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'Functional foods' can help keep your body healthy

Functional foods: What are they? Foods that may have health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients that they contain are often called "functional foods." The concept of functional foods has become popular in recent years, first in Japan and … more

Sweet Potato is as darling as her name

Sweet Potato is just as darling as her name sounds. She is a 2-year-old black-and-white lab mix. She has a lot of puppy left in her, and she loves to play. She loves to give hugs and kisses. Sweet Potato has spent most of her life in a shelter at no … more

Rigby has spirit of a kitten

Rigby is a little more than a year and a half old. He is a male neutered gray tabby. He weighs about 10 pounds and is a gentle soul. If you like a cat who will curl up on the couch and nap, this is the cat for you. He has the spirit of a kitten but … more

Today's free conference offers insight into addiction of painkillers

MANNING - More than 46 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of opioid overdoses nationally has continued to spiral out of control with … more

3 sheriff's officers nationally recognized

MANNING - Three officers with Clarendon County Sheriff's Office received national recognition earlier this week from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for their efforts in saving … more

49 Minutes Walking the Line remembers investigator, raises funds for foundation

MANNING - Devout husband, family man, mentor, friend, community servant and outstanding law enforcement officer were just a few of the monikers used to describe Investigator Holmes N. Smith Jr. following his death in the line of duty on Nov. 5, … more

Clarendon coroner files lawsuit against primary winner

Primaries may be over, but one race in Clarendon County may not be as cut and dry as counting the ballots in light of a lawsuit and injunction filed against one of Tuesday's winners. Bucky Mock, the current coroner in Clarendon, filed a suit in … more

Manning native serving with amphibious warfare unit, inspires other sailors

NORFOLK - A 2005 Manning High School graduate and Manning, South Carolina, native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Assault Craft Unit FOUR (ACU 4), one of the Navy's most advanced amphibious warfare units. Petty Officer 2nd Class Tabitha Harrell … more

Manning farmers market open for the summer

MANNING - Summer is less than one week away, and that means it's time for local farmers and gardeners to be selling their freshly picked summer vegetables at the Manning Farmers Market, at the corner of Church and Boyce streets in Manning. The … more

McLeod Health Clarendon honored with Top Performer Award

McLeod Health Clarendon was recently recognized with the Top Performer Award for Inpatient Services - Communication about Medications, according to a news release from McLeod Health. According to the release, Top Performer Awards are presented to … more

Free Summerton children's event meant to bridge gap between cops, kids

SUMMERTON - Ready. Set. Engage! Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is inviting youngsters to an afternoon of free food, information and a competitive game of basketball between CCSO deputies and athletes from Scott's Branch High School/Middle … more

Clarendon library to host family friendly summer events

MANNING - Libraries rock! That's the theme of the summer programs hosted this year at Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St. Readers may join the "Reader's Club," while pre-readers may join the "Early Literacy Club." Teenagers will … more

Pastor's 3rd play premiers at Weldon Auditorium as another hit

MANNING - The third play written, directed and starred in by Pastor Effie D. Hilton was a rousing hit at its premier performance on Sunday at Weldon Auditorium. "Church Folk Done Gone Krazy" is a humorous look at the stereotypical behavior of … more

Buddy Benches will help teach children to be kind

NEW ZION - Need a friend? Feeling lonely or excluded? Sometimes all it takes is one random act of kindness for a child's day to go from bad to great. Tiffany Myers, along with her husband, Nick, her children, Colin and Evan, and her father, … more

Club gives flowers to businesses, departments

MANNING - The Azalea Garden Club of Manning did its part in celebrating National Garden Week, June 3 through 9, by designing and delivering 40 floral arrangements to businesses throughout the Manning area on Monday. Along with thousands of garden … more

Free ceramics class will be held for students

Free ceramics class will be offered to Clarendon County students, grades nine to 12, at Lake Marion Artisans Gallery, 108 Main St., Summerton. Classes will be taught by Judy Latham, art teacher and ceramics instructor, on June 8, 9, 11 and 12, … more

Summer program feeds children for free

Clarendon School District 2 Food Service will provide free meals to children Mondays through Thursdays from June 11 to July 26 (except July 2-5). There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger is invited to eat. Each … more

Dawson has a big smile

PHOTOS PROVIDED Dawson, above, is a 2-year-old neutered collie mix. He is sweet and would love to be the center of attention. He always has a big smile on his face and has his tail wagging. He is about 30 pounds and is up to date on his … more

CH gets America's Farmers Grow Communities donation

Each year, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to … more

Chi Chi is happy and loving

Chi Chi, left, is a 1-year-old male tan Chihuahua mix. He is 17 pounds and loves to play. He's still got a lot of puppy left in him and is as sweet as can be. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines. He comes with a lifetime guarantee of … more
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