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International boxing referee, Clarendon native, throws no punches

MANNING - Internationally known boxing referee Tony Weeks may have been born in Brooklyn, New York, but the 61-year-old has strong ties to Clarendon County.As a youngster, Weeks traveled south and spent almost every summer … more

Orangeburg man confesses to 3 armed robberies in Clarendon County

SUMMERTON - A 20-year-old Orangeburg man was arrested Wednesday morning in Clarendon County on three counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon after reportedly confessing to three recent robberies. Terrell Tykeem Whatley was in a vehicle with … more

Summerton art exhibit features generational black history

The Lake Marion Artisans Art Gallery is hosting an art exhibit during Black History Month called "Generations: An Exhibit of Local African American Artists of All Ages." The exhibition will feature artistic creations from teens to seniors. … more

Summerton exhibit showcases women in aviation

SUMMERTON - Rocket Girls, an educational exhibition highlighting female pilots and astronauts who decades ago pushed the gender boundary to serve as role models for women wanting careers in aviation, is on display at 4 Main … more

Laurence Manning Academy honors students

2017-18 First Semester Headmaster's List SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd - Elijah Saulsgiver, Sophia Timmons and Lilyana Tutt. Anna Lynn Gamble - Daley Boykin, Zach Cornor, Willson Epps, Charleston Hodge, Logan Hudson, Landry Lee, Miranda … more

Laurence Manning assistant headmaster given top job

MANNING - A familiar face at Laurence Manning will become the school's next headmaster. Late last year, the LMA Board of Directors announced Headmaster Dr. Spencer A. Jordan would be stepping down … more

Crowd gathers for Manning Monarch's field house ceremony

MANNING - More than 75 Monarch administrators, teachers, coaches, athletes and fans were present for Sunday's dedication ceremony for The Monarch Field House, behind Manning High School and adjacent to Ramsey Field, the … more

East Clarendon High School needs donations to fix up dressing rooms

TURBEVILLE - Drastic cuts in educational funding have not only hurt poor school districts academically, but those same cuts have also caused athletic programs to suffer. "Our athletic program does not take precedence over academics," said former … more

Clarendon District 2 students honored for their work

Seven Clarendon School District Two students were honored for outstanding achievements at the district's Tuesday Board of Trustees meeting. Waveland McCabe, James Reid Parimuha, Amber Tindal, David … more

Clarendon Farm bureaus spread cheer

Clarendon County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents are helping two families in the Clarendon community facing hardships. Two $500 checks were presented to two families who have suffered through medical … more

Laurence Manning student recognized for volunteer efforts

Special to The Sumter ItemA sophomore at Laurence Manning Academy has earned recognition as one of two South Carolina Youth Volunteers of 2018 for ideas she implemented to improve relations between law enforcement agencies and the residents of … more

Second Chance Animal Shelter needs your help

Special to The Sumter ItemMANNING - A new roof, re-concreted runs and a storage shed are just a few of the items that A Second Chance Animal Shelter is desperately in need of to keep its animals comfortably housed."Those items don't include the … more

Eat your fruits and vegetables

Take care of your heart. A survey by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found that 90 percent of Americans know the risk of heart disease is linked to high blood cholesterol levels and eating high-fat diets. There are several ways to … more

Azalea Garden Club members peek at the past through pictures

MANNING - Sorting through decades of pictures and historic memorabilia brought back fond memories for Ginny Honea and Marie Land, members of the Azalea Garden Club of Manning. The club's … more

Fire takes life of 65-year-old Gable man

GABLE - An early morning fire Wednesday claimed the life of a 65-year-old Gable man. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Bucky Mock identified the deceased as Lawrence Wilson, who lived in the … more

Clarendon County Detention Center employees help others

MANNING - One Clarendon County family had a "Merry" Christmas thanks to the employees of the Clarendon County Detention Center. Since 1999, the folks at the CCDC have been giving gladly to those in the community who need a … more

Clarendon County Sheriff's office pampers 'wise' citizens

MANNING - Christmas arrived early for more than 120 senior citizens from throughout Clarendon County.In celebration of the theme "Communities Working Together," the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office sponsored the Clarendon … more

2 join McLeod Health Clarendon board

MANNING - Two new members will be joining the McLeod Health Clarendon Community Advisory Board effective immediately. Dr. Ansel McFaddin, who practices in internal medicine, will be new to the … more

Canterbury Tales comes to LMA

PHOTO PROVIDED Students in Lisa Patrick's English IV class took on roles of the characters in Canterbury Tales. They went on a pilgrimage throughout the school to share their learning with everyone. Jessica Pickett (Wife of Bath) and Dalton … more

Mock sworn in as Clarendon coroner

MANNING - Charles "Bucky" Mock Jr. was sworn in Wednesday morning as Clarendon County coroner to replace Hayes F. Samuels Jr., who died in late January during the second year of his fourth term as … more
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