Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 7:54 pmTURBEVILLE – Kelsey Lewis Player, 20, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1994, in Florence, she was a daughter of Johnny Lewis Player Jr. and Pamela Anderson Player. She was a member of Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors besides her parents of Turbeville include a brother, Brooks Staves of Turbeville; two sisters, Candice Player (Michael) Castle of Moncks Corner and Crystal Player (Wes) Brunson of Alcolu; her boyfriend, Ryan Gibson of Lake City; a niece, Kinsey Lake Castle; a nephew, Braydon Castle; paternal grandparents, Johnny Lewis Player Sr. and JoAnn McWilliams Player of… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 4:37 pmAs a state senator representing Senate District 36, the safety and goodwill of my constituents and of all South Carolinians is of utmost importance. This winter has been a trying one for us all, with multiple snow and ice storms. We’ve seen dangerous road conditions and school and business closings across the state. Throughout these situations are the dependable linemen of our local utilities and energy companies, including Duke Energy, Santee Electric Co-op and Black River Electric Co-op, who work to keep us all safe. I support U.S. Rep. (Mick) Mulvaney for his proposed legislation that would designate March 31… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 12:40 pmMikalyn West Rennett from Ms. Bozard’s fifth-grade class at Manning Elementary School won the Sons of the American Revolution poster competition from the Sumter-Clarendon Col. Matthew Singleton SAR group. She will represent the group at the state SAR competition, and will be escorted by Frank Brown to Columbia on April 5. Mikalyn’s poster shows Marion as a militiaman with a flag in front of a big tree by the swamp.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 12:30 pmSUMMERTON – Emma Julia Oliver Brailsford, 94, beloved widow of the late Willie “Friendly” Brailsford Sr., died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at her home in Summerton. Born Nov. 6, 1919, she was the last survivor of nine children born to the late Charlie and Rebecca Johnson Oliver. She was a devoted member of Historic Liberty Hill AME Church. Survivors include four sons, Allen I. (Lynn) Brailsford of Asheville, N.C., Joe M. Brailsford of Ridgefield Park, N.J., Willie F. (Debra) Brailsford Jr., of Orangeburg, and Eddie H. Brailsford of Greensboro, N.C.; six daughters, Isabelle Jackson of Sumter, Joyce Jenkins of… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | March 31, 2014 12:01 pmIt’s pretty nice outside and not nearly as windy as it was yesterday. Temperatures could reach the high 70s today, according to the National Weather Service, with winds blowing out of the west at 3 to 6 mph. Tonight, expect a 30 degree temperature drop, and calm winds under clear skies. Tuesday’s forecast looks to be a repeat of today. Enjoy.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 11:23 amSUMTER – Kathleen Brewer Wise, 81, widow of Cecil Cisrow Wise, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehab. Born July 24, 1932, in Manning, she was the daughter of the late John Biniard Brewer and Eula Baggette Brewer. She was a member of Woodmen of the World and Northside Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (L.G.) Mathis of Manning and Debbie (Bruce) Royer of Summerton; a son, Mark Wise of Sumter; a brother, John (Pauline) Brewer of Manning; three sisters, Ruby (Milton) Styron of Davis, N.C., and Doris Haberkorn and Ann Morris, both of Manning;… Read the rest
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Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | March 31, 2014 9:13 amGregory A. Witherspoon, 53, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Agape Hospice House, 14 W. South Street in Columbia. Born Sept. 4, 1960, in Manning, he was a son of Rosa Ann Witherspoon Garrett and the late Willie Albert Dixon. He attended Clarendon County public schools and graduated from Denmark Technical College with a degree in electronics. He was employed by Frontier Communications in Sumter for 16 years. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Trustee Board there. He had served on Manning City Council… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 9:02 amThomas D. Brown, 78, husband of Dianne Pearlman Brown, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home in Manning. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 8:53 amThe S.C. Highway Patrol and Clarendon EMS are currently responding to a wreck at the intersection of Greeleyville Highway and Barfield Street in Manning. Traffic may be slower during this time. The wreck happened about 8:40 a.m.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2014 7:47 amPINEWOOD — Barbara Cecile Prescod, 73, wife of Keith Prescod, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehab. Born Jan. 16, 1941, in Barbados, West Indies, she was a daughter of the late Ruby Johnson and Harold Lewis. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Paxville. At the age of 50, she went back to school to complete her registered nursing degree. She was employed at Sumter Health and Rehab, then with Hopewell Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband of 48 years; a son, Graham Prescod of New Jersey; a daughter, Elaine Brenna… Read the rest
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 9:33 pmALCOLU – Joyce Evins Dozier, 52, wife of Barney Ray Dozier, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home, 5782 Brogdon Road in Alcolu. Born July 27, 1961, in Norwalk, Conn., she was a daughter of Shirley Taylor Evins and the late Deacon Hazel “June” Evins Jr. She was a 1979 graduate of Norwalk High School, and pursued higher education at Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, Conn., and received her bachelor of arts degree from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She was working on her master’s degree at the time of her illness. She was a member… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 8:16 pmTURBEVILLE – Kelsey Lewis Player, 20, daughter of Johnny and Pam Player, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 6:46 pmSUMTER – Kathleen Brewer Wise, 81, widow of Cecil Cisrow Wise, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Sumter Health and Rehab. Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 4:03 pmTemperatures in the high 60s could be marred by high winds and clouds today. Weather.com reports that today’s high will be 68, and that winds could reach up to 28 mph in downtown Manning. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect through 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Tonight’s low could be 39 degrees.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 1:49 pmClarendon County Treasurer Matt Evans was one of the featured soloists during the performance of the Puddin’ Swamp Singers at Weldon Auditorium on Saturday night. The group performed together one last time to commemorate Turbeville’s 100th anniversary celebration, which is ongoing throughout the year.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 12:44 pmClarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as a part of a child find effort to identify students with special needs. The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates at Summerton Early Childhood Center: April 10 and May 8. For more information, call Glenda Coard or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | March 30, 2014 11:03 amFLORENCE – Grady McNeil Johnson, husband of Minnie Walker Johnson, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Alexander C. “A.C.” Johnson and Pearlie Davis Johnson. He attended Clarendon County public schools and worked for the Agricultural and Stabilization Conservation Service at Clemson Extension until he retired. He later worked as a security guard for several years. He was a member of Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, where he was an usher and served as a trustee for more than 50 years. Survivors besides his wife… Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | March 30, 2014 10:02 amThird Circuit Worthless Check Prosecutor Bobbie Reaves, a member of the Manning Rotary Club, brought two speakers to the club’s weekly meeting on Wednesday at the F.E. DuBose Center outside of Manning. The speakers discussed domestic violence, particularly South Carolina’s status as the No. 1 place in the nation where women die due to abuse in the home.