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Tiny pest found in Darlington County fields worries the Southern sweet-potato industry

Darlington County, home of the annual Sweet Potato Festival, is also home to a tiny agricultural pest that’s causing headaches in the sweet-potato industry.

City’s police chief to also supervise Fire Department

Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington will become the city’s public-safety director, also assuming authority over the Fire Department, under a “reorganization” plan launched by City Council.

Citizens repaint public parking spaces

The public parking lot just off City Lane (behind Carolina Bank Plaza)...

A winter’s day

I am sitting at my table this morning, pen in hand, and looking through my window at the world outside.

Going to the courthouse? Take off your belt

On Jan. 4, I had cause to visit the Darlington County Courthouse. On any of...

Hartsville planning major MLK Day event

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Hartsville City...

Hartsville High names new head track and field coach

Toyinda Smith will be the new head coach for girls and boys track and field...

Falcons make it two over Hartsville; Lady Falcons use run in fourth to ice game

Both the Darlington Falcons and Lady Falcons basketball teams made it an even more special night on Hall of Fame night in the Falcons’ Nest as the two made it a clean sweep of the Hartsville boys’ and girls’ basketball teams this past Friday night.

Falcons snap losing skid to Wilson; Lady Falcons lose a close one

Darlington and Wilson squared off on the hard court this past Friday night in Darlington with the Wilson Lady Tigers winning the girls’ game and the Darlington Falcons winning the boys’ game.

Darlington Falcons and Lady Falcons sweep championships for home court basketball tournament

Led by tournament MVP Kenynon Scott’s 26 points, the Falcons protected home court and won the Darlington Too Tough to Tame Christmas Tournament with a 64-54 win over the Spring Valley Vikings.

Specht-acular: Dual-sport athlete readies for second FMU degree

Warren Specht has seen the highs and lows of being a student athlete...

State pumping $350,000 into Lamar wastewater repairs

Lamar Town Council heard some good news at the start of its Dec. 10 regular meeting as Mayor Darnell Byrd McPherson announced the town would receive $350,000 in state funding to help repair its wastewater system.

Obituaries – January 16, 2019

Betty Bell, John Preston Lowery, Gloria Cook Wingate, Lee W. DuBose

Obituaries – January 9, 2019

Clyde Squires, Dell Jordan Wallace, Donald Huggins, Stella Hudson Borders, Joshua Macdonald

Obituaries – January 2, 2019

Mary Howell Wilkes, Burnice T. Windham

Obituaries – December 26, 2018

Taz Baird, Elizabeth “Liz” Mack Franklin, Frank Lunnon

Obituaries – December 19, 2018

Elsie Garner Bullard, Gwendolyn Carraway, John “Buddy” Pickett, Josephine “Jo” Spears, Joyce Johnson Williams

Obituaries – December 12, 2018

Gene Edward Odom, Patricia Knotts Gainey, Wesley Wylie Purvis

A winter’s day

I am sitting at my table this morning, pen in hand, and looking through my window at the world outside.

Going to the courthouse? Take off your belt

On Jan. 4, I had cause to visit the Darlington County Courthouse. On any of...

Grandma’s weapon of choice

In Sunday drives’ heyday, air conditioning was gaining momentum but you’d be hard pressed to find air-conditioned stores and homes in rural areas.

Living on Purpose – So let’s ask … what if it is true?

Life is filled with thoughts and ideas.

How long are your legs?

Our lives can sometimes be a long, winding road.

The things that we keep

Hollywood props, of all things, took me back to family roots in Georgia.

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‘No-nonsense, cool and full of wisdom,’ Davis celebrates 100

Family members from California, New York, Virginia, Florida and all over South Carolina converged on Shoney’s Restaurant in Hartsville over the weekend to celebrate the 100th birthday of their beloved patriarch, Johnny Davis of Lydia.

“Cold Moon” over Darlington tonight

The “Cold Moon” as seen from Darlington SC! Be sure to check it...

Burr sets new records, new goals

Please don’t read this as a criticism, but Stacy Burr just doesn’t know when to quit.

Darlington Post Office honors veterans

U.S. Post Office mail carriers have long been hailed for their commitment to duty, as evidenced by the unofficial motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Darlington turns out for “Taste of Christmas”

The Darlington Police and Fire Departments’ annual “Taste of...

Costume contest brings out Darlington’s ghouls and goofs

Sightings of vampires, Mad Hatters, and even Elvis were reported as...

Students stage Red Ribbon march against drugs

Students at Hartsville’s Washington Street Elementary School took to...

Screen on the Green returns for 2018 season

Screen on the Green will launch May 26 with a showing of Top Gun in Burry...

“Taste of Christmas” coming November 2

  Want to whet your appetite for the holidays and help local children...


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