John Land – The Little People’s Lawyer

Posted by | April 5, 2018 3:35 pm

Many Manning residents remember John C. Land III as a state senator, who served this state for five decades. Many more also know him as a compassionate and caring man who helped them or a loved one through troubling times. Land grew up in Manning, where his father owned a service station. As a youth, Land had developed a love of hunting and fishing, so after high school graduation, he completed a one-year vocational course at the University of Florida Forest Ranger School. He began his adult career as a forester with a paper company in Georgia. Two years later,… Read the rest


Summerton Southern Methodist to hold annual Barbecue Chicken Supper

Posted by | April 5, 2018 10:45 am

Summerton Southern Methodist Church will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4-7 p.m. April 7 at the Vernon Way Fellowship Hall. For the convenience of people in the Manning area and those who purchased tickets and requested delivery to Manning, plates will be delivered at 5 p.m. to Walker Tire and Recapping on Mill Street in Manning. Anyone wishing a plate may call (803) 485-8237 before 3 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 each.


Sincerely, Cindy

Posted by | April 5, 2018 8:37 am

Easters of yesteryear Easter is right around the corner. The older I get the faster the time seems to go. It feels like just yesterday we were getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year I will surprise my Mom with a corsage for Easter. I remember growing up, Mom always had this ginormous corsage that would cover her entire upper body, or so it seemed to me back in the day. Of course it really didn’t but from my short-legged perspective, always having to look up, everything always seemed bigger than it really was. All of us girls… Read the rest

Today in History: April 5

Posted by | April 5, 2018 12:00 am

823 – Lothair I is crowned King of Italy by Pope Paschal I. 1081 – Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power. 1242 – During the Battle on the Ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 1536 – Royal Entry of Charles V into Rome: The last Roman triumph. 1566 – Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the… Read the rest

Robert Dye McNair

Posted by | April 4, 2018 3:15 pm

ALCOLU – Robert Dye McNair, 95, widower of Frances Wilson McNair, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born December 2, 1922, in Jesup, GA, he was a son of the late William Hill McNair and the late Mildred Dye McNair. He was a 1940 graduate of Gable High School and a 1948 graduate of Clemson College. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was a retired SC County Agent for Clemson Extension. He was a lifelong member of New Harmony Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, Deacon… Read the rest

David A. LaFosse

Posted by | April 4, 2018 2:53 pm

SUMMERTON – David Armand La Fosse, 78, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born January 10, 1940, in Fitchburg, MA, he was a son of the late Armand La Fosse and the late Margaret Bryant La Fosse. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and he was a retired airline pilot for Tower Air. One of his joys in life was taking people on their first flight in his cherished J-3 Cub Airplane. He attended Summerton Baptist Church and St. Matthias Episcopal… Read the rest

Monthly Democratic Party Meeting

Posted by | April 4, 2018 11:58 am

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet at Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road, Summerton at 7 p.m. Thursday. All candidates that filed and have opposition for the June Primary are invited to come and make a few remarks.

Saints participate in SC High School Bass Challenge

Posted by | April 4, 2018 11:45 am

Two teams represented Clarendon Hall in February in the South Carolina High School Bass Challenge, a part of the South Carolina Lower State BASS High school Tournament Trail. Coached by Robbie Richburg and Danny Shanz, the two teams performed well in their first tournament. Gage Richburg and Olivia Wilson placed fourth out of 95 boats and only missed third place by 4 ounces. Hunter Richburg and Christian Higbe also placed in the Top 20.

Clarendon Pride takes championship

Posted by | April 4, 2018 11:40 am

The Clarendon County Recreation Department’s Clarendon Pride Basketball team concluded its championship season Feb. 16 at Weldon Auditorium in Manning. The Pride finished with a 9-1 record to take this year’s championship. Team members include JoQuarius Miller, Tristan Washington, Silvester Dozier, Deondre Hilton, Chi’Quan Giles, Jamari Wilson, James Dinkins, Jamon Brock and Lavonte James. Marty Lemon served as head coach, assisted by Shawn Taylor and JoJo Miller. Lemon said he would like to thank the players for their hard work and dedication, as well as the parents, family and community for all their support.


