Monthly Archives: November 2015

Today in History …

Posted on November 29, 2015 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker

1549 – The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins.
1783 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
1847 – Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1975 – … Read the rest


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

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JV Saints lost first game against St. Johns

Posted on November 28, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV boys basketball team lost its first game Tuesday to St. Johns by a score of 28-24. Drew Hill led the team with eight points and five rebounds. Robbie James added six points and four rebounds. The team plays again Tuesday at home against Williamsburg Academy.


George McCray

Posted on November 28, 2015 5:05 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

George McCray died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Ingram McCray.
He attended Sumter County public schools and graduated from Sumter High School. He joined the Job Corps and achieved a Carpentry Certificate of Technical Training from the Atlanta Job Corps Center of Georgia. He was later employed with the Sumter Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for many years.
Survivors besides his mother include four sisters, Louise Pringle, Gloria Nathaniel, Sadie (Terry) Gayle, all of Sumter, and Dolla … Read the rest


JV Lady Saints win first game

Posted on November 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon Hall JV girls basketball team opened its season Tuesday with a win against St. Johnson Christian in Moncks Corner. The swcore was 21-4.
Brynne Baxley led the JV Lady Saints with six points and seven rebounds. Sara James added four points, and Mackenzie Bagnal added three points and four rebounds. The JV Lady Saints play again Tuesday against Williamsburg Academy at home.


SC Chief Justice to speak Sunday at Courthouse grand re-opening

Posted on November 28, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal will be the guest speaker at a service 2 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Clarendon County Courthouse. A reception will follow, and self-guided tours may be taken until 4 p.m.


A Thankful Note from Kayla Matthews

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

I’m thankful for my small town and how supportive we are of each other. I’m always thankful for my loving family, faithful friends, my Fiancé Nick and my future bonus-daughter Emma.
– Kayla Matthews


Gardner marks 71st Carolina-Clemson game

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

The Clemson-Carolina rivalry dates back to 1896, and has gone on 105 consecutive years since 1909.
Manning resident Ted Gardner has been there for the last 70, and today’s game in Williams-Brice will mark his 71st.
Gardner, 87, attended his first Carolina-Clemson game as a 17-year-old Clemson freshman in 1945.
Gardner’s first memory of the rivalry is 1945’s 0-0 tie in Columbia during the Big Thursday era.
“It was right after the end of World War II,” he told The State before his 65th game in 2009. “Both teams had a lot of returning veterans, and they fought each other … Read the rest


SC shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales

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

COLUMBIA (AP) — A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.

Taxing Amazon’s in-state sales could add tens of millions of dollars to South Carolina’s coffers in 2016, said Max Behlke, the National Conference of State Legislatures’ manager of state and federal relations.

State Revenue Director Rick Reames declined to give estimates beyond saying, “We expect a significant increase in sales tax revenues.”

For years, the Seattle-based company fought collecting sales taxes from its customers. The … Read the rest


Louis Riley

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

Louis “Uncle Bubba” “Pap” Riley, 81, widower of Marie Junious Riley, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born Jan. 26, 1931, in Rimini, he was a son of the late Jacob and Phronie Hampton Riley. He attended Clarendon County public schools. He retired from Santee Print. He was a member of Antioch UME Church.
Survivors include his children, Jacob (Ruth) Riley, Mary Lee (Samuel) Nelson, Luetina R. Green and Tina M. Riley; a granddaughter raised in the home, Teragin (Ellison) Holland; three sisters, Lena Ragin, Elanora (John) Simmons and the Rev. Mary Lou Brailsford; … Read the rest


A Thankful Note from Deb Glen

Posted on November 28, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

We are thankful for friends in every state.
– Deb Glen


Earnest Gant

Posted on November 28, 2015 7:07 am by Robert Joseph Baker

SUMMERTON – Earnest Gant, 61, husband of Diane Gant, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at The Brian Center in Columbia.
Born Sept. 20, 1954, in Manning, he was a son of the late Clinton and Eliza Merchant Gant.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Hill AME Church. The Rev. Marie Harvin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ivy Cemetery in Davis Station.
The family will receive friends at the home of Maxine House, 4731 Moses Dingle Road in Summerton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in Summerton,


Anthony LaShawn Adger

Posted on November 28, 2015 6:06 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Anthony LaShawn “Pete” Adger, husband of Vastine Janelle Adger, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
Born Sept. 26, 1977, in Manning, he was the grandson of the late Johnny and Bernice Adger.
He attended Military Department of Defense Schools. He accepted the Lord at an early age, continuing his spiritual journey at Abundant Life Worship Center in Augusta, under the leadership of pastors Hardie and Evett Davis.
Survivors besides his wife include five children, Ethan, Siyanne, Jadyn, Jayleigh and Devyn of Severn, Maryland; his parents, Gloria (Eddie) Slaton of Augusta; four brothers, Christopher (Jamie) Tenney … Read the rest


A Thankful Note from Toni Hurst

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

I am thankful for my home-based business.
– Toni Hurst


Electronics stolen from home during flood

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

A 42-inch flat screen Sony smart TV, a 15-inch Asus laptop, two Bose 301 speakers, altogether valued at $2,370 were reportedly stolen from a home in the first block of Walker Street in Manning between Oct. 4 and 6.
According to reports, the 46-year-old owner of the home said she and her partner were forced to evacuate the home Oct. 4 during the flood, and that when they returned they found the front door detached from the home, which caused about $250 in damages.


Thelma Ruth Pugh Crosby

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

PINEWOOD – Thelma Ruth Pugh Crosby, 71, widow of Wellington “Turk” Crosby Jr., died on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1944, in the Silver community of Manning.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 7650 Summerton Highway, with the Rev. Willie J. Chandler, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Terry Johnson, Tranell James, Frederick Johnson and Quentin Laron Blanding, assisting. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at her home, 1784 Bethune Road in Pinewood.
These services have been entrusted


A Thankful Note from Vanessa Poston Gardner

Posted on November 28, 2015 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

I’m thankful for second chances and the people who give them.
– Vanessa Poston Gardner


Posted on November 28, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Posted on November 28, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Today in History …

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

1520 – After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European ships to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
1811 – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
1814 – The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam-powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1885 … Read the rest


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