Monthly Archives: May 2017

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 5, 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


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 5, 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.


Contest winner gives prizes – ride in police car, etc. – to heart transplant recipient

Posted on May 5, 2017 3:03 am by Sharon Hall

A little more than a year ago, little James Smith faced a transplant surgery that cost more than $750,000, even with insurance.
Now, 5, the Laurence Manning Academy student has a new heart to deal with his restrictive cardiomyopathy, which he was diagnosed with at at 3.
James, the son of Dr. James “Jim” R. Smith and Holly Smith, was the recent winner of the Clarendon County Hometown Heroes Essay Contest, the first of three winners who will be chosen in 2017.
The contest was started by a local student in an effort to improve relations between law enforcement and … Read the rest


CCTC to hold Commencement ceremonies today

Posted on May 5, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College will hold its 53rd Commencement ceremonies for spring graduates on Friday at the Sumter County Civic Center. The first ceremony, at 10 a.m., will be for students graduating from the Business and Public Service programs. The second, at 3 p.m., will be for students graduating from the General Education, Health Sciences and Industrial and Engineering Technology pgorams.


Summerton Town Council to meet Tuesday

Posted on May 5, 2017 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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


Lady Swampcats fall to Pee Dee

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 3-2 on Thursday night at home against Pee Dee. Baylee Elms and Abbie Beard were both 3-1, with Beard getting an RBI. Olivia Coker was 4-1, while Brooke Ward was 3-3, with one RBI.


John Harrison Jr.

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

John Harrison Jr., 84, widower of Beatrice Horace Harrison, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility in Silver.
Born July 3, 1932, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late John Harrison Sr. and Emma Tomlin Harrison.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr., pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Frierson Sr., the Rev. Harold Galloway and Minister Sylvia Whitaker. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
The family will receive … Read the rest


James Taylor

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

SUMTER – 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.
The family will receive friends at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Cindy Taylor, 1148 Hideout Drive in Manning.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Nathaniel Willie Dozier

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

NEW YORK, New York – Nathaniel Willie Dozier, 85, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Queen General Hospital in Jamaica, New York.
Born Aug. 20, 1931, in Manning, he was a son of the late Essic “Sonny” Dozier and Estelle Johnson Dozier.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Progressive Church of Jesus, 4325 Greeleyville Highway in Manning. Eldress Joan Wilson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Matthews Cemetery in Manning.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sisters, Annie Dell and Esther Mae Dozier, 1420 Yellowbank Lane in Manning.… Read the rest


Today in History: May 5

Posted on May 5, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
1821 – Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1904 – … Read the rest


C.L. Williams

Posted on May 4, 2017 11:11 pm by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

C.L. Williams, husband of Katie Gipson Williams, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at his home.
Born Oct. 3, 1948, in the Pyland area of Clarendon County, he was the second of six sons born to the late George and Sarah “Gallie” Green Williams. He was orphaned at the age of 9 when both his parents died within months of each other.
The ensuing years left him without the love and support of both his maternal grandparents and his paternal grandmother, all of whom passed away by the time he was 15. C.L. and his brothers were left to the care … Read the rest


Reginald A. McDonald

Posted on May 4, 2017 11:11 pm by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel

SUMMERTON – Reginald “Bust 2” Appelt McDonald died Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Born Jan. 26, 1963, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of Emma Jane McBride Lane and the late Roosevelt “Rosie” McDonald.
A service of remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton, where the Rev. Robert China, pastor, will bring words of comfort. The service of committal shall follow in the McDonald family plot in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 2661 Liberty Hill Road … Read the rest


William E. Johnson

Posted on May 4, 2017 11:11 pm by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – William Emanuel “Ray” Johnson died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Fisher Park Health and Rehab Center in Greensboro.
Born April 27, 1948, in the Pinewood section of Clarendon County, he was a son of Bessie Marie Johnson.
Services of remembrance will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at New Hope UME Church, 19022 Panola Road in Pinewood, where the Rev. Lawrence Myers, pastor, will bring words of hope. The service of committal will follow in the Johnson family plot at New Hope UME Church cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the … Read the rest


U.S. 301 open for motorists, finally

Posted on May 4, 2017 11:11 pm by Sharon Hall

U.S. 301 between Manning and Turbeville was unpassable in three separate areas for more than a year-and-a-half.
To be exact, residents and motorists traveling between the two Clarendon towns had to take alternate routes for 579 days. For 82 weeks and five days, the state Department of Transportation rebuilt three bridges and fixed another area that washed out on the highway during the 1,000-year-flood that hit Clarendon County in early October 2015.
Residents joyfully reported on social media Thursday evening that they were traveling the road, which suffered failure after more than two feet of rain fell in a little … Read the rest


Tornado Watch canceled

Posted on May 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

A Tornado Watch in effect through 3 a.m. Friday for Clarendon County has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service out of Columbia.


Woman tells police man chased her with knife, threatened to cut her

Posted on May 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

A 26-year-old woman living in the 200 block of Kensington Circle in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 9:52 a.m. April 8 that a 26-year-old man was chasing her and another male around the home with a knife. The alleged suspect told police that he had a knife for his own protection after he and the woman had a fight earlier that morning. The woman said that the man grabbed her and pulled her out of the bedroom during the argument, and when she tried to go back, he then chased her with the knife, and told her he … Read the rest


Tornado Watch in effect through 3 a.m. Friday

Posted on May 4, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reminds residents of Clarendon County that a Tornado Watch remains in effect for the area through 3 a.m. Friday. Clarendon County Emergency Services Director Anthony Mack said that no tornadoes have touched down in Clarendon County. Manninglive.com has received multiple reports from concerned residents who fear that tornadoes have touched down or will touch down. Mack said that tonight’s previous warning was issued because rotational activity was observed by radar in overhead clouds. This activity is indicative of possible tornadoes. Mack said that the county should be in the clear as of 10 … Read the rest


Mack: No touchdowns in Clarendon

Posted on May 4, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Although Tornado Warnijgs have been issued for Clarendon County and a watch has been issued through 3 a.m. Friday, Clarendon County Emergency Services Director Anthony Mack said moments ago that no tornadoes have touched down or hit Clarendon County areas. He said that storms with possible tornadic activity are passing through and over the area, but thus far no tornadoes have touched down.


Tornado Warning declared for Clarendon County

Posted on May 4, 2017 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Tornado Warning for Clarendon County through 9 p.m.


Special Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 4, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County through 8:15 p.m. A line of strong thunderstorms will affect southeastern Clarendon and western Sumter and east central Orangeburg counties. At 7:29 p.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from seven miles southeast of Eastover to near Elloree to near Bowman. Movement was northeast at 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted in Clarendon could include Summerton, Pinewood and Paxville.


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