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Jeffrey Lampkin grew up east of Manning attending Williams Chapel Church. Although he’s moved away now, he’s never forgotten his community or the church where he was brought up singing in the choir and ministering to the youth.



Members of the Manning High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) participated in business-related competitive events at the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 27-July 3 in Nashville, Tenn.


Julius “Jay” Dukes Jr. was certified as the winner of the District 5 seat on Manning City Council by one vote over his opponent Gloria Frierson at Thursday’s Voter Certification Hearing; however, Frierson has filed a letter of protest with the Manning Election Commission over the manner in which the election and run-off were held.


Kent International announced a $4.3 million investment in Clarendon County in January.


Main Street South Carolina recognized Janet Meleney, community volunteer, with the 2014 Main Street South Carolina Downtown Service Award. Nominated by Main Street Manning, Meleney received the honor on July 12 at the Municipal Association’s 74th Annual Meeting.


It is truly the doldrums of summer and it is really quiet around our sweet county.


Arby’s restaurant at 2821 Paxville Highway is closed.


It’s that time of year again – time for our local dancers and our local professionals to polish up those dancing shoes and get ready for the Fifth Annual Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars fundraiser that will be held at 7 p.m., Aug. 9 at The Matrix Center, located at 4648 Kingstree Hwy.


UPDATE: Wed., July 23 - Dist. 5 election recount slated: The City of Manning Municipal Election Commission will hold a recount at 9 a.m. July 24 at Election Central due to the close results from the July 22 District 5 Runoff Election, according to Mary Adger, administrative services coordinator for Manning.