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MANNING - Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson is asking residents of Manning to be aware of individuals going door-to-door attempting to sell or finance solar panels and referencing Duke Energy. Nelson said that a representative from Duke Energy confirmed … more
CLARENDON - A state legislator and some Clarendon County residents are advocating for increased transparency after revelations about a county employee drafting his own employee and salary contract. Over the past week, The Sumter Item has reported … more
Clarendon Clarendon County School District continues partnership grants to hold after-school programs for students. For years, after-school programs in CCSD have been available for students from grant funds, and this year is no different. Renewed … more
A Freedom of Information Act request has unveiled a series of changes in the compensation package for Clarendon County's administrator over the years. On Saturday, Sept. 2, The Sumter Item reported on the differences in income reports found in … more
MANNING - The multiple terrorist attacks that crippled New York, Washington and the entire United States on Sept. 11, 2001, directly touched a family in Clarendon County. Former Clarendon County Fire Chief Carter Jones and his wife, Mary Jo, … more
Manning hosts End of Summer Concert Sept. 21 MANNING - Celebrate the end of summer with a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on Brooks Street. The featured band will be Away Team. There will be food truck vendors selling food and … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - 2024 will be a busy election year for the people of Clarendon County. The elections will kick off in February with the 2024 Democratic presidential primary slated for Feb. 3. Not only is this the first election held in … more
MANNING - One of the most important rights of an American citizen is the right to vote. Since the birth of the United States, political leaders, activists and scholars have urged citizens to cast their ballots. "Someone struggled for your … more
Under the brilliant sun and against a backdrop of pristine greens, Clarendon County golfers will come together at the second-annual Summerton Duckfest Golf Tournament to tee off in a display of skill and determination. Duckfest committee co-chair … more
MANNING - Dracula, A Fangtastic Musical, will come to life on the Manning Junior High School stage on Nov. 3 when students perform a musical featuring the famed vampire. Students from across Clarendon … more
Employment contracts for Clarendon's county administrator differ from his written contract with the county and the salary he reports to the South Carolina Ethics Commission, documents reveal. David Epperson began working as the county … more
Manning hosts its End of Summer Concert Sept. 21 MANNING - Celebrate the end of summer with a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on Brooks Street. The featured band will be Away Team. There will be food truck vendors selling food … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - Anglers from across the nation will call the Santee Cooper lakes home when Stage Two of Major League Fishing's 2024 Bass Pro Tour comes to Clarendon County in February 2024. "We are excited to work with Major League Fishing to … more
SANTEE - Classes on kayaking, fishing, backpacking, pine needle basketry, plus a variety of other outdoor activities are being hosted by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation during a two-day retreat at Santee State Park for women who want to … more
The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program, a division of the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy, is offering free virtual training beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, to those interested in becoming a volunteer guardian ad litem in … more
Tropical Storm Idalia swept through Clarendon County with high winds, leaving an abundance of rain and power outages behind. According to Clarendon County Emergency Management Director Tom Barrineau, although Clarendon seemed to get the worst of … more
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, The Sumter Item published an article Clarendon schools adjust schedule ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia. In the article it mentioned Manning High School as a Red Cross Shelter, but Clarendon County Emergency Management Director … more
SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall recently received $16,000 from Bank of Clarendon for a new football scoreboard. The new scoreboard was installed last spring and was first used at the varsity game on Friday, Aug. 25. Bank of Clarendon … more
Towns in Clarendon County are preparing for Tropical Storm Idalia, and Clarendon County School District held an emergency meeting with faculty and staff Monday afternoon to discuss dismissal changes because of the storm. CCSD will shift learning … more
SUMMERTON - Barbeque, BBQ, barbecue … any way you spell it was a winning combination of ribs and butts at the Aug. 19 first Cookin' & Campin' BBQ Cook-Off at Palmetto Shores RV Resort, 5215 Dingle Pond Road. "We couldn't be more thrilled with … more
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