Monthly Archives: May 2017

Taw Caw to celebrate Family and Friends Day

Posted on May 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. May 28.


Memorial Day: Rodrigo O. Washington

Posted on May 27, 2017 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Rodrigo O. Washington, 1958-2016, proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. He is missed by his wife, Beverly, and family.


Memorial Day: Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Lemon Jr.

Posted on May 27, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Lemon family would like to remember U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Lemon Jr. this Memorial Day weekend.
“A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. You will forever be in our hearts. Our hero that will forever be loved and missed. We will continue to honor your legacy. Joseph, we love and miss you dearly.”


The history of Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2017 5:05 am by Staff Reports

Though many people are quick to refer to Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, the day is much more than that. Initially known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day to remember those military members who died in service of the country.
The origins of Memorial Day remain a topic of debate. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y. as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. However, the roots of Memorial Day likely run much deeper, as researchers at Duke University note that during the Civil War, organized women’s groups in the south had begun to … Read the rest


Clyburn to hold Town Hall meeting June 1 in Sumter

Posted on May 27, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, who represents Clarendon County in the the 6th Congressional District, will have a town hall meeting with the theme “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at Black River Electric Cooperative, 1121 N. Pike West in Sumter.
This meeting will focus on accessible, affordable quality health care; reforming the tax code; infrastructure development; energy costs; and what we must do to address these and other challenges facing our country.
For more information, call Brianna Simmons at (803) 799-7798 or email brianna@scdp.org.


Posted on May 27, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email


Louis McKenzie

Posted on May 27, 2017 4:04 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

OLANTA – Louis McKenzie, 79, husband of Essie Graham McKenzie, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
He was a son of the late Willis McKenzie and Julie Smith McKenzie.
He was a long-time employee of Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home= in Lake City and Samuels Funeral Home in Manning.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Greater St. James AME Church, 339 Moore St. in Lake City.
The Rev. Richard W. Crummy, pastor, will preside, the Rev. James Louis McKenzie will serve as eulogist, and Dr. Elder Leroy Graham will assist.
Burial will follow in McKenzie-Brown … Read the rest


Taw Caw Missionary to hold Memorial Day Service

Posted on May 27, 2017 12:12 am by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will honor all veterans at its Memorial Day Service at 8 a.m. May 28 to remember those who have faithfully served our nation.


Troopers urge caution during travel on Memorial Day weekend

Posted on May 26, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to be aware of increased vehicle and motorcycle traffic this Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer travel.
AAA Carolinas is predicting that more motorists will be on the roads this weekend than in years past.
A total of eight motorists died on South Carolina highways last year during the long weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. tonight and runs through Monday at midnight. Statewide highway fatalities stand at 383 this year compared to 380 at this time last year.
SCDPS will be working alongside local officers over the … Read the rest


Times seeking staff writer

Posted on May 26, 2017 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a motivated, responsible and driven part-time staff writer to join our staff. Coverage areas include general newspaper stories, special section materials and public meetings. Minimum 12 stories weekly. AP style proficiency required. Graduating journalism students encouraged to apply. Send resumes AND clip files to manningsctimes@gmail.com.


Patricia Ann Livingston Vose

Posted on May 26, 2017 6:06 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Patricia Ann Livingston “Pat” Vose, 72, wife of Thomas Christy “Tom” Vose, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Roper Hospital.
Services will be announced.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Celebrate all military this Memorial Day

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America.
Even though barbecues and visions of the upcoming summer weather may command much of the attention come Memorial Day weekend, the holiday really serves as a remembrance for those military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, as well as the personnel who continue to protect and serve today.

MEMORIAL DAY’S ORIGINS
Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day and was borne out of the Civil War. on May 30, 1868, General John Logan, a national commander … Read the rest


Summerton man killed in Alcolu wreck

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 42-year-old Summerton man was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck near Alcolu.
Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Willie Smythe of Summerton was pronounced dead at McLeod Health Clarendon shortly after the wreck, which happened about 2:05 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 521, about a mile north of Ridge Drive.
Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Smythe was driving a 2015 Nissan pickup truck south and went off the roadway and struck a utility pole.
He was wearing a seatbelt.


Minister Garry Conyers

Posted on May 26, 2017 4:04 pm by Dyson’s Home for Funerals

Minister Garry Conyers, 49, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at McLeod Regional Center in Florence.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Oliver Conyers and Hannah Bell Pugh Conyers and stepson of Georgia Conyers.
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Silver, with the Rev. W.J. Chandler, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyson’s Home for funerals.
The casket will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until the hour of services.
The family will receive … Read the rest


Posted on May 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email


Sinkler-Parker helps students visit Congaree National Park

Posted on May 26, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Fourth-grade students from Clarendon, Williamsburg and Sumter counties recently got a chance to visit Congaree National Park in Hopkins, thanks to a grant provided through the work of park staff and National Council of Negro Women chapter member Carrie Sinkler-Parker.
“Park staff worked closely with (Sinkler-Parker) to secure a National Park Foundation grant, which provided funding to cover transportation costs to get students out to Congaree National Park,” said Park Ranger Greg Cunningham. “The goal was to get all of the fourth-grade students from the three counties to the park.”
Sinkler-Parker, an Alcolu resident and Clarendon County native, said most … Read the rest


Taw Caw to celebrate Family and Friends Day

Posted on May 26, 2017 12:12 pm by Submitted by Reader

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. May 28.


Chamber Award’s Banquet

Posted on May 26, 2017 11:11 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Outgoing President Pro Prothro stands with Kimberly Johnson incoming president.


Deputy Mason Moore’s Final Homecoming

Posted on May 26, 2017 11:11 am by Kedrick Johnson


Library gears up for summer literacy programs, reading clubs

Posted on May 26, 2017 6:06 am by Sharon Hall

School is nearly out for the summer, and the Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning will begin its annual reading clubs from June through July.
The library hopes the reading clubs will help alleviate the diminished reading and spelling skills that many school children suffer during the summer months.
Circulation Specialist Rhonda Johnston works in the children’s department of the library, which belongs to a group called South Carolina Lends.
“If a customer needs a book that we do not have, we will request it for the customer, who may pick up their book via courier,” she said. “The summer … Read the rest


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