Monthly Archives: June 2015

Frederick Boatright

Posted on June 24, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Frederick Boatright, 73, widower of Ernestine Johnson Boatright, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law.
Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Manning, he was a son of the late Acie Boatright and Ruth Lee Martin Boatright.
Celebratory services for Frederick Boatright will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Manning, with the Rev. Carnell Witherspoon officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Pugh, Roberta Pendergrass and the Rev. Ramsey McFadden.
Burial will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery, Kingstree Highway in Manning.
The family will receive friends at the … Read the rest

Man charged with drug, gun offenses at safety checkpoint

Posted on June 24, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A 24-year-old Manning man was arrested about 12:45 a.m. June 7 at a safety checkpoint in the area of Boyce and Boundary streets and charged with drug and gun offenses.
According to reports from the Manning Police Department, Corey Michael Phillips, 24, of 1235 Hector Walker Road in Manning, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second offense, and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
Cpl. W.B. Secrist II first approached the vehicle and reported smelling “a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” The suspect was removed from the vehicle and asked if he had any marijuana, … Read the rest

Posted on June 23, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Providence Christian Church 7th anniversary

Posted on June 23, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Providence Christian Church, 1100 Dozier Mallett Road in Manning, will celebrate its 7th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, with a theme of “Look Where He has Brought Us From.” The Rev. Leroy James and members of Kingdom Builders Deliverance Church of Pinewood will be guests of the church, whose host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Bennie Colclough.

Minerva Earline Rhodus Jones

Posted on June 23, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Minerva Earline Rhodus Jones, 71, wife of Horace DeVaughn Jones, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Lexington Medical Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1944, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Leslie Martin Rhodus Sr. and Corine Rebecca DuBose Rhodus Ard. She was of the Baptist faith and she attended Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church.
Survivors besides her husband of 53 years of Manning include a son, Marty Jones (Linda) of Manning; a daughter, Becky Tobias (P.J.) of Manning; a sister, Ruby Harrington of Sumter; and five grandchildren, Wil, Kayla, Jay, Marti-Leigh and Joshua.
She was preceded in death … Read the rest

Plans released for viewing of Senator’s body at State House

Posted on June 23, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Department of Public Safety has announced the following logistic and parking plans for the viewing of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney at the State House starting Wednesday.
Visitors should assemble outside the Northeast visitors’ entrance. All visitors must proceed through the security checkpoint inside the entrance, and must sign a registry. From there, visitors will file up the Westside staircase for viewing. BPS will maintain a continual flow of the line, and visitors will proceed back down the Eastside staircase and out the Northeast doors.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and other law enforcement agencies, will … Read the rest

Manning man charged with drug offenses, DUS at checkpoint

Posted on June 23, 2015 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

A 20-year-old Manning man was charged about 2 a.m. June 2 with several drug offenses and driving under suspension after being stopped at a safety checkpoint in the area of Boyce and Boundary streets.
According to reports, Jesus Villa of 2424 Alex Harvin Highway in Manning, was driving a Nissan Sentra through the checkpoint and came in contact with Manning Police Department Cpl. W.B. Secrist II. Secrist reported smelling marijuana, and observed Villa allegedly attempting to hide a cigar pack in his pants.
A search of Villa, who was removed from the vehicle, revealed the cigar pack, which contained three … Read the rest

Vote Miss Clarendon Teen for People’s Choice

Posted on June 23, 2015 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Voting is still open for Miss Clarendon Teen 2015 Addison Hicks for People’s Choice at next week’s Miss South Carolina Outstanding Teen. Each vote is $1 and can be made at Funds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Taw Caw MBC Homecoming

Posted on June 23, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 Granby Lane in Summerton, will celebrate its Homecoming Anniversary July 5, with Sunday School at 9 a.m. devotional services at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship service at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate and rejoice.

Dems won’t meet in July

Posted on June 23, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will not meet in July. The group’s next meeting will be held Aug. 6, 2015.

