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Governor’s School holds Graduation

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) held its 34th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday.

Memorial Day Service held

A Memorial Day Service was held on the Public Square in front of the Courthouse in Darlington on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Darlington City Council approves purchases

The Darlington City Council met on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, and approved several purchases for the Darlington Police Department, as well as reviewing revenue estimates for the next fiscal year.

MPD Electric Cooperative gives $2,500 to Mercy Medicine

MPD Electric Cooperative’s Trust is pleased to donate $2,500 to Mercy Medicine, a free medical clinic in the Pee Dee.

Purple Fish serves coffee and the community

The Purple Fish Coffee Company, located at 110 West Hampton St. in Darlington, is an Outreach Ministry of St. Matthew’s Church. They offer many different types of specialty coffees, including latte and espresso, as well as various pastries and other treats.

Darlington Together group meets

Darlington Together, a group of pastors, civic leaders, business people and concerned citizens, met on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington.

American Legion holds Veterans Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, May 26, 2023, a Veterans Appreciation Dinner was held by the American Legion Post 13 at their location, 1752 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington.

Ministry breaks ground

Life Changing Word Ministry held its groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at its new location, 2629 North Fifth Street in Hartsville and several public officials were on hand for the event.

County Crime Watch group holds meeting

The Darlington County Crime Watch and Neighborhood Partners Monthly Meeting was held on May 25, 2023, at the Matthews & King Education Center, located at 115-B Exchange Street in Darlington.

Trinity Collegiate School chooses new head boys basketball coach

Coach Marcus Sikes joins Trinity Collegiate School as the Head Boys Basketball Coach and Diversity Coordinator. 

Trinity Collegiate School chooses new head varsity baseball coach

Brandon Hyman takes over as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach of Trinity Collegiate after spending the past six years at South Florence.

Hartsville Red Foxes play Spring Practice Game

On Wednesday, May 24th, the Hartsville Red Foxes football team played a spring practice game with their own defense against their offense.

Mayo’s Williams signs to play football for Greensboro College

Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology senior Steven Williams signed a letter of intent on Friday, May 25, to play fottball for Greensboro College last year.

Darlington Raceway/NASCAR license plates available

South Carolina race fans can be “Too Tough To Tame” with the all new Darlington Raceway and NASCAR license plates available at their local DMV, starting May 15.

Darlington Falcons preview promising football team

The Darlington Falcons Football team hosted their spring game at the Falcon’s Nest on May 18th, previewing an exciting team led by new head coach, Jamie Johnson.

Trinity Collegiate’s Knox signs to play basketball with Dillard University

Trinity Collegiate’s Azaria Knox signed with Dillard University for basketball on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Byron wins Goodyear 400, earns Team’s 100th Victory

William Byron earned win 100 for Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 car after winning the Goodyear 400 in NASCAR Overtime at Darlington Raceway.

Darlington hosts Throwback Parade

The Darlington Raceway held their Throwback Parade on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Kyle Larson wins in Shriners Children’s 200 race

In a thrilling finish to the Shriners Children’s 200 at Darlington Raceway, Kyle Larson bounced off the wall and won the race, while John Hunter Nemechek crashed coming to the checkered flag. 

Governor’s School holds Graduation

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) held its 34th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday.

Memorial Day Service held

A Memorial Day Service was held on the Public Square in front of the Courthouse in Darlington on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Purple Fish serves coffee and the community

The Purple Fish Coffee Company, located at 110 West Hampton St. in Darlington, is an Outreach Ministry of St. Matthew’s Church. They offer many different types of specialty coffees, including latte and espresso, as well as various pastries and other treats.

American Legion holds Veterans Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, May 26, 2023, a Veterans Appreciation Dinner was held by the American Legion Post 13 at their location, 1752 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington.

Ministry breaks ground

Life Changing Word Ministry held its groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at its new location, 2629 North Fifth Street in Hartsville and several public officials were on hand for the event.

CPRMC holds hiring event

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) held their Hiring Event on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Chamber sponsors three DCIT students

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will sponsor three students from the Darlington County Institute of Technology to attend the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Week.

