Monthly Archives: April 2018

Scott’s Branch’s Terrance Yon signs with Morris College

Posted on April 28, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

Scott’s Branch High School senior Terrance Yon signed Friday to play basketball and track for Morris College.

Patsy Richburg Eaddy

Posted on April 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

GREELEYVILLE – Patsy Richburg Eaddy, 72, wife of Randy Eaddy, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Allen Richburg and the late Annie “Alee” Cutter Richburg. She was a member of Deep Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband of Greeleyville; two grandchildren, John Franklin Murdaugh and Gilbert Allen Murdaugh; three sisters, LeGay Elmore of Bishopville, Gail Richburg of Manning and Donna Martin (Norman) of Summerton; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and a very special pet, Little Rock.… Read the rest

Scott’s Branch’s Johnson signs with Columbia College

Posted on April 28, 2018 10:10 am by Staff Reports

Scott’s Branch High School senior Daisha Johnson signed Friday to play track for Columbia College.

Greeleyville senior wins ‘prestigious scholarship’

Posted on April 28, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

C.E. Murray High School senior Amoira Siobhan Rush has been named a 2018 Gates Millenium Scholar, a “highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority high-school seniors to attend a university of their choice,” reads a release from the organization which oversees the scholarship.
Rush said in a release that she is “excited to be named among the best and brightest U.S. students to receive this honor.”
Rush is the JROTC Battalion commander at her school, where she also serves as president of the Rhoer Club, a youth affiliate for Sigma Game Rho Sorority Inc., and the CEM Athletic Booster … Read the rest

Manning native performs in jazz concert at CCU

Posted on April 28, 2018 6:06 am by Staff Reports

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Music, in partnership with the Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation, presented “Come Let Freedom Swing,” a dual performance by the CCU Jazz Big Band and Carl Payne Big Band presented on Singleton Lawn East on April 21.
The CCU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Matthew White, associate professor in the Department of Music, includes a traditional big band instrumentation of the 1940s: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drumset and piano. Tyrice Murray of Manning is a member of the jazz ensemble.

Today in History: April 28

Posted on April 28, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

224 – The Battle of Hormozdgān is fought. Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V effectively ending the Parthian Empire.
357 – Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
1192 – Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
1253 – Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding … Read the rest

LMA fourth grade students learn local history

Posted on April 27, 2018 5:05 pm by Cindy Risher

Dr. Jordan Spencer took the fourth-grade students from Laurence Manning Elementary School on a Potter’s Raid field trip on April 19. The field trip was designed to focus on the last battle in South Carolina of the American Civil War.

Students visited several sites in Manning where General Potter first engaged Confederate soldiers. Sites included: the Coffey and McKenzie Law Firm; the Private Pratt burial site; the Brogdon Depot; and the Ox Swamp bridge site that was destroyed by fire. Other sites visited included the site of the Battle of Dingle’s Mill that is on Highway 521 between Manning and … Read the rest

A vision for Morrow property

Posted on April 27, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

Rodney Morrow, his brother, Harold, and his sister-in-law, Vivian, were given approximately 80 acres of family land to build a dream. Each of the three has contributed to that overall dream, but together they’re making it happen.

The first phase included building Emmanuel Child Care Center, which is the only child care center in Summerton. With 30 children enrolled from ages six weeks to six years, and a capacity of 55, the child care center is growing, offering a much-needed service in the Summerton area. Vivian runs the Christian center, ensuring children receive a foundation in reading and Bible teachings. … Read the rest

Manning man dies one week after wreck

Posted on April 27, 2018 2:02 pm by Staff Reports

A 74-year-old Manning man has died in a Charleston hospital, one week after injuries from a wreck sent him there.
David Kennedy was flown from the scene of the wreck at Camp Shelor Road in the area of Lakevue Landing to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston about 10 p.m. April 19. According to the Clarendon County Coroner’s Office, he died about 8:20 p.m. Thursday.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has not released details for the wreck at present. Interim Coroner Bucky Mock said in a release that it was a single-vehicle wreck that happened in the 2300 … Read the rest

Scott’s Branch’s Riley signs with Allen University

Posted on April 27, 2018 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

Tyrease Riley will be a starting player for the Allen University football team this fall. The Scott’s Branch High School senior signed the the school on Friday Riley, who wore No. 29 for the Eagles during his high school football career, had during the 2017 season 32 solo tackles, three sacks, two pass break-ups and 800 yards rushing..

