Monthly Archives: December 2017

F.E. DuBose Top Student: Caitlin Timmons

Posted on December 15, 2017 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

East Clarendon High School senior Caitlin Timmons was named recently as the Top Student for the 1st Quarter of the 2017-18 school year at F.E. DuBose for Health Science III and Clinical Study.

Baylor Rhodus gets first buck

Posted on December 15, 2017 2:02 pm by Submitted by Reader

Baylor Rhodus harvested his very first buck, an 8-point with a 15.625-inch inside spread and 8-inch brow tines on Nov. 11 in Alcolu. Baylor is the son of Whitney Webster and Johnnie Rhodus.

Sen. Scott’s statement on National Defense Authorization Act

Posted on December 15, 2017 10:10 am by Sen. Tim Scott

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018: “The final NDAA looks out for our service members and allocates critical resources that will continue to strengthen our national security posture. Most notably, it provides our military personnel with a significant pay increase. It is great news when we can compensate our men and women in uniform for everything they do. I was also glad to see special emphasis on building up our missile defense programs, a crucial step to countering future global threats. And… Read the rest

Margaree Wilson Whack

Posted on December 15, 2017 10:10 am by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel

SUMTER – Margaree Wilson Whack, widow of Myer Whack Jr., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 22, 1952, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Pinkney “P.J.” and Ellen White Wilson Sr. Funeral serviceswill be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Faith Center, 2935 Raccoon Road in Manning, where the Rev. Ethel W. Sweat, pastor of Mt. Calvary Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Manning, will preside. The Rev. Odessa W. McCoy, pastorof the Zion Tabernacle Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Thomasville, North Carolina, will provide words of victory. Burial… Read the rest

Lexington County man arrestedon childpornography charges

Posted on December 15, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Charles Carlton Francis, 28, of Columbia, on 15 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest. Investigators state Francis distributed child pornography. Francis was arrested on Dec. 14. He is charged 15 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years’… Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office, Behavioral Health announce Prescription Drop Box

Posted on December 15, 2017 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley and Clarendon Behavioral Health Services Executive Director Ann Kir- ven had much to celebrate in eearly November. The pair were the recipients of a grant from the South Carolina Department of Al- cohol and Other Drug Abuse Services that will provide a permanent Prescription Drop Box for the disposal of unused prescription medication that Kirven said could otherwise lead to abuse and addiction. “The grant – an Echo Grant through DAODAS – actually came through for Clarendon Behavioral Health Services,” Kirven said. “We discussed it with Sheri Baxley and he allowed us to place the… Read the rest

Posted on December 15, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Evening Weather: Thursday, Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2017 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2017 1:01 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.

MPS student wins Rec Department Christmas Card Contest

Posted on December 14, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Primary School second-grade student Jazlynn Robinson’s artwork will be gracing offices throughout the country this holiday season. Jazlynn, 8, was the winner of this year’s Clarendon County Recreation Department Christmas Card Contest, and her card will now take its place as both the Recreation Department and the Clarendon County Development Board Christmas card for 2017. “We print hundreds of them with her art, and they are sent all over,” said Recreation Department Director LeBon Joye. “With the Development Board joining us in this, that means her card will go to other states throughout the country, not just in South… Read the rest

SBMS Eagles fall to D.P. Cooper

Posted on December 14, 2017 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

The Scott’s Branch Middle School boys’ basketball team fell 43-38 to D.P. Cooper on Monday in Summerton. Randy Gispon led the team in scoring, with 15 points. Tariq Coard followed with eight points. Terrance Pusher had six points, while Tydarian Chandler had four points. Jimmy Weeks had three points and Shaheem Ballard had two points.

Lady Swampcats fall to Palmetto Christian

Posted on December 14, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Lady Swampcats fell 55-49 on Saturday in the Baron Classic in Sumter to Palmetto Christian Lexi Bennett led the team with 19 points. Abbie Patrick had six points.

MJHS Monarchs fall to Chestnut Oaks

Posted on December 14, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Manning Junior High School Monarchs basketball team fell Monday night 63-58 to Chestnut Oaks in Manning.

Morning Weather: Thursday, Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2017 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 9 to 14 mph.

Harvin recognized for service to county

Posted on December 14, 2017 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon County Council recognized County Facilities director Thomas Harvin on Monday night for 15 years of service to the county. He is shown here, center, with Chairman Dwight Stewart, left, and Administrator David Epperson.

GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2017 1:01 am by Submitted by Reader

The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.

Not too late to be someone’s Christmas Angel

Posted on December 14, 2017 1:01 am by Staff Reports

It’s not too late for residents to aid Laurence Manning Academy’s 4H Club’s plan to provide a nice Christmas for the children at the Turbeville Free Will Baptist Children’s Home. The club’s Angel Tree will be on display at the Harvin Clarendon County Library through Friday afternoon. Tickets may be picked up from the tree, detailing age-specific items one might buy for a boy or a girl. Those items may then be dropped off to Clarendon County Clemson Extension. “We have had great progress so far,” said adviser Crystal Bell. “We’ve already had at least half of the children’s gifts… Read the rest

Posted on December 14, 2017 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Jimmy Lee Moore

Posted on December 14, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

GREELEYVILLE – Jimmy Lee Moore, 60, husband of Simone Honkompt Moore, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Shari Moore, 130 Gate Post Lane in Columbia. Born Oct. 3, 1957 in Greeleyville, he was a son of Rena Oliver Moore and the late Mark Moore. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Edward Mickens

Posted on December 14, 2017 12:12 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

WINNSBORO – Edward Mickens, 49, husband of Sarah Mickens, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at his home, 255 Pump House Road in Winnsboro. Born Jan. 28, 1968, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Robert Lee Player and Daisy Mae Gamble Mickens. Funeral services for will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion, with Pastor James Doggett Jr. presiding and Pastor JOseph Privette providing eulogy, assisted by Minister Stanley Simmons. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC

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