Monthly Archives: May 2017

State officials release results of alcohol enforcement, education blitz

Posted on May 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

For the eighth year, an “enforcement and education blitz” coordinated by the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has helped focus attention on the dangers of underage alcohol use.
Through the statewide campaign, South Carolina’s Alcohol Enforcement Teams (AETs) and prevention professionals collaborate on activities aimed at limiting access to alcohol by young people younger than 21. The increased enforcement and public education efforts promote a safe end to the school year and a safe prom season.
The campaign – called “Out of Their Hands” – emphasizes that it is against the law for anyone younger … Read the rest


Transportation Secretary applauds General Assembly passing Roads Bill

Posted on May 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall released this statement following the passage of the Roads Bill:
“We applaud the General Assembly for their leadership and dedication to addressing the infrastructure crisis in South Carolina. SCDOT is committed to putting these tax dollars to work.
Combining last year’s Act 275 funding with these additional funds provides sustainable resources allowing the agency to immediately begin a Rural Road Safety Program, target interstate widening projects to replace our structurally deficient bridges and start the long process of rebuilding our existing road system. The agency and its Commission are dedicated to our mission of providing … Read the rest


Posted on May 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email


Sheriff’s Office seeking man for CSC, kidnapping, other warrants

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a Sumter man who has outstanding warrants for first-degree criminal sexual conduct; kidnapping; possession of a weapon by a felon; and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Roscoe Wade Brown, 23, of 4245 U.S. 15 South in Sumter is considered armed and dangerous, according to reports. Those who come in contact with him are asked to use extreme caution and not to approach him.
Those with any information on Brown are asked to call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414 or 911.


Scott’s Branch cleared after incident affects several students

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Authorities with Clarendon School District 1 are unsure what has caused about seven students to need minor medical attention on Thursday afternoon.
Scott’s Branch High School Principal Dr. Gwendolyn Harris said that, as of 12:48 p.m. Thursday, the school is open and that first responders with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office have cleared the building.
“We are unsure at the moment what caused the problem, and they are still investigating,” said Harris. “We believe it might be pepper spray that went off.”
Harris said the affected students already had other medical issues like asthma.
“The students are all right,” she … Read the rest


Sallie P. Bess

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

Funeral services for Sallie P. Bess, widow of Emises Bess, will be held noon Friday, May 12, 2017, at Rock Hill Baptist Church, 6569 Old Georgetown Road in Manning, with the Rev. Leon Winn officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Bess will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for public viewing, until the hour of service.
Bess died Friday, May 5, 2017, at Blue Ridge Nursing Facility in Sumter.
Born in Charlie Hope, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Penn and Gertrude Owens Penn. Sallie was a graduate of St. Paul High School … Read the rest


Man to serve 5 years in prison for 2014 nightclub shooting

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

A Summerton man accused in 2014 of the shooting of two men at a Davis Station nightclub will serve five years in prison and three years’ probation.
Marco Javon Johnson pleaded guilty May 8 in Clarendon County General Sessions Court to first-degree assault and battery. He was initially charged May 29, 2014, with two counts of attempted murder after he turned himself into Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputies.
The Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Johnson since the shooting, which happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. May 28 ,2014, at Dameon’s Social Club in Davis Station. Deputies alleged that Johnson shot two … Read the rest


Seniors take final walk through LMA

Posted on May 11, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted by Reader

Seniors at Laurence Manning Academy walked through LMA one last time with the student body lining the halls. They retraced their steps that led them on their journey that will culminate in graduation on May 19.


Robert Lee Conyers

Posted on May 11, 2017 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Robert Lee Conyers, 61, husband of Geraldine Dukes Conyers, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his home, 104 Felder Road in Lane.
Born March 1, 1956, in Manning, he was a son of the late Neller Conyers and Josie King Conyers.
The family will receive friends at the home of his wife and his son Geraldine D. Conyers and Chardell Lamont Conyers, 112 Felder Road in Lane.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC in Manning.


