Posted by Staff Reports | August 2, 2014 7:46 am
Posted by Staff Reports | August 2, 2014 5:24 am
Residents of the Town of Turbeville held a send-off party Friday night at Pine Grove United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall for the Dixie Angels softball team, celebrating the team’s leaving for the World Series, which will be held Aug. 4-8 in North Myrtle Beach. The Angels won their berth by winning the State Championships in early July. See Thursday’s Manning Times for more, and check back at manninglive.com for game updates. The team’s first game is 1 p.m. Monday against Texas.… Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 2, 2014 12:17 am
SUMMERTON – Dorris McCall Jr., 87, husband of Dorothy Sargent McCall, and formerly of Weaverville, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Born May 23, 1927, in Pickens, “Junior” was a son of the late Dorris McCall Sr. and Iva Smith McCall. He was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life until returning to Summerton in 2003. He was married first to Ruth Ingle McCall, who died in 2002. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was formerly employed with Morgan Manufacturing and retired from Ethan Allen.
He … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 1, 2014 9:17 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 6:14 pm
Clarendon School District 1 will conduct free vision, hearing, speech and developmental screenings as 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 second Thursday of each month at Summerton Early Childhood Center. Those dates are Aug. 14; Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 2015; Feb. 12, 2015; March 12, 2015; April 9, 2015; May 14, 2015. For more information, call Sadie Williams or Audrey Walters at (803) 485-2325, ext. 221.
Posted by Staff Reports | August 1, 2014 6:01 pm
Community leaders in Summerton, led by Eliza Reid and Mary Wilson, came together Friday to dedicate a portion of Fourth Street in Summerton to Dr. B.O. Butler, who served as an educator, principal, superintendent and board member for Clarendon School District 1, home of the landmark Briggs v. Elliott court case that evolved into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., the case that ended school segregation across the U.S.
Butler was the first black superintendent in South Carolina.
“It was an honor for me to introduce a bill in the S.C. Senate to dedicate Fourth Street in Summerton, … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 1, 2014 1:54 pm
Peggy and Ted Gardner have kept the letters written by and to Charles Arthur Gardner close by for years.
They include the letter written April 25, 1944, to Charles’ mother, May Gardner, notifying her that her son was missing in action as of April 10 of that year, and a letter from later that summer noting the same … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 12:57 pm
The Brothers United Outreach Program will hold a Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Old Georgetown Road in Manning. Admission will be $2 per child, $5 per adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission covers food, fun, games, school supplies and prizes. Sheldon Smith will be offering free haircuts from 10 a.m. to noon for boys ages 12 and younger. No designs. Boys must sign-in prior to getting haircuts. For more information, call Sheldon Pompey at (803) 361-7574.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 11:40 am
Clothing, computers and typical school supplies are all exempt from the statewide sales tax. The state Department of revenue has a list of items on its website that qualify, along with a list of items not considered tax-free. Officials estimate South Carolinians will save as much as $3 million throughout the weekend.
Tax-free weekend began Friday at midnight and will go through midnight Sunday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 11:31 am
Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Johnny and Emma McConico Hampton. He attended Clarendon County public schools. In his youth, he joined Antioch RMUE Church. In 1959, he moved his family to New York City and joined People’s Institutional AME Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., serving there as a trustee. He retired in 1988 from Imperial Lamb and Veal Co. In January 1993, he returned to South Carolina and reunited with his church, Antioch RMUE, where he was a … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 11:23 am
LEXINGTON – Wanna Mary Morris Elliott, 81, loving mother of three and grandmother to eight, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home in Lexington.
Born May 6, 1933, in Clarendon County, she earned her nursing degree at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter, later returning to the University of South Carolina to complete her bachelor of science degree in nursing. She worked at three different Veterans Administration hospitals, and the majority of her career was spent working at Aiken Regional Medical Center.
An award-winning caregiver, she made a difference in the lives of all the … Read the rest
Posted by Staff Reports | August 1, 2014 10:59 am
Cooler temperatures are on tap for the first few days of August as the National Weather Service has forecast a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this weekend.
Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is predicting Tropical Storm Bertha will pass just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday before eventually turning to the north and northeast away from the South Carolina coast.
Current conditions in Clarendon County: Temperatures are in the mid 70s under cloudy skies; thunderstorms are more likely after 5 p.m. today with a high near 83. Winds … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 10:56 am
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 10:06 am
“The examiner at (the Medical University of South Carolina hospital) called me to say that he had some bad news, and that she was about 3 months along,” Samuels said. “It’s just sad and tragic. Our roads have been just too dangerous this year.”
Maria Susenna-Ocompos and Onesimo Jimenez, her son, were declared dead at the scene of the wreck which happened about 1:30 p.m. Monday at the 117 mile-marker in … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | August 1, 2014 5:04 am
The Clarendon County chapter of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its annual Back-to-School Bash at 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. The event will be for first through 12th grades, and students must be present to participate.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 31, 2014 7:39 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 31, 2014 7:15 pm
The F.E. DuBose Campus for Central Carolina Technical College on U.S. 521 in Manning will maintain extended hours through Aug. 22 to aid those needing admission or registration assistance. Classes begin Aug. 18. The extended hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 31, 2014 7:01 pm
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 31, 2014 6:52 pm
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Linda Diane Smith Boyce Roberts, 66, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Nathan Adelson Hospice House in Las Vegas.
Born March 30, 1948, in Plainfield, N.J., she was a daughter of Cora I. Taylor Smith and the late William E. Smith. She attended the public schools of Warren Township, Middlesex High School, Rutgers University and Northeaster University Law School.
She was first married to Luther T. Boyce, and to this union two children were born. Later, she married Louis M. Roberts, with whom she had two children.
Survivors besides her mother … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | July 31, 2014 6:19 pm
“The day he got the notice that my brother was missing overseas, he sat at the table, put his head down and cried,” Gardner said Thursday shortly after officials with the Department of Defense confirmed that his long-lost brother, Charles Arthur Gardner, had been identified from a collection of remains found on the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean.
Charles Arthur Gardner was presumed dead after he went missing in April 1944, when the younger Gardner was just 16. The elder Gardner, 32, was … Read the rest