Best of Clarendon 2022

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2022 THE SUMTER ITEM 1 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022

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Thank You, Manning! for nominating us in 14 different categories and voting us Best of Clarendon in the following 6 categories!

Best Hardware Store Best Fishing Store Best Paint Store Best Sporting Goods Best Fitness Store Best Guns & Firearms Dealer

4 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU!

40 W Wesmark Blvd., Sumter

803-773-3397

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110 N. Brooks St., Manning

803-435-2651

350 Pinewood Rd., Sumter

803-774-2275

320 W. Liberty St., Sumter

803-773-9381

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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

Best Place to Volunteer

McLeod Physicians & Services

Best Family Practice Eagerton Family Practice

Best Vein Specialist McLeod Vascular Associates

Best Cardiology Practice McLeod Cardiology Associates

Best Nurse Jessica Weinberg, RN

Best Orthopedic Surgeons McLeod Orthopaedics

Best In Home Care McLeod Clarendon Home Health

Best OB/GYN Practice McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon

Best In Hospice Care McLeod Clarendon Hospice

Best General Surgeon Dr. Devonne Barrineau

Best Day Spa The Spa at McLeod Clarendon

Best Massage Therapist Nicole Marlowe at The Spa at McLeod Clarendon

McLeod Health Clarendon www.McLeodClarendon.org

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STAFF PUBLISHER Vince Johnson EDITOR Kayla Green LAYOUT & DESIGN Jivon Adams Janel Strieter AD SALES Karen Cave Devin McDonald Mark Pekuri COPY EDITING Rhonda Barrick Melanie Smith

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

On behalf of The Item staff, Iʼd like to officially welcome you to BEST OF CLARENDON 2022. 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 a record-breaking total of nearly 100,000 votes. Winners are your neighbors and your friends. Use this magazine and our winners’ website at 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 Item, it’s our honor to promote these valuable local people, businesses and organizations, and it’s been our privilege to serve Clarendon County and the Sumter region for more than 127 years. Our commitment to Clarendon County is strong and growing, just like this contest. 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 highestquality 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 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

Thank you for voting Piggly Wiggly

Best Grocery Store! piggly wiggly

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

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

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Auto & Transportation Aftermarket Auto Repair Roger Lucas Automotive Auto Body Shop Richburg Refinishing Auto Parts CARQUEST Auto Parts Boat Dealership Meares Marine Boat Landing Randolph's Landing Inc. Car & Truck Accessories CARQUEST Auto Parts Car Audio & Electronics NAPA Auto Parts Clarendon Auto Parts Inc. Car Salesperson Thad Kennedy - Prothro Chevrolet Buick GMC

Rims/Wheels Store Walker Tire Company Towing Service Bob's Body Shop Used Car Dealership Donny's Truck & Auto

New Car Dealership Prothro Chevrolet Buick GMC Oil Change Walker Tire Company

Copy Shop Hill Printing Co.

Business

Dance Studio The Dancer's Workshop

Adult Day Center Branco Adult Day Care Center

Day Spa The Spa at McLeod Health Clarendon

Air Purification Company Gene's Heating & Air LLC

Dry Cleaners City Laundry & Cleaners

Auction Company Odom Auction Co.

Fitness Center/Gym Anytime Fitness

Barber Shop Shoppe On Brooks

Floral Company Garden House Floral Studio

Building Design Company G H Furse Jr. Construction Co.

Dealership Service Dept. Car Wash Prothro Chevrolet Buick C&N Hand Car Wash GMC Service Golf Carts Graham's Golf Carts

Commercial Real Estate Company The Litchfield Company Manning & Wyboo

Funeral Home Stephens Funeral Home Inc. & Crematory Golf Course The Players Course at Wyboo

Carpet/Flooring Cleaners C&N Cleaning Services Hair Salon Safe Haven Salon & Child Care Center Boutique Whacky Kidz Home Childcare Hotel Hampton Inn Manning

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

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Bank of Clarendon celebrates 90 years

For most of us, The Great Depression was a period in our nation’s history depicted in black-and-white photographs. But in 1932, Taylor H. Stukes and Francis C. Reedy took the bold risk of starting a new business, the Clarendon Cash Depository, which opened as a financial safe haven for area residents. Under their watchful eye, the Clarendon Cash Depository was authorized in 1939 under a new charter “to do a general banking business,” and the name was changed to the Bank of Clarendon, with Francis C. Reedy as its president and cashier. As a community bank, Bank of Clarendon has never been run from a corporate office in a neighboring state. Instead, it is managed locally by local people. The success of the last 90 years didn’t happen by accident but by applying conservative banking principles with integrity, providing dependable service and serving our local communities. Bank of Clarendon continues to grow and flourish, now offering five full-service locations in Clarendon, Orangeburg and Sumter counties. Bank of Clarendon is proud to have been voted the Best Bank/Credit Union, Best Mortgage Lender Bank of Clarendon - Diane McCord, Best Financial Advisement BOCFS Inc. - Badge Baker and Best Loan Officer Bank of Clarendon - Mary Ann Morris. Come see why your friends trust us and voted our team the best. We’re all the bank you’ll ever need!

