Monthly Archives: May 2017

Gallery 2: Relay for Life Luminary Bags

Posted on May 6, 2017 8:08 pm 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 second of three galleries featuring selected images of these bags before the ceremony.


Gallery 1: MPS Spring Fling

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

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


Why Jeannie Geddings Relays

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Home Branch resident Jeannie Geddings is known to most in Clarendon County as a mail carrier in the Summerton area.
But she will also tell anyone who will listen that “God spared (her) life” after she was diagnosed with lymphoma several years ago.
“I believe there was a reason that I was spared, and it was to raise four more children,” she said Friday night at Clarendon County Relay for Life, which was held at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. “Two have grown and gone. One is here with me tonight and the youngest one lives with his mom after … Read the rest


LeDray Sampson

Posted on May 6, 2017 4:04 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

LeDray Sampson, 43, of Summerton, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Columbia.
Born Feb. 12, 1974, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Leon Richburg and Elouise Olivia Sampson.
Survivors include four children, Drevon, Drayvion, Drayana and MyDraya Sampson; two stepchildren, Ma’Kell and Shaniya Pack and his fiancé, MyChel Austin; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Historic Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton, with Dr. William T. Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Sampson will be … Read the rest


Joseph A. Eadon

Posted on May 6, 2017 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

COLUMBIA – Joseph Alderman “Joey” Eadon, 54, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home.
Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179.
www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Capital Way dedicated to memory of fallen deputy

Posted on May 6, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

It has been two-and-a-half years since Clarendon County said goodbye to one of its most dedicated law enforcement officers.
The family, friends and colleagues of the late Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Holmes N. Smith Jr. came together Saturday to honor his memory with the dedication of Capital Way in his name.
“Holmes is gone, but he’s not forgotten,” said Sheriff Tim Bailey. “What an honor it is to have this road named in his honor. We will see this every day and remember him. His brothers and sisters in law enforcement will see this every day and will never … Read the rest


Summerton groups partner with Harvest Hope for food drive

Posted on May 6, 2017 10:10 am by Sharon Hall

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ and Woman to Woman Ministries in Summerton partnered together to give out food donated from the Harvest Hope Foundation in March. 
More than 150 people turned out to the event hosted by Holy Temple of Jesus Christ in Summerton March 28.  According to sources, members of the community started lining up as early as 5 a.m., waiting for the doors to open at 6.
Woman to Woman Ministries Director of Relations Carol Combs has partnered with Harvest Hope Pee Dee Region Agency Relations Specialist Carl Goodson.
“Our partnership began during the last flood when we … Read the rest


Gallery 1: Relay for Life Luminary Bags

Posted on May 6, 2017 10:10 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 first of two galleries featuring selected images of these bags before the ceremony.


USC Sumter expands summer camp options

Posted on May 6, 2017 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

The University of South Carolina Sumter is expanding summer camp options for students ages 9-14 beginning June 19 through June 30.
Typically, students have the option of attending a science and/or a writing camp on campus in the summer. This year, USC Sumter is offering a mock trial camp and a history camp in addition to the two traditional camp options.
“Write On!” writing camp with Leah Kiernan is from 9 a.m. to noon June 19 to 23, and is for students ages 9-14. 
Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun, interactive and independent writing exercises that explore … Read the rest


Summerton Town Council to meet Tuesday

Posted on May 6, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

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


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 6, 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.


Junior Chamber pays for new baseball dugouts

Posted on May 6, 2017 4:04 am by Sharon Hall

The Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce has donated $15,000 for the remodeling of the Clarendon County Parks and Recreation baseball fields.
Recreation Executive Director LeBon Joye said that the chamber approached him wanting to make a donation toward the baseball fields earlier this year. After deciding where the changes needed to be made, Joye gave the go-ahead.
After discussing the changes between the two entities, the only thing the junior chamber asked was that Recreation only use local contractors to work on the project. Joye also agreed to put signage up to let people know who the funding was … Read the rest


Today in History: May 6

Posted on May 6, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1536 – The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
1536 – King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
1659 – English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
1682 – Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
1835 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
1840 – … Read the rest


Faces of Relay: Mae Richardson

Posted on May 5, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cancer survivor Mae Richardson was interviewed during 2015 Clarendon County Relay for Life. We are rerunning this blurb today in preparation of tonight’s Relay for Life.


Faces of Relay: Shelley Rebekah Richburg

Posted on May 5, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cancer survivor Shelley Rebekah Richburg was interviewed during 2015 Clarendon County Relay for Life. We are rerunning this blurb today in preparation of tonight’s Relay for Life.


Angelic interactions in Clarendon County

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 pm by Sharon Hall

Based in Summerton, the Lost Angels Foundation’s founder Bryant Lawson has a heart for helping the youth of his home county to focus on a sound and positive outlook on life. This help is not limited to Summerton; his outreach program welcomes all of Clarendon County and beyond.
“I feel that our kids are lost and I want to be here to help and guide them,” Lawson said. “This world is filled with so much hate and crime and my aim is to make a difference. I have my own accounting and tax business in Summerton and a lot of … Read the rest


Look forward to Jonte’s columns

Posted on May 5, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

I always try to read your column when my Manning Times arrives and, recently, it provided me with an enjoyable and nostalgic reminder of my first flight in a T-6 aircraft – or for that matter, in any aircraft.
On a beautiful sunny spring day in 1948, as a very recently recruited private i the New York Air National Guard, I was fueling a T-6 on the flight line when a rosy-cheeked, newly minted 2nd lieutenant rolled up in a “tug” and announced that he was going to take up that aircraft to satisfy his monthly required flight hours and, … Read the rest


CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

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

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will hold a gigantic yard sale and iPad drawing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 next to the Clarendon County Council on Aging on South Church Street. Participants in the drawing do not have to be present to win. There will be men, women and children’s clothes, housewares and other items at the yard sale. If you would like to donate gently used items to the yard sale or make a donation, please call (803) 435-6639 to schedule a time to drop-off items and donations. The Clarendon County CDC is a non-profit … Read the rest


Turbeville Town Council proposes Rec Department merger with county

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

Residents packed Turbeville Town Hall last week to get answers to their questions regarding the possible merger of the Turbeville and Clarendon County Recreation departments.
Turbeville Mayor Dwayne Howell said what was presented at a meeting held April 26 at Turbeville Town Hall before a packed audience was simply “a proposal to you from County Council about our recreation department.”
“To be honest with you, the town of Turbeville needs some help,” said Howell. “We approached (Clarendon County Administrator) David Epperson and (Clarendon County Councilman) Benton Blakely and (Council Chairman) Dwight Stewart several months ago with a proposal of merging … Read the rest


Possible Rec Department merger means some changes for Turbeville program

Posted on May 5, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

The possible merger of the Turbeville Recreation Department with the Clarendon County Recreation Department would feature the following details as outlined at a meeting held April 27 at Turbeville Town Hall where Mayor Dwayne Howell and Clarendon County Administrator David Epperson and Clarendon County Recreation Department Director LeBon Joye answered public questions.
* Both departments would continue to offer programs now being offered. Some programs may continue to be hosted by both facilities. Some ages and fees may change to what Clarendon County requires.
* Volleyball for girls will continue being offered, but will now be offered to the Manning … Read the rest


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