Hartsville passes budget, awards A-Tax monies
Jun19

Hartsville passes budget, awards A-Tax monies

Hartsville City Council held its regular monthly meeting on June 12 and formally adopted all 2018/19 fiscal year budgets, totaling nearly $20 million.

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DCSD Board approves $89 million dollar budget

By Melissa Rollins, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net The Darlington County Board of Education gave the final reading of the 2018-2019 budget during their June 11 meeting, passing it with little fanfare. The board has held several workshops over the last few months to go over the specifics of the budget with Chief Financial Officer Renee Douglas. The approved budget is $89.5 million for this coming year. The approval was unanimous with...

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Community Changers volunteers revamp Darlington House
Jun19

Community Changers volunteers revamp Darlington House

A team of youth volunteers worked with skilled adult supervisors to renew the appearance of a Darlington home last week. Through the Community Changers program, staged each summer by the Welsh Neck Baptist Association and hosted at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, teen volunteers from churches around the state visit Darlington County for two weeks and take on a variety of home improvement projects to help sick, elderly, and...

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Miss Liz writes her next chapter
Jun19

Miss Liz writes her next chapter

The summer reading program has kicked off for the Darlington County Library System.

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Lamar sees expanded summer recreation

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net At their June 11 regular meeting, members of Lamar Town Council received an update on activities and plans from Chris Weaver, director of Lamar Area Recreation for the Darlington County Parks and Recreation Department. Weaver said that the Dixie Youth Baseball program had 134 kids this year, which is a slight increase over the previous season when about 125 kids played in the...

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Francis Marion grows downtown Florence presence with new acquisition

Francis Marion University’s already significant presence in downtown Florence is set to grow again. The City of Florence recently transferred ownership of the LS Rainwater Building at 142 North Dargan Street to the FMU Educational Foundation. FMU will begin work to transform the three-story structure into the new home of the Francis Marion University Kelley Center for Enterprise and Innovation and a first-floor art gallery, to be...

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