Taw Caw Gospel Extravaganza

Posted by | April 12, 2014 4:50 pm

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERATaw Caw Missionary Baptist Church Relay for Life Committee will hold a Gospel Extravaganza at 6 p.m. today at the church. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will be given to Relay for Life.

Lillie Irene Gay DuBose

Posted by | April 12, 2014 4:17 pm

Lillie Irene Gay DuBose, 85 of Manning, formerly of Lumpkin, Ga., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. DuBose had been living in her home in Manning. Irene-DuBoseIrene-DuBoseBorn May 11, 1928, in Dodge County, Ga., Lillie Irene Gay DuBose was a daughter of William Arthur Gay and Nina Lorene Ryals. Irene Gay married Jesse Isaiah DuBose, who was a lawyer.  When they moved to Lumpkin, she was hired as the home economist for Stewart County.  Jesse opened a law office in Stewart County. Irene’s professional career began in February 1950. She taught home economics to high school… Read the rest

7th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival going strong

Posted by | April 12, 2014 1:40 pm

The weather is warm and sunny, and people are flocking to Turbeville for the 7th annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival. The festivities will continue well into this evening, with amusement rides, a pet contest, karaoke, live entertainment and much more. A fireworks show will happen after 9 p.m. SARAH-ELIZABETH-FLOYD-1SARAH-ELIZABETH-FLOYD-1ROBERT J. BAKER / TIMESSarah Elizabeth Floyd, 16, a special needs student at East Clarendon High School and part of its Special Olympics team, rode the Fun Slide with her mom, Shelley, on Saturday afternoon at the Puddin’ Swamp Festival. The rest of the pictures of her riding the slide follow.    … Read the rest

Will John Senden win The Masters?

Posted by | April 12, 2014 12:53 pm

Senden putts 1Senden putts 1 Maybe. The 42-year-old Australian, currently ranked 18th in FedEx Cup point standings, fired a second round 68 at Augusta to vault into second place (-4) behind leader Bubba Watson, who sits at -7. Watson and Senden tee off today at 2:45 p.m. in the final pairing. Senden has already won once on tour this year, taking the Valspar Championship in March to secure an invitation to The Masters. With a professional career that started in 1992, Senden has 36 career top 10 finishes on the PGA tour, and two in 2014. On Friday, Senden carded six birdies and two bogeys.… Read the rest

Walker Gamble visits State House

Posted by | April 12, 2014 9:19 am

The fourth-grade students of Walker Gamble Elementary School visited the State House recently, meeting with Rep. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway, D-Manning. Tamra Floyd, a teacher at the school, was the class leader during the trip. state housestate houseSAM HOLLAND / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

Hannah Dais

Posted by | April 11, 2014 9:42 pm

BRONX, N.Y. — Hannah Dais, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Bronx-Lebannon Hospital in Bronx. HANNAH DAISHANNAH DAISBorn Nov. 27, 1925, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Richard Allen and Lettie Johnson Days. She was a devoted member of Community Baptist Church in Bronx, where she faithfully and loyally. Survivors include a sister, Catherine Dais Pack; two sisters-in-law, Willene Kinlaw and Carrie Bel Dais; two special friends, Ida Curry and Irmia Brown of Bronx; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebratory services will be held at noon Saturday at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin… Read the rest

Goat Island Boat Club holding Poker Run on Saturday

Posted by | April 11, 2014 6:54 pm

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. poker-runpoker-runKnow when to walk away and known when to Poker Run. “You can run it any way you can — by boat, car, airplane or helicopter,” said J. Miller of the Goat Island Boat Club, whose husband Bob is the chairman of the Poker Run. “You hit all eight landings — the John C. Land III Landing is the final destination.” Participants will visit: J & J Lakeside Marina; Lighthouse Pointe Family RV Park & Campground; Baxley’s Restaurant; Lakeview Landing; Fayz Place at Randolph’s Landing; Scarborough’s… Read the rest

Master Gardeners continue plant sale Saturday

Posted by | April 11, 2014 4:18 pm

The Clarendon County Master Gardeners will hold Day 2 of their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the law offices of Land, Parker and Welch. Here are some pictures from today’s sale. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

VIDEO: Walmart holds Grand Re-opening Celebration

Posted by | April 11, 2014 12:31 pm

The Manning Walmart on Paxville Highway celebrated its grand re-opening on Friday morning with a short program aided by the Manning High School Color Guard and JROTC, and the Manning High School band performing the National Anthem. Click the link for a short video from Friday’s ceremony. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/I7lFmX8CM-g” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Marie David Jackson

