Clarendon County News
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After the Clarendon County School District board of trustees' meeting this week, The Sumter Item was given a news tip about a misleading post circulating on Facebook. On Monday night, a Facebook post surfaced about the Clarendon County School … more
MANNING - Give Us 3 Feet! Give Us 3 Feet! is the message the Manning Strong Corp. will focus on at its third-annual Bike-Run-Walk Challenge that will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road. Michael … more
MANNING - Native trees, shrubs, plants and flowers provide more than just beauty. They are a natural habitat for myriad wildlife, including birds and insects who rely on them for food, homes, places to hide and water. At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. … more
Summerton is the home of Sparkleberry Swamp, Goat Island, Rimini, Brewington and other private ponds that call to duck hunters from across South Carolina. Every year, duck callers come from across ponds and lakes and marshes and swamps for the … more
SCDOT will conduct routine inspections of the bridges on Interstate 95 over Lake Marion during the week of Oct. 2. Outside travel lanes on both the northbound and southbound bridges on I-95 will be closed overnight during this period. SCDOT will … more
Clarendon County is experiencing significant recent growth, with the upcoming addition of a motocross track in October and increasing residential construction. This surge in development may leave some residents wondering about the approval process … more
Clarendon contributorMANNING - Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections is celebrating National Voter Education Week, Oct. 2-6, with a 2023-24 Election Townhall Meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St.Clarendon County will … more
Hikers, cyclists and pedestrians enjoying the Palmetto Trail can now cross Lake Marion thanks to the recently refurbished U.S. 301 Bridge. The 301 bridge rests alongside Interstate 95's southbound lanes across Lake Marion linking Clarendon and … more
MANNING - Drug addiction has immediate and long-reaching devastation not only on the addicted person physically, but mentally and financially, and the impact drug addiction has on families, friends, peers and co-workers is overwhelming. The John … more
COLUMBIA - Five Clarendon County residents and seven Sumter County and city residents were indicted on federal drug trafficking offenses by a federal grand jury in Columbia on Wednesday, Sept. 27. In a news release, the indictment alleges that … more
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during Latitude Corp.'s shoveling ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 28, celebrating its new location at Clarendon County Industrial Park in Manning. The metal … more
Journey to Recovery Celebration is Sept. 30 MANNING - Clarendon Behavioral Health Services is hosting Journey to Recovery Celebration - Getting to YOUR Finish Line from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Weldon Auditorium and the … more
Fishermen and car enthusiasts, bait those hooks and wax those cars because John C. Land Landing is where the action is happening this weekend. The Duckfest Fishing Tournament will still be held at John C. Land Landing, 4404 Greenall Road in … more
After the recent resignations of two Turbeville officials, some residents may be pondering the town's future. On Sept. 22, The Sumter Item reported the resignations of the now-former mayor of Turbeville, Kathryn Turbeville, and now-former Town … more
MANNING - The F.E. DuBose Career Center, Law Enforcement Program, will hold a CCSD Educators vs. First Responders Basketball Benefit to support law enforcement cadets and first responders. The group wants to support those who look out for us but … more
GABLE — Skeletal remains were found in a ditch alongside U.S. 301 about a half mile south of Brewington Road on Monday afternoon, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. … more
MANNING - A local family commits time, energy and resources at least five times every year to aid their community, state and nation in helping replenish the area's blood supplies. Margaret Walker may be semi-retired, but that hasn't slowed down … more
3rd-Annual Remembrance Day Stop Gun Violence on Sept. 24 MANNING - The 3rd-Annual Remembrance Day Stop Gun Violence "Stand Up Against Gun Violence" will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2806 Mallet Road. The event is hosted by … more
MANNING - More than two dozen residents of Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab were elegantly coiffed, professionally made up and dressed to perfection for their debut in the facility's annual fashion show that was held Sept. 20 at the facility … more
After what two Turbeville officials say was the wrongful termination of a town employee, the mayor and town administrator have resigned. During the Sept. 12 town council meeting, council members came out of executive session announcing the … more
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