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

MEMBER FDIC and EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

WE WERE VOTED THE BEST IN FOUR CATEGORIES. BUT THE REAL PRIZE IS OUR CUSTOMERS. Thanks for continuing to make us the Best Bank in Clarendon! Best Bank/Credit Union • Best Financial Advisement, Badge Baker, BOCFS, Inc. Best Mortgage Lender, Diane Mccord • Best Loan Officer, Mary Ann Morris

Learn more about what makes us the best at

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Insurance Company Lake Marion Insurance Agency Internet Service Provider FTC IT Company FTC IT Solutions Lumber Company Daniels Hardware & Building Supply Manufacturing Plant Bicycle Corporation of America Massage/Massage Therapist Nicole Marlowe The Spa at McLeod Health Clarendon 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

Event Entertainment Tad GrahamGraham Entertainment

Storage/Utility Buildings OutDoor UpGrades Event Venue Clarendon Club Tanning Salon La Mer Tanning Firefighter/EMT Dr. Robert L. Ridgeway III Temp Agency Santee-Lynches One-Stop Law Enforcement Officer Sean Briley Tree Service Ricky's Tree Service Networking Group Clarendon County Trucking Company Chamber of Commerce B & B Farms & Trucking Nonprofit Organization Community A Second Chance Animal Shelter Campground Palmetto Shores RV Resort Place for Kids to Have Fun Charity Event Gibbons Street Park Dancing with the Clarendon County Stars Place to Volunteer McLeod Health Clarendon Church New Covenant Pentecostal Sports Leagues Holiness Church Clarendon County Parks and Recreation Civic Club Clarendon County Junior Wedding Venue Chamber Matrix Center Community Event Striped Bass Festival Elected Official Tim Baxley

Eat & Drink American Fayz At The Lake Asian Yummy Japanese Grill

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

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Thank you again for voting FTC the Best

Internet Service Provicer, Cable/Satellite Company, Local Cellular Company and Best IT Company for FTC IT Solutions. And we are so pleased that this year we were voted Best Customer Service in the relatively new category. We take your votes of confidence seriously and we are striving to make your customer experience even better. For our five core products of Internet, Wireless, Voice, Security and Digital TV, we are continuously upgrading our network and equipment in order to offer the latest in cutting-edge technology. An example of our commitment to Sumter, Clarendon, Lower Florence, Lee and Williamsburg counties is the $90 million, five-year fiber project we recently launched, paving the way for the best connection and fastest symmetrical internet speeds available. Many members already have access to the fiber network, and this initiative will provide 100% coverage to the cooperative. Like all of you, we seek quality at an affordable price. So, combine any of those five core products and save up to $40 a month. Military discounts are also available. Again, thank you for these honors! We so appreciate each and every one of them and each and every one of you!

2022

Thank you for voting

FTC

THE BEST OF CLARENDON! Best Internet Service Provider Best Local Cellular Company Best Cable & Satellite Company Best IT Company Best Customer Service

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Bar Red's Place

Fried Chicken D & H Bar-B-Que

Seafood The Lake House

Barbecue D & H Bar-B-Que

Grocery Store Piggly Wiggly

Sports Bar Red's Place

Breakfast Corner Diner & Grill

Happy Hour Mill Street Grill

Steak Porter Jacks Grill

Brunch Calla Lily Cafe

Health Food Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse

Sweet Tea D & H Bar-B-Que

Buffet D & H Bar-B-Que Burger Burger Chick Cake & Desserts Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse Catering Traditions Fine Cuisine & Event Design

Hot Dog Burger Chick Ice Cream Store Fayz At The Lake Italian Georgio's Restaurant & Pizza Liquor Store Premier Spirits & More

