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Paxville mayor questions high election bill; town charged $5.3K for 1-candidate race, highest in Clarendon County

Nearly two months after settling into his tenure as mayor of Paxville, Jamie Corbett was enjoying his new life managing the day-to-day operations of the rural Clarendon County town. After the passing of his predecessor Wade McLeod in March, … more

Clarendon School District 4 calls meeting for final consolidation plan, new museum

Clarendon School District 4 has called a special board meeting on Monday, Aug. 30, to discuss two important items for the community and Clarendon County. The Clarendon 4 Board of Trustees will discuss the final draft for its Clarendon County … more

Clarendon County Republican Party welcomes S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson

MANNING - A crowd of more than 70 conservatives welcomed South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson to the Clarendon County Republican Party's August meeting. "We had a huge crowd," said CCGOP Chairman Moye Graham. "Our party is continuing to … more

Clarendon School District 2 sees increase of quarantined students in second week of school

It's the second full week of school, and the number of students and staff with COVID-19 continues to rise in Clarendon School District 2 schools. On Monday, the school district received reports that a group of students was exposed to COVID-19 at … more

Manning High School FFA adviser, ag teacher named CSD2 2021 District, Teacher of the Year

MANNING - Clarendon School District 2 named Manning High School's agricultural science teacher and FFA adviser Alonzo McDonald as its 2021-22 Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year. "It's really exciting," McDonald said about … more

DHEC restaurant inspections in Clarendon County, Aug. 13-20, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Clarendon County the week of Aug. 13-20, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit www.dhec.sc.gov. A and G Dining, 5215 … more

Clarendon briefs for Aug. 27, 2021: Vaccine clinic, Duckfest and more

Summerton drive-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic Sunday at town hall SUMMERTON - A drive-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 4 Main St. parking lot next to Summerton Town Hall. The clinic is sponsored by My … more

Free mobile clinic brings health care access to rural Summerton residents

Summerton residents will soon be getting medical assistance with a new health care project rolling through town. The SC Uplift Community Outreach - an organization that helps with housing, community improvement and economic development projects … more

Clarendon County Detention Center employee arrested for furnishing contraband to inmates

A Clarendon County Detention Center employee was arrested Friday and charged for allegedly giving contraband to inmates. The 24-year-old Sumter man was charged with furnishing contraband and misconduct in office, said Col. Shelton Hughes Jr., … more

Manning man killed in wreck on I-95

MANNING – A 33-year-old Manning man died in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 on Sunday afternoon.“Timothy McCray of Manning died at the scene,” said Clarendon Coroner … more

Historic Manning cotton gin, once acclaimed, now a focus of criminal investigation

MANNING — A family-owned South Carolina cotton gin that’s been in business for 76 years and was once honored by state legislators is accused of failing to pay nearly $6.6 million to … more

3 Clarendon schools hosting vaccine drive on Saturday

While 70% of eligible Americans nationwide have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, only 35% of Clarendon County residents have done so. Because of that data from the state public health department, three vaccination events are … more

State adds 20,100 jobs in July snapshot

South Carolina had its best monthly jobs report of 2021 in July, adding 20,100 jobs, but in the ever-changing COVID-19 environment, economic indicators up one month can easily shift the next. That was a key message shared by Federal Reserve Bank … more

Clarendon briefs: Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

2021 Duckfest T-shirts are on sale now SUMMERTON - The 2021 Summerton Duckfest T-shirts are on sale now at Summerton Drugs and Summerton Hardware. Youth sizes come in short sleeve for $15 and long sleeve for $20. Adult T-shirts are … more

Public comments at Clarendon 4 school board meeting address masks, Rose H. Wilder Elementary name change

As children return to classrooms, one parent spoke on behalf of other community members to board members about the well-being of their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Sandra Busby, a Scott's Branch High School alumnae, aired concerns to … more

Clarendon School District 4 has 'game plan' for COVID-19 safety

As students went back to the classroom Monday, Clarendon School District 4's Board of Trustees went over their "game plan" for the new school year amid a continued and resurgent pandemic. "I know one thing that is on everyone's mind is how can we … more

Clarendon 2 reviews draft of consolidation plan; parents present petition to require mask mandate

With consolidation of Clarendon School Districts 2 and 4 scheduled for next summer, the Manning-based school district is already trying to finalize its consolidation process. Clarendon 2 Board of Trustees reviewed the final draft plan for … more

McLeod Health Foundation receives grants totaling more than $545,000 to enhance care for COVID-19 patients; Clarendon's Post-Acute Clinic will receive funding through a $170,252 grant

FLORENCE - The McLeod Health Foundation is the recipient of two grants totaling $545,252 from The Duke Endowment to increase access to care for individuals experiencing long-term health effects from COVID-19 and for COVID-19 vaccinations. "We are … more

COVID-19 exposure puts dozens from Manning Elementary in quarantine

Just a few days into the academic year, Manning Elementary School sent home dozens of students after being exposed to COVID-19. In an announcement posted to Facebook Thursday after school was … more

Uncovered: South Carolina politicians blow off their ethics fines with few consequences

Editor’s note: This Uncovered investigation was produced in collaboration with The Aiken Standard, The Anderson Observer, The (Chester) News and Reporter, The Gaffney Ledger, The (Greenwood) … more
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