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Council discusses grants, zoning, proper decorum

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Darlington City Council met and dealt with a number of different issues.

Gladys Sellers named DCSD District Teacher of the Year

Gladys Sellers, a fifth grade teacher at Bay Road Elementary School, is the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) 2022-23 District Teacher of the Year.

Friends mourn Vaughan, ‘Ambassador of Kindness’

“He was Darlington’s Ambassador of Kindness,” one mourner said of David F. Vaughan.

City grants committee to meet August 15

The first meeting of the City of Darlington Grants Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington.

DHEC launches new PostPartum Digital Visit program in Pee Dee

In an innovative effort to make it easier for clients of the Pee Dee’s Postpartum Newborn Home Visit (PPNBHV) telehealth service to sign consent forms for care, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) last week launched a new pilot program that allows clients to sign electronically.

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center publishes Community Benefit Report

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center published its community benefit report for the 2021 calendar year today.

SC State Fair is now hiring temp positions

The South Carolina State Fair, the state’s largest annual event, is now accepting temporary employment applications for this year’s 12-day fair, which takes place Oct.12-23, 2022, at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.

Churches host Back-to-School supply giveaway

Back to School School Supply Giveaway started at Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church and ended at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville on Saturday sponsored by Families Supporting Families Affected by Covid.

Ernest DuBose has been named DCSD District Support Staff Person of the Year

Ernest DuBose, campus supervisor for the Darlington County Intervention School, is DCSD’s 2022-23 District Support Staff Person of the Year.

Knights of Pythias Grand Lodges create two new members

The Grand Lodge of North Carolina and South Carolina at North Carolina’s 143rd Session created two members on the Knights of Pythias in Thomasville,NC on July 16,2022.

Drew Jeffords and Anne Fernandez named champions of the 27th Jimmy Self Invitational Golf Tournament

Final round results of the 27th Annual Jimmy Self Invitational hosted by Palmetto Dunes – George Fazio Course on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Darlington Raceway and South Carolina Dept. of Public Safety Partner on Safe Driving Campaign

Darlington Raceway and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) announced a partnership on a campaign to bring awareness to safe driving practices across the state of South Carolina.

Hartsville/Darlington 10 & Under team wins Little League Softball State Championship

The Hartsville/Darlington County 10 & Under Softball Team recently won the Little League Softball State Championship.

Lydia community honors a beloved coach and mentor

When a former coach of the Gamecock League’s Lydia Red Sox team, Luke Arthur, was asked to join his former players at the ballfield last month, he had no idea what they had planned for him.

Quad finishes 2nd at State Championship

The Lady Legion State Championship game was played at Patriot Park in Sumter.

Fourth Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K Run is Sept. 1

Darlington Raceway will host the fourth annual Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Hartsville Northern participating in 2022 S.C. Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament

The Hartsville Northern 9- and 10-year old baseball team is participating in the 2022 S.C. Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament being played in Dillon, S.C.

The Harmon Baldwin/First Baptist Church hosts Youth Basketball Camp

The Harmon Baldwin/First Baptist Church Youth Basketball Camp in Darlington returned this summer for the first time in three years; it was sidelined by the COVID pandemic.

The Quad Claims Lower State Championship

The Quad Lady Legion softball team claimed the Lower State Championship at Palmetto Park in Sumter.

Trinity Jr. Legion Ends Losing Streak

The five-game losing streak for the Trinity Jr. Legion ended with a 6-4 win over Wilson (Purple).

Council discusses grants, zoning, proper decorum

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Darlington City Council met and dealt with a number of different issues.

Gladys Sellers named DCSD District Teacher of the Year

Gladys Sellers, a fifth grade teacher at Bay Road Elementary School, is the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) 2022-23 District Teacher of the Year.

Friends mourn Vaughan, ‘Ambassador of Kindness’

“He was Darlington’s Ambassador of Kindness,” one mourner said of David F. Vaughan.

City grants committee to meet August 15

The first meeting of the City of Darlington Grants Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington.

DHEC launches new PostPartum Digital Visit program in Pee Dee

In an innovative effort to make it easier for clients of the Pee Dee’s Postpartum Newborn Home Visit (PPNBHV) telehealth service to sign consent forms for care, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) last week launched a new pilot program that allows clients to sign electronically.

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center publishes Community Benefit Report

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center published its community benefit report for the 2021 calendar year today.

SC State Fair is now hiring temp positions

The South Carolina State Fair, the state’s largest annual event, is now accepting temporary employment applications for this year’s 12-day fair, which takes place Oct.12-23, 2022, at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.

Churches host Back-to-School supply giveaway

Back to School School Supply Giveaway started at Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church and ended at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville on Saturday sponsored by Families Supporting Families Affected by Covid.

Ernest DuBose has been named DCSD District Support Staff Person of the Year

Ernest DuBose, campus supervisor for the Darlington County Intervention School, is DCSD’s 2022-23 District Support Staff Person of the Year.

