Monthly Archives: June 2017

Vernice Epps Rufus

Posted on June 12, 2017 4:04 pm by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

Vernice Epps Rufus, 91, widow of Charlie Rufus, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her home.
Born March 15, 1926, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late John and Elise Epps.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1720 Pudding Swamp Road in Turbeville.
Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. in Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.


Baxley: Illegal to dive, jump off U.S. 301 bridge

Posted on June 12, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley said that residents and visitors who swim around the old U.S. 301 bridge between North Santee and Santee should think twice before jumping off that structure into Lake Marion.
Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said the body of Joseph Cutter, 47, of Sumter was pulled out of the lake near the north causeway about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
“It appears that he jumped off the bridge,” said Baxley on Monday afternoon. “He and his friends had been fishing off the bridge, and statements indicate he said he had decided he was going to jump in … Read the rest


Woman tells police suspect grabbed, choked her

Posted on June 12, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A 24-year-old woman living at a home in the 200 block of Dillon Street in Manning told the Manning Police Department about 7:21 a.m. May 29 that a 32-year-old woman was throwing things in the house, breaking the TV and then attacked her, grabbing her around the neck. The alleged victim told police that she hit the woman in self-defense.
The alleged suspect told police she attempted to leave in her vehicle, and that the victim then hit her in the eye. The victim told police she hit the woman in self defense while she was allegedly being choked. Police … Read the rest


F.E. DuBose Top Student: Orlando Jackson

Posted on June 12, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

Manning High School student Orlando Jackson was named the Top Student at the F.E. DuBose Career Center for the 2016-17 school year in the Welding Level 1 program. More students will be posted throughout the week.


Azalea Garden Club celebrates National Garden Week with deliveries

Posted on June 12, 2017 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

The Azalea Garden Club spent the morning hours of June 6 making flower arrangements for many of Manning’s businesses and government agencies in observance of National Garden Week. Garden club members created and delivered 32 arrangements made with flowers and shrubs from their own gardens.


MPS 4th Quarter All-A Honor Roll

Posted on June 12, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

The following students were named to the All A Honor Roll for the 4th quarter of the 2016-17 school year at Manning Primary School. Names are published exactly as presented by the school, and edited only for formatting purposes. Any errors should be addressed to (803) 435-2268.


Conagra issues recall of various spaghetti, meatball products

Posted on June 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Conagra Brands Inc. has announced a recall of about 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued Saturday.
The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on labels, in the items, which were produced on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. The problem was discovered on June 6 when Conagra received notification from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.
According to the press release, the following products … Read the rest


Charles Robert Warner

Posted on June 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

SUMMERTON – Charles Robert Warner, 85, widower of Marilyn Randall Warner, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


Mikota named new CCTC president

Posted on June 12, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Dr. Michael Mikota has been chosen as the new Central Carolina Technical College president.
“I am deeply honored to be selected president of Central Carolina Technical College,” said Mikota. “As I think about the humbing responsibility that has been entrusted to me, I begin to recognize the great strengths of excellence, integrity, innovation and leadership already embedded in the communities that are served by the college, as well as in the institution itself.”
Mikota, who currently serves as the executive director for the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governents, will begin with CCTC starting July 17.
“I realize that the ‘I’ … Read the rest


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CCU names Dean’s List candidates

Posted on June 12, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Manning residents Kishona Avant, Jordan Carter and Alexandria Nelson were named to the spring semester 2017 Dean’s List for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University.
To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 GPA, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA.


Posted on June 12, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email


Manning resident named to USC Upstate Chancellor’s List

Posted on June 12, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Manning resident Jamie Dowell was named to the spring 2017 Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate. To be eligible for the chancellor’s list, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.


Congratulations Graduate: Candler Dubose

Posted on June 12, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

“I would just like to say congratulations to my daughter, Candler Dubose, on her recent graduation from Manning High School. Although your ability may have been tested, you withstood the test and finished with your best. Magna Cum Laude is an honor to be proud of. You overcome obstacles that many do not and you proved it can be done. I am so very proud of the work you have done and the woman you are becoming. I love you always, Mom.”
– Crystal Guess


Posted on June 12, 2017 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Manning residents named to USC Upstate Dean’s List

Posted on June 12, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

Two Manning residents were named to the University of South Carolina Upstate Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.
Those named from Manning included Tyleak Clark and Sabrina Dingle. Da’Masha Ragin from Pinewood was also named to the Dean’s List.


Wateree AIDS Task Force to hold support group meeting June 16

Posted on June 12, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

The Wateree AIDS Task Force will hold a support group for those with HIV and AIDS at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at 508 W. Liberty St. in Sumter. For more information, call Kevin Johnson at (803) 778-0303.


Today in History: Monday, June 12

Posted on June 12, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

910 – Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.
1240 – At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
1381 – Peasants’ Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1418 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and his suspected sympathizers, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
1429 – Hundred Years’ War: … Read the rest


Sumter man killed at Lake Marion bridge

Posted on June 11, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

A 47-year-old Sumter man was killed about 4 p.m. Sunday after allegedly jumping off the U.S. 301 bridge over Lake Marion.
Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said Joseph Cutter is believed to have jumped near the north end of the causeway of the bridge. He said that Cutter’s body was recovered from the water by the Clarendon County Fire Department, EMS and Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Natural Resources.
He said that an autopsy will be performed Tuesday at the Medical University of South Carolina to determine exact cause of death.


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