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Thank you for voting us

Best Jeweler

THANK YOU for voting us BEST AUCTION

ODOM AUCTION CO. ALSO HOME OF LAKE ROAD ANTIQUES

531 S. MILL ST., MANNING, SC 29102

(803) 460-4955

2021

Big T Jewelers Established in 1969

520 West Boyce St. Manning, SC 29102

(803) 435-8094

2021

SCAL #4219

Prothro Chevrolet

Your Family Owned Hometown Dealer since 1926!

VOTED BEST IN 3 CATEGORIES! BEST New Car Dealership BEST Dealer Service Dept. BEST Car Sales: Thad Kennedy 2021

452 N. Brooks Street • Manning, SC www.prothrochevy.com 803-433-2535 1-800-968-9934

Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Thank You for Voting McLeod Health Clarendon as Best of Clarendon.

McLeod Health Clarendon

Best Medical Center

Best Place To Work

McLeod Physicians & Services Best Family Practice Eagerton Family Practice

Best General Surgeon Dr. Devonne Barrineau

Best Cardiology Practice McLeod Cardiology Associates

Best Vein Specialist Dr. Gabor Winkler

Best Orthopedic Surgeons McLeod Orthopaedics

Best Nurse Allison Vinson Ridgeway, RN

Best OB/GYN Practice McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon

Best In Home Care McLeod Clarendon Home Health

Best In Hospice Care McLeod Clarendon Hospice

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www.McLeodClarendon.org

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STAFF PUBLISHER Vince Johnson EDITOR Kayla Green LAYOUT & DESIGN Jivon Adams Janel Strieter

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AD SALES Karen Cave Devin McDonald Mark Pekuri COPY EDITING Rhonda Barrick Melanie Smith Bryn Smyth

36 W. Liberty St. Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 774-1200 www.theitem.com

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On behalf of The Sumter Item staff, Iʼd like to officially welcome you to BEST OF CLARENDON 2021. Throughout this magazine, you’ll find more than 200 winners across business and industry, public service, education and more. These winners have been chosen by Item readers casting more than 70,000 votes. Winners are your neighbors and your friends. In 2021 as our region and world bounce back from the pandemic, these winners stand apart as a beacon of resilience and local prosperity. Use this magazine and our winners’ website at www.theitem.com/bestofclarendon throughout your life. Find an accountant, a hair stylist or place to take the kids. Promote your favorites by using #BestOfClarendon on social media. Being named Best of Clarendon is a celebration of everything going right in our community and region. At The Sumter Item, it’s our honor to promote these valuable local businesses and organizations, and it’s been our privilege to serve Clarendon County and the Sumter region for more than 126 years. Congratulations to all of our winners, and we hope you enjoy the pages to come. Best regards, Vince Johnson Publisher, The Sumter Item See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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McLeod Health Clarendon provides comforting and quality care

McLeod Health Clarendon, an 81-bed, acute-care hospital, is here to provide you and your family the highest-quality health care available. Our highly skilled physicians and medical staff provide a wide range of medical services designed to meet the unique needs of the people living in Clarendon County and surrounding communities that we serve. We have the services you need here and now. McLeod Health Clarendon is committed to transforming Clarendon’s health care. Newer with investments in stateof-the-art equipment, access to new technology and renovations. Better with recruitment of new specialists in cardiology, nephrology and other specialty areas and the expansion of hospice care to Clarendon and Sumter counties. Faster emergency care because of substantial changes to the patient intake and assessment process resulting in significantly shorter wait times and improved patient flow. McLeod Health Clarendon is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of those who trust us with their care. As part of the McLeod Health System, the region’s destination for medical excellence, patients receive direct access to specialists in heart and vascular care and a full line of cancer diagnostic and treatment options. Our excellence extends from the Midlands to the coast along the border of

North Carolina and South Carolina – serving more than one million people. In addition to Clarendon, McLeod Health currently operates seven hospitals, including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, McLeod Cheraw, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach). McLeod also operates urgent care centers in Florence and Darlington, along with nearly 85 medical practices throughout the 18 counties in the McLeod Health service area.

