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BISHOPVILLE - Lee County's three elementary schools will be consolidated into one thanks to the former state superintendent allocating millions to the school district. In September 2022, Lee County School District and Clarendon County School … more
The Lee County Coroner's Office released the name of the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night.  At about 9:24 p.m., Dirk Kelvin Lambert, 65, of … more
The Bishopville Police Department seeks the public help’s to locate a man that was last seen in April. Willis Jermone “Benji” Frierson, 64, was last seen Sunday, April 30. He … more
For the second year in a row, Midlands Gives Day raised more than $4 million for hundreds of local nonprofits.Thanks to generous donors throughout the state, the annual 18-hour online giving … more
Nonprofits throughout Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will be some of the more than 570 organizations to participate in the 10th-annual Midlands Gives Day. After raising a record-breaking $3.73 million in 2022, Central Carolina Community … more
BISHOPVILLE - Hop aboard our whisper-quiet, open-air tour vehicle and explore the park along the historic Loop Road at Lee State Park. Visitors will see historic points of interest while keeping an eye out and ears open for park wildlife like … more
Clarendon and Lee counties, along with the municipalities of Bishopville, Manning, Summerton, Sumter and Pinewood, received a combined $64,640,943 in South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program grants from the South Carolina Rural … more
One man's trash is this Bishopville artist's treasure. Susan Ciotti and her husband are the owners of the Accidental Artist in the Blue Moon Studio, a Bishopville art studio at 247 N. Main St. Ciotti has been participating in craft shows since … more
Residents of the St. Charles area of Lee County may have a new public safety building in coming months. Alan Watkins, Lee County administrator, said county council members will vote next Tuesday to approve the building of another county volunteer … more
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.The pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and … more
Up to four South Carolina artists or organizations will receive the Folk Heritage Award each year, and this year, a Bishopville man is one of the recipients being honored for his inspiring journey of overcoming unimaginable odds. Hampton Rembert, … more
A college scholarship opportunity is now open to students for the 2023-24 school year. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation has been committed to helping shape and mold young adults of Clarendon and surrounding counties into sound citizens, … more
Male high school students from various counties in South Carolina walked the USC Sumter campus last Friday to learn more about what it will take to be a MiSTER. Established on the campus of Clemson University more than 20 years ago, the Call Me … more
The Bishopville Police Department held a news conference Friday afternoon about two house fire deaths last year. The chief of police shared the autopsy reports revealed the victim of each house fire … more
The need for volunteers advocating for abused or neglected children is still at an all-time high in the tri-county area, and residents are encouraged to join the free training program to become an advocate. The online training will be held on … more
Friends of Lee County Animal Shelter are asking residents to help fight a new policy put in place by the county. The animal shelter is owned and operated by the county, and management of the shelter falls under the supervision of the Lee County … more
A Bishopville woman is being remembered by her community as "fun-loving" and a community servant for the time she devoted to councils and boards throughout her life. Gail Player was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Sumter and passed away Jan. 24 after … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - The popular tune "Let It Snow" that was written by Sammy Cahn and composed by Jule Styne in 1945 described the 1973 blizzard that brought the tri-county area to a standstill perfectly. "Oh, the weather outside is … more
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but for those who might not feel so romantic - do not fret, there is a better way to celebrate. What better way to celebrate in a not-so-sweet way than having a stuffed animal with your ex's name on it … more
SUBMITTED The Board of Directors of the Dennis Community Development Corp. of Lee County announced it has elected William Pellman to become chairman of its governing board. Pellman replaces long-time outgoing Chairman Willie Blyther, who recently … more
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