Mary Elizabeth Thompson Gutstein

Posted by | October 5, 2014 8:47 pm

HARTSVILLE – The beautiful and brave Mary Elizabeth Thompson Gutstein, 47, wife of David Scott “Dave“ Gutstein, died Saturday, October 4, 2014, after an extended battle with brain cancer. Born December 27, 1966, in Manning, Beth was the daughter of David Hugh “Dickie” Thompson Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Geddings Thompson. Mary Beth grew up in the Home Branch Community and graduated from Manning High School in 1985. She was employed by the United States Probation Office in Florence for 23 years. She was loved by her family for her generosity, kindness, enthusiasm and sass. She faced her battle with cancer… Read the rest

Auction at Old Badcock location

Posted by | October 5, 2014 12:42 pm

New Auction Gavel Clip Art LogoOdom Auction will supervise an auction 10 a.m. Oct. 11 of property within the old Badcock store on 539 S. Mill Street in Manning. Items will include Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter decorations; glassware, ironware and household items; mirrors and collectibles; and some furniture and more. This is a complete liquidation. For more information, visit, using ID No. 627, or call (803) 433-2696.

Alcolu Reunion Oct. 18

Posted by | October 5, 2014 10:33 am

community-news-SHORTERA special gathering of all who have lived, learned, worked and worshiped in Alcolu will be held Oct. 18 at Clarendon Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in Alcolu. Registration and social gathering will begin 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center, and folks will assemble at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary to share memories. The program will feature a video of Alcolu from yesterday to today narrated by Janice Richburg and Russell Harrelson. A dinner catered by D&H Barbecue will be held 5:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Please notify organizers by Oct. 6 if you can attend.… Read the rest

Vote for Harvest Community School to win a $500 grant

Posted by | October 5, 2014 9:45 am

deuling dirtStudents, faculty and staff of Harvest Community School in Summerton are asking for your help on Facebook in voting for the school to receive a $500 Garden Grant from Farm Bureau Insurance of South Carolina. Voting ends Oct. 15, and individuals may vote once per day. Visit this link and scroll down and find Harvest Community School’s box.  

Manning man killed in Anderson wreck

Posted by | October 5, 2014 8:13 am

South_Carolina_Highway_PatrolA Manning man died  Saturday night after a two-vehicle wreck involving a Domino’s delivery car in Anderson County. Upstate TV station FOX Carolina reports that the wreck happened at Clemson Boulevard and Interstate 85 about 8 p.m. when a Domino’s delivery car and a truck collided, causing the truck to rollover. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Pets of the Day: Rich

Posted by | October 5, 2014 7:28 am

RichRich is a cute, little 1-year-old male terrier/Chihuahua mix. He is current on his shots and is neutered. He and his brother, Patch, are ready to greet you. Stop by and meet them in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

Martha Mims McElveen

Posted by | October 5, 2014 4:54 am

OBITS-BACKGROUND-smallerMartha Mims McElveen, 85, widow of James Wesley McElveen, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born Dec. 8, 1928, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Edward William and Janie E. Coker Mims. She was a retired employee of Safe Federal Credit Union. Survivors include a granddaughter, Jamie Katlin Ayers of Sumter; a son-in-law, David W. Ayers of Sumter; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda McElveen Ayers; four brothers; and three sisters. Funeral services for Martha Mims McElveen will be held 3 p.m.… Read the rest

Marie Sweat

Posted by | October 4, 2014 9:47 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerCOLUMBIA – Marie Sweat, 50, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at her home, 1315 Bentley Court in Columbia. Born May 25, 1964, in Manning, she was a daughter of Jeanette Scott Sweat and the late Ike Sweat. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, 1226 Travis Lane in Manning. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.  

Alan Wilson speaks at Hurricane Party

Posted by | October 4, 2014 9:04 pm

alan-wilsonSouth Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke briefly at a Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary Party held Sept. 21 by Bobby Lambert and Moye Graham at Lambert’s home on Lake Shore Drive in Manning. Check back Sunday for a gallery from the event.  

First Steps to meet Oct. 14

Posted by | October 4, 2014 5:40 pm

first stepsThe Clarendon County First Steps Partnership Board will meet 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Clarendon County First Steps office, 16 S. Brooks St. in Manning.

Think Pink tonight

Posted by | October 4, 2014 4:32 pm

keep-calm-and-think-pink-50Clarendon County Sheriff’s deputy Annett Smith will once again host Think Pink, her special program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Manning Junior High School gymnasium. The ticket price per person is $15. The program will feature praise dancing, musical selections and a fashion show. Performers include the Gospel Jubilees of Sumter, Culture LIve Band and Show, Karen “Lady Kay” Hilton and Robert J. Baker, along with many others. Jeffrey Lampkin, Jessica Lane and Alfreda Johnson will emcee. For more information, call (803) 460-6679 or (803) 435-4414.

Pets of the Day: Paloma and Pippa

Posted by | October 4, 2014 4:10 pm

pippapalomaPaloma is a female domestic shorthair Calico cat who is almost six. She is an office cat and loves everyone. She even tries to help fill out shelter paperwork. Her partner in the office is Pippa, who is 4.5 years old. They must go together. Everyone that visits the office falls in love with them. Stop by and meet them in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7505 for more information, or visit

Ida Mae Cummings Walker

Posted by | October 4, 2014 3:10 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerIda Mae Cummings Walker, widow of John Henry Walker, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Columbia. Born Jan. 14, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Isaiah and Alice Thames Cummings. She was the youngest of 12 children. She attended Manning public schools, and was a loyal and longtime member of Mt. Zero Missionary Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She served there with numerous ministries. She retired from ABC Manufacturing Corporation. She was preceded in death by a son, Specialist 4 Gregory Walker. Survivors include her loving and devoted children, Alice… Read the rest

EC Booster Club sponsoring Golf Ball Drop

Posted by | October 4, 2014 2:41 pm

ball-dropThe East Clarendon Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a Golf Ball Drop on Oct. 17 during halftime at the East Carolina v. Hannah-Pamplico football game, which will also be Senior Night. The balls will be dropped via helicopter onto the practice3 football field, and the closest ball to the flag will win at least $1,000. “We are doing this to raise money for our athletic teams,” said Freddie “Crash” Huth. Golf balls are $10 each, and may be purchased from athletes, students or club members. For more information, call Huth at (843) 495-0741.  

Clarendon Hall upsets Greenwood Christian

Posted by | October 4, 2014 1:53 pm

footballGREENWOOD – Clarendon Hall upset previously undefeated Greenwood Christian by a score of 40-30 on Friday night to improve to 4-1 in conference play and take over second place in the region standings. The Saints took the opening kickoff and drove right down the field, scoring on a 17-yard Gavin Allan run. After the defense held the Hawks to a three-and-out on their first possession, Dustin Way hit Matthew Corbett across the middle on the next play for a 78-yard touchdown pass to put the Saints up 12-0. The Hawks mounted a drive, but the Saints defense came up with… Read the rest

Oliver-Bedard engagement

Posted by | October 4, 2014 1:34 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Patrick Oliver Sr. of Summerton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Oliver to Adam Lee Bedard, son of Mrs. Aline Bedard of Greensboro, N.C., and the late Randy Lee Bedard. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George William Coulliette of Pinewood, and the late Rose Marie Oliver Daugherty and H.F. “Red” Oliver. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Francis Marion University, and is employed as a high school science teacher at Clarendon Hall. The groom is the grandson of John Paul Bedard of Vermont and the late… Read the rest

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