“Taste of Christmas” coming November 2

  Want to whet your appetite for the holidays and help local children at the same time? Then make plans to attend the Taste of Christmas on Thursday, November 2 at First Baptist Church of Darlington. Over 30 cooks will be on hand, offering delicious fare ranging from catfish stew and deep-fried Boston butt to homemade apple cider and desserts. Proceeds from the Taste of Christmas will benefit the annual Toys for Kids program jointly...

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Stucks Sworn In As Darlington Judge
Jun19

Stucks Sworn In As Darlington Judge

Attorney Robert Stucks, a Darlington native, was sworn in as the Municipal Judge for the City of Darlington at a well-attended ceremony held Monday, June 19 at the City Hall Courtroom.

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Fire at Darlington Dollar General
Jan13

Fire at Darlington Dollar General

A fire broke out early Friday evening, January 13, at the Dollar General store located on the Lamar Highway just outside Darlington. Firefighters from Darlington County Fire District, City of Darlington Fire and Rescue, and Palmetto Rural Fire District responded to the call, which came in at 7:39 p.m. Chief Pat Cavanaugh of the Darlington Fire Department tells the News and Press that his department sent a fire engine and ladder truck...

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Lamar Introduces New Police Chief
Jan10

Lamar Introduces New Police Chief

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Lamar Town Council held their regular monthly meeting January 9 and introduced Jason Chaney as the town’s new police chief. A Virginia native who lives in the Syracuse community, Chaney began his law enforcement career with the Florence Police Department in 2008, graduating the South Carolina Police Academy in 2009. He has also worked part time with the Lamar Police...

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Stewart named interim county administrator
Aug09

Stewart named interim county administrator

Darlington County Council held a special called meeting Tuesday, August 9 at 5 p.m. and named former Emergency Services director Charles Stewart as interim county administrator, following the surprise departure of former admin Terence Arrington the previous day.

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