PUBLIC NOTICEThe Town of Summerton Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing to hear comments regarding the following issue on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Town Council …
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Manning Rotary donates $15,000 to CSD2 garden program

The Manning Rotary Club recently donated three $5,000 checks to the Clarendon County School District 2 garden program. This program will allow further horticultural education to the students there.
Happy Holidays

Upward Bound to bring joy

The Upward Bound students will perform a community service task on December 11th at the Manning courthouse, which will include handing out masks to the community. This will start at 3 p.m. and last …
Veterans Day

Veterans stand in honor

Veterans from Clarendon County held their annual Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 11th. Rodger D. Marlowe has hosted this program for the past three years. Marowe is a Post Commander of the …

Southern Senior Living celebrates grand opening of new office building

Southern Senior Living celebrated the grand opening of its newly constructed corporate office building and executive board room last week. The 4,545-square-foot office building, located on a …

COVID 19 Vaccinations, Boosters & Pediatric vaccines - Nov. 20

Summerton manhunt concludes; officers to follow up on leads to catch suspect

Summerton schools have ended lock downs after a shooter was active in the area earlier this morning.  The incident began as a string of vehicle break-ins where the suspect stole various items …
Crime

Clarendon Hall on lockdown due to Summerton shooter

The following message was posted via Clarendon Halls Facebook Page earlier this morning in regards to a manhunt for an shooter in Summerton near the school. "***URGENT NOTICE*** ATTENTION …

Library to close Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving

The Harvin Clarendon County library will close November 25-27, 2021 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reopen on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Huckleberry Fins opens in Manning

Huckleberry Fins celebrated their grand opening on October 30th. Greg Opie, Julie Opie, and Jenifer Moody, owners of the Orchard Cafe in Manning, South Carolina, recently opened another business in …
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Atkinson named Clarendon County Veteran of the Year

