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State honors leadership in rural economic development

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Commerce gathered leaders from across the state on Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6 for the 2018 South Carolina Rural Summit.

County Council Creates ‘Penny Tax’ Commission

At their March 5 meeting, Darlington County Council took the first step toward preparing a ‘penny tax’ referendum by establishing a Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) Commission.

Pastor shares how church offered forgiveness in the wake of Charleston church shooting

Francis Marion University, in conjunction with South Carolina Humanities, recently held the Beyond Mother Emanuel conference exploring the topics of culture, race and faith in America.

Arborist expresses concerns over possible loss of trees during bridge project

Representatives from SCDOT and design consultant firm Mead and Hunt met with...

Darlington City Council moves ahead on property purchases

Darlington City Council approved three property purchase ordinances March 6 during their regular monthly meeting.

Trio of emergency nurses at Carolina Pines receive certification

The Emergency Department at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is...

Darlington uses Lamar’s miscues to beat the Silver Foxes

It was a night of redemption for Darlington Falcons this past Friday at home.

Coker splits with Pacers

The Cobra softball team headed southwest to USC Aiken for a clash with the...

Women’s soccer signs new Cobras for 2018-19 Class

The Coker College women’s soccer program had five recruits sign their...

Lady Stingers win 14th consecutive game

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Lady Stingers softball team won four games over the weekend in the FP Dreams College Spring Tournament in North Myrtle Beach to increase their winning streak to 14 games in a row.

A quick start and turbulent ending define Darlington’s win over Wilson

A productive first inning and a shaky seventh inning were the major story lines for Darlington against the Wilson Tigers this past Tuesday, February 27, at home in an early preseason tourney as the Falcons went on to win 5-3.
Darlington plated three runs in the first inning, one in the second and one more in the sixth to help build a 5-1 lead going into the seventh.

Three schools in South Carolina will be gifted a $100,000 Don’t Quit! Fitness Center

Governor Henry McMaster is pleased to be joined by South Carolina...

Obituaries for the Week of March 14, 2018

Allen “Hutch” Hutchinson, Robin Matthews Blackman, Heyward Gainey Sr., and Betty Jean Brown Locklair

Week of March 7, 2018

Evadne O’Neal, Monty Miles, Tommy Odom, Rudell Woodham, Charlene Bell, James “Ricky” Richard Howle and Bonnie Lee Broach Munn

Week of February 28, 2018

Ronald Anderson III, James Roger Weatherford, and Billy Street

Week of February 21, 2018

Linda L. Niver, Michael Player and Eleanor O. Gandy

Week of February 14, 2018

Constant Hubert “CH” Miller, III, Lavinia James Page, Billy “B.J.” Gainey, John C. Lee, and Robert “Bobby” Bryant

Week of February 7, 2018

Baxter Randolph “Randy” Parrott, Vivian Gandy Root, Bill Wallace, Cindy Shipman, Harden Evans, Jr., Margie C. Tedders, Shirley Griffith, Raymond Louis Brewer, Sherran Nobles, Tommy Garrett Campbell, Sr, and William Leonard Council


I have spent a lot of time lately plundering among my plunder!

My Mother’s Lonely Peach Tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees.

A Moment with the Finance Director – Karen Caulder

I joined the City of Hartsville on March 1st, 2017, as Finance Director. I...

My World When A Boy Continued

Ah, to live those days over! Go out into the field and lie in the tall broom sage and gaze at the clouds overhead and pretend I saw the things I imagined

Granddad’s Cow-Charming ’65 Chevy

Granddad Poland farmed but never drove a pickup, not that I recall.

Prescribed an opioid? Ask your doctor these questions

If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting.

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Escape Room opens its doors in Hartsville

If you’ve ever dreamed of using your mind to solve a mystery, find a priceless treasure, or crack a code to save a starship in peril, those dreams can become a reality – kind of – thanks to Project EXcape, a new escape room attraction in Hartsville.

Willis speaks at Women’s History luncheon

The Democratic Women’s Council of Darlington County held their inaugural Women’s History Month luncheon on Saturday, March 10 at the Hartsville Country Club, and welcomed attorney and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marguerite Willis as guest speaker.

GSSM Eagles bring home state chess trophy for 2nd year

After a strong start in the first two rounds, the GSSM Chess Eagles fought back hard from third round setbacks to regain the lead and capture the State Scholastic Chess Championship among high schools for a second consecutive year.

The 24-Hour Day

By Colin Henshaw and Graham Cliff What we are seeing here is something far...

Church News – March 14, 2018

Please send your church news and photos to:...

Darlington Anchors and Pilots attend state convention

Ten Anchors and six Pilots from Darlington travelled to Conway for the...

“Taste of Christmas” coming November 2

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


Events and Happenings from around Darlington County. Send us your events for...


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