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MPD Electric Cooperative sharing success with groups in Darlington

MPD Electric Cooperative has delivered checks totaling $20,000 to four deserving organizations across the Pee Dee, including one in Darlington.

DCSD teacher among grads of SWU’s first Doctor of Education cohort

On Dec. 10, Southern Wesleyan University graduated its first Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) cohort, which includes a Darlington County School District teacher.

Flippin is newest Nuclear Plant Site vice president

Duke Energy’s Nicole Flippin has transitioned to the role of Robinson Nuclear Plant’s site vice president.

Fiber Industries adding 50 jobs in Darlington County

Fiber Industries, a leading American textiles manufacturer, last week announced plans to expand operations in Darlington County.

Hartsville Red Foxes dominate in Friday night’s basketball game

There wasn’t much dancing in the Hartsville gym after the Red Foxes escaped with a 64-62 victory over arch rival Darlington.

Darlington County man, woman are sentenced on 2020 drug charges

United States Attorney Corey F. Ellis announced that co-defendants Michael Anthony Dudley, 43, of Hartsville, and Lindsey Munn Butler, 36, of Lamar, were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.

Man killed in single-car crash

A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend, says Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.

Hartsville men sentenced to years in federal prison for drug conspiracy

United States Attorney Corey F. Ellis announced that five individuals were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty for their role in a drug conspiracy out of the Chesterfield County and Darlington County areas.

Society Hill Town Council members sworn in

On Jan. 11, Circuit Judge Paul Burch swore in the new members of Society Hill Town Council.

Malloy helps Darlington secure much needed funds

The City of Darlington held a news conference Jan. 4 to publicly thank Sen. Gerald Malloy for his aid in helping the city secure a total of $1.8 million in funding for improvements to the sewer system on the city’s south side.

Trinity Collegiate basketball excels academically

Trinity Collegiate School has a tradition of academic excellence with a 100 percent acceptance rate to a four-year college or university, offering 21 advanced placement courses and eight pre-advancement placement courses.

Darlington takes victory over Laurence Manning

The Darlington Falcons defeated Laurence Manning 45-25 in Monday’s basketball roundup in Manning.

Hartsville falls to Lake View

The Lake View Lady Wild Gators defeated the Hartsville Red Foxes 53-39.

Trinity defeats BFL Prep in Beach Ball Classic opener

On Dec. 27, the Trinity Collegiate boys’ basketball team took a 59-53 victory over BFL in Myrtle Beach.

Darlington teams win Falcon Holiday Classic

Despite being on holiday break, Darlington High School Falcon basketball was active on the court.

Falcons defeat South Florence 70-64

Darlington had an exciting game Friday night with a win in overtime against South Florence.

Hartsville High School athletes sign to play college sports

Four Hartsville High School student athletes last Wednesday signed to play for colleges.

Falcons fall to Bulldogs in basketball scrimmage

Saturday, December 4th, the Darlington Falcons lost 69 – 42 against the Marlboro Bulldogs in a basketball action in Darlington.

Coker women score South Atlantic Conference win

The Coker University women’s basketball team took down UVA Wise for a key South Atlantic Conference win on Saturday by a score of 75-70.

Trinity Collegiate School plays in SCISA

Team members from Trinity Collegiate School played in the SCISA North/South All-Star game at Heathwood Hall in Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 4th.

The Men’s Dance Club of Darlington holds 65th Annual Debutante Ball

The Men’s Dance Club of Darlington held its 65th Annual Winter Debutante Ball on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Darlington Country Club.

Letters to Santa

The Darlington County News & Press is pleased to publish these Letters...

In search of striper: The game is ever changing

This year’s striper migration got off to a rough start. Ryan Stephens and I started in March on the Congaree River and were beaten 2-7 by a 7-year-old girl on another boat.

POEM: The simple life

Staring at a blank page, trying to purge my thoughts, allowing me to se that which is not here.