Coffee Shop Calla Lily Cafe

Mexican Los Tres Hermanos

Deli Sub Station II

Pizza Daniels Pizza #2

Family Restaurant Fayz At The Lake

Romantic Restaurant The Lake House

Fast Food Burger Chick

Salads Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse

French Fries McDonald's

Sandwiches Calla Lily Cafe

Wings JK's House of Ribs

Education After School Program Higher Learning Tutoring Center Driving School Sweat's Driving School Preschool Manning Early Childhood Center Private School Laurence Manning Academy Public School Walker-Gamble Elementary School School Administrator Tripp Boykin - Laurence Manning Academy

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

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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

School Teacher Tara Dozier Manning High School Tutoring Center Clarendon Christian Learning Center

Home & Finance Accounting Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA Air & Heating Service 1st Choice Heating and Air Apartment/ Condominium Mannington Place Apartments Assisted Living Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab Bank/Credit Union Bank of Clarendon

Decks & Porches OutDoor UpGrades

Electric/Gas Provider Santee Electric Cooperative Inc. Fence Company Ridgeway Fence Co.

Real Estate Agent Peggy Haley Real Estate Aprrasial Dwight L. Stewart Jr. & Associates LLC

Financial Advisement Badge Baker - BOCFS Inc. Real Estate Closing Attorney Interior Decorating Johnson, DuRant & Company Nester LLC Best Dressed Homes by Donna Real Estate Company The Litchfield Company Landscaping Roofing Company Brewer's Lawn Care Black River Roofing Mortgage Lender Senior Care Diane McCord Kindred at Home Bank of Clarendon New Home Construction Builder Cramer Construction

Cable/Satellite Company Nursing Home FTC Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab Cleaning Company (Residential) Painters Kim Jones Joe McConico Contractor/Remodeler Brandon Barkley Watson Barkley Construction

Property Management Company Dee's Lake Rentals

Pool Company The Swimmin' Hole

Tax Preparation Gibbons & Company, CPA, PA

Medical Cardiologist McLeod Cardiology Associates - Clarendon Children's Dentist Clarendon Family Dentistry Chiropractor Manning Neck & Back

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

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Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce makes the connection for your businses Thank you for voting the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce, the county's Best Networking Best Networking Group. Our mission is to champion business and strive for a healthy economy and a better quality of life for our community, and we aim to achieve that each and every day. We would not be able to do so without the help of organizations like the Junior Chamber, the Junior Ambassadors and countless other volunteers and community partners that give their time and energy. We would also like to thank you all for voting the Striped Bass Festival as Best Festival for 2022. For over 40 years, the Striped Bass Festival has brought people together in celebration of Clarendon County. The Striped Bass Festival is truly a staple in Clarendon County, and we would like to thank you for your support. We invite you to stop by our office at 19 N. Brooks St. in Manning. We would love to learn more about you and your business and how we can best serve our community and Clarendon County as a whole!

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Best HEALTH FOOD Best CAKES & DESSERT Best CAKES & DESSERT

5 W. Boyce St. Manning, SC 29102 For Voting US 2022 Best Boutique 9 W Boyce St, Manning, SC 29102 A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

(803) 696-4109

Check us out on Facbook:@LucysTraditionalSouthernBakehouse

803.433.BAKE (2253) 803.410.7512 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022 13


AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Dentistry/Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Derek L. Lee, DMD

Orthopedic Surgeon McLeod Orthopaedics Clarendon

Loan Officer Mary Ann Morris Bank of Clarendon

Dialysis Company Fresenius Kidney Care Manning

Pediatrician HopeHealth Pediatrics in Manning

Personal Injury Attorney Coffey & McKenzie

Family Practice Eagerton Family Practice

Physical Therapist Southern Lakes Therapy

Personal Trainer Heatherly Brammer

General Surgeon Podiatrist Devonne D. Barrineau, MD Pee Dee Foot Center

Photographer Kimberly's Photography

Hearing Aid Center Sumter Hearing Associates

Urgent Care Santee Cooper Urgent Care

Plumber Wayne Peagler

Hospice Care McLeod Hospice Clarendon Office

Vein Specialist Dr. Gabor Winkler

Professionals

In-Home Care Civil Attorney McLeod Home Health - Clarendon Office Land Parker & Welch Counselor Medical Center McLeod Health Clarendon Clarendon Mental Health Clinic Nurse Criminal Defense Jessica Weinberg Attorney Obstetrics & Gynecology Shaun Kent McLeod Women's Care Electrician Clarendon Matthew Prince Optometrist Family Law Attorney Steve Wearden Chris DuRant Orthodontist Insurance Agent Coulter Orthodontics Kiri Way Welch - Lake Marion Insurance Agency

Veterinarian Lake Marion Animal Hospital

Shopping & Commerce Antique Store Bonanza Flea Market Boutique Belladonna Boutique Manning Children's Clothing Store Southern Flair Gifts Consignment Store Bonanza Flea Market Cosmetics Store Merle Norman of Manning

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

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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!

