Government
Judge says winner of coroner's race won't be on ballot

The judge who ruled earlier this month that LaNette Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be a coroner in Clarendon County and South Carolina answered a request to clarify his ruling and said Monday she …

Clarendon, state Democratic parties ask judge to reconsider ruling on Samuels-Cooper As Clarendon County voters and state election officials are looking ahead to a special election to find a new candidate for coroner after a judge's ruling disqualified the primary winner from taking …
In phases: Out with old computers, in with new Sumter houses Sumter City Council listened to plans for a possible grant for Sumter Police Department to replace old patrol vehicle computers and approved agreements for the expansion of two subdivisions on Tuesday. Police department grant to replace old …
Education
Rallying the troops: Sumter School District teachers get together for back-to-school pep rally

"Whatever it takes." That's the theme for the new school year in Sumter School District, and it was expressed loud (really loud) and clear Wednesday at the district's annual opening meeting for teachers and staff at Sumter County Civic …

A little bit of hand sanitizer goes a long way for Sumter teachers A passerby may think upon hearing the cheers and seeing the smiles that it was Christmas in August at Lemira Elementary School on Friday. Just swap out a sack of presents under a tree with boxes of school supplies on a truck. Employees from …
Sumter sends Clemson freshmen off with an orange bang The Swan Lake Heath Pavilion was flooded with orange and purple and tiger paws Thursday evening as the Sumter Clemson Club held a send-off party for incoming Tiger Town freshmen from Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. About 80 students were …
Business
Business news: John Harris Body Shop now in new location in Sumter

Sumter's only chain-brand auto body shop is now operating in its new location. John Harris Body Shop opened on July 2. Where: 2945 Broad St. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: (803) 469-8200 Services Collision repairs and …

Sumter restaurant food grade scores Food grade scores for inspections conducted by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at Sumter food establishments Aug. 3-10. A "C" is failing. A Plus Store, 1768 Pinewood Road: A Bi-Lo #5417 Deli/Bakery, 2055 …
Sumter Chamber to launch new program aimed at entrepreneurs FROM STAFF REPORTS The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program targeting entrepreneurs in the Sumter area interested in learning the four keys to starting a successful business. According to a news release from the Chamber, …
Clarendon News

Junior Volunteers honored for their summer work at McLeod Health Clarendon

MANNING - More than two dozen teenage volunteers were recognized recently for their participation in McLeod Health Clarendon's Summer Volunteer Program. On Aug. 10, an appreciation dinner was held at the hospital honoring 27 teens that …

Public Record
Public Record: Sunday, Aug. 15, 2018

Marriage Licenses - Philip M. Tremblay and Heather Renee Healon - River Lee Williams and Jennifer Rose Albertson of Stevensville, Maryland - Dwain Milton Kerr and Lisa Ann Jacoby, both of Dalzell - Robin Alan Fralix and Betty Ann …

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Meetings
Sign up today for CCTC's 'Lunch and Learn' for parents

The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood donors of all blood types, especially type O. Schedule your donation appointment by using the free Blood Donor App, by visiting www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS …

Public Agenda: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
GREATER SUMTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Today, noon, chamber office SUMTER CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Today, 3 p.m., fourth floor, Sumter Opera House, Council Chambers SUMTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT BOARD Thursday, 7:30 …
Public Agenda: Thursday, June 21, 2018
SUMTER COUNTY DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS BOARD CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS INC. INDEPENDENT LIVING INC. ABILITIES UNLIMITED INC. ADAPTIVE LIFESTYLES INC. MAGNOLIA MANOR INC. FIRST FLIGHT INC. Monday, June 25, noon, 750 Electric …
Public Agenda: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

CLARENDON COUNTY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Monday, 9:30 a.m., Council Chambers CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6 p.m., district office, Summerton MANNING CITY COUNCIL Monday, 6:30 p.m., second floor of Manning City Hall, 29 …

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Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …

Support Groups: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St., (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Support Groups: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Women's Meeting - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 1 Warren St. (803) 775-1852. AA Spanish Speaking - …
Pets

Christie is a sweet, gentle girl with a pretty brindle coat

Christie is a 3-month-old Jack Russell Terrier / hound mix. She is very sweet, gentle, active and playful. She is great with other dogs and children. Christie loves to run and play with other puppies and would make a super buddy for any …

Luzianne would be an exceptional family companion

Luzianne is a spayed and housebroken very beautiful 2-year-old domestic medium hair. She is very sweet, affectionate and loving. She lives for attention and is great with other cats and children. Luzianne would make an exceptional family …

FYI
Are you a Manning High Class of 1976 graduate?

Manning High School Class of 1976 will hold a 42nd class reunion Sept. 14-16. The theme is "Just Gets Better with Time." If you are interested in attending, contact us as soon as possible at swdavis22@yahoo.com, alcolupath@aol.com or (803) …

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Volunteer
Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice is in need of volunteers. A volunteer application can be found online at www.palmettohealth.org/giving/volunteer-programs/homecare-and-hospicevolunteers. Volunteers are needed for both direct patient care and …
Are you a 1978 graduate of Hillcrest High School?
Hillcrest High School Class of 1978 will hold a 40th class reunion Aug. 10-12. If you have any questions or need information, contact Mary Roach, chairperson, at (803) 464-7664 or Mable Butler, secretary, at (803) 565-1225. Manning High School …