Monthly Archives: February 2015

Happy Birthday: James C. Wilder

Posted on February 28, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes James C. Wilder a very happy birthday!

Geoffrey A. Alsbrooks

Posted on February 28, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Geoffrey A. Alsbrooks, 59, husband of Harper Hill Alsbrooks, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born in Pageland, he was a son of Elizabeth “Betty” Florence Alsbrooks and the late Rev. Jasper Alsbrooks. He was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Geoffrey was a sub-contractor for The State newspaper and was a self-employed contractor for Alsbrooks Construction. He also served as the director of the Sumter Softball Association.
Survivors include his wife of Sumter; mother of Sumter; three daughters, Brittony Geddings (Jerry) of Sumter, Geran Winters (Michael) of Jonesville and Brienne Alsbrooks … Read the rest

Happy Birthday: William Buyck

Posted on February 28, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes William Buyck a very happy birthday!

Virginia Mae Grier Foster

Posted on February 28, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Virginia Mae Grier Foster, 85, wife of Wesley Milton Foster, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.
Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late William James Grier and Mamie Clements Grier. Virginia worked in the food service industry in Florence for many years and was a retired manager from the Maryland Fried Chicken restaurants.
She held dear her memories of many years as a nanny to the Bobby Jordan family and the Dick Ryan family. Virginia enjoyed her family and her church, she enjoyed Supper Club, traveling, golfing and … Read the rest

Elizabeth Ballard

Posted on February 28, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

MANNING – Elizabeth Ballard, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Silver.
Born Aug. 11, 1945, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Lee Ballard. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who opened her heart and home to her family, friends and neighbors. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Margie (Antonio) Page of Summerton; two sons, Cleveland (Danielle) Ballard of Watertown, New York, and Patrick Ballard of Uthica, New York; a sister, Bobbie … Read the rest

Red Cross offering new volunteer orientation

Posted on February 28, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer new volunteer orientation and disaster services overview training from 9 a.m. to noon March 14 at 1155 N. Guignard Drive in Sumter. The class is for anyone who would like to volunteer in any capacity with the Red Cross. For more information, call (803) 775-2363.

Odessa Mack

Posted on February 28, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Odessa Mack, 71, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Puritt Health in Orangeburg.
Born Feb. 23, 1944, in Davis Station, she was a daughter of the late Rutledge and Martha A. David Mack.
The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Viola Lemon Cain, 6699 Moses Dingle Road in Manning.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Turbeville man charged with forcible rape

Posted on February 28, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

ollie mack mimsThe Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Turbeville man Friday for the alleged forcible rape of a mentally challenged woman.
The Kingstree News reports that Ollie Mack Mims Jr. was charged with forcible rape, citing an incident report from the Sheriff’s Office, which stated that the victim told law enforcement Feb. 15 that she had sexual activity with Mims on “several occasions.” Reports indicate the woman has a mental problem and is unable to consent for herself.
According to the Williamsburg County Detention Center, Mims remains at the jail.

NCNW to meet Monday

Posted on February 28, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Council on Aging, 206 S. Church St. in Manning. For more information, call Yvonne Parson at (803) 473-3977.

Today in History …

Posted on February 28, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T) incorporates in New York as a subsidiary of American Bell Telephone.
1939 – The non-word “dord,” defined as a physics or chemistry term for “density,” is discovered in the 2nd edition of Merriam-Webster’s New International Dictionary, five years after the guide’s publication. The story of how the word got past proofreaders of the book is interesting and can be found at this link.
1954 – The first color TV sets are offered to the public in North America.

