Johnny Davis would have turned 102 on January 15, and his family members were eagerly anticipating the annual birthday bash that brought many of his 13 children, over 50 grandkids, and 102 great-grandchildren to the family home in Lydia.
Society Hill Town Council last week passed a proclamation saluting Lamar native and Society Hill resident David Beasley for the Nobel Prize recently awarded to the hunger-fighting group he leads.
American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers were assisting a family whose home, located on Knollwood Drive in Hartsville, was damaged by a fire.
A 39-year-old Hartsville-area woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night on S.C. 151, authorities said.
Darlington County Education Superintendent Tim Newman is scheduled to speak (virtually) at the Jan. 21 online meeting of the Darlington County League of Women Voters.
Francis Marion University is continuing to buoy entrepreneurs of the Pee Dee through the business incubators at the Kelley Center for Economic Development, which recently reached an important milestone.
Francis Marion University was set to begin spring classes Jan. 19 with all COVID-19 protocols from the fall remaining in place.
Duke Energy has announced it has deposited $5 million into Optus Bank, a black-owned bank based in South Carolina, furthering the company’s support for diverse and minority-owned businesses, individuals and low income communities.
“Don’t believe the news.” “I don’t trust the media.” “I’m not going to look up anything. I have my opinion which is just as valid as yours.”
Through an array of state, federal and private partnerships, the Clemson Extension Agribusiness team has launched a comprehensive, one-stop shop to provide expertise in a variety of areas for South Carolina start-ups.
Coker University senior Emily Davis scored her 1,000th career point as Coker women’s basketball fell to Wingate Jan. 13 in South Atlantic Conference action by a score of 66-54.
Ashley Thornton has been hired as an assistant director of athletics media relations at Coker University, announces Director of Athletics Media Relations Jake Miller.
Coker University women’s soccer has added Heather Travis and Meaghan Puskar to its 2021 roster, announced by head coach Garrett Linquist.
Coker University men’s basketball fell at Wingate Jan. 13 in South Atlantic Conference action by a score of 86-74.
Former Hartsville High football standout Tiyon Evans will play for the University of Tennessee after getting attention at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
After starting out at Georgia Military College, former Hartsville High standout Rod Gattison will play football for Western Carolina University.
Dozens of players from the Pee Dee were chosen when the S.C. Football Coaches Association recently announced picks for All-State teams.
All sports at all Darlington County public schools will be suspended Dec. 21-Jan. 11 because of the COVID-19 threat, the county school board decided last week.
Two Lamar High School athletes last week signed to play for area colleges during ceremonies at the high school.
The Darlington varsity boys basketball team returned home on Thursday, December 3, with an 89 to 38 win over Lamar in Lamar.
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.
Thanksgiving week marks the beginning of duck season, turning the rivers of the Pee Dee region into a battle ground.
While COVID-19 has almost everyone wearing masks to dampen the spread of the virus, the pandemic has also dampened the Halloween spirit by forcing the cancellation of fun holiday events.
Hartsville-area resident Jensen, 4, only wanted one thing for his birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shuman Ervin of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Dargan Ervin, to Brenton Allen Reynolds…
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Raymond Franklin Jeffords Sr., “Pete,” 85, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at home with his loving family after a long battle with cancer.
Tony S. Anderson, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Clara Jane Crowley Crosby, 70, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Marion H. Wallace, 86, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.
Angela “Angie” Denise Elms Deas, 57, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
Lilabelle Weinberg Moody, 94, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Jan. 7, 2021.
Shirley Tolson Weatherford, 83, died on Christmas Eve morning at her residence.
William Christopher “Chris” Smith, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at his home.
Ouida Lawan Evans, 74, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.
Thomas Chatterton Coxe III, “Tommy” died peacefully on December 28, at the age of 90.
Moods are a very real part of our daily lives but also an area we need to discern carefully.
“Make some new friends, keep the old; one is silver, the other is gold.”
Late, late afternoon it was. She walked into the restaurant and lit it up.
The things we collect. When I am gone my daughters will think their dad was a bit touched.
I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday, but I must admit that it did not seem like a normal Christmas.
The year was 1949. I was seated in the registrar’s office at Emmanuel College. I was applying for admittance to the school under the G.I. Bill that was provided for veterans of World War II.
Once again, we have stressed with trying to figure out what to give people who already have everything they need.
As I write, it’s 38 degrees and rain is falling. We always seem to be just a few degrees away from snow.
At this time of year, our minds turn to Christmas, Santa Claus and snow.
There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.
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