Say hello to Little Miss Ivy Pearl Milan Durant

Posted by | June 13, 2017 10:28 pm

The Phi Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. of Manning sponsored a pageant May 20 at Manning Junior High School, selecting Milan Durant as Little Miss Ivy Pearl. The pageant helps to support the chapter’s efforts in providing scholarships to graduates in Clarendon School Districts 1, 2 and 3. Contestants for Little Miss Ivy Pearl, aside from Durant, included Christian Cooper, who was named 1st runner-up. Other winners will be posted throughout the remainder of the week.

Mary Felder Miller

Posted by | June 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Mary Felder Miller, 90, widow of Leon Miller, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Jordan, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Christine Robinson Felder. The family will receive friends at her home, 107 W. Huggins St. in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

DNR confirms death at Pack’s Landing

Posted by | June 13, 2017 10:18 pm

The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that divers and law enforcement officers with the agency are currently working on a fatality in the area of Pack’s Landing near Pinewood and Rimini. DNR Capt. Robert McCullough said about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that all he could confirm is that there is indeed a death on the water at Pack’s Landing. will have more information as it becomes available. This is the second death on Lake Marion in three days. Joseph Cutter, 47, of Sumter died Sunday after allegedly jumping from the U.S. 301 bridge between Clarendon and Orangeburg counties,… Read the rest

F.E. DuBose Top Student: James Morris

Posted by | June 13, 2017 8:13 pm

East Clarendon student James Morris was named the Top Student for the 2016-17 school year for the F.E. DuBose Career Center’s Carpentry Level 2 program. More students will be posted throughout the week.

Coroner: Man who jumped off bridge died from drowning

Posted by | June 13, 2017 4:13 pm

Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock said that an autopsy performed Tuesday in Charleston on the body of Joseph Cutter showed that the 47-year-old died Sunday from drowning. Cutter was allegedly fishing off the U.S. 15 and 301 walking bridge between Clarendon and Orangeburg counties when he told friends he was going to jump into the water about 4 p.m. Friends became concerned when he didn’t resurface, and 911 was alerted shortly thereafter. First responders with the Clarendon County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, along with EMS and the state Department of Natural Resources recovered Cutter’s body about 5:15 p.m.… Read the rest

$1.3M USC Sumter grant to fund college-bound program for Manning High students

Posted by | June 13, 2017 3:30 pm

The University of South Carolina Sumter has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to cover a program for the next five years in partnership with Clarendon School District 2. The money will be used to fund an Upward Bound program geared toward District 2 students, said USC Sumter Opportunity Scholars Program Director Lisa Rosdail. “We applied for this grant to help teenagers develop dreams for future careers and success,” Rosdail said. “Our hope is that our Upward Bound program meets a critical need in the community.” The award was announced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Scott’s office, who noted the funding… Read the rest

Major recognized for 10 years with corrections

Posted by | June 13, 2017 2:47 pm

Clarendon County Detention Center Sgt. Charie Major was recognized Monday by Clarendon County Council for 10 years of service with the county. He was presented with a certificate by Administrator David Epperson and County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart.

Marcia Ann Sitter Hartsell McCutcheon

Posted by | June 13, 2017 2:42 pm

GABLE – Marcia Ann Sitter Hartsell McCutcheon, 67, widow of Roy David McCutcheon, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House. Born Aug. 20, 1949, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late James Joseph Sitter and Elsie Ruth Holzbauer Lawler. She was a retired registered nurse and she was a member of McKenzie Tabernacle. Survivors include two sons, Matthew Hartsell of Gable and Richard Hartsell of Newport, Tennessee; two brothers, Jimmy Sitter and George Sitter, both of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; a sister, Anna Swann of Oshkosh; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11… Read the rest

Post 68 now 5-1 on the season

Posted by | June 13, 2017 10:22 am

Manning-Santee Post 68 won a close game Friday against Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 at Monarch Field in Manning. The win brought Manning-Santee to 5-1 in overall record. In League III, Manning-Santee is tied for first with Sumter’s P-15s. The team suffered its only loss June 8 to Hartsville by 3-0 at Jimmy White Park away from home. Photos provided by Larry Hewett.

Charles Robert Warner

Posted by | June 13, 2017 7:19 am

SUMMERTON – Charles Robert Warner, 85, widower of Marilyn Randall Warner, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born April 13, 1932, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles B. Warner and Elizabeth Kramer Warner. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, with 26 years of service. He was a member of Summerton United Methodist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Christine Franklin (Brian) of Clover; a brother, Michael J. Warner (Judy) of Kentucky; a sister, Margaret Garner (Steve) of Kentucky; two grandchildren; and a… Read the rest

Joseph Bryan Cutter

Posted by | June 13, 2017 7:12 am

SUMMERTON – Joseph Bryan “Joey” Cutter, 47, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Summerton. Born Aug. 13, 1969, in Manning, he was a son of Jerry Iverson Cutter and the late Juliette Porter Lawhorn. Survivors besides his father include his stepmother, Lou Cutter of Manning; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Ardis of Sumter; his former wife, Tammy Geddings of Sumter; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Bryan Cutter Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Appelt and Myrtle Porter; and his paternal grandparents, Joe and Janie Cutter. A memorial service will… Read the rest

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