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An apple's nutrients vital to good health for several reasons

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Well, it's the phytochemicals in the apples, apple juice and applesauce each day that keep the doctor away. Also, some of the phytochemicals are known to be anti-allergenic, some are anti-carcinogenic, … more

Students get top honors for artwork

SUMMERTON -- Scott's Branch High School's art instructor, Tarleton Blackwell, is a world-renowned artist who shares his artistry and talents with his students who are now making a name for themselves in the art world.In … 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

Clarendon Sun briefs: March 16, 2018

Summerton Super Saturday is April 14 The Town of Summerton is rolling out its sidewalks on April 14 for a townwide Super Flea Market featuring a variety of yard sales, art and plant sales, food, games, music and lots more. The community event … more

Hundreds visit new coroner's office, DSS

MANNING - Hundreds of county residents and visitors attended the March 8 open houses for the Clarendon County Coroner's Office and Clarendon County Department of Social Services, both at the Althea Gibson Clarendon County … more

Clarendon Hall students attend SCISA Literary Meet

SUMMERTON - On March 7, 19 students from grades 2-11 represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA Literary Meet held at Charleston Southern University. Clarendon Hall was one of 38 schools competing at the annual event. Two students … more

Farm Bureau Insurance honors McKenzie with MAPS award

Farm Bureau Insurance honored Wayne McKenzie, agency manager in Clarendon County, with its prestigious MAPS award at the company's annual sales conference held March 1-2 at Embassy Suites in Columbia. McKenzie was one of two … more

Dingle resigns from Clarendon 1 board

Joseph "Joe" Dingle, an elected member of the Clarendon School District 1 Board of Trustees, resigned his seat on the board effective March 1. On Feb. 27, Dingle submitted his resignation letter to the Clarendon County Board of Education and Tony … 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

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

Striped Bass Fest is underway

MANNING - The Striped Bass Festival committee couldn't have asked for better weather for the 39th-annual spring event. With temperatures anticipated to hover around the 70-degree mark with lots of sunshine and a nice breeze, the remaining two … more

3 council members sworn into office

MANNING - Three council members were sworn into office at Manning City Council's April 16 meeting. With less than six percent of Manning's registered voters participating in the April 3 nonpartisan election, the three incumbents returned to … more

Clarendon briefs: April 20, 2018

JCMC-Haven of Rest monthly meeting will be on May 2 Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center-Haven of Rest will hold its public monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Highway, Manning. Parking … more

Clarendon Hall receives grant to help construct Saints Wellness Center

SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall is pleased to announce receipt of a grant in the amount of $2,500 from Bank of Clarendon for the capital campaign to construct the Saints Wellness Center. The facility will be adjacent to the gym and will … more

Become guardian ad litem to help children in need of stable support

MANNING - The abuse of a child is a heinous crime that oftentimes goes unnoticed because the abuse and neglect can take different forms. Clothing can cover bruising, burns and scarring as well as malnutrition. Mental abuse in the form of bullying … 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 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

Turnout low for municipal election in Summerton

SUMMERTON - Voter turnout for Summerton's Municipal Election on Tuesday was very light with less than 10 percent of the town's 936 registered voters showing up at the polls. In past years, Summerton would not have held an election where all the … more

Clarendon Sun briefs: April 6, 2018

Church will host its annual chicken supper Summerton Southern Methodist Church will host its annual Barbecue Chicken Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Vernon Way Fellowship Hall adjacent to the church at 1107 Felton St. A plate of delicious … more

4 Democrats face opposition; no Republicans file for races

MANNING - Four Clarendon County incumbents face opposition in the upcoming June 12 Democratic Party Primary, while three incumbents will face no opposition. "No one filed to run in any of the local races in the Republican Party's Primary," said … more
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