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

Thank you for voting us best urgent care 1013 Professional Court C Manning, SC

www.colonialhealthcare.com

(803) 433-7425

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

We invite you to come see us today!

Always Buying Gold! www.reliablepawnshop.com

18 N. Brooks St. Downtown Manning 33 W. Liberty St. Downtown Sumter

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Monica Phan OWNER

TANNERS IS YOUR ONE STOP SHOP 3 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 2810 US 15 SOUTH SUMTER, SC • (803) 481-5857 16 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022

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 8 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, RV’s & 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 any of our three locations, on U.S. 301 in Manning or two locations on 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.

Providing quality pre-owned vehicles to Clarendon County for over 22 years Donny’s Truck and Auto LLC is owned and operated by Donny McGee. Located at the stoplight in Turbeville, SC, we have provided Clarendon County and surrounding counties with quality pre-owned vehicles for over 22 years!!! We have been blessed to be able to serve our customers, and we have enjoyed serving y’all!! We would like to thank every one of our customers for their business over the years because without y’all we wouldn’t still be here!! And we would like to thank everyone who voted for us and for making Donny’s Truck and Auto your 2022 Best of Clarendon Used Car Dealership! We look forward to continuing to serve the people of Clarendon and surrounding counties!! Thank y’all!

1071 Clarence Coker Hwy., Turbeville, SC 29162 donnystruckandauto.com 18 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022

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WE CAN HELP YOU FIND YOUR

NEXT CAR!

We specialize in pre-owned trucks and SUVs, and we offer on the lot financing on select inventory.

In business for over 21 years! Thank you for voting us Best Used Car Dealership

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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Feed Store Manning Feed Mill and Supply LLC

Hardware Store Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Fishing Store Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Jewelry Store Big T Jewelers Local Cellular Company FTC

Fitness Store Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Mattress Store Freedom Furniture & Mattress

Flea Market Bonanza Flea Market

Men's Clothing Store Huckleberry Fins

Furniture Store Freedom Furniture & Mattress

Music Store Bradham's Music Studio

Gas Station Tanners Gas Station

Nursery Brunson Nursery

Gift Store Anderson Pharmacy Guns & Firearms Dealer Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods

Paint Store Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Party Rental & Supply Store Dollar Tree

Pawn Shop Reliable Pawn Shop Pet Store Tractor Supply Pharmacy Brunson's Pharmacy Shoe Store Berkeley Boutique II Sporting Goods Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods Thrift Store Second Chance Thriftstore Tire Store Walker Tire Tobacco Store 803 TOBACCO & VAPOR Vape Store 803 TOBACCO & VAPOR Women's Clothing Store Berkeley Boutique

Best of the Best Best Boss Taylor Jones The Players Course

Best Local Industry Bicycle Corporation of America

Best New Business (opened in 2021) Magnolia & Grace

Best Customer Service FTC

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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Working to serve you at Lake Marion Insurance

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!

Thank you for voting us

BEST PEDIATRICS in Clarendon County!

Become a patient today! (803) 433-4124 | hope-health.org

803-696-4336

Thank You for voting us BEST insurance agency year after year! 304 S. Brooks St., Manning, SC 29102

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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, 2021 and 2022 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, light-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.

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

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 Premier Properties of the Carolinas

Thank you Clarendon! voted Best in 2 categories

• AUTO PARTS • CAR & TRUCK ACCESSORIES 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 22 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022

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BONANZA Flea Market Thank you for voting us Best in three categories

RANDOLPH LANDING

Voted Best of Clarendon 2 years in a row!

BEST BOAT LANDING

1022 Randolphs Landing Way, Manning, SC 29102 (803) 478-2152

-Best Flea Market -Best Antique Store -Best Consignment Store

Thank you for voting us

Best of Clarendon WALKER TIRE

1048 Bonanza Crossing Rd. • Manning, SC Hours: Th-F 10-5 • Sat 8-4 • Sun 12-5 Like Us on

Serving your tire needs since 1956.

114 S. Mill St.• Manning

803-460-0014 • bonanzafleamarket@aol.com

(803) 433-4444

Vendors Welcome Inside and Out Daily, Weekly, or Monthly

Tires • Brakes • Alignment

Thank You for voting me

Best Real Estate Agent. You are the

Heart

I appreciate your loyalty through the years.

of my business

Peggy Haley

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Thank You for voting Manning Feed Mill and Supply

The BEST FEED STORE in Clarendon County

Soap & Bath Fizzies

Bee Keeping Supplies

Horse Feeds & Supplies Used Saddles & Tack Too!

