Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 18, 2014 8:00 am
Cleveland Walker, husband of Phillis Ellison Walker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home.
Born July 11, 1928, in Davis Station, he was a son of the late Hector and Anna Magwood Walker and stepson of the late Carrie Williams Walker and Anna Richburg Walker.
Survivors besides his devoted wife of 64 years include three daughters, Mary (Charlie) McDonald of Manning, Carrie Walker of Columbia and LaDonna Gist of Anderson; a granddaughter raised in the home, Shala Taylor of Columbia; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and a brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Quilena Taylor; … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 18, 2014 12:36 am
The Manning High School Monarchs could not pull out a win on Monday night against Darlington High School at home. The final score was 84-55.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 8:26 pm
The Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats won handily against Orangeburg Preparatory School on Monday night at the Sumter Exhibition Center, 83-36.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 8:11 pm
Santee Electric Community Relations Manager Adrel Stone Langley just told The Manning Times that 1,501 of its Clarendon County customers remain without power as of Monday night. The utility cooperative announced earlier today that it is working around-the-clock to have power back to all its customers by Wednesday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 4:05 pm
The Laurence Manning Academy Varsity Girls basketball team defeated Wilson Hall 60-42 on Monday afternoon, with Emily McElveen, Perrin Jackson and Maddie Reyes leading the team with 14, 13 and 12 points each, respectively. They will move on Tuesday to the Conference Championship against Orangeburg Preparatory School. That game will be held 6 p.m. at the Sumter Exhibition Center.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church near Davis Station will hold a one-night revival meeting at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in February, with The Master’s Place Pastor Mae Fulton speaking Tuesday; and Jehovah-Jireh Ministry Pastor Dr. Myra Pearson speaking Feb. 25. The host pastor is the Rev. Courtney D. Colleton.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 3:21 pm
SUMMERTON – Sherman Cecil Hyatt, 80, husband of Jean E. Hyatt, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
Born March 2, 1933, in Cambrake, W.Va., he was a son of the late Roy G. Hyatt and Rexie M. Gilbert Hyatt. He moved to Michigan and retired from American Motors, eventually moving to South Carolina, where he enjoyed the warm weather, riding his motorcycle and fishing.
He was proud to have been a master of Builders Lodge No. 563 in Dearborn, Mich., and a member of St. Peters Masonic Lodge in Manning.
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Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 3:03 pm
Deacon Levi Walters, 76, husband of Jeannette Robinson Walters, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home, 1211 James Martin Road, Manning.
Born April 4, 1937, in Summerton, he was a son of the late John Henry and Hattie Stroy Walters. He attended Clarendon County public schools and was a member of Friendship AME Church in Silver. He was employed with Carroll McCain Freight Inc., a heavy-equipment company, for 25 years. He later relocated to Washington, D.C., and was an entrepreneur in construction.
Survivors besides his wife of the home include a son, Gregory Lee (Donna) Walters … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 1:17 pm
KINGSTREE – More than 500 additional line workers are now assisting power restoration efforts in the four counties powered by Santee Electric Cooperative (SEC).
Though service has been restored to more than 30,000 of the more than 44,000 customers affected by what Gov. Nikki Haley has called a historic and devastating ice storm, crews are working overtime to restore electricity to more than 14,000 consumers, according to a release from the company.
“We know we have members who are extremely anxious to see their lights come back on,” said President and CEO Floyd Keels. “We certainly understand their frustration and … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 12:25 pm
Holly Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1304 Hidden Branch Road in Manning, will hold a gospel concert celebrating the life and legacy of Deacon Willie L. Thompson at 4 p.m. Feb. 23, sponsored by the Sons of Faith. Admission is free.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 8:11 am
Gov. Nikki Haley announced via Facebook this morning that 51,491 South Carolinians continue to be without power today due to the effects of Winter Storm Pax. In Clarendon, Santee Electric is still reporting more than 4,100 without power as of Monday morning.
