Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 10:57 pm
American Cancer Society representative Debbie Alexander said Friday night that the charity registered more than 300 Clarendon County cancer survivors between the Survivors’ Reception held April 28 and Relay for Life, which was held tonight at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. Here are two short video clips from tonight’s event, the first of which features Dr. Beryl Bachus-Keith and Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, doing a “Happy Dance.”
We apologize for the shakiness of the video. We were walking backward.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 10:49 pm
The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats were victorious in their second state tournament game Friday in Columbia, defeating Orangeburg Prep, 8-0. Altogether, they have a combined total in their first two games of 19-0. They play again 2 p.m. Saturday in Columbia against an opponent to be determined.
Posted by Ted E. Spencer | May 9, 2014 6:25 pm
The Laurence Manning Academy softball team dominated First Baptist 11-0 today. The Lady Swampcats play again at 8 p.m. against an opponent to be determined.
UPDATE (10:50 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014): Lady Swampcats victorious in second tournament game
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 5:02 pm
Manning High School students Kayla Therrell, Adrianna Chapman, Robert Hinson and Trevor Bird were the top winners in the annual Manning High School Relay for Life Chalk Art Contest. Second place went to Grace Surette, Anna Barrett, Jennifer Richburg and Kayla Jones; third place went to Ahveygail Coker and Anna Bunting.
The winning piece:
Other participants included the following (Manninglive.com will post a full gallery over the weekend):
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 4:41 pm
Organizers are busily setting up for this year’s Relay for Life, which will be held 6 p.m. until midnight today at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. All are welcome to attend, and survivors can be registered and receive a T-shirt.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | May 9, 2014 2:32 pm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Shakimah Taherrah Evans Torres died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.
Born June 25, 1979, in Newark, N.J., she was a daughter of Douglas Carter and Juanita Evans.
A service of remembrance will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in the Bloomville community of Clarendon County, 3944 Brewer Road in Manning, where the Rev. David Pugh will officiate. Burial will follow 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4120 Percival Road in Columbia.
The family will receive friends at the home of her stepfather and mother Mitchell Calhoun … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 1:36 pm
The S.C. Highway Patrol and other emergency responders reported 12:04 p.m. Friday to a vehicle wreck with injuries at the 122-milemarker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Alcolu and Manning. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. Traffic has slowed, and reports on the Manning Times police scanner indicate that it is difficult to get on the southbound part of the Interstate near the wreck.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | May 9, 2014 12:31 pm
John Allen Haynesworth, 76, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his home.
Born Aug. 14, 1937, in the Bloomville community of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late David and Lila Mae Hatfield Haynesworth. He attended Clarendon School District 2 schools, graduating from Manning Training School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged after 20 years and 17 days of distinguished services. He received an industrial maintenance diploma from Sumter Area Technical College. He was a faithful member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the senior choir and trustee board. … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | May 9, 2014 12:20 pm
Adrienne Billups, 70, widow of Willie Edward Billups, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
Born Aug. 9, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of Ethel Conyers. She was raised by her maternal grandmother, Ella Turner, and her beloved aunt, Marie Turner. She attended Brooklyn schools, and was employed by the New York Housing Authority until her retirement.
Survivors include a son, Michael Kevin (Desiree Starr) Billups of Walden, N.Y.; a daughter, Michelle Kara Billups of the home; a brother, Jimmy Conyers of Brooklyn; three brothers-in-law, John (Mable) Billups of Manning, Lawrence (Rita) Billups … Read the rest
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | May 9, 2014 11:50 am
The Central Technical College Pharmacy Technician Program pinned 14 new pharmacy technicians on Thursday in a ceremony at the CCTC Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.
Members of this year’s Pharmacy Technician class are, in alphabetical order, Catina V. Albert, Casey K. Blackwell, Jasmine R. Chen, Abbigail L. Coker, Kishonna S. Dingle, Ramona Dow, Jerquane N. Fulmore, Shawn Hearns, April L. Johnson, Betty L. Miller, John Ponti, Shanitra Ratchford, Beth A. Rhoades and Marie Rivera.
