Sadie Roberson Duke

Posted by | September 21, 2017 3:36 pm

NEW ZION – Sadie Roberson Duke, 81, widow of Melvin Albertus Duke, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born May 15, 1936, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late James Montallion Roberson and the late Annie Covington Driggers Roberson. She was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Sunday school class and the Midway Women’s Circle. She is survived by a stepson, Steve Duke (Robin) of Hartsville; two sons, Terrell Duke of New Zion and Lyn Duke of Florence; a daughter, Shirlene Duke Blanton of Florence; a brother, Sanford Roberson (Ann) of… Read the rest



Lady Swampcats fall to Wilson Hall

Posted by | September 21, 2017 2:44 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy Lady Swampcats fell 3-1 to Wilson Hall on Tuesday night with game scores of 25-10 (L), 25-12 (L), 25-20 (W) and 25-12 (L). Kayla Acord had a dig and four serve points. Trinity Harrington had two kills and one serve point. Madilyn Richburg had four serve points. Perry Lee Love Hicks had nine serve points and two aces. Mary Claire Lee had three serve points. The team’s record is 0-6.

JV Lady Swampcats fall to Wilson Hall

Posted by | September 21, 2017 2:41 pm

The Laurence Manning Academy junior varsity Lady Swampcats fell 2-0 against Wilson Hall on Tuesday on the volleyball court with game scores of 26-24 and 25-8. Kinsey Bjork had two serve points. Kelsie Austin had three serve points and two aces. Brooke Thompson had eight serve points and three aces. Malorie Spiegel had one serve point. The team’s record is now 6-1.

William James Clark Jr.

Posted by | September 21, 2017 1:39 pm

William James Clark, Jr., 87, died on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Charlotte Medical Center Hospital in Pineville, NC. Born November 24, 1929 in Kingstree, SC to the late William James Clark, Sr and Flower (Blossom) Norris. His family moved to Manning, SC when he was eight years old. He grew up enjoying the life of small town living surrounded by lots of family and loving the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. After graduating from Carlisle Military Academy in 1946, he attended Wofford College and the University of South Carolina, where he discovered his love of card playing. He then… Read the rest

Maria strengthens to Cat 3, may not affect US

Posted by | September 21, 2017 11:00 am

The National Hurricane Service reported Thursday morning that Hurricane Maria regained strength overnight to go back to a Category 3 as the storm passed off the Dominican Republic. The 8 a.m. update showed the center of the storm was about 95 miles north of the Dominican Republic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are 115 mph. It is moving northwest at mph and is expected to turn north-northwest on Friday, with it passing well off the United States coast.

Kelvin Bernard McKinney

Posted by | September 21, 2017 10:50 am

RIDGEWAY – Kelvin Bernard McKinney died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. He was a son of Ada Mae Davis McKinney and the late Benjamin “BJ” McKinney. Funeral services for Mr. McKinney will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road in Manning, with the Rev. Sam Livingston, pastor, officiating, and Evangelist Shirley Waiters, Minister Loretta Briggs, Minister Diane Haynes and Minister Emily Story-Brown assisting. Burial will follow at Antioch Memorial Gardens. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, 1162 McKinney Road in Manning. These services… Read the rest

George Washington Hicks Sr.

Posted by | September 21, 2017 6:36 am

George Washington Hicks Sr., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home due to cardiopulmonary arrest. Born Feb. 15, 1934, in the Bloomville community of Clarendon County, he was a son of Allen and Lucille Bradshaw Hicks. As a youngster, farming was his passion, as he lived and worked on the family farm. This would foreshadow his later and greatest career achievement. George attended Clarendon County public schools. He became a man of tremendous faith as a result of his introduction to the love of Jesus Christ at Holly Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where he was baptized as an adolescent.… Read the rest

Stephanie Megan Fink

Posted by | September 21, 2017 4:01 am

Stephanie Megan Fink, 33, died on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Shirley Ann Delos Santos Fink and the late Donald Robert Fink. Stephanie was a hometown girl who graduated from Sumter High School in 2002 and from the University of South Carolina at Sumter with an associate of science degree. Stephanie was always happy and never met a stranger. She loved animals, cooking and sports, especially the Gamecocks and Redskins. She adored her family, especially her niece, Emiko, and nephew, Bryson. Like her father, Don, Stephanie had a love and special talent for… Read the rest

