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2 Summerville residents arrested, charged in connection with theft of power lines in Clarendon County

MANNING – Two Summerville residents have been arrested and charged with stealing power lines off SC 521 on Feb. 11.Kimberly Kay Buttery, 55, and Michael Wayne Buttery, 58, were arrested on Feb. … more

Clarendon Sun briefs: Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

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

Clarendon Hall's Collier signs with Erskine College Quiz Bowl Team

SUBMITTED SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall Senior Gabriel Collier, son of Rusty and Courtney Collier of Holly Hill, accepted a scholarship and signed to play on the Quiz Bowl Team at Erskine College on Feb. 17. Collier has been a member of the … more

Lampkin, community collect water bottles for Texas storm victims

CLARENDON COUNTY - Jeffrey Lampkin does more than preach the gospel to everyone he sees. The Manning native, radio and television personality, businessman and entrepreneur leads by example. On Feb. 20, Lampkin, who grew up in Clarendon County and … more

Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund holds Black History Community Clean Up in Summerton Saturday

To close out Black History Month, the Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund is hosting a Black History Community Clean Up Saturday in Summerton at 10 a.m. The cleanup will take place at the Briggs, Delaine and Pearson I-95 Interchange on 500 Buff … more

Gov. McMaster vetoes bill to change makeup of Clarendon 4 school board

Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have altered the makeup of the newly formed Clarendon School District 4 Board of Trustees. With Clarendon School Districts 1 and 3 planning to consolidate into Clarendon 4 this summer, state … more

Manning mother asks for help and offers reward for arrest of son Corey Terrell McFadden's killer

MANNING - A Manning woman is asking for helping in identifying the person or persons who are responsible for the death of her son who was killed on his birthday in 2020. "Justice will be served," Janice Taylor promised her son as she visited his … more

A century in full circle: WR Simpson Farms LLC becomes only Clarendon County farm recognized by state for 100 years in business

As the setting sun casts an orange glow on the skin of the seventh generation of Simpson farmers, more than 100 years of memories, tractor skeletons and soil make up Clarendon County's first Century Farm. Agribusiness, the state's top industry … more

Clarendon County deputies investigating stolen copper wires from cut powerlines

Clarendon County deputies are investigating stolen copper wires from powerlines along the Greeleyville Highway. Several incidents have occurred in the past few months where powerlines have been found cut and copper wire ripped from the poles, … more

Daughter asks for drive-through parade participants for WWII veteran's 94th birthday in Summerton

Jocelyn Walker is celebrating her father’s birthday this Saturday in style with a drive-through motorcycle ride. Walker partnered with Clarendon County Veterans’ Affairs to have a … more

Ashley is waiting to be adopted from Second Chance Animal Chance Shelter in Manning

Ashley is a 3-year-old, black, female domestic medium-hair cat. Ashley is up to date on all vaccinations, is spayed and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDs. Since coming to the shelter, she stays more to herself and is a little timid. … more

This playful male orange tabby is ready to be adopted from Second Chance Animal Chance Shelter in Manning

Binx is a 5-month-old, orange tabby, male, domestic short-hair kitten. Binx is playful and energetic but is also sweet and loves to be held and petted. Binx gets along with other cats. He is current on all of his age-appropriate shots, has been … more

Clarendon archivist asks Black families to share their history

MANNING - February is Black History Month, and while a lot of emphasis on Black history lies in the Summerton area because of the famous Pearson v. Clarendon County lawsuit, Briggs v. Elliott case and the landmark desegregation case of Brown v. … more

Clarendon briefs for Feb. 19, 2021: COVID-19 vaccine clinic, fishing tournament and prayer breakfast

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic There will be a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic at McLeod Health Clarendon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arrive early as lines have been starting before 8 a.m. You must … more

Santee Cooper to begin controlled spilling at Santee Dam

Heavy rain throughout the area and in the watershed feeding the Santee Cooper Lakes has increased inflows to the Santee Cooper Lakes system. To manage lake levels, Santee Cooper, the state’s … more

Free tax help offered at Harvin Clarendon County Library

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund will offer free tax help from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Harvin Clarendon County Library, 215 N. Brooks St., Manning, or from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays at Clarendon County NAACP Branch … more

Clarendon School District 4 board members ask for accreditation delay

Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees discussed their next steps in their accreditation status at Monday's meeting. Dr. Angela Bain, interim superintendent for Clarendon 4, said the board asked for a delay of their accreditation … more

Clarendon School District 2 to offer 4 days per week of in-person instruction in March

Clarendon School District 2 officials announced they will begin to offer four days of in-person instruction for all students starting on March 1. In a letter from Clarendon School District 2, school officials said these four in-person days … more

Clarendon residents ask McMaster in petition to not sign bill introduced by Sen. Kevin Johnson

Clarendon County residents are signing a petition in opposition to SB 478, a bill Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, introduced in late January. Members of the community started the petition, labeled "Opposition to S 0478," after last Friday's … more

Black History Month: Clarendon natives reflect on their memories and the past

EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the next few weeks, The Sumter Item will share stories from current and former residents of Clarendon County as they reminisce about the past and memories of their days growing up in the South. By JEROME PEARSON Special to … more
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