FDTC passes $39 million dollar budget, finds firm financial ground

After a few rocky months Florence-Darlington Technical College is back on stable ground, said Interim President Edward Bethea during a Commission meeting June 19.

After depleting their cash reserve to a fraction of what is should have been under former president Ben Dillard, FDTC staff is working to build that fund back up.

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March to DHS grads: “We are powerful. We can change the world around us for the better”.
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March to DHS grads: “We are powerful. We can change the world around us for the better”.

More than 200 seniors, their friends and families packed the Florence Center (formerly the Florence Civic Center) June 7 to bid the Darlington High School Class of 2018 farewell. Several Board of Education Scholars addressed their classmates, wishing them well in their future endeavors and reminiscing about the last four years and the memories they made. The Heart of the Falcon Award was given to Kyra March, who also gave the...

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Tolson to Lamar grads: ‘go out and chase your dreams and make them reality’
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Tolson to Lamar grads: ‘go out and chase your dreams and make them reality’

Lamar High School held commencement exercises for the Class of 2018 on Wednesday, June 6. Family members, friends, and loved ones packed the stands at Donald R. Poole Stadium to watch the ceremony, where LHS principal Kathy Gainey and assistant principal Carlos Burgess presented diplomas to the graduating seniors. “In a few moments, we will be receiving the most valuable piece of paper we have ever received in our lives. It seems like...

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HHS Principal to graduates: strive to be strong and resilient
Jun08

HHS Principal to graduates: strive to be strong and resilient

Hartsville High School held a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018 on June 7 before a capacity crowd in the HHS Arena. After joining in the singing of the HHS Alma Mater, the audience heard “The Legend of the Cap and Gown,” a parable about the history of the robes and mortar boards traditionally worn by graduates. Students Mary Margaret Cottingham, Whitney Kirkley, and Jordyn Alexander read the story, which dates these simple...

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Eldridge tells Mayo graduates to remember who they are and where they came from
Jun08

Eldridge tells Mayo graduates to remember who they are and where they came from

Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology held their graduation ceremony June 6 at the Southeastern Institute for Manufacturing and Technology. Family and friends of the 75 graduates packed the conference room ready to celebrate the past twelve years of accomplishment and the start of their next chapter in life. Kayla Eldridge spoke to her classmates about making each decision in their lives count and remembering that everyone...

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