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Hartsville gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the March 25 armed robbery of a gas station in the Hartsville area.

Lamar lottery ticket wins $30,000 for “out-of-towner”

She came to Lamar to visit relatives, and she left $30,000 richer.

5,000 return to Raceway for 2nd COVID-19 vaccination

Nearly 5,000 of the 5,400 people who got COVID vaccination shots March 5 at Darlington Raceway returned April 1 for their second and final injection.

Hartsville Police Department assisted Hartsville Fire Department March 26

The Hartsville Police Department assisted the Hartsville Fire Department March 26 in dealing with this structure fire on Tillotson Avenue.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanking our local health care

Thanks to: Genesis Health Care Inc. Carolinas Centers for Sight, Florence...

Florence-Darlington Technical College returns to normal operations for Summer 2021

Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) will offer more face-to-face classes and on-campus events beginning with the Summer 2021 semester.

Pee Dee shares in Duke grants

Duke Energy has announced the recipients of $375,000 in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to South Carolina organizations that will fund tutoring and reading programs in underserved and minority communities to combat learning gaps created by the pandemic.

Darlington County First Steps receives $57,500 grant from Duke Endowment

Darlington County First Steps has received a $57,500 grant from The Duke Endowment to support our neediest families in Darlington County. Darlington County First Steps took a close look at the needs presented by families served since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and identified critical areas including: physical health, mental health, and concrete supports.

Carolina Pines celebrates Mincheff’s retirement

On March 31, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville hosted a retirement party on the hospital’s campus for Dr. Thomas Mincheff, general surgeon. Mincheff has been affiliated with Carolina Pines, formerly Bylery Hospital, for 28 years.

McLeod has new emergency facilities

McLeod employees were invited to tour the new emergency areas on Thursday, March 25.

Coker falls to Catawba in men’s, women’s soccer

The Coker University men’s soccer team dropped its match to the Catawba College Indians by a score of 2-1 April 1.

DDRA gears up for annual golf tournament April 14

The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is looking for teams to play in its Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 14, at Darlington Country Club.

Darlington defeats Wilson 13-0

The Darlington Falcons defeated the Wilson Tigers 13-0 in varsity softball action, Thursday, April 1st, in Florence for the home conference game.

Lady Silver Foxes fall to Wild Gators 11-5

The Lady Silver Foxes of Lamar High School hosted region powerhouse, the Lady Wild Gators of Lake View High School, Friday night, April 2.

Silver Foxes Baseball Team Falls to Wild Gators 6-0

The Silver Foxes of Lamar High School hosted region foe The Wild Gators of Lake View High School Friday, April 2.


I began early Saturday morning listening to gobblers roosting in the tree line all around me. I called every now and then hoping one would eventually approach to examine my decoys.

Raceway, company partner on Camping World Truck Series

Darlington Raceway and The 4Less Group announce a partnership on the entitlement of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Triple Truck Challenge race on May 7.

Darlington High assistant AD, boys’ basketball coach Heilbronn resigns

Darlington High School (DHS) boys’ basketball head coach Anthony Heilbronn has announced his resignation.

Myrtle Beach Seahawks defeat Darlington Falcons

The Darlington Falcon suffered a 9-1 loss against the Myrtle Beach Seahawks in a varsity Baseball scrimmage game played Thursday, March 25, in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway and Steakhouse Elite team up for Xfinity Series Race

Darlington Raceway and Steakhouse Elite announce a partnership on the entitlement of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on May 8.

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.

Hartsville plans safer Halloween activities

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.

First-responders grant toddler’s birthday wish

Hartsville-area resident Jensen, 4, only wanted one thing for his birthday.

Ervin and Reynolds engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shuman Ervin of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Dargan Ervin, to Brenton Allen Reynolds…

Trinity-Byrnes Class of 2020

Trinity-Byrnes 2020 Seniors gather for class picture.

Jack Edward Richardson

Jack Edward Richardson, 70, son of the late Sion “Red” Richardson and Essie G. Robinson, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Jan Lynn

Jan Thomas Lynn, 68, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, in a local hospital.

Samuel Leon Beckham Jr.

Samuel Leon Beckham Jr., “Sandy,” passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 25, 2021, at his home.

James E. Bird Jr.

James E. Bird Jr., fondly known as “Papa Jim,” passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the age of 83.

George W. Hutchinson

George W. Hutchinson Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Gordon L. McCaskill

Gordon L. McCaskill, 83, passed away Feb. 1, 2021, at his home in Darlington.

Younger B. “Dick” Dickerson

Younger Blanton “Dick” Dickerson passed away in peace at his home in Darlington on March 14, 2021, concluding a full and fulfilling life – marked by his love for his family, friends, the game of golf, and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Charles Douglas Mims

DARLINGTON — Charles Douglas Mims, 91, of Darlington died on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Donnie H. Outlaw Jr.

Donnie H. Outlaw Jr., 72, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021. A graveside service was held Friday, March 5, at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Virginia Broach

On Feb. 17, 2021, three days after turning 98, Virginia Frances Wilson Broach went to heaven.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Darlington: Remembering Sandy Beckham

Samuel “Sandy” Leon Beckham Jr. died suddenly March 24, and his funeral and the celebration of his life Sunday afternoon were a testimony to all the things that are wonderful about living in a small town.

Living on the West End: Worship time!

When my dad moved with his family to the mill village in Darlington in 1922, there were no churches on the mill village where he lived.

After a year of suffering, spring brings hope

I really do love this time of year! The grass and trees are green, the flowers are blooming and, everywhere, there is a sense of rebirth and renewal.

By the light of the silvery moon

Sunday night, the moon hung full and bright over treetops. Like some silver dollar hurled into the night she floated full and beautiful, though pollen gave it a gold cast.

How seashells came ashore at cemeteries

There it was. A grave covered in seashells.

The Depression in Darlington: Memories of hard times

The 1930s were trying years, not only in America, but around the world! Most of the world was trying to free itself from the stranglehold that the war had on them.

A chapel and a school: The historic Sweet Easy

Smith Chapel found me Sunday. Though it’s on Smith Chapel Road and sounds like a no-brainer, directions for my first attempt led me astray.

In our lives, foundations come first

As we go through life, we learn that everyone we meet has different experiences. Each person has their own ideas, dreams, expectations and priorities.

Living on the West End (Fires of March)

Ah, those merciless fires of March! They still burn inside the mind of this old writer, and the sounds of the March winds whistling through the treetops cause me to shiver.

Looking forward to a glorious reunion

I went for a quiet walk the other day, to relax and sort through my thoughts like the stacks of messages and notes on my desk.

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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