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DCSD hires Business Engagement Coordinator

The Darlington County School District (DCSD) has announced its hire of Shannon Flowers as its new business engagement coordinator.

Hartsville City Council members honor Barbara Carraway’s contributions

Hartsville City Council members have presented a proclamation to resident Barbara Carraway honoring her contributions to the area.

New gym for the mind and body

“We basically study the kid,” says Jermichael Wright, who runs the new GBMS Sport Complex gym in Florence.

Hemingway Nursery offers more than Just Daylilies

The Darlington Garden Club spent many hours in the summer of 2020 planting the median on Main Street, which is one of the first things motorists see when coming into Darlington from Florence.

Kiwanis hosts Pancake Supper

The Darlington Kiwanis Club held its annual Pancake Supper on Friday, October 22nd, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington.

Hope for Society Hill

My name is Dwayne Aaron Duke Sr. I am running for Mayor of Society Hill on November 2nd, 2021.

Darlington’s Rose Garden replanted

Darlington’s Rose Garden is being replanted with knockout roses to restore a place of relaxation and repose.

Hartsville High School holds Homecoming

Friday, October 22nd, Hartsville High School held their 2021 Homecoming ceremony during halftime of the Hartsville-Wilson football game in Hartsville.

Man shot inside car at Hartsville intersection

The Hartsville Police Department was investigating a Thursday incident in which a man inside a car was wounded at Fourth Street and Hartsville Crossing Boulevard, officials said.

Hartsville Chamber hosts ‘Taste of Hartsville’

Hundreds turned out Oct. 21 at the Hartsville Country Club for the annual Taste of Hartsville, sponsored by the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce and presented by Indigo Salon and Spa.

New gym for the mind and body

“We basically study the kid,” says Jermichael Wright, who runs the new GBMS Sport Complex gym in Florence.

Carson-Newman defeats Coker in men’s soccer

Coker University men’s soccer fell at Carson-Newman on Saturday by a score of 3-1.

Trinity Collegiate Cross Country Team named Regional Champions

Trinity Collegiate’s Cross Country team are now Regional Champions.

Darlington High School Lady Falcons hold Senior Night

Tuesday, October 19th the Darlington High School Lady Falcons Tennis team held their Senior Night to honor all the seniors on the team.

Hartsville defeats Wilson 28-14 in Oct. 22 Homecoming game

Friday, October 22nd, the Hartsville Redfoxes took on the Wilson tigers in a football skirmish in Hartsville for the 2021 homecoming game.

Hartsville High School holds Homecoming

Friday, October 22nd, Hartsville High School held their 2021 Homecoming ceremony during halftime of the Hartsville-Wilson football game in Hartsville.

Trinity Collegiate hires new basketball coach

Trinity Collegiate School welcomes a new director of athletic communications and head JV basketball coach.

Trinity Collegiate holds 2021 Homecoming ceremony

Friday, October 15th, Trinity Collegiate held its 2021 Homecoming ceremony during halftime of their football game against Heathwood Hall.

Trinity victorious 52-21 in Homecoming Game

Friday, October 15th the Trinity Titans defeated the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders 52 – 21 in a varsity football skirmish in Darlington for the homecoming game.

Lamar Defeats Lewisville 48-8

On Friday, October 8th the Lamar Silver Foxes defeated Lewisville 48 – 8 in a varsity football skirmish in Richburg.

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...

Lawson-Sharp engagement

Mr. and Mrs. James Hemphill Lawson of Darlington, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Hamphill Lawson, of Charleston to Madison Drummond Sharp of Charleston, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Drummond Sharp III of Rock Hill, SC.

A hunt to be thankful for

Thanksgiving week marks the beginning of duck season, turning the rivers of the Pee Dee region into a battle ground.

Linda Weatherford Gregory

Linda Weatherford Gregory, age 73, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Geraldine Jordan Moody

Geraldine Jordan Moody, wife of the late James Maxie Moody of Darlington, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Cecil Weaver Sr.

Cecil L. Weaver, Sr. age 88 passed away Monday, September 27,2021 at his residence.

Lawrence Gandy

Lawrence “Bee” Gandy, age 73, died Monday, September 27, 2021 in a local hospital.

James Newton Goodson Jr.

James Newton Goodson, Jr. (72) went home to his Lord, surrounded by his family, on September 29, 2021, after an illness.


We are sad to announce the following deaths:

Kent Britt

Steven Kent Britt, age 64, died Monday, September 20, 2021.

Betsy Triplett

Betsy Ann Jordan Triplett, 96, died peacefully at the Methodist Manor on September 23, 2021.

Jane Morris Pipkin

Jane Morris Pipkin, age 78, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Robert “Robbie” Morgan, Jr.

SGM Robert “Robbie” English Morgan, Jr., age 70, formerly from Darlington, SC, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021.

I’m back in time for the Full Moon

By popular request I’m back!

Remembering the bright star over Roanoke

Back in the late 1980s and early ’90s, I’d leave on a Friday afternoon and head for the mountains, the Blue Ridge species.

A vacation in the mountains? It’s like winning the lottery

It has been several years since I took a vacation and spent some time “away from the world.”

Decisions determine our destiny

For those who occasionally think about how to maintain and increase the spiritual aspects of your life, we must consider that our decisions are directly associated with accomplishing our destiny.

Taxes: Why we hate them, why we need them

By Stephan Drew ads@newsandpress.net “We contend that for a nation to...

Remembering the life of Brit, my last dog

Should you walk our family land in eastern Georgia, you’ll come across several cemeteries.

The most wonderful time of the year

Well, it is almost fall and this is my favorite time of year! From now until it starts getting warmer again (usually May or June) this is the season I live for.

Gators? ‘The mouth is the first thing you get under control’

Like a lot of eastern Georgians I grew up with no contact with gators.

Learning the history of the things you love

I really love Asian food. I have been enjoying it for decades and just can’t get enough.

Christians are called to live in God’s way

Everyone wants a Savior, especially if it’s free.


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...


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