Missing dogs last seen on Crossroads Church Road

Posted on June 23, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

A bull mastiff named Cain, pictured, and a boxer named Tucker, not pictured, were last seen together Sunday on Crossroads Church Road. The dogs will be traveling together. Tucker is described as fawn and white, a boxer mix with cut ears. If you see the dogs, please call Graison Matthews at (803) 225-5205. There is a $200 reward being offered.
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Walmart to remove Confederate flag merchandise

Posted on June 23, 2015 5:05 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The nation’s largest retailer said Monday that it will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores.
Retail locations and currently carry the Confederate flag as well as attire featuring the flag’s design, such as T-shirts and belt buckles, according to CNN, which asked several major companies about selling such merchandise.
Walmart’s announcement is the latest indication that the flag, which is to some a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston.
Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that … Read the rest

Manning man arrested for allegedly stealing beer

Posted on June 23, 2015 3:03 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Two cases of beer allegedly stolen from a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning earned a Manning man a night in the Clarendon County Detention Center last week.
The Manning Police Department arrested DeQuon Warren, 20, of 1151 Travis Lane in Manning, about 9:52 p.m. June 17, charging him with shoplifting.
According to reports, Sgt. Alexander Duckes and Sr. Cpl. Tina Mack spoke with a store employee, who said that Warren allegedly walked out of the store heading west on Paxville Highway. Police found the suspect on the sidewalk in front of AutoZone, a few blocks … Read the rest

Today in History …

Posted on June 23, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.”
1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

Ridgeway fears Confederate Flag issue distracts from Charleston tragedy

Posted on June 22, 2015 7:07 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Rep. Robert Ridgeway III said Monday that he’s proud of the way South Carolina and Charleston have handled the tragic church shooting in that city, and that he hopes the Confederate Flag issue doesn’t detract from that event.
“I don’t want the flag issue to pull attention away from what our ultimate problem is,” Ridgeway said. “It’s an issue of the heart, where we should look at each other as people and not as different races.”
Gov. Nikki Haley called Monday for the Confederate Flag to be removed from the State House grounds. It was moved to the Confederate Monument … Read the rest

Gov. Haley’s full speech from Monday press conference on Confederate Flag

Posted on June 22, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

This has been a very difficult time for our state.

We have stared evil in the eye and watched good, prayerful people killed in the most sacred of places.

We were hurt and broken.

We needed to heal.

We were able to start that process not by talking about issues that divide us but by holding vigils, hugging our neighbors, honoring those we lost, and falling to our knees in prayer.

Our state is grieving. But we are also coming together.

The outpouring of love and support from all corners and all peoples in our state and nation has been … Read the rest

Minerva R. Jones

Posted on June 22, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Minerva Earline Rhodus Jones, 71, wife of Horace DeVaughn Jones, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia.
Services will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, (803) 435-2179.

Johnson: Votes are there for legislators to remove Confederate Flag

Posted on June 22, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sen. Kevin Johnson said Monday afternoon that he believes the General Assembly has the two-thirds’ majority it needs to “successfully remove the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds to a more appropriate place.”
Johnson was pleased with Gov. Nikki Haley’s call Monday to remove the flag from the Confederate Monument on the Gervais Street side of the Capitol grounds.
“I was pleased with the stance the governor took, and I was glad to see a bi-partisan group of state legislators,” he said. “I was even more impressed as far as who was in that group. I think taking down … Read the rest

Haley calls for removal of Confederate Flag from State House grounds

Posted on June 22, 2015 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Gov. Nikki Haley called Monday afternoon for the removal of the Confederate Flag from State House grounds.
“We’re not going to allow this symbol to divide us any longer; the fact that people are using it as a symbol of hate is a fact we cannot stand,” Haley said. “July 4 is just around the corner … it is fitting that our State House will soon fly the state of our country … and no others. One-hundred and fifty years after the Civil War, the time has come.”
Haley made the announcement while speaking about Wednesday’s tragedy at Mother Emanuel … Read the rest

Prayer vigil at Liberty Hill AME Church on Tuesday

Posted on June 22, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Historic Liberty HIll AME Church in Summerton will hold a prayer service for the victims of the Charleston AME church shooting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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