Carolina Pines announces visitor restrictions during flu season

Due to a very aggressive flu season, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center announces several visitor restrictions to help prevent the spread of the illness in our facility. The flu and other contagious respiratory illnesses can unknowingly be transmitted for several days prior to the first symptoms appearing. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported 1292 influenza-associated hospitalizations and 24...

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Finalists named for Palmetto’s Finest Awards

COLUMBIA—Twelve South Carolina schools are finalists for the 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards after extensive evaluations by fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities, and school culture. Last fall, 27 South Carolina schools submitted a 20-page application and received an onsite examination...

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Homicide investigation update

Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the arrest of a second Darlington man Investigators allege was involved in a shooting death on Flat Creek Rd. in Darlington. According to Sheriff Chavis, patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence on Flat Creek Rd. at 11:30 p.m. on November 29, 2017. Patrol Deputies found one victim, identified by Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee as Larry Moody, 55, of Darlington. Sheriff’s...

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Darlington Police seek suspect

The Darlington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Sharina Dersteria Denise Pugh, age 31. Pugh is wanted for two counts of Financial Identity Fraud. The subject allegedly used the personal information of another to obtain car insurance and to open an account with an electrical service. The police department is asking you to contact the police department at 843-398-4026 if you know the location of the subject....

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New Lamar Mayor and council hold first meeting
Jan16

New Lamar Mayor and council hold first meeting

A crowd of fresh faces greeted guests at Lamar Town Council’s January 8 meeting, their first since the election of a new Mayor and three new Council members.

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Society Hill moves forward with Hazard Mitigation Plan
Jan16

Society Hill moves forward with Hazard Mitigation Plan

By Melissa Rollins, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net Society Hill is one step closer to being prepared for a disaster after making plans to adopt a resolution for a hazard mitigation strategy. Molly Odom, Emergency Management Coordinator for the Darlington County Emergency Services, spoke to council about the plan during the Jan. 9 town council meeting. “In 2002 the Disaster Mitigation Act was passed by the federal government, which is...

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