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Laurence Manning Academy names honor students
01/20/2018
Laurence Manning Academy honors students

Laurence Manning Academy names honor students

2017-18 First Semester Headmaster's List SECOND GRADE Terri Floyd - Elijah Saulsgiver, Sophia Timmons and Lilyana Tutt. Anna Lynn Gamble - Daley Boykin, Zach Cornor, Willson Epps, Charleston Hodge, Logan Hudson, Landry Lee, Miranda …

Clarendon District 2 honors students for hard work
01/20/2018
Clarendon District 2 students honored for their work

Clarendon District 2 honors students for hard work

Seven Clarendon School District Two students were honored for outstanding achievements at the district's Tuesday Board of Trustees meeting. Waveland McCabe, James Reid Parimuha, Amber Tindal, David …

Hayes F. Samuels Jr. remembered by many as generous, professional
01/20/2018
Hayes F. Samuels Jr. remembered as generous, professional

Hayes F. Samuels Jr. remembered by many as generous, professional

MANNING - Loving family man, devout church leader, mentor, cherished friend, icon, role model, successful businessman, entrepreneur and lifelong ambassador for Clarendon County are just a few …

Vonda K. Mociun joins Bank of Clarendon board of directors
01/20/2018
Mociun joins Bank of Clarendon's board of directors

Vonda K. Mociun joins Bank of Clarendon board of directors

MANNING - The Bank of Clarendon has a new member on its board of directors.With more than 25 years of combined accounting and law experience, Vonda K. Mociun, attorney and sole owner and sole member of Rickenbaker & Mociun …

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office celebrate 'wise' citizens
01/01/2018
Clarendon County Sheriff's office pampers 'wise' citizens

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office celebrate 'wise' citizens

MANNING - Christmas arrived early for more than 120 senior citizens from throughout Clarendon County.In celebration of the theme 'Communities Working Together,' the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office sponsored the Clarendon …

Clarendon County Detention Center employees give a 'Merry' Christmas to a local family
01/01/2018
Clarendon County Detention Center employees help others

Clarendon County Detention Center employees give a 'Merry' Christmas to a local family

MANNING - One Clarendon County family had a 'Merry' Christmas thanks to the employees of the Clarendon County Detention Center. Since 1999, the folks at the CCDC have been giving gladly to those in the community who need a …

Chico loves belly rubs
12/15/2017
Chico is timid but loves attention

Chico loves belly rubs

Chico is a 3-year-old white-and-tan male Chihuahua mix. He is a little timid at first but opens up quickly. He loves attention and belly rubs. Chico is current on all vaccinations, has been neutered and tested negative for heartworms. You can get …

Bryce needs a home with no children
12/15/2017
Bryce deserves a good home

Bryce needs a home with no children

Bryce is a 2-year-old white-and-tan male mixed breed. He is very shy and will need some one-on-one attention. He is a sweet boy that has lived a rough life, and he needs someone to give him a good home with no children. He is current on all of his …

Cold weather doesn't stop Turbeville's Christmas spirit.
12/15/2017
Cold weather doesn't stop Turbeville holiday events

Cold weather doesn't stop Turbeville's Christmas spirit.

TURBEVILLE - Temperatures hovering in the upper 30s didn't stop hundreds from donning heavy coats, mittens and scarves to attend Saturday's parade and tree lighting ceremonies in Turbeville. 'The weather was pretty bad,' Turbeville Mayor Dwayne …

Manning Primary School shows off its talent at Weldon Auditorium.
12/15/2017
Children entertain a crowd with play

Manning Primary School shows off its talent at Weldon Auditorium.

MANNING - The musicals on Broadway have nothing on the youngsters at Manning Primary School. On Monday evening, 'Frosty the Snowman' came to life on Weldon Auditorium's stage thanks to the singing and acting talents of the school's second- and …

Breakfast recognizes cancer survivors in Clarendon
11/05/2017
Breakfast recognizes cancer survivors in Clarendon

Breakfast recognizes cancer survivors in Clarendon

Think Pink Community Prayer Breakfast was held Oct. 28 at Clarendon County Community Complex in Manning. More than 100 attendees participated in the countywide event that was sponsored by Clarendon County Sheriff's Office and TA Travel Centers of …

River just wants your attention
11/05/2017
River just wants your attention

River just wants your attention

River is a 2-year-old male Cairn terrier mix. He is current on all vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heartworms. River is a sweet baby that needs some attention. He has …

