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Clarendon County Sheriff's Office, partners help students get ready for new school year

CLARENDON COUNTY - The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office partnered with businesses and organizations across Clarendon County to help students get prepared for the 2021-22 school year. The CCSO and … more

Manning athletes perform well in Jr. Olympics

MANNING - Two Manning High School track stars represented their school, hometown, SC Express Track Club and state proudly in the 2021 Jr. Olympics held recently in Humble, Texas. Delaney Kannae Frierson, 16, an MHS junior, and Ja'Lencia Griffin, … more

Clarendon briefs for Aug. 13, 2021: Puddin' Swamp Festival date set for 2022

2022 Puddin' Swamp Festival dates set for April 7-9 TURBEVILLE - The 2022 Puddin' Swamp Festival will be held April 7-9 in Turbeville. Plans for the festival are in progress. More information will be available in the upcoming … more

Summerton to get historical markers honoring Black pioneers in Briggs v. Elliott educational case

After nearly 70 years, Clarendon County residents who played an instrumental role in an important 1950s Supreme Court case will be recognized by a community organization next month in Summerton. The Summerton Community Action Group will honor the … more

Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival to return in 2022

CLARENDON COUNTY - The Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival will return in 2022. "The chamber is thrilled to be able to bring the Striped Bass Festival back in 2022," said Chamber Executive Director Megan Ray. "We want next year's event to be … more

Clarendon council hears public concerns over budget amendment, approves funding for several projects

Clarendon County Council had a busy Monday evening approving funding of several projects at its meeting, including for purchasing new equipment, the extension of a county road and giving back money to taxpayers in the county. One of the first … more

McLeod Health, HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

With the rapid spread of the delta variant and only 45 percent of the population fully vaccinated for the coronavirus, the state of South Carolina is in the midst of a major surge in COVID-19 cases. As of Aug. 9, the state is … more

S.C. DHEC confirms rabid raccoon in Manning; 1 dog exposed, no people at this time

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed that a raccoon found between George Harvin and Raccoon Road in Manning has tested positive for rabies, according to a … more

After 21 years, Clarendon County CDC is closing

MANNING - The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation will close its doors to the public on Aug. 13. "We are grateful for all the support from the community for the past 21 years," said Loretta W. King, CCCDC's chief financial … more

New law requiring slow drivers to move right begins Aug. 15

MANNING - Driving consistently in the left-hand lane isn't only unsafe, but beginning Aug. 15 it will be against the law. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on Aug. 4 a new law that will require drivers to "move right" … more

SCHP urges drivers to know when to stop for a school bus

CLARENDON COUNTY - School buses are already traveling the state's roadways preparing for the upcoming school year, and law enforcement officials are encouraging motorists to use extreme caution when approaching a stopped school bus. "School buses … more

Ohio man killed in one-vehicle wreck on I-95 in Summerton

SUMMERTON – A 60-year-old Ohio man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 on Aug. 7.“Anthony R. Golembiewski of Toledo, Ohio died at the scene,” said Clarendon County … more

Clarendon County superintendent lived rent-free in SC townhouse meant for teacher recruitment

MANNING — A South Carolina school district used state money meant to recruit teachers to buy a townhouse that its superintendent was living in — and for months, let him stay there … more

Clarendon County law enforcement hosts school supply giveaway next week in Turbeville

With school starting in less than two weeks, parents are scrambling to stores and supply giveaways to get their children ready for the school year. Now, they will have another event to get more supplies thanks to Clarendon County law … more


ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGEBUS #1 - SILVER ROAD: Silver Road West to Fawn Ridge Road turn left onto Highway 261, turn left onto Winter Hill Road, go to Silver Road turn right, go to district line … more

Santee Cooper will test sirens Aug. 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS MONCKS CORNER -- Santee Cooper will conduct a test of its 15 warning sirens for the Santee Dam flood plain in Clarendon, Berkeley and Williamsburg counties at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9. As part of the test, Santee Cooper will … more

Clarendon restaurant inspections for Aug. 2-6, 2021

Following are restaurant inspections done by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Clarendon County the week of Aug. 2-6, 2021. A "C" grade is failing. For detailed reports, visit Holy Donut Shoppe, 13 W. … more

Clarendon Pilot Club member speaks at 100th anniversary national meeting

MANNING - The Clarendon Pilot Club received national recognition at the Pilot Club's 100th Anniversary Annual Convention and Leadership Conference earlier this month in Atlanta. Local member Jane Benton has served as president on the national … more

Manning mayor partners with several agencies to offer free masks for back to school; giveaway set for Aug. 14

MANNING - Schools are opening their doors soon for the fall semester, and area governments, organizations and businesses are stepping up to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in area schools. Manning Mayor Julia A. Nelson has partnered with … more
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