Monthly Archives: August 2016

Handle fish with care in hot summer months

Posted on August 6, 2016 2:02 am by Staff Reports

Humans and pets aren’t the only ones who need to be wary of heat exposure in the summer months—higher temperatures also put higher stress on wildlife such as fish.
This summer, state Department of Natural Resources staff are urging anglers to use best practices when catching and handling fish they plan to release, particularly large game fish such as red drum and tarpon. Summertime fishing places greater pressures on fish than in cooler months, making the animals more susceptible to injury and death.
Warmer waters contain less dissolved oxygen, which fish need to “breathe.” When combined with the stress of … Read the rest


Diane Cooper

Posted on August 6, 2016 1:01 am by Submitted via Email

MORNINGSIDE, Maryland – Diane “Penny” Cooper, 45, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at her home in Morningside.
Born Aug. 11, 1970, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Odell Jackson and Elouise Cooper Jackson.
The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Mike Jackson, 180 One Mile Road in Gable.


Today in History …

Posted on August 6, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1284 – The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
1506 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
1538 – Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
1661 – The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
1787 – Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are … Read the rest


USC Upstate releases Spring Dean’s List

Posted on August 5, 2016 10:10 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Summerton resident Lanitra Bennett and Manning residents Sabrina Dingle and Kelsey Hughes were named to the University of South Carolina Upstate Dean’s List for the 2016 Spring semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.
USC Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics, and nursing. Among the … Read the rest


Sumter deputies seeking 2 who robbed gun store

Posted on August 5, 2016 7:07 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two men who broke into a Sumter gun shop early Friday morning.
Spokesman Ken Bell said Friday that the two men took firearms valued at about $20,000 from Tony’s Gun Shop, 4300 Broad Street in Sumter, about 2 a.m.
Bell said that an alarm sounded at the time of the break-in, and although deputies were on scene within four minutes, the suspects had already fled. He said they gained entry by taking a lock off the door.
Bell described the suspects as black males wearing dark clothing and … Read the rest


Rev. C. Burton Haselden

Posted on August 5, 2016 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

GREELEYVILLE – The Rev. C. Burton Haselden, 77, left this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Tidelands Hospice in Georgetown.
Born Nov. 14, 1938, in Hemingway, he was a son of the late Clarence L. and Jewel Arnette Haselden. He currently lived in Greeleyville, where he was the music minister and associate pastor of Greeleyville Baptist Church until his retirement. His No. 1 passion his entire life was serving the Lord in every capacity.
He started singing gospel music on the radio at the age of 12 and was called … Read the rest


Donald Gene Sweeney

Posted on August 5, 2016 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

PINEWOOD – Donald Gene “Don” Sweeney, 72, husband of 49 years and 10 months to Nell Marie Jenkinson Sweeney, died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at McLeod Hospital.

Born December 7, 1943, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late James William Sweeney and the late Tressa Garnet Keiffer Sweeney. He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church and the Men’s Fellowship Group.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Margaret Sweeney Hickman (John) of Pinewood and Melody Sweeney Moore (Davey) of Sumter; four granddaughters, Nichole Hickman, Kayla Hickman, Hannah Moore and Savannah Moore; two brothers, Jonathan … Read the rest


Posted on August 5, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

veteran poker run


George Kirkpatrick Heriot

Posted on August 5, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

TAYLORS – George Kirkpatrick Heriot, age 54, formerly of Turbeville, died on Aug. 1, 2016, in Greer, of a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, 1622 Clarence Coker Highway, Turbeville. Burial will be in Rembert Methodist Church Cemetery in Woodrow, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of his sister, 5155 Turbeville Highway, Turbeville.

Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late George Kirkpatrick Heriot Jr. and DeMona … Read the rest


USC Upstate recognizes May graduates

Posted on August 5, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

SPARTANBURG – Three Clarendon County residents graduated May 3, 2016, on the Quad behind John C. Stockwell Administration Building at the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Those receiving degrees in May included Summerton residents Lanitra Bennett and Courtney Manning; and Devyn Youngblood of Turbeville.
USC Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics, and nursing. Among the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 6,000 students from across the Upstate, 36 states, and 15 countries.… Read the rest


Roadway blocked at 15S, Clipper Road

Posted on August 5, 2016 6:06 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries in the area of U.S. 15 South and Clipper Road that has traffic blocked. A witness has reported that a vehicle has run under a tractor trailer.


