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Darlington Raceway’s Track Laps for Charity rescheduled

Darlington Raceway has postponed this Saturday’s Track Laps for Charity due to potential inclement weather. The event benefitting Darlington Shares and the Child and Family Resource Foundation has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Community CPR Training to be held in Darlington

A Community CPR Training class will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, located at 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Two arrested for identity fraud, criminal conspiracy

Two individuals , John Richard Newsome, 39, and Barbara Ann Bedenbaugh, 35, were recently arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy and identity fraud by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Darlington Polling Precinct Changes

All residents of Darlington #5 precinct who normally vote at Mayo High School!

Your polling location is moving to the Darlington County Intervention School at 100 Magnolia Street in Darlington for the Presidential Primary only.

Gunfire under investigation

Police are investigating a shooting incident in a Darlington church parking lot.

Fatal crash in Society Hill

A tragic collision on Highway 15 in Darlington County’s Society Hill area has claimed one life and left two individuals hospitalized.

Darlington City Manager resigns

After nearly three years of dedicated service, Darlington City Manager John Payne has announced his decision to step down from his position to pursue an opportunity in Charleston.

County Council handles diverse issues

The Darlington County Council convened on Monday, February 5, 2024, to address a range of issues pertinent to the community.

Delta Sigma Theta goes Red in Hartsville

The Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a significant impact on the community with their 2024 Go Red event, “Stepping into Good Health,” held on Saturday, February 10th, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Darlington Raceway’s Track Laps for Charity rescheduled

Darlington Raceway has postponed this Saturday’s Track Laps for Charity due to potential inclement weather. The event benefitting Darlington Shares and the Child and Family Resource Foundation has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Trinity students sign to play sports

Trinity Collegiate is proud to announce the signing of two outstanding student-athletes, Courtlyn Brunson and Reese Paison, to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

School Sports events

Many school sports events occurred last week. These are pictures from some of them.

Hartsville Girls come up short for Region Championship

With the Region 6 championship and No. 1 seed on the line, the Hartsville Lady Red Foxes invaded the raucous house of the Tigers to face Wilson. 

DHS students sign to play sports

On Wednesday morning, February 7th, three Darlington High School student athletes signed Letters of Intent to play college sports.

Coker University opens Garrett Bakhsh Fan Den

Coker University is proud to announce the grand opening of the Garrett Bakhsh fan den on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m. on the Coker Athletic Fields.

Racing Legend Cale Yarborough dies

NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough has died, officials said Sunday, December 31st. He was 84.

Genesis Healthcare sponsors Sports Coverage

The Sports coverage in the Darlington County News & Press is sponsored by Genesis Healthcare, Inc.

Hartsville falls in Key Region Matchup with South Florence

In a marquise matchup between Region favorites, the Red Foxes from Hartsville invaded the Bruins den at South Florence. 

Community CPR Training to be held in Darlington

A Community CPR Training class will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, located at 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Delta Sigma Theta goes Red in Hartsville

The Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a significant impact on the community with their 2024 Go Red event, “Stepping into Good Health,” held on Saturday, February 10th, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Rep. Fry, others sponsor Trafficking Survivors Relief Act

Recently, Representatives Russell Fry (SC-07), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Robert Garcia (D-CA) introduced the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act.

Gov McMaster, SCDHHS increase Mental Health Counselors

Governor McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) recently announced significant progress in the number of school-based mental health counselors available to serve South Carolina children.

Darlington Rec. Dept’s Father/Daughter Dance

The Darlington Recreation Department’s Father/Daughter Dance was held on Thursday, February 8th at the Harmon Baldwin Center, 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

DCSD announces February Teacher Feature winners

The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum recently announced the Teacher Feature winners for February.

DCIS students thriving in new archery program

Three sharp electronic whistle tones ring off the gymnasium walls as students clad in JROTC-issued Army Combat Uniforms retrieve bows and a handful of arrows each from center court.

The Million Dollar Quartet

I go back now, back to August 1, 2012. That’s the day the University of South Carolina Press published Save The Last Dance For Me.

Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month, observed annually in February, stands as a testament to the rich and diverse contributions of African Americans to the cultural, social, political, and economic tapestry of the United States.

Joann Anderson

Joann Anderson  passed away at MUSC in Florence on August 28, 2023, from cardiac arrest.