Services include:

• Cardiology • Cardiopulmonary Care • Emergency Department • Health & Fitness Center & Spa • Home Health • Hospice • Imaging-Mammography, CT & MRI • Infusion Services • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) • Laboratory • McLeod Safe Kids • Orthopedics • Pediatrics • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery • Podiatry • Rehabilitation: Cardiac, Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Sleep Lab • Surgical Services • Swing Bed Program • Urology • Women’s Services, Maternity Care, Centering, Midwifery & Pelvic Health • Wound Care

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They’re locally focused and committed to their communities, but it may surprise you that community banks make up a whopping 99% of all banks nationally. They are a trusted community partner, making more than 60% of our nation’s small business loans and 80% of agricultural loans. Why should all of this matter to you? Consider these points when choosing a bank: ♦ Community banks specialize in “relationship banking.” Community bankers build relationships, and those relationships matter, especially when it comes to whom you trust with your money. ♦ Timely decision making. Community banks are locally owned and operated, which makes gaining support and resolving issues much quicker and easier. ♦ Community involvement. Community banks reinvest the money they manage back into the community, and their employees give their time and talents to local efforts that support total community growth. Bank of Clarendon is proud to have been voted the Best Bank/Credit Union, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Mortgage Lender-Diane McCord and Best Loan OfficerMary Ann Morris. Come see why your friends trust us and voted our team the best. We’re all the bank you’ll ever need! To learn more about community banking, visit icba.org. #BankLocally

Best

Best of Clarendon

HEALTH FOOD

Best

SALADS Jennifer “Lucy” Casselman

Best 2021

CAKES & DESSERT 5 W. Boyce St. Manning, SC 29102 Check us out on Facbook: @LucysTraditionalSouthernBakehouse

803.433.BAKE (2253) 803.410.7512 BEST OF CLARENDON 2021 5


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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Auto & Transportation

Rims/Wheels Store Walker Tire

Aftermarket Auto Repair Henry Lucas Garage & Auto Towing Service Taylor Made Towing & Recovery Auto Body Shop Richburg Refinishing Used Car Dealership Car City Auto Wholesalers Auto Parts CARQUEST Auto Parts Boat Dealership Meares Marine Boat Landing Randolph's Landing Car & Truck Accessories CARQUEST Auto Parts Car Audio & Electronics NAPA Auto Parts Clarendon Auto Parts Inc. Car Salesperson Thad Kennedy - Prothro Chevrolet Buick GMC

Business

Adult Day Center Branco Adult Day Care Center

Commercial Real Estate Company The Litchfield Company Copy Shop Hill Printing Co. Dance Studio The Dancer's Workshop Day Spa Lilli Anna Day Spa Dry Cleaners City Laundry & Cleaners

Air Purification Company Gene's Heating & Air LLC

Fitness Center/Gym Anytime Fitness

Auction Company Odom Auction Co.

Floral Company The Flower Shoppe of Manning

Barber Shop The Shoppe On Brooks

Building Design Company G H Furse Jr. Dealership Service Dept. Construction Co. Prothro Chevrolet Buick Car Wash GMC C&N Hand Car Wash Golf Carts Carpet/Flooring Cleaners Graham's Golf Carts C & N Cleaning New Car Dealership Child Care Center Prothro Chevrolet Buick Whacky Kidz Home GMC Childcare Oil Change E-Z GO Tire & Towing

Funeral Home Stephens Funeral Home Inc. & Crematory Golf Course The Players Course at Wyboo Hair Salon The Studio Hotel Hampton Inn Manning Insurance Company Lake Marion Insurance Agency

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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Good dental care is part of a child's good learning environment

Thank you for voting us

2021

We are honored to have been voted the Best of Clarendon 2021's Pediatric Dental Practice! Thank you to all our patients and their families for trusting Welvista SMILES for a Lifetime. SMILES for a Lifetime provides comprehensive preventive and restorative dental services to students in grades K4-12 who attend Clarendon School Districts One and Two. Any child who does not have a regular dental home is welcome to enroll. Our program began in 2004, and over the past 17 years, we have delivered services to 8,853 children in Clarendon County and performed 40,111 restorative procedures. Our dedicated dentists and staff strive to develop trust and give personalized service to each patient. Children cannot learn in pain. With parental consent, we pick up children at school, provide treatment and return them into a productive learning environment. We want your children to be the best they can be! Thank you again for this honor. We have built lasting relationships with the superintendents and school staff and are profoundly grateful for their support. We love being a part of this great community!

Best of Clarendon WALKER TIRE Serving your tire needs since 1956.

