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Breann Combs, 17, was struggling going to school as a single mom while in the foster care system in the South Carolina upstate. When she moved to Sumter in June, with assistance from the South Carolina Department of Social Services, she was … more
Cathy Rose, career coach at Palmetto Youth Connections, and its youth participants teamed with Dollar General in Manning to "Bring a Smile to a Child This Christmas" by accepting donations of new toys. Toys were purchased and left in the toy box at Dollar General on Boyce Street in Manning. Toys purchased at other locations were dropped off at Palmetto Youth Connections office in Manning. The toys were distributed to disadvantaged children in the Summerton area. more
Four school board trustees were sworn in to new terms at the Clarendon School District 1 Board meeting on Monday at the district office in Summerton. The nine-member board consists of five elected and four appointed members. The newly elected … more
When we speak of the weight loss trends and fads, we have lost sight of what the word "diet" means. Diet is defined as the food and beverages that a person eats and drinks. Then others tell you about the latest new trends they are following, they … more
Seven Clarendon County elected officials were sworn in Tuesday at Clarendon County Courthouse in Manning. Clarendon County Sheriff's Office deputies also took the oath of office. Newly elected officials who were sworn in included Sheriff Tim … more
The Harvin Clarendon County Library will close for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. For more information, call (803) 435-8633. more
Sheriff Tim Baxley said his lifelong dream was fulfilled Tuesday when he was officially sworn in as the top law enforcement officer in Clarendon County. Baxley, 53, a retired captain with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has a … more
After the holidays, it's time to get back on track for a healthy body by eating for optimal health. Here are several nutritional foods to add to your shopping list and reserve a permanent place on your grocery list. Remember, variety is the key! … more
When you drive through the main cites and towns of Clarendon County you may not realize that you are traveling near areas where American Revolutionary War battles were once fought. But you will notice many murals depicting that era. Twenty-nine to … more
MANNING - As New Year's Eve gets closer, fireworks vendors are profiting in their second busiest time of the year for sales. The two vendors interviewed by The Sumter Item on Tuesday said they typically open up their sites three weeks a year, one … more
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