Zeus loves a good snack
11/05/2017
Zeus loves a good snack

Zeus loves a good snack

Zeus is a 4-year-old male black-and-tan Lab mix weighing about 61 pounds. He is current on all vaccinations, has been neutered and has tested negative for heartworms. He loves snacks and walks well …

Manning center hosts dads, father figures at its annual event
11/05/2017
Manning center hosts dads, father figures at its annual event

Manning center hosts dads, father figures at its annual event

What do you get when you combine good food, more than 300 good dudes and good reading and writing tools? The answer is simple. You get Manning Early Childhood Center's event 'Dine with Dudes.' For the past three Wednesday …

Clarendon group sponsors permanent new medicine drop-off point
11/05/2017
Clarendon group sponsors permanent new medicine drop-off point

Clarendon group sponsors permanent new medicine drop-off point

MANNING - Opioid abuse and misuse in Clarendon County is a big problem, according to a survey conducted by Clarendon Behavioral Health Service.Eight out of every 10 people who took the survey considered opioid abuse a 'big …

Firefighters will soon gather in Sumter for 2-day barbecue challenge
11/05/2017
Firefighters will soon gather in Sumter for 2-day barbecue challenge

Firefighters will soon gather in Sumter for 2-day barbecue challenge

MANNING - What do you get when you mix dozens of firefighters from different stations, counties or even states and a whopping, big barbecue grill? You get healthy servings of mouthwatering, smoky, Southern barbecue.The …

Jimmy likes to go for walks
10/27/2017
Jimmy likes to go for walks

Jimmy likes to go for walks

Jimmy, left, is a 6-year-old male black-and-tan German shepherd mix weighing approximately 80 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and tested positive for heartworms. We are currently treating him for the heartworms, …

Cayden is perfect for kids
10/27/2017
Cayden is perfect for kids

Cayden is perfect for kids

Cayden, far left, is an 8-month-old bull dog mix weighing approximately 20 pounds. He is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and tested negative for heartworms. Cayden loves attention and plays wonderfully with other dogs and is …

Biscuits, jams, cakes, casseroles coming up at Manning bazaar
10/27/2017
Biscuits, jams, cakes, casseroles coming up at Manning bazaar

Biscuits, jams, cakes, casseroles coming up at Manning bazaar

MANNING - It's that time of year again. There's a nip in the air. Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Clarendon County Pilot Club is busy in the kitchen preparing more than 200 dozen homemade biscuits.That's right, 200 …

Nelson says purchase strengthens initiative
10/27/2017
Nelson says purchase strengthens initiative

Nelson says purchase strengthens initiative

The purchase of the Belk Building in Manning is part of the City of Manning's retail economics strategy in Manning implemented about a year and a half ago, Mayor Julia Nelson told The Sumter Item on Wednesday. According to minutes of an April 6 …

Mock helping storm victims in Puerto Rico
10/23/2017
Mock helping storm victims in Puerto Rico

Mock helping storm victims in Puerto Rico

The Sumter ItemPUERTO RICO - Clarendon County resident Charles 'Bucky' Mock has been aiding the residents of the small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico for several weeks after two hurricanes devastated the island, killing dozens of residents and …

Car, truck and bike show set for Saturday
10/20/2017
Car, truck and bike show set for Saturday

Car, truck and bike show set for Saturday

The inaugural 'Classic' Car, Truck and Bike Cruise In will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Corner Diner, 301 E. Boyce St., Manning. The show is hosted by the Eastern South Carolina Mustang Club. Proceeds will benefit the …

Workers' compensation seminar to be held Nov. 3
10/20/2017
Workers' compensation seminar to be held Nov. 3

Workers' compensation seminar to be held Nov. 3

McLeod Occupational Health and McAngus Goudelock & Courie Law Firm will host a workers' compensation seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at McLeod Health Clarendon, 10 E. Hospital St., Manning, according to a news release. This free …

Hundreds enjoy 2017 Duckfest
10/20/2017
Hundreds enjoy 2017 Duckfest

Hundreds enjoy 2017 Duckfest

SUMMERTON - The 2017 Duckfest committee couldn't have asked for a better day to hold a festival. Temperatures were in the upper 70s with only a few clouds floating around to mar the blue skies. Children were running around enjoying the bouncy …

Groups will sing for Haven of Rest fundraiser in Manning
10/13/2017
Groups will sing for Haven of Rest fundraiser in Manning