114 S. Mill Street • Manning

433-4444

Tires • Brakes • Alignment

you

Best

Voted best children’s dentist 16 Weinberg Street, Manning, SC 29102

Phone: (803) 435-9555 • shodge@welvista.org A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

2020-2021 1,144 patients seen 1,454 restorative fillings provided BEST OF CLARENDON 2021 7


2021

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Internet Service Provider FTC

Tanning Salon La Mer Tanning

Firefighter/EMT Patrick Brailsford

IT Company FTC IT Solutions

Temp Agency Santee-Lynches SC Works

Law Enforcement Officer Sean Briley

Lumber Company Daniels Hardware & Building Supply Manufacturing Plant Georgia Pacific Clarendon OSB Massage/Massage Therapist Soothing Phalanges Massage & Bodywork Nail Salon Ellen's Nail Salon Pest Control Clarendon Exterminating Pet Boarding Lake Marion Animal Hospital Self Storage Facility Raccoon Road Storage Septic Tanks Robert James Septic Tank Pump Sign Company Q Signs

Tree Service Ricky's Tree Service

Networking Group Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce

Trucking Company B & B Farms & Trucking

Nonprofit Organization 1865 Reading Academy

Community

Place for Kids to Have Fun Gibbons Street Park

Campground Palmetto Shores RV Resort Charity Event Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars Church Manning United Methodist Church Civic Club Junior Ambassadors of Clarendon County Community Event Striped Bass Festival Elected Official Tim Baxley Event Entertainment Graham Entertainment

Storage/Utility Buildings Event Venue OutDoor UpGrades Clarendon Club

Place to Volunteer A Second Chance Animal Shelter Sports Leagues Clarendon County Parks and Recreation Wedding Venue Blackwater Lodge

Eat & Drink American Fayz At The Lake Asian Yummy Japanese Grill Bar Red's Place Barbecue D & H Bar-B-Que

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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Manning 310 S Mill Street & Wyboo 2538 Players Course Drive

2021

Thank You

For voting us 2021’s BEST Real Estate Company & Commercial Real Estate www.litchfieldbythelake.com

Serving you today and tomorrow at your local Piggly Wiggly We at the Piggly Wiggly would like to thank the residents of Clarendon County for voting us the No. 1 grocery store in the county. It is a true honor to serve and to be a part of this great community. We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.

36 Sunset Drive, Manning, SC 29102 (803) 433-2118

Thank you for voting Piggly Wiggly

Best Grocery Store! piggly wiggly

Your neighborhood one-stop shopping experience. 36 Sunset Dr. Manning, SC 29102

Main: (803) 433-2118 Deli: (803) 433-8544 Pharmacy: (803) 433-2412

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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Breakfast Corner Diner & Grill

Happy Hour Mill Street Grill

Sweet Tea D & H Bar B Que

Brunch Calla Lily Cafe

Health Food Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse

Wings JK's House of Ribs

Buffet D & H Bar-B-Que Burger Burger Chick Cake & Desserts Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse

Hot Dog Burger Chick Ice Cream Store Dairy Queen Liquor Store Manning Wine & Spirits

Catering Catering for all Occasions

Mexican Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant

Coffee Shop Calla Lily Cafe

Pizza Georgio's Restaurant and Pizza

Deli Sub Station II Family Restaurant Porter Jacks Grill Fast Food Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings French Fries McDonald's Fried Chicken D & H Bar-B-Que Grocery Store Piggly Wiggly

Education Driving School Sweat's Driving School Preschool Manning Early Childhood Center Private School Laurence Manning Academy Public School Walker-Gamble Elementary School

Romantic Restaurant The Lake House

School Administrator Tripp Boykin, Laurence Manning Academy

Salads Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse

School Teacher Tara Dozier Manning High School

Sandwiches Summerton Diner

Tutoring Center Clarendon Christian Learning Center

Seafood D & H Bar B Que Sports Bar Red's Place Steak Porter Jacks Grill

Home & Finance Accounting Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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Keeping your livestock fed well at Manning Feed Mill and Supply

Thank you for voting Manning Feed Mill and Supply Clarendon’s Best Feed Store. We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We are dedicated to providing high-quality products for your pets and livestock at affordable prices. We are a veteran- and family owned business that serves Manning and surrounding areas. We specialize in livestock feed. Our feeds are made with formulated recipes that have been created with the knowledge and experience gained from customers and Mr. Hynes, the previous owner. Our livestock feeds are registered, regulated and monitored by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. We also specialize in custom-blended livestock and horse feeds. We blend the appropriate amounts of value-adding ingredients with supplemental vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet that meets individual needs. Manning Feed Mill has a new store separate from the mill. The store has all the same quality livestock and pet feeds we’ve always carried. The store allows us to carry a broader selection of livestock and pet products, making it a one-stop shop. Manning Feed Mill and Supply continues to be an integral part of Clarendon County’s business and farming community, thanks to our customers!

