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Clarendon Briefs for May 14, 2021: Library board, COVID-19 vaccine clinic and more

Harvin Clarendon County Library Board to meet May 17 MANNING - The Harvin Clarendon County Library Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. May 17 at the Clarendon County Administration Building, 411 Sunset Drive. The meeting will also be available via … more

Manning City Council will meet at Weldon Auditorium

MANNING - Manning City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. Under new business, council members will consider nine items, including first reading of the city's 2021-22 budget, and the … more

Petition to rename field after Coach Coker to be presented at Clarendon School District 2 Board meeting May 18

MANNING - Guy Richard "Ricky" Coker left not only an indelible mark on both academics and athletics at Manning High School, but his death on Nov. 17, 2020, left a void in the lives of hundreds of young adults that he mentored and encouraged … more

Clarendon County Council amends waste disposal fee ordinance

In a nearly three-hour-long Clarendon County Council meeting on Monday, residents hashed out their frustrations about the new solid waste fee ordinance to county council. The council introduced this ordinance in March with a plan for residents to … more

McLeod Health Clarendon honors Nurses of the Year

MANNING - McLeod Health Clarendon has announced its 2021 Nurse of the Year and 2021 Support Person of the Year. Jessica Weinberg earned the 2021 Nurse of the Year honors while Yvonne McFadden … more

New Zion man, who barricaded himself in Turbeville home, charged with 10 counts of attempted murder, 1 count of burglary-first

TURBEVILLE — A 10-hour standoff between law enforcement officers and an armed New Zion man who barricaded himself in a home in Turbeville ended early Thursday morning, according to Clarendon … more

Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation to hold annual gala Saturday in Summerton

SUMMERTON - More than seven decades ago, Levi Pearson, along with his brother, Hammett, asked the Clarendon County School Board to pay for gas and maintenance on a school bus that the Pearsons and others in the Davis Station area purchased so that … more

F. Hunt Enterprise to create 15 jobs in Clarendon County at industrial park

A new facility is coming to Clarendon County Industrial Park this summer. F. Hunt Enterprise announced plans Tuesday to build a distribution space in Clarendon County. F. Hunt Enterprise, a distributor of one of the nation's largest made-to-order … more

Summerton man killed in single-vehicle wreck on Sunday

A 31-year-old Summerton man died Sunday morning following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred three miles south of Summerton.Dashawn Henry died at McLeod Health Clarendon at 5:32 a.m. according to … more

Clarendon NAACP is hosting vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 8

A new free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to Clarendon County this Saturday. The Clarendon County NAACP is offering Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 8. The clinic will be at the Clarendon County NAACP … more

Manning's Second Chance Animal Shelter wants you to meet and adopt Ember

Ember is a 7-month-old, black-and-white, female domestic shorthair kitten. Ember is a playful and energetic cat. She is very sweet and loves to be held and petted. Ember gets along with other cats. She is current on all of her age-appropriate shots, … more

Sumter, Clarendon, Lee nonprofits raise $17,630 in record-breaking 2021 Midlands Gives campaign

After a year of hardship, loss and increased need, South Carolina nonprofits saw their communities step up in a record-breaking way. Midlands Gives, the annual 18-hour, online giving challenge hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, … more

Clarendon Sun briefs: Friday, May 7, 2021

Bag of Books Sale is on May 8 MANNING - The Junior Ambassadors along with the Miss Clarendon organization are sponsoring a Bag of Books Sale from 8 a.m. until noon on May 8 at 14 N. Mill St. behind City Hall. Book enthusiasts will get the chance … more

Clarendon Pilot Club connects virtually

PHOTOS PROVIDED Members of the Clarendon Pilot Club participated in the 83rd-Annual District Convention, South Carolina District, Pilot International that was held recently. Camille Daniel, Margaret Robertson and Sandra Brewer participated in the … more

Izzy is waiting for her forever home at Second Chance Animal Shelter in Manning

Izzy is a 9-month-old, gray tabby, female domestic shorthair kitten. Izzy is a playful and energetic cat. She is very sweet and enjoys attention. Izzy gets along with other cats. She is current on all of her age-appropriate shots, has been spayed … more

Clarendon County Fire Rescue promotes summer safety

Although summer is weeks away, the weather is quickly approaching. Boating traffic on roadways and waterways has increased, along with campers and other vehicle traffic, indicating the time for getting out is here. Safety during outdoor activities … more

NAACP president asks Clarendon School District 1 board to rename 2 buildings

Willie Briggs, president of Clarendon NAACP, spoke during the Clarendon School District 1 meeting Monday about requests to rename two buildings in Summerton for historical significance. Briggs asked board members to consider renaming both the … more

Eckerd Connects to give info about summer jobs for teens in Clarendon

As summer approaches and employers are seeking applicants, a local career workforce development program is providing residents with information about summer job opportunities. Eckerd Connects is hosting an information session and registration May 19 … more

Staff at McLeod Health Clarendon looks back on year of pandemic

Just over a year ago, hospitals were fortresses. Trying to ward off an invisible enemy causing tangible chaos, machines buzzed on specially marked floors as movements made through plastic were many people's last. Now, there is no COVID-19 unit at … more

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program returns to S.C.; help available to fill out online application in Sumter and Clarendon

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is returning this summer, according to a news release from South Carolina Department of Social Services. The goal of the program is to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with … more
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