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Trinity Collegiate donates check to McLeod Mammography Unit

On Friday, January 27th, Trinity Collegiate School presented a check of $3,150 dollars to aid in the funding of McLeod Health’s new Mobile Mammography Unit.

Lamar High School student athletes sign to play college sports

Recently, three Lamar High School student athletes signed to play college sports.

Jerusalem Baptist kicks off Black History Month Celebration

A Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off began with Unity Day of Prayer at Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 301 S. 6th Street in Hartsville.

Trinity student athletes sign

Recently, two student athletes from Trinity Collegiate School signed to play college sports.

Latta defeats Lamar 56-24

The Latta Lady Vikings defeated the visiting Lamar Lady Silver Foxes 56-24 in varsity basketball action played in Latta on Friday, February 3.

Trinity Collegiate students join All-State teams

Five Trinity Collegiate School students, Reese Paison, Meredith Pace, Chandler Hyman, Hannah McKay, and Mahaley Swink have been selected to join the SCISA 4A All-State teams for their respective sports.

Hartsville sweeps West Florence in varsity double-header

The West Florence Knights visited the Hartsville Red Foxes looking to bounce back after both varsity teams lost against the Wilson Tigers on January 31st.

Overcoming numerous obstacles, she changed the lives of others

Do you know who was the first published African-American female author in South Carolina? Do you know where she was born and raised? Her name was Annie Greene Nelson.

Bad Knight for Darlington

It was a bad night for both the Darlington girls and boys basketball squads against the Crestwood Knights.

FDTC hosting free Children’s Dental Care Clinic Feb. 21

Florence-Darlington Technical College is hosting a Little Smiles free children’s dental care event on February 21 in honor of National Children’s Oral Health month.

Lamar High School student athletes sign to play college sports

Recently, three Lamar High School student athletes signed to play college sports.

Trinity student athletes sign

Recently, two student athletes from Trinity Collegiate School signed to play college sports.

Latta defeats Lamar 56-24

The Latta Lady Vikings defeated the visiting Lamar Lady Silver Foxes 56-24 in varsity basketball action played in Latta on Friday, February 3.

Trinity Collegiate students join All-State teams

Five Trinity Collegiate School students, Reese Paison, Meredith Pace, Chandler Hyman, Hannah McKay, and Mahaley Swink have been selected to join the SCISA 4A All-State teams for their respective sports.

Hartsville sweeps West Florence in varsity double-header

The West Florence Knights visited the Hartsville Red Foxes looking to bounce back after both varsity teams lost against the Wilson Tigers on January 31st.

Bad Knight for Darlington

It was a bad night for both the Darlington girls and boys basketball squads against the Crestwood Knights.

‘Best hitter of all time’

He was a legend and was revered all over by the greatest ball players in America but, you may have never heard of him.

Sweet revenge for Darlington Boys

The Camden Bulldogs invaded the Falcon’s Nest with the expectation of sweeping the hosts as they did just over two weeks ago on their home court.

Hartsville loses to South Florence in thriller

By: Don Gearhart
Hartsville was out for revenge against a South Florence quintet that had defeated them earlier in the season in a double overtime game. For three quarters, it appeared that they would accomplish just that. Poor foul shooting and a cold fourth quarter, however, was their undoing. Nonetheless, the game provided the fans with a basketball thriller.
The Red Foxes jumped out to an 11-8 lead after the first period of play thanks to a basket and 3-point shot from Zion Pettus. Deandre Huggins, Kameron Foman, and Xavion Robinson accounted for the other six Hartsville points. Joseph McMillan and Jamarie Brown each scored twice for the Bruins.
South Florence briefly took the lead at 14-13 at the 5:35 mark of the second period on McMillan’s drive to the hoop. Huggins gained the lead back in favor of the Red Foxes moments later. With the score still in Hartsville’s favor at 20-19, Sahquan Pendergrass scored his only points of the night and Robinson hit nothing but net on a 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Red Foxes a 25-19 point lead at the intermission.
South Florence cut that lead in half during the third quarter. McMillan accounted for six points for the Bruins and Brown chipped in with five points. Two 3-point shots from Braden Crawley and a pair of buckets from Foman kept the Red Foxes in the lead at 39-36.
South Florence took the lead for good with just a minute elapsed in the final period. Consecutive baskets from McMillam flipped the score to 40-39 in favor of the Bruins. They increased their lead to 47-41 until Foman tipped in a missed shot to make the score 47-43. A minute later, McMillan drained two free throws to regain the six-point advantage for the Bruins. Fourteen seconds later, Robinson connected on a 3-point shot to bring the Red Foxes within a one-possession score. Then, with just 0:25 left in the game, Robinson connected again from downtown to tie the score at 49-49. South regained the lead at 50-49 with sixteen seconds left when Brown made the back end of two free throws. Hartsville had an opportunity to take the lead when Crawley was fouled driving through the lane with five seconds left to play. His first free throw bounced off the back of the rim and the second shot had the same result. South Florence got the rebound and the pass to the front court resulted in a travelling call giving Hartsville one last chance with nine-tenths of a second left. The inbounds pass went to Foman whose desperation shot went wide of the rim.
Hartsville is now 8-12 and 1-5 in Region play. South Florence improved o 11-10 and 4-2 in the Region.
Robinson led the Red Foxes with 15 points and Foman connected for 12 points. McMillan led all scorers with 22 points and Brown contributed 12 points in the Bruins victory.

Lamar Silver Foxes play Pamplico Varsity in Regional Matchup

The Hannah-Pamplico Raiders visited the Lamar Silver Foxes for two varsity showdowns on Friday, January 27th.

