Jehovah Jireh Fellowship Service

Posted by | October 11, 2014 10:27 pm

CHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-PINK-FEATUREDJehovah Jireh Outreach Ministries will hold a Kingdom Fellowship Service at 4 p.m. Sunday at 239 Main St. in Sumter. The Rhema speaker will be Pastor Rhonda Keels of Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. The host pastor is Dr. Myra Pearson.

GALLERY: CCFD Safety Fair 1

Posted by | October 11, 2014 7:36 pm

The Clarendon County Fire Department held its 6th annual Fire and Life Safety Community Fair Day on Saturday, demonstrating everything from how the fire engine works to how firefighters help other first responders extract the injured from wrecked vehicles. Children also mapped exits from their homes, saw demonstrations of the smoke house and of a helicopter from McLeod Regional Medical Center. Check back throughout the weekend for more pictures. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; }

Saints trample James Island

Posted by | October 11, 2014 5:42 pm

clarendonhallclarendonhallJAMES ISLAND – Clarendon Hall defeated James Island Christian 42-6 in a non-region game Friday night in James Island to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Saints’ defense set the tone early, stopping the Lions on a 4th and three at midfield.  Three plays later, Gavin Allan scored on a 33 yard run.  Dustin Way passed to Matthew Corbett for the 2 point conversion to put the Saints up 8-0. The next two possessions for the Lions resulted in 6 total yards and two punts.  The Saints scored again on a 10 yard Allan run to go up 14-0… Read the rest

CCFD holds safety fair

Posted by | October 11, 2014 3:06 pm

fire-safety-fair-14fire-safety-fair-14Coleman Elmore, 6, son of Tracy and Steven Elmore, took a turn as a fireman on Saturday during the 6th annual Clarendon County Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Community Fair Day at the Clarendon Emergency Services Complex. Coleman’s father is a firefighter with the city of Manning. His grandmother, Susan Jackson, stood nearby. Check back throughout the weekend for more pictures from Saturday’s fair.

Margaret Coker Luper

Posted by | October 11, 2014 1:34 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-6-smallerSUMMERTON – Margaret Coker Luper, 79, formerly of Timmonsville, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Born in Florence, Maggie was a daughter of the late Adolfus C. and Margaret Ocie Mixon Coker. She worked with the Civil Service Department as an accountant before her retirement. She was married to the late William Rice Luper. Survivors include a sister, Mary Lee Parker of Oklahoma; three nephews, Bob (Dianna) Parsons of Aiken, William Larroque of Virginia and Joe (Wendy) Larroque of Florida; three nieces, Donna (Larry) Shelton, Roben (Mike) Jefferies and Lavenda Young, all of Virginia; A graveside service for Margaret Coker Luper… Read the rest

Red Cross kicks off new campaign to reduce home fire deaths and injuries

Posted by | October 11, 2014 12:10 pm

ARC_Logo_Bttn_Vert_RGBARC_Logo_Bttn_Vert_RGBCOLUMBIA – The American Red Cross kicks-off today a new campaign in South Carolina and throughout the country to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. The new Red Cross campaign focuses on increasing the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with high numbers of home fires and encouraging everyone to practice their fire escape plans “Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire and we have witnessed that tragedy right here our community,” said American Red Cross Central SC Chapter Executive Director Bill… Read the rest

Disabilities Board annual Gala on Nov. 8

Posted by | October 11, 2014 11:11 am

community-news-SHORTERcommunity-news-SHORTERThe Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Foundation will hold is annual gala – An Evening of Fine Food, Cheeses and Wines – from 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 8 at the historic Belk Building on North Brooks Street. Tickets are $75 each, or $125 per couple. A $500 sponsorship includes two free tickets. There will be entertainment and a silent auction as well. All proceeds will benefit the Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, an organization whose mission is to enhance the lives and to promote the independence of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries… Read the rest

Pet of the Day: Minnie Mouse

Posted by | October 11, 2014 11:05 am

Minnie MouseMinnie MouseMinnie Mouse is a 3-month-old black Chihuahua mix that is the cutest thing you want to see. She is current on her shots and will be spayed Oct. 13. She is looking for a home where she can snuggle up against you or play around on the ground. Stop by and meet her in person at A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning. Call (803) 473-7075 for more information, or visit

