Monthly Archives: May 2017

Nathaniel Willie Dozier

Posted on May 2, 2017 10:10 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.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sisters, Annie Dell and Esther Mae Dozier, 1420 Yellowbank Lane in Manning.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Charles Wendell Anderson

Posted on May 2, 2017 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Charles Wendell Anderson, 74, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Born Sept. 21, 1942, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Ruth E. Anderson.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Carey Sabb

Posted on May 2, 2017 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

GREELEYVILLE – Carey “Book” Sabb, 46, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home, 46 Singleton Lane in Greeleyville.
Born Dec. 14, 1970, he was a son of the late Levi Sabb and Lizzie Mae Boyd Sabb.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Greeleyville, with the Rev. Dr. Lewis Walker Jr., pastor, officiating. The Rev. Levern O. Brown will preside, assisted by the Rev. Retha Thompson, the Rev. Norman Gamble and the Rev. Phil W. Watson. Burial will follow in Big Spring Cemetery in Greeleyville.
The family will … Read the rest

U.S. 301 to reopen Thursday

Posted on May 2, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

After an official ribbon cutting to be held noon Thursday, U.S. 301 from Turbeville to Manning will officially reopen, bringing to an end more than a year-and-a-half of road repairs caused by the 1,000-year flood in October 2015 and hampered by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Wreck at 115NB on I-95

Posted on May 2, 2017 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle wreck with no further details at the 115 northbound mile-marker on Interstate 95 in Manning.

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted on May 2, 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

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet May 9

Posted on May 2, 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

CDC to hold Gigantic Yard Sale, iPad drawing

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

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

24 without power near lake area

Posted on May 1, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reports

Santee Electric Cooperative is reporting about 24 homes without power in the Lake Marion area of Clarendon County as of 9:05 p.m. No estimated time of restoration has been given.

Special Weather Statement issued for Clarendon County

Posted on May 1, 2017 8:08 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County. At 7:57 p.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms located along a line extending from near Sumter to near Branchville, with movement northeast at 40 mph. Those on Lake Marion are advised to get out of the water and to move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now. Do not be caught on the water in a

Hazardous Weather Outlook calls for thunderstorms, possible hail for Clarendon

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 pm by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Clarendon County area, along with neighboring counties in the midlands, calling for possible thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail to occur late Monday evening and night into Tuesday morning. A tornado is possible. Expect a fast storm movement with a diminished flood threat. However, very heavy downpours may occur with possible localized flooding in flood-prone locations if cell training happens to occur.

Evening Weather: Monday, May 1

Posted on May 1, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 a.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 60. Windy, with a south wind 21 to 26 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m.

Posted on May 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service out of Columbia reminds Clarendon residents that a Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect from through 8 p.m. Monday. It will be breezy ahead of a cold front today. Diminished wind will occur behind the front tonight. On the lake the wind will increase this morning and will remain breezy through the afternoon. Winds will be from the southwest at 15-25 knots with gusts around 30 knots. Impacts include strong wind and rough chop will create hazardous conditions on area lakes.

Locals named to Troy University Provost’s List

Posted on May 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

Two Clarendon area residents were named recently to the Troy University Provost’s List for Term No. 3 of the 2016-17 academic year. The Provost’s List honors full-time undergraduate students who earn at least a 3.65 GPA while working toward at least 12 credit hours per semester. Term 3 includes students at Troy’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Mongtomgery, Alabama, along with students outside of Alabama and online.
Locals who were included on the list include Stevenson Gamble of Gable and Caroline Robinson of Manning.

Guardians ad Litem host candlelight service for child abuse awareness

Posted on May 1, 2017 11:11 am by Sharon Hall

“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
– Phillipians 2:4

Crosswell Children’s Home Director Jerry Allred has seen multiple cases of child neglect and abuse throughout his 25 years of working with children.
“We had 18,400 children involved in founded cases of child abuse last year in South Carolina,” Allred said April 18 during a ceremony held at the Clarendon County Gazebo by the Clarendon chapter of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem program in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month.
“One child suffering is one child too … Read the rest

Family celebrates matriarch’s 100th birthday

Posted on May 1, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County has a new centenarian.
Ruth Cantey Johnson turned 100 two weeks ago, celebrating her birthday April 20 in Manning, surrounded by family and friends.
“She’s the last of a large family,” said grandson Rob Thompson. “She and my grandfather were farmers, ran a country store and ran the Western Auto in Manning for years.”
Born April 20, 1917, Johnson had a twin sister, Ruby Cantey Baker, who died in 2003. The family also remembered her on Johnson’s birthday.
“She was born in ‘The Corner,’ a section of Williamsburg County,” Thompson said.
Johnson grew up on the old Kingstree … Read the rest

Manning High JAG students ‘bridge the gap’ after career development converence

Posted on May 1, 2017 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Several Manning High School students joined more than 580 others from throughout the state last month in Columbia to participate in the annual Jobs for America’s Graduates South Carolina 2017 Career Development Conference.
The annual event provides opportunities for JAG-SC students to hear speakers discuss career development; compete in academic and life-skills competitions; and be recognized in an awards luncheon.
“Manning High School is particularly proud of the strides their JAG-SC students have made this academic year,” said Manning High School JAG-SC Administrator Ernest Cooper.
Cooper said that Leana Lemon received the Executive Director of Employment and Workforce Award and … Read the rest

Now they tell us about the salt

Posted on May 1, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Jonté

Hey, did you hear the news about salt?
Now they’re saying that salt doesn’t cause your blood pressure to go up, and it is not bad for your heart. Now isn’t that just wonderful? Where has this news been? For the last 30 years, people have been telling me not to put salt on anything.
Salt tastes good. It adds flavor to food. Who comes up with this stuff, and can I really believe it?
I had a doctor tell me once to quit worrying about salt and get more calcium in my diet. The next time I went to … Read the rest

Swampcats’ playoff game postponed

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Staff Reports

The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats’ first playoff game against Pinewood aprep will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at home. The Swampcats are a No. 2 seed in the upper bracket, while Pinewood Prep is a No. 3 seed.

Grace Christian to hold annual Spring Yard and Bake Sale

Posted on May 1, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Grace Christian Fellowship Church on Raccoon Road in Manning will hold its annual Spring Yard and Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the church’s fellowship hall. Hot sausage and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Donations are welcome of clean, gently used clothing; furniture; household appliances that are in working order; and household items, tools, toys, baby equipment and fitness items. Donations are tax deductible according to South Carolina laws. Donated items may be brought to the fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please do not donate books, DVDs, CDs or toy … Read the rest


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