Monthly Archives: July 2017

‘And life is worth the living … ‘

Posted on July 31, 2017 11:11 pm by Heather Atkinson Branham

EDITOR’S NOTE: Easton Oliver Branham, son of Heather Atkinson Branham and Jeffrey Branham, was gravely injured a year ago today, July 31, in a drowning accident. The 2-year-old bundle of energy passed away days later, on Aug. 3. His mother wrote this as a tribute to her son and a warning to other parents. We have shared it with her permission.

Three-hundred and sixty-five days ago, our world got flipped upside down.
You never think something like this can happen to you. That’s because you’re a “better parent than that.”
But please, don’t kid yourself into thinking tragedies can’t or … Read the rest

Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, Aug. 9

Posted on July 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will stop from 1-2 pm. today at Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260.
For more information, call (803) 435-8633.

Posted on July 31, 2017 10:10 pm by Submitted via Email

East Clarendon High student found safe

Posted on July 31, 2017 7:07 pm by Staff

A 15-year-old East Clarendon High School student missing since Sunday afternoon from her Lynchburg home has been found safe and sound by Sumter deputies.
Spokesman Ken Bell with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said Mackayla Nesbitt of Douglass Swamp Road in Lynchburg was found in Columbia earlier Monday afternoon. He said deputies were en route about 5:45 p.m. to retrieve the girl and return her to her parents.

Honoring Judge James Dingle

Posted on July 31, 2017 4:04 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

The true definition of a man is shown through his character and his actions and by the way he treats others, especially when the others can do nothing for him.
I am going to take this column to brag on Judge James Dingle, because he would never do it for himself.
I met Judge Dingle several years ago. Since then, we have worked on many service projects together, and he never ceases to amaze me. A few months back, Habitat for Humanity hosted a womanless beauty pageant. With very little arm twisting, I was able to convince the judge that … Read the rest

Sheriff’s Office seeking men said to be ‘armed and dangerous’

Posted on July 31, 2017 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for two men who have pending outstanding warrants for 16 counts of breaking into motor vehicles; first-degree burglary; and grand larceny.
Eric Hunter Tingle and Matthew Ryan Proctor have ties to Manning, Sumter, Orangeburg and Richland counties, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley.
“(The suspects) have stolen several weapons and should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Baxley in a social media post on the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.
Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is asked to call (803) 435-4414 or 911.

Deputies search for missing East Clarendon High student

Posted on July 31, 2017 1:01 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for a 15-year-old Lynchburg girl who went missing from her home on Sunday.
Mackayla Nesbitt, a student at East Clarendon High School, was last seen by her mother at home about noon Sunday. The woman told deputies that when she came back at 6 p.m. Sunday, her daughter had taken a duffle bag of clothes, a pair of tennis shoes from the mother’s closet and all of her makeup.
Deputies said in a report that the girl could possibly be in Florence. Authorities there have also been notified. Sheriff Tim Baxley said his … Read the rest

David Pressley Burns

Posted on July 31, 2017 10:10 am by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home

David Pressley Burns, 82, beloved husband of Pat McCoy Burns, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born Nov. 24, 1934, in Clarendon County, he was the son of the late James Flovia Burns and Corrina Morris Burns. After graduating from Edmunds High School, David joined the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher. He left there to join the FBI in Washington, D.C. A short while later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was recruited into the Defense Attache. That led him to work in the American Embassy in Ankara, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Vienna, Austria; … Read the rest

Rev. Ronnie Lee McFadden

Posted on July 31, 2017 10:10 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC

FLORENCE – The Rev. Ronnie Lee McFadden, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Turbeville, died Sunday, July 23, 2017.
Born March 29, 1974, he was a son of Elder Stella Atkinson McFadden and the late Leroy “Hammer” McFadden.
Celebratory services were held Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 703 N. Jones Road in Olanta. Bishop Kenneth L. Gibson officiated, with the Rev. M.A. McMillian Sr. presiding, assisted by Dr. Ezekiel Hampton, Elder Willie J. Witherspoon and Elder M.R. Singletary.
Burial followed in the churchyard cemeter.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, … Read the rest

Jeremiah Hayward Jr.

