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Annual Turkey Giveaway held

On Tuesday, November 22nd, a large crowd gathered on the Public Square in Darlington for the Annual Turkey Giveaway.

Dr. Mary Ellen Helms Howell

Dr. Mary Ellen Helms Howell passed away on Monday November 21st, 2022.

Steven “Ratt” Bradley Raths

Steven “Ratt” Bradley Raths, age 54, passed away on November 10, 2022.

DEATH NOTICE

Ms. Morgan Goodall-Scott passed on Thursday, November 24th.

Darlington holds 40th Annual Carol Lighting

The 40th Annual Darlington Carol Lighting will be held on Sunday, December 4th at the Darlington Court House Square.

Crosby’s book outlines her struggle

Linda Crosby and her husband, Roy, have written a book which chronicles her struggle after a tragic accident.

Boone wins competition

Aanuke Mounahbi (Boone) was the first-place winner of the 25-mile American Endurance Ride Conference, Sandhills Stampede, endurance event held at Sugarloaf Mt. in Patrick S.C. on October 29.

Central Baptist holds Thanksgiving Program

The children of Central Baptist Church in Darlington, presented their Annual Thanksgiving Program on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Beasley speaks at Thanksgiving service

Former Governor David Beasley gave an inspirational speech during the 5th Annual Society Hill Connunity Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 23rd at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill.

Thinking about time

You know the song. “Time Is On My Side.” The Rolling Stones released it in 1964.

Boone wins competition

Aanuke Mounahbi (Boone) was the first-place winner of the 25-mile American Endurance Ride Conference, Sandhills Stampede, endurance event held at Sugarloaf Mt. in Patrick S.C. on October 29.

Trinity Collegiate welcomes 2 new volleyball coaches

Trinity Collegiate School has announced that they’ve hired two new volleyball coaches – one for the Varsity and one for Junior Varsity.

Lamar ends season short of state championship

A State Championship is a goal for any High School sports team and Lamar is no exception, especially when the Silver Foxes have won as many titles as they have in their illustrious career. 

Two DHS student athletes sign with FD Tech

Darlington High School student athletes Katelyn Church and Shemar Sines signed to play ball at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

The Great Cycle Challenge

Hartsville City Councilmember Kenzie Pete Delaine has been riding in the Great Cycle Challenge for 3 years now and he’s doing pretty well. Out of 33,664 riders this year, Delaine placed at #166.

Three Trinity Collegiate student athletes sign college contracts

Three student athletes from Trinity Collegiate School have signed athletic agreements with Francis Marion University, the College of Charleston and Applachian State University.

Lamar Silver Foxes advance in the playoffs

By:  Don Gearhart The Baptist Hill Bobcats, sporting an 8-2 record, made...

Hartsville Middle volleyball clinches sixth consecutive conference title

For the sixth consecutive season, the Hartsville Middle School (HMS) volleyball team finished first in the Pee Dee Conference. The team finished with an 11-1 record and also won its conference tournament.

Darlington Raceway hosts ‘Track Laps for Charity’ benefitting Toys for Tots

For $20 or Unwrapped Toy Fans Can Drive Their Personal Vehicles Around the...

Hartsville victorious in Playoffs opener

The South Carolina High School Playoffs commenced at Coach Billy Seigler Fields and Kellytown Stadium with the host Hartsville Red Foxes facing off against the Lucy Beckham Bengals.

Annual Turkey Giveaway held

On Tuesday, November 22nd, a large crowd gathered on the Public Square in Darlington for the Annual Turkey Giveaway.

Crosby’s book outlines her struggle

Linda Crosby and her husband, Roy, have written a book which chronicles her struggle after a tragic accident.

South Carolinians wait to turn on heaters

One in five South Carolinians will wait until January 17th before warming their homes. 

Grand Old Post Office gives thanks

The Grand Old Post Office Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported them and helped to make its success a reality.

West Hartsville Baptist holds Christmas Concert

On December 6th, at 7:00 p.m., The Hartsville Community Choir, directed by James Beaumier and accompanied by the Long Bay Symphony, will present their annual Christmas Concert featuring the Hartsville Children’s Chorale, directed by Mary Elise Wallace. 

Lamar continues Sesquicentennial events

The Town of Lamar held its November Sesquicentennial event on Thursday the 17th in the Lamar Library.

Society Hill council updates policies, discusses new equipment and repairs

Many subjects were on the table during the November 7th meeting of the Society Hill Town Council but, equipment upgrades, repairs to the town and law enforcement policies were the main topic of discussion.

Hartsville City Council peppered with questions and complaints

During its November 7th meeting, Hartsville City Council faced a barrage of question and complaints regarding the poor conditions and disrepair on McLeod Road.

Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., celebrates 80 years of continued progress

Jordan Funeral Home is turning over a new leaf with their new manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Elder Sedale J. Green, M.Div.

Grand Old Post Office hosts BAAD Relavent Mural competition

A capacity crowd packed the Grand Old Post Office on Wednesday, November 16th to “Engage and Embrace AfriCOBRA Artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson”, part of the 2022 Mayo Shine BAAD Relavent Mural Competition.

Dr. Mary Ellen Helms Howell

Dr. Mary Ellen Helms Howell passed away on Monday November 21st, 2022.

Steven “Ratt” Bradley Raths

Steven “Ratt” Bradley Raths, age 54, passed away on November 10, 2022.

DEATH NOTICE

Ms. Morgan Goodall-Scott passed on Thursday, November 24th.

An extraordinary life well lived

During the course of our lifetimes, we meet quite a few memorable people. If we’re lucky enough, we also meet one or two unforgettable ones along the way.

“Mama” Mary Eva Edwards Coward 

Mrs. “Mama” Mary Eva Edwards Coward, age 75, entered her Heavenly Home on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 1:55 p.m. while at the McLeod Hospice House surrounded by her five sons.

Llewellyn Fields Hart

Llewellyn Fields Hart received the warm, eternal embrace of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 27, when she passed peacefully in her home.

William Henry Caulder

It is with great sadness that the family of William Henry Caulder, age 88 of Darlington and Columbia announces his passing.

James Edward ‘Cousy’ Thomas, Sr.

Rego Park, NY – James Edward ‘Cousy’ Thomas, Sr. was born in Darlington, SC to the late Willie Thomas and Cleola Sawyer Thomas.

Marjorie Ann Mitchell Sansbury

Marjorie Ann Mitchell Sansbury, 90, of Florence, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Eleanor Irby Haynes

We are sad to announce that, on September 28, 2022, we had to say goodbye to Eleanor Irby Haynes of Darlington, South Carolina.

Thinking about time

You know the song. “Time Is On My Side.” The Rolling Stones released it in 1964.

Pancho Villa’s Fighting South Carolina Gamecocks

I’ll file this column under the category, Fowl History.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for Nativity help

Thanks, Darlington, for your help with the Nativity on Main Street.

The warm memories of Thanksgiving

Well, the Holiday Season is upon us. I don’t know what memories you recall when you hear the word “Thanksgiving” but, I know I have fond recollections of many happy family gatherings.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: World wants you dead, God wants you alive

There is an old saying, “The world wants you dead but, God wants you alive.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is everybody fed up yet?

Are any of the readers of the News & Press as fed up with calls from telemarketers as I am?

Memories of Childhood: The Forsaken Land

Kudzu covered its outbuildings. The farm was lonesome so I turned around and stopped to visit it.

Memories: The Colors Of Childhood

I haven’t seen the old homeplace in a while. Not my homeplace, mind you, my childhood friend’s.

The long road to our Nov. 11 Veterans Day tradition

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and this particular holiday has a very interesting history.

The Bygone Era of Refinement

Previous eras impress me. When I tour historic homes, for instance, the refined lifestyle their owners enjoyed stands in marked contrast to lifestyles today.

Annual Turkey Giveaway held

On Tuesday, November 22nd, a large crowd gathered on the Public Square in Darlington for the Annual Turkey Giveaway.

Darlington holds 40th Annual Carol Lighting

The 40th Annual Darlington Carol Lighting will be held on Sunday, December 4th at the Darlington Court House Square.

Central Baptist holds Thanksgiving Program

The children of Central Baptist Church in Darlington, presented their Annual Thanksgiving Program on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Beasley speaks at Thanksgiving service

Former Governor David Beasley gave an inspirational speech during the 5th Annual Society Hill Connunity Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 23rd at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill.

BACKYARD STARGAZER: December sky holds many treats

A holiday treat during December as the Moon, Mercury, and Venus gather on Christmas Eve.

DHEC provides flu data, virus monitoring

As part of statewide monitoring of one of the most active influenza (flu) seasons in recent years, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has begun tracking flu vaccination numbers and will provide those numbers every two weeks.

Give magic with USPS Operation Santa

The season of giving is here, and the Postal Service is putting out the call for kind-hearted, generous people across the country to sign up to adopt letters to Santa.

Fatal collision in Darlington County

A collision between a truck and an automobile claimed the life of a Florence man.

Red Cross assisting Darlington family after fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Davis Street in Lamar, was damaged by a fire this afternoon.

Darlington holds Christmas Parade

The City of Darlington is pleased to inform everyone that the Darlington Rescue Squad will again sponsor the Annual Darlington Rescue Squad Christmas Parade.

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