Mayor to model red for American Heart Association event in Columbia

Posted on February 28, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Mayor Julia Nelson is the city’s No. 1 cheerleader, but she will be helping out a great cause in our capital city come March 20.
Nelson will be one of several South Carolina celebrities to model fashions from Columbia boutiques and department stores for Columbia’s Go Red Fashion Show, the brainchild of Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, who modeled the show on the American Heart Association’s annual event held during Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
The show was originally planned for Feb. 27, but winter weather delayed the delivery of several pieces planned for use in the … Read the rest

Les Tindal resigns from Black River Electric board, son takes seat

Posted on February 28, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

d leslie tindalThe Black River Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees announced Friday the resignation of D. Leslie Tindal from the board, effective Feb. 15, 2015.
Tindal was a member of the board for 55 years, and served as its chairman from 1982 to 1986. The board announced that Tindal’s son, David L. Tindal III will complete his father’s term, which has two years left.
David is the owner of Tindal Farms in Pinewood and will represent District 9 on the cooperative board. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Rebecca Thompson and David L. Tindal IV, and a son-in-law, Rob Thompson, … Read the rest

Taste of Home Recipe of the Day

Posted on February 28, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times is featuring one special recipe per day from our friends at Taste of Home until we host the Taste of Home Cooking School on March 12. Join us that day as celebrity chef Michelle Roberts provides great, easy and delicious recipes on the Weldon Auditorium stage. Craft, food and arts vendors will also be on hand. VIP admission is $35, while general admission is $12 before the event. We will have awesome door prizes like $2,500 cash from Prothro Chevrolet and an iPad mini from FTC.
Get your tickets at The Manning Times, the Chamber of Commerce … Read the rest

6 treated for minor injuries following bus wreck

Posted on February 27, 2015 9:09 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Though the S.C. Highway Patrol initially reported no injuries with a wreck between an SUV and a school bus that happened about 3:30 p.m. Friday, a source from the patrol said Friday night that six kids on the bus were taken to Clarendon Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening and minor injuries.
“It was mostly for observation and to check them out,” said Lance Cpl. David Jones.
The wreck happened when a 15-year-old girl driving a Dodge SUV ran into the back of the bus on Greeleyville Highway while the bus was stopped to let off children. Jones said the minor … Read the rest

Happy Birthday: G.G. Cutter

Posted on February 27, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Manning Times wishes G.G. Cutter a very happy birthday!

Disabled vets get van

Posted on February 27, 2015 4:04 pm by Staff Reports

A large crowd of veterans, their supporters and elected officials gathered this morning at the Clarendon County Administrative Building for the unveiling of a van that will be used to transport vets to the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.
See the March 5 edition of The Manning Times for a full story.

Bus wreck on Greeleyville Highway, children fine

Posted on February 27, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a school bus wreck with no injuries on S.C. 261 or Greeleyville Highway near Prospect Avenue.
The wreck, which happened about 3:29 p.m. Friday, was caused by an SUV running into the back of the bus. Clarendon County Fire and EMS officials were on the scene. The children were on the bus and calm. A first responder said no children were injured. Information on the driver of the SUV was not available. Traffic is backed up in both directions.
bus wreck

William Coskrey Plowden IV

Posted on February 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

CHANTILLY, Va. – William Coskrey Plowden IV, 39, husband of Dana Lane Plowden, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Born April 10, 1975, in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Bill was a son of William Coskrey Plowden III and June Coker Plowden. He was a graduate of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and James Madison University. He also held a master’s degree from the University of Maryland University College. As a federal government contractor, he supported many Department of Defense programs within the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He attended Reston Bible Church, … Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect in death of 300K chickens, millions in damages

Posted on February 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect or suspects responsible for the death of about 300,000 chickens and between $1.2 and $1.7 million in damages.
Sheriff Randy Garrett said Friday that suspects have cut the alarms to chicken houses on three separate nights in the past two weeks, causing chickens inside the suffocate to death. Sixteen chicken houses have been total losses thus far.
“The hardest criminal to catch is the one that works alone,” Garrett said. “I do not believe for one second that whoever is doing this is working alone. … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on February 27, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1844 – The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
1864 – The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison in Andersonville, Ga.
1940 – Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
1951 – The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limits presidents to two terms, is ratified.


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