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Russ Harrelson was born and raised locally in Alcolu. He currently works as a chicken farmer, owning four chicken houses. However, he goes down to the beach once a year and barbecues a hog, selling …
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Fawn Pedalino: 2024 Legislative Report

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The Lake Marion High School gymnasium was filled with heartfelt tributes and fond memories on July 5, 2024, as students, colleagues, and community members gathered to honor Sergeant Major (Ret.) …
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St. Peters Masonic Lodge 54 hosted its annual scholarship donation event on July 8 at the lodge, located at 232 East Boyce Street. Five local students were awarded scholarships to assist with their …
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Clarendon County School District is proud to announce that Principal Allen Kirby will assume the role of chair for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. In this capacity, he will lead the effort to …
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The Summerton Town Council convened on July 9th at the Town Hall to address a series of pressing community issues, ranging from economic development grants to the renewal of crucial public utility …
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The Clarendon County Council convened on July 8th for its regular monthly meeting, with Vice Chair Councilman W.J. Frierson presiding in the absence of Chairman Dwight Stewart. The meeting commenced …
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Dennis McGraw has been honored as the Manning Lions Club Lion of the Year. The award recognizes McGraw’s outstanding commitment to the club’s core values of improving health and …
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Voters across Clarendon County are receiving updated voter registration cards as the community prepares for its first-ever election of the Clarendon County School Board of Trustees this November. …
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The Historic Trinity AME Church in Manning marked a significant milestone this past weekend, celebrating its 150th anniversary with a community-wide event that drew notable figures and local …
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The Harvin Clarendon County Library recently celebrated the birthday of the late Peggy Parish, beloved local author and creator of the iconic children’s book character, Amelia Bedelia. The …
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The Clarendon County School Board reassured the community that the Agricultural Science Program at Manning High School is here to stay during its regularly scheduled meeting on July 8. During …
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USC Sumter congratulates the students who were named to the Spring 2024 Dean's List. Alexis Ayers of Alcolu, SC Luciano Brancato of Turbeville, SC Hayleigh Brunson of Pinewood, SC …
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End of Session Legislative Report: Investing in the Future of South Carolina Senator Kevin L. Johnson, District 36 – Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, and Sumter In June, the General …
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MT Helms
MT Helms, 86, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024.   He was born in Union County, North Carolina on June 2, 1938 to the late Johnny Helms and Lola Helms.   He is also preceded in death by …
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Central Carolina Technical College congratulates more than 220 students who received their academic degree, certificate or diploma in May 2024. Jonah Beach of Manning (29102) Sarah Beard of …
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Peach
PEACH is an 11 month old, black w/white, female, Shepherd Mix. Peach is current on vaccinations, spayed, and tested negative for heartworms. She currently weighs around 35 pounds, but most likely …
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Dear Editor,   This is in response to Senator Kevin Johnson’s letter to the editor regarding retraction and clarification on “false FFA rumors.”   …
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The City of Manning’s Red, White, and Blue Celebration on July 3rd was a spectacular event held at the Farmer’s Market at 21 E Boyce Street. The night was filled with lively music from …
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Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley was the recipient of The Inspirational Award of 2024. He is the first to receive this award from the SC Coroners Association because of his invaluable support and …
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UNLAWFUL USE OF TELEPHONE TO 911 On June 27, officers were dispatched to the 500th block of Skyview Dr. in reference to a Leonard Mincey, 53, contacting 911 dispatch multiple times to attempt to …
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Robert Kolb, a Manning native and retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, has embarked on a new venture, turning his passion for barbecue into a business. Alongside his friend and fellow veteran …
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Monarch Strong Corporation (MSC) kicked off their 2024 events with a spectacular day of activities, starting with hot air balloon rides at 8:00 a.m. on a bright and sunny Saturday. The 3rd Annual MSC …
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Seacoast Church in Manning celebrated a significant milestone on June 30th as they broke ground for their new campus. The event, attended by members of the church community and local residents, …
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Dear Editor, Apparently, someone, for an unknown reason, started a rumor that the FFA program at Manning High School was being discontinued. As a former school board member of 12 years, an …
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Sarah Lee Williams Wells Thames, a native of South Carolina, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 1, 2024. Born in Mayesville, she is the only surviving sibling of fourteen children born to Rebecca …
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The Town of Summerton will hold it's regularly scheduled monthly business meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Summerton Town Hall. Town Hall is located at 10 Main St. 
