Clarendon firefighters rush to help with Lake City blaze

Posted by | January 31, 2014 11:09 am

LAKE CITY – Gavin Jackson with the Florence Morning News reported Jan. 21 that the Clarendon County Fire Department was one of several agencies from three counties and other municipalities who worked a “four-alarm fire at Nan Ya Plastics south of Lake City for 90 minutes” that day.

The paper quoted local fire officials, who said the response did not match the size of the fire.

“Ten times more people showed up than what was needed, but I will say this: I’d rather have too many than not enough,” said plant Director of Safety, Health and Environmental Control Adrian Harris. … Read the rest

St. Mary’s to celebrate CENTENNIAL

Posted by | January 31, 2014 9:39 am

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with holy mass at 11 a.m. Sunday. A historic marker will be unveiled at noon in front of the church, and will be followed by lunch in  the St. Matthias Parish Hall.


Posted by | January 30, 2014 9:52 pm

jerry_robertson_1The Clarendon County Historical Society announced Thursday night the county’s selection to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit dedicated to sportspeople, including Althea Gibson, in 2015.

See next week’s Manning Times for more.



Posted by | January 30, 2014 4:42 pm

READY_Laura_A-HarrisonLaura Ann Harrison, 45, of 3383 S. Brewington Road in Manning, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home.


Born Nov. 2, 1968, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Andretta Houston Harrison and the late Deacon Joe Nathan Harrison. She was a graduate of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg. In her youth, she attended Grace Christian Church in Manning.


Survivors besides her mother of the home include a son, Travis Harrison of the home; two sisters, Betty J. King and Elinda G. Harrison; two brothers, Jonathan (Kathleen) Harrison and Ryan Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 4:29 pm

relay_kickoff_2Cancer survivor Pat Fenters decorates the outside walkway at Manning United Methodist Church with balloons on Monday night shortly before the Clarendon County Relay for Life 2014 Kick-Off held at the church. See the Feb. 4 edition of The Manning Times for more.



Posted by | January 30, 2014 4:15 pm

school delaysThe following schools will be operating on delays on Friday due to hazardous roadways caused by inclement weather on Tuesday and Wednesday:

All Clarendon School District 3 schools will operate on a two-hour delay.

Laurence Manning Academy will operate on a two-hour delay.

All Clarendon School District 2 schools will operate on a one-hour delay.

Information will be updated as it becomes available. Check back with


Posted by | January 30, 2014 3:49 pm

John Tindal - Clarendon 2Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 to discuss any issues, ideas, concerns or good news with residents at the Clarendon 2 office, 15 Major Drive in Manning. For more information, call (803) 435-4435.



Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:48 pm

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MANNING – Jerry Ivy Strickland, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.


Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Olanta, he was a son of the late Maxie Lee and Coleen Strickland Lee.


Survivors include a son, Jerry W. “Tom” Strickland (Linda) of Manning; three daughters, Debra Barrett, Chevy (Frankie) Breedin and Margaret Strickland, all of Sumter; three brothers, Barron Strickland of Pamplico, Eugene (Barbara) Strickland of Alcolu and Danny (Vicky) Lee of Timmonsville; a sister, Mary Mathis of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:37 pm

People make charitable donations for various reasons. Some are motivated by a desire to give back to their communities, while others may be inspired by a particular cause whether that cause is based down the street or across the globe.

Network for Good, an organization that helps nonprofits connect with prospective donors, says 89 percent of American households give to charity. Gifts average 3.2 percent of household income, or roughly $1,620 annually, and oftentimes such donations are tax deductible. The Canada Revenue Agency and the United States Internal Revenue Service are the organizations tasked with overseeing tax-related issues. In-depth Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:35 pm


KINGSTREE – Ethan Kinard McClary, 7-year-old son of Corley and Lacey Kinard McClary, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.


Born Jan. 30, 2006, in Orangeburg, he was a second-grade student at Williamsburg Academy.


Survivors besides his parents of Kingstree include a brother, James Bryce McClary of Kingstree; his grandparents, Brade and Kim McClary of Kingstree, Herb Kinard of Islandton and Pam Kinard of Orangeburg; his great-grandparents, O.E. Ott of Orangeburg, Lorene Sutcliffe of Norway, and A.C. and Sylvia Duke of Kingstree; and aunts and uncles, Megan McClary of Kingstree, Austin Kinard … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:34 pm


grief_for_web_1LYNCHBURG — Addie L. Wilson McCray, 77, widow of Clarence McCray Sr., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.


