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School from home during severe weather? District must wait to test ‘eLearning’

The drill for hurricanes and winter storms is going to remain the same for Darlington County public-school students – time off now, make-up days later.

Lamar merging onto information superhighway

Last December, Spectrum Cable and Charter Communications announced plans to install a state of the art fiber network in Lamar, bringing cutting-edge online service to a town that had lobbied 10 years for better connectivity. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Spectrum execs came back to town to celebrate the completion of the network and offer gifts to help local residents merge onto their new online expressway.

Society Hill council deadlocks on plan to regulate public events

An 11th-hour backlash against Society Hill’s plan to regulate public events on town property led Town Council into a deadlock as members tried to take a final vote on the ordinance last week.

Final list of candidates for fall elections

The roster of candidates vying for local government offices rounded out a bit as the filing period ended last Thursday.

County advances $4 million bond plan

With a quickness, Darlington County Council sped through their Aug. 12 regular meeting agenda and advanced an ordinance designed to free up $4 million in borrowing power for county projects.

Hartsville recognized for water park success

he City of Hartsville celebrated an attendance milestone for the Neptune Island Waterpark last week, and received an award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) for the park project at the Aug. 13 meeting of City Council.

Kenynon Scott signs with Johnson and Wales University’s basketball

Kenynon Scott, a recent Darlington High School graduate, signed with...

Darlington misses chances to score in shutout loss to Dillon in Jamboree

The score might not have shown it, but the Darlington Falcons gave Dillon way more of a fight than the Wildcats anticipated despite losing 21-0 this past Friday night at the Dennis Miller Jamboree of Champions in Bennettsville.

Hartsville looks to rebound as Red Foxes replace 17 starters

Since 2011, the Hartsville Red Foxes have become a name synonymous with talk of going to the state championship.

Avoid head injuries during sports play

Participation in scholastic sports can be great for students, making a...

Trinity-Byrnes thrives on its culture as it looks to capture first state championship

Between Darlington and Lamar sits a small private school that is slowly but surely building itself into a power in the world of SCISA football.

A brief history of American football

According to Nielsen, 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl...

Obituaries – August 21, 2019

Doris Pearson, Inez Edwards Walters

Obituaries – August 14, 2019

Wade “Buddy” Albert O’Neal, Gwendolyn Faye Privette, Carolyn Shelley

Obituary – August 7, 2019

Floyd Driggers, Meres Evelyn Hatchell Davis, Eula Lee Hudson

Obituaries – July 31, 2019

Charles Joseph Moody Jr., Marion “Woogie” Campbell, Bobby Dean Purvis, Dominic Joseph Scimeca, Dorie Van Stone

Obituaries – July 24, 2019

Tyler H. Gaymon, Ray Stokes Putnam, Stewart C. Chapman, Faye C. Langley

Obituaries – July 17, 2019

John Michael Bland Sr., Kenneth Ervin Bryant Sr., Edward Franklin Wingate

Living on the West End: Stumping your toe

Have you ever seen a youngster who has just stumped his or her toe?

Dragonflies, nature’s fighter jets

My grandmother called them snake doctors. Whatever name dragonflies go by, they’re deceptive creatures. I say deceptive because of what a woman told me: “I love dragonflies and think of them as beautiful, gentle, loving creatures.”

Living on Purpose – How do we know that God is real?

I’ve been asked many times through the years, how do we know God is real when we cannot see Him, touch Him, or hear Him?

Angry wild turkeys: The terror begins

In a Dave Barry moment, an alert reader sent me quite a story.

Living on the West End: The Medicine Show

Where it came from and where it went when it left Darlington, I never knew.

Living on Purpose – Having a hunger and thirst for God

We all love to sit down to a good meal. Whatever our favorite food, we really look forward to enjoying the things we love.

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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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