Business
F. Hunt Enterprise to create 15 jobs in Clarendon County at industrial park

A new facility is coming to Clarendon County Industrial Park this summer. F. Hunt Enterprise announced plans Tuesday to build a distribution space in Clarendon County. F. Hunt Enterprise, a distributor of one of the nation's largest made-to-order …

Shane's Rib Shack in Sumter to sell property, relocate with lease The lot at 1120 Broad St. will remain empty after the Shane's Rib Shack sign was replaced with a for sale sign as the barbecue franchise decided to relocate to a leased building in Sumter. According to Sumter location owner Rob Tillman, the …
Sumter recognizes local small businesses May 3-7 Team Sumter declared May 3-7 as Small Business Week to honor local small businesses that continue to work hard and provide jobs and economic growth to the community. On Monday, Sumter County Government and City of Sumter officials signed a …
Sumter native opens fashion e-boutique's 1st brick-and-mortar location in Columbiana Mall A Sumter native, who always knew the fashion industry was her calling, opened her very first location for her fashion e-boutique not too far from home earlier this month. Delaina Pinckney opened The Stylish Vault's brick-and-mortar location at …
Riding the wave: With travel restrictions, more family time, working from home, the business of pools and backyard oasis building is booming in Sumter In the pandemic, pool sales are booming, and it is easy to figure out the reasons why. During the last year, people have not traveled internationally to resorts because of restrictions, and many didn't take their regular beach vacation last …
Education
Retired Air Force members fulfill unmet grant to fund Sumter teacher’s aerospace engineering curriculum

Debra Barber wondered why her supervisor needed such an extended clarification on a topic Thursday morning until she walked out of her office to find people waiting for her with good news.The Sumter …

Twice as nice: Given no 2020 ceremony, Sumter School District honors current, new Teachers of the Year at Celebration of Excellence It has been a year like no other in education and one that will certainly go down in the history books. As Superintendent Penelope Martin-Knox described it Wednesday at the district's annual Celebration of Excellence, the last year has involved …
Levi Pearson Scholarship Foundation to hold annual gala Saturday in Summerton SUMMERTON - More than seven decades ago, Levi Pearson, along with his brother, Hammett, asked the Clarendon County School Board to pay for gas and maintenance on a school bus that the Pearsons and others in the Davis Station area purchased so that …
Sumter School District builds in 20-vacancy allowance to balance budget To balance next year's budget given a now-estimated $967,000 shortfall, Sumter School District is building in a 20-teacher vacancy allowance for 2021-22. District Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Miller provided the revised proposed fiscal 2022 …
Leading charter foundation official: Public charters can lift all schools "A rising tide lifts all boats" and a high-performing charter school can improve outcomes for all students, according to a leading charter foundation official in Texas who spoke Monday to Liberty STEAM Charter's Board of Directors. Nora Walsh is …
Government
Clarendon County Council amends waste disposal fee ordinance

In a nearly three-hour-long Clarendon County Council meeting on Monday, residents hashed out their frustrations about the new solid waste fee ordinance to county council. The council introduced this ordinance in March with a plan for residents to …

Manning City Council will meet at Weldon Auditorium MANNING - Manning City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Weldon Auditorium, 7 Maple St. Under new business, council members will consider nine items, including first reading of the city's 2021-22 budget, and the …
Sumter County 2022 budget now proposes 2-mill increase; tax hikes approved in 1st reading at workshop During a workshop, Sumter County Council reviewed the first reading of its fiscal year 2022 budget on Tuesday, which proposed a 2-mill increase and remains with a surplus of $61,672 in agency requests. The millage increase comes from two separate …
Clarendon News

McLeod Health Clarendon honors Nurses of the Year

MANNING - McLeod Health Clarendon has announced its 2021 Nurse of the Year and 2021 Support Person of the Year. Jessica Weinberg earned the 2021 Nurse of the Year honors while Yvonne McFadden …

Public Record
Public Record: Weekend, May 8-10, 2021

Marriage Licenses - Terell Davis and Lauren Michelle Spikes - Jonathon Martin Myers and Katlin Renee Moore - Keith Alexander Collins and Lindsay Grace Ridgeway - Travis Scentell Brown and Lavitra Shontay Harvin - Logan Brandon Behnke …

Public Record: Weekend, April 10-12, 2021

Public Record: Weekend, March 27-29, 2021

Meetings
Do you need a ride for COVID testing or vaccination?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations and …

Sumter County Museum to hold Carolina Backcountry Springtime
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority (SWRTA) is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 testing …
Around Town: Friday, March 19, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. The Lincoln High School Preservation Alumni Association will hold a teleconference meeting at 4:30 p.m. on …
Public Agenda: Weekend, May 15-17, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of the following meetings/events may be cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Monday, 6:30 p.m., district office, 12 S. Church St., …

Public Agenda: Friday, May 14, 2021

Public Agenda: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Public Agenda: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Public Agenda: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Support Groups
Support Groups: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the threat of COVID-19, some of the following events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren …

Support Groups: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren …
Support Groups: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note that due to the threat of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or rescheduled unexpectedly. AA, AL-ANON, ALATEEN: AA - Monday-Friday, noon and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., 1 Warren …
Pets

Sumter SPCA's Harley is a playful, loving, wonderful girl

FAR LEFT: Harley is a housebroken and spayed 6-year-old brindle-and-white pit mix. She is wonderful with children and some other dogs. Harley has been waiting at the SPCA since August of 2020 and is our second longest resident awaiting a forever …

Ebbie, Bishop and Colby are just a few of many adorable kittens at the Sumter SPCA

LEFT: Colby, Ebbie and Bishop are just three of many adorable kittens available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. Playful kittens of all ages, breeds and colors are available, as well as many friendly, affectionate and loving cats looking for forever …

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