Monthly Archives: May 2017

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 8, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

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


SECC news

Posted on May 8, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Summerton Early Childhood Center second-graders will take their annual field trip to Amtrak in Florence on Friday. They will take a ride on the Amtrak and explore the different cultures of the Pee Dee. Kindergarteners will go to Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in Sumter.
First- and second-grade students will take their third benchmark test on May 16-17.
May Day will be celebrated May 25. The time will be announced later.
The Second Grade Transition Program will be 6 p.m. May 31.
– Beverly Spry


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 8, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.


Joseph A. Eadon

Posted on May 8, 2017 3:03 am by Stephens Funeral Home

COLUMBIA – Joseph Alderman “Joey” Eadon, 54, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home.
Born Aug. 12, 1962, in Manning, he was a son of Marion Leroy “Brother” Eadon Jr. and Jennie Alderman Eadon. Joey was a graduate of Laurence Manning Academy and received his degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina Sumter. Joey was so kindhearted and loved his family dearly.
Survivors besides his father of Manning and his mother of Columbia include three sisters, Debbie Eadon Blair (Jay) of Columbia, Kitty Eadon Stephens (Shayne) of Manning and Kelly Eadon Lowery (Danny) of Gable; four nephews, … Read the rest


Today in History: May 8

Posted on May 8, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1429 – Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orléans, turning the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
1821 – Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.
1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola” as a patent medicine.
1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.
1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the … Read the rest


Summerton Town Council to meet Tuesday

Posted on May 7, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

Summerton Town Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Summerton Town Hall.


Gallery 4: MPS Spring Fling

Posted on May 7, 2017 6:06 pm by Sharon Hall

Manning Primary School held its annual Spring Fling on Saturday. This is the fourth of four galleries showing children having fun at the fling.


Larry Edward Nelson

Posted on May 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Larry Edward Nelson, 56, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born Feb. 20, 1961 in the Harmony section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Sammie McFadden and Lillie Mae Nelson Kingwood.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning. Burial will follow in Harmony Presbyterian Church cemetery in Alcolu.
The family will receive friends at the family home, 1483 Tennessee Road in Alcolu.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


James Taylor

Posted on May 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

James Taylor, 84, widower of Julia Mae Holmes Taylor, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Blue Ridge of Sumter Continuity of Care, 1761 Pinewood Road in Sumter.
Born Oct. 10, 1932, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Henry Taylor and Bertha Lee Fronebager Taylor.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist, 314 West Huggins St. in Manning, with Pastor Marquis Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Francis Cemetery in Alcolu.
The family will receive friends at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Cindy Taylor, 1148 … Read the rest


Pinckney Montgomery

Posted on May 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

GREENVILLE – Pinckney Montgomery, 71, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Regency Hospital in Greenville.
Born Oct. 1, 1945, in Paxville, he was a son of the late James “Fine” Montgomery and Mary Dinkins Montgomery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kimbrea and Michael Walker, 2137 Avalon Drive in Sumter, and at his home, 900 Fulton St. in Sumter.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


CCTC students place in state Welding competition

Posted on May 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

Six of CCTC’s welding students competed in the South Carolina Technical College 35th Annual Welding Skills Competition held at Spartanburg Community College on April 20-21. The students who attended the competition are Thomas Shotwell, Christian Frey, Clayton Possert, Myles Rumbold, Robert Harllee and Daquan McCray. Thomas Shotwell placed third in Category 1: Aluminum Tee joint welded with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding in the vertical position, Carbon Steel Tee Joint welded with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding in the vertical position and Carbon Steel V-groove welded with Gas Metal Arc Welding in the vertical position. Daquan McCray placed second in Category 6: … Read the rest


Why Martha Stukes Relays

Posted on May 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Martha Stukes has attended Clarendon County Relay for Life since the mid-1990s.
That was around the time she had her own surgery to stave off breast cancer.
“I was diagnosed right around Thanksgiving 1995 and had surgery right before Christmas,” she said. “I felt probably how most people feel. Why me? Why now? I asked all those questions. I had my children. You have all these thoughts that go through your mind about wanting to be there for them. You worry about dying.”
These days, Stukes said she “feels good.”
“I’ve not had anymore problems in that area anyway,” she … Read the rest


Why Francine Smiling Relays

Posted on May 7, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Francine Smiling has battled melanoma not once, not twice, but five times.
First diagnosed in 2004, her most recent experience with one of the most dreaded types of cancer was in 2008.
“The first time, we found it in my toe,” she said. “I was diagnosed with lupus in the early 1990s, and so I watch my health a lot. A mole popped up on my toe, and it started hurting.”
Smiling went to several doctors and traveled all the way to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and eventually was told after a biopsy that she had … Read the rest


Gallery 3: MPS Spring Fling

Posted on May 7, 2017 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

Manning Primary School held its annual Spring Fling on Saturday. This is the third of four galleries showing children having fun at the fling.


Why Barbara Way Relays

Posted on May 7, 2017 7:07 am by Staff Reports

Barbara Way was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.
After chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, she has been cancer free now for nearly 14 years.
“I figured just get them cut off and I don’t have to worry about it coming back,” said Way of her surgery. “I’d had my children. I wasn’t going to breast feed anymore. I just figured it was the best way to deal with it.”
Way was one of dozens of survivors who attended Clarendon County Relay for Life Friday at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. She said she had attended Relay for Life before … Read the rest


Gallery 3: Relay for Life Luminary Bags

Posted on May 7, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Cancer survivors and those who lost their battles to the various forms of the dreadful disease were honored Friday night with luminary bags decorated with their names, which were read starting 9:30 p.m. at Clarendon County Relay for Life in a solemn ceremony. This is the third of three galleries featuring selected images of these bags before the ceremony.


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 7, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Florence-area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9 at 121 E. Cedar St. in Florence. Dr. Amy Delambo of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Movement Disorders Program will be the guest speaker on Parkinson’s and sleep issues. Meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family and friends. For more information, call (843) 673-0854 or email haybrton@gmail.com.


Today in History: May 7

Posted on May 7, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1274 – In France, the Second Council of Lyon opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
1429 – Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War.
1487 – The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1664 – Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles.
1685 – Battle of Vrtijeljka between rebels and Ottoman forces.
1697 – Stockholm’s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by … Read the rest


Gallery 2: MPS Spring Fling

Posted on May 6, 2017 11:11 pm by Sharon Hall

Manning Primary School held its annual Spring Fling on Saturday. This is the second of four galleries showing children having fun at the fling.


St. Mark MBC to hold VBS

Posted on May 6, 2017 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in the Silver community of Clarendon County will hold Vacation Bible Study from 7 p.m. May 22 through May 26 in Wasau Park in Summerton. May 26 will be Graduation Day for all students Guests are invited to attend May 24. VBS is open to the public. The Rev. Willie J. Chandler is the host pastor. For more information, call (803) 236-6451 or email azalee@ftc-i.net or azwil@icloud.com.


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