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COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.The pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and … more
Up to four South Carolina artists or organizations will receive the Folk Heritage Award each year, and this year, a Bishopville man is one of the recipients being honored for his inspiring journey of overcoming unimaginable odds. Hampton Rembert, … more
A college scholarship opportunity is now open to students for the 2023-24 school year. The Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation has been committed to helping shape and mold young adults of Clarendon and surrounding counties into sound citizens, … more
Male high school students from various counties in South Carolina walked the USC Sumter campus last Friday to learn more about what it will take to be a MiSTER. Established on the campus of Clemson University more than 20 years ago, the Call Me … more
The Bishopville Police Department held a news conference Friday afternoon about two house fire deaths last year. The chief of police shared the autopsy reports revealed the victim of each house fire … more
The need for volunteers advocating for abused or neglected children is still at an all-time high in the tri-county area, and residents are encouraged to join the free training program to become an advocate. The online training will be held on … more
Friends of Lee County Animal Shelter are asking residents to help fight a new policy put in place by the county. The animal shelter is owned and operated by the county, and management of the shelter falls under the supervision of the Lee County … more
A Bishopville woman is being remembered by her community as "fun-loving" and a community servant for the time she devoted to councils and boards throughout her life. Gail Player was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Sumter and passed away Jan. 24 after … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - The popular tune "Let It Snow" that was written by Sammy Cahn and composed by Jule Styne in 1945 described the 1973 blizzard that brought the tri-county area to a standstill perfectly. "Oh, the weather outside is … more
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but for those who might not feel so romantic - do not fret, there is a better way to celebrate. What better way to celebrate in a not-so-sweet way than having a stuffed animal with your ex's name on it … more
SUBMITTED The Board of Directors of the Dennis Community Development Corp. of Lee County announced it has elected William Pellman to become chairman of its governing board. Pellman replaces long-time outgoing Chairman Willie Blyther, who recently … more
Lee County will be home to a new company that serves the animal harvest, food production and further processing industries with its first location in South Carolina. The Upcycle Co., a leading provider of services to upcycle fats, oils, proteins … more
In Lee County's first major industrial announcement in five years, 53 new jobs are being created in Lee as a customized foam packaging manufacturer will open a new facility near Interstate 20 later this year. Engineered Foam Packaging, a leader … more
The number three appears to be one Manning native's lucky number, as he opened his third restaurant amid the 2023 New Year weekend. Jeffrey Lampkin, owner of Country Boy Kitchen, opened his third location in the Lee County market at 230 N. Main … more
LEE COUNTY - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for information about a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Browntown Road west of Bishopville about 7:35 p.m. Nov. 28. An unknown vehicle was traveling east on Browntown Road near … more
If someone you know is facing hunger this holiday season, the local United Way wants to inform and remind families that support is just a text message away. Vicki Singleton, president/CEO of the United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, … more
Do you or your high school student have a teacher you're especially thankful for this month? You can nominate them now for November's High School Teacher of the Month, presented by Morris College, for their chance to win money and … more
Every year Lee County Transit holds a luncheon to honor memorable people from the county. This year's tribute was for the late Councilman David Addison. Addison passed away on Feb. 8, 2021, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Georgia. He … more
Turnout varied across the tri-county area for Tuesday's general midterm election, which saw local, state and national races affecting the area, with both increases and decreases being reporting by county elections offices. SUMTER Fueled by the … more
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 making it an annual observance, and it became a national holiday in 1938. Sixteen years later, … more
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