She said volunteers are needed throughout the state to help move debris to the side of roads. She said the focus is on homes of the elderly or those with special needs throughout the state.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 17, 2014 5:57 am
The American Red Cross would like residents within the area covered by the Sandhills Chapter to follow these tips to avoid a fire during Peak Fire Season, which runs from October through March.
Never use an over or stove to heat your home.
If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
If you are using a … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 6:58 pm
County Administrator David Epperson said earlier tonight that about 4,650 Clarendon County residents remain without power on Sunday night. He said Duke Energy has two households without power, while Black River has 27. The hardest-hit system, Santee Electric Cooperate, still has 4,608 without power, according to Epperson.
Manager of Community Relations Adrel Stone Langley told The Manning Times earlier today that crews are working around-the-clock to get residents in four counties – including Clarendon – back up and running.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 4:58 pm
The deadline to sign-up for an upcoming SAT/ACT workshop, which will be held March 13 at the Manning High School lecture hall, is March 7.
The workshop will be conducted by the One on One Learning team, and will cost $20 for MHS students. There are a limited number of vouchers available. They will be based on student need and academic standing. Fees must be paid to a school guidance counselor by March 7.
The workshop will benefit students taking the ACT on April 12, and the SAT on May 3.
For more information, call the MHS Guidance Office at
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 4:21 pm
Clarendon School District 2 schools will be open on Monday.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 1:37 pm
Santee Electric Cooperative is thankful for its members’ patience as it continues to work on one of its largest outages since Hurricane Hugo, according to Manager of Community Relations Adrel Stone Langley.
“We were one of the worst-hit systems,” Langley said Sunday afternoon. “We have about seven members per line of the mile, and we have 5,517 miles of line in our four-county area, which includes Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.”
Langley said more than 44,226 total members were affected by Winter Storm Pax, which moved through the Clarendon County area late Tuesday and early Wednesday. About 9,000 of … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 12:41 pm
Maurice Jeffery Conyers, 23, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Born Feb. 28, 1990, in Manning, he was a son of Yusuf James and Mashell Conyers. He attended Clarendon County School District 2 schools and graduated from Manning High School. He also attended Central Carolina Technical College.
In his youth, he attended Wilson Grove United Freewill Baptist Church in Manning.
Survivors besides his mother of the home and his father of Buffalo, N.Y., include a son, Jaiven M. Conyers; five sisters, Lillian L. Conyers of Columbia, Katrina Filmore, Lakia V. James and Lesha L. James, all of Salters, and Cyeisha C. … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 11:54 am
Santee Electric Cooperative sent a release just a bit ago thanking customers for their patience in the aftermath of Winter Storm Pax, and ask that customers still without service continue to be patient. The text reads:
Santee Electric Cooperate reported 44,226 total members affected by Winter Storm Pax that moved through the service area this past Tuesday. Of those outages, about 9,000 were in Clarendon County, 9,000 were in Florence County, about 12,000 were in Georgetown County and about 12,000 were in Williamsburg County, crippling the electric system similar to the devastation that was left by Hurricane Hugo. Most of … Read the rest
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 10:32 am
Clarendon School District 2 has announced its selection for the South Carolina Immunization Registry for School Nurse Access during the past few months.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control will now expand its initial pilot program to the remaining school districts who volunteered, including Clarendon 2 and 12 other districts in Anderson, Barnwell, Calhoun, Charleston, Chester, Darlington, Fairfield, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster and York counties.
See the Feb. 20 edition of The Manning Times for more.
Posted by Robert Joseph Baker | February 16, 2014 7:19 am
The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, has named two Clarendon County natives to its Fall 2013 Dean’s List.
Students must earn a 3.2 or higher GPA, with no grade lower than a C for the previous semester’s work, and also be registered for 12 or more semester hours to be so honored.
Those named included Lewis Hartwell Warr of Alcolu, a business administration major; and William Blake Duke of Manning, a civil engineering major.
The Manning Times would like to congratulate these students on their achievements.