belladona boutique

2021

9 W Boyce St, Manning, SC

(803) 696-4109

THANK YOU for voting us Best Pool Company

• Above & In-Ground Pools • Services & Supplies • Spas • Pool Cleaning

• Water Analysis • Outdoor Kitchen

213 E. Boyce St. • Manning, SC 29102

(803) 433-7946 (SWIM) Mark & Amber Prickelmyer

fb.com/theswimminholeinc

2021

2021

Thank you for voting Manning Feed Mill & Supply The Best Feed Store

MANNING FEED MILL AND SUPPLY, LLC 233 DINKINS ST. MANNING, SC 29102 �803� 435�4354 WE SPECIALIZE IN LIVESTOCK. WHATEVER YOU NEED, WE CAN CUSTOM BLEND YOUR FEED! A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Air & Heating Service Affordable Climate Control LLC Apartment/ Condominium North Shore Villas Bank/Credit Union Bank of Clarendon

Landscaping Brewer's Lawn Care Mortgage Lender Diane McCord Bank of Clarendon New Home Construction Builder Cramer Construction

Cable/Satellite Company Nursing Home FTC Lake Marion Nursing Facility Cleaning Company (Residential) Painters Kim Jones Joe McConico Contractor/Remodeler Buddin Construction

Pool Company The Swimmin' Hole

Decks & Porches OutDoor UpGrades

Property Management Company Dee's Lake Rentals

Electric/Gas Provider Santee Electric Cooperative Inc. Fence Company Ridgeway Fence Co. Financial Advisement Whit Jordan Edward Jones Interior Decorating Company Decorating Den Interiors -Sherry Compton

Real Estate Agent Peggy Haley Real Estate Closing Attorney Johnson, DuRant & Nester LLC Real Estate Company The Litchfield Company Roofing Company Welch’s Quality Builders & Roofing

Senior Care Lean On ME Home Health Care Service Tax Preparation Price & Company

Medical Addiction Treatment Clarendon Behavioral Health Services Cardiologist McLeod Cardiology Associates - Clarendon Children's Dentist Welvista SMILES for Life Chiropractor Manning Neck & Back Dentistry/Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Derek L. Lee, DMD Dialysis Company Fresenius Kidney Care Manning Family Practice Eagerton Family Practice General Surgeon Devonne D. Barrineau, MD Hearing Aid Center Sumter Hearing Associates

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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Thank you for voting FTC the Best Thank you, readers, for voting FTC Best Internet Service Provider and Best Cable/Satellite Company! We are humbled by your confidence! We are committed to helping you take advantage of technology in the way you communicate, share information and seek entertainment. That is why we launched a $70 million fiber construction project that will deliver the highestquality connection in the world to about 80% of our service area when it’s finished in 2024. As we approach the end of the initial phase, we will evaluate the best way to provide a similar connection to the remaining 20%. Since winning the vote last year for Best Internet Service Provider, we have improved our plans, providing more bandwidth at similar pricing. We also provide symmetrical service to those on fiber, meaning their download and upload speeds are identical. For digital TV, it’s about the quality of the images and the added features. Those are our top priorities. For our wireless offering, we make coverage a priority, even around Lake Marion where being able to reach out can be even more important. Like all of you, we want quality at an affordable price. So, combine any of our five core products – we also offer voice and security – and you will save up to $40 a month. Military discounts are also available. Again, thank you for these honors!

VOTED BEST CIVIC CLUB

“A group of community-minded women working with the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce to improve our community for all residents.”

FTC

THE BEST OF CLARENDON! Best Internet Service Provider Best Local Cellular Company

2021

Visit them online at www.facebook.com/JuniorAmbassadorsClarendonSC

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Thank you for voting

studio@theitem.com I (803) 774-1200

Best Cable & Satellite Company Best IT Company

ftc.net 888-218-5050 BEST OF CLARENDON 2021 13


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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Hospice Care McLeod Hospice Clarendon Office

Vein Specialist Dr. Gabor Winkler

Plumber Independent Plumbing

Professionals

Veterinarian Lake Marion Animal Hospital

In-Home Care Civil Attorney McLeod Home Health - Clarendon Office Johnson, DuRant & Nester LLC Medical Center McLeod Health Clarendon Counselor Clarendon Mental Health Clinic Nurse Allison Vinson Ridgeway Criminal Defense Obstetrics & Gynecology Attorney Steven McKenzie McLeod Women's Care Clarendon Electrician Hughes Electric Optometrist My Eye Dr. Family Law Attorney Chris DuRant Orthodontist Coulter Orthodontics Insurance Agent Ashley Frye Martin - Lake Orthopedic Surgeon Marion Insurance Agency McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon Loan Officer Mary Ann Morris Pediatrician HopeHealth Pediatrics in Bank of Clarendon Manning Personal Injury Attorney Physical Therapist Southern Lakes Therapy Coffey & McKenzie Podiatrist Pee Dee Foot Center