She was a member of Warren Chapel United Methodist Church and was an inspiration to her community and everyone she met.


Survivors include 13 children, Clarence Jr., Sylvester (Barbara), George, the Rev. Larry (Olivia), Ervin, Lorenza (Angie), Clayton (Iris), Dennis (Harriett), the Rev. Michael, Wally, Rebecca (Nathaniel), Valrey and Harriett; a brother, Henry (Betty) Wilson; a sister, Virginia Nowlin; a sister-in-law, Carron Smith; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her guardian children, Jimmy and Ernestine; and extended family members of friends.

 … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:28 pm

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Ann Lucas, 84, wife of W.D. Lucas, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home.

Born in Florence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. D.O. and Charlotte Foster Holman. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Christian Academy in Manning.

Survivors besides her husband of 65 years of Sumter include a son, David Lucas (Karen) of Columbia; a daughter, Charlotte Lucas of the home; a brother, Dr. David Holman (Pat) of York; a sister, the Rev. Adrienne Anderson (the Rev. Lyn) of Lake View; six grandchildren, Capt. Clifford Dean Lucas (Michele), Andrew Lucas (Michelle), Cecilia Lucas, Stephanie Laitenen, … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:27 pm


READY_ISAAC_BOWMANIsaac “Cooch” Bowman, widower of Inez Bowman, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.


Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Siffa and Sarah Bowman. “Cooch” was a faithful member of Oaks AME Church, where he served on the Stewardess Board and with the Gospel Train.


Survivors include a loving daughter, Mary (James) Gillens of Eutawville; three caring grandchildren, Kayla Gillens of Greensboro, N.C., Courtney Gillens of Hollywood, Fla., and April Gillens of Clemson; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Wake … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:26 pm


SUMMERTON — James Luther Brooker, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.


Born Nov. 13, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of Mamie Trawick Brooker and the late Charles t. Brooker. He attended the Wissahickon School System in Ambler, Pa., and Montgomery Community College in Blue Bell, Pa. He was employed by Atlantis Petroleum Industries, and later as a cashier. James made his dedication to Jehovah in 1985 and serves as a pioneer and ministerial servant.


Survivors besides his mother include his grandmother, Ocie Mae Kinsey-Trawick; four brothers, … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:24 pm


OLANTA — Buena McIntosh Kirby, 81, widow of Arthur Kirby, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 464 N. Jones Road in Olanta.


Born Oct. 16, 1932, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Lucretia Rush McIntosh. She attended Clarendon County public schools. She was employed with Florence County School District 3 for 31 years. She and her husband owned and operated Olanta Motel.


In her youth, she joined Oak Grove AME Church. After marriage, she joined Emwell Freewill Baptist Church in Olanta.


Survivors include two sons, Charles Kirby and Elbert “Dick” (Wanda) Kirby, … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:23 pm


BLYTHEWOOD — Clara Dell Corbett Tichnell, 64, wife of Norman O. “Red” Tichnell, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home.


Born Dec. 20, 1949, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Perry Woodrow Corbett Sr. and Lois Nancy Davis Corbett. She was a member of Paxville United Methodist Church.


Survivors besides her husband of Blythewood include three brothers, Sammy A. Corbett (Mary Lou) of Columbia, and Woody Corbett (Jean) and Stanley Corbett (Virginia), both of Manning; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Paxville Cemetery.… Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:21 pm


Edward “Bugle” Hilton, 73, husband of Effie Rogers Hilton, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.

Born Dec. 28, 1940, in Manning, he was a son of the late Davis Hilton and Nora Hilton McKinney and stepson of Clinton G. McKinney. He attended Clarendon County public schools.

In his youth, he joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he sang in the male chorus and served as a trustee. He was a member of Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 439 and a dedicated member of the Gospel Train.

He was employed with the state Department of Transportation, retiring … Read the rest


Posted by | January 30, 2014 12:12 pm

grief_for_web_4Joshua Glenn Duncan, 24, husband of Brittany Pate Duncan, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.


Born, Dec. 14, 1989, in Newberry, he was a son of Glenn D. Duncan and the late Julie Abney Bailey. He was formerly employed by Evans Trailers.


Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include his father and stepmother, Rae Ann Duncan, of Whitmire; his stepfather, Bubba Bailey of Sumter; a son, Joshua Bruce “J.B.” Duncan; three brothers, Justin Mathis of Sumter, Christopher Keller of Laurence and Joel W. Sweat Jr. of Greenville; a sister, Trandy Atkins of Travelers Rest; his grandparents, Joyce King of … Read the rest


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