McLeod Health Clarendon Recognized for Quality

Posted by | July 16, 2018 5:41 pm

McLeod Health Clarendon is pleased to announce its recent recognitions for providing excellence in healthcare by national healthcare research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Rewarding Excellence Program. Professional Research Consultants (PRC) Top Performer Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) conducts the hospital’s patient experience surveys. McLeod Health Clarendon received a Top Performer Award in Medication Communication, which includes questions about medication explication and medication side effects. A Top Performer Award recognizes performance at or above the 100th percentile among a group of more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide. The awards were presented during PRC’s 2018… Read the rest


Back to School Savings Tips and Tricks

Posted by | July 16, 2018 2:48 pm

It’s that time of year! The season of searching for #2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so-special book bag is here. It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents. But as the first day of school approaches, families often find shopping for crucial school supplies comes with a heavy price tag. Parents can end up unloading hundreds of dollars on back-to-school gear. Fortunately, with South Carolina’s Sales Tax Free Weekend coming up in early August, you can save even more. Of course, you want to supply your child with the right materials, but you… Read the rest



Donald Leo Ralph

Posted by | July 16, 2018 1:25 pm

MSGT Donald Leo Ralph, USAF (RET) MARCH 20, 1922 ~ JULY 5, 2018 (AGE 96)
MSGT Donald Leo Ralph, USAF (RET), 96 of Manning, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland.  He was born in Ohio Co., KY, a son of the late Kernie and Pauline Rhoads Ralph. Mr. Ralph was part of our Country’s Great Generation having worked as a farmer in his youth and then decided to enlist in the US Army Air Corps, where he received the Purple Heart for his sacrifice serving during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He served his country proudly having retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. After his… Read the rest

Lieutenant Cheryl Pendergrass promoted to the rank of Captain

Posted by | July 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Lieutenant Cheryl Pendergrass was promoted to the rank of Captain on July 1 at the Clarendon County Detention Center and will oversee Support Services.  She is a 25-year veteran of the department and holds a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College. Captain Pendergrass will also share second-in-command duties in addition to her everyday assignments.

Lieutenant Thomasenia McBride promoted to the rank of Captain

Posted by | July 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Effective July 1, Lieutenant Thomasenia McBride was promoted to the rank of Captain at the Clarendon County Detention Center and will oversee Administration. She is a 29 year veteran of the department and holds a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from Benedict College. Captain McBride will also share second-in-command duties in addition to her everyday assignments.

Clarendon Elite Youth Football Camp held June 15-16

Posted by | July 16, 2018 11:00 am

College student, Sheriff’s Deputy, volunteer fire fighter and football coach, Daishawn “Coach Curtis” McFadden, along with his business partner Marquez Lemon, has once again hosted a free football camp for children ages 7-13. McFadden is the head coach for the Mite division, for kids ages 10-12, with the Clarendon County Recreational Department football program. However, he and Lemon have chosen not to host the camp through the Recreational Department. “We wanted it to be free, and if we do it through the Rec Department, it can’t be,” said McFadden. Last year, McFadden and Lemon created the Clarendon Elite Youth Football… Read the rest

Operation Southern Shield will run from July 15-23

Posted by | July 16, 2018 10:08 am

Operation Southern Shield began Monday and will run through July 23. Participating states, comprised by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTA) as Region 4, include South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. This campaign is designed to be a proactive enforcement of speeding, distracted driving behaviors, failure to buckle up and driving under the influence. This campaign originated in 2017 and focuses on the heavy summer travel period when the rate of fatal injury crashes is at its peak. In 2017, there were 45,156 speed-related collisions on South Carolina roadways, and nearly 38 percent of all fatal roadway collisions in… Read the rest

Jury duty update for the week of July 16

Posted by | July 16, 2018 9:16 am

Jurors summoned for the one week term of General Sessions for the week of July 16, 2018 are asked to report for the jury duty on TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M. instead of Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE, JURORS ARE TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY ON TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M. INSTEAD OF MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018 AT 9:30 A.M. You may contact the clerk’s office at (803) 435-5120 if you have any questions. Beulah G. Roberts Clarendon County Clerk of Court

Car For Sale: BMW 528i

Posted by | July 15, 2018 12:34 pm

2009 528i BMW, 2 sports packages, heat and air, 122,000 miles. Asking 9,000. Call 803-460-3580 for more info. More images in post.



Gullah Gullah Fish Market is located downtown Manning

Posted by | July 13, 2018 4:57 pm

A year and a half ago, Craig Levy and his family opened Gullah Gullah Fish Market, bringing the taste of the Gullah people to downtown Manning. Levy’s mother, Barbara, grew up in Clarendon County, leaving for New York City in 1965 after she graduated high school. Levy was raised in New York City, although his family returned to Clarendon County to visit family often. Levy’s parents purchased the building unit on West Boyce Street in 1998. Although they rented the spot to other businesses, Levy knew he wanted to own his own business. After earning an associate degree in business… Read the rest

Help Wanted: Finance and HR Administrator

Posted by | July 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Finance and HR Administrator for non-profit. Must have extensive bookkeeping, human resources, computer, and supervisory experience. Must be organized and detailed oriented with excellent communication skills. Requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree in business, accounting, office management or related field and two years’ experience in a supervisory position. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to CBHS, P.O. Box 430, Manning, SC 29102 by July 18, 2018. EEOC Employer.




Keith Grice Sworn in as Interim Police Chief

Posted by | July 12, 2018 7:41 pm

Keith Grice was sworn in as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Manning at 5:45 p.m. Grice has been with the Highway Patrol since 1988, starting out in Beaufort County. He moved to Clarendon County in 1994 and to Orangeburg County as Captain in 2004. Grice retired from law enforcement on June 8. “We chose him because of his experience,” said Manning Mayor Julia Nelson. “He has a reputation of great integrity.” Grice’s wife, Ladell, a former law enforcement officer and the Law Enforcement Services Instructor at F.E. Dubose, held the Bible for his swearing in. His daughter,… Read the rest

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