Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School hosts Senior Parade amid social-distancing rules

As a way to create camaraderie during this “very unusual time,” Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School in Darlington County held its first annual senior parade. The event was a way for students to show off the colleges they will be attending in the fall by decorating their cars in their college motif. This was an optional event for the graduates and parents watched the parade from their cars as the students drove around the school lot. The...

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FMU recognizes its top students with annual academic awards

Francis Marion University has announced the winners of its annual academic awards. The awards, a tradition at FMU, recognize the best students in various academic areas. The awards are selected by appointed committees and the faculty of each academic department, as appropriate. Many awards recognize graduating seniors but some recipients are underclassmen. The awards are typically presented at special ceremony during the final week of...

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Winners in rain-plagued races
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Winners in rain-plagued races

Rain plagued the rest of NASCAR’s race schedule last week at Darlington Raceway, as NASCAR returned from a two-month hiatus resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, May 19, an Xfinity Series race got rained out and rescheduled. On Wednesday, May 20, a Cup Series race also had rain problems, and was stopped with 20 laps remaining. Denny Hamlin (right) claimed victory in that race — NASCAR’s first Wednesday race...

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County School District names its 2020-21 Teachers of the Year

Twenty-three teachers will serve as their school’s 2020-21 Teacher of the Year after being chosen for the honor by their peers, the Darlington County School District announced. The Darlington County Teacher of the Year Program honors and awards those teachers who exceed expectations to provide meaningful and rewarding learning experiences for the students of Darlington County. The program is dedicated to all teachers who work...

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County extends public health emergency, delays budget vote
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County extends public health emergency, delays budget vote

By Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net Due to the continuing COVID-19 threat, Darlington County Council’s May 18 meeting was again broadcast to the public via Facebook while members of council and staff wore personal protective equipment and sat at least 6 feet apart in the council chamber. The meeting lasted just over 10 minutes, and council wasted little time moving through the evening’s agenda. Council extended...

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Trinity-Byrnes Class of 2020
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Trinity-Byrnes Class of 2020

TRINITY-BYRNES CLASS OF 2020—Top Row, left to right: Jay Lawson, Jarius Fajardo, Nic Perry, Matthew Warr, Powers Rogers, William Phipps, Noah Skeen, Blake Evans, Alek Huggins, Kershaw Sturkie, Light McNiel; 2nd Row from top, left to right: Abraham Damon, Hoon Sung, Joseph Wangeh, Jackson Lowe, Austin Greer, Andrew Saverance, Michael Roach, Jordan Jones, Caleb King, Zach Cary, Hampton Epps; 3rd Row from top, left to right: Luke Baker,...

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