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Essential COVID-19 vaccinations given to hundreds in Clarendon County on Friday

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Nurses with McLeod Occupational Health and public schools in Clarendon County's three districts worked together to administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to over 300 people, mostly school staff … more

Bill introduced by Manning Sen. Kevin Johnson would merge all Clarendon districts

As Clarendon School Districts 1 and 3 ready for consolidation this July, state Sen. Kevin Johnson's plan to merge all the county's school districts into one is the clear endgame now with a new bill he introduced this month. Johnson, D-Manning, … more

Clarendon Branch of NAACP gets $2,500 for cultural event; waste disposal service fee aired

Clarendon County Council approved funding for a local organization's cultural festival and passed three ordinances at its Monday meeting. Willie Briggs, president of the Clarendon Branch of NAACP, requested funding from county council for the … more

6th-annual bodybuilding competition will be held this Saturday at Weldon Auditorium in Manning

MANNING - The NPC Southern Tournament of Champions kicks off its sixth year at Weldon Auditorium at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, when bodybuilders take the stage to compete in a variety of divisions. "We're excited to be back at Weldon," said … more

Manning, Sumter receive funds for stormwater infrastructure, drainage

Two area cities will receive nearly $10 million to enhance stormwater infrastructure and drainage. The South Carolina Office of Resilience's Disaster Recovery Office held its scheduled Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery and … more

2-day Spring Pop-Up Shop coming to Manning

MANNING - Spring and Easter are just around the corner, ending the doldrums of winter and declaring a bright, new season with splashes of vibrant color and delightful floral fragrances. And who better to push those dull, drab colors out of the … more

Filtration company On Time Distribution LLC to create 75 jobs in Manning

MANNING - On Time Distribution LLC, a Darlington-based water and air filtration company, announced Tuesday it will be establishing a new facility and operations in Manning. The location at 1665 Joe Rogers Boulevard, the former American Wood … more

Summerton Community Action Group given Preservation award

State Sen. Kevin Johnson and Rep. Kimberly Johnson, D-Manning, visited Summerton on Feb. 27 to award the Summerton Community Action Group with the 2020 Historic Preservation Service Award. The father-daughter Clarendon County delegation duo … more

Izzy is waiting at Second Chance Animal Shelter for a new home

Izzy is a 6-month-old, grey tabby, female domestic short-hair kitten. Izzy is playful, energetic and enjoys attention. She gets along with other cats. She is current on all of age-appropriate shots, has been spayed and tested negative for feline … more

Nominations open for Best of Clarendon 2021

The last year has been filled with stress, strife and loss, which is all the more reason to celebrate the businesses and people making Clarendon County thrive through any struggle. The public can now submit nominations for Best of Clarendon 2021, … more

Clarendon briefs for March 5, 2021: Farm auction, Think Pink breakfast, electronic recycling day and more

Clarendon Hall Farm Auction set for March 6 SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall will hold its annual farm auction beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday on the field adjacent to the school, 1140 S. Duke St. Consignments are welcome. For more information, call … more

Clarendon County Fire Rescue to share tips and information through monthly column

Editor's note: In an effort to promote and encourage fire safety, Clarendon County Fire Rescue will be providing fire safety tips and additional information in the Clarendon Sun on the first Friday of each month. The stories will also be available … more

COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held at Taw Caw Education Center in Summerton

SUMMERTON - A DHEC Vaccine Clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Taw Caw Community Education Center, 1126 Granby Lane, just east of Summerton off U.S. 301. Beginning Monday, Phase 1B for the COVID-19 vaccine will begin. In … more

Gypsy gets along well with other cats; she is waiting for you at Second Chance Animal Shelter

Gypsy is a 2-year-old, brown tabby, female domestic short-hair cat. She is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed and tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. She enjoys attention and is very friendly. Gypsy gets along with other cats. She … more

Manning residents asked to follow tips to make trash pickup change smoother

MANNING - Waste Management has converted its trash pickup in the City of Manning to a one-man operation. Every WM truck will have a driver who will activate a mechanical arm to pick up each trash can, dump it into the truck and then lower the … more

Clarendon County juvenile missing

MANNING – The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing Clarendon County juvenile.Elizabeth Magan Todd was last seen around 2 p.m. Feb. 26 on … more

Manning's Striped Bass Festival postponed to fall amid continued COVID-19 pandemic

Event organizers are hoping loads of striped bass will still be plucked from the Santee Cooper Lakes, but it won't be a springtime festival this year. The 41st-Annual Striped Bass Festival … more

Summerton residents voice opinions on renaming of St. Paul Elementary School

On the first night of March, Clarendon School District 1's Board of Trustees heard the voices of individuals in the community about the renaming of St. Paul Elementary School at their school board meeting. This issue dates back to last year when … more

Federal funding to help support telemedicine in Clarendon County

Three South Carolina lawmakers in Washington, D.C., secured hundreds of thousands of dollars to enhance telehealth services in Clarendon County and other rural Pee Dee communities. McLeod Regional Medical Center will use the $697,674 grant to … more

Youths, volunteers with Levi Pearson Scholarship clean up trash in Summerton

SUMMERTON - Five-year-old Kaleb Pontoon eagerly walks along the road near the Briggs, Delaine, Pearson Interchange in Summerton looking for discarded trash to pick up. Pontoon - dressed in a bright orange vest - ran ahead of his group as he … more
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