Personal Trainer Heatherly Brammer

Urgent Care Santee Cooper Urgent Care

Photographer Leah Daugherty Photography

Shopping & Commerce Antique Store The MonkeyGrinder Consignments, Gifts & Collectibles Boutique Belladonna Boutique Manning Children's Clothing Store Giggling Girls Boutique Consignment Store Bonanza Flea Market Cosmetics Store Merle Norman of Manning Feed Store Manning Feed Mill and Supply LLC Fishing Store Simpson Hardware & Sports Fitness Store Simpson Hardware & Sports

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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Your vehicle will run great with CARQUEST Auto Parts

Thank you to all our loyal and new customers who voted CARQUEST Auto Parts of Manning Best Auto Parts Store in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Best of Clarendon contests. We are a family owned and veteran-run business with nine locations, and we are always looking for ways to improve and streamline our operations, which are anchored on customer service. We offer custom-mixed paint, onsite hydro hose, ligh-and heavy-duty truck parts, small engine parts and a knowledgeable staff that can help you with anything you need or have questions about. We are here for you and want you to feel comfortable trusting us with the care of your vehicle. CARQUEST Auto Parts of Manning is looking forward to serving you for many years to come.

BUFFET - DRIVE THRU - CATERING 2021

Thank you for voting us BEST in 5 Categories.

“Congratulations Patrick Brailsford for Winning Best Firefighter/EMT category”

412 S. MILL STREET I MANNING, SC 29102 HENRY BRAILSFORD

803-433-2189

PATRICK BRAILSFORD

Thank you, Clarendon, for voting us

BEST AUTO PARTS BEST CAR & TRUCK ACCESSORIES 2021

541 S. Mill Street Manning, SC

803.433.4949

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sat. 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. YOUR FULL LINE PART STORE WHERE YOU GET IT ALL! PARTS • AUTO PAINT MIXED TO MATCH • HYDRAULIC HOSES MADE HERE A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

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Monica Phan OWNER

TANNERS IS YOUR ONE STOP SHOP 2 LOCATONS TO SERVE YOU

3088 ALEX HARVIN HWY. (HWY 301 & RACCOON RD.), MANNING, SC • (803) 473-2050 2605 WAREHOUSE BLVD. (HWY 15 SOUTH), SUMTER, SC • (803) 506-2804

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WE INVITE YOU TO SEE WHY TANNERS IS VOTED #1 FRIENDLY SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON...

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I, Monica Phan, owner, would like to thank all my wonderful customers for voting us at

TANNERS #1 GAS STATION IN CLARENDON

Also voted 7 years in a row for Best of Sumter

DAILY KITCHEN SELECTION • • • • • •

100% Gas 87 Octane 100% Gas 90 Octane Regular Gas On-Road & Off-Road Diesel Propane Fill Station Big Parking Spaces for Boats, RVs & 18 Wheelers

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Great Foods • Pizza Hamburgers • Subs Hot Dogs • Chicken Wings Hot Bar–Breakfast and Lunch

FULL-SERVICE CONVENIENCE STORE

Beer • Wine • Cigarettes Lottery • ATM • Clean Bathrooms Bait & Tackle • Deer Corn • Garden Soil Flea Market on Friday & Saturday on our corner lot.

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Tanners – more than a gas station, the onestop shop for all your fishing, lake day needs It has always been my dream, since I came here when I was 13, to help people improve in the community. Being at Tanners in Manning allows me to send people to work in the morning, home in the evening and to the lake on the weekend with smiles on their faces. I’ve worked so hard to be able to own my own store to serve Manning, Sumter and the surrounding area with all your fuel-up, snack and convenience store needs, and I love talking to all of you every day and seeing your faces come back again and again. Starting out as an accountant, I always knew I wanted to be in retail. My dream came true in 2010 when I opened my first store in Sumter, and I’ve absolutely loved my time in Manning since opening here five years ago. Whether you need gas, bait and tackle, breakfast, lunch or a hot dinner, it is my responsibility to send you away satisfied. Tanners offers a variety of fuel, including regular gas, propane, small-engine fuel and race gas. Our store is packed with anything you’d want fast, from candy and chips to cold beverages.

