Veterans honored at Memorial Day event
May27

Veterans honored at Memorial Day event

The Darlington Public Square hosted a Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, and speakers paid tribute to the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Hosted by American Legion Post 13, the ceremony included the traditional playing of the National Anthem and service songs from each military branch, and featured speaker Lt. Col. Don Cann (USAF, retired). Cann shared stories of his 333 combat...

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Building dedicated in memory of Chief Jim Stone
May27

Building dedicated in memory of Chief Jim Stone

On May 26, the City of Darlington, Darlington Fire Department, and the Stone family paid tribute to the late retired Chief Jim Stone by dedicating the Cashua Street building housing the “Our Pat” fire engine to Stone’s memory. Speakers included City Council member John Segars, DFD Chief Pat Cavanaugh, Mayor Gloria Hines, County Coroner Todd Hardee, Pastor Brian Sherwood of First Baptist Church, and Jason Stone. Each...

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Darlington prepares for National Day of Prayer
Apr24

Darlington prepares for National Day of Prayer

Today, Darlington Mayor Gloria C. Hines (seated) signed a proclamation naming May 2, 2019 as National Day of Prayer in the City of Darlington. With her were several pastors from local churches, including (left to right) Juan Gonzalez and Pastor Frankie L. Tanner of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, Rev. Alan Waibel of First Church of God, Dr. Brian Sherwood and Renny Johnson of First Baptist Church, Joe Willard of Welsh Neck Baptist...

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“Fired up and ready to go” Bruce declares for Darlington Mayor
Mar14

“Fired up and ready to go” Bruce declares for Darlington Mayor

City of Darlington Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Bruce officially declared her candidacy for Mayor at a press conference held Thursday, March 14 on the Public Square. Surrounded by supporters, Bruce vowed to use her “leadership and professionalism” to try and move the city in a positive direction. “We are at a time in our city where there is racial divide, name calling, negative outside influences and finger pointing. I...

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Lamar Football Coach Resigns

From Darlington County School District: Fountain Resigns As Lamar High Head Football Coach Corey Fountain, head varsity football coach for Lamar High School, announced his resignation today. Fountain, who has been the Silver Foxes’ head coach for the past three years, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities. “I am sad to see him go but I wish him all the best,” said Kathy Gainey, principal of Lamar High...

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