Posted by | April 11, 2014 11:26 am

SUMMERTON — Marie David Jackson, 83, wife of Moses Jackson Sr., died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. marie david jacksonmarie david jacksonBorn in the Dalzell community of Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Selvin David and Annaliza Smith David Richburg. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was employed by Howard Johnson, Summerton Motel, Summerton Apparel, Dorch Residential Community Home and Lake Marion Nursing Home for many years. In her youth, she joined Mt. Chapel Baptist Church. She later joined Gum Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board, sang with several choirs, and… Read the rest

Thomas “Tommy” Clark Britt

Posted by | April 11, 2014 9:56 am

FLORENCE — Thomas “Tommy” Clark Britt, 72,  husband of Gladys Barwick Britt, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, after an illness. Born July 12, 1941, in Lake City, he was a son of the late Alford C. and Mary Daniels Britt. He attended Camp Branch Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Sunbeam Bread Co. after 40 years of service. Mr. Britt was a sergeant with the Army National Guard, Lake City Unit, and was also a Mason. He loved to fish and was part owner of Syracuse Hunting and Fishing Club. Memorial services were held… Read the rest

Pictures from the Public: Sara Thompson

Posted by | April 11, 2014 9:50 am

sara-thompsonsara-thompsonBenji Thompson sent manninglive.com a photo of his wife Sara Thompson, who killed this 17-pound, 9-inch beard turkey, with 7/8 inch spurs. She killed him on the opening day of the season on April 1 in Alcolu at the Thompson Hunting Club. Benji said of his wife, “This is my beautiful bride, who not only does amazing things for God, is an awesome wife and best friend, top-notch mom, whips out superb hair-dos, but she’s also one of the best outdoorswomen I know!” Send your pictures to mtsceditorial@gmail.com to appear on manninglive.com. Pictures will be put up within a day… Read the rest

Bethune sentenced to a year in prison on Medicaid fraud charges

Posted by | April 11, 2014 9:46 am

willie-bethunewillie-bethuneA Gable man running for the House District 64 seat currently held by Dr. Robert “Bobby” Ridgeway was sentenced to one year in prison in a Columbia courtroom this week after a conviction on 10 counts of Medicaid fraud. Willie Bethune was accused in 2010 of forging parents’ signatures while working as a social worker in order to sign-up students for programs those parents would neither need nor want. He worked for Youth Options, which had an agreement to provide counseling services to students in Clarendon School District 1. No services were ever provided, according to J. Mark Powell, a… Read the rest

Deacon Gussie Thames

Posted by | April 11, 2014 6:30 am

ALCOLU – Deacon Gussie Thames Sr., 78, husband of Evangelist Dorothy Gray Stukes Thames, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home. Born May 1, 1935, in Manning, he was a son of the late Daniel K. “D.K.” Thames and Ruth Pearson Thames. The family will receive friends at the home, 6636 Sumter Highway in Alcolu. Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning will announce arrangements.    

Jessie Mae Mitchell

Posted by | April 11, 2014 12:01 am

Jessie Mae Mitchell, 82, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, N.C. Born Dec. 25, 1931, in Cumberland, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Malachi and Susan Johnson Hampton and stepdaughter of the late Lou Hampton. The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Gwendolyn Mitchell, 6552 Silver Road in Manning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC.

Golf fans rejoice as The Masters is finally here

Posted by | April 10, 2014 11:32 pm

IMG_9690IMG_9690 The best, and most important sporting event in all of recorded human history got underway today when a trio of legendary golfers hit a single golf shot apiece. In the early morning chill on the first tee of Augusta National Golf Club, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus hit drives in their role as honorary starters, officially kicking off The Masters, an enduring legacy since 1934. In the field are 97 golfers representing 21 countries — six are amateurs, 24 are making their first appearance and 19 are Masters champions. Who will win this year’s green jacket? Defending champion… Read the rest

Ronnie Markice June Jr.

Posted by | April 10, 2014 7:26 pm

SUMTER – Ronnie Markice June Jr. died April 7, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 2014, he was a son of Ronnie Markice June Sr. and Erica Bell. Survivors besides his parents include a sister, MiKiyha Chatman; two brothers, MiKel Chatman and Lsaiha June, both of Sumter; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; maternal great-grandparents; maternal great-great-grandmother; three aunts; and four uncles. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Congruity Presbyterian Church, 3750 Congruity Road in Gable, with Dr. Gloria Willliams officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 3-B Somerset Drive in Sumter. These… Read the rest

Charles George Klein

Posted by | April 10, 2014 5:19 pm

Charles George Klein, 70, husband of Amy Joan Cogar Klein, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

Family and Friends Day at Newlight Baptist Church

Posted by | April 10, 2014 4:09 pm

Newlight Baptist Church, 4390 Moses Dingle Road in Davis Station, will hold Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. April 20, with the Rev. David Lawson, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church as guest speaker. The Rev. Johnnie Lawson is host pastor.  

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