Vernice Epps Rufus

Posted by | June 15, 2017 6:54 am

Vernice Epps Rufus, 91, widow of Charlie Rufus, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her home. Born March 15, 1926, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late John and Elise Epps. A public viewing will be held from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Job’s Mortuary Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 335 Puddin’ Swamp Road in Lynchburg, with the Rev. Shirley McKnight officiating. Burial will follow in Goodman Cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 10- a.m. Friday for viewing until the hour… Read the rest

Manning HopeHealth offices swap locations

Posted by | June 15, 2017 6:25 am

HopeHealth and HopeHealth Pediatrics are switching offices in Manning. The move began Wednesday and should conclude Friday. “With renovations underway and an office switch planned, we have placed ourselves in a better position to provide comprehensive quality health care services addressing social, emotional and physical needs for the entire family,” said Manning site Director Falecia Miller. The expansion will provide more efficient care services for patients and better utilize the facilities. Both sites are receiving a facelift as part of the relocation process and, once complete, will include: · Seating arrangements for 40+ patients in the waiting area for both… Read the rest

Adult Ed receives $7K from Dollar General foundation

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:52 am

Clarendon County Adult Education celebrated 38 graduates in May. Pictured here are some of those, including, from left to right on the front row, Brooke Gales, Christine Gibson, Michael Cummings, Keely Hegler, Aimee McLeod, Lane Morris, Autumn Wells and Nicole Plummer; and left to right on the back row, Tori Hodge, Hunter Culick, Corey Huff, Serteria Moore, Austin Miller, Chandrika Patel, Joe Stephenson and Trey Thornton.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Clarendon County Adult Education a $7,000 grant to further the agency’s support of adult literacy and the career pathways initiative. The local grant award, made in late May, is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, non-profits and organizations across the 44 states in which Dollar General operates. “We are very excited to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation again to engage our students at Adult Education and the community of Clarendon County,” said Adult Education Executive Director Lisa Justice. “If you ever wonder about that extra… Read the rest

3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross blood donor

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:21 am

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives. SCHEDULE Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1 (800) RED CROSS to make an appointment. PREPARE Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and drink extra fluids. GIVE The donation process start to finish takes about an hour. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes. Only about 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat… Read the rest

Shirley Atkinson Hogan

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:09 am

BRISTOL, Conn. – Shirley Atkinson Hogan, 80, of Bristol, and formerly of Terryville, Connecticut, died peacefully in the early morning hours Friday, June 9, 2017, with her loved ones. Born June 6, 1937, in Lynchburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Marie Atkinson. She was the widow of Tom Hogan, who died in 1999. She attended Sherwood School in Lynchburg and graduated from Sumter Business College with an associate’s degree in business. She worked at several places, including owning her own business teaching sewing, which she loved dearly. She retired from United Way in Bristol. She raised… Read the rest

Library to host production of ‘Three Little Pigs’

Posted by | June 15, 2017 5:09 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library and Porkchop Productions will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 p.m. June 15 at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning. Join them for the fabulously fractured adaptation of this timeless tale. When Stanley, the cool pig on the block, is encouraged by his mother to invite Ralphie, the new sheep on the block, over for a camp-out, Stanley is less than thrilled. Will a campfire story of “The Three Little Pigs” send Ralphie running into the night, or will Ralphie turn the tables on his high-on-the-hog host? This fast-paced performance highlights lessons… Read the rest

Sammie Lee Frazier

Posted by | June 15, 2017 4:59 am

Sammie Lee Frazier, 73, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Ridgewood Manor in Washington, North Carolina. Born Nov. 13, 1943, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Lou Boyd Frazier. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Tyronia and Johnnie Bonnaparte, 2353 Governor Richardson Road in Summerton. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Summerton Funeral Home LLC, (803) 485-3755.

Mary Felder Miller

Posted by | June 15, 2017 4:58 am

Mary Felder Miller, 90 widow of Leon Miller, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Jordan, she was a daughter of the late Willie Felder and Christine Robinson Felder. She attended Clarendon County public schools. At an early age, she became a member of Mt. Chapel Baptist Church in Manning, where she served with various ministries. Later in life, she joined the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was employed with the Clarendon Memorial Hospital operating room as a technician and aide for more than 30 years. Survivors include her loving and devoted children,… Read the rest

Honor Dad on ManningLive!

