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Trinity conducts book drive

The Trinity Collegiate School Key Club partnered with local nonprofit organization Pee Dee Book Project to conduct a book drive.

FMU lands $669,279 stormwater grant

Francis Marion has received a $699,279 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to assist in upgrading the stormwater drainage system on campus and to make FMU’s main campus more resilient in the face of future storms and floods.

Emmanuel Christian School’s Honor Rolls

Academic Honor Roll –A’s & B’s in second quarter Mrs. Cannon’s...

Butler Heritage Foundation awarded grant from S.C. Cancer Alliance

The Butler Heritage Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from the South Carolina Cancer Alliance to address colorectal cancer in the Butler Historic District of Hartsville.

Great deals!!!

Check the inserts in this week’s Darlington County News & Press for fantastic deals!!!

Second Dollar General robbed

For the second time in a four-day period, a Dollar General store in Darlington County was robbed last week.

Wounded man didn’t call 911

A man was being treated at an area hospital last week after being shot in the back in Darlington County, officials said.

Lamar man killed in shooting

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a fatal shooting Feb. 16 near Lamar.

Ex-county deputy charged with impersonation of officer

A former officer with the Lamar Police Department and the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges of impersonating an officer.

Man slain in shooting at Darlington parking lot

A man was killed Friday afternoon in a parking lot outside a small Darlington shopping plaza that houses Little Caesar’s pizza and other businesses.

Lady Wild Gators defeat Lady Silver Foxes

The Lake View Lady Wild Gators defeated the visiting Lamar Lady Silver Foxes 48-37 in varsity basketball action in Lake View on Friday, February 12.

Trinity’s Ellis signs with Limestone

Trinity Collegiate School last week launched Titans football player Cam Ellis into the world of college sports as he signed a letter of intent to play for Limestone University in Gaffney.

Cobras defeat Royals for conference win

The Coker University women’s basketball team took care of Queens (N.C.) Feb. 10 for a South Atlantic Conference win by a score of 69-61.

Hartsville men’s varsity basketball team defeats Myrtle Beach

The Hartsville varsity basketball team defeated the visiting Myrtle Beach team 71 to 46 in Hartsville on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Hartsville Varsity basketball team defeats Myrtle Beach

The Hartsville varsity basketball team defeated the visiting Myrtle Beach team 71 to 46 in Hartsville on Thursday, February 11.

Coker men’s tennis team falls to the College of Charleston

The Coker University men’s tennis team fell to Division I College of Charleston Feb. 9 by a score of 6-1.

Lamar Lady Silver Foxes defeat Johnsonville Lady Flashes

The Lamar Lady Silver Foxes handed the visiting Johnsonville Lady Flashes a 47 to 36 loss in varsity basketball action on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Lamar.

Darlington girls score victory over Hartsville

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Darlington girls’ varsity basketball team led by the new coach, Brad Knox, headed to Hartsville to play the Red Foxes led by Coach Justin Johnson for the final playoffs before the state finals.

Coker softball team splits doubleheader

The Coker University softball team split its doubleheader of the season against North Greenville University Feb. 8, winning the first game 6-3 and losing the second game 13-3 in six innings.

Knox named Darlington High School boys’ tennis head coach

Darlington High School (DHS) announced Bradley Knox will take over as head coach of the boys’ tennis team.

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.

Proper etiquette for graduation guests

Graduation ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of students who worked hard to earn their diplomas and degrees. As significant as these ceremonies can be, they also tend to be lengthy, which can make guests uncomfortable and antsy.

Perry Vance Whitt

Perry Vance Whitt, 91, of Darlington died on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at his home.

Joyce B. Dickerson

Joyce Bryant Dickerson, 82, of Darlington passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

Nivia Kirby

Nivia Sturkie Kirby, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in a local hospital.

Robert Alexander “Bob” Warr

LAMAR – Robert Alexander Warr, “Bob,” born Aug. 14, 1938, son of the late Osta Lee and Clarice Conner Warr, died Thursday, Feb. 4, after a brief illness.

Hazel Thompson

Hazel Buie Thompson, widow of Theo Robert Thompson, died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

Laura Howard

Laura Lambert Howard, 66, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at her residence.

Roosevelt Fox Jr.

The honorable past Potentate Roosevelt Fox Jr. born on 9/19/1942 to Alice...

Joseph Stewart “JJ” Cope Jr.

Joseph Stewart “JJ” Cope Jr., 36, of Society Hill died on Monday, Jan.18, 2021, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

Ronald G. “Ron” Speder

Ronald G. “Ron” Speder, 81, husband of Patty Huntley Speder, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Virginia Allen Sumner

Mrs. Virginia Allen Sumner, 78, of Lancaster, widow of William B. Sumner Jr., passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at MUSC-Lancaster Medical Center.

DCSD’s goal: All classes ‘face to face’ by Feb. 22

Feb. 22 is the Darlington County School District’s target date for returning all students to in-person classes five days a week, except for those who have enrolled in the district’s full-time Virtual Academy.

Brown and Kilgo to lead county’s economic office

Two former members of Darlington County Council have been chosen to lead the county’s economic-development efforts.

Study ranks our county fifth for U.S. pot arrests

Did you hear that Darlington County is No. 5 in the nation in its rate of arrests for marijuana possession?

Democracy by video: Not so bad!

The public’s right to know what happens at local-government meetings is surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t been easy. Or has it?

If walls could talk: Tales of the old Post Office

by Bill Shepard        

Public servants, public service and what the words mean

We all know that words have meaning.

Then sings my soul: In praise of George Beverly Shea

I remember as a boy, sitting in the living room with my parents and occasionally when my grandparents would visit, we would all listen to a Billy Graham crusade on television.

The story of ‘The little Valentine’ may age, but it’s always sweet

The beautiful memories that it holds grow more precious with the passing of time. I have taken the little Valentine from its resting place and placed it by the picture of the one to whom it was first given.

Remembering some stoves I have known

Early on, my grandmothers cooked on wood-burning stoves and, later, electric ranges.

A look back on the greatest of revivals

The word revival is from the Hebrew word “chayah” and it means to bring back to life, to restore, rejuvenate and renew.

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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