Today in History: Saturday, May 20

Posted by | May 20, 2017 12:00 am

325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. 491 – Empress Ariadne marries Anastasius I. The widowed Augusta is able to choose her successor for the Byzantine throne, after Zeno (late emperor) dies of dysentery. 526 – An earthquake kills about 250,000 people in what is now Syria and Antiochia. 685 – The Battle of Dun Nechtain is fought between a Pictish army under King Bridei III and the invading Northumbrians under King Ecgfrith, who are decisively defeated. 794 – King Æthelberht II of East Anglia visits the royal… Read the rest

Manning woman charged with Charlotte man’s murder

Posted by | May 19, 2017 11:59 am

A 35-year-old Manning woman turned herself into Clarendon County law enforcement Thursday for her alleged role in the death of a Charlotte man nearly two months ago. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Friday that it has charged Shenika Yvonne James with murder in the killing of 25-year-old Jarel D’Shaun Grace in Charlotte in early April. James is also charged with conspiracy, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault. According to a report from The Associated Press, James surrendered to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office and is awaiting extradition at the Clarendon County Detention Center. According to reports, Grace’s body was… Read the rest


10 things to know for Friday

Posted by | May 19, 2017 6:24 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUMP CLAIMS WITCH HUNT The president denies that his campaign has collaborated with Russia or that he’s tried to kill an FBI probe, contending a newly heightened investigation “hurts our country terribly.” 2. TRUMP EMBARKS ON FIRST TRIP ABROAD The president will carry the baggage of dire troubles at home during his five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe. 3. HOW TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS EXPLAIN HIS WOES Some focus on leakers working to undermine the president. Some see a conspiratorial plot, powered… Read the rest

Court to show jail videos Roof didn’t want released

Posted by | May 19, 2017 3:17 am

CHARLESTON – A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned with the clothes he would wear to court. Since he could not have his first choice of his comfortable jail jumpsuit, he wanted two-tone gray pants, inseam 29, not 30, so they wouldn’t hang over his shoes. He also wanted thicker sweaters. And he wanted his lawyers… Read the rest

Junior Chamber donates trikes to MECC to promote wellness

Posted by | May 19, 2017 3:15 am

Manning Early Childhood Center has new tricycles, thanks to the efforts of four Clarendon County Junior Chamber of Commerce members. The Manning-based non-profit organization reached out to the community to raise more than $15,000 in order to purchase the trikes, which its members and school leaders hope will promote healthy living and wellness habits in students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. “I remember riding the old bikes as a student in the district,” said Junior Chamber President H.B. Buddin. “When we were growing up within the primary school system here in Manning, we had a track similar to the… Read the rest

McLeod Health Clarendon recognizes 2017 Nurse of the Year

Posted by | May 19, 2017 2:08 am

One of McLeod Health Clarendon’s certified nurses was recognized last week for “going above and beyond the service and care of all patients, while personifying the true faithfulness to their profession,” said Chief Nursing Officer Kim Jolly. Caitlan Huff was recognized as the 2017 Registered Nurse of the Year during a luncheon at the hospital to celebrate National Nurses Week, which was recognized nationally from May 8-12 in appreciation for nursing teams’ compassion, dedication and service. National Nurses Week is held each year during the week in which the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession,… Read the rest

Dixie Romain Smith Dingle

Posted by | May 19, 2017 1:16 am

Dixie Romain Smith Dingle, 63, wife of James Edward Dingle, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home. Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of the late Marion Smith Sr. and Marcella Lewis Smith. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Manning Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Greeleyville Highway in Manning. The family will receive friends at the home, 12195 Raccoon Road in Manning. Services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

James Riley Jr.

Posted by | May 19, 2017 1:13 am

James “Jap” Riley Jr., 68, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 106 E. Huggins St. in Manning. Born May 8, 2017, in the Silver community of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James Riley Sr. and Everlina Witherspoon Riley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr., pastor, officiating, and the Rev. William J. Frierson Jr. as eulogist. The Rev. Frederick F. Graves, the Rev. Robert E. Galloway and the Rev. George P. Windley… Read the rest

Eulis Tisdale

Posted by | May 19, 2017 12:54 am

LANE – Eulis Tisdale, 82, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. Born July 2, 1934, in Kingstree, she was a daughter of the late Henry Tisdale and Sarah Shaw Tisdale. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. James AME Church in Lane, with the Rev. Gilbert Dekine, pastor, officiating. The Rev. Anna Pearson will preside, assisted by Elder Leroy McClary and Minister Theron McClary. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of her nephew and his wife, Theodore and Barbara Tisdale,… Read the rest

