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Wreaths for Oakhaven residents

Darlington 4-H youth members recently made a total of 14 fall themed wreaths for Oakhaven nursing home residents.

Darlington First Baptist Church holds 7th annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

Darlington First Baptist Church had its 7th annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party on Nov. 15.

Hartsville Middle student wins 2020 DCSD Holiday Card Art Contest

Courtney Gainey, an eighth-grade student at Hartsville Middle School, is the winner of the Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) 2020 Holiday Card Art Contest.

During WWII, newsletter kept Darlington County soldiers’ home fires burning

In the summer of 1942, as World War II was consuming Europe and the Pacific, a Darlington man named Woods Dargan worried about the troops from Darlington County.

Cracking down on DUIs during the holidays

The Hartsville Police Department will be participating in the 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday Campaign administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

One SC Fund awards grants to Pee Dee agencies that fought Hurricane Florence

The One SC Fund Hurricane Response Committee has awarded $426,600 in grants to organizations across South Carolina for disaster relief and recovery projects.

Darlington Presbyterian plans two December events

Darlington Presbyterian Church at 311 Pearl St. will present a Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

Volunteers energize Darlington Garden Club

The Darlington Garden Club is in high gear!

FMU begins process to add new programs in health sciences

Francis Marion University took the first steps to establishing new graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy at its regular Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday.

Officials probe shooting

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting last Tuesday near the town of Society Hill.

Coker names Kearse assistant women’s basketball coach

Jasmine Kearse has been named the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Coker University, announced Monday, Nov. 9 by head coach Melissa DeVore.

Lamar advances to upper state with revenge win

It was sweet revenge for the Lamar Silver Foxes this past Friday night against the Wagener-Salley War Eagles.

Hartsville’s Pendergrass signs with Gamecocks

Hartsville High School senior D.P. Pendergrass, who has shown his strength as a football player for the Red Foxes, has signed a letter of intent to play a different sport — baseball — for the University of South Carolina.

Darlington Raceway to host 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race May 7

As part of NASCAR’s announcement of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, Darlington Raceway is scheduled to host a series race May 7, 2021.

Pranking the Tigers: The great USC-Clemson game of 1961

The Carolina-Clemson game, which has been played every year since 1909, is not taking place in 2020 because of the pandemic.

Van Alst Ranked No. 15 in The Open Mat’s Division II Preseason National Rankings

Coker University wrestler Zachary Van Alst is ranked No. 15 at 141 pounds in The Open Mat’s Division II preseason national rankings, announced back on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lamar Silver Foxes defeat Wagener-Salley War Eagles

Here is a photo gallery by Drake Horton, sponsored by Jeffords Insurance Agency.

Lamar Silver Foxes to face Southside Christian

The 8-2 Lamar Silver Foxes will face 8-0 Southside Christian for the Class A Upper State Championship on Friday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Simpsonville, S.C.

Trinity Collegiate golfer Zeigler signs with USC

Trinity Collegiate senior Gene Zeigler became the first student athlete at the school to sign a letter of intent to play golf for the University of South Carolina.

Armengol, Christie ranked in FloWrestling national rankings

Coker University wrestlers Omar Armengol and Corey Christie were tabbed in FloWrestling’s Preseason Division II national rankings Nov. 3.

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.

Ervin and Reynolds engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shuman Ervin of Darlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Dargan Ervin, to Brenton Allen Reynolds…

Trinity-Byrnes Class of 2020

Trinity-Byrnes 2020 Seniors gather for class picture.

Proper etiquette for graduation guests

Graduation ceremonies celebrate the accomplishments of students who worked hard to earn their diplomas and degrees. As significant as these ceremonies can be, they also tend to be lengthy, which can make guests uncomfortable and antsy.

For many teens, adolescence is a very trying time

Adolescence can be a trying time for teenagers and their parents. According...

Photo mural honors area grads

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net In a normal year, high school...

The first race at Darlington without Harold King

By Joe VanHoose Special to the News & Press NASCAR returned to action...

Harvick wins NASCAR’s Real Heroes 400

Kevin Harvick ruled the track Sunday in Darlington as NASCAR returned to...

Families can volunteer together

The efforts of volunteers often go unnoticed, but the thoughtful men, women...

Janice Suggs Miller

Janice Suggs Miller, 67, of Darlington died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.

Gladys Louise Hutson Brown

Gladys Louise Hutson Brown, 83, of Darlington went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Joe Mims

Joe Mims, 89, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 6, 2020.

Rose Webster

Rose Jacobs Webster, 94, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Eloise S. Smyre

Eloise Stogner Smyre of Darlington, 95, died Nov. 9, 2020. Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Gerald O’Neal Byrd Sr.

DARLINGTON – Gerald O’Neal Byrd Sr., 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Geraldine M. Malloy

Geraldine M. Malloy of Chesterfield died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Chesterfield on Oct. 22, 2020, one week after celebrating her 79th birthday.

Owen Hawkins

 Allen Owen Hawkins, 67, of Darlington passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

Doris Jordan Goodson

Doris Jordan Goodson, 85, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Geraldine M. Malloy

Geraldine M. Malloy of Chesterfield died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Chesterfield on Oct. 22, 2020, one week after celebrating her 79th birthday.

A clean heart and a right spirit: That’s our path

America began as a small group of Christians who believed in God and the Bible and considered their faith as their highest priority.

A Mill Village Thanksgiving remembered

The long-awaited holiday had arrived. It was the first since school had begun back in September.

In praise of the beaver, the rodent that eats trees

Back when I worked in wildlife cinematography, I tried to film the beavers on an old woodland pond back home.

The hardest times, the softest quilts: Remembering Mama’s handiwork

I spent my childhood years in the ’20s and ’30s.

Where big trees, history and preservation live

Oct. 26 found me on a history adventure courtesy of Ralph Scurry.

The election and remaining steadfast in our faith

People talk about faith all the time and this a good thing, however, along with our confidence, there must also be a collection of other Godly character traits operating within us in order to have a balanced and sincere relationship with Him.

Staying calm as we continue to pray

Do you believe that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind or do you consider the philosophy where He stands back and calmly watches everything happen?

When the small-town apothecary worked magic

Remember the old drugstores? Most have faded into the night.

Let us try to overcome evil with good

Many are in a serious battle today with their health, finances, relationships and are being attacked with anxiety, fear and depression.

The ‘stretch-out’: The idea that wrecked life for mill workers

During the mid-1920s and on into the mid-1930s, the textile industry was expanding all over the South.

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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