Monthly Archives: May 2016

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 26, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said that her favorite thing to do on the weekend is “relax and spend time with my family and friends.” “My weekdays are pretty slam-packed with activities, so the weekends are really my only time to sit back, relax and catch up with my family,” she said.

Sumter Police: One Summerton suspect in custody

Posted on May 26, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sumter Police say that one of two Summerton woman wanted for alleged bank fraud and criminal conspiracy has been arrested. Jennifer Rena Lawson, 30, of 1188 Hall St. in Summerton, was apprehended Thursday afternoon, according to Sumter Police spokeswoman Tonyia McGirt. Police are still looking for Kenyell Lavon Lang, 29, of 12357 Panola Road in Summerton. They are accused of allegedly depositing worthless checks into accounts in their names and then making withdrawals prior to the checks being returned unpaid. Lang is described as a black woman standing 5-feet-6 and weighing 169 pounds. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is… Read the rest

Summerton women wanted by Sumter Police

Posted on May 26, 2016 10:10 am by Staff Reports

The Sumter Police is looking for help in locating two Summerton women accused of alleged bank fraud and criminal conspiracy. Kenyell Lavon Lang, 29, of 12357 Panola Road in Summerton, and Jennifer Rena Lawson, 30, of 1188 Hall St. in Summerton, allegedly deposited worthless checks into accounts in their names and then made withdrawals prior to the checks being returned unpaid. Lang is described as a black woman standing 5-feet-6 and weighing 169 pounds; Lawson is described as a black woman standing 5-feet-2 and weighin 215 pounds. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Sumter Police… Read the rest

New hospital CEO comes with 25 years’ experience

Posted on May 26, 2016 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Health System’s new CEO administrator has more than two decades of experience working with the healthcare industry. Debra Locklair was named Tuesday by the Clarendon Health System Board of Trustees for the new position. Interim CEO Paul Schumacher, who took former CEO Richard Stokes’ place in December 2015, will revert to his position as chief operating officer, according to board Chairman Jim Darby. Darby said Tuesday that the board had accepted a management agreement with McLeod Health, which will allow the larger healthcare entity based in Florence to pursue its “due diligence research” on the smaller system, which reported… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 26, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said her favorite place to visit is Hawaii. “It’s the most beautiful place I have ever seen, and I loved eating all the fresh, exotic fruits such as lilikoi and dragon fruit,” she said.

Sallie Alderman Site earns Clarendon’s second industrial certification

Posted on May 26, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County now has not one, but two certified industrial sites, according to the county’s lead economic development official. Clarendon County Economic Development Board Executive Director George Kosinski said the “exhaustive process” for the certification of the Sallie Alderman Site in Alcolu is now complete. “This site was put through the same process at the Clarendon County Industrial Park, which was certified earlier this year,” Kosinski said in an emailed statement. Located at U.S. 521 and Interstate 95 in Alcolu, the Sallie Alderman Site consists of 132 total acres and has been classified as a “general industrial park with rail… Read the rest

Residents seek help for Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 26, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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.

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, May 26

Posted on May 26, 2016 3:03 am by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make three stops today, including from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turbeville IGA; from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness church; and from 4-5 p.m. Lodebar Church on S.C. 527.

Azalea Club to host Garden Tour

Posted on May 26, 2016 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Nine gardens will be on display the second weekend in June as the Azalea Garden club of Manning hosts “The Art of Gardening,” the first tour the club has hosted in more than a decade. “I’d say it’s been at least 15 years,” said Marie Land, one of the organizers of the tour, which will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11. A rain date has been set from 1-5 p.m. June 12. “The nine houses are spread throughout Manning and there is one in Summerton,” Land said. “Participants don’t have to start at any particular house, and… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on May 26, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

47 BC – Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point. 17 – Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe. 451 – Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity. 946 – King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief… Read the rest

Getting to Know Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt

Posted on May 25, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt said she is proud to have grown up in South Carolina’s capital city. “My favorite thing about my hometown is that, being South Carolina’s capital, there is always a political, social or cultural event going on in Columbia,” she said. “I love that the possibilities are endless in my hometown.”

Macedonia to hold Pastor Aide Program

Posted on May 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Officers and members of Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Silver will hold their Pastor aide Program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29. The Rev. Terry Johnson, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

SC elects second black chief justice

Posted on May 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Legislators have elected South Carolina’s second black chief justice since Reconstruction. Associate Justice Don Beatty will replace Chief Justice Costa Pleicones, who must retire Dec. 31 because he’s reached the mandatory retirement age of 72. Beatty was the only person running to be the next chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. The 64-year-old Beatty has been on the state’s high court since 2007. His term as chief justice runs to July 2024. Some Republicans sought another candidate. They criticized two of Beatty’s opinions as “judicial overreach.” But no one else applied for the job. In 1994, Ernest Finney… Read the rest

Locals make Coastal Dean’s List

Posted on May 25, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Three local students were named to the Coastal Carolina University Dean’s List for the spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time. Students included on the spring Dean’s List include Manning residents Jordan Carter, a sophomore majoring in exercise and sport science, and Tyrice Murray, a junior majoring in music; and Turbeville resident Brandon Shaw, a senior majoring in elementary education.

Locals graduate from Clemson

Posted on May 25, 2016 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Nine Clarendon natives were part of more than 3,200 students who received degrees May 7 from Clemson University during graduation ceremonies at Bon Secours Wellness Arenea in Greenville. Graduates included Manning natives Allison Leigh Page, bachelor of science in microbiology; Lauren Taylor Stukes, master of arts in professional communication; Cheri Ward Tisdale, master of science in biological sciences; and Anton Francis Wielicki II, bachelor of science in agricultural mechanization and business. Also included were Summerton residents Alaina Leigh Belser, bachelor of science in health science; Nicholas Christopher Craven, bachelor of science in biological sciences; and Hope Junious, bachelor of science… Read the rest

Baumeister scores hole-in-one

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Cindy Baumeister of Manning scored a hole-in-one May 8 on Hole No. 2 at Wyboo Golf Course in Manning. Baumeister is now a member of the Santee Cooper Country Hole in One Award Program, and will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Nikki R. Haley. For more information on the Hole in One Award program, write Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, Sc 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510.

Kingstree man charged with possession with intent to distribute

Posted on May 25, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 42-year-old Kingstree man was arrested about 1:10 a.m. April 10 after being stopped at a safety checkpoint in the area of Boyce and Barfield streets in Manning. Kelvin Leonard Owens of 33 Segres Road in Kingstree was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possesion of marijuana after police found him as a passenger in a vehicle at the checkpoint. Police reported a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle and observed Owens, an alleged passenger in the vehicle, move something between the seats with his hands. A search of the vehicle produced one… Read the rest

Ellis seeking donations for Camp Happy Days

Posted on May 25, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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 Levit

Posted on May 25, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Miss Clarendon Teen 2016 Sara Levitt is no stranger to embarrassing moments. “The most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me was when I was dancing with my friends by the lake until I spun into the water in front of everyone,” she said. “I was with my brother and our closest friends. Something that someone said made me excited, so I started spinning and, eventually, spun into the lake.”

Today in History …

Posted on May 25, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

567 BC – Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans. 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. 1085 – Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors. 1420 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521 – The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. 1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China… Read the rest

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