Trinity Collegiate donates check to McLeod Mammography Unit

On Friday, January 27th, Trinity Collegiate School presented a check of $3,150 dollars to aid in the funding of McLeod Health’s new Mobile Mammography Unit.

Jerusalem Baptist kicks off Black History Month Celebration

A Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off began with Unity Day of Prayer at Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 301 S. 6th Street in Hartsville.

Overcoming numerous obstacles, she changed the lives of others

Do you know who was the first published African-American female author in South Carolina? Do you know where she was born and raised? Her name was Annie Greene Nelson.

FDTC hosting free Children’s Dental Care Clinic Feb. 21

Florence-Darlington Technical College is hosting a Little Smiles free children’s dental care event on February 21 in honor of National Children’s Oral Health month.

Local doctor talks about Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month – a time when our nation spotlights and shares awareness of the risk factors associated with heart disease and cardiac conditions.

Pilot Club’s Light-A-Light program

The Pilot Club Light-A-Light program provides a way for the Pilot members to express their love to friends and family by placing lights on the Christmas tree at Darlington City Hall.

Butler Academy accepting applicants for their 2023-24 enrollment lottery

The Butler Academy application deadline for 2023-24 enrollment for scholars in Kindergarten through 7th grade is Wednesday, March 1.

New school board chairman passionate about education

She may have been on the Darlington County School District’s Board of Education for over 9 years but, her passion certainly hasn’t dimmed.

SNAP benefits end, food banks are ready

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as “food stamps” will be seeing less in their accounts next month – a lot less.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Here is a list of some upcoming events in Darlington County.

DEATH NOTICE: Calvin Harkless Sr.

On Saturday, January 21,2023, Mr. Calvin Harkless Sr., of Edomond, OK, pass from time to eternity.

Nettie Jane Odom Howle

Nettie Jane Odom Howle, age 86, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023.

Donald E. Lofton

Donald E. Lofton went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2022.

James “Jimmy” A. Nichols

James “Jimmy” A. Nichols, age 76, entered his eternal home on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Walter D. Weatherford, Jr

Mr. Weatherford was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Walter D. and Estelle Bailey Weatherford.

Dr. Theresa Phillips

Dr. Theresa Phillips, age 99, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Abraham E. Pearson

Homegoing celebration for Mr. Abraham E. Pearson of Darlington, will be Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Lucille Hudson Gales

Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Lucille Hudson Gales of Lamar, were held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Greater Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church, Inc., 265 South Church Street, Florence, S.C.

Trevon K. Greene

Homegoing celebration for
Mr. Trevon Kailan Greene, of
Jacksonboro, SC was Saturday,
January 7, 2023 at Jacksonboro
Community Cemetery at 1:00 PM.
Public viewing was from 12

Patricia Coxe Ware

Patricia Coxe Ware, 85, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Darlington

I am writing to thank Darlington​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

A page right out of Americana

My excursions along backroads always reveal two nostalgic sights: the rusting tin and decaying wood of crumbling barns and old pickup trucks beneath sheds.

Devotion at an abandoned home place

No matter how long, no matter how often you travel a road, it’ll surprise you.

A nice mess of collards

Last week an email from my friend, Pat Branning, known for her gorgeous Shrimp, Collards, & Grits cookbooks, sent me on a quest.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Board not listening

It’s as clear and as obvious as the nose on our faces that the school board had finalized plans to consolidate St. Johns and Rosenwald schools.

The rivers of the Southeast I cross

Rivers make me say things out loud. As I drive alone over a river I often say its name.

Things I have left undone

Each Christmas, my mind goes back to a June day in Valdosta, Georgia.

The Word Merchant Highway

Upon taking a writing position long ago, the boss of bosses shot me a sideways look, “So, you’re a word merchant.”

If all people were leaves…

Suppose people changed colors like autumn leaves. Would it be a better world?

‘A date which will live in infamy’

Eighty-one years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America, stood before a joint session of congress and uttered those words.

Jerusalem Baptist kicks off Black History Month Celebration

A Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off began with Unity Day of Prayer at Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 301 S. 6th Street in Hartsville.

FDTC hosting free Children’s Dental Care Clinic Feb. 21

Florence-Darlington Technical College is hosting a Little Smiles free children’s dental care event on February 21 in honor of National Children’s Oral Health month.

Trinity Collegiate student sponsors schoolwide drive

Trinity Collegiate School Senior Sophie Freeman spent the week of January 23rd sponsoring a schoolwide drive for the CARE House.

Fleming joins FDTC Area Commission

Florence-Darlington Technical College welcomes William Fleming, Jr. to the colleges Area Commission which serves as the college’s governing board.

Law enforcement arrests suspect within 36 hours of school threats

On February 1, 2023, at approximately 6:30pm, a minor was taken into custody by the Darlington Police Department for allegedly sending threats of violence two days in a row to a school in the Darlington County School District (DCSD)…

School district hosts group meeting, dinner to discuss school issues within community

On January 30, 2023, the Darlington County School District Board of Education hosted a dinner and meeting with city, county, and state government officials, as well as business leaders and concerned citizens at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, located at 405 Chestnut Street, in Darlington.

Red Cross helping Darlington family after fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Elissa Dr, Darlington SC was damaged by a fire lasat week.

Butler Academy accepting applicants for their 2023-24 enrollment lottery

The Butler Academy application deadline for 2023-24 enrollment for scholars in Kindergarten through 7th grade is Wednesday, March 1.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Here is a list of some upcoming events in Darlington County.

SNAP benefits end, food banks are ready

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as “food stamps” will be seeing less in their accounts next month – a lot less.

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