Locals recall King’s assassination 50 years later

Posted by | April 4, 2018 6:54 am

Sen. Kevin L. Johnson Jr. remembers a warm day in 1968 when devastating news flashed across his grandparents’ TV screen. His grandmother and grandfather were distraught over the newscaster’s words: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed. Johnson, just 7 years old, did not fully understand the magnitude of King’s assassination. “Although I did not comprehend the magnitude of the news as a young child, I remember my grandparents being very upset,” Johnson said. King was in Memphis, Tennessee, to support black sanitary public works employees. The workers had been on strike since March 12 for higher… Read the rest

Author draws upon upbringing in new book

Posted by | April 4, 2018 3:41 am

Author, entrepreneur, pastor’s daughter. Who is Tara Greene? Raised in the south in the restrictive environment of a conservative preacher’s household, Greene has come full circle, back to her roots, through her writing. When she started writing, she had graduated college and gone to work enrolling students at Fortis College in Columbia. Struggling with the demands of adult life, she began to write as an outlet. “I was writing about me and my best friends and things we were going through in our twenties that nobody prepared us for,” she said. “We thought after college it got easier. Nobody told… Read the rest

Today in History: April 4

Posted by | April 4, 2018 12:00 am

503 BC – Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrated a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines. 1147 – First historical record of Moscow. 1460 – Basel University is founded. 1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world. 1660 – Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of Great Britain. 1721 – Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first British prime minister. 1768 – In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus. 1796 – Georges Cuvier delivers the first paleontological lecture. 1812 – United States President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade… Read the rest


Clarendon County Adult Education

Posted by | April 3, 2018 3:48 pm

Clarendon County Adult Education will hold registration for new students at the Manning location, the F.E. DuBose Career Center, on Monday.  Sessions will take place at 8:30 a.m. or 5 p.m. and will last about three hours.  Participants will complete enrollment packets, placement testing and begin the orientation process.  This is our final new student registration session of the school year.  For more information, call Director Lisa Justice at (803) 473-2531.

The Rev. William Murray Gibbons

Posted by | April 3, 2018 2:15 pm

TURBEVILLE – The Rev. William Murray Gibbons, 85, died peacefully April 1, 2018, at his home, after an illness. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late William Levi Gibbons and Annie Lou DuBose Gibbons. He was a graduate of Wofford College and Emory Seminary in Atlanta Georgia. Murray was a minister in the United Methodist Church, having served in South Carolina and California before retiring in 1999. He was the founder of Trinity United Methodist Church of Conway. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Melba Faye Gibbons and Audrey Gibbons DiProfio.… Read the rest

George Hubert Hardy Jr.

Posted by | April 3, 2018 1:43 pm

George Hubert Hardy Jr., 72, husband of Joyce Lee Holladay Hardy, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at his home. Born April 10, 1945, in Manning, he was a son of the late George Hubert Hardy Sr. and the late Edith Lorraine Barwick Hardy. He was a member of Cross Roads Bible Fellowship. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Survivors besides his wife of 51 years include three sons, Burt Hardy (Shannon) and Wayne Bryant (Vickie) of Manning and Jason Morris of Sumter; two daughters Rachel Lowder (Jack) of Cleveland, TN and Aunde Harrington (Justin) of Manning; nine grandchildren, Austin… Read the rest

Peggy Ann Bradham Otto

Posted by | April 3, 2018 1:37 pm

Peggy Ann Bradham Otto, 85, widow of Richard L. Otto, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home. Born Aug. 1, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Cohen Allen Bradham and the late Grace Isabelle Bradham. She was a retired fingerprint technician with the FBI. She was a member of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of Manning, where she was a member of the WMU. Mrs. Peggy was a charitable, generous woman who helped her community in many ways. She and her husband enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels to the seniors of Manning. Survivors include a… Read the rest

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