Monthly Archives: March 2019

Ernest Hilton

Posted on March 23, 2019 12:12 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Ernest Hilton, 59, husband of Emma Blanding Hilton died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning.
Born Nov. 14, 1959, in the Jordan community of Clarendon County, he was a son of Naomi Pearson Hilton and the late James Hilton.
Funeral services for Mr. Hilton will be held 2 p.m Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel in Manning.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1089 Sportsman Drive in Manning.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home of Manning.


Posted on March 23, 2019 11:11 am by Staff Reports


Allen takes 3rd in shot put

Posted on March 23, 2019 7:07 am by Submitted

Manning High School’s Dayreon Henry Allen took third place in the shot put Thursdsy at Crestwood High School. He threw 37 feet.


Today in History: March 23

Posted on March 23, 2019 12:12 am by Staff

1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
1540 – Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
1708 – James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me liberty, or give me death!” – at St. … Read the rest


NJ man killed in wreck

Posted on March 22, 2019 5:05 pm by Staff Reports

A 72-year-old New Jersey man was killed Friday morning on Interstate 95 near the 105 southboud mile-marker, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.
“Kenneth Takacs died at the scene from multiple blunt force trauma around 10:40 a.m.,” Mock said. “Mr. Takacs was wearing a seatbelt.”


Wreck with injuries on I-95

Posted on March 22, 2019 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with injuries near the 105 southbound mile-marker on Interstate 95.


Scott’s Branch alumni recognize scholarship recipients

Posted on March 22, 2019 11:11 am by Sarah Middleton

The Scott’s Branch High Alumni Association Inc. Hosted its 2019 Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center.
The gala served as an awards ceremony to acknowledge students, as well as leaders in the community, for their honorable achievements. Big DM 101.3 FM Radio and TV personality Jeffrey L. Lampkin was the master of ceremony. Shenay Turner, the 2009 scholarship recipient, was the keynote speaker.
The association distributed $9,000 in scholarship money throughout the evening. Recipients included Xavier Bennett, Amonte Brown, Deondre Brunson, Jordon Caldwell, Letia Davis, Iezanniah Gibson, Faith Lawson, Sarah Middleton … Read the rest


Miller places 4th in Men’s Shot Put

Posted on March 22, 2019 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning High School’s Michael D. Miller placed fourth in the Men’s Shot Put with a throw of 36 at a meet held Thursday at Crestwood High School in Sumter.


Raymond Holland

Posted on March 22, 2019 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

PINEWOOD – Raymond Holland, 68, husband of Ella Gooden Holland, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital of Sumter. Born Aug 20, 1950, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Lee Boston and Amanda Benbow Holland.
Funeral services for Mr. Holland will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at New Hope UME Church, 19022 Panola Road in Pinewood. Burial will follow in the Manning Cemetery in Pinewood.
The family is receiving friends at the home, 1800 West Ave. South in Pinewood.
Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


Vermell Ragin Carter

Posted on March 22, 2019 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Vermell Ragin Carter, 67, widow of Melvin Carter, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at McLeod Medical Center, Florence.
Born Nov. 17, 1951, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Nelson Ridgill and Frances Ragin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carter will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Hayes F. Samuels, Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 North Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Ricky Carter officiating, assisted by Minister Eloise Jackson and Pastor Robert China.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Adrianne Carter Bennett, 1356 Herod Drive in Manning.
Services were entrusted


NWS releases Fire Danger Statement for Clarendon, central SC

Posted on March 22, 2019 9:09 am by Staff

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special weather Statement effective through 7 p.m.. Friday.
The Fire Danger Statement predicts that minimum relative humidity values will fall to about 23 percent this afternoon, and that westerly winds will gust about 25 mph. This combination plus low fuel moisture values will result in increased fire danger this afternoon into this evening.


Posted on March 22, 2019 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Today in History: March 22

Posted on March 22, 2019 12:12 am by Staff Reports

238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.
871 – Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
1508 – Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1638 … Read the rest


Swampcats defeat Manning High

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity baseball team stole the lead late in the game Wednesday against Manning High School to get to a 9-3 victory. The game was tied at 2, with LMA batting in the bottom of the sixth when Seth Stamps drew a walk, scoring one run.
LMA secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by LMA was led by Stamps, Britton Morris, Jake Jordan, and J.T. Stanley, all knocking in runs in the inning.
In the first inning Manning High School got their offense started when Chandler Evans doubled on … Read the rest


Sheriff invites public to become honorary members of state group

Posted on March 21, 2019 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sheriff Tim Baxley announced Thursday the 2019 Spring Membership Drive for the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Baxley is an active member of the organization and invites the residents of Clarendon County to join the as honorary members.
The South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association provides aggressive advocacy using the strong unified voice of South Carolina’s 46 elected sheriffs. The association is a key player in shaping state policy on public safety and crime prevention, as well as providing critical training to sheriffs’ teams. Individuals and businesses alike may assist law enforcement and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime by … Read the rest


Bonnie Bray Burgess

Posted on March 21, 2019 12:12 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Bonnie Bray Burgess, 66, died on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia.
Born May 10, 1952, in Mullins, she was a daughter of the late Harold Ford and Wilma Burgess.
Funeral services for Ms. Burgess will be held at noon Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Dr. Major Lloyd officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joshua Dupree and the Rev. Jeffrey Jackson. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery in Manning.
The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Lois … Read the rest


Deacon Lawrence Hilton

Posted on March 21, 2019 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

Deacon Lawrence Hilton, 73, husband of Jannette Miller Hilton, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his home.
Born July 18, 1945 in the Potato Creek section of Clarendon County, a son of the late Deacon Pinkney Hilton and Emma Felder Hilton.
He attended Clarendon School District 1 schools and graduated from Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton. He later served in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, he attended Sumter Technical College in Sumter.
Lawrence was raised in a Christian and loving home. At an early age, he joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon … Read the rest


Jones, Griffin place at track invitational

Posted on March 21, 2019 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Measha Jones took second place in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash races at the Silver Fox Invitational held Saturday at Dutch Fork High School. Teammate Ja’lencia Griffin took third and seventh places in the 100- and 200-meter races, respectively.


Today’s Weather: Thursday, March 21

Posted on March 21, 2019 4:04 am by Staff

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 7 to 14 mph.


Today in History: March 21

Posted on March 21, 2019 12:12 am by Staff Reports

537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius.
630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.
717 – Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1188 – Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.
1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is … Read the rest





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