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Clarendon County Detention Center elves will make Christmas brighter for Manning families

MANNING - The holiday season is the season of giving, but not every child will have the joy of waking up Christmas morning and seeing a brightly colored gift tucked away under the tree. Thanks to … more

Manning students, The Baillie Players entertain crowds with 'A Christmas Carol'

MANNING - Students at Manning Primary School presented Oscar-worthy performances in Tuesday's "A Christmas Carol" that was held at Weldon Auditorium. Students from MPS and Manning Early Childhood … more

Clarendon Hall students collect gifts for seniors

SUBMITTED SUMMERTON - On Tuesday, Clarendon Hall's National Honor Society donated gifts to Agape Hospice for seniors in Clarendon County. Throughout November, the National Honor Society solicited donations from the community and collected … more

Clarendon briefs: Dec. 7, 2018

Turbeville Christmas Parade, ceremony set for Saturday TURBEVILLE - Turbeville will hold its annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Summerton to hold its 2nd Christmas on Main on Dec. 15 SUMMERTON - … more

Alcolu Christmas Tour of Homes postponed to Dec. 15

ALCOLU - The homes and churches chosen for the third Alcolu Christmas Tour of Homes are a reflection of the "real" life in Alcolu, according to the Alcolu Preservation Society, which is hosting the tour. The homes and churches that are on the … more

Bubba Davis celebrates 60 years with family, friends in Clarendon

MANNING - Happy Birthday, Bubba! Only a few people are known simply by one name: Cher, Dolly, Bono, Oprah and a handful of others. In Clarendon County, maybe even South Carolina, mention one name, Bubba, and everyone knows you're talking about … more

21 Clarendon residents arrested in drug investigation

MANNING - Twenty-one Clarendon County residents were arrested on Nov. 29 following a yearlong investigation into illegal drug activity throughout the county. "We've been working for months on this," said Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley. "When … more

White male with distinctive nose sought in alleged armed robbery of Manning Marathon Gas Station

MANNING — A lone male is being sought for the alleged armed robbery of Marathon Gas Station, 3345 Paxville Highway, at 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office. The … more

Idea in Clarendon sparks Pack a Purse campaign for homeless

MANNING - A simple idea turned into a way to help the homeless during the season of giving. Tonia Mallett-Smith, widow of Holmes N. Smith Jr., an investigator with Clarendon County Sheriff's Office who died on duty, was sitting around chatting … more

Clarendon briefs: Nov. 30, 2018

Don't miss St. Matthias Christmas bazaar Dec. 1 SUMMERTON - Crafts, food and lots more will be at the St. Matthias Christmas Days Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at 4 N. Dukes St. Get tickets for the famous chicken plates for $8 … more

S.C. DSS honors case manager from Clarendon

SUBMITTED The South Carolina Department of Social Services' Employee of the Month programs recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. Nicole Dow-Myers, Adult Protective Services Case Manager … more

CSD1 Board of Trustees to remain the same

MANNING - Clarendon School District One's Board of Trustees will remain the same following the November election and Monday's board appointments. Five residents of CSD1 ran for three of the five elected seats on the district's board in the Nov. 6 … more

'Christmas Festival of the Arts' coming to Weldon Auditorium in Manning

MANNING - Dancers, entertainers, a community choir and more will grace the stage at Weldon Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The Clarendon County Community Development Corp. is hosting its second annual "Christmas Festival of the Arts" to … more

Clarendon Hall competes at SCISA chess tournament

On Nov. 13, six high school students represented Clarendon Hall at the South Carolina Independent School Association High School Chess Tournament held at Sumter County Civic Center: from left, seated, are Logan Hinman and Gabriel Collier; standing, … more

Clarendon Briefs: Nov. 23, 2018

MANNING Christmas Parade MANNING - Manning's Christmas Parade of Lights will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 25. Adult Ed Registration and Orientation scheduled MANNING - The Clarendon County Adult Education program will hold its registration … more

Longtime Santee barbecue restaurant to change owners

Thanksgiving weekend will be the final time Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile in Santee will operate under its founder and owner, Pat Williams. The restaurant, housed in four old plantation commissaries or country stores that were moved to their … more

Laurence Manning Academy honor roll students recognized

2018 First Quarter Headmaster's List SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd - Mason McLaughlin Meg Martin - Lyla Brewer, Emma Freeman, Kaylee Harvey and Josie Rowell Kristen Rembert - Merrix Coffey, Lilly Griffin, Audrey McFaddin, Joe Joe Perry, Molly … more

Clarendon County honors its veterans during ceremony, plaque unveiling

MANNING - Thirteen Clarendon County servicemen who were killed in action during the Vietnam War were remembered during a Nov. 12 Veterans Day Ceremony on the Clarendon County Courthouse grounds. More than 200 family members, friends and fellow … more

Clarendon Hall 5th-grader wins co-op's contest

SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall fifth-grader Dhara Patel won the Santee Electric Cooperative Christmas Card Contest. The contest was open to fourth- and fifth-grade students throughout 50 schools in South Carolina. Patel received a $50 … more

Clarendon Sun briefs: Nov. 16, 2018

Library board to meet Nov. 19 The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board will hold its next meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive. The public is welcome to attend. Library will … more
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