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BREAKING – SCPA: Manning City Council violated open meetings law, police chief's firing not legal

MANNING – The first reading of an ordinance giving the City of Manning’s Public Safety Committee hiring and firing privileges, which ultimately led to the firing of Blair Shaffer as … more

Was the Manning police chief legally fired? To be determined.

In a full-circle round of voting Monday night centering around the firing of Blair Shaffer as Manning's police chief, a 4-1 vote by Manning City Council to disband all the city's committees, … more

Sheriff warns of phone scammers posing as Duke Energy employees

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley is warning Clarendon County residents of a scam involving people calling and identifying themselves as working at Duke Energy. The caller informs the resident his or her power bill is past … more

Mill Street Grill is Manning's newest restaurant

MANNING - The Mill Street Grill, 201 S. Mill St., is Manning's newest restaurant. Owned by Cathy and Bubba Rabon, the restaurant features a country hot bar, salad bar and full menu offering … more

Clarendon briefs: July 13, 2018

Peggy Parish Birthday Party will be at library MANNING - Harvin Clarendon County Library will celebrate author Peggy Parish's birthday at 10:30 a.m. today at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. Attendees will enjoy snacks, a craft activity and several … more

Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer fired

The police chief for the City of Manning has been fired. An announcement of the decision was released Thursday afternoon, in which Manning Mayor Julia Nelson said the Public Safety Committee … more

Special-needs adults visit Sumter for painting class

MANNING - Take brightly colored acrylic paints and a blank canvas and, in a couple of hours, have a finished, beautiful, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. That's what 14 people at Clarendon County Disabilities and Special Needs Board did on Tuesday. "It … more

Clarendon fundraiser honors late sheriff's investigator Smith

MANNING - A bright sun and sweltering temperatures didn't stop fellow law enforcement officers, family, friends and supporters from walking for 49 minutes around the track at Manning High School's Ramsey Field in support of a law enforcement officer … more

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office asks for help on 3 cases

MANNING - Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in helping to solve three incidents that occurred within the county during the past two months. According to the sheriff's office, property was stolen from 1270 Epps Road in the … more

Summerton police officer killed in I-95 wreck Monday

NORTH SANTEE — A part-time police officer with the Town of Summerton was killed in an early Monday morning accident. Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock identified the victim … more

Patriotism abounds in Clarendon for July 4

MANNING - Wednesday will be a time of fireworks, parades and patriotism throughout Clarendon. At 10 a.m., the "Biggest Little Parade in South Carolina" will take to the streets of Eagle Point Subdivision, just off S.C. 260 before the Wilson Dam. … more

Summerton family event bridges gap between law enforcement, Summerton community

SUMMERTON -- Food, fun and a friendly game of basketball were enjoyed by more than 300 children and adults at the first Ready. Set. Engage! event sponsored by Clarendon County Sheriff's Office on June 15 in Summerton. Dozens of pizzas, more than … more

LMA fifth-grader named National Petite Miss Dance USA

Ashley Rae Hodge was recently awarded the title of National Petite Miss Dance USA. Ashley Rae is a rising fifth-grader at Laurence Manning Academy. She is a member of the Laurence Manning Dance Team and is on the competition team at Carolina Dance … more

'Functional foods' can help keep your body healthy

Functional foods: What are they? Foods that may have health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients that they contain are often called "functional foods." The concept of functional foods has become popular in recent years, first in Japan and … more

Today's free conference offers insight into addiction of painkillers

MANNING - More than 46 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of opioid overdoses nationally has continued to spiral out of control with … more

3 sheriff's officers nationally recognized

MANNING - Three officers with Clarendon County Sheriff's Office received national recognition earlier this week from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for their efforts in saving … more

49 Minutes Walking the Line remembers investigator, raises funds for foundation

MANNING - Devout husband, family man, mentor, friend, community servant and outstanding law enforcement officer were just a few of the monikers used to describe Investigator Holmes N. Smith Jr. following his death in the line of duty on Nov. 5, … more

Clarendon coroner files lawsuit against primary winner

Primaries may be over, but one race in Clarendon County may not be as cut and dry as counting the ballots in light of a lawsuit and injunction filed against one of Tuesday's winners. Bucky Mock, the current coroner in Clarendon, filed a suit in … more

Manning native serving with amphibious warfare unit, inspires other sailors

NORFOLK - A 2005 Manning High School graduate and Manning, South Carolina, native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Assault Craft Unit FOUR (ACU 4), one of the Navy's most advanced amphibious warfare units. Petty Officer 2nd Class Tabitha Harrell … more

Manning farmers market open for the summer

MANNING - Summer is less than one week away, and that means it's time for local farmers and gardeners to be selling their freshly picked summer vegetables at the Manning Farmers Market, at the corner of Church and Boyce streets in Manning. The … more
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