A’Nu Care Wellness holds ribbon cutting

A’Nu Care Wellness Center, located at 110 Cherry Street, Darlington, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Mayo High School holds Graduation

Mayo High School held their Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 26, 2023 at the high school in Darlington.

Mary Sumwalt Coxe

Mary Sumwalt Coxe, 86, died peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, SC.

Edgar Herbert Lawton Jr.

Edgar Herbert Lawton, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2023, surrounded by family.

Sarah Frances “Sally” Tucker

Sarah Frances “Sally” Tucker, age 63, passed away at her residence on April 30,  2023.

Margaret Shirley Davis Young

Margaret Shirley Davis Young, age 87, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

DEATH NOTICE: Mrs. Bettie Scarborough Pearson

Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Bettie Scarborough Pearson, was held Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 12 NOON at 126 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC.

Betty Jeanne Clarke Battista

Betty Jeanne Clarke Battista, age 76, passed away at her residence surrounded by family on Monday, April 24, 2023.

Belva Lynn Odom Comba

Belva Lynn Odom Comba, age 94, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023, in Florence, SC.

Gerald David “Jerry” Boykin

Gerald David “Jerry” Boykin, 74, of Waycross, GA, died Thursday afternoon (February 23, 2023) at Memorial Satilla Health after an  extended illness.

Manda Ella Amerson Watford

Manda Ella Amerson Watford, age 88, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Rev. Reuben Muldrow

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Reverend Reuben Muldrow of Darlington, passed from time to eternity.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: St. Matthews mission travels to West Virginia

To all of the Son Servants veterans, Panther, WV has come to feel like home.

Making the sea bountiful

Early 1980s, it was. We put out to sink a ship. Waves tossed us about as we headed seaward to document the sinking of a Liberty ship.

What it means when a church dies

Some linger in woods. Some stand, for now, at the end or side of a dirt road. Some hide behind other buildings, and some haunt the edge of hamlets and villages. 

What it means when a church dies

Some linger in woods. Some stand, for now, at the end or side of a dirt road.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

From 1994 to 2004 assault weapons were banned in the U.S., but the Republican controlled congress repealed the law and every day we see the results of that mistake – more mass killings.

Tales of “Moody Spring”

Rounding a curve on Highway 107, I saw water spurting from handsome stonework set in a mountain.

Your Continental Divide

Something trendy comes along that’s annoying and you resist.

Drumming up white feathery memories

Long before I moved to South Carolina, family vacation trips took us over Charleston’s “New Cooper River Bridge.”

Life’s healing elixir

A Sunday sojourn found me at Healing Springs near Blackville, South Carolina.

Memories of Zebco reels and red wrigglers

I drive west, Georgia bound, and pass it yet again, a place that pulls at my heart.

Governor’s School holds Graduation

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) held its 34th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday.

Memorial Day Service held

A Memorial Day Service was held on the Public Square in front of the Courthouse in Darlington on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Darlington City Council approves purchases

The Darlington City Council met on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, and approved several purchases for the Darlington Police Department, as well as reviewing revenue estimates for the next fiscal year.

MPD Electric Cooperative gives $2,500 to Mercy Medicine

MPD Electric Cooperative’s Trust is pleased to donate $2,500 to Mercy Medicine, a free medical clinic in the Pee Dee.

Darlington Together group meets

Darlington Together, a group of pastors, civic leaders, business people and concerned citizens, met on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington.

American Legion holds Veterans Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, May 26, 2023, a Veterans Appreciation Dinner was held by the American Legion Post 13 at their location, 1752 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington.

Ministry breaks ground

Life Changing Word Ministry held its groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at its new location, 2629 North Fifth Street in Hartsville and several public officials were on hand for the event.

County Crime Watch group holds meeting

The Darlington County Crime Watch and Neighborhood Partners Monthly Meeting was held on May 25, 2023, at the Matthews & King Education Center, located at 115-B Exchange Street in Darlington.

CPRMC holds hiring event

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) held their Hiring Event on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

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