Today in History: Saturday, April 22

Posted by | April 22, 2017 12:00 am

238 – Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne. 1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil. 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico. 1529 – Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas. 1622 – The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island. 1809 – The second day… Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted by | April 22, 2017 12:00 am

1876 – The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia. 1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, also known as the Interclated Games, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens. 1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding. 1945 – After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse. 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.





Karen Dow Coard

Posted by | April 21, 2017 2:22 pm

Karen Dow Coard, 51, wife of Romey Coard, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home, 1035 Pine Bluff Road in Manning. Born Sept. 18, 1965, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Harry Dow and Ella Mae Pearson Dow. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, 114 N. Church St. in Manning, with the Rev. Jonathan Mouzon officiating. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-10 pm. only at the home of Lakeisha Nelson, 3324 Wash Davis Road in Summerton.… Read the rest

Bertha Samuel Lee Redden

Posted by | April 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Bertha Samuel Lee Redden, 95, widow of Arthur Lee and Charlie Redden, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born Aug. 12, 1921, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Samuel and Charlotte Brunson Samuel. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 10331 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Hazel Charles, pastor, and the Rev. Otis Blackwell officiating. The Rev. Jerome McCray will preside, with the Rev. David Pugh and Rev. Mary Rose assisting. Burial will follow in Fair Haven… Read the rest

Joe Lewis Lawson

Posted by | April 21, 2017 2:05 pm

SUMMERTON – Joe Lewis Lawson, 56, of 1300 Mack Drive in Summerton, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home. Born July 17, 1960, in Summerton, he was a son of the late Joe Lewis Lawson Sr. and Robertha Thames Lawson. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Santee AME Church, 1045 Dingle Pond Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Harvey Sutton, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Joe Ann and Julious Davis, 1315 Hamilton Road in Ram Bay.


Diet soda study looks at dementia, heart risks

Posted by | April 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Much has been written about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages; research has linked sugary drinks to a number of serious health risks, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and an early death. Now, new research suggests diet drinks with artificial sweeteners may have some health concerns of their own. According to a new study published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, people who drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day had almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia. The researchers caution that the study only shows an association — it does not prove that… Read the rest

Pinease Mellerson Caldwell

Posted by | April 21, 2017 1:16 pm

ALCOLU – Pinease Mellerson Caldwell, 91, widow of Clarence Caldwell Sr., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning. Born May 21, 1925, in the Potato Creek section of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Callie Mellerson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert L. China Jr., pastor, officiating; the Rev. Patrick Mellerson presiding; and the Revs. James Oliver and Emma Mellerson assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive… Read the rest

Manning Primary 3rd Quarter All A Honor Roll

Posted by | April 21, 2017 1:09 pm

The following students were named to the All A Honor Roll at Manning Primary School for the 3rd Quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Names are printed exactly as presented to The Manning Times. SECOND GRADE Joseph Amaker, Rhys Ashman, Tre’zahn Billups, Dylan Blackmon, Aidan Briley, Jose Casillas, Michael Cochran, Kevin Evans, Ashlynn Glover, Bogdan Gutu, Lariah Hammett, Nicholas Harrison, Treasure Johnson, De’Anna Lewis, Nova Marshall, Connor Miles, Kirsten Miller, Katherine Mullins, Daniel Robinson, Madisyn St. Hillaire, Lamari Walters, Messiah Wells, Johnathon White and Caliyah Workman. THIRD GRADE Alyssa Allen, Jesse Allen, Trey Beaufort, Holden Branham, Addison Brown, Makiyah Brow,… Read the rest

Striped Bass Festival packed with fun events

Posted by | April 21, 2017 11:33 am

The first Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival was held in 1980, the result of long hours and hard work by Chairman Jerry Robertson and a supporting group of dedicated volunteers. The original event was only three days long, but those days were packed with events. Some – such as the parade, golf and fishing tournaments, and the arts and crafts booths on Courthouse Square – continue, but many of the original activities are now only memories. The souvenir program of the original festival includes an all-day flower show, a skeet shoot, a black history events display, a beard judging contest… Read the rest



Gallery: Striped Bass Festivals from the Past

Posted by | April 21, 2017 5:20 am

The following pictures were provided courtesy of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, Larry Hewitt, Sam Levy and Santee Cooper Country. They were found at the chamber, and display various Striped Bass Festivals throughout the years. The festival will be held for the 38th year Friday and Saturday in downtown Manning and other various places throughout Clarendon County.


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