Monthly Archives: February 2015

Anna Laura Dailey

Posted on February 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

GREELEYVILLE – Anna Laura Dailey, 77, widow of James Robert Dailey, died Feb. 16, 2015, at her home, surrounded by loved ones.

Mrs. Dailey was a homemaker, and loved to cook, work in the yard and caring and doing for her grandchildren. She loved to sneak off and go fishing, when she had the chance. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie (Robin) Evans of Chauncey, Georgia; a grandson, Christopher Evans; a granddaughter, Hannah Evans; a great-grandson, Richard Evans; and a special daughter-in-law, Frances Evans.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Evans.

Graveside services … Read the rest


Hospital’s report card scores high marks

Posted on February 26, 2015 1:01 pm by Staff Reports

Pam Flagler is inundated with data.
And as Clarendon Memorial Hospital’s director of quality and case management, she’s usually sifting through it, searching for ways to improve lagging areas and quick to identify successful approaches in hopes of replicating it elsewhere.
She’s definitely proud of the HCAHPS scores, referring to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
“Every hospital has HCAHPS scores they’re graded on,” explained Dr. Catherine Rabon, the medical director of the hospitalist program. “We use Press Ganey. It’s a consumer score and there’s different questions related to the care they receive, from the nursing staff to … Read the rest


Drew Newman wins Cities Mean Business essay contest

Posted on February 26, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy seventh-grade student Drew Newman was selected by the City of Manning and Main Street Manning as the winner in his age category for the Cities Mean Business Month essay contest. Drew was not available for photographs at a meeting of Manning City Council on Monday where winners were recognized. You can see the second-grade winner at this link, and the fourth-grade winner at this link.

Drew answered the prompt, “If I were mayor for a day.”

 

If I was Mayor for a Day

If I was mayor for a day

I would go to Read the rest


District 2 Spelling Bee winner: Nastasjia Hamilton

Posted on February 26, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Junior High School student seventh-grade student Nastasja Hamilton was recognized Feb. 17 by the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees as the Spelling Bee winner for her grade. She competed in the regional competition for fifth grade at Francis Marion University on Monday night. Other winners recognized at the meeting, but not present for photographs, included Tyler Daniel, fourth grade, and Jaylen Walker, eighth grade.

Fifth-grade winner Aniyah Montgomery is at this link. Sixth-grade winner Abby Richburg, who came in second in the regional competition, is at this link.

nastajia hamilton

 


Red Cross offering new volunteer orientation

Posted on February 26, 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.

 


Harmon P. Hodge Sr.

Posted on February 26, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Harmon P. ”Pat” Hodge Sr., 81, husband of Joyce Rogers Hodge, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Alton Hodge and Mildred Hodge. Mr. Hodge was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He was retired from Campbell Soup Co.

Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Wanda Garner of Alcolu and Bonnie Oxendine of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five brothers; and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harmon P. Hodge Jr.; a daughter, Shelby H. Green; and a granddaughter, Tina Grubb.… Read the rest


NCNW to meet Monday

Posted on February 26, 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.


Happy Birthday: Lamar Kennedy

Posted on February 26, 2015 9:09 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Manning Times wishes Lamar Kennedy a very happy birthday!


Cloudy Thursday on tap

Posted on February 26, 2015 9:09 am by Staff Reports

It’s currently 36 degrees with 92 percent humidity and winds out of the north at 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Today is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a high near 42 and winds out of the north.
Tonight will likely continue to be cloudy with a low around 30.


Raccoon Road mailbox destroyed

Posted on February 26, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 56-year-old man living in the 11000 block of Raccoon Road in Manning told deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office about 7:45 a.m. Feb. 19 that someone ran over his mailbox, causing about $50 in damages sometime the night before his complaint. The man told deputy Cpl. Henry McFadden Jr. that it looked like “large tires hit the mailbox.”


Ansley Welch pens winning Cities Mean Business entry

Posted on February 26, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Laurence Manning Academy fourth-grade student Ansley Welch was one of three winners in the Cities Mean Business essay contest held this month by the City of Manning and Main Street Manning. Welch answered the prompt, “What kind of business would you own?”

