Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


BREAKING NEWS: Local nursing home closes

The Enterprise has confirmed that the owner of the Community Care Center of Clarendon nursing home closed the facility here yesterday, August 25. The 60-bed facility was purchased by Royce Freeborn in 2006, and the home had 19 residents when it closed. Facility administrator Susan Hodges said 17 residents were relocated Tuesday and the final two residents are expected to be moved today. “I’m... [Read more]

Sandell to mark 60th year with Elvis night

The Sandell Drive-In will mark its 60th anniversary this Saturday, August 29, with an Elvis Presley double-feature to benefit the Mulkey Theatre. “Love Me Tender” will be screened at dusk followed by “Spinout,” and admission will be free but a $6 donation for the Bring Back the Mulkey project will be requested at the gate. The donation will also put you in the drawing for door... [Read more]

CC opens 118th fall semester

Clarendon College begins its 118th fall session this week with plans to build on the successes it had in the last year. Speaking at All College Day last Thursday morning, CC President Robert Riza talked about the positive outlook for the college and among employees there. “We have made changes in the culture of this institution over the last 12 months,” Riza said. Clarendon College Athletic... [Read more]

Editorial: Morrows are a treasure to Clarendon

Editorial: Morrows are a treasure to Clarendon

The Sandell Drive-In is one of Clarendon’s treasures, but the true treasure is the family that owns and operates the theatre. For 15 years, John Morrow and his family have selflessly given their summer Fridays and Saturdays so that local people can have some entertainment in their lives and local kids can have something to do. Roger Estlack, Editor Resurrecting the darkened theatre wasn’t easy.... [Read more]

Broncos wrap up pre-season

By Sandy Anderberg The 2015 Bronco football team has wrapped up their pre-season scrimmages and is anxiously awaiting their first scheduled game that will be played this Friday night at home against Tulia. The Broncos met up with Electra last Thursday night in a scrimmage; and according to head coach Gary Jack, did a great job against a good team. “Things went well for us,” Jack said. “We... [Read more]

A water park for Clarendon?

A water park for Clarendon?

An anonymous benefactor wants Clarendon to have a water recreation facility and has put up $500,000 to challenge the community to make it happen. Alderman Sandy Skelton announced the big news during the regular meeting of the Clarendon City Council last Thursday, August 13. Skelton said he had been approached by the benefactor in July and that he and City Administrator David Dockery immediately began... [Read more]

A Challenge Before Us

A Challenge Before Us

What an exciting time to live in Clarendon! Opportunities seem to keep cropping up at a consistent pace, and then last week the announcement came that a benefactor wants our city to have some type of water recreation facility. (See full story here.) Such an enormously generous thing does not happen every day. One half of a million dollars is the offer to our fair city… if we can match it. Even successfully... [Read more]

City council approves sanitation rate hike

The Clarendon City Council approved a 14 percent increase in sanitation rates during its regular meeting last Thursday, August 13. Mayor Larry Hicks said the city had been struggling to keep up with expenses in the sanitation department for several years. City officials said the increase will raise about $36,000 for the department and stave off having to use other revenues to support the trash service.... [Read more]

Howardwick board okays annexation

The City of Howardwick expanded its boundaries with a vote of the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday, August 11. The Saints Roost Section was annexed by the city, Mayor Mike Rowland said. The mayor said health and safety were primary concerns in taking this action, and he said residents living in that area will receive benefits from being part of the incorporated area of the city. “Our concern is... [Read more]