Jermaine Witherspoon

Posted by | May 19, 2017 12:47 am

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – Jermaine Witherspoon, 35, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Yale Hospital in New Haven, from injuries received in a vehicle wreck. Born Sept. 4, 1981, in Norwalk, Connecticut, he was a son of Steve Hill and the late Eunice Blackwell Witherspoon. He was raised by his uncle and aunt, Heyward and Elouise Blackwell Moses. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and her husband, Kathy and Antonio Hammond, 183 Sherwood St. in Kingstree. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

7 MHS seniors receive associate degrees before their high school diplomas

Posted by | May 19, 2017 12:08 am

From left to right, Manning High School seniors Quadri Bell, Jared and James Thompson, Bailee Garneau, Jabril Wilson and Jesse Surette stand at the Sumter Civic Center May 5 shortly after receiving their associate degrees from Central Carolina Technical College, nearly a month before receiving their high school diplomas.
More than six dozen seniors at Manning High School will receive their high school diplomas in early June at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium. But for seven of them, it will be the second time in 2017 that they wear caps and gowns. Those seven received their associate degrees May 5 from Central Carolina Technical College, finishing the first two years of college nearly a month before finishing their high school careers. Bailee Garneau, Quadri Bell, Ryan Hinson, Jesse Surette, James Thompson, Jared Thompson and Jabril Wilson enrolled two years ago in the Early College Program at Central Carolina Technical… Read the rest

Today in History: Friday, May 19

Posted by | May 19, 2017 12:00 am

639 – Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Daizong at Jiucheng Palace. 715 – Pope Gregory II is elected. 1051 – Henry I of France is married to Anne of Kiev. 1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo. 1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12. 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during… Read the rest

McLeod Health Clarendon recognizes 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

Posted by | May 18, 2017 11:15 pm

One of McLeod Health Clarendon’s certified nursing assistants was recognized last week for “going above and beyond the service and care of all patients, while personifying the true faithfulness to their profession,” said Chief Nursing Officer Kim Jolly. Geraldine Singletary was recognized as the 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year during a luncheon at the hospital to celebrate National Nurses Week, which was recognized nationally from May 8-12 in appreciation for nursing teams’ compassion, dedication and service. National Nurses Week is held each year during the week in which the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a… Read the rest

Gallery: Clarendon County Adult Ed celebrates Class of 2017

Posted by | May 18, 2017 8:22 pm

More than 30 Clarendon County residents were recognized on Thursday night during the 2017 Clarendon County Adult Education Commencement Exercises held at the F.E. DuBose Auditorium at Central Carolina Technical College in Manning. Graduates received their GEDs, WorkKeys certification or other certificates recognizing their commitment to their education and career goals. Those recognized on the event’s program, though not every one was present, include Roger Lee Anthony; the late Isaac Jerome Boyd; Hunter Michael Culick; Michael Jakerian Cummings; India Latasha Dixon, Sabrina Arnette Dixon, Charles Dupree Jr., Casey Marie Floyd, Madelyn Brooke Gales, Amanda Blake Hammonds Gardner, Christine Kay Gibson,… Read the rest

Henrietta Palmer-Tindal

Posted by | May 18, 2017 3:25 pm

Henrietta Palmer-Tindal, 64, wife of James A. Tindal, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Palmetto Heath Tuomey in Sumter. Born Nov. 3, 1952 in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Bo Palmer and Rosa Mae Bowman-Palmer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. The family will receive friends at the home, 1291 Rolling Hill Road in Summerton. Services have been entrusted to the professional care of King-Fields Mortuary in Summerton, (803) 485-5039.

One suspect in deputy shooting dead, other granted $2M bond

Posted by | May 18, 2017 12:17 pm

One of the suspects in the killing of a Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday, while the other made a court appearance and was ordered held on $2 million bail on numerous attempted homicide charges. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office announced that 39-year-old Marshall Barrus died at a Missoula hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his head during a shootout with police Tuesday. Meanwhile, his 61-year-old father Lloyd Barrus appeared in Missoula County Justice Court that same afternoon on 14 counts of attempted deliberate homicide and two counts of accountability for attempted deliberate homicide, all felonies. The Barruses are… Read the rest


Hospital to implement youth volunteer program

Posted by | May 18, 2017 9:34 am

McLeod Health Clarendon is gearing up for its first Teenage Volunteer Program for the summer. It will give youth in the community the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in designated areas of the hospital, said McLeod Health Clarendon Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Mosier. She said that the number of volunteers will be limited, so early sign-up is crucial for interested parties. “Throughout our lives we are asked what we want to do when we grow up,” said Mosier. “High school is a fantastic time to start thinking and working toward making goals happen. Teens will experience a variety of activities… Read the rest


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