Our pizza and wings are hot and ready to take out or eat here daily. We have everything you need for your day on the lake. Come stock up on ice, beer, snacks, fishing supplies and other outdoor gear. The summer holidays are great because I get to meet so many people who I can help stock up for a good time outdoors. You, the customers, are that most important part of my business. My reliable and caring staff has been here through hurricanes and snow. We have used a generator to provide food and gas knowing others may be out and in need. With Manning being such a small Southern town where everyone knows everyone, seeing the same people come back day after day warms my heart. If you haven’t been out to see us at either of our locations on U.S. 301 in Manning or U.S. 15 South in Sumter, please come visit to learn about everything we have to offer. If you’ve been with us for a while now, we can’t wait to see you soon.

Price and Company LLC WE OFFER TAX RETURN PREPARATION, PAYROLL AND BOOKKEEPING SERVICES. CELEBRATING 23 YEARS IN BUSINESS. Thank you for voting for me and trusting me with your tax needs.

Thank you for voting FTC IT SOLUTIONS THE BEST OF CLARENDON!

Best IT Company 2021

IT services offered include:

• Managed IT • Cybersecurity • Hosted Services • Hardware Sales • Point-of-Sale

107 Main Street Summerton SC 29148 Phone:(803) 485-8341 Fax: (803) 485-2977

pricecompany@yahoo.com

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Let Peggy Haley help you find the real estate of your dreams

2021

5215 Dingle Pond Road, Summerton, SC 29148

Thank You for voting us 2021’s BEST Campground!

She is not only an advocate for buyers, but for her sellers as well. With her many years of expertise, she is able to help you make the necessary changes, whether big or small, to have your house sold as soon as it hits the market! She also prides herself in making all transitions as smooth as possible. Peggy is able to work with all property types including residential, waterfront, lake area, commercial, farm and hunting land, foreclosures and rentals. The area she serves includes but is not limited to Manning, Sumter, Summerton, Eutawville, Santee, Vance, Elloree, Rimini, Paxville, Alcolu, Wyboo, Goat Island, Taw Caw and Lake Marion.

Peggy Haley (803) 460-4997 “Our spacious RV sites and cozy, modern cabins are ready for your family vacation.”

Premier Properties of the Carolinas

Thank You

2021

for voting me

Best Real Estate Agent. You are the

Heart

of my business

I appreciate your loyalty through the years.

2021

Peggy Haley

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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

2021

Mattress Store Freedom Furniture & Mattress

Flea Market Bonanza Flea Market Furniture Store Freedom Furniture & Mattress

Men's Clothing Store Simpson Hardware & Sports

Gas Station Tanners Gas Station

Music Store Bradham's Music Studio

Gift Store Anderson Pharmacy Guns & Firearms Dealer Fully Loaded Hardware Store Simpson Hardware & Sports

Nursery Brunson Nursery Paint Store Simpson Hardware & Sports Party Rental & Supply Store Party in a Tent Manning

Jewelry Store Big T Jewelers Local Cellular Company FTC

Pawn Shop Reliable Pawn Shop

Pharmacy Brunson's Pharmacy Shoe Store Shoe Show Sporting Goods Simpson Hardware & Sports Thrift Store Second Chance Thriftstore Tire Store Walker Tire Tobacco Store Carolina Discount Tobacco Vape Store 803 TOBACCO & VAPOR Women's Clothing Store Berkeley Boutique

Pet Store Tractor Supply

Best of the Best Best Boss Jamie Mathis Brunson's Pharmacy

Best Local Industry Bicycle Corporation of America

Best New Business (opened in 2020) East Boyce Salon

Best Customer Service The Players Course at Wyboo

Best Locally Owned Business Bank of Clarendon

Best Place to Work McLeod Health Clarendon

See the full list of winners throughout this magazine and online at www.TheItem.com/BestOfClarendon.

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C , u larendon. o Y k n a h T for voting us BEST:

SPORTING GOODS FITNESS STORE MEN’S CLOTHING STORE FISHING STORE HARDWARE STORE PAINT STORE 110 N. Brooks St. Manning, SC 29102

(803) 435-2651

Shop the latest Clothing, Shoes, Gifts & More! Check out our new website:

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Reliable Pawn Shop earns reputation for honesty and respect

Reliable Pawn Shop has been locally owned since it was established in 1946. We lead the pawn industry as one of the oldest licensed pawnbrokers in the state of South Carolina. As active members of the South Carolina and National Pawnbrokers Associations, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. As a result, we have earned the reputation of treating our clients honestly and respectfully. Our retail inventory includes electronics, power and hand tools, musical instruments, audio/video equipment, DVDs, car audio, holsters, ammo, air conditioners, TVs, computers, lawnmowers, microwaves, cameras, bicycles, fishing equipment and much more. We specialize in firearms and jewelry, with new and pre-owned fine jewelry gracing each of our stores in Sumter and Manning and selections that are unrivaled in those areas. At Reliable Pawn Shop, we are happy to help you overcome any cash flow interruption with a collateral loan. We are staffed with experienced pawnbroking professionals to match our services to your specific situation. Thanks for voting for us!