Local history celebrated at Fort Watson

Posted on April 27, 2018 10:10 am by Laura Stone

Frank Brown, president of the Matthew Singleton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), welcomed a small group to the 236th Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Watson at 11 a.m. on April 22 at the Santee National Wildlife Refuge in Summerton.

While the fort is no longer there, a monument has been erected in honor of those who fought in the Battle of Fort Watson during the Revolutionary War. Each SAR chapter is responsible for taking care of a South Carolina Revolutionary War monument, and the Matthew Singleton Chapter takes care of the Fort Watson memorial. … Read the rest

Posted on April 27, 2018 9:09 am by Cindy Risher

Cruising with East Clarendon

Posted on April 27, 2018 8:08 am by Laura Stone


Stacy Fitts, a special education teacher at East Clarendon High School, is taking a 53-person group on a cruise to the Bahamas, which will also make a stop at Princess Cays. The group consists of 17 special needs children and 10 student aides, plus parents, teachers, and others from the community who wish to go.

Fitts, a Turbeville native, graduated from Winthrop University and taught special education classes at Manning High School, eventually making the move to East Clarendon Middle High School. She encouraged ECMHS to pursue grants to instate the Occupational Partnerships for Tomorrow (OPT) program, and in … Read the rest

Morris College holds annual Spring Concert

Posted on April 27, 2018 2:02 am by Staff Reports

Morris College will hold its annual Spring Concert, featuring the Lakewood High School Ensemble at 8:15 p.m. Friday in the Neal Jones Auditorium. All are invited to attend.
The Morris College Chorale will perform “His Name is So Sweet,” “City Called Heaven,” and “Non Nobis.”
Lakewod’s chorale will perform “The Word Was God,” “Psalm 150” and “You Make Life Romantic,” the latter written by Morris College Professor of Music Lorne Lee.
The combined choirs will conclude with a performance of Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise.”
Director Shawn Hair leads the Morris College Chorale, while Director Herbert Johnson leads the Lakewood High … Read the rest

Today in History: April 27

Posted on April 27, 2018 12:12 am by Staff Reports

33 BC – Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania.
395 – Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
629 – Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire.
711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
1296 – First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol’s … Read the rest

Lady Monarchs take third in Region track meet, qualify more than a dozen for Lower State Championships

Posted on April 26, 2018 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs’ track team placed third out of five teams this week with a final score of 85. Hanahan placed first with 118 points, while Bishop England came in second with 112. Timberland came in fourth with 34 points, while Lake Marion came up last with 25 points.
Those who qualified for the Lower State Championships, which will be held May 5, included:
4×11 Relay – Second Place in Region – Sequoia Junious, Sulajah Stukes, Shantea Fulmore, Measha Jones.
4×400 Relay – Fourth Place in Region – Anasia Felder, Jada Hilton, Ashley Ellis, Syderial Wilson.
4×400 … Read the rest

Goody’s, Rotary clubs partner for charities

Posted on April 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Submitted via Email

As part of the Stage Stores Community Cares Project called 30 Days of Giving, Goody’s is partnering with the Summerton Rotary Club for the month of April. Donations raised during April at Goody’s in downtown Manning will help with the Rotary projects of Coats & Shoes for children and the Boys & Girls State Scholarships.

April is national child abuse prevention month

Posted on April 26, 2018 10:10 am by Laura Stone


To many, children represent the future of our communities, states, countries and the world. Their potential and promise spur parents and teachers alike to educate and encourage them, applauding their successes. However, there’s a darker side to some homes. In these places, children struggle to feed and take care of themselves, at times struggling with being ignored and neglected and at other times, fearing for their safety and well-being.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to, this observance “recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the … Read the rest

Body found on Lake Marion

Posted on April 26, 2018 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Natural Resources are currently working a scene on Lake Marion in which a body was found late Wednesday afternoon.
SCDNR Capt. Robert McCullough confirmed to the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that his agency is assisting local law enforcement with the recovery of a body found near Indian Bluff Park outside of Eutawville. Details of the investigation, such as how the body was found, were not released.
The identity of the victim has not been released.

McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

Posted on April 26, 2018 8:08 am by Staff Reports

McLeod Hospice is offering a new Hospice Volunteering 101″ class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients and/or assisting the Hospice support staff in Clarendon and Sumter Counties.
“Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice,” said Volunteer Services Director Stacey Mosier. “They may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients in their homes. Volunteers may also read a book, sing, or provide additional support for the patient’s caregiver(s).”
A life-limiting illness can be devastating and have far-reaching effects. Patients and their families need a solid support system during this time of crisis,Mosier added.
“McLeod Hospice … Read the rest

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