Today in History: Sept. 21

Posted by | September 21, 2017 12:00 am

455 – Emperor Avitus enters Rome with a Gallic army and consolidates his power. 1170 – Combined English and Irish forces, under the command of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke and Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster seize Norse-Gaelic Dublin, forcing Ascall mac Ragnaill, King of Dublin into exile. 1217 – Livonian Crusade: The Estonian leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed are killed in Battle of Matthew’s Day. 1435 – The Congress of Arras causes Burgundy to switch sides in the Hundred Years’ War. 1745 – Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir… Read the rest

Sumter Police searching for Manning woman

Posted by | September 20, 2017 9:55 pm

The Sumter Police Department is currently seeking the public’s help in finding a former Manning resident. Family members and friends of Carol Jean Feagin say she hasn’t been seen or heard from since Sept. 11. An acquaintance, however, told police he saw her Monday in the Calhoun Street area. Feagin, 34, of 49 Rast St. and formerly of Manning, is described as 5-foot-7 and weighing about 160 pounds. Those who know her said it’s not unusual to leave for a few days before returning. However, family members would like to know whether she’s OK. The former Manning resident is known… Read the rest

Amber Alert issued for 3-month old NC girl

Posted by | September 20, 2017 5:31 pm

South Carolina law enforcement are currently looking for an infant reported missing out of North Carolina. The child’s parents are accused of taking her and are charged with felony child abuse. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina issued an Amber Alert early Wednesday morning for 3-month-old Cali Marie Cochran. She has brown hair and weighs about 10 pounds. She was taken about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday from a home in Clyde, North Carolina. Law enforcement is searching for Rex Douglas Cochran Jr. and Heather Marie Cochran for their alleged role in the abduction of the girl. Investigators say they… Read the rest

Florence County man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted by | September 20, 2017 3:30 pm

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Christopher Brian Powers, 29, of Timmonsville on five charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. Investigators state Powers possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography. Powers was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with four counts of second-degree criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by… Read the rest

McLeod Health welcomes new pediatrician to Clarendon

Posted by | September 20, 2017 3:28 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon has welcomed a new pediatrician to its roster. Dr. S. Chad Hayes will join McLeod Pediatrics Clarendon, coming from Threshold Pediatrics in Charleston to join Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Meredith Atkinson in the Manning office. “I take a science-based-skeptical approach to medicine,” said Hayes. “My general approach to pediatrics is to prevent illness whenever possible, avoid over-diagnosing and over-treating self-limited conditions. I’m passionate about science communication and helping parents make well-informed decisions about their children’s health.” Hayes attended the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed his residency in pediatrics at Greenville Health System Children’s… Read the rest

Why tax reform is necessary

Posted by | September 20, 2017 10:16 am

When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem. Our current tax code is simply not benefiting American families – as I’ve said for far too long, Washington does not have an income problem, it has a spending problem. Due to our overly complicated and antiquated tax code, there are Americans who have not seen a raise in decades. We can and must do better. We need to tackle tax reform head-on to create a tax code tailored for the 21st century. That means lowering taxes for middle and lower income Americans and coming… Read the rest

Golf cart stolen from Players Course Drive

Posted by | September 20, 2017 6:08 am

A green Club Cart Range Picker golf cart valued at $4,000 was reportedly stolen from a home in the 2500 block of Players Course Drive in Manning between 9 a.m. Aug. 27 and 10:18 a.m. Aug. 28.

Wilson joins coalition supporting banning of sanctuary cities

Posted by | September 20, 2017 5:42 am

South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson joined Wednesday a multistate coalition in supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders. Sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective civil and criminal enforcement. “I swore an oath to uphold the law when I took office and sanctuary cities scoff at the rule of law,” Wilson said. Prohibiting sanctuary cities helps uphold federal immigration laws and provide law enforcement… Read the rest

Tires slashed at Taw Caw Road home

Posted by | September 20, 2017 4:00 am

A woman living in the 1100 block of Taw Caw Drive in Summerton told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office that someone came onto her property between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 3:45 a.m Aug. 25 and slashed the two driver’s side tires on her 2006 Toyota Rav 4, causing about $200 in damages.

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