Knights of Pythias Grand Lodges create two new members

The Grand Lodge of North Carolina and South Carolina at North Carolina’s 143rd Session created two members on the Knights of Pythias in Thomasville,NC on July 16,2022.

David Vaughan

David F. Vaughan, 74, of Darlington died Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Mr. Vaughan was born in Darlington, a son of the late Wilbur Hazel and Gladys Siskron Vaughan.

Autrey Andrew O’Neal, Sr.

Autrey Andrew O’Neal, Sr. age 78, passed away Wednesday, July 27, at the Veteran Village.

Barney W. Odom

On Tuesday, July 27, 2022 we lost a legend named Barney W. Odom, Sr.

Jessica Dargan “Cricket” Newman

Jessica Dargan “Cricket” Newman, wife of James Paul Newman Jr., died at home on Wednesday July 27, 2022 after a battle with cancer.

Steven Phillip Gibson

Steven Phillip Gibson, 50, died July 28, 2022 surrounded by his family at the McLeod Hospice House, Florence SC.

Harry T. Bristow

Chief Master Sgt Harry T. Bristow, USAF (ret.), died unexpectedly on 14 July 2022 in Clinton MD.

DEATH NOTICES

These are the recent deaths which have been reported to us. Our hearts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones.

Olin B. “Bobby” Kirven

Olin B. “Bobby” Kirven, Jr., 90, of Darlington died on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia.

Angela Windham Polk

Angela Windham Polk, age 62, died Sunday July 3, 2022 at her home following a battle with cancer.

Bobby C. Odom

Bobby C. Odom, age 85, died Saturday July 2 at his granddaughters home following an illness.

The Power Of Moonlit Imagery

Herman Melville created Moby Dick, the great white sperm whale that bit off Ahab’s leg.

It seems birds of a feather do flock together

There is a huge difference between personal transformation and just talking and wishing.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If we don’t put Earth first, we’ll finish last

In “The End of Ice” by journalist Dahr Jamail, one of the climate scientists stated that the heating of the oceans has been measured as deep as 100 meters, or 328 feet.

Women whose names smell like flowers

What’s behind a name? Lots, most of the time.
Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s a mystery, but often it’s botanical.

We have proven that nothing is ‘impossible’

It was July 20 and Neil was the center of attention.
Most of the world knew who he was and they were watching him now as he did the most important thing in his life.

My Sunday piano memories of the Gospel

The old book and instrument of wood and ivory need each other. In fact, they share what biologists call a symbiotic relationship.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Children are the most oppressed group in the country

After we graduate from high school, we take with us the basic knowledge of mathematics, reading and writing. We also take some basic understanding of social interaction.

Ferns are the colonists of nature

Ferns bless us with classic Southern settings but doing so isn’t always easy.

Boneyards: Driftwood beaches that really fire up the senses

Their name belies their beauty, though its definition rings true.
“Boneyard / ˈbōnyärd / Noun, informal, a cemetery.”

The Founding Mothers also fought for the nation’s independence

In just a few days, we will celebrate the anniversary of our independence on July 4.
Much has been written about the men who helped forge this nation.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Here is a list of some of the events happening locally in the near future.

Motorcycle crash on East Home Ave. results in death

A fatal motorcycle collision occurred on July 26th at around 11:06 p.m. on East Home Avenue, approximately 5 miles east of Hartsville.

Local groups sponsor Countdown to Kindergarten

Hartsville’s newest non-profit organization, And Still We Rise, in collaboration with First Steps of South Carolina, EdVenture Children’s Museum, the City of Hartsville, Duke Energy, Healthy Blue, the Genesis Community Foundation and Hartsville Household of Faith will sponsor the COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN Celebration, Friday, August 5, 2022, 5:00-7:00 pm in downtown Hartsville.

Grand Lodge creates two new members of Knights Pythias

The Grand Lodge of North Carolina and South Carolina at North Carolina’s 143rd Session created two members on the Knights of Pythias in Thomasville,NC on July 16, 2022.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Here are some of the local events that are happening soon.

Sheriff’s Office holds annual summer youth camp

Darlington County Sheriff’s Office held their annual summer youth camp at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hartsville last week.

BACKYARD STARGAZER: In August, a meteor shower is in the monthly forecast

Welcome to August and the end of Dog Days on the 11th.

Honor our Purple Heart Recipients

Take time to write a few lines and send in a picture of your favorite Purple Heart recipient.

Hartsville hitting back against ‘surprise’ floods

Hartsville has had localized flooding before in heavy summer rain, but what happened July 8-10 “caught everybody by surprise,” said Hartsville City Manager Daniel Moore.

Lamar continues Sesquicentennial events

Saturday, July 16th, the members of the American Legion Post 94 held the 4th event of Lamars 150th Anniversary Sesquentenial.

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