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Fire at Darlington Veneer

No injuries were reported after a Wednesday evening fire at Darlington Veneer on 4th Street in Darlington.

Forum focuses on blue lights, black lives, police conduct

Darlington citizens and community leaders gathered on July 30 for a public forum on policing, staged at Dominion Church by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and former baseball star Orlando Hudson.

2020 Sweet Potato Festival joins list of virus’ victims

Word came a few days ago that the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival will not be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Darren Byrd: ‘You could hear the rounds buzzing by your ears’

Darren Byrd of Darlington said he joined the Army in 2004, when he was 23 years old, because “I didn’t want to be 43, 44, look back, and wish I had done it.”

Car trouble gives author a warm tale of Darlington’s ‘good people’

Few things can bring a vacation to a screeching halt faster than a broken-down vehicle, and finding honest help when you’re on the road can be a tricky proposition.

Online campaign pushing Chavis as write-in candidate

When Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis lost the June 9 Democratic primary race to challenger James Hudson by nearly a thousand votes, the definitive margin of victory left no room to question who would represent the party in the Nov. 3 general election.

Dovesville man arrested; drugs and gun located

Drug Enforcement Unit investigators and deputies assigned to the Special Incident Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Cedar Ridge Road in the Dovesville community July 30.

DCSD food-service workers quarantined after one employee tests positive for virus

Six people who work in food services for the Darlington County School District were quarantined last week after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said.

COVID-19 at school?

You may think of this incident as a coalmine canary this week.

FMU Golf Team honored with GCAA academic award

For the seventh year, the Francis Marion University golf team has received a...

Trinity-Byrnes welcomes new basketball coach

Cornelius Snead will be joining the Trinity-Byrnes Athletic Department for the 2020-21 year as the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Vikings new coach prepping for post-pandemic football

by Samantha Lyles Staff Writer slyles@newsandpress.net When the Pee Dee...

How the school district and the Raceway beat COVID-19

By Bobby Bryant Editor editor@newsandpress.net As I’m writing this, the...

County recreation agency cancels spring sports lineup

All Darlington County Parks, Recreation & Tourism spring sports for 2020 have been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, the agency says.

2020 Darlington Spring Sports cancelled

All Darlington County Parks Recreation & Tourism Spring Sports for 2020 have been cancelled. 

Winners in rain-plagued races

Rain plagued the rest of NASCAR’s race schedule last week at Darlington Raceway, as NASCAR returned from a two-month hiatus resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Longtime Lamar coach, athletics director Poole announces retirement

Alan Poole, longtime teacher, coach and athletics director at Lamar High...

Brasington and his peers helped put NASCAR on the map in the 1950s

With the exception of Martinsville Speedway, which opened its doors to NASCAR-sanctioned events in 1948, the 1950s were a time of rapid growth for the sport.

Trinity-Byrnes announces Blitz Coach

  Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School announces their athletic director,...

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.

For many teens, adolescence is a very trying time

Adolescence can be a trying time for teenagers and their parents. According...

Photo mural honors area grads

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net In a normal year, high school...

The first race at Darlington without Harold King

By Joe VanHoose Special to the News & Press NASCAR returned to action...

Harvick wins NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400

Kevin Harvick ruled the track Sunday in Darlington as NASCAR returned to...

Families can volunteer together

The efforts of volunteers often go unnoticed, but the thoughtful men, women...

Joe’s Grill holds fundraiser, collects food for The Lord Cares Ministry

Joe’s Grill in Darlington held a fundraiser for The Lord Cares on May 9,...

Raceway thanks community

Before 7 a.m. on Monday, cars lined up around the Darlington Raceway, their...

Take survey to help find community needs

The Darlington County Coordinating Council, along with the South Carolina...

Brenda Childers Shelley

DARLINGTON — Brenda Childers Shelley, 71, of Darlington passed away on...

George Edward Franklin

A private funeral service for George Edward Franklin, 72, was conducted...

Ronnie L. McCoy Sr.

LAMAR — Ronnie L. McCoy Sr., 78, passed away at his home Saturday,...

Perry Eugene Munn

DARLINGTON — Perry Eugene Munn, 65, of Darlington passed away...

Dorothy “Dot” Lee Bullock Skinner

DARLINGTON — Dorothy “Dot” Lee Bullock Skinner, 79, of Darlington...

Carol Taylor Padgett

DARLINGTON – Carol Taylor Padgett, 86, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020....

Linda Hardee

LAMAR — Linda Wright Hardee, 77, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at her...

Frank Robert Eastman

DARLINGTON – Frank Robert Eastman, 79, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020....

Sallie Gainey Windham

LAMAR – Sallie Gainey Windham, 74, of Lamar, passed peacefully at home...

Billy Mullis

LAMAR — William “Billy” Wayne Mullis, 59, died Saturday, June 27,...

How will history remember the ‘lintheads’?

Some might recognize the word lintheads, while others may not and that is understandable.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Howard Garland, for telling the truth about water/sewer woes

(This letter is in response to a July 15 column, “Darlington’s Water...

Tallulah Point Outlook, Part 1: An icon endures no more

In that precious time of boyhood summers, our family would drive from Lincoln County, Georgia, to the North Carolina Mountains.

Opinion, news or editorial? Sometimes readers can’t tell

In print, it’s fairly clear what’s an opinion piece and what’s a news article.

Keeping up with the pandemic: Evictions, anger and guns

Just consider that in the past four weeks, as Houston filled hospital intensive care units with COVID-19 patients, the county logged more than 2,200 eviction cases.

Living on the West End: The Medicine Show

Where it came from and where it went when it left Darlington, I never knew.

Yes, it’s watermelon time on the West End

by Bill Shepard The race is on! The first home-grown watermelons are due on...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader thanks Darlington County Council on Aging

Thanks to the heroes around the world, young and old. Because this stage in...

Saws, maters and men long gone

by Tom Poland Growing up in eastern Georgia deep in pines, I wakened to the...

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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