Hundreds of unfinished paving projects in S.C. despite huge gas-tax-hike surplus

Although nearly $1 billion has been collected since the state gas-tax-hike law went into effect more than two years ago, the S.C. Department of Transportation has completed less than 20 percent of identified paving projects statewide with those funds, newly released agency records show.

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Four HHS student-athletes sign letters of intent
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Four HHS student-athletes sign letters of intent

Four student-athletes from Hartsville High School will play collegiate athletics next season after signing letters of intent last Wednesday. The signing ceremony took place inside of the Hartsville High Arena in front of the school’s student body, administration, family and coaches. Kevon Haigler signed with Appalachian State University to play football. Justin Abraham will play football for Georgia State University. Eric Brown Jr....

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Armed, masked men rob Waffle House

Two armed, masked men robbed the Waffle House on Highway 52 in Darlington early Sunday, police said. At about 3 a.m., the men entered the business and demanded money from the employees, said Darlington Police Department Capt. Kimberly Nelson. Surveillance video showed at least two customers sitting at the counter when the robbers entered. No one was hurt, Nelson said. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Darlington...

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DCIT gets resource officer
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DCIT gets resource officer

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the assignment of a deputy to serve as school resource officer for the Darlington County Institute of Technology. Previously, DCIT did not have an SRO designated to it and shared one with Darlington Middle School. Deputy Matt Walters has been assigned to DCIT. Walters has over 19 years of law enforcement experience. Most recently, Walters served as a corporal in the Patrol Division...

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Teacher accused of sex with student

An employee of the Darlington County School District has been arrested and is being accused of engaging in “an inappropriate relationship” with a high-school student, the school district said Monday morning.

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MLK Day march planned in Lamar

The annual march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day is planned in Lamar for Jan. 20. The march will begin at 9 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 205 West Pearl St., Lamar. Keynote speaker is the Honorable Cheveron Scott. The event is open to the public. In the event of inclement weather the march will be canceled. For more information call Tim Dargan, 843-861-5682.

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