Man held in Darlington shooting

A man was being held in the Darlington County jail after a shooting Saturday night in Darlington, police said. About 10:02 p.m., the Darlington Police Department responded to a call of a shot fired on Tedder Street and Pearl Street. When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Arrested in the case was Deshawn Mautese Goins, 28. He was transported to the W. Glenn...

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Pets of the Week
Feb18

Pets of the Week

Perfect little pup! Beauty is a delight! This bouncy, friendly, social little lady is ready to jump paws first into her next new adventure. So very playful and happy, she had a blast activating toys in our exercise area and then when we added a couple of other dogs for her to play with, well, that was just the bomb! Cute as a button, Beauty nicely works crowds of peeps and other dogs and made everyone’s tail wag! Female; lab;...

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Police seek information on suspect

The Darlington Police Department needs the public’s help in locating Kenneth B. Turner, 35. Turner is wanted for allegedly stealing a 2013 red Chevy Impala Jan. 25 from 1504 S. Main St., Cruisers Gas Station, in Darlington. The department is asking anyone with any information about his location to contact them at 843-398-4026.

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Public agencies spending thousands to influence lawmakers, state officials

By Rick Brundrett The Nerve Last year, local municipalities, fire and other special purpose districts, public colleges and at least three state agencies collectively spent more than $1.4 million on lobbying the S.C. legislative and executive branches, State Ethics Commission records show. The total grows to at least $2.9 million if other state-created or state-owned agencies, organizations that cater to local governments or public...

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Ferris wheel continues  to spin to new heights
Feb18

Ferris wheel continues to spin to new heights

In the late 1800s, few may have imagined that a civil engineer specializing in bridges and other steel designs would help revolutionize not only the skyline of carnivals and fairs, but summertime entertainment as one knew it. George Washington Ferris, Jr., was not a household name before 1893, but he certainly was afterward. After the Eiffel Tower stretched into the sky for the 1889 World’s Fair, officials in Chicago, which would be...

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Board follows public’s picks in naming 2 schools

By Bobby Bryant, Editor editor@newsandpress.net In a matter of minutes last week, the Darlington County school board nailed down the names for two new elementary schools being built in Hartsville and Lamar. The Hartsville school will be called Bay Road Elementary; the Lamar school, Lamar-Spaulding Elementary. Without debate, the board followed the wishes of the public – those names led the list when the community cast votes on naming...

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