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Two held in Byerly Park shooting

Hartsville police report that two men have been charged after one person was shot and wounded May 5 at Byerly Park.

Local man hurt as tree falls on mobile home during storm

Strong storms that moved through Darlington County May 4 left one man injured when a tree fell on his mobile home in the Clyde community.

Teen accused of dropping ‘boulder’ onto a vehicle

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has charged a teenager in connection with a December 2020 incident in which someone dropped a “boulder” from an overpass, seriously injuring a teen who was riding in a vehicle below on I-95.

Man says passenger shot at him

A Darlington County man says he was fired at four times May 2 when a driver pulled into his driveway and he asked the driver to leave.

Sixty-seven apply for city manager’s job

Sixty-seven people have applied to replace Howard Garland as Darlington’s city manager, officials said.

Courthouse loosens its COVID-19 precautions

The Darlington County Courthouse has taken a giant step toward being “back to normal” after a year of strict COVID-19 precautions.

‘Convinced in the goodness of our nation’: Sen. Scott speaks to Hartsville audience

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., wants to make one thing clear: “I am standing here before you today as someone who is completely convinced in the goodness of our nation and of our state.

City moving to register vacant homes, businesses

Darlington City Council is moving forward on a plan that would require the owners of all vacant homes and vacant commercial buildings in the city limits to register their properties with the city and pay a yearly fee that eventually could go as high as $3,000.

Fantastic deals!!!

Great deals in this week’s Darlington County News & Press!

Rice speaks at Darlington Library

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., speaks at the Darlington Library on Friday, May 7.

Truex wins Goodyear 400 in Darlington

Martin Truex, Jr., celebrated his Goodyear 400 win on Sunday.

Southern 500 to run at full capacity Sept. 5

NASCAR says there will be no COVID crowd limits when the Southern 500 race is run at Darlington this fall.

Lady Tigers defeat Lady Red Foxes 6-5

Tuesday, May 4, the Lady Red Foxes lost 6-5 in the extras to the Lady Tigers in a varsity softball match in Florence.

Hartsville Red Foxes defeat Wilson Tigers

The visiting Hartsville Red Foxes defeated the Wilson Tigers 15-0 in a varsity baseball action Tuesday, May 4th, in Florence.

Darlington Country Club hosts Second Annual Michael Dean Sigmon Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 1st, The Darlington Country club hosted its second annual Michael Dean Sigmon Memorial Golf Tournament.

Raceway welcomes honorary guests

Race week has finally arrived for the new spring home of the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway.

Dillon Lady Wildcats defeat Darlington Lady Falcons 14-8

The Dillon Lady Wildcats defeated the visiting Darlington Lady Falcons 14-8 in the first game of the doubleheader played in Dillon at 5:00 p.m. and 4-0 in the second game played at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.

Darlington honors 2021 Baseball players

Before Tuesday’s home varsity baseball game against the Lamar Silver Foxes, Darlington honored all the senior baseball players of the 2021 season.

Darlington Falcons defeat Lamar Silver Foxes 7-6

The Darlington Falcons defeated the visiting Lamar Silver Foxes in a varsity baseball skirmish 7-6 in Darlington, Tuesday, April 27th.

Raceway, ice-cream company strike new sponsorship deal

Darlington Raceway has announced a multiyear partnership with PROOF Alcohol Ice Cream, an artisan ice cream company that is aimed at customers 21 and older.

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.

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…

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.

Joann Wood Sturkie

Joann Wood Sturkie, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Joann was born in Denmark to Kenneth and Pearl Wood on April 29, 1940.

Sammy Nance

Samuel “Sammy” Angus Nance, 84, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 9, 2021.

William C. Ervin

DARLINGTON — William Cowan Ervin (Willie) died Tuesday, April 6, 2021,...

T.J. Wilkes

imothy Justin “T.J.” Wilkes, 39, died Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Jack Edward Richardson

Jack Edward Richardson, 70, son of the late Sion “Red” Richardson and Essie G. Robinson, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Jan Lynn

Jan Thomas Lynn, 68, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, in a local hospital.

Samuel Leon Beckham Jr.

Samuel Leon Beckham Jr., “Sandy,” passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 25, 2021, at his home.

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

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

Compelled to pick up rocks: A collector’s story

Do you pick up rocks? I do. I feel compelled to pick up rocks. And so do others.

For Mother’s Day: What Mama meant to me

Mama has been gone a long time, but I remember Mama!

Fathers, birthdays and learning the value of hard work

Tomorrow, my father will be 89 and I still can’t believe it.

It’s gardening time again …but watch out for snakes

The calendar has already announced that spring is here and that means it is time to think about gardening.

The real oldest profession: Stone masonry

Hauling two wire cages of stacked stone, the flatbed turned right and crept uphill.

Copper’s allure devastated the hills that hid it

The hills were red. Barren, like some alien landscape. Nothing green.

Five very simple rules for getting older

Last Tuesday, April 13, was my 57th birthday. When I was a teen, and even during my 20s, people 50 and older seemed almost ancient to me.

Wild azaleas and the travels of William Bartram

Blooms, blossoms and bracts splash color everywhere you look this time of year.

Making an impression, whether we want to or not

Impressions are a constant thing in our lives. We make them on others and form them of everyone we meet.

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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