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7-year-old Georgia child dies of COVID-19

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A 7-year-old boy with COVID-19 has become the youngest known person to die in Georgia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The African-American boy had no other … more

Manning man arrested in connection to shooting death

MANNING – A 22-year-old Manning man died early Friday morning in what Clarendon County Corner Bucky Mock called an “incident.”“Javon Smith died between 3:30 a.m. and 4 … more

Is your life out of control because you are in control?

During my seminary days, I was a chaplain at University Hospital in Louisville. The chaplains rotated shifts in the emergency room overnight to minister to those brought in. The hospital was a level three trauma center, so we got every accident, … more

OPINION: As the filibuster goes, so goes the GOP

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." This was the nightmare of Ben Franklin. Yet, with passage this spring of a $4 trillion bailout of an economy facing historic losses because … more

OPINION: History not yet repeated

WASHINGTON - Seventy-five years ago Sunday, three days after the first use of a nuclear weapon, the second occurred. There has not been a third in the subsequent 27,394 days. One of humanity's remarkable achievements is this absence of … more

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer "Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this … more

Guilt remains 40 years after withholding reference

DEAR ABBY - About 40 years ago, I did someone an injustice, and I have felt guilty ever since. I worked for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that fired an accounting clerk who was in my small office. I didn't know why she was fired, and I … more

CAMMIE SWEAT GREEN

Cammie Sweat Green, 94, widow of Johnnie Green and daughter of the late Priestly and Polene Way Sweat, was born on March 30, 1926, in Clarendon County. She departed this life on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter. Public … more

MARTHA JAMES JACKSON

MANNING - Martha James Jackson, 90, widow of Oque Clinkscales, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at her residence, 249 Manchester Drive, Manning. She was born July 30, 1930, a daughter of the late Murray James and Virginia Chatman James. Memorial … more

GEORGE HOWARD RAGIN

On Friday, July 31, 2020, George Howard Ragin, husband of Mirrel Richburg Simms Ragin, "Thelma," exchanged his rugged cross for his precious crown at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born on Sept. 19, 1938, in the St. Paul Community of … more

SHEARLYANN HAMMOND ROCK

Shearlyann Hammond Rock, 69, of 1019 Whitehorse St., passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. Graveside services for Ms. Rock will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1093 Oswego Highway. Public viewing will be … more

BUREL MILLER

LYNCHBURG - We regret to announce the passing on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, of Burel "Sco" Miller, 82, of 825 Grapevine Lane, Lynchburg, son of the late Washington Miller and Elder Inez McKenzie Miller. He was born on March 15, 1938, in the Shiloh … more

JAMES CHANDLER

Elder James Chandler, 74, husband of Rachel Colclough Chandler, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital, Little River. He was born July 29, 1946, in Sumter, a son of the late Paul Chandler and Bertha Harrington Chandler. Graveside … more

LEAVESTER WILSON

Leavester Wilson, 89, husband of Martha Ann Spann Wilson and son of the late Ollie Wilson and Sarah Perry Wilson, was born on Feb. 16, 1931, in Sumter. He departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter. Public … more

OLA BELLE RICHARDSON

Graveside services for Mrs. Ola Belle Richardson will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at White Cemetery Airport Road, Sumter, with Pastor Larry W. Barnes officiating. A public viewing will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Ola … more

BETTY LOU HUNTER

Betty Lou Johnson Hurley Hunter, 84, wife of Alton M. Hunter, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at her home. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in … more

GEORGE WASHINGTON DAILEY

George Washington Dailey, 82, husband of Adell Holmes Dailey and son of the late Jurry and Annie Lee Clarke Dailey, was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Brunswick, Georgia. He departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at his residence. Job's … more

MICHELLE PINKNEY BROWN

Michelle Pinkney Brown, 58, daughter of Cleveland Pinkney Sr. and Elizabeth Buroughs Pinkney, was born on Feb. 2, 1962, in Bronx, New York. She departed this earthly life on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. She … more

ABRAHAM KING

MANNING - Abraham "Abe" King, 66, husband of Sheryl Milligan King, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. He was born July 2, 1954, in Manning, a son of the late Ed Louis King and Maggie King. These services have been … more
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