T hank you for voting us #1! We strive to provide excellent service to our clients

2021

We invite you to come see us today!

Always Buying Gold! www.reliablepawnshop.com

18 N. Brooks Street, Downtown Manning 33 West Liberty Street, Downtown Sumter A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

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Working to serve you at Lake Marion Insurance

Brunson’s Pharmacy Voted Best Pharmacy

Best Boss Jamie Mathis

Prescription Refills

Most Insurances Accepted, including Tri Care and all Medicare Part D Plans.

Ready in 15 Minutes or Less!

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Our team at Lake Marion Insurance is honored to serve the residents of Clarendon and Sumter counties along with many others throughout our great state. With a combined 20 years of experience, our primary goal has always been and will always be to provide the highest standard of service with the most competitive rates. From personal insurance to large businesses, we remain steadfast in meeting our clients' needs. To be voted Best of Clarendon is not only humbling, but it also motivates us to continue keeping our clients' best interests at the forefront. We are beyond appreciative to serve the insurance needs of our friends and look forward to earning your business!

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The way we celebrated our Best of Clarendon 2020 winners was unlike any other year because of the coronavirus pandemic. While we had to move our red carpet event to Zoom and our living rooms, we wanted to make sure we gave everyone the chance to walk – or drive – on a red carpet in a year when highlighting the positives was so important. So, we set up our massive banner in our newsroom while our reporters worked from home for winners to pose on the red carpet. Then we held a drive-through red carpet event in the parking lot of The Sumter Item to let winners pick up their free winner's plaque and other goodies and take a photo on the red carpet – either standing or in their vehicle. We hope we’ll never have to do that again, but it sure was one for the books!

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The Clarendon County Industrial Park on Jo Rogers Jr. Boulevard in Manning. Clarendon County recently has garnered significant economic growth with investments totaling $34.8 million and the addition of 345 new jobs. Photos by Kareem Wilson/The Sumter Item.

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he current state of the economic opportunity in Clarendon County could be summed up in two words: strong growth. Clarendon County is celebrating its recent success in seeing a surge of economic development in part from the addition of new businesses. Several new companies have made their way into the rural county, specifically at the Clarendon County Industrial Park on Jo Rogers Jr. Boulevard in Manning, with these companies investing more than $34.8 million and bringing more than 345 jobs. The Clarendon County Economic Development team talked about the recent success in recognizing a boost in economic growth amid a challenging year because of the coronavirus pandemic. "This is probably the most busiest we've been," said George Kosinski, executive director of the Clarendon County Development Board. "Clarendon County has always been successful at recruiting manufacturing A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

projects, and they've got really successful this year." The park, which is less than a mile from Interstate 95, houses a dozen companies. The boom there started with last year's Loctek, a manufacturer of ergonomic solution products, establishing operations in August 2020. It was soon followed by Westinghouse Electric Co. in December 2020. This year, announcements have come from On Time Distribution in March, Palmetto Yacht Management in April and F. Hunt Enterprise last month. "We've had really good success building [speculative] buildings and, in turn, enticing companies to come and locate in that park," Kosinski said. F. Hunt was the county's 11th in the industrial park dating back to the 1980s, he said. The industrial park has been a staple in the county and, according to Kosinski, this is the most businesses he has seen come to the county in nearly 15 years. To get all these companies to their area, the county's economic BEST OF CLARENDON 2021 25


The TA Travel Center truck stop at 3014 Paxville Highway near Interstate 95 is seen in Manning. George Kosinski, executive director of the Clarendon County Development Board, said he thinks one reason for the recent growth at the county’s industrial park has been its proximity to I-95.

lead to job availability with more people moving into the county seeking new opportunities. "These companies aren't going to be successful unless they can find the workers to work in their facilities to move product in and out. I think all of those factors have led to the recent success we've had," he said. With these new businesses coming and new people filling the jobs, there is increased possibility of more leisure and restaurants opening in the city and county. For now, most of these companies are gearing up for opening. Westinghouse is on track for a mid- to latesummer opening, Loctek will open later this summer, and Palmetto Yacht Management will be operational in May 2022, Kosinski said. He said he thinks Clarendon County's future is bright. "There's a lot of construction activity going on in the industrial park right now," he said. "We haven't really slowed down. We still have a lot of projects that are in the funnel or early stages and some that are much further along."

