Monthly Archives: August 2017

Clarendon Hall athletic director, admin assistant attend healthcare seminar

Posted on August 4, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon Hall staffers spent part of their summer attending a healthcare provider workshop sponsored by the South Carolina Independent School Association.
SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt said Athletic Director Ritchie Way and Administrative Assistant Dawn Hodges, the latter of whom is in charge of medical matters at the school, completed the Hazards, Emergencies, Links, Procedures and Safety Program.
“HELPS’ main areas of focus are just as it says in the acronym: hazards, emergencies, links, procedures and safety,” said SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt.
He said topics covered included the treatment of injuries and illnesses as seen in the office and … Read the rest

SAFE sets auto loan record during spring promotion

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

SAFE Federal Credit Union set an auto loan record of $79.4 million during its spring 2017 “Driving You Forward” promotion, generating more than 3,000 loans and adding nearly 2,000 new members.
An impressive $50 million of the total loan volume was in the form of indirect (auto dealer-initiated) lending through SAFE.
The total volume of new loans during the 10-week campaign was 13 percent higher than the previous record of $70 million, set in the spring of 2016. For the promotion period, SAFE offered interest rates as low as 2.24 percent, for up to 60 months, well below its usual … Read the rest

CCTC pins 18 medical assistants

Posted on August 4, 2017 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Central Carolina Technical College pinned 18 new medical assistants on Tuesday during a ceremony held at the Iris Room of the college’s Health Sciences Division building in downtown Sumter.
Medical assistants are broadly defined as individuals who assist other health care professionals in offices and/or other medical settings, performing delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective state laws governing such actions and activities.
Those honored from Clarendon County included Shelby Boykin and Marquisha P. Vicente.
Others included Priscilla Martinez of Kershaw County; Ishmael O. Henry and Kayla D. Huntley, both of Lee County; Kristi Benson and Shaneika F. … Read the rest

Gallery 1: National Night Out

Posted on August 4, 2017 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office joined with other law enforcement agencies on Tuesday night to host National Night Out at the Manning High School gymnasium. This is the first of three galleries that will post. Photos are courtesy of Lawrence Hammett.

Today in History: Friday, Aug. 4

Posted on August 4, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

AD 70 – Emperor Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod’s Temple.
367 – Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father and associated to the throne aged eight.
598 – Goguryeo-Sui War: Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the Manchurian rainy season, with a Chinese army and navy.
1265 – Second Barons’ War: Battle of Evesham: The army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by … Read the rest

Died on This Day: Aug. 3

Posted on August 3, 2017 10:10 pm by Staff Reports

908 – Burchard, Duke of Thuringia
908 – Egino, Duke of Thuringia
908 – Rudolf I, bishop of Würzburg
925 – Cao, Chinese empress dowager
979 – Thietmar, Margrave of Meissen
1003 – At-Ta’i, the Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1355 – Bartholomew de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh
1460 – James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
1527 – Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
1530 – Francesco Ferruccio, Florentine captain (b. 1489)
1546 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)
1546 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (b. 1509)
1604 – Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish … Read the rest

CCTC pins 16 surgical technologists

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Central Carolina Technical College pinned 16 surgical technologists on Tuesday during a ceremony held at the Iris Room of the college’s Health Sciences Division Building in downtown Sumter.
The Surgical Technology Diploma program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. The primary responsibility of the surgical technologist is to maintain the sterile field while ensuring that all other members of the surgical team … Read the rest

McFadden farmers bring fresh fruit to Columbia church

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McFadden are operating Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday during August at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. in Columbia. The couple are offering fresh fruit and vegetables during the effort. For more information, visit or call (803) 771-4408.

12 years later, family still seeks woman’s killer

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff Reports

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first in a series of stories on unsolved cases in Clarendon County.

