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SUBMITTED BY LAKE MARION, FLOTILLA 12-1 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, is held to remind all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is … more
SUBMITTED BY SCDNR In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during the Memorial Day weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be conducting courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings … more
STAFF REPORT The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., will include some local talent. The Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band, under the direction of Jordan Jefferson, MHS Director of Bands and Choral Studies, are one … more
Hundreds gathered for the annual Briggs v. Elliott Spring Festival on May 20-21. In the mid-1950s, the desegregation movement began in the Summerton area with 20 parents fighting against R.W. Elliott, the former president of the school board for … more
MANNING - Manning kicks off its Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, with the popular Jus Tru Blac Band. The free concert will be held on Brooks Street in the downtown area. Food truck vendors will be on hand selling a variety of … more
STAFF REPORT The National Professional Fishing League (NPFL) is coming to Santee Cooper Lakes for Stop Three of their season. The three-day tournament officially begins Thursday, May 25, and continues until Saturday, May 27. The NPFL is an … more
SUMMERTON - Years ago, this small town bought a handful of water systems near Lake Marion. And for years, they produced problems: complaints of mysterious illnesses, weekslong orders to boil water, a pair of criminal investigations and a deeply … more
McLeod Health Clarendon has officially opened a newly renovated plaza, formerly known as the Cypress Center. On Thursday, May 18, area residents were invited to an open house to explore McLeod Medical Plaza Clarendon and to meet the providers who … more
A fake plaque company not affiliated with The Sumter Item is continuing to scam people in Clarendon and Sumter counties by impersonating representatives of The Sumter Item's Best Of readers' choice contests. The most recent scam … more
From May 14 to May 20, police departments across the country have spent the week celebrating their men and women in blue for all their hard work. As the festivities come to an end, officers in Sumter and Manning shared their reasons for joining … more
The future of Weldon Auditorium has been a hot topic for Clarendon County residents during the past few months, and what started as a 16-member committee addressing it is now down one member after a heated discussion. On Tuesday night at the … more
Clarendon County will not only see a new subdivision being built during the next few years, but a new apartment complex is also coming to Manning. Tim Harris, a civil engineer, attended Tuesday night's Clarendon County Planning Commission meeting … more
Briggs v. Elliott Spring Festival 2023 will be May 20 SUMMERTON - The Briggs v. Elliott Spring Festival 2023 will be held on Main Street in Summerton on May 20. Vendors will be open beginning at 10 a.m. Vendor spots are available for … more
Another request for livestock zoning was brought before Clarendon County Planning Commission with a different outcome this time. During Tuesday night's regular planning commission meeting, Wesley Housel requested zoning certification to permit … more
The Sumter Item rolled out the red carpet Tuesday night for its annual Best of Clarendon readers' choice contest winners. Nearly 300 people dressed in their best and celebrated the people, places, services, businesses and community events that make … more
Clarendon County will continue to see growth during the next five years, with more residents and more traffic. A new subdivision that will take at least five years to complete will bring in hundreds of one- to two-story homes and new amenities … more
Book vending machines are now open for Clarendon County students to receive a number of books of their choosing at any time. Clarendon County School District, in partnership with the Carolina Family Engagement Center, held a ribbon-cutting … more
Clarendon residents shared concerns during Monday night's regularly scheduled county council meeting about the Clarendon County School District investigation by the state inspector general because of financial irregularities and a finance … more
Library has an event for Disney trivia buffs MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., is hosting a Disney Trivia Night at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 15. Are you a Disney fan? Do you think you have the answers? Do you have … more
Chick-fil-a has made a lot of noise in Clarendon County since opening last year from giving free food to students to bringing more revenue into the county and now giving out scholarships. Three Manning High School students received a $2,500 … more
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