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Teen’s death a homicide; girlfriend faces charge

After weeks of investigation, the May 13 death of a Hartsville teen has been ruled a homicide, and another teen described as his girlfriend has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case, according to reports.

One killed as car hits a tree

A Hartsville man was killed June 2 when a vehicle ran off a road and hit a tree in Darlington County, officials said

Officials charge four in March shootings

Four people have been charged in the non-fatal shootings of three people in Darlington County on March 29, according to reports.

Special election for County Council seat is June 15

A special election to fill a vacant seat on Darlington County Council will be held June 15.

Man held as accessory in Darlington slaying

Police have arrested a man in connection with the May 18 slaying of a man in...

‘Road rage,’ gunshot spark car chase June 3

Officials were describing a June 3 car chase through the city of Darlington and the county as a “road rage” case involving a shot being fired after two cars collided.

Chief ties the courts’ COVID issues to surge in local crime

The COVID-19 pandemic is one subtle reason for the recent surge in gun violence in the Darlington County area, Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington said last week during a forum on fighting crime in the community.

PolyQuest to expand their Darlington facility, add jobs

Wilmington, N.C.-based PolyQuest Inc., the leading distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET resins in North America, again plans to expand its facility in Darlington, the company said.

Darlington High’s Lacy wins model home contest

Shaleigh Lacy, a sophomore at Darlington High School who attends the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT), won DCIT’s 2021 Model Home Building Competition.

Repairs begin on damaged section of Bethea Road

Work has begun to replace a section of Bethea Road that was washed out during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Lady Falcons fall short of the state championship

Watching the Lady Falcons this season has been tremendous, from seeing them advance past team after team, to beating Hartsville for the Region 6 championship for the first time in several years, to upsetting North Augusta in a double-header for the District 4 Championship.

‘As far as baseball goes, this is probably the top’

It’s been a sweet and sour season for Hartsville High School head baseball coach Tony Gainey.

Lady Falcons are now Lower State Champions

The Darlington High School Varsity Softball team has won the AAAA Lower State Championship after defeating the Colleton County Cougars.

Darlington Raceway expands Labor Day weekend with truck series race

NASCAR will return to Darlington Raceway for the second three-race weekend of the year on Sept. 4-5.

Hartsville High athletics director stepping down after two years

Hartsville High School’s Barry Harley has announced that after two years he is stepping down as the school’s athletics director.

Fast trip to a mountain trout stream

My mom planned a family weekend to rent a mountain cabin in May and as anytime we are near the mountains, Dawson Jordan and I checked Google Earth to identify which rivers are nearby.


Updates on Darlington Varsity Softball and Hartsville High School Golf.

Lady Falcons are Lower State Bound after double-header wins over North Augusta

The Darlington High School Varsity Softball team defeated North Augusta in a upset double header Friday, May 21st.

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.

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.

Walter Springs

Walter Springs, 76, of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Sullie Lane

DARLINGTON — Sullie Weaver Lane, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Marilyn Truett Evans

LAMAR – Marilyn Faye Truett Evans, 60, went to be with the Lord after a 20-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Miriam Peavey Campbell

DARLINGTON — Miriam Peavey Campbell, 78, of Darlington, entered into eternal rest on May 25, 2021.

Annabelle Coleman Boyd

DARLINGTON – Annabelle Coleman Boyd, 97, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Margie Suggs Duval

DARLINGTON — Margie Suggs Duval, 76, of Darlington died on Monday, May 24, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

Maurice Gerald Evans Jr.

DARLINGTON — Maurice Gerald Evans Jr., 70, of Darlington died on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

John William Ryder III

John William Ryder III, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at his home in Darlington.


Daniel Lyn Larymore, 60, of Darlington died on April 9, 2021. Arrangements...

Thomas “Tom” Blackwell Jr.

A gentleman who always enjoyed his home and family, Tom Blackwell passed away at his residence on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

The day we got electricity (and other little miracles)

Can you, the reader, imagine what living in a world without a radio, telephone, television or computers would be like?

Veterans’ benefits: How Congress betrayed the nation

Last Monday was Memorial Day. In our city, and around the nation, people gathered to honor those who have fallen while in service to our country.

Years lost to time, the silent thief

Growing up I could hear the tick of my church’s old Regulator wall clock.

The hardest times made the best memories

It has been a long time since we walked along memory lane together.

Flee civilization for a preserve

Needing adventure, I took back roads and made my way to a tract belonging to nature.

What does ‘accountability’ really mean?

When I was a child, my parents taught me about responsibility and accountability.

The Saluda Theater: Where memories played

History really does surround you. You just have to slow down a tad and open your eyes.

The Southern gas shortage should make us think

Last week, we witnessed something that many of us haven’t seen in over 40 years.

Learning the lessons taught by snakes

I am not a smart person. In school I always sat at the back of the room and behind the largest person I could find.

Living on the West End (Mill Village): A school year

May, 1930s! Choose your year! Springtime could be seen in every direction one looked.

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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