Barbara McCray

Posted by | October 11, 2014 9:44 am

Barbara McCrayBarbara McCrayBarbara McCray Barbara McCray, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born March 16, 1957, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Chappell and Irene Wilder McCray. She served as the activities director at Lake Marion Nursing Facility for many years. She was the owner of Chap’s Tax Service. Survivors include a brother, James Frank McCray of Manning; four sisters, Dorothy (Charles) Smith, Eliza (Edward) Becton, Shirley (Michael) Levy and Annie McCray Carr, all of Manning; Anthony Adams, who was like a son to her; and a number of nieces, nephews, other… Read the rest

Alcolu Reunion upcoming

Posted by | October 11, 2014 9:35 am

community-news-SHORTERcommunity-news-SHORTERA special gathering of all who have lived, learned, worked and worshiped in Alcolu will be held Oct. 18 at Clarendon Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in Alcolu. Registration and social gathering will begin 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center, and folks will assemble at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary to share memories. The program will feature a video of Alcolu from yesterday to today narrated by Janice Richburg and Russell Harrelson. A dinner catered by D&H Barbecue will be held 5:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Please notify organizers by Oct. 6 if you can attend.… Read the rest

Taw Caw Health Fair today

Posted by | October 11, 2014 7:38 am

taw-cawtaw-cawThe Taw Caw Community Outreach Center will hold its annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at its facility on Granby Road in Summerton. This fair will include complimentary healthy breakfast and lunch, blood pressure screenings, body mass index, blood sugar screenings, prostate education, foot exams, dental exams, cooking and exercise demonstrations, giveaways, handouts and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 488-8000.

GALLERY: Lady Monarchs observe ‘Pink Out’

Posted by | October 11, 2014 6:51 am

The Manning High School Lady Monarchs tennis team held Pink Out on Thursday, wearing pink to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The girls also set balloons free after writing the names of women who have battled or succumbed to breast cancer. The girls are coached by Kay Young. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */    

Auction at old Badcock location

Posted by | October 11, 2014 6:07 am

New Auction Gavel Clip Art LogoNew Auction Gavel Clip Art LogoOdom Auction will supervise an auction 10 a.m. today of property within the old Badcock store on 539 S. Mill Street in Manning. Items will include Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter decorations; glassware, ironware and household items; mirrors and collectibles; and some furniture and more. This is a complete liquidation. For more information, visit, using ID No. 627, or call (803) 433-2696.

Mike Lane kills feral hog

Posted by | October 11, 2014 4:06 am

hoghogMike Lane, who lives near the Clarendon-Williamsburg county line, killed this 415-pound feral hog, which Carol Griffith Lane called “a county-line trophy.”

Falcons edge Monarchs

Posted by | October 10, 2014 11:14 pm

IMG_0347_edited-1IMG_0347_edited-1Raquan Bennett is chased downfield Friday night at Ramsey Stadium. Despite a strong third quarter, Manning High School tonight lost a tough matchup with Darlington, falling 21-20. “We’ve just got to play a complete game,” said MHS Head Coach Tony Felder. “They came out throwing and made some big plays.” The Monarchs appeared flat and out of rhythm for most of the first half but came out chomping at the bit in the third quarter with Raquan Bennett making some big plays. Ultimately, a missed point after attempt  proved the difference. “Darlington is a good team,” Felder said. “With 3:44… Read the rest

John Leland Stewart

Posted by | October 10, 2014 11:01 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-3-smallerJohn Leland Stewart, 94, husband of Annie Lou “Anne” Hill Stewart, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Sumter. Born in 1920 in Westminster, he was a son of A.B. and Mary Sam Messer Stewart. He was a veteran of World War II, serving proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps in England. After the war he graduated from the University of South Carolina and became a dedicated Gamecock who cheered for his team through the losing seasons as well as the winning ones. He worked for Federated INsurance Company for 35 years, until retiring to Summerton, where he could enjoy… Read the rest

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