Lillian Gibson Rantin was an “extremely private person who kept to herself,” older sister Elizabeth Gibson said in 2005.
“She didn’t have any enemies, and as far as we knew, she got along with everybody she met,” said Gibson.
These words came just hours after Rantin, 33, was shot while simply lying in bed in the early morning hours of Jan. 2, 2005.
Her husband, Chris Rantin, had been watching TV in the living room. The couple’s two children and a niece … Read the rest

Mayes Pringle Warr

Posted on August 3, 2017 6:06 pm by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

Mayes Pringle Warr, 80, widow of Claude W. Warr Jr., died on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter.
Born Aug. 6, 1936, at Liberty Hill Plantation in Gable, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Hartwell Pringle and Edith Moore Pringle. After graduating from Manning High School, she received a nursing degree from Tuomey School of Nursing. She served as director of nursing at Hopewell Nursing Home from 1964-84. She then served as Hopewell’s administrator, until her retirement in 1999. Mrs. Warr was a longtime member of Lemira Presbyterian Church and was presently a member of … Read the rest

CCTC pins 7 new massage therapists

Posted on August 3, 2017 4:04 pm by Staff

Central Carolina Technical College pinned seven new massage therapists Tuesday during a ceremony held at the Iris Room of the college’s Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.
The Massage Therapy program prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation (massage) of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness.
Those named from Clarendon County included Sawnteille L. Felder. Others included Laura L. Richardson of Kershaw County; Octavia S. Bradley and Jasmine T. Wilson, both of Lee County; Michael L. Joyner of … Read the rest

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

CCTC pins 38 nurses, 7 from Clarendon

Posted on August 3, 2017 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Seven Clarendon County residents were among 38 new nurses pinned Wednesday during a ceremony held by Central Carolina Technical College at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.
The pinning ceremony traces its roots back more than 130 years to Florence Nightingale. Since the early days of Nightingale’s “Training School for Nurses,” it has been a tradition for nursing graduates to be pinned upon their successful graduation.
Those pinned from Clarendon County included Courtney Benjamin, Mayce Chandler, Carmen C. Mullins, Azuree D. Page, Kristy Smith, Paula Snyder and Tiffany P. Thames.
The Health Sciences Division offers an associate degree in nursing; … Read the rest

Manning man, woman charged with possession of stolen vehicle in Kansas

Posted on August 3, 2017 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

A Manning man and woman face several charges after their arrests in a small Kansas town.
Leslie Fielder and Timothy Purvis were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal tag and no insurance, according to a story from KSL-TV.
According to the Russell (Kansas) Police Department, a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by Fielder was stopped a Witt and Fossil streets just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday due to having an expired tag. The officer then discovered the tag should have been displayed on a 1994 Chrysler and that the Toyota had been reported … Read the rest

Wreck at South, Mill streets

Posted on August 3, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries at South and Mill streets in downtown Manning.

Posted on August 3, 2017 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

Adult Ed to start evening program Aug. 28

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Clarendon County Adult Education’s evening program will begin 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the F.E. DuBose Career Center at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. For more information, call (803) 473-2531.

Born on This Day: Aug. 3

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by Submitted via Facebook

1486 – Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)
1491 – Maria of Jülich-Berg, German noblewoman (d. 1543)
1509 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
1622 – Wolfgang Julius, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, German field marshal (d. 1698)
1692 – John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
1734 – Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)
1766 – Aaron Chorin, Hungarian rabbi and author (d. 1844)
1770 – Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1803 – Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
1808 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States … Read the rest

Esther Rogers Tomson

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 am by Submitted via Email

ORANGEBURG – Esther Rogers Tomson, 80, of Orangeburg, died Thursday, July 30, 2017, at Hospice House in Greenwood, after a long, extended illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Sumter, she was one of 10 children born to the late David and Bertha Rogers. Esther was a graduate of Edmunds High School Class of 1954 and she attended Wingate University. Esther always had a strong and passionate love for her church and the community. While living in Sumter, she sang in the choir at Alice Drive Baptist Church. After moving to Orangeburg with her family in August of 1979, she joined … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Thursday, Aug. 3

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Library will stop from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Summerton Piggly Wiggly. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.


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