Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vashti Nelson

Posted on June 30, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

TAMPA, Florida – Vashti “Sister” Nelson died Monday, June 27, 2015, in Tampa. Born May 30, 1933, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Brooks and Pansy Harvin Nelson. Services of remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church, 7827 Paxville Highway in Manning, where the Rev. Dr. Lucious Dixon, pastor, will bring words of hope. Burial will follow in the family plot at Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 1220 Sister Road in Paxville. Online condolences for the family may be… Read the rest

Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation

Posted on June 30, 2016 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER The Associated Press The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March, Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, the commander of Marine Corps training and education at Quantico, Virginia, said in a statement. Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Michigan, 20, died after falling nearly 40 feet in a stairwell at the installation, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service has said. Once the Marine Corps’… Read the rest

King Team to hold annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale July 2

Posted on June 30, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The fish fry will start at 9 a.m., and golden fried fish sandwiches are $4 each, while the best lemonade in Wilson is $1. The yard sale will feature furniture; men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; odds and ends; sweet treats; and much more. Participate in a drawing for a delicious homemade red velvet cake and a pair of original Kozy Kase… Read the rest

Posted on June 30, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Youngblood-Gibbons Engagement

Posted on June 30, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence John Youngblood of Turbeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Devyn Wingard Youngblood of Turbeville to Nelson Butler Gibbons of New Zion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Levi Gibbons of New Zion. The bride-elect graduated from East Clarendon High School in 2012, and graduated summa cum laude in May 2016 from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education. She is employed with Clarendon School District 2 in Manning as a teacher. She is the granddaughter of Mary Lee Wingard of Turbeville and the late James Davis… Read the rest

Posted on June 30, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Roadway blocked at 100NB on I-95

Posted on June 30, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting that the roadway is blocked at the 100 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 coming into Clarendon County. This is the center of the Lake Marion Bridge. No reason is given for the blocked roadway.

Posted on June 30, 2016 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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King Team to hold annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale July 2

Posted on June 30, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The fish fry will start at 9 a.m., and golden fried fish sandwiches are $4 each, while the best lemonade in Wilson is $1. The yard sale will feature furniture; men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; odds and ends; sweet treats; and much more. Participate in a drawing for a delicious homemade red velvet cake and a pair of original Kozy Kase… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Casey

Posted on June 30, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Casey is a 7 month old female brindle Lab mix. She is current on her shots and has been spayed and tested negative for heartworms. Casey is a very sweet girl who loves to run and play in big spacious areas. She can be a little shy at first, but being around this sweet kiddo, you will grow to love her. Her adoption fee is $125. Come visit her from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at A Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Family uses tragedy to raise awareness

Posted on June 30, 2016 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Four years ago, during the week of Fourth of July, Preston Blake Driggers was enjoying time with his parents and two older sisters on Lake Marion. They were swimming, tubing and jumping from piers in the Clarendon County part of the lake. A week later, 8-year-old Blake was in the hospital. Two days after being admitted he was on life support. He died July 17, 2012, after an infection with naegleria fowleri, a rare amoeba found in freshwater lakes and non-chlorinated swimming pools. This year alone, the amoeba has killed six swimmers throughout the United States. In memory of their… Read the rest

Posted on June 30, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Today in History …

Posted on June 30, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. 763 – The Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeats the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus. 1422 – Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. 1520 – Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1521 – Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre. 1559 – King Henry II of France is mortally wounded… Read the rest

Posted on June 29, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Grasslands conservation available for interested landowners

Posted on June 29, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A new type of carbon credit program designed for long-term conservation initiatives such as conservation easements on grasslands is beginning to enroll landowners this year. The goal of this effort is to develop a pilot project designed to conserve grasslands and reduce potential greenhouse gas emissions from land conversion. The program could potentially pay landowners who are avoiding crop cultivation activities in concert with easement activity. The United States has lost grasslands to cropland at accelerated rates in recent years. This conversion can lead to a number of environmental issues including loss of habitat, soil erosion, water pollution, and release… Read the rest

King Team to hold annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale July 2

Posted on June 29, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The King Team for Clarendon County Relay for Life will hold its annual Fish Fry and Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at the home of Thomas and Paulette King, 7917 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The fish fry will start at 9 a.m., and golden fried fish sandwiches are $4 each, while the best lemonade in Wilson is $1. The yard sale will feature furniture; men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; odds and ends; sweet treats; and much more. Participate in a drawing for a delicious homemade red velvet cake and a pair of original Kozy Kase… Read the rest

Blakley makes South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Posted on June 29, 2016 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Newberry College student Hannah Blakley, a Manning native, was one of 142 students from the school to be named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the spring semester. The number is the most named to the list at once in the program’s history. To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year. Including the non-SAC sports (wrestling, field hockey, cheer and dance), 179 student-athletes met the grade requirement. A total of 270 student-athletes… Read the rest

Wreck with no injury at S.C. 260, Raccoon Road

Posted on June 29, 2016 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at S.C. 260 and Raccoon Road. Traffic may be slower during this time.

Posted on June 29, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Scott’s Branch valedictorian, salutatorian challenge Class of 2016

Posted on June 29, 2016 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Scott’s Branch High School salutatorian Shiayra Ragin said it will be difficult to leave the walls of a school that she and fellow students of the Class of 2016 have come to know and love. “We made it through the storm within these four walls,” she said. “We made it through Ms. Brown’s sarcasm. We made it through Ms. Mallette’s online homework assignments. We made it through Mr. Johnson’s endless stories.” “Despite the hard times teachers may have given us, I would like to thank them all for not giving up on us,” Ragin said. “We may have been the… Read the rest

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