On Friday, November 5th, Travis Atkinson was named veteran of the year. The 46 Veteran Salute honors South Carolina veterans. One veteran in each county will receive a certificate and a meal voucher. …
Town of Turbeville elects first ever African American Councilman
Albert Mobley was elected to the Turbeville Town Council on November 2nd, 2021. Mobley is the town of Turbeville’s first African …
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Manning City Council Meeting Agenda - Nov. 15, 2021
A REGULAR MEETING         OF THE     MANNING CITY COUNCIL …
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CCTC Students Awarded Scholarships
The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation awarded 88 scholarships to students totaling more than $75,000 for the 2021-2022 …
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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Sumter County; One Pet Exposed
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near Desmond Drive and Loring …
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Clarendon County Sheriff's Office searching for missing person
The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking information on the whereabouts of Dawn-Marie Johns, age 17. Anyone having …
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Local ALA Junior Members visit Arlington National Cemetary
Three local members of the Manning Unit 68 visited the Arlington National Cemetery during their trip with Laurence Manning Academy to …
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TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING - Nov. 9, 2021
November 9, 2021 TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING 6:30 P.M. AGENDA CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION OATH OF OFFICE FOR TOWN …
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Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce hires new Director of Tourism
On November 8th, 2021, Jesse Surette was named Director of Tourism for Clarendon County. Surette graduated from Manning High School in …
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Duke Energy commits nearly $250,000 in monthlong effort to fight hunger in South Carolina
Each week in November, company will focus on one or more of nearly 50 feeding programs receiving support This week’s …
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Turbeville Election results: Mims remains, Mobley elected
Congratulations to Albert Mobley and Herbert Mims for being elected to the Turbeville Town Council!   Incumbent Mims won …
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Clarendon School District Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda - Nov. 1, 2021
BOARD OF TRUSTEES CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30 p.m. 1177 Atkinson St, Turbeville, …
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A letter from Jennie Lee - Director, Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
Hello from Jennie Lee - Director, Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce: I am excited to be back in Clarendon County and a part of …
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McLeod Health Offers COVID-19 Third Dose (Booster) Shots
McLeod Health will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 Third Dose (Booster) Shot to individuals who meet eligibility …
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CCSO makes arrests in Westwood Apartments shooting incident
On October 9th, 2021, Clarendon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of gunshots heard and a possible shooting incident …
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McLeod Orthopaedics Sumter welcomes Charles P. McDonald Jr., FNP
McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Physician Associates are pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Charles “Chaz” P. …
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Understanding consent orders: Summerton residents still begging for clean water
On March 23 of 2021, Water Systems Inc. of Lexington, SC traveled to Summerton to do a complete assessment of their water systems at …
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A letter to our Community - Rachel Gainey, CEO - McLeod Health Clarendon
We are entering the season of reflection and gratitude, and I am extremely fortunate to have many things to be thankful for this …
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McLeod Health Offers COVID-19 Third Dose (Booster) Shots
McLeod Health will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 Third Dose (Booster) Shot to individuals who meet eligibility …
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Next CCRP meeting scheduled for November 11
The next monthly CCRP meeting will be on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Cornerstone FWB Church, 2116  Greeleyville Hwy, …
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Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette recognized by SCATA
Congratulations to CSD2's Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Personnel, Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette! She has served as an …
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COVID Vaccination event - Summerton Town Hall - Oct. 31, 2021
Attendees 12+ will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults 18+ will be able to receive the Moderna vaccine or the one-shot …
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Unity Day - Wednesday Oct. 20th
Clarendon School District Two will be participating in Unity Day this Wednesday, October 20. Please wear orange on Wednesday to show …
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Pressley Harvin Receives Degree from Georgia Tech
Pressley Harvin of Alcolu, SC, (29001) has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of …
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Clarendon County School District - Board Personnel Screening Committee Meeting Agenda - 10/18/2021
Board Personnel Screening Committee Clarendon County School District Monday, October 18, 2021 12:00 noon 15 Major …
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McBee WMA Quail Hunt Lottery Applications Available Until October 15 at 5:00pm
If you have not applied yet, there is only one week left to submit an application for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' McBee …
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MHS Varsity Football game Postponed until Saturday Oct. 9th
The Manning High School Football game vs Lake City, originally scheduled for Friday Oct. 8, will now be played on Saturday, October 9 …
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Weekend Vaccination Events - Oct 9 & Oct 10
There will be two free vaccination events Saturday (October 9) and Sunday (October 10) at  East Clarendon High School and …
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Turbeville Town Council Meeting Agenda - Oct. 12, 2021
TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING 6:30 P.M.   AGENDA   CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION ADOPTION OF …
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Obituaries
Tourie Richardson Briggs
Tourie Richardson Briggs, 64, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at NHC of Sumter.  Born January 13, 1957, in Manning, he was a …
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Yvonne Weeks Porter
Yvonne Weeks Porter, 96, widow of Ray Morris Porter, died Sunday, November 14, 2021, at her home. Born January 15, 1925, in …
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Brian Matthew Corbett
Brian Matthew Corbett, 49, died Sunday, November 21, 2021, at his home.  Born December 31, 1971, in Sumter, he was a son of …
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Ryan James Fischer
Ryan James Fischer, 34, husband of Elizabeth Black Fischer, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Medical University of …
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Joseph "Joey" Heyward Moore
Joseph “Joey” Heyward Moore, 68, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at his home.  Born March 7, 1953, in Rock Hill, he …
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Rhonda Gail Nesbitt Pelfrey
Rhonda Gail Nesbitt Pelfrey, 68, wife of 45 years to Joe Curtis Pelfrey, Jr., died Monday, June 28, 2021, at McLeod Regional Medical …
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Cynthia Ann Hardee Hemingway
SALISBURY, NC - Cynthia Ann Hardee Hemingway, 61, passed on from this life on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at her home in Salisbury, NC, …
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George Gilbert Hudson
George Gilbert Hudson, 86, died Friday, April 09, 2021, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born October 1, 1934, in Sumter, he was a son …
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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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EDUCATION

Central Carolina Technical College Receives $1.5 Million in Federal Grants

Two large federal grants will help Central Carolina Technical College remove barriers, improve advisement, strengthen institutional capacity and enhance student access to programs and …

Williamsburg Tech Summer 2021 honor students

Williamsburg Tech Names President’s, Dean’s and Merit List Students Williamsburg Technical College recently announced the list of students named to the President’s List, …

Jessica Boyington named Clarendon 4 District Teacher of the Year

Clarendon 4 is so excited to announce our 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year and District Teacher of the Year!   Congratulations to Jessica Boyington who was selected as the Clarendon 4 …

Faythe Barrett Named to SNHU Dean's List

Faythe Barrett of Manning has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 Dean's List. Eligibility for the Dean's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point …
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Life in the Palmetto State

Hidden Hero’s

For my September installment of “Life in the Palmetto State”, I was going to write about a nemesis that Hunters, Gardeners, and Landscapers fight this time every year; ground bees going …
ASCAS

Letter to the Editor: One Special Young Lady

Dear Editor, Everyone here at A Second Chance Animal Shelter would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Camilla Lowder of Manning. Camilla celebrated her 7th birthday by creating a GoFundMe page to …
Opinion

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 …
Opinion

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 …
Opinion

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