Henry De Leon Brown

Posted by | December 11, 2017 1:27 am

KINGSTREE – Henry De Leon Brown, 80, widower of Willa Mae Miles Brown, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born Aug. 17, 1937, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Henry Oliver Brown and Linnie M. McKenzie Brown. He was a longtime member of Terrell’s Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Brown was a retired refrigeration mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing and playing his guitar. Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Gene) Dennis of Scranton; a graddaughter, Rebecca (Kelly) Church; two grandsons, Robert H. and Edward tuten; two… Read the rest

Today in History: Monday, Dec. 11

Posted by | December 11, 2017 12:00 am

361 – Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire. 861 – Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the “Anarchy at Samarra”. 969 – Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes. 1282 – Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales. 1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and… Read the rest

Governor names chef ambassadors for 2018

Posted by | December 10, 2017 8:45 pm

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster named Friday the 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. Each year, chefs from across South Carolina are nominated to serve as the state’s culinary ambassadors, and the governor chooses four to participate. Those selected to serve for 2018 include: * Sarah McClure, executive chef at Southside Smokehouse in Landrum * Kiki Cyrus, owner and executive chef of Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles in Columbia * Heidi Vukov, owner and executive chef of Croissants Bistro & Bakery and Hook & Barrel in Myrtle Beach * Michelle Weaver, executive chef of Charleston Grill in Charleston “These four women are… Read the rest

Martha Lou Brailsford

Posted by | December 10, 2017 6:44 pm

PINEWOOD – Martha Lou Brailsford, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home, 8572 Old River Road in Pinewood. Born Dec. 24, 1946, in Rimini, she was a daughter of Richard Brailsford and Lorena Richardson Brailsford. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at St. Phillips UME Church in Pinewood, with the Rev. Patrice Dow, pastor, officiating. The Revs. Denzel Hampton, Mary Lou Brailsford, Robert China and James Lee Clark assisted. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the home of her sister, Mae Richardson, 1267 Festival Drive in Summerton. Services have been entrusted

Susan Anderson Henry

Posted by | December 10, 2017 6:20 pm

SUMMERTON – Susan Anderson Henry, 78, widow of Joe Henry, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at National Health Care in Sumter. Born May 27, 1939, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Hampton Anderson and Tommie Lee Jones Anderson. The family will receive friends at her home, 1204 Olin Road in Summerton. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Viola Bennett Banks

Posted by | December 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Viola Bennett Banks, 85, wife of Joe Banks, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born May 4, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Archie Bennett and Lillie Carter Bennett Funeral services for Mrs. Banks will be held 1 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Pine Grove AME Church in Greeleyville, with the Rev. Harvey Doctor, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 8644 S. Brewington Road in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Willie Earl Robinson

Posted by | December 10, 2017 5:20 pm

SUMTER – Willie Earl Robinson, 61, husband of Vera Sweat, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Aug. 20, 1954, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Willie Lee Lang and Lula Smith Robinson. The family will receive friends starting Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his home, 106 Chappell St. in Sumter.


Ida Mae Davis Knowles

Posted by | December 10, 2017 4:55 pm

nORWALK, Connecticut – Ida Mae Davis Knowles, 72, wife of Robert Knowles Sr., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Regency Hospital in Florence. Born Dec. 18, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Robert Blanding and Anna Burns. The family will receive friends at 1215 Tearcoat Road in Alcolu. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Edward Mickens

Posted by | December 10, 2017 4:26 pm

WINNSBORO – Edward Mickens, 49, husband of Sarah Mickens, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at his home, 255 Pump House Road in Winnsboro. Born Jan. 28, 1968, in Turbeville, he was a son of the late Robert Lee Player and Daisy Mae Gamble MIckens. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Kenneth Richburg

Posted by | December 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Kenneth Richburg, 59, of Summerton, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Clarendon County. Born Aug. 13, 1958, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Douglas and Rachel Richburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2928 St. John Church Road in Manning. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A public viewing will be held from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in the chapel of King-Fields Mortuary. The casket will be placed in the church at noon Tuesday, for viewing until the hour of service.… Read the rest

JV Lady Saints pick up first win after defeating Jefferson Davis

Posted by | December 10, 2017 3:17 pm

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season Friday by defeating Jefferson Davis by a score of 36-9. Amberly Way led the JV Lady Saints with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Hadleigh McIntosh added 10 points, while Bailey Corbett added four points. The JV Lady Saints next play 4 p.m. Monday against Patrick Henry.


GOP to hold Christmas Party on Dec. 14

Posted by | December 10, 2017 1:16 pm

The Clarendon County Republican Party will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church, 2116 Greeleyville Highway in Manning, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Dinner, prepared by ladies of the church, will be provided at 6:30 p.m. Donations are welcome. Mary Alice Hoyt will be the special guest for the evening, providing musical selections on her harp. There will also be door prizes.



JV Saints fall to Jefferson Davis Academy

Posted by | December 10, 2017 10:23 am

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity boys’ basketball team fell to 1-3 on the season Friday night with a 42-18 loss to Jefferson Davis Academy. Josh Black led the JV Saints with 13 points. Brantley Hodge and Trey Bagnal added two points each.

Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy in Baron Classic

Posted by | December 10, 2017 9:25 am

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity Swampcats defeated Carolina Academy on Saturday by a final score of 61-41 in the Baron Classic held at Wilson Hall’s Nash Student Center. With the win, the Swampcats’ record improved to 5-2 on the season. Taylor Lee led the Swampcats with 13 points. Grayson Dennis scored 11 points. Dawson Hatfield and Braydon Osteen each scored nine points.

Lady Wolverines defeat Lamar in overtime

Posted by | December 10, 2017 8:43 am

The East Clarendon High School Lady Wolverines defeated Lamar High School in regulation overtime by a final score of 44-39. Talaysia Cooper scored 22 points for the Lady Wolverines, while Valincia Garris put up seven points and 12 rebounds for the team. Gracen Watts and Britni Anderson had five points each, while Caitlin Timmons had three points and Rhamey Floyd had two points. The team’s record is now 3-1.


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