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Donate to help children with cancer enjoy a week at Camp Happy Days

SUMMERTON - Seeing a smile or hearing the laughter of a child suffering from cancer makes all the work that goes into Camp Happy Days well worth the effort. "It is definitely rewarding," said Bill Ellis of Manning, who has been volunteering with … more

Library will have dozens of activities for children

SUBMITTED Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., Manning, will offer special programs and activities during the months of June and July. All programs and activities are free, but seating space and craft supplies are available on a … more

'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

LMA sophomore will attend national leadership event in Washington, D.C.

Aly Elliott, a rising sophomore at Laurence Manning Academy, will join other outstanding students from across the country in the National Youth Leadership Foundation - National Security Division, in Washington, D.C. Aly was nominated … more

Was the Manning police chief legally fired? To be determined.

In a full-circle round of voting Monday night centering around the firing of Blair Shaffer as Manning's police chief, a 4-1 vote by Manning City Council to disband all the city's committees, … 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

Benefit run on the lake to help veterans in Clarendon

Boaters, motorcyclists and drivers alike can all join together in August to help veterans and their families by visiting different marinas. The eighth-annual VVA LZ 960 Benefit Run will cast off at 11 a.m. … 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

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer fired

The police chief for the City of Manning has been fired. An announcement of the decision was released Thursday afternoon, in which Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said the Public Safety Committee … 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

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

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

Sheriff warns of phone scammers posing as Duke Energy employees

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley is warning Clarendon County residents of a scam involving people calling and identifying themselves as working at Duke Energy. The caller informs the resident his or her power bill is past … more

Mill Street Grill is Manning's newest restaurant

MANNING - The Mill Street Grill, 201 S. Mill St., is Manning's newest restaurant. Owned by Cathy and Bubba Rabon, the restaurant features a country hot bar, salad bar and full menu offering … more

Clarendon briefs: July 13, 2018

Peggy Parish Birthday Party will be at library MANNING - Harvin Clarendon County Library will celebrate author Peggy Parish's birthday at 10:30 a.m. today at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. Attendees will enjoy snacks, a craft activity and several … more

Summerton police officer killed in I-95 wreck Monday

NORTH SANTEE — A part-time police officer with the Town of Summerton was killed in an early Monday morning accident. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the victim … more

LMA student wins 2018 Journalism Contest scholarship, chooses Clemson University

MANNING - A former Clarendon County high school student has won a four-year scholarship as part of a contest. Dawson Hatfield, who recently graduated from Laurence Manning Academy, won the 2018 Journalism Contest sponsored by the Governor's … more

Santee State Park gets $10K grant

Santee State Park will soon see improvements to its educational exhibits thanks to a $10,000 grant from a utility company. Dominion Energy awarded the grant through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as part of its … more
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