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It’s pay raises all around for county’s school district

Every employee in the Darlington County School District gets at least 4 percent more pay under the district’s new budget plan, which quickly won final approval from the school board June 10.

Lamar welcomes new police chief

Lamar’s Town Council chamber rang with applause on June 10 as Carl Scott was introduced as the new chief of police. The town has been without a chief – and without local officers – for several months, but the hiring of Scott brings a close to that chapter.

Hartsville finalizes budget, lauds state champs

Hartsville City Council put their new budget to bed and discussed issues ranging from sewer fees to sports championships at their June 11 regular meeting.

Lamar to increase water and garbage-pickup fees

Municipal services in the Town of Lamar will increase as of July, as Town Council approved rate hikes to both water and garbage pickup services.

FMU’s teaching center hosts 12th annual summer institute

Francis Marion University’s Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of...

Church News – June 19, 2019

Please send your church news and photos to: editor@newsandpress.net Walk to...

130 Coker athletes honored by SAC

Some 130 Coker College student-athletes were named to the 2018-19 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll among a record 1,736 student-athletes across the conference, the league said Monday.

A stalling offense dooms Darlington on the road

A lack of offense and a three-run sixth inning were too much for Darlington Post 13, as it dropped its third straight game of the young season as Chesterfield defeated Post 13 5-1 June 3 on the road at Chesterfield.

The Spiders take First Place

These are the players and coaches for the 2019 Darlington First Place 8 and...

Dickerson’s arm and Blackmon’s bat lead Darlington over West Florence

Bryant Dickerson’s complete game shutout and Jake Blackmon’s three RBIs were the catalyst for Darlington Post 13’s 7-0 opening season victory over West Florence Green May 28 at home.

Summer basketball league forming

The Darlington Area Recreation Department is forming a summer basketball...

After four years, Gearhart steps down as Falcons’ baseball coach

At the start of next baseball season, the Darlington High School Falcons will have a new leader guiding the varsity baseball program.

Obituaries – June 19, 2019

Tammie Moody McNamara, Pamela Griggs Sweat, Jane McDonald Lucas

Obituaries – June 12, 2019

Alan Hudson, George Tillman Wilkes

Obituaries – June 5, 2019

Wallace Herman DeMaurice, Agnes Grice Davis

Obituaries – May 22, 2019

Laverne W. McKnight, Amy Chaplin Cowick, Norton James

Obituaries – May 15, 2019

Mary Glenn Everett Mozingo, Grady Franklin Tadlock, Frances Johnson Davis

Obituaries – May 8, 2019

Cheryl Blackmon Suggs, Carolyn Jacobs Wagoner, Ed Mauldin

Do something about climate change or Mother Nature will do something about us

Unfortunately, there’s a worldwide anti-science sentiment these days,...

Living on Purpose – Overcoming the desire to remain the same

I’m sure you will agree that most of us humans have very peculiar and quirky personalities.

Are you a lifter or leaner?

That’s a soul-searching question! You probably already know the answer.

Albert the Hitchhiker

For some time now, I’ve stepped back in time to write a book about the custom of taking a Sunday drive.

Living on Purpose – Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing

When it comes to having spiritual wisdom, it’s not how much we know but how much we understand.

A Father’s Day story

There is a story in the Bible that gets my attention every year at this time.

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‘The best of anybody, the best of all there is’ – The ‘strongest pound-for-pound powerlifter on the planet’ is from Darlington

Before we can tell you exactly what Darlington resident Stacy Burr did, we need to explain a couple of things.

‘You get to know a lot of people’: The Darlington Rotary Club marks 50 years

Rotary International’s mission: “Provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.”

‘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.”

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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