Moore named 2017-2018 Senior Agent
Feb20

Moore named 2017-2018 Senior Agent

The South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters (SCAHU) has awarded Rookie Moore the Senior Agent of the Year Award for 2017-2018. The award was given at the award banquet for the association at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at USC. Rookie has been in the insurance business for 38 years. He served as President of t he SCAHU 2007-2008. He was responsible for initiating the Grand Strand Pee Dee Association of Health...

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Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct arrest

On February 11, 2018 Raymond Charles Lowery-Kris age 20 was arrested by the Darlington Police Department for Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. The subject allegedly committed a sexual battery on a 12-year-old female. The incident is still under investigation.  

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Darlington County School District announces finalists for superintendency
Feb14

Darlington County School District announces finalists for superintendency

The Darlington County Board of Education has named four finalists for district superintendent. Working with search consultant and former superintendent Dr. Rainey Knight, the board evaluated 25 applicants and interviewed nine before narrowing the search to the finalists. The four are (alphabetically) Dr. Chandar Anderson, Chesterfield County School District (South Carolina); Dr. Donna Hargens, Jefferson County Public Schools...

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Society Hill experiencing ‘cash-flow situation’

According to Mayor Tommy Bradshaw, Society Hill is in financial trouble. Bradshaw shared the news Tuesday night at the monthly town council meeting after councilwoman Deborah Harrell asked him to explain the meeting minutes from a called meeting January 25. Harrell was absent from the meeting due to an illness.

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McLeod Hospice offers training for volunteers

McLeod Hospice is offering a new “Hospice Volunteering 101” class for persons interested in helping Hospice patients or assisting the Hospice support staff. The volunteer training program will be held on February 24, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the McLeod Hospice House, at 1203 E. Cheves Street in Florence. Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. Volunteers may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide...

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County hears public opinions on courthouse future
Feb13

County hears public opinions on courthouse future

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net At their February 5 regular meeting, Darlington County Council heard the results of several listening sessions held last fall to garner public input on the future of the County Courthouse. The resulting consensus, according to session facilitator Charles Weathers, was that “leaving the courthouse as it is, is definitely not an option.” Weathers and his associates from The...

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