Posted on July 31, 2017 10:10 am by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

Jeremiah Heyward Jr. died Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.
Born Sept. 2, 1957, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah (Everlena) Heyward.
He attended Furman High School. At an early age, he joined Enon Missionary Baptist Church of Sumter, and later in life, he joined Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Pinewood.
He was married to Angela S. Heyward of Manning, which was a union of memories and blessings. Many lives were touched by Jeremiah’s “Jerry’s” gracious manners and laughter. Jeremiah “Jerry” was a delight to his family, friends, community and … Read the rest

Manning woman receives doctorate of pharmacy

Posted on July 31, 2017 2:02 am by Submitted via Email

Dr. Aubrey Lukaszewicz-Patterson has received her doctorate of pharmacy from West Virginia University. She was a Rite Aid Pharmacy technician for five-and-a-half years and has accepted a position with a large health-service organization in South Carolina. She and her husband, Tyler Patterson, live in Manning. Her parents are Cheryl Miller-Lukaszewicz of Pittsburgh and Andrew and Dorothy Lukaszewicz of Clinton.

Today in History: Monday, July 31

Posted on July 31, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

30 BC – Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian’s forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.
781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
1201 – Attempted usurpation by John Komnenos the Fat for the throne of Alexios III Angelos.
1423 – Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Cravant: The French army is defeated by the English at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
1451 – Jacques Cœur is … Read the rest

Missing Dog: Monte

Posted on July 30, 2017 9:09 pm by Submitted via Facebook

Monte, a black lab-beagle mix, is missing from the Bloomville area, about two miles from Shannon Greens Golf Course. If you see him, please call (803) 410-7542.

Pinewood man charged with attempted murder after fleeing checkpoint

Posted on July 30, 2017 3:03 pm by Staff Reports

A Pinewood man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly running a safety checkpoint being staged by the Sumter Police Department.
Dezmond A. Mitchell, 26, of 3548 Bomar Trail in Pinewood, was initially charged by authorities early July 22 with failure to stop for a blue light; possession of a weapon; possession of a controlled substance; driving under the influence, first offense; and open container.
Mitchell allegedly fled the checkpoint about 11:45 p.m. July 21 and ultimately wrecked at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Drive near downtown Sumter shortly after midnight.
While he was being booked at the … Read the rest

Posted on July 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Kedrick Johnson

7 plead guilty to food stamp fraud

Posted on July 30, 2017 12:12 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that seven individuals pleaded guilty to charges of Fraudulent Acquisition or Use of Food Stamps in York County.
All seven individuals – Dequitta Fonta White, Brooke Elizabeth Rogers, Victoria Nerissa Alexandria Sanders, Jatonica Denise Williams, LaBrecia Sharda White, Shenisa Paulvette Davis, and Kimberly Angel Nicole Johnson – pleaded guilty to one count each of fraudulent acquisition or use of food stamps less than $2,000.
These cases stem from an investigation into SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit trafficking that took place at the Daily Express Mart, a small convenience store in Rock … Read the rest

Wreck with no injuries at Breeland Street, St. Paul Road

Posted on July 30, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a wreck with no injuries at Breeland Street and St. Paul Road in the Summerton area.

2017 Clarendon’s Best Stylist: Mary Kinlaw

Posted on July 30, 2017 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Mary Kinlaw was named 2017 Clarendon’s Best Stylist by Manning Times’ readers.

Posted on July 30, 2017 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Today in History: Sunday, July 30

Posted on July 30, 2017 12:12 am by Staff Reports

762 – Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
1419 – First Defenestration of Prague: A crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
1502 – Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
1608 – At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first … Read the rest


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