennett and Eartha Ham.

She was … Read the rest


Taw Caw to hold VBS June 6-10

Posted on May 27, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will hold “Faith Matters,” its Vacation Bible School, from 6-8 p.m. June 6-10. All ages are welcome.


Conyers returns home, wants office to help native community

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Alexander “Herc” Conyers was ready and fired up to run for the House District 64 seat that represents Clarendon and parts of Sumter County long before filing opened in mid-March.
“Although many people approached me about running for this position, that’s not why I’m running,” he said. “I’m running for this seat because I know that my leadership and experience, coupled with my passion and commitment to the citizens of House District 64 makes me the absolute best candidate.”
A Manning native, Conyers recently retired with the rank of colonel after 26 years of active duty service with the U.S. … Read the rest


Ridgeway seeking third term

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

June 14 means a great deal to Dr. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway III.
Now seeking his third term as the state representative for House District 64, Ridgeway faces two candidates in the Democratic primary being held that day, former Missouri Rep. Mitchell Ellerby and retired Army Col. Alexander “Herc” Conyers.
With no Republican candidate on the ticket, whoever wins the June primary will win the seat.
“I have been there just long enough now to where I’m beginning to develop some seniority,” Ridgeway said of his decision to run for a third term in the General Assembly. “I think it really … Read the rest


Former MO rep, Manning native, seeking SC office

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Though he is now running for office in his hometown, Manning native Mitchell Ellerby is no stranger to state politics.
He served as a representative in the Missouri State House from 1984-92.
“I want to serve, and with the experience I’ve gained over the years, I think I can bring that back to Sumter and Clarendon County to serve the people,” he said.
Born and raised in the Sugar Hill community of Clarendon County, Ellerby found himself in Mississippi because of work after returning from service in Vietnam.
“I had been working at the Sunbeam plant here, and I was … Read the rest


Help Camp Happy Days today!

Posted on May 27, 2016 5:05 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Local resident Bill Ellis is looking for donations of hats, T-shirts, toothpaste, sunscreen and other items for children for the upcoming Camp Happy Days, which will be held the first week of July at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. Cash donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation, call Bill Ellis at (803) 460-7666. Donations may also be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit www.camphappydays.org.


Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 27, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her secret wish is “to perform during the Halftime Show of the Super Bowl.”
“The Halftime Show has always been my favorite part, and I’m always interested in who’s performing,” she said.


Today in History …

Posted on May 27, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

927 – Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor.
1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1199 – John is crowned King of England.
1644 – Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
1703 – Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1798 – The Battle of Oulart Hill takes … Read the rest


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