Vernita Nicole Wingate

Vernita Nicole Wingate was born October 20, 1977 on Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan.

Taylor Madison Britt

Taylor Madison Britt, 16, of Darlington died Saturday, September 30, 2023.

OBITUARY: Emma Louise Coggeshall Donald

Emma Louise “Emmy Lou” Coggeshall Donald passed away Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Finley Ann Stith James

Finley Ann Stith James of Darlington, South Carolina passed away Thursday, July 20, 2023.

JoAnn Buie Stephens McKnight

JoAnn Buie Stephens McKnight,85, of Darlington went home to the Lord on Monday June 19, 2023. 

Johnnie Scott Jeffords Jr.

Graveside services for Johnie Scott Jeffords Jr.,  were held on   Friday, June 16, 2023 at Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington at 10:30 a.m. directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Helen Wiggins Coker

Helen Wiggins Coker, age 76, passed away on June 12, 2023 at her residence.

Janie Marie “Dinah” Smith

Janie Marie “Dinah” Smith aged 85, passed away after a long illness on May 3, 2023, at King’s Grant Retirement Community in Martinsville, Virginia.

Rev. Randal Jeb “R.J.” Lambert

Reverend Randall Jeb (R. J.) Lambert, 95, died peacefully at McLeod...

A near disaster in Darlington

“Gray skies, rain falling, a September Gale,” the people said. It happened every year at this time. Folks in the village were prepared.

Have fireflies left us?

Among sedges and along tree lines, across lawns and fields they’ll soon cease blinking.

Glancing at leaves

This time of year I catch myself glancing at leaves. On walks through woods and bike rides along trails, I see the occasional red leaf. I glance again and see a few more leaves turning crimson. Soon red outnumbers green. Autumn’s nigh. 

LETTER TO EDITOR — Reader remembers Purple Heart vets

Dear Editor,

Thank you for the stories of the fine men who received the Purple Heart while protecting us during their military service.

LETTER TO EDITOR — Reader says “Stop the calls!”

Dear Editor,

This is a letter to Senators Graham and Scott and all of our representatives to Washington.

Learning along the Estuary

The children of Sandy Island board a school bus boat for an eight-minute journey across the Waccamaw River to the mainland.

The Miraculous Green Lizard

We call it a lizard, except it’s not. It’s an anole, and it can re-grow its tail, “regenerate” in the words of scientists.

The Darlington I Like to Remember: #2 Looking Back – The Town Square

Which is correct – Uptown, downtown, or across town?

Waterfall Country

Several hikes proved easy. One proved tougher than nails.

The illusion: Looking young forever

Late, late afternoon it was. She walked into the restaurant and lit it up.

Darlington Raceway’s Track Laps for Charity rescheduled

Darlington Raceway has postponed this Saturday’s Track Laps for Charity due to potential inclement weather. The event benefitting Darlington Shares and the Child and Family Resource Foundation has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Community CPR Training to be held in Darlington

A Community CPR Training class will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, located at 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

Darlington Raceway to host Laps for Charity this Saturday

Darlington Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in partnership with the Child and Family Resource Foundation.

Darlington Polling Precinct Changes

All residents of Darlington #5 precinct who normally vote at Mayo High School!

Your polling location is moving to the Darlington County Intervention School at 100 Magnolia Street in Darlington for the Presidential Primary only.

Darlington City Manager resigns

After nearly three years of dedicated service, Darlington City Manager John Payne has announced his decision to step down from his position to pursue an opportunity in Charleston.

County Council handles diverse issues

The Darlington County Council convened on Monday, February 5, 2024, to address a range of issues pertinent to the community.

Delta Sigma Theta goes Red in Hartsville

The Hartsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. made a significant impact on the community with their 2024 Go Red event, “Stepping into Good Health,” held on Saturday, February 10th, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Darlington Rec. Dept’s Father/Daughter Dance

The Darlington Recreation Department’s Father/Daughter Dance was held on Thursday, February 8th at the Harmon Baldwin Center, 300 Sanders Street in Darlington.

S.C. State Fair scholarship applications open

The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is excited to announce the opening of applications for its 27th annual Ride of Your Life Scholarship program.

Investigation underway after discovery of deceased body

A death investigation has been initiated off Mechanicsville Road in Darlington County.

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