Chickens, Ducks & Rabbits

Livestock Feeds, Supplies & Custom Blended Feeds

Quality Specialty Feeds For Livestock & Pets

WE MAKE OUR FEED WITH LOCAL GRAINS!

233 Dinkins Street, Manning, SC 29102 (803)435-4354 24 BEST OF CLARENDON 2022

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Creating Lasting Impressions

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.-noon Closed Sunday Christine Brogdon, PharmD RPh • Hallie DuBose, PharmD RPh • Jamie Mathis, PharmD RPh Tommy Benton, RPh, not pictured

Thank you for voting us We are Honored to be Voted

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The best place for your pets and livestock needs Thank you for voting Manning Feed Mil and Supply Clarendon's Best Feed Store. We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We are a veteran and family owned business dedicated to providing high-quality livestock feeds and products at affordable prices. Our focus is on customer satisfaction and the health of your pets and livestock. Our feeds are made with formulations that have been created with the knowledge and experience gained from customers and Mr. Hynes, the previous owner. Our feeds are registered, regulated and monitored by S.C. Department of Agriculture. Appropriate amounts of value-adding ingredients are supplemented with vitamins and mineral for a balanced diet that meets individual needs. Custom-blended feeds are made to the same standard as our registered feeds. We use grain purchased from local farmers. Buying local allows us to use fresh products and support our local farming communities. None of our feeds contain medications or steroids. For our customers who want organic, processed or medicated feeds, we offer a variety of quality feeds from other mills. We also stock everything you need to keep pets and livestock healthy, including medical supplies, fencing, and much more. From head to hoof, we have the A PUBLICATION OF THE SUMTER ITEM

products to keep your animals healthy and safe! Need a saddle? We have several gently used as well as other tack and equipment. For stable maintenance, we have shavings and an assortment of barn equipment. Manning Feed Mill usually has live poultry year round. For pets, we have a wide variety of pet products, including medications, shampoos, flea and tick control and more! When it comes to pests, we carry a number of insect and rodent control measures as well as snake repellents. Our lawn and garden section has everything you need to grow vegetables, flowers, forage and deer plots. You can even stock your pond twice a year during our fish days. Over the years, changes have been made to accommodate our growing business. In 2017, Manning Feed Mill built a new store. The store allows us a broader selection of livestock and pet products, making it a onestop shop. Manning Feed Mill has been an integral part of Manning's farming community. The mill was built over 100 years ago and is one of a few active feed mills in South Carolina. Manning Feed Mill and Supply continues to be an integral part of Clarendon County's business and farming community

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Thank you for voting us BEST Private School & BEST School Administrator: Tripp Boykin We are thankful to receive your vote as Best Private School, and Tripp Boykin is honored to be this year’s Best of Clarendon School administrator.

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1st Choice Quality Heating and Air ................................ Bank of Clarendon ............................................................ Belladonna Boutique......................................................... Best Dressed Homes.......................................................... Bonaza Flea Market ........................................................... Brunson's Pharmacy ......................................................... CARQUEST Auto Parts .................................................... Clarendon Club ................................................................. Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce .................. Coffey & McKenzie P.A. ................................................... D&H BBQ .......................................................................... Dee's Rentals ...................................................................... Donny's Truck and Auto .................................................. FTC...................................................................................... Gibbons Street Park........................................................... Graham Entertainment .................................................... Hope Health Pediatrics ..................................................... Junior Chamber ................................................................. Lake Marion Insurance ..................................................... Laurance Manning Academy ........................................... Los Tres Hermanos ........................................................... Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse ......................... Manning Feed Mill and Supply ....................................... McLeod Health Clarendon............................................... Meares Marine ................................................................... Palmetto Shores RV Resort .............................................. Peggy Haley ........................................................................ Piggly Wiggly ..................................................................... Prothro Chevrolet Buick GMC........................................ Randloph Landing............................................................. Reliable Pawn Shop ........................................................... Ricky's Tree Service ........................................................... Santee Cooper Urgent Care .............................................

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Simpson Hardware & Sporting Goods ........................... Tanners Gas Station........................................................... The Dancer's Workshop.................................................... The Litchfield Company Real Estate ............................... The Matrix Center ............................................................. The Players Course at Wyboo .......................................... Walker Gamble Elementary School ................................ Walker Tire .........................................................................

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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 fifth 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 fifth year in a row.

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

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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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