Posted by | June 15, 2017 4:30 am

We will be sharing Father’s Day messages on ManningLive starting Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening. Send yours to editorial@manninglive.com, along with a picture, the father’s FULL NAME and the full names of the folks the greeting is from. They will be published on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be patient as we get them all up.

Nellie Johnson McFadden

Posted by | June 15, 2017 4:14 am

SUMTER – Nellie Johnson McFadden, widow of Booker T. McFadden, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center East in Sumter. Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Walter Cleveland and Alice Waiters Johnson. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Society Hill AME Church, 1030 Morello Road, S.C. 260, in Jordan. The Rev. Mary F. Rhodes, pastor, will deliver words of consolation. Burial will follow in the Johnson family plot at Society Hill AME Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the… Read the rest

F.E. DuBose Top Student: Taylor Fulghum

Posted by | June 15, 2017 4:00 am

Manning High School student Taylor Fulghum was named the Top Student for the 2016-17 school year for the F.E. DuBose Career Center’s Health Science 3 program. More students will be posted throughout the week.

NWS: Thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon, heavier rainfall at night

Posted by | June 15, 2017 3:53 am

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarendon County and surrounding areas for all of Thursday. The outlook calls for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and into tonight. Heavy rainfall with the slower moving storms may cause localized flooding issues. In addition, some of the stronger storms will be possible of producing damaging wind gusts in the stronger downdrafts.

Marie Harrison Burgess

Posted by | June 15, 2017 2:50 am

TURBEVILLE – Marie Harrison Burgess, 79, widow of Robert Burgess, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born Aug. 15, 1937, in Turbeville, she was a daughter of the late George “Buck” Harrison and Louvenia Taylor Harrison. The family will receive friends at the home, 1089 Cam St. in Turbeville. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Douglas named Blue Lives Matter Officer of the Year by F.E. DuBose students

Posted by | June 15, 2017 2:28 am

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Private 1st Class Jordan Douglas was chosen as the Blue Lives Matter Officer of the Year by students with the Law Enforcement program at the F.E. DuBose Career Center.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Private 1st Class Jordan Douglas was chosen as the Blue Lives Matter Officer of the Year by students with the Law Enforcement program at the F.E. DuBose Career Center. The students showed their appreciation to the men and women in law enforcement in Clarendon County during an Appreciation Luncheon held May 4 at the F.E. DuBose Career Center in Manning. The students recognized the importance of wanting to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. “Over the past few years, the image of law enforcement personnel has been tainted by the… Read the rest

F.E. DuBose Top Student: Macee Baylor

Posted by | June 15, 2017 2:00 am

East Clarendon High School student Macee Baylor was named the Top Student for the 2016-17 school year for the F.E. DuBose Career Center’s Cosmetology 2 program. More students will be posted throughout the week.

Rev. Ruthy McBride Moore

Posted by | June 15, 2017 1:49 am

SUMMERTON – The Rev. Ruthy McBride Moore, 81, widow of James Moore, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born Jan. 29, 1936, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence McBride and Minnie Ragin McBride. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, Liberty Hill Church Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert China, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Dorothy Rivers, 2833 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton. Services have

James Lee Scott

Posted by | June 15, 2017 12:28 am

FLORENCE – James Lee Scott, husband of Willie Mae Dyson Scott, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was a son of the late Sam and Sally James Scott. The family will receive friends at the home, 1294 McDowell St. in Manning. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Fleming and DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel.

Congratulations Graduate: Bre Aunna Bozier

Posted by | June 15, 2017 12:22 am

Bre Aunna Bozier graduated May 31 from Scott’s Branch Middle School will full honors as valedictorian. We couldn’t be more proud of all that you have accomplished this past year. While there were times you wanted to vie up, you remained optimistic and followed through. You not only learned the lessons taught in class but also life lessons. When to stand up for yourself, to speak out against injustice and the true value and meaning of friendship. As you embark on your next journey know that we are always standing beside you and supporting you. Congratulations, the best is yet… Read the rest

James W. Steen Jr.

Posted by | June 15, 2017 12:18 am

James W. “Jimmy” Steen Jr. 75, of Summerton, husband of Maree H. Steen, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Anniston, Alabama, he was a son of James Wallace Steen Sr. and Bertha Dodd Steen. He was a native of Columbia for more than 45 years. He loved his family more than anything. He loved his wife with all his heart and told her that every day. He loved fishing, hunting and cooking, and passed that on to his kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He retired to his little cabin on Lake Marion in Santee. Survivors besides his… Read the rest

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