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Premier Spirits and More: Manning Wine and Spirits re-brands
Manning Wine and Spirits was taken over by new management a little over a year ago in January by long-time Clarendon Resident Jeremiah …
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Lakeside pullers operate on all cylinders
Lakeside Pullers is a non-profit pulling club located in Ram Bay at 1425 Hamilton Road, Manning, South Carolina. Lakeside pullers are …
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New boating law in effect as of April 1
  There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the National Defense …
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LMA Headmaster and Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter
Laurence Manning Academy 2020- 2021 Third Quarter Headmaster’s List SECOND GRADE Bateman Brunson- Savannah Grace Coker, …
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Master Gardeners hosting tomato plant pre-sale
The Clarendon Master Gardeners are having a tomato plant pre-sale on Thursday, April 15, from 8:00am until everything is …
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2021 Levi Pearson Scholarship Opportunity
See below for details for a 2021 Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation opportunity:
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2021 Clarendon County Republican Party Convention - April 24
The Clarendon County Republican Party's 2021 Convention will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2PM. The convention will be held …
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Pilot Club begins outreach as pandemic settles down
The Clarendon County Pilot club may have seemed to have gone dormant during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, but nothing could be …
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The K&H Resource Center: A Dream Come True
April 7 will bring a long awaited resource to the town of Summerton and surrounding areas, and a realized vision to Kathleen …
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Nominate and vote for April's Teacher of the Month
Recognize a teacher that you believe has gone above and beyond by nominating them for Teacher of the Month for April. /**/
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Joel Glenn Galloway
Joel Glenn Galloway, Sr., 73, husband of Willarhea Clemmons Galloway, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his home.  Born April …
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LMA JV baseball team moves to 15-0 on the season
Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats JV baseball snatched the lead late in the game in a 14-4 victory over Florence Christian on Friday …
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Clarendon Hall Saints get two more wins in Softball
Clarendon Hall improved to 9-1 overall and 7-0 in region play with two wins this week. The Saints defeated Andrew Jackson 10-0 on …
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McLeod Hospitals Receive BCBS Maternity Care Designation
McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Health Clarendon have been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with a Blue …
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SC Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference Calling For Medicaid Expansion
Columbia, SC - South Carolina Senate Democrats, including Senator Kevin Johnson (D-Clarendon), held a press conference today calling …
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5 arrested in connection to stealing catalytic converters
The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office Investigation Unit has arrested five individuals in connection with the stealing of catalytic …
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Statewide virtual campus walk for suicide prevention - March 27
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. Hundreds of student volunteers …
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Dr. Johnson, CSD2 announce 5 day in person learning can begin April 12
Please see the letter below from Clarendon School District Two Superintendent Dr. Shawn Johnson announcing that the district will …
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Day 2 of pump testing for Clarendon Fire Dept. March 23
From the Clarendon County Fire Department: Day 2 of pump testing is underway. Today we are on the “north end” of our county, …
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Fatal Crash on Plowden Mill Rd in Clarendon County
From the South Carolina Highway Patrol: March 21, 2021 - A one vehicle collision resulted in one fatality. This crash happened in …
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Paxville Mayor dies after 10 years of service
Wade McLeod, Mayor of Paxville since January of 2011, suddenly passed away Saturday, March 20.  More information will be …
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City of Manning releases Boil Water Advisory after Alcolu waterline repair
Per City of Manning Mayor, Julia Nelson:   The water line break has been repaired.  However, if you’re …
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Waterline in Alcolu ruptured; City of Manning working on repairs
Per City of Manning Mayor, Julia Nelson:   The City of Manning water system has a line ruptured on Timberlane Road in …
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Search Saturday 3/19 at Sumter Elks Lodge for 2 missing in Sumter
Please come out to e Sumter Elks Lodge today. The search today will be for 2 missing people from Sumter..Brent Garcia and Rebecca …
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CCSD3 will hold only virtual learning on March 18
From Clarendon County School District Three: Due to the threat of severe weather tomorrow (March 18) and with the goal of keeping …
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Manning Primary School Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter
Manning Primary School announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll:
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Manning Early Childhood Center Honor Roll - 3rd Nine Weeks
Congrats to these honor roll students from Manning Early Childhood Center for the 3rd Nine Weeks!
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Harvin Library to close April 2 for Easter Holiday
The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for the Easter Holiday on Friday, April 2, 2021 and reopen to the public on Monday, …
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Summerton native McClary elected president of AAFS
Carl R. McClary, MS, has been elected president of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, AAFS. A multidisciplinary professional …
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Clarendon Hall Softball defeats St. John's Christian, 25-3
Clarendon Hall defeated St John’s Christian School in 4 innings on Friday, March 26 in Moncks Corner 25-3 to improve 7-1 on the …
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Rachael Lauren Cawood South named to Wofford College's Fall 2020 Dean's List
SPARTANBURG, SC (03/26/2021)-- Rachael Lauren Cawood South has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List. South is from Manning. To …
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Clarendon Hall Varsity Softball rolls to 6-1 with win over Dorchester
Clarendon Hall defeated Dorchester Academy Thursday night in Summerton by a score of 19-4 to move to 6-1 on the season. Maggie …
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LMA JV Baseball team defeats Hartsville, 7-3
Hartsville Foxes JV watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 7-3 loss to Laurence Manning on Thursday. LMA scored on …
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"Bring Grayson Home" benefit Saturday April 3
There will be a #BringGraysonHome Benefit & Yard Sale on Saturday, April 3, 2021 beginning at 7am at the Manning Piggly Wiggly …
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Obituaries
Lawrence “Wade” McLeod, Mayor of Paxville
Lawrence “Wade” McLeod, 68, husband of Mary “Libby” Watkins McLeod, died Saturday, March 20, 2021, at McLeod Regional Medical …
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In Remembrance: Robert Joseph Baker
I have never written an extended obit.  I have never had too. Bobby always did. Bobby always did a lot of things for me. I have …
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William Edward Bagnal
William Edward Bagnal, Sr., 81, widower of Loraine Tucker Bagnal, died Monday, January 11, 2021, at McLeod Health …
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John Russell Floyd
John Russell Floyd, age 59, died December 27, 2020 in MUSC Marion Hospital after an illness.  Graveside …
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John Peter Koziczkowski
John Peter Koziczkowski, 84, husband of Mary Ellen Moody Koziczkowski, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at McLeod Health …
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Marjorie A. (Flannery) Williams
Marjorie A. (Flannery) Williams, 92, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Augusta, KY on Friday, November 6, …
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Joe Bradham
Chances are, if you passed through the Chesterfield County or Orangeburg County public school systems, whether it be as a student, …
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Joseph Paul Youmans
Joseph Paul Youmans, 70, husband of Harriett Grooms Youmans, died Tuesday, December 02, 2020 at his home. Born March 13, 1950, in …
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Jean Bradham Jonté
Jean Bradham Jonté, 86, widow of Robert Wells Jonté, died Friday, October 23, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Melanie …
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EDUCATION