development team worked with other officials in the City of Manning, Clarendon County Council and others to make all these "pieces" fit together. "Everybody's on board. They believe in what we're trying to do, and they're very supportive of their effort," he said. He said he thinks several factors contributed to the growth, including the proximity to the Port of Charleston and I-95. Since the Port of Charleston is nearly 90 miles away, truckers can stop by the travel centers at Exits 108 and 115 to rest and explore the city for leisure and food options. "From a trucking standpoint ... all of that helps them and continues to be able to move the product over there," he said. "I think based on the location of their customers, whether it be in the Midwest or on the East Coast, they can easily get to them via truck within a day's travel time." He said these companies can use the Port of Charleston to bring in containers of products from overseas then repackage and distribute products along the East Coast. He also attributed the growth of Charleston's businesses reaching over to their and other counties, including Dorchester and Orangeburg. These new companies also

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Summons & Notice SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-43-01794 FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Robert A. England a/k/a Robert England, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe; Sonja G. England a/k/a Sonja England; Brittany England, Defendant(s).

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LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Robert A. England and Sonja G. England to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Amerigroup Mortgage Corporation dated March 21, 2002 and recorded on April 5, 2002 in Book 837 at Page 1842, in the Sumter County Registry (hereinafter, "Mortgage"). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS POLICY IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF SUMTER, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, IF ANY, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SUMTER, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING SHOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT # 14, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT PREPARED BY JOSEPH R. EDWARDS, RLS, DATED MARCH 14, 1986, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR SUMTER COUNTY IN

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This being the same property conveyed to Robert A. England by deed of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington, D.C. dated November 12, 1984 and reocrded November 12, 1984 in book 385 at page 443 in the records for Sumter County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Robert A. England conveyed his interest to Robert A. England and Sonja G. England, as joint tenants, with right of survivorship, and not as tenants in common, be deed dated October 27, 1998 and recorded November 2, 1998 in book 722 at page 149 in the records for Sumter County, South Carolina.

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Persons having claim against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Sumter County Courthouse, N. Main Street, Sumter, SC, 29150, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, (unless previously barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to heir claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim.

TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County on October 3, 2017. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office.

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment.

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FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is

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Personal Representative James T. Lee C/O A. Paul Weissenstein, Jr. Attorney at Law PO Box 2446 Sumter, SC 29151

ORDERED that Kelley Woody, Esquire, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 609 N Magnolia Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150; that she is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants.

Estate:/Vinia Gamble Williams #2017ES4300726

Personal Representative Colette Terrell 1057 Crown Landing Pkwy McDonongh, GA 30252

Estate:/Raymond Eldrid McIntosh #2017ES4300721

Personal Representative Leslie B. McIntosh 1685 Reynolds Road Pinewood, SC 29125

Estate:/Pauline Bays Calhoun #2017ES4300724

Personal Representative David A. Calhoun C/O Kenneth R. Young, Jr. Attorney at Law 23 W. Calhoun Street Sumter, SC 29150

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At Graham Entertainment, the party options are endless Graham Entertainment brings the life to a party! We have an endless library of music that is fitting for all occasions. Whether you're looking for a family fun night or a party on the dance floor, they have the means to make it happen. Tad and Lyndy Graham, known as Graham Entertainment, have been DJing together for over 25 years. Their experience is exceptional, as is their ability to keep the party

going. Tad’s love for music and sound equipment led him to DJing, and his wife, Lyndy, decided to join the fun. They provide entertainment for all types of occasions, from weddings and receptions to parties, proms, karaoke and trivia. Contact Tad or Lyndy today to learn more about Graham Entertainment and how to book them to DJ your next event.

The Players Course has the best golf for all levels We would like to thank everyone who voted The Players Course at Wyboo the Best Golf Course in Clarendon for the fourth consecutive year! We are very thankful and appreciative of this honor. The Players Course was built in 1992 and is nestled along the shores of Lake Marion. This 18-hole championship golf course is perhaps Santee Cooper Country’s most player-friendly layout. You will also enjoy amenities on site that accompany the fantastic golf course, such as a fully stocked golf shop, snack bar, driving range and short game practice green. The Players Course offers many different levels of membership, and we are sure you will find one to reach your goals. Come see for yourself what makes The Players Course the best golf facility in Clarendon for the fourth year in a row.

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“DJs For All Occasions” Parties, Weddings, Receptions, Karaoke, Trivia

Call us for your next event! Tad & Lyndy Graham 803-460-8495

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THANK YOU

2021

for voting us Best Golf Course in Clarendon

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game.

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