Monthly Archives: March 2017

Lennie Jean Epps Curran

Posted on March 2, 2017 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Lennie Jean Epps Curran, 85, widow of Thomas Daniel Curran, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Elmcroft of Florence.
Born Sept. 3, 1931, in New Zion, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand Quinton Epps and Mary West Epps. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Daniel Curran of Manning; a sister-in-law, Vivian Ardis Epps; and six nieces and nephews, Frances Hart (Eddie) of Georgia, Mary Eidson (Jeff) of Idaho, Shawn Epps (Cathe) of Lugoff, Quinton Epps (Jeannie) and Allison Mitchell (Stacy), both of Lexington, and William “Billy” Epps of Manning.… Read the rest


Francis Eugene Young

Posted on March 2, 2017 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

Francis Eugene Young, 94, widower of Vashti Huggins Young, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at National Health Care in Columbia.
Born March 9, 1922, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late William Jefferson Young and Mildred Loretta Hodge Young. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Woodman of the World and Clarendon Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Ann Young Register (John) of Columbia; a brother, David Young (Melva) of Manning; four grandchildren, Mandy Register … Read the rest


Fire Danger Statement issued for Friday due to high winds, dryness

Posted on March 2, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Fire Danger Statement in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Friday for the Clarendon County area. Forecasts call for a dry and breezy Friday, with a minimum relative humidity at about 20 percent. Winds will be northwest at 10-15 mph with gusts of about 20 mph. This combination will bring increased fire danger. Less wind will occur Saturday and Sunday, but it will remain very dry with continued enhanced fire danger.


Betty Loretta Wilson Cross

Posted on March 2, 2017 4:04 pm by Submitted via Email

SUMTER – Betty Loretta Wilson Cross, 87, widow of Harry Cuthbert Cross, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey in SUmter.
Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late George Leon Wilson, Annie Lorena Ardis Griffin and Arthur G. Griffin. Mrs. Cross was a member of Santee Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as the secretary-treasurer for many years. She retired from Farmers Telephone Cooperative after more than 35 years of service and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two children, Cindy Cross Keisling (Scott) and Cliff … Read the rest


Rembert shooting suspect arrested in Clarendon

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Staff Reports

A 24-year-old Rembert man wanted in Sumter on murder charges was arrested Wednesday night in Clarendon County.
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Ken Bell said Clarendon deputies worked with Sumter law enforcement to arrest Assad Jamal McNeil about 6 p.m. Wednesday at a Clarendon County home.
Bell said that McNeil “surrendered without resisting,” and said a tip led to the man’s arrest.
According to The Sumter Citizen, McNeil was wanted to a shooting incident that occurred Sept. 8, 2016, at a home in the 200 block of Apollo Street in Wedgefield. Deputies reported at the time that … Read the rest


Macey Jans to represent LMA at State Science Fair

Posted on March 2, 2017 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

Macey Jans was the seventh-grade winner in the South Carolina Independent School Association preliminary round of the science fair. She advanced to the state competition, which will be held in April.


LMA girls B-team falls to First Baptist

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

The Laurence Manning Academy softball B-team fell Wednesday to First Baptist. Malorie Spiegel had two hits with an inside the park homerun and two RBI. Bailey Moore had two hits and one RBI. Laura Betts Brogdon had three hits and two RBI. Gracen Nalley had two hits and two RBI. Malorie Spiegel was on the mound for LMA. The team is now 0-2 and the Swampcats play Tuesday at Colleton Prep.


JV Lady Saints defeat Colleton Prep, win first game of season

Posted on March 2, 2017 4:04 am by Submitted via Email

The Clarendon Hall junior varsity Lady Saints defeated Colleton Prep Tuesday at home by a score of 12-9. Amberly WAy led the Saints with a 3-3- day at the plate and 3 RBI. Way also picked up the win on the mound with 18 strike outs. Bailey Corbett went 2-3 with one RBI and McKenley Wells went 2-3. The Saints are 1-0 on the season and will play 4 p.m. Friday at home against Patrick Henry.


Today in History: Thursday, March 2

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

537 – Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges begins the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.
986 – Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
1127 – Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
1444 – Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhë.
1458 – George of Poděbrady is chosen as the king of Bohemia.
1476 – Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major … Read the rest


Special Weather Statement warns of severe thunderstorms

Posted on March 1, 2017 11:11 pm by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Special Weather Statement for Clarendon County and surrounding areas through 3 a.m. Thursday. A line of strong thunderstorms will affect the area. At 10:37 p.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Bishopville west to the Columbia metro area. Movement was southeast at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.


Sen. Scott makes statement on HBCU Executive Order

Posted on March 1, 2017 4:04 pm by Sen. Tim Scott

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the HBCU Executive Order signed by the President yesterday:
“HBCUs are not only special institutions that are deeply rooted in our country’s history, but today, they continue to serve nearly 300,000 students a year. Many of our aspiring professionals continue to look at our HBCUs as their education institution of choice. According to the Department of Education, nearly eighty percent of black Americans who received degrees in medicine and dentistry were trained at HBCUs. Their graduates also make up nearly seventy percent of our black officers who serve in the … Read the rest


Wreck blocking Keitt, Mill streets

Posted on March 1, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting the roadway blocked at West Keitt and South Mill streets due to a wreck with no injuries.


Lake Wind Advisory issued through Thursday morning

Posted on March 1, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

The National Weather Service out of Columbia has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for the Clarendon County area through 3 a.m. Thursday. Winds on the lake could exceed 25 knots and overturn small vessels.


Residents receive degrees from WGU

Posted on March 1, 2017 11:11 am by Submitted via Email

Several local residents received degrees from Western Governors University recently at the 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremonies held Feb. 11 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.
The 11,000 graduates included Manning residents Crystal Higbe, bachelor of science in nursing; Shirley Simon, bachelor of science in and Katherine Huggins, master of science in management and leadership. Graduates also included Summerton resident Roxanne Still, bachelor of science in nursing.


Murder Mystery Dinner Show / Saturday, March 11th

Posted on March 1, 2017 9:09 am by Kedrick Johnson

Corey John’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show is coming to Manning again. Get your ticket early for a unique night of fun, mystery, and murder. Contact Corey for details and tickets! #TheMarionHouse


Roadway blocked at U.S. 15, Paxville Highway

Posted on March 1, 2017 9:09 am by Staff Reports

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting the roadway blocked at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Paxville Highway in Paxville due to a wreck with no injuries.


Overturned vehicle blocking Old Manning Road on Sumter side

Posted on March 1, 2017 8:08 am by Staff Reports

For those traveling to Sumter via Old Georgetown and Old Manning roads, the roadway is blocked at Lakewood High School on the Sumter side due to an overturned vehicle. The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting serious injuries. No other information is available at this time.


Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

Posted on March 1, 2017 3:03 am by Staff Reports

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son.
“If … Read the rest


Today in History: Wednesday, March 1

Posted on March 1, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

509 BC – Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus.
293 – Emperor Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi (“Four Rulers of the World”).
317 … Read the rest


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