Tax Free Weekend starts today

Posted on August 5, 2016 6:06 am by Staff Reports

South Carolina’s third-busiest shopping weekend begins today, with shoppers for select items – including school supplies – being spared the typical 6 percent statewide sales tax.
Clothing, computers and typical school supplies are all exempt from the statewide sales tax. The state Department of revenue has a list of items on its website that qualify, along with a list of items not considered tax-free. Officials estimate South Carolinians will save as much as $3 million throughout the weekend.
Tax-free weekend began Friday at midnight and will go through midnight Sunday.


Collins scores Hole-in-One

Posted on August 5, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

Manning resident Lacy E. Collins scored a Hole-in-One June 29 on Hole No. 8 at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning. She 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 Haley. For more information, contact Santee Cooper Country, P.O. Drawer 40, Santee, SC 29142, or call (803) 854-2131 or 1 (800) 227-8510.


Weather Report: Friday, Aug. 5

Posted on August 5, 2016 4:04 am by Staff Reports

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 102. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Today in History …

Posted on August 5, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

25 – Guangwu claims the throne as emperor, restoring the Han dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin dynasty.
642 – Battle of Maserfield: Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
910 – The last major Danish army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians.
939 – The Battle of Alhandic is fought between Ramiro II of León and Abd-ar-Rahman III at Zamora in the context of the Spanish Reconquista. The battle resulted in … Read the rest


Posted on August 4, 2016 11:11 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

veteran poker run


Vietnam Vets to host annual Benefit Run

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 pm by Sharon Hall

Manning’s local chapter dedicated to Vietnam Veterans will be back for their annual Benefit Run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, starting and ending at Lakevue Landing, 1543 Camp Shelor Road in Manning.
The Manning Chapter 960 of the Vietnam Veterans of America are eschewing the term “poker run” for the first time this year, going for Benefit Run instead, at the behest of the State Law Enforcement Division, according to fundraising Chairman Dennis Reynolds.
“They can use any vehicle they want, whether on water or land,” said Reynolds. “We start and end at Lakevue Landing, and they will … Read the rest


Popular fundraiser lights up Lake City stage Saturday

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

Sheriff-elect Tim Baxley is looking forward to Sunday morning.
By that time, he will have long been off the stage for the 7th annual Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars, which will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday at The Bean Market in Lake City.
“It’s for a good cause, and I’m willing to do anything for a good cause,” said Baxley, who was initially asked in 2015 to be a part of the popular fundraiser, which puts together local celebrities and dance professionals and then has them compete for both People’s Choice and the overall dance skills title.
“I couldn’t … Read the rest


Safe Night Out organizers ‘overwhelmed’ by attendance

Posted on August 4, 2016 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Deputy Annett Smith wasn’t sure exactly how many people showed up for the annual National Safe Night Out event held Tuesday night at the Clarendon Community Center behind Weldon Auditorium.
“I would imagine it was more than 500, maybe even 750,” she said. “We were absolutely packed inside, and they had a line outside waiting to get in. What we eventually did was move the school supplies outside.”
She said she knows that, due to fire codes, at least 200 people could not enter the event, which serves “as a community-building campaign promoting police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie … Read the rest


Easton Oliver Branham

Posted on August 4, 2016 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

Easton Oliver Branham, 2, beloved son of Jeffrey Otto Branham and Heather Atkinson Branham, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at McLeod Hospital (PICU).

Easton was born December 18, 2013, in Sumter. He loved dirt bikes, dinosaurs, sharks and books of all kinds. He was a very vibrant child and he had a light about him that touched many lives.

Surviving besides his parents of Manning are a big brother, Holden Otto Branham; a baby sister due in October; paternal grandparents, Jeff and Renee Branham of Greeleyville; maternal grandmother, Chris Ridgill of Manning and maternal grandfather, Stephen Atkinson of Greeleyville; … Read the rest


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