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St. John’s Elementary holds food drive

St. John’s Elementary School in Darlington is holding a food drive for the holidays.

Bethea Road reopens, 5 years after hurricane shut it down

Bethea Road in Darlington County has reopened after being destroyed during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

Final week of Delinquent Tax Listings!

This is the final publication of the Delinquent Tax Listings for Darlington County.

BACKYARD STARGAZER: December should have a comet, but not really a cupid

December has some nice lunar conjunctions and, if we’re lucky, a chance to spot Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) before sunrise and after sunset!

News & Press experiencing website problems

Please forgive us for not having the PDF pages of this week’s Darlington County News & Press posted online at the present time.

Local teacher gets donation from SONIC

A Hartsville teacher will get $581 for classroom supplies, part of a $1 million donation campaign from SONIC restaurants, the company says.

Mayo Robotics Team attends Pee Dee First Tech Challenge Scrimmage

The Robotics Team from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington attended the Pee Dee First Tech Challenge Scrimmage # 1 at Woolard Tech in Camden Nov. 20.

Coker men’s basketball falls to Lincoln Memorial 98-81

Coker University men’s basketball battled, but dropped its South Atlantic Conference Contest to No. 20/22 Lincoln Memorial on Saturday by a score of 98-81.

Lincoln Memorial defeats Coker women in basketball

Coker University women’s basketball fell at Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday by a score of 73-42.

Lamar Silver Foxes are out of the Playoffs

Friday, November 26th, the Lamar Silver Foxes hosted Southside Christian School for another round of the class A state playoffs.

Coker men’s basketball falls to Lincoln Memorial 98-81

Coker University men’s basketball battled, but dropped its South Atlantic Conference Contest to No. 20/22 Lincoln Memorial on Saturday by a score of 98-81.

Lincoln Memorial defeats Coker women in basketball

Coker University women’s basketball fell at Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday by a score of 73-42.

Lamar Silver Foxes are out of the Playoffs

Friday, November 26th, the Lamar Silver Foxes hosted Southside Christian School for another round of the class A state playoffs.

Trinity falls to Hammond 48-15 in state playoffs

The Trinity Titans traveled to Charleston on Friday, Nov. 19, to take on the Hammond Skyhawks for the state playoff game.

Hartsville loses to West Florence

Friday, Nov. 19, the Hartsville Red Foxes hosted the West Florence Knights in Hartsville for the varsity playoff game.

Lamar remains in 1A State Playoffs after 36 to 16 victory

The Lamar Silver Foxes remain Darlington County’s only High School Varsity Football team left in the 2021 Playoffs after Friday night’s victory over the Ridge-Spring Monetta Trojans.

Coker defeats Mars Hill 102-82 in men’s basketball

The Coker University men’s basketball team cruised past Mars Hill 102-82 to open South Atlantic Conference play on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Trinity Collegiate’s June signs with Francis Marion University

Trinity Collegiate School’s Pake June signs Nov. 15 to play golf for Francis Marion University.

Trinity Collegiate’s Davis signs with Presbyterian College

Trinity Collegiate School’s McKenzie Davis signs Nov. 15 to play tennis at Presbyterian College.

Lamar advances in Playoffs!

Friday, Nov. 19, after Lamar’s victory against Ridge Spring-Monetta, they are the only local team to advance another week into the State Playoffs.

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.

Frank Copeland

Frank Preston Copeland, III of Lamar passed away Saturday, November 20,2021 after an extended illness.

George Thomas Standish

George Thomas Standish, 69, died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Michael Drew Atkinson Jr.

A Celebration of Life for Michael Drew Atkinson Jr. was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Atkinson home, 625 Bethlehem Rd.

Melody Starr Krejci

Melody Starr Krejci, 73, of Hartsville passed away on Oct. 16, 2021.

Joseph “J.E.” Powell

oseph E. “J.E.” Powell, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Natalie Bettis Chase Howard

Natalie Bettis Chase Howard of Darlington died Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, following an illness.

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.

No gas, no batteries, no electricity required

All it requires is a steady hand. It doesn’t disturb the peace on Saturday mornings.

Giving thanks for Thanksgiving, a special time of year

Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and my taste buds couldn’t possibly be more excited!

Shrimp boats: A vanishing coastal icon

Photographers love to shoot them at sunrise.

The Gettysburg Address: 10 sentences never forgotten

Nov. 19 will mark the 158th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

Making the effort to do what is truly right

In Luke 10:30-37, a certain lawyer approaches Jesus with a spiritual question: “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

That legendary everlasting plant called rabbit tobacco

She smoked it as a kid. Said she smoked grapevines, too, but it was Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, one of the everlastings, she talked about most.

The long, long road to our Nov. 11 Veterans Day tradition

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

The view above, not below, the jailhouse

Standing in a courtroom, a malefactor dreads a dire warning. “If you don’t straighten up, I’ll put you under the jailhouse.”

Back from vacation! But back to ‘normal’? COVID’s still here

I had an absolutely wonderful vacation! It was so nice to get away for a week, relax and enjoy nature.

Still chasing that elusive butterfly of fall

December 1965, that’s when a catchy tune debuted. Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly” used a butterfly as a metaphor for love.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

These are the known events that have been planned in Darlington County for the next few weeks:

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

These are the events happening locally now through November 23rd.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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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