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Heat, rainfall affect vector control efforts in Sumter, Clarendon

Covered in red bumps or feeling the urge to scratch after a moment outdoors? You're not the only one. Mosquitoes are in the peak of their season in South Carolina thanks to warmer climates and heavy rainfall, and it's challenging local vector … more

Sumter, Clarendon civic organizations feel pandemic impact in membership

Like with many community organizations and events, the pandemic had a significant effect on local civic organizations and their typical operations. For those in Sumter and Clarendon counties, the pandemic has affected not only in-person events, … more

Without mandates, S.C. health officials urge voluntary masking; Sumter, Clarendon officials give opinions

COLUMBIA - As South Carolina battles an unchecked rise in COVID-19 cases spurred on by the delta variant and dwindling demand for vaccines, state health officials are urging people to follow new federal guidance on wearing masks indoors. But one … more

2 Laurence Manning alumni, 18 and 21, die after wreck

MANNING – Two Clarendon County residents died early Saturday morning following a single-vehicle accident on Raccoon Road. Dalton Page, 21, and Eaddy Osteen, 18, both alumni of Laurence … more

Best of Clarendon winners celebrated at red carpet event. A photo gallery of the event and sponsors.

The Sumter Item hosted its first in-person event since the pandemic with Best of Clarendon 2021 on Thursday evening. More than 200 category winners were celebrated at Blackwater Lodge in Summerton, and those who attended ate dinner provided by … more

Manning High athletes will compete in Junior Olympics in Texas

MANNING - Two Manning High School athletes will be representing their hometown, school and track club in the 2021 AAU Junior Olympics this summer in Texas. Delaney Frierson, 16, a junior at MHS, and Ja'Lencia Griffin, 15, a sophomore at MHS, are … more

Bassmaster Elite returns to Santee Cooper in 2022

CLARENDON COUNTY - The top professional bass fishing circuit in the world, Bassmaster Elite, will return to the Santee Cooper lakes in 2022. "We are excited to be able to bring the Bassmaster Elites back in 2022," said Tiffany B. Myers, director … more

Summerton residents, alumni continue fight to change school name

Community activists continued to fight to return an elementary school's name to its original as they aired their grievances at Tuesday's Clarendon School District 4 meeting. Summerton residents launched the "Change for Clarendon" initiative early … more

Clarendon School District 2 names baseball field after former Manning High coach, teacher Coker

Manning High School's baseball field is getting a new name in honor of one of the school's former teachers and mentors. Clarendon School District 2's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the new name, Coach Rick Coker Memorial Field, after … more

McLeod Health Clarendon has new hospitalist

MANNING - A new hospitalist has joined the staff at McLeod Health Clarendon. Dr. James Johnson joined the hospital's Department of Inpatient Medicine following the completion of his Family Medicine … more

Clarendon County reduces road fee to $15 after Greenville-based Supreme Court ruling

Clarendon County residents will see a decrease in their flat-rate service this fall after county council approved reducing their road maintenance fees. The resolution approved at the July 13 county council meeting will reduce residents' road … more

Manning man dies following wreck

MANNING – A 49-year-old Manning man died Friday afternoon after a one-vehicle wreck on S.C. 260, two miles south of Manning. John Brailsford died at McLeod Health Clarendon shortly after the … more

Harvin Clarendon County Library Board to meet on July 19

FROM STAFF REPORTS MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. July 19 at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive. The board will receive a financial report including updates on … more

Clarendon County deputies seek help locating missing 13-year-old

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in locating a missing 13-year-old Manning teen. Ja’Coby Pompey, 13, of Manning was last seen on July 14 at Walmart … more

Manning native appointed SCSU acting president

ORANGEBURG - A Manning native has been appointed acting president of South Carolina State University. Retired Army Col. Alexander Conyers was appointed acting president on Tuesday shortly after the university's board of trustees fired … more

Clarendon charity golf tournament will raise money for scholarships, Briggs v. Elliott memorial park

Three Clarendon County community organizations are teaming up to raise money for academic scholarships and to build a historic park with a charity golf tournament this weekend. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation, the Scott's Branch Alumni … more

What your government is doing: Clarendon County Council - Tourism project funding awarded, county requests federal funding to upgrade sheriff's office radios

The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office has been working with outdated equipment for the last three years but could soon receive an upgrade. During a public hearing at Tuesday's county council meeting, Vicki Williams, the grant administrator for … more

Clarendon Sun briefs: Friday, July 16, 2021

Harvin Clarendon County Library Board to meet on July 19 MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. July 19 at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive. The board will … more

Suspect in Manning fatal shooting turns himself in

MANNING - An 18-year-old Manning man wanted in connection with the July 12 shooting death of a 21-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Wednesday afternoon. Davion Johnson turned himself in to investigators at the Manning Police Department two … more

Manning holds on to beat Horry 7-5

Manning-Santee Post 68 jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and used a couple of big defensive plays to hold on for a 7-5 victory over Horry Post 111 in the opening game of their first-round series in the American Legion baseball state … more
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