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Keeping a Southern Tradition alive

In the heart of Darlington, South Carolina, a revival of a centuries-old tradition is taking place, thanks to the skilled hands of Jammie Harris, son of Ray and Vi Harris.

Local man arrested after road rage incident

A Darlington County man is facing serious charges following a road rage incident involving his uncle.

Hartsville Police warn of risky social media trend

The Hartsville Police Department has issued a warning following several incidents related to a risky social media trend known as the “Splat Gun Challenge.”

Hartsville Police seek Butler Academy teacher

The Hartsville Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Gilbert Burgess, a teacher at Butler Academy, based on allegations of inappropriate contact with a minor.

Council on Aging offers free Food Coupons to Seniors

The Darlington County Council on Aging will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.

McLeod Health Pres. Donna Isgett gives Commencement Address, receives Honorary Doctorate

On Friday, May 3, 2024, Donna Isgett, President and CEO of McLeod Health, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Francis Marion University (FMU).

DCSD opens Registration for 2024-2025 School year

Registration for new and returning students for the 2024-25 school year opened on Monday, May 6, according to the Darlington County School District (DCSD).

Arrest made in Hartsville shooting

On Wednesday, May 1st, Deputies responded to the scene of a deadly shooting on Johnson St. in the Hartsville area of Darlington County where a female victim had been shot and was deceased.

Wednesday night shooting ends in fatality

A shooting in the Hartsville area, as reported by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, has tragically resulted in a fatality.

DCSO seeks help locating break-in suspect

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) seeks the public’s help in finding a suspect involved in a break-in at Mr. B’s in Lydia.

Keep up with Spring Softball and Baseball!

The Spring Sports Season may have already started, and the early games have been very exciting, but it’s not over!

Darlington Raceway’s Track Laps for Charity rescheduled

Darlington Raceway has postponed this Saturday’s Track Laps for Charity due to potential inclement weather. The event benefitting Darlington Shares and the Child and Family Resource Foundation has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Trinity students sign to play sports

Trinity Collegiate is proud to announce the signing of two outstanding student-athletes, Courtlyn Brunson and Reese Paison, to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

School Sports events

Many school sports events occurred last week. These are pictures from some of them.

Hartsville Girls come up short for Region Championship

With the Region 6 championship and No. 1 seed on the line, the Hartsville Lady Red Foxes invaded the raucous house of the Tigers to face Wilson. 

DHS students sign to play sports

On Wednesday morning, February 7th, three Darlington High School student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play college sports.

Coker University opens Garrett Bakhsh Fan Den

Coker University is proud to announce the grand opening of the Garrett Bakhsh fan den on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m. on the Coker Athletic Fields.

Racing Legend Cale Yarborough dies

NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough has died, officials said Sunday, December 31st. He was 84.

Genesis Healthcare sponsors Sports Coverage

The Sports coverage in the Darlington County News & Press is sponsored by Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Keeping a Southern Tradition alive

In the heart of Darlington, South Carolina, a revival of a centuries-old tradition is taking place, thanks to the skilled hands of Jammie Harris, son of Ray and Vi Harris.

Hartsville Police warn of risky social media trend

The Hartsville Police Department has issued a warning following several incidents related to a risky social media trend known as the “Splat Gun Challenge.”

Council on Aging offers free Food Coupons to Seniors

The Darlington County Council on Aging will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.

Sad day for Darlington County: Ruth’s Drive-In closing!

In the heart of Hartsville, South Carolina, a local icon is bidding farewell after 79 years of service. Ruth’s Drive-In, located at 659 West Carolina Avenue, has been a cherished tradition since its humble beginnings in 1945.

Carolina Pines Medical Group opens new multi-specialty facility in Pageland

Carolina Pines Medical Group (CPMG), the multi-specialty physician practice affiliated with Carolina Regional Medical Center (CPRMC), celebrated a significant milestone today, with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new multispecialty facility in Pageland.

Genesis Healthcare promotes heart health during Heart Month and beyond

February marked American Heart Month, and across South Carolina, Genesis Healthcare has championed the cause of heart health through community partnerships and initiatives. 

Community CPR Training to be held in Darlington

A Community CPR Training class will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, located at 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Delta Sigma Theta goes Red in Hartsville

The Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a significant impact on the community with their 2024 Go Red event, “Stepping into Good Health,” held on Saturday, February 10th, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Rep. Fry, others sponsor Trafficking Survivors Relief Act

Recently, Representatives Russell Fry (SC-07), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Robert Garcia (D-CA) introduced the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act.

