Walker Gamble High School reunion to be held in September

Posted by | July 21, 2014 7:14 am

community-news-SHORTERThe Walker Gamble High School Alumni Association Inc. reunion committee will hold a reunion weekend Sept. 26-28 at Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion. For more information, write to WGHS Alumni Association Inc., P.O. Box 335, New Zion, SC 29111.






Soil Health Workshop

Posted by | July 21, 2014 5:38 am

logoThe Clarendon Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with Clemson University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to hold a Soil Health Workshop at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the F.E. DuBose Center.

Topics for the workshop will include the basics of soil health; where South Carolina currently is; South Carolina’s future outlook; and the use of cover crops as a tool for soil health. The conclusion of the meeting will feature a farmer panel that will include producers from across the state who have been utilizing cover crops on their farms.

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Sara Ann Graham Scott

Posted by | July 20, 2014 9:29 pm


Sara Ann Graham Scott

Sara Ann Graham Scott

SUMTER – Sara Ann Graham Scott, 81, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.

Born June 21, 1933, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Charles Graham and Mildred Ruth Ardis Graham. She was a member of Pinewood United Methodist Church. A 1952 graduate of Pinewood High School, she was a member of the basketball team and served as senior editor of the Pine Bur staff.

During her senior year, her classmates named her the most athletic and wittiest of the senior class.

Survivors include many nieces and … Read the rest

Church event chips away at racial division, political differences

Posted by | July 20, 2014 3:57 pm

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left to right: Elmore Spann, Mark Hammond, Leon Winn and Moye Graham all enjoyed Rock Hill Baptist Church’s Faith, Fellowship and Biker Sunday event.

Black biker clubs worshipped alongside white Republicans Sunday morning at Rock Hill Baptist Church then sat down together afterward and enjoyed a meal of fried catfish and hot dogs.

“These are the decent, decent good people,” Pastor Leon Winn told the congregation, as he introduced S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond and S.C. GOP Chairman Matt Moore to the audience. “Give them a hand. They’re really trying to bring the state together in a positive way.”… Read the rest

Coastal Carolina presents Chat n’ Chew owners with flag, history book

Posted by | July 20, 2014 11:52 am

chat-n-chew-1Some administrators with Coastal Carolina University celebrated the school’s 50th anniversary recently with a meal at Chat n’ Chew. Before they checked out, the group presented restaurant owners Bernard and Willodene Blackmon with the university’s flag and a book detailing the history of the school, which began at the 62-year-old restaurant. See the July 24 edition of The Manning Times for more.



Cypress Center blood drive

Posted by | July 20, 2014 9:31 am

blood driveThe American Red Cross will hold several blood drives throughout the year from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cypress Center on the following dates: Tuesday; Oct. 18 and Dec. 30.

Wyboo Dollar General should open by August

Posted by | July 20, 2014 7:27 am

dollar generalA new Dollar General store will be open at Wyboo on July 30.

The 7,300 square foot facility will have between six and 10 employees. The store will be on S.C. 260 near First Water. Its grand opening will be held 8 a.m. Aug. 16. The first 50 customers will receive a $10 gift card.


Summerton Job Fair

Posted by | July 20, 2014 6:05 am

job fairClarendon School District 1 and S.C. Works will hold a Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 at the Clarendon School District 1 Community Resource Center, 1154 Fourth St. in Summerton. The job fair will offer tips, including dressing for success; making a lasting impression; and what to include in your resume.

Muscular Dystrophy foundation accepts vehicle contributions

Posted by | July 19, 2014 6:20 pm

MuscularDystrophyFamilyFoundationSmallThe Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization, accepts vehicle contributions. To complete a vehicle donation, call 1 (800) 544-1213 to make arrangements. Donors may also visit www.mdff.org and click on the automobile icon to complete an online vehicle donation application.


Driggers family uses tragedy to raise awareness of rare, deadly amoeba found in Lake Marion

Posted by | July 19, 2014 10:37 am

Blake Driggers

Blake Driggers

Two years ago, during the week of Fourth of July, Preston Blake Driggers was enjoying time with his parents and two older sisters on Lake Marion.

They were swimming, tubing and jumping from piers in the Clarendon County part of the lake.
A week later, 8-year-old Blake was in the hospital. Two days after being admitted he was on life support.
He died July 17, 2012, after an infection with naegleria fowleri, a rare amoeba found in freshwater lakes and non-chlorinated swimming pools. His parents, Gingi and Walt, now campaign to make others aware of the risks involved
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Scurry named EMS director

Posted by | July 19, 2014 8:17 am

steven-scurryThirty-five year old Steven Scurry has had a busy spring and summer.

Not long after he was named the new director of Clarendon County EMS, he and his wife, Teresa, welcomed a little girl.

Mary Lee Scurry is now about nine weeks old, and her father has been heading up the county’s paramedic service since the end of April.

“It’s been a busy time,” Scurry said.

Scurry took the reins from former director Buck Turbeville. He had first joined EMS in the late 1990s, and left after about six years of service.

“I went to Lee County and was EMS … Read the rest

MPD: June armed robbery suspect in custody

Posted by | July 19, 2014 5:30 am

Keith Oneal Conyers

Keith Oneal Conyers

A Manning man sought since June 24 for the alleged armed robbery of a 31-year-old man on Nelson Circle was finally apprehended more than two weeks after the incident.

Keith Oneal Conyers, 36, of 216 Packard Lane in Manning, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center after bond was denied July 14 when warrants for the alleged offenses were served by the Manning Police Department.

Chief Blair Shaffer said Conyers was caught July 10 when officers spotted him in … Read the rest

Henry Arthur Gee

Posted by | July 18, 2014 9:27 pm

Henry Arthur Gee

Henry Arthur Gee

LYNCHBURG – Henry Arthur Gee, 65, husband of Ophadell Green Gee, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home.

Born Aug. 25, 1948, in Olanta, “Bucky,” as he was affectionately known, was a son of the late Peter Albert Gee and Mildred Williams Gee. He attended Florence County public schools and Carver High School in Lake City.

He joined Emwell Baptist Church in his youth, and later joined Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged

Survivors besides his wife of the home include four children, Cynthia Allen and Amanda Read the rest

Donald Ray Staton

Posted by | July 18, 2014 7:29 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerDonald Ray Staton, 70, husband of Faye Ruth Hunt Staton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home.

Born Jan. 21, 1944, in Logan, W.Va., he was a son of the late James Russell Dillon and Delphine Alberta Duty Dillon. He was a retired assembly line worker for Chrysler/Dodge and a member of United Auto Workers and the Elk’s Club in Ferndale, Mich. He was a U.S. Army of the Vietnam War.

Survivors besides his wife of Manning include two sons, James Ray Staton of Texas and Donald Ray Staton II of Ira Township, Mich.; two daughters, Annita Kay Staton … Read the rest

Library celebrates Peggy Parrish’s birthday

Posted by | July 18, 2014 3:14 pm

Amelia-Bedelia-4The Monday birthday celebration of Peggy Parrish at Harvin Clarendon County Library in Manning wouldn’t have been complete without a few stories about Amelia Bedelia, the literary creation made famous by Parrish, a Manning native who passed away in 1988. Children also enjoyed other works by the famous author, along with games, arts and crafts.

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