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Summerton apartment complex offers affordable housing to people of low to moderate income

A Summerton apartment complex is offering affordable housing to future residents who are low to moderate income. "We are an affordable apartment community designed to serve eligible households with low to moderate income," said Meadowfield … more

Clarendon briefs, Jan. 21, 2022: Historical Society meeting, Oyster Roast, field dedication and more

Historical meeting rescheduled MANNING - The Clarendon County Historical Society rescheduled its regular monthly meeting from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27 to accommodate the guest speaker for the evening. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the … more

Movie filming in Clarendon County looking for extras

CLARENDON COUNTY - Have you ever watched a movie and thought that maybe you could have played a part in it? The feature film "Bull Street" is shooting in Manning and Summerton in late January and early February, and casting is looking to fill … more

Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation offers free tax help Wednesdays, Mondays in Clarendon County

The annual tax return filing season will start next week, and a local organization is ready to help offer hard-working families free tax preparation. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation will offer free tax help from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays at … more

An ominous flock at Manning High School

A flock of turkey vultures lands at Manning High School's Ramsey Stadium. According to, turkey vultures look for carrion (the decaying flesh of dead animals) by soaring over open or partly wooded country, watching the ground and the … more

Clarendon County non-essential offices closed Friday; Harvin Clarendon County Library closed Friday and Saturday

CLARENDON COUNTY – The threat of possible icy weather conditions on Friday has officials throughout Clarendon County closing non-essential offices that day.Non-safety sensitive employees with … more

Winter weather mix threatens Sumter, Lee, Clarendon again; schools across tri-county doing e-learning Friday

Winter storm, take two. Sumter and the Midlands are again at risk of getting impactful winter weather this week. A winter storm watch will take effect across the tri-county late Thursday night/early Friday morning. According the National … more

Clarendon County schools going to virtual learning Friday due to winter weather storm

Officials from both Clarendon School District 2 and 4 announced Wednesday schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, due to severe wintry weather anticipated later this week. Angela Bain, … more

Sumter, Clarendon, Lee issued winter storm watch to begin Thursday night

Winter storm, take two. Sumter and the Midlands are again at risk of getting impactful winter weather this week, and the area is already under a winter storm watch to take effect late Thursday … more

Clarendon County receives 'clean' audit report for 2020-21

Clarendon County received a clean audit report for its annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021. Clarendon County Council held a special meeting on Tuesday where Lori Salley, with Columbia-based McGregor & Co. LLP, … more

Clarendon man arrested for animal cruelty after video is posted online

CLARENDON COUNTY - A 19-year-old Clarendon County man turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 18 on a charge of animal cruelty after he allegedly recorded an incident where he shot a small hound dog and then shared the … more

UPDATE: 19-year-old charged with animal cruelty after allegedly shooting dog, sharing video on social media, released same day

CLARENDON COUNTY — A 19-year-old Clarendon County man turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 18 on a charge of animal cruelty after he allegedly recorded an … more

Where to get a free COVID-19 vaccine, test in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon counties: Jan. 18-23, 2022

All South Carolinians aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule appointments. Currently, Pfizer is the only vaccine available to those aged 5-17, and it has received full authorization from the FDA for those aged … more

Santee Lynches Regional COG thankful for grant used to install bacteria-killing UV lights on school buses

Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments held a press conference recently to give thanks and talk about a grant it won and used to install ultraviolet lights in local school buses. Christopher McKinney, the CEO of Santee Lynches Regional … more

Duke Energy: Sumter among most impacted counties from winter storm; some power outages likely "multi-day"

As power outages and cold rain continue to impact the Midlands during Sunday’s winter storm that is dumping snow on much of the Southeast, electric company crews are standing by to begin power … more

Power outages reported in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties amid winter storm

Minor icing is being reported in the Central Midlands with a few reports of sleet and freezing rain north of Sumter as a winter storm moves through the area. As of about 9:15 a.m., there were … more

Biz Talk: Pocotaligo River Health, Rehab Center opens

To start off the new year, Manning welcomed a new nursing and rehabilitation facility. Southern Senior Living, formerly Clarendon Health System, celebrated the grand opening of its newly constructed Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab Center on Jan. … more

Free vaccine clinics this weekend in Clarendon, Lee counties

The South Carolina Department of Education will host three free COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Clarendon and Lee counties this weekend. SCDOE partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for the In It To Win It … more

Clarendon council to hold special meeting for audit report, 2 executive session items

Clarendon County Council will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, for the county's fiscal year 2021 audit report and meet in executive session for two items. As listed on the agenda, council will be presented and accept the … more

Clarendon residents weigh in on redistricting process

Residents expressed their opinions about changing the makeup of Clarendon County Council's district boundaries to single-member districts at Monday's public hearing for the first proposed draft map for the county's redistricting process. Every 10 … more
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