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Posted on May 11, 2017 9:09 am by Kedrick Johnson

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Summerton gallery hosts book signing

Posted on May 11, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Lake Marion Artisans Gallery hosted a book signing and reception Saturday for local author Vicki Wilkerson, who signed copies of “Sweet Tea and Time” and “Bikers and Pearls,” two of the books in her Summerbrook Series.
The Summerbrook novels are wholesome, inspirational stories about a group of girlfriends who navigate the changing landscape of life, love and family in Summerbrook, a fictitious small town in the south.
“I was born in the Lowcountry and have always been enamored with stories that convey the Southern experience,” said Wilkerson. “I hope my novels paint verbal pictures of the south and engender … Read the rest


County Council passes 2nd reading of 2017-18 budget

Posted on May 11, 2017 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County is looking at a budget of about $21,046,150 for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
County Controller Lynden Anthony said Monday night during County Council’s regular monthly meeting that the figure represents about a 1.35 percent increase of the 2016-17 fiscal year budget, which ends June 30.
“Of course, Act 388, which was passed in 2006, capped the increase we are allowed to use for millage rates,” Anthony said. “The budget submitted (Monday) for second reading has the state-allowed 1.7 percent millage increase for county operations.”
Anthony said that the county was also able to increase … Read the rest


Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 11, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Facebook

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons … Read the rest


City considers 10-year plan

Posted on May 11, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Manning City Council has viewed a draft of its new Comprehensive Plan.
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments planner Susan Landfried presented the first draft of the 10-year plan April 20, and council will likely address the plan again at its regular meeting Monday.
“Overall, this plan took about nine months to prepare,” said Landfried. “It documents public goals for the city of Manning throughout the next decade. All municipalities and counties are required by the state to adopt a comprehensive plan every 10 years.”
Landfried said the process began last year with a “current conditions inventory,” which began at Manning … Read the rest


Teen brings ride for clean water to Clarendon

Posted on May 11, 2017 2:02 am by Sharon Hall

Thirteen-year-old Scotty Parker has had a mission since he first saw a video when he was 7.
The video revealed to him things that would grip him for the next six years. He was blown away by images of children drinking out of a mud puddle in a third-world country.
Scotty decided that no child deserved to live like that.
A native of Hanahan, Parker visited Laurence Manning Academy with his mother last week as a part of his mission to spread the word about his cause. He explained to his peers how families in certain countries must walk a … Read the rest


Today in History: Thursday, May 11

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
912 – Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1812 – Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
1813 – In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition to cross the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
1833 – The Aberdeen-built brig Lady of the Lake struck an iceberg and sank off the … Read the rest


Stacey David

Posted on May 10, 2017 8:08 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Stacey “Blade” David, 50, husband of Cheryl Williams died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his residence, 1007 Collins St. in Sumter.
Born May 7, 1967, in Manning, he was a son of Rosa Bell Bines David and the late Henry David
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Rosa Bell David, 1285 Cooter Creek Road in Alcolu.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Summerton man makes history

Posted on May 10, 2017 6:06 pm by Sharon Hall

Summerton native Terrance Tindal, a 2002 graduate of Scott’s Branch High school and a first-year student at Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, made history at his school this year.
In a combined effort, he placed first as entry-level hairstylist in his group. Tindal was the first entry-level student in the history of the school to compete in the Kenneth Shuler “Boss” Competition on Andrews Campus in his category and win.
Tindal competed in the category of “Fantasy Hair” at entry level. Tindal won for his campus and, out of eight schools, placed second in the overall competition.
School Director Wendy … Read the rest


In Memory: Mamie Ruth Brown

Posted on May 10, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Pamela Brown submitted the following in memory of Mamie Ruth Brown:

The hardest thing in life to bear
Is to want your mom and she is not there
So forgive us Lord if we still weep
For a mom we love and long to keep
The sorrow we feel we cannot explain
The ache in our hearts will long remain
Please Jesus, please tell our mom in a special way
That we love her and will be thinking of her
Each and every day

We Love You!
W.T., Kenneth, Kevin, Keith and family


Posted on May 10, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email


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