Council approves referendum for new courthouse

At their regular monthly meeting held Monday, July 2, Darlington County Council granted final approval for the Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) referendum to be placed on voter ballots this fall.

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Correction of Society Hill budget story

Due to incorrect information that we were given, we unfortunately ran a story about Society Hill Town Council passing an unbalanced budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Mayor Tommy Bradshaw provided the News and Press an updated budget that actually shows the town has a surplus of $6,660. The budget showed the town’s total annual revenue as $237,020 while expenditures are $230,360. Of the town’s revenues, $131,800 will come...

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Historical Commission discovers  history of local boxer
Jul10

Historical Commission discovers history of local boxer

Staffers at the Darlington County Historical Commission have unearthed another buried treasure, and this time their detective work will ensure that an accomplished African American boxer and U.S. Army veteran receives the grave marker he deserves.

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Budget passed for the City of Darlington

Without a single question from citizens or comment from city council members, Darlington City Council passed its 2018-2019 budget June 28 after a public hearing and called council meeting.

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Darlington County school board discusses graduations, going paperless
Jul10

Darlington County school board discusses graduations, going paperless

By Melissa Rollins, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net Sometimes in order to see where we are going, we must remember from where we came. That was the principle that Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman worked from during a recent retreat for the Darlington County Board of Education when he asked board members to consider the reasons why they first decided to run for a seat on the school board. Board member Warren Jeffords said that he has a...

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