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DCSD officials join school board members for elementary school groundbreaking

Darlington County School District officials join school board members Feb....

Sheriff says he needs more men, more money to protect county

In 1993, when Sheriff Tony Chavis began his career as a trooper with the Highway Patrol, his starting pay roughly matched that of a present-day Darlington County deputy. Now, 26 years later, prices have gone up on everything, but a deputy’s starting salary has not kept pace.

County Council approves $4 million bequest

At Darlington County Council’s Feb. 4 regular meeting, members voted unanimously to accept and secure a generous gift left in their care. Council approved receipt of a $4 million bequest from the late Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips, which she set aside for the Darlington County Historical Commission.

Sheriff honors deputy as ‘a true hero’

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has recognized Deputy David Self for...

Industrial hemp production bodes well in S.C. for first year

FLORENCE – Industrial hemp production could be a viable crop alternative for South Carolina farmers, according to Clemson Cooperative Extension crop and agribusiness agents.

A firefighter for 50 years: Friends, family mourn Stone

A line of fire trucks and emergency vehicles, lights flashing, escorted the body of Jim Stone home from a Florence hospital last Thursday night.

Lamar High’s football coach resigns

Corey Fountain, head varsity football coach for Lamar High School, announced...

Falcons beat Hartsville for third time this year as Lady Falcons drop a close one

It was a split affair this past Friday night in Hartsville as the Darlington boys’ basketball team made it three in a row of the Red Foxes while the Hartsville girls picked up a much-needed win, splitting the season series with the Lady Falcons.

Lamar Football Coach Resigns

From Darlington County School District: Fountain Resigns As Lamar High Head...

Vikings bring National Championship to Darlington

The Pee Dee Vikings semi-pro football team will need to make some room in their trophy case as the Darlington-based crew won two more pieces of shiny hardware after another outstanding season.

Coker hires coach for women’s volleyball

Coker College has hired Travis Nead as their next women’s volleyball...

Depth pushes Falcons by Myrtle Beach as Lady Falcons run out of gas in the fourth

A strong second half by the Darlington Falcons and a poor showing in the fourth quarter by the Lady Falcons were the main reasons for a boys’ win and girls’ loss against Myrtle Beach this past week at home.

Obituaries – February 13, 2019

­Amy Danielle Gibson, Sandy Hendricks, Rudy Branham Sr., James (Jim) Casper Stone Jr., Dr. Mary Amerson Stephens, George William Dargan

Obituaries – February 6, 2019

Rodney W. Dease Sr., Peggy Bryant Andrews, Rev. Flora Ann Davis McCurry, Laura Ann Odom Cowick, Carolyn Abbott, Caleb Waiters

Obituaries – January 30, 2019

Tillie Carnes, Mary Ellen Register Langston, Walter Planter, Sr.

Obituaries – January 23, 2019

Donald Edward Small, Daiford Hodge, Margaret Ruth Walker Alston, Bill Bollinger

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

The little Valentine

Happy birthday to you! This is your 81st birthday, little Valentine!

Living on Purpose – God forgives and restores

We all stand on common ground when it comes to making bad choices and terrible decisions but this does not have to be the end of our story.

Flowers outlast us

Despite all those bygone years the memory remains.

Letter to the editor

Family of slain Domino’s driver thanks community I am writing you in...

On the front lines with the reporters vs. the big freeze

Here’s a really good tip for reporters who’ve been covering the brutally cold weather in the upper Midwest: Use a pencil.

My memories of Macon

On its way to a confluence with that Georgia river entire, the Altamaha, the Ocmulgee River flows through a place I’ve been to five times.

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‘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.”

Darlington turns out for “Taste of Christmas”

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

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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