Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 25, 2014 7:44 amSILVER – Junious Conyers, widower of Louise Smith Conyers, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1919, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late David and Rosena Amos Conyers. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Calvin) York of the home; four sons, Willie (Rosa) Smith of Manning, Daniel (Autherine) Conyers of Columbia, and Joseph (the Rev. Linda) Conyers and Samuel Conyers, both of Silver; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Conyers of Sumter and Deborah Conyers of Columbia; a sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Pearson of Baltimore, Md.; a special nephew, the Rev. Nate (Annie) Brock of Sumter; 15… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 25, 2014 6:08 amShimmy Mob of Sumter invites you to from 2-5 p.m. March 22 to experience “Gypsy Spirit” at the USC Sumter Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road in Sumter.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 8:25 pmMarie Richardson Lewis, widow of James Lewis, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born and raised in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie and Lula James Richardson. She attended Clarendon County public schools and Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church as a child. As a young adult, Marie eventually moved to New York, where she settled and raised a family. While living in New York, she was a devoted member of Bethany Baptist Church, where she served as the president of the usher board. Marie organized and was the… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 8:16 pmEast Clarendon High School will hold a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Loan Assistance) workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its seniors, and welcomes parents to come along.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 6:54 pmSUBMITTED PHOTOGov. Nikki Haley said today after a governors-only meeting at the White House that Republican governors have accomplished more for their individual states than “Washington ever will.” Gov. Nikki Haley said today after a governors-only meeting at the White House she is “more convinced now than ever that (President Barack Obama) believes that government is the answer to creating jobs.” View video of Haley’s remarks at http://youtu.be/-w_ZE_7J45E.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 6:31 pmHistoric Mt. Zion AME Church near Davis Station will conclude its revival services at 6:30- p.m. Tuesday, with Jehovah-Jireh Ministry Pastor Dr. Myra Pearson speaking. The host pastor is the Rev. Courtney D. Colleton.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 5:51 pmTURBEVILLE – William James “Pop” Witherspoon Jr., 46, husband of Laura Ann Evans Witherspoon, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Lake City Memorial Hospital in Lake City. Born March 13, 1967, in Norwalk, Conn., he was a son of the late William James Witherspoon Sr. and Eunice Blackwell Witherspoon. The family will receive friends at the home of his father and mother-in-law, Clinton and Lois Evans, 3757 American Ave. in Turbeville. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 5:35 pmThe South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a collision in the northbound lanes between the 127 and 128 mile-markers of Interstate 95. No injuries are being reported, but traffic may slow while the wreck is being handled.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 4:17 pmScott’s Branch High School senior Traviant Riley, a guard for the Varsity Eagles basketball team, was named Region 7 Player of the Year. He has also been nominated for All-State. Riley averaged 18.2 points per game this season, along with 5.2 rebounds per game, 3.7 steals per game and 4.2 assists per game.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 4:12 pmBUBBA DAVIS Manning personality Bubba Davis waits for his Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats to hit the court on Friday night at the Sumter Exhibition Center. Davis helps out with the team, which is coached by Kendra Rowland with the assistance of Heather Hodge.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 2:13 pmA 13-year-old Manning Junior High School student who allegedly brought a pellet gun to school on Monday has been charged with possession of a gun on school grounds and assault on a public official, according to reports from the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal said the student will not be allowed back on campus until a hearing is conducted before the school board, whose members will make a final decision in the student’s case afterward. Tindal said the school has a zero tolerance policy regarding weapons because it receives funding from the federal government.… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 1:36 pmA 13-year-old boy accused by the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office of bringing a pellet gun to Manning Junior High School on Monday morning will be suspended until he can go before the school board for a hearing, according to Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal. “Because we receive federal funds, we are mandated to expel a person with a firearm under the Federal Gun-free School Act,” Tindal said. “We are required to expel them for 365 days. The superintendent has some authority to work within that, and I don’t know how this particular item, as a pellet gun, would… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 11:40 amManning Junior High School students had a more exciting Monday than planned after a student brought a pellet gun to school. The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office detained the student about 9:30 a.m., shortly after the school’s resource officer took the student out of class without incident. No students were injured.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 24, 2014 7:49 amROBERT J. BAKER / TIMESMiss Clarendon Teen 2014 Haley Erickson helped out at the entrance to Saturday’s Junior Chamber Oyster Roast. The Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce held its annual Oyster Roast on Saturday night at the National Guard Armory on Raccoon Road in Manning. See the Feb. 27 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 11:29 pmThe Presbyterian Men’s Council will hold “Men Standing in the Gap,” a prayer breakfast, at 10 a.m. March 8 at Harmony Presbyterian Church (USA), 8883 U.S. 301 North in Alcolu, north of Manning. The guest speaker will be James E. Holiday, pastor of Bushy Pond Baptist Church of Norway. Donations are $5.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 7:48 pmLAKE CITY – Juanita McKenzie Barrineau, 80, widow of Curtis Vance Barrineau, died Feb. 22, 2014, at her home after an illness. Born in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Wylie W. McKenzie and Lottie Beard McKenzie. She retired from food service in Florence School District 3, and was a homemaker and a member of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, the Women’s Ministry and the Sunday school of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include three daughters, Dianne (Dinah) Campbell of Florence and Jan (Barry) Conyers and Shan (Aaron) Robinson, both of Lake City; a son, Van (Lynette) Barrineau … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 2:51 pmWallace Gibson, 85, widower of Lillian Irene Bryant Gibson, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home. Born May 28, 1928, in Brundidge, Ala., he was a son of the late Robert “Bub” Gibson and Elizabeth Grey Goolsby Gibson. He was raised in Columbus, Ga., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired from Georgia Pacific as a shipping and receiving clerk, and he was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, David Michael Gibson of Longs and Clifford Douglas Gibson (Bonnie) of Bonneau; three daughters, Patricia Leigh Nunnery, Laura Irene Guthrie… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 12:04 pmJacob E. Smith Sr. has written a letter to Clarendon School District 2 submitting his resignation as a teacher at Manning Primary School and as head varsity boys basketball coach at Manning High School. His last day as a teacher, according to the letter, will be June 6. “Although I have enjoyed working in Clarendon School District 2 over the past two years, I cannot continue my future in education here,” Smith wrote. “My family and I have decided to relocate at the end of this school year. I will greatly treasure the experiences I have had serving as a… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 9:29 amCabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail ended its two-day run on Lake Marion on Saturday afternoon, with some teams pulling in upward 0f 80 pounds of catfish. See the Feb. 27 edition of The Manning Times for winners and more information.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 23, 2014 7:52 amROBERT J. BAKER / TIMESThe Rev. Tommy Atkinson and his hand-carved wooden items are both entertaining at the Turbeville Arts and Crafts Show this weekend in Turbeville. The Turbeville Arts and Crafts Show will continue 2-5 p.m. today at Pine Grove United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall.