Jeffrey Lampkin’s Country Boy Kitchen

Posted by | June 14, 2019 9:20 am

On Thursday Manning native Jeffery Lampkin, held a private grand opening for his soul food restaurant in Sumter, SC.  Country Boy Kitchen is located 5642 Broad St, Sumter, SC. The restaurant will be open to the public on today from 7 AM – 6 PM.


ASCAS Announces TNR program for Clarendon County

Posted by | June 14, 2019 9:15 am

by JOHNNY WEEKS

jweeks.editor.mt@gmail.com

Clarendon County will soon have help in coping with and controlling its’ feral cat population. A Second Chance Animal Shelter, working in partnership with groups and individuals in the community, is announcing the official start of a county-wide Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program for feral cats.

“Feral” is a behavioral trait used to describe non-domesticated felines left to fend for themselves. Typically, colonies of ferals develop, and grow exponentially. In the wild, this is not so much an issue. But in residential communities and left unchecked, serious health and quality-of-life concerns soon arise.Read the rest



Clarendon County School Superintendant retires after 17 years of service

Posted by | June 14, 2019 7:50 am

by NIGEL JOHNSON

mtscreporter@gmail.com

Retiring is the right of passage for most working people. There are so many mixed emotions that can go along with it. People get up every morning for many years facing the day as a working-class citizen. When a person loves their job, it is way more than just a career; it is their passion. Passion and hard work is what led Superintendent John Tindal to Clarendon School District Two in 2002.

Tindal was honored at a retirement celebration at Manning Early Childhood Center this past Sunday. During the celebration, he was presented with a key Read the rest


Today’s Weather

Posted by | June 14, 2019 7:03 am

Humidity: 35%

Wind: NNE 9 mph

UV Index: 10 of 10

Sunrise: 6:09 am

Sunset: 8:32 pm

Plentiful sunshine. High near 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.


School District recognizes Teachers and Employees at ceremony

Posted by | June 14, 2019 6:44 am

The Clarendon County School District Two held its annual staff recognition program Thursday at Weldon Auditorium. Teachers and employees were recognized for various awards during the ceremony.

Each school in the district chose a Teacher of the Year for their individual schools. Manning Early Childhood Center chose Ericha Floyd as Teacher of the Year. Manning Primary School winner was Tammy Moye.

Manning Elementary School winner was Kimberly Harrelson, who was also selected as the District Teacher of the Year.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have been chosen from a group of esteemed colleagues as district teacher of the … Read the rest



SC man convicted of 2014 murder of his 5 children sentenced to death

Posted by | June 13, 2019 3:30 pm

News report by WIS News

After being found guilty, the jury has announced the sentence for Tim Jones, Jr.

Jones has been sentenced to death after being found guilty on five counts of murder in the deaths of his children. The state sought the death penalty. The jury consisted of 10 women and 8 men.

Jones pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

A grand jury indicted Jones, Jr. in 2014 on five counts of murder in the deaths of his children – Mera, 8; Elias, 7; Nahtahn, 6; Gabriel, 2; and Abigail, 1. For Mera, Elias, Gabriel, and Abigail,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Posted by | June 13, 2019 3:20 pm

Clarendon School District Two Budget for 2019-2020

Clarendon School District Two will hold a public hearing on the 2019-2020 fiscal year operating budget at 5:30 p.m. on June 25, 2019. There will be a designated time on the agenda for anyone who wishes to speak concerning this item. The meeting will be held at the school district office at 15 Major Drive in Manning.

The proposed millage required to support the budget for 2019-2020 is 140.17 mills.


LMA students elected to be Mayor at Boys State

Posted by | June 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Bryson Woodard, a rising senior at Laurence Manning Academy, was elected  Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Coosahatchie. He also won the election for County Councilmen At-Large for Moultrie County.   Bryson is representing  American Legion Post 68 in Manning.

W Barrineau, also a rising senior at Laurence Manning Academy, was elected mayor of the city of Catawba.  W is representing Black River American Legion Post 149 in New Zion.

Local students named to Dean’s List at Clemson University

Posted by | June 13, 2019 2:30 pm

CLEMSON, SC- Local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester.

They are:

Victoria-Lynn Byrd of Turbeville, whose major is Biological Sciences

Holly Morgan Carlisle of Pinewood, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Sara E. Culclasure of Manning, whose major is English

Emily B. Durant of Gable, whose major is Language and International Health

Maia Lauren Grams of Manning, whose major is Food Science and Human Nutrition

Huiyi Huang of Summerton, whose major is Nursing

Faith S. Pringle of Pinewood, whose major is Health Science

Lesley Ann Strickland of Manning, … Read the rest


Adopt-A-Highway Program

Posted by | June 13, 2019 2:26 pm

The Clarendon Club is pleased to announce that their request has been approved, by the Palmetto Pride Adopt-A-Highway Program, to adopt a portion of road S-14-400 (Dingle Pond Road) and all of road S-14-674 (Benton Road). Adopt-A-Highway’s mission of “eradicating litter and promoting beautification in our great state” is exactly what we plan to do by partnering with the residents of our local community.

“South Carolina has beautiful landscapes – from the lush green mountains to the coastal waterways. Our communities are surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains, farmlands, national forests and state parks. We live here, work here and

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Clarendon County Council on Aging receives $40,000

Posted by | June 13, 2019 2:00 pm

Senator Kevin Johnson presented a check for $40,000 to the Clarendon County Council on Aging at their office. Senator Johnson says that this money was factored into the budget for the current 2018-19 fiscal year. He also said that he was glad that he is in a position to help such a worthy cause that provides superior services to the senior citizens of Clarendon County.

“I was happy to visit the Clarendon County Council on Aging this morning and to present them with a check for $40,000.00 from the State of South Carolina,” said Johnson. “This is money that I … Read the rest



SC Fallen Officers Relay Run visits Manning

Posted by | June 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Five runners are participating in the six day SC Fallen Officers Relay Run of 394 miles Monday, June 10. They started the run in Darlington and will end at the SC State House Saturday. The runners will be running in memory of the 384 SC Fallen Officers and the 10 K9 Officers. Each day the staff will be calling out 65 Fallen Officers names.

Each runner will run a half marathon each day for six days.
The runners stopped in Manning at the Fallen Officers Memorial at Manning Courthouse early Tuesday morning and met with local law enforcement. After a … Read the rest


Harvin Clarendon County Library Summer Programs

Posted by | June 13, 2019 9:30 am

The Harvin Clarendon County Library has organized free programs open to the public to help with keeping the mind and body active for the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage library visits and reading during the summer. Through these programs, they want to show not only children, but teens and adults that reading can be fun during the summer. For children and teens specifically, the programs are designed to be fun so that they can retain the information they learned over the school year. Director Charlotte Johnston feels very strongly about the schedule of programs available.

“This … Read the rest


Council approves balanced budget for 2019-20 fiscal year

Posted by | June 13, 2019 9:00 am

The Clarendon County Council held its monthly meeting at the county council chambers Monday afternoon. The third and final reading of the proposed budget was discussed and voted on with a favorable vote by the council.

Lynden Anthony, Chief Financial Officer for Clarendon County, spoke to the council and thanked all parties involved in producing the final and balanced budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Anthony said that the allowed millage of 2.44% increase for County operations was contained in the budget. He also said that the 2% cost of living raise was listed for all county employees. According to … Read the rest


Clarendon County Community Development

Posted by | June 12, 2019 2:37 pm

The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation located at 625 Spencer Street, Manning, SC 29102 is currently accepting applications for home repairs of roofs, HVAC units, and handicapped ramps ONLY. No outside applications will be accepted.

Applicants must own the home and if it is a mobile home, it cannot be over 30 years old (1989), and the land must be in the applicant’s name. All applicants must meet the income requirements as mandated by the SC State Housing Finance & Development Authority.

The Clarendon County CDC is interviewing for contractors beginning on Monday, June 17, 2019 until at least Read the rest


Senior Farmers Market Voucher

Posted by | June 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Paxville Senior Center, Wednesday, 10am-noon

Turbeville Town Hall, Thursday, 10am-noon

Manning Senior Center, Friday, 9am-1pm

* Must be at least 60 years old
* Must have current SC ID.



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