Lawson, Sharp exchange vows

Kate Hemphill Lawson and Madison Drummond Sharp were united in marriage on May 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Darlington Presbyterian Church by The Reverends Kevin T. Cauley and Jonathan G. Garrett.

Bacchus, Byrd married at Furman University

Sharon B. Bacchus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Compton Bacchus of Darlington, was married to Jerome Byrd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Byrd of Nashville, Tennessee, on August 20, 2020 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

The adventures of LCJ: Shad fishing

I went to Charleston for the weekend to visit the South Eastern Wildlife Expo and stayed with Bo Hutchison (a friend from The Citadel) at his apartment.

BACKYARD STARGAZER: What to see in February’s cold, clear nights

It’s February, time to do some stargazing and look forward to spring!

Hunting the Outer Banks

An active day of duck hunting is an exciting experience regardless of the setting or the target species.

Goodson, Pond wed

Jordan Leigh Goodson and Ralph Benjamin Pond IV were united in marriage on...

Death Notices

Johnny Suggs, Sr., age 90, died Monday, January 10, 2022. Arrangements will...

Charlie Baldwin

Charles “Charlie” Reid Baldwin, Sr., age 87, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022.

James Roland “Jim” Robertson

James Roland “Jim” Robertson, 89, of Darlington died on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Elsie L. Drew

Elsie L. Drew, 81, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021 at McLeod Hospice House after an extended illness.

George Clark, Jr.

George “Junior” Erasmos Clark, Jr., age 79, died Saturday, December 25, 2021.

C. Gordon McBride

It is with deep sorrow that the McBride family announces the death of their beloved father, C Gordon McBride, 87, of Hartsville, SC.

William D. Coggeshall Sr.

William Dargan Coggeshall Sr. “Billy” age 78, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Christopher Eugene Rogers Jr.

Christopher Eugene “Gene” Rogers Jr., age 81, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.

Kenneth Eugene Shinn

Kenneth Eugene Shinn was born on June 20, 1955. He passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

Douglas Martin Byrd

Douglas Martin Byrd Sr., age 74, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

Noble ruins of the South: The U.S. 25 bridge

When man abandoned it, the traffic diverted west, and the forest began to claim it.

MLK Jr.: His legacy still lives on

In just a few days, we will celebrate the heroic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and will honor his legacy with events, parades and special services all over the country.

Welcome to 2022! New year, same problems

Well, 2022 is officially here and I hope and pray that it’s better than 2021.

Miss Lucy, my childhood legend

Small towns have that one eccentric person people long remember. Lincolnton, Ga., had Miss Lucy Glaze.

For the New Year, I’m making some changes

Well, Christmas is over and New Year’s is almost upon us.

Bitters: A history in life and literature

Among the dusty bottles and vase stand three alcoholic potions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘The spirit of the way Christmas used to be’

My daughter, Blaire, and I had to go to Sumter Street Grocery Store in Florence Dec. 17.

Remembering smokehouses: ‘The sweetest smoke’

I wrote about old hand-dug wells not long ago. Many old wells had a companion nearby, smokehouses.

A Christmas tragedy became a Christmas blessing

I’ve been thinking about bygone Christmases, historic and personal. We all have memories of holidays past – some good, some not so happy.

Those old hand-dug wells are still out there

Driving a country road, I passed an old well house. It didn’t look like a wishing well.


These are the known events that have been planned in Darlington County for the next few weeks:


These are the events happening locally now through November 23rd.




These are the local events occurring now through the end of October.

Students stage Red Ribbon march against drugs

Students at Hartsville’s Washington Street Elementary School took to...

Screen on the Green returns for 2018 season

Screen on the Green will launch May 26 with a showing of Top Gun in Burry...

“Taste of Christmas” coming November 2

  Want to whet your appetite for the holidays and help local children...


Events and Happenings from around Darlington County. Send us your events for...

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