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Back to School: Clarendon School District 2

Superintendent: Dr. Shawn Johnson 15 Major Drive, Manning, SC 29102 (803) 435-4435 Our district is comprised of six schools: - One early childhood center … more

Lighthouse Foundation honors community members at Sapphire Ball with Shining Light awards in Manning

Community members and honorees congregated at the Matrix Center in Manning for the Lighthouse Foundation's Sapphire Ball Black Tie Affair on Friday night. The foundation's board of trustees honored five recipients who have taken leadership roles and … more

Broadus O. Butler Sr., man who became Clarendon 1, state’s 1st Black superintendent, remembered

Broadus Butler Jr. stayed by his father's side with his family at the patriarch's home in Summerton. Butler Jr. lived with his father for the last two years as Dad's health declined. His sisters, Anita Diane Butler-McCollom and Melony Butler, … more

Clarendon District 4 board member recognized by SCSBA training program

A Clarendon County school official was acknowledged for participating in a statewide professional organization's training program. Jason Newsome, a board member for Clarendon School District 4, was recently recognized by the South Carolina School … more

Clarendon briefs for July 29, 2021: S.C. Attorney General to speak in Manning

S.C. AG to speak at local GOP meeting on Aug. 12 MANNING - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Clarendon County Republican Meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 2116 Greeleyville … more

Carter is waiting for a home at Second Chance Animal Shelter in Manning

Carter is an 8-month-old, orange-and-white, male domestic shorthair kitten. Carter is playful, energetic and friendly. He can be a little timid, but once he warms up, then he loves attention. Carter gets along with other cats. He is current on all … more

Second Chance Shelter in Manning wants you to meet Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a 10-month-old tortoiseshell, female domestic shorthair kitten. She is spunky and full of energy. Sweet Pea is current on all of her age-appropriate shots, has been spayed and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and AIDs. She had an eye … more

Clarendon law enforcement will celebrate National Night Out with drive-through event

MANNING - Law enforcement agencies throughout Clarendon County have partnered to present the 2021 National Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Manning Early Childhood Center, 2759 Raccoon Road. Officers and individuals with the Clarendon … more

Clarendon County Registration, Election Board elects chairman

MANNING - The Clarendon County Registration and Election Board has a new chairman. Board member Maggie Robertson served as interim chairman following Greg Holliday's retirement from the board effective June 30. A quorum of the board was … more

Manning installs its 1st digital billboard

Students, residents and visitors heading down Paxville Highway may stop in awe at a brand-new digital billboard that went online Thursday in Manning. Adams Outdoor Advertising, a Florence-based marketing company, worked with Clarendon School … more

Clarendon County Quilts of Valor recipients honored for their service

MANNING - The Clarendon County Quilts of Valor honored seven local veterans earlier this month with special handsewn quilts. Since its inception in February 2020, Clarendon County Quilts of Valor has awarded 50 quilts to local veterans. In March … more

Heat, rainfall affect vector control efforts in Sumter, Clarendon

Covered in red bumps or feeling the urge to scratch after a moment outdoors? You're not the only one. Mosquitoes are in the peak of their season in South Carolina thanks to warmer climates and heavy rainfall, and it's challenging local vector … more

Sumter, Clarendon civic organizations feel pandemic impact in membership

Like with many community organizations and events, the pandemic had a significant effect on local civic organizations and their typical operations. For those in Sumter and Clarendon counties, the pandemic has affected not only in-person events, … more

Without mandates, S.C. health officials urge voluntary masking; Sumter, Clarendon officials give opinions

COLUMBIA - As South Carolina battles an unchecked rise in COVID-19 cases spurred on by the delta variant and dwindling demand for vaccines, state health officials are urging people to follow new federal guidance on wearing masks indoors. But one … more

2 Laurence Manning alumni, 18 and 21, die after wreck

MANNING – Two Clarendon County residents died early Saturday morning following a single-vehicle accident on Raccoon Road. Dalton Page, 21, and Eaddy Osteen, 18, both alumni of Laurence … more

Best of Clarendon winners celebrated at red carpet event. A photo gallery of the event and sponsors.

The Sumter Item hosted its first in-person event since the pandemic with Best of Clarendon 2021 on Thursday evening. More than 200 category winners were celebrated at Blackwater Lodge in Summerton, and those who attended ate dinner provided by … more

Manning High athletes will compete in Junior Olympics in Texas

MANNING - Two Manning High School athletes will be representing their hometown, school and track club in the 2021 AAU Junior Olympics this summer in Texas. Delaney Frierson, 16, a junior at MHS, and Ja'Lencia Griffin, 15, a sophomore at MHS, are … more

Bassmaster Elite returns to Santee Cooper in 2022

CLARENDON COUNTY - The top professional bass fishing circuit in the world, Bassmaster Elite, will return to the Santee Cooper lakes in 2022. "We are excited to be able to bring the Bassmaster Elites back in 2022," said Tiffany B. Myers, director … more

Summerton residents, alumni continue fight to change school name

Community activists continued to fight to return an elementary school's name to its original as they aired their grievances at Tuesday's Clarendon School District 4 meeting. Summerton residents launched the "Change for Clarendon" initiative early … more

Clarendon School District 2 names baseball field after former Manning High coach, teacher Coker

Manning High School's baseball field is getting a new name in honor of one of the school's former teachers and mentors. Clarendon School District 2's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the new name, Coach Rick Coker Memorial Field, after … more
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