Joann Anderson

Joann Anderson  passed away at MUSC in Florence on August 28, 2023, from cardiac arrest.

Vernita Nicole Wingate

Vernita Nicole Wingate was born October 20, 1977 on Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan.

Taylor Madison Britt

Taylor Madison Britt, 16, of Darlington died Saturday, September 30, 2023.

OBITUARY: Emma Louise Coggeshall Donald

Emma Louise “Emmy Lou” Coggeshall Donald passed away Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Finley Ann Stith James

Finley Ann Stith James of Darlington, South Carolina passed away Thursday, July 20, 2023.

JoAnn Buie Stephens McKnight

JoAnn Buie Stephens McKnight,85, of Darlington went home to the Lord on Monday June 19, 2023. 

Johnnie Scott Jeffords Jr.

Graveside services for Johnie Scott Jeffords Jr.,  were held on   Friday, June 16, 2023 at Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington at 10:30 a.m. directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Helen Wiggins Coker

Helen Wiggins Coker, age 76, passed away on June 12, 2023 at her residence.

Janie Marie “Dinah” Smith

Janie Marie “Dinah” Smith aged 85, passed away after a long illness on May 3, 2023, at King’s Grant Retirement Community in Martinsville, Virginia.

Rev. Randal Jeb “R.J.” Lambert

Reverend Randall Jeb (R. J.) Lambert, 95, died peacefully at McLeod...

A near disaster in Darlington

“Gray skies, rain falling, a September Gale,” the people said. It happened every year at this time. Folks in the village were prepared.

Have fireflies left us?

Among sedges and along tree lines, across lawns and fields they’ll soon cease blinking.

Glancing at leaves

This time of year I catch myself glancing at leaves. On walks through woods and bike rides along trails, I see the occasional red leaf. I glance again and see a few more leaves turning crimson. Soon red outnumbers green. Autumn’s nigh. 

LETTER TO EDITOR — Reader remembers Purple Heart vets

Dear Editor,

Thank you for the stories of the fine men who received the Purple Heart while protecting us during their military service.

LETTER TO EDITOR — Reader says “Stop the calls!”

Dear Editor,

This is a letter to Senators Graham and Scott and all of our representatives to Washington.

Learning along the Estuary

The children of Sandy Island board a school bus boat for an eight-minute journey across the Waccamaw River to the mainland.

The Miraculous Green Lizard

We call it a lizard, except it’s not. It’s an anole, and it can re-grow its tail, “regenerate” in the words of scientists.

The Darlington I Like to Remember: #2 Looking Back – The Town Square

Which is correct – Uptown, downtown, or across town?

Waterfall Country

Several hikes proved easy. One proved tougher than nails.

The illusion: Looking young forever

Late, late afternoon it was. She walked into the restaurant and lit it up.

McLeod Health Pres. Donna Isgett gives Commencement Address, receives Honorary Doctorate

On Friday, May 3, 2024, Donna Isgett, President and CEO of McLeod Health, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Francis Marion University (FMU).

DCSD opens Registration for 2024-2025 School year

Registration for new and returning students for the 2024-25 school year opened on Monday, May 6, according to the Darlington County School District (DCSD).

Sad day for Darlington County: Ruth’s Drive-In closing!

In the heart of Hartsville, South Carolina, a local icon is bidding farewell after 79 years of service. Ruth’s Drive-In, located at 659 West Carolina Avenue, has been a cherished tradition since its humble beginnings in 1945.

Sheriff’s Dept. holds Junior Leadership Academy 2024

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Department will be holding a Darlington County Junior Leadership Academy 2024 every Wednesday from April 10th through May 1st.

Carolina Pines Medical Group opens new multi-specialty facility in Pageland

Carolina Pines Medical Group (CPMG), the multi-specialty physician practice affiliated with Carolina Regional Medical Center (CPRMC), celebrated a significant milestone today, with the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new multispecialty facility in Pageland.

Keep up with Spring Softball and Baseball!

The Spring Sports Season may have already started, and the early games have been very exciting, but it’s not over!

Darlington Raceway’s Track Laps for Charity rescheduled

Darlington Raceway has postponed this Saturday’s Track Laps for Charity due to potential inclement weather. The event benefitting Darlington Shares and the Child and Family Resource Foundation has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Community CPR Training to be held in Darlington

A Community CPR Training class will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, located at 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Darlington Polling Precinct Changes

All residents of Darlington #5 precinct who normally vote at Mayo High School!

Your polling location is moving to the Darlington County Intervention School at 100 Magnolia Street in Darlington for the Presidential Primary only.

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