Letter Carriers Food Drive
May14

Letter Carriers Food Drive

Over 70 volunteers and Darlington Post Office staff teamed up to “Stamp Out Hunger” during the 27th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, held Saturday, May 11. Darlington area residents placed non-perishable food items in signature blue bags, which were collected, weighed and transported to The Lord Cares food bank. Volunteers then sorted the food by date, removed expired items (which were donated to a local hog farmer), and replenished...

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County alters Blue Laws, scraps tax installment plan
May14

County alters Blue Laws, scraps tax installment plan

At their May 6 meeting, Darlington County Council voted to allow businesses to open early on Sundays, but scrapped a plan to let residents pay property taxes via installment payments.

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Florence-Darlington Technical College ‘gave me life and a purpose’
May14

Florence-Darlington Technical College ‘gave me life and a purpose’

Ten years ago, when Vanessa Murray was walking down the aisle as a bride to be, her vision suddenly went blurry, but not from tears. Murray later learned that she has Stargardt disease. Since then, the 52-year-old has learned to live with the disease, and she’s set to graduate from Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Human Services program May 16 with an Associate in Applied Science. Graduating from college is challenging for...

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Darlington County students  earn trip to Clemson University
May14

Darlington County students earn trip to Clemson University

Students participating in the Reading Recovery program at Thornwell School for the Arts recently attended the Tigers Read! event hosted by Dabo Swinney’s All In Foundation and Clemson University. Swinney, Clemson’s head football coach, and his wife, Kathleen, sponsor the event through the foundation. The organization worked together with Scholastic Books and Clemson to provide a day focused on the importance of reading for more than...

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2019 National Day of Prayer
May07

2019 National Day of Prayer

The 2019 National Day of Prayer was marked with messages of hope at a May 2 gathering on Darlington’s Public Square. Organizer Dr. Brian Sherwood, pastor of First Baptist Church, introduced speakers from area churches. Among them, Rev. Zach Dillard of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church prayed for President Trump, national leaders and all servicemen and –women; Rev. Sam Fulmore of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church prayed for state...

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‘The six people … that nobody asked about’- Senate shines a light on ‘forgotten’ victims of 1970 Lamar rioting
May07
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