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Citizen to County Council: ‘why did the courthouse referendum fail?’

Darlington County Council’s Dec. 3 regular meeting began with a question that remains on the minds of many – what caused the courthouse penny sales tax referendum to fail?

State sees problems at county’s elementary schools

Most of Darlington County’s public elementary schools fared badly in the S.C. Department of Education’s newest round of “school report cards.”

Clemson report points out Lamar’s positives

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Although the Town...

Living on Purpose – Searching for the one that is missing

Have you ever experienced times when you were excited and filled with anticipation but after it was over the expectation did not live up to the hype?

Mumps advisory hits two S.C. schools

Warnings have gone out to students and faculty at Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College about a confirmed case of mumps.

School district calendar approved

The Darlington County Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 Darlington...

Falcons and Lady Falcons protect home court against Marion

It was a clean sweep for both the Darlington boys’ and girls’ basketball teams Dec. 4 as both the Falcons and Lady Falcons came out victorious at home over Marion.

Hartsville’s defense smothers North Augusta as Red Foxes advance to lower-state championship

The deeper a team goes into the playoffs, the harder the competition is supposed to get.

Veteran Darlington coach to join Hall of Fame

Coach James E. “Weepy” Welch, legendary Darlington (St. John’s) High...

Darlington High student-athlete signs letter of intent

Left-handed pitcher Anthony Hopkins, a student-athlete at Darlington High...

Five Hartsville High student-athletes sign letters of intent

Five student-athletes from Hartsville High School have signed national...

Coker field hockey coach honored

Coker College Head Field Hockey Coach Kat Heterbring highlighted the...

Obituaries – December 12, 2018

Gene Edward Odom, Patricia Knotts Gainey, Wesley Wylie Purvis

Obituaries – December 5, 2018

Franklin E. Lemon, Tommy J. McElveen, Rev. J. Howard Allen

Obituaries – November 28, 2018

French A. Lewis Jr., Robert Allen Odom, Iva Nell Ruthven

Obituaries – November 21, 2018

Doris Brown Walters

Obituaries – November 14, 2018

Ella Mae Dixon, Mary L. Humphries Cooper, Clarence Ezekiel Jr.

Obituaries – October 31, 2018

Freedie Lee Pooler, Elizabeth “Lib” Staton, Grier Carter Copeland, Sr.

Wondering about winter warmth

The cold season is upon us. The need for heat is upon us. What type heat do you prefer?

Roses in December?

Someone wrote: “God gave us the gift of Memory so that we could have Roses in December.”

Make moped operators buy insurance

I read with great interest the front-page article “New Moped Laws Close...

Cameras and councils: Can video stifle citizens?

Darlington City Council meets in the courtroom at City Hall.

Remembering Dec. 7, 1941

The date Dec. 7, 2018, stares at me from the calendar on the wall.

Sewing: The forgotten tradition

Back around 1965, a fashion craze swept through high school.

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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...

Scare on the Square Returns to Darlington

Ghouls and heroes mingled and lined up for Halloween candy as the annual Scare on the Square trick-or-treat event returned to Darlington’s Public Square.

‘It has been a journey’ – Historical records and DNA help family find roots in Darlington County

When Melissa Burch first got a message from a stranger asking for information on her husband’s family, she had no way of knowing that her husband’s ancestral history was about to change: They were about to meet a whole new side of the family that they never knew existed.

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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