Posted by Ted E. Spencer | May 9, 2014 11:49 am
The LMA softball team stopped by the Corner Diner this morning for breakfast before heading to Columbia for the SCISA 3A State Tournament. Two teams will emerge from the brackets for a best of three series next week to determine the State Championship.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 9, 2014 9:10 am
Jy’Quan Lang-Diggs, a Summerton Early Childhood Center student, scored the highest of all students in the state on Kid Biz (Achieve 3000). He earned 50 bonus points and the State Daily Top Scorer achievement for his accomplishment.
Posted by Leigh Ann Maynard | May 8, 2014 8:25 pm
Teeny Miss Clarendon County Forestry Commission 2014 BellaGrey Mosier will compete in the state Forestry Commission Pageant at 2 p.m. June 7 in Hartsville. Her parents and family hope to see many friends from Clarendon, Sumter, Lee and surrounding counties there to support their endeavor to promote the state’s Forestry Commission.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 8, 2014 4:04 pm
RIMINI – Dargan Pinckney Elliott Jr., 88, husband of Dorothy “Dot” Evans Elliott, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Born in Irvington, Va., he was a son of the late Dargan P. Elliott Sr. and Margaret Mason Elliott. He lived in Irvington as a young child until the family moved permanently to Rimini. He remained in Rimini the rest of his life.
He graduated from Pinewood High School, where he was valedictorian of his senior class. He joined the Army Air Corp during World War II shortly after graduation.
After the war ended, Dargan Pinckney Elliott Jr. returned home to his … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 8, 2014 1:09 pm
The Central Carolina Technical College nursing program pinned 51 new nurses on Thursday in a pinning ceremony at the Sumter Opera House.
The nurses’ pinning ceremony traces its roots back more than 130 years to Florence Nightingale. Since the early days of Nightingale’s “Training School for Nurses,” it has been tradition for new nursing graduates to be pinned upon their successful graduation.
Members of this year’s associate degree nursing class are in alphabetical order: Caitlan E. Alsbrook, Jennifer P. Altomare, Pamela A. Anderson, Amber N. Ard, Douglas W. Baker, Estrella W. Baxter, Mandy L. Boatright, Shantoria T. Brown, Crystal L. … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 8, 2014 9:38 am
Manning native Ericka Lynn Betler was promoted last week to be sales manager for The Manning Times.
Betler, 23, joined the paper’s staff in February, and has quickly shown the initiative that Publisher Leigh Ann Maynard was looking for.
“Ericka has been absolutely wonderful,” Maynard said. “Having her come work here is one of the best decisions I have made on behalf of The Manning Times. She’s good with customers, good with her coworkers and just an all-around professional.”
See the May 8 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 8, 2014 9:35 am
The late Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr. told The Manning Times in August 2004 that he regretted having to postpone his career with the Summerton Police Department due to health reasons.
Douglas Tyrone Riley Jr.
Riley, who served as chief for five years before that time, ultimately never returned to the position. He died Friday, May 2, 2014, in the comfort of his home.
To his family, he was an affectionate husband and father. To his friends, he was known as “Buddy.” But to his fellow officers, he was one of the best cops that Clarendon County ever had.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | May 8, 2014 7:14 am
The Harvin Clarendon County Library will make the following stops today: from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Turbeville IGA; 2:30-3:30 p.m., Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church; and 4-5 p.m., Lodebar Church. For more information, call (803) 435-8633.
Posted by Ted E. Spencer | May 7, 2014 8:44 pm
The Laurence Manning Academy baseball team punched their golden ticket to a best of three state championship series tonight.
After beating Hilton Head Prep 4-2 Tuesday, LMA dominated the Dolphins 8-3 in the second game to improve to 6-0 in the post season.
Linc Powell pitched six innings and gave up three runs tonight. Russel Thompson made the seventh inning uneventful fanning one batter of the four batters he faced for the close.
Laurence Manning will play next Monday against an opponent to be determined.
Posted by Ted E. Spencer | May 7, 2014 4:17 pm
The Clarendon Hall softball playoff bracket has been released. The tournament will start this Friday.