Her answer, about going into space, was the most unique of the bunch, according to Manning Tourism Director Carrie Trebil.

She said the contest was open to all Clarendon County school children. Here is the second-grade winner. The middle-school winner will be posted later today.

Here is Welch’s winning entry:

If I owned a Business

If I Read the rest


Today in History …

Posted on February 26, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the reformation of the Luftwaffe, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.
1972 – The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
1993 – A truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring more than 1,000.


Clarendon 2 Spelling Bee Winner: Aniya Montgomery

Posted on February 26, 2015 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Elementary School fifth-grade student Aniya Montgomery was recognized Feb. 17 by the Clarendon School District 2 Board of Trustees as the Spelling Bee winner for her grade. She competed in the regional competition for fifth grade at Francis Marion University on Monday night. More winners recognized at the Feb. 17 meeting will be posted throughout the day.

aniya montgomery


Outreach Center looking for basketball teams

Posted on February 26, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Taw Caw Outreach Community Center, 1126 Granby Lane in Summerton, will host community basketball games in the spring. Center volunteers are looking for all interested church and individual groups to sign-up by calling (803) 488-8000 by Saturday.


$20K bond for Lake City teen charged in November wreck that killed Turbeville teen

Posted on February 26, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

LAKE CITY – A 17-year-old Lake City man was arrested Monday for his alleged role in the head-on collision that killed two people on Nov. 24, 2014, on Morris Street outside of Lake City.

Joshua Lloyd of The Florence Morning News reports that John Samuel Cox III of 149 Springs Road in Lake City was charged with two counts of reckless homicide caused by injury of a motor vehicle.

S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins announced the charges Monday, saying an investigation showed Cox was the at-fault driver when the wreck occurred. According to reports, Cox swerved left of center, … Read the rest


Ruby Lee Richburg Brown

Posted on February 26, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Ruby Lee Richburg Brown, 84, widow of Arthur Lee Brown, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Woodruff Manor in Woodruff.
Born in the Bloomville community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late William Arthur Richburg and Janie Gertrude Ridgeway Richburg. Mrs. Brown was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley Arthur Brown (Chhunlay) of Boiling Springs and Kenneth Bethea Brown (Jacki) of Sumter; a brother, Charles Olden Richburg of Alcolu; a sister, Jewel Lowder of Alcolu; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William A. Richburg … Read the rest


William Coskrey Plowden IV

Posted on February 26, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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, he was a son of William Coskrey Plowden III and June Coker Plowden.

Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179.

www.stephensfuneralhome.org

 

 


Taste of Home Recipe of the Day

Posted on February 26, 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


Richard Johnson Jr.

Posted on February 26, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Richard Johnson Jr., 76, widower of Dorothy Blackwell Johnson and husband of Phosa Gibson Johnson, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Born May 20, 1938, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Richard Johnson Sr. and Mary Lou Hodge DeLaine Johnson.

The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Rosell Johnson, 1474 Meagen Lane in Manning.

Services for Richard Johnson Jr. will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.


MJHS Honor Roll: First Semester

Posted on February 25, 2015 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Manning Junior High School has released its honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. Names are printed as presented by Clarendon School District 2. For more information, call (803) 435-4435.

A HONOR ROLL
Taj Blair, Elizabeth Broadway, Jasmin Burgess, Thomas Burke, Ashley Clark, Tyla Cummings, T’mara Dingle, Tajabreonca Dow, Riley Floyd, Lillian Gilliard, Natajia Hamilton, Ethan Johnson, Brooklyn Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Marie Joyner, Sadaya Lawson, Christ Livingston, Christopher Lloyd, Jack Owens, Madison Sexton, Emily Thigpen, Heather Varn, Autumn Washington-Grose, Emily Weardon and Madisen Winn-Dennis.

A-B HONOR ROLL
Alerra Abraham, Kathryn Ann Anderson, Jonathan Baltzegar, Summer Barrett, … Read the rest


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