Groups will sing for Haven of Rest fundraiser in Manning

MANNING - One of every three women and one out of every four men will experience at least one form of domestic violence during her or his lifetime, according to statistics released from the South Carolina …

Shelter staff, volunteers in Manning work hard to find pets new homes
10/13/2017
Shelter staff, volunteers in Manning work hard to find pets new homes

Shelter staff, volunteers in Manning work hard to find pets new homes

MANNING - More than 50 dogs and cats call A Second Chance Animal Shelter between Manning and Ram Bay home. Their stories are all different. Some were abandoned. Some were abused and neglected, while others were …

Waddle out to 2nd-annual Summerton Duckfest next Saturday
10/07/2017
Waddle out to 2nd-annual Summerton Duckfest next Saturday

Waddle out to 2nd-annual Summerton Duckfest next Saturday

The second-annual Summerton Duckfest will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Summerton, 'The Duck Capital of South Carolina.' First on the bill is the Berkeley Outdoors Fall Open Bass Tournament at the John C. Land III Sports Fishing …

Golf program will host clinic for everyone
10/07/2017
Golf program will host clinic for everyone

Golf program will host clinic for everyone

MANNING - Clarendon County's Youth Golf Program is a diamond in the 'rough.' In just a few years, golf instructor Donald Hardy has seen tremendous strides in the county's youth golf program that is sponsored in part by Clarendon County Recreation …

Finding Daisy
10/02/2017
Finding Daisy

Finding Daisy

For a month, Will Cabell did everything he could to find his dog Daisy, a 7-year-old Weimaraner who went missing after Cabell's work truck slammed into a tree near Alcolu on Interstate 95. Cabell came away from the crash with two black eyes, a …

Democratic Party will meet Oct. 3
09/29/2017
Democratic Party will meet Oct. 3

Democratic Party will meet Oct. 3

The Clarendon County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Bassard Pond House, 4162 Rev. J.W. Carter Road, Summerton. Bretticca Moody, the Resistance Summer coordinator for the South Carolina Democratic Party, will speak about …

Christmas Festival of the Arts will be Dec. 9
09/29/2017
Christmas Festival of the Arts will be Dec. 9

Christmas Festival of the Arts will be Dec. 9

Clarendon County Community Development Corp. is planning an exciting Christmas Festival of the Arts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Weldon Auditorium, Manning. The event will feature local professional dance groups from Clarendon County and …

Behind the scenes at the hospital
09/29/2017
Behind the scenes at the hospital

Behind the scenes at the hospital

PHOTO PROVIDED McLeod Health Clarendon held its first Community Partners Luncheon on Sept. 14. Offered in conjunction with the McLeod Foundation, the Community Partners program allows community leaders to join McLeod administrators and physicians …

Clarendon County Fire Department welcomes 9 volunteer firefighters
09/29/2017
Clarendon County Fire Department welcomes 9 volunteer firefighters

Clarendon County Fire Department welcomes 9 volunteer firefighters

MANNING - There were nine smiling faces when they saw their official helmets and bunker gear for the first time at the Sept. 19 Clarendon County Fire Department's Recruit Graduation Ceremony.Six short months ago, firefighter recruits …

United Ministries seeing staggering numbers
09/29/2017
United Ministries seeing staggering numbers

United Ministries seeing staggering numbers

MANNING - More than 15,000 Clarendon County residents were served by United Ministries of Clarendon County in 2016. In the first eight months of 2017, 9,089 individuals have received food, clothing or prescription assistance from the …

Tucker craves attention
09/25/2017
Tucker craves attention

Tucker craves attention

Tucker is a 2-year-old male, mixed breed weighing approximately 19 pounds. He is a sweet boy and craves attention. He enjoys running after squeaky toys and is definitely a lap dog. Tucker is current on all of his vaccinations, has been neutered and …

Alley enjoys being brushed
09/25/2017
Alley enjoys being brushed

Alley enjoys being brushed

Alley is a 6-month-old female, gray and white, domestic kitten. She loves lots of attention and enjoys being brushed. She is current on all of her vaccinations, has been spayed and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. The adoption fee for …

Hospital system welcomes doctor
09/25/2017
Hospital system welcomes doctor

Hospital system welcomes doctor

Dr. S. Chad Hayes has been hired by McLeod Pediatrics Clarendon, according to a McLeod Health news release. Hayes, previously of Threshold Pediatrics in Charleston, joins Meredith Atkinson in the Manning office. Hayes attended Medical University …

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