VIDEO - Manning High School Student Council Virtual Scrapbook

From Manning High School: Every year Student Council Historians creates a scrapbook to highlight their events, activities, & community service. The scrapbooks are entered for a chance to win …

Clarendon Hall 2021 3rd Qtr Headmaster & Honor Roll Lists

Headmaster -3rd Quarter 1st Grade- Landon Holliday, Ayanna Patel, Leah Wells 2nd Grade- Olivia Clayton, Annalise Lambert, Charley McIntosh, George Cogdill, Charlie Dixon, Ray Wilson, Adelaide …

Sade Johnson named to Troy University Provost's List

TROY, AL (03/18/2021)-- Sade Johnson of Alcolu, SC, has been named to the Provost's List at Troy University for Term 3 of the 2020/2021 academic year. The Provost's List honors full-time …

Micheal Jordan named to the Troy University Chancellor's List

TROY, AL (03/18/2021)-- Micheal Jordan of Manning, SC, has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for Term 3 of the 2020-2021 academic year. The Chancellor's List honors full-time …
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Quitting TV Shows Again

I just quit watching a television series. It’s nothing important. The series was a comedy show that was popular about twenty years ago. Television shows seem to come to me late. A new …
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Best Plum Pudding Fruit Cake in the World!

All the recipes here would be called artisan...made with traditional and imported ingredients, non mechanized equipment and assembled by elbow grease. From 50 years of watching southern cooks set …
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Hot Topics

The longer I’m on this journey, the more I realize that people have a lot of questions. My husband and I have said from the beginning that we only wanted two things from this: for God to get …
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Camper Project Complete

My camper project is complete. It wasn’t really a project at all but my wife was scared it was going to start. I’ve been watching videos about people that are living in campers and …
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No Fruitcake Jokes Allowed!

If you think fruitcake season is over you are wrong.  It’s been around a long time.  I am told that after the civil war, when there were more widows and spinsters than men left in the …