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 July 9, 2024 – Clarendon County School District has earned Cognia ® Accreditation as a consolidated school district. Cognia is a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance …
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Following Governor Henry McMaster’s June 21 request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that South Carolina’s businesses and residents affected by the June 10 …
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ZOOM MEETING W/ SANTEE LYNCHES COG COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE JULY 9, 2024 5:30 P.M. TURBEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 9, 2024 6:30 P.M. Media Notifications: The …
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Eleven budding college freshmen are sharing more than $27,000 in scholarship awards from SAFE Federal Credit Union. SAFE honored the high school seniors at a recent reception hosted at its …
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E’Faith Productions, led by local writer and producer Rev. Dr. Effie Hilton Mitchell, proudly presents the return of “Ready or Not: The Gospel Stage Play” to Weldon Auditorium on …
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Laurence Manning Academy is excited to announce that Mr. Patrick Anderson has accepted LMA’s offer to serve as Laurence Manning’s next Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. Coach …
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Renowned artist Tarleton Blackwell, a native of Manning, is currently featuring his latest exhibition, “Tarleton Blackwell’s Greatest Show,” at the TRAX Visual Art Center in Lake …
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Congratulations to Jessica Manary, of Manning, SC, for being named to the Western Carolina University Spring 2024 Chancellor’s List. Manary was among more than 1,400 students to achieve …
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Merietta Floyd of Turbeville, SC was among more than 50 students who made the President’s List in the Spring 2024 semester. To reach this high academic achievement, students must maintain a …
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The Town of Summerton’s council passed its FY2024-2025 budget during a special meeting on June 26, just hours after Mayor Mac Bagnal resigned from his position. Town Administrator Kenneth …
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Bettye Lou Clouse Johnson, 84, wife of James Henry “Bud” Johnson, Jr., died Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born March 13, 1940, in Blytheville, AR, she was a …
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On Tuesday July 2, 2024, agents with the Clarendon County Combined Narcotics Unit (Comprised of Agents from Clarendon County S.0. and from Manning P.D.) arrested Jacquba Turner GREEN for multiple …
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The South Carolina Department of Public Health (DPH) officially began operations on July 1st, marking a significant restructuring of the state’s health and environmental oversight. Formed by …
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George William Stukes
George William Stukes of Florence, SC, beloved husband, father, brother, and community leader, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the age of 64. George was with Angela Stukes, his wife …
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Thommie Ruth Jackson
Thommie Ruth Jackson, 67, died Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born August 4, 1956, in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Herman Delano Jackson and …
Carolyn Johnson Heldreth
Carolyn Johnson Heldreth died Saturday morning, May 11th. CG (as she was affectionately known) was 80 years young and was a ray of God’s light until the end. Born in Carswell, WV, she met …
Education
Jeffrey and Harriet Lampkin's Summer Arts Institute set for July 8-11 in Manning
The 2024 Summer Arts Institute, spearheaded by Jeffrey and Harriet Lampkin, is slated to take place in Manning from July 8 through July 11. This annual event, which has become a staple in the …
Clarendon County School District Law Enforcement Program Recognized as Top CTE Program in South Carolina
CCSD Law Enforcement Program Highlighted in Statewide CTE Videos  Manning, SC— July 2, 2024 – The Clarendon County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce that its Law …
F.E. DuBose Career Center launches real estate classes for high school students
High school students in Clarendon County now have a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers in real estate, thanks to a new program offered at the F.E. DuBose Career Center. The program, …
Opinion
Little Melissa shows off her Brownie uniform outside her home in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
The Manning Mama
Ah, summer is upon us—the season of sun, s’mores, and, for many parents, a little slice of nostalgia known as summer camp. As the school year wraps up and the kids pack their bags for a …
Letter to the Editor
Editor, please consider publishing my letter responding to Speaker Smith's column regarding high crime rates. Thank you, Speaker Smith and Mayor Merchant, for highlighting the rising violent …
Magic in the Universe and Gazzo
The universe is filled with magic. Amazing and incredible things happen all the time when the universe aligns with whatever and an unbelievable thing happens. You never know when it will occur or …