The new year brings new opportunities for employment at Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is a 6-acre, family-friendly waterpark adventure located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day, the attraction has welcomed over 197,000 visitors in its fi…

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The Elizabeth Pettigrew Durant Children’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Satellite Center has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance …

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Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Interim President Edward Bethea is pleased to announce the President's and Dean’s Lists for the College’s 2020 Fall Semester. A full-time (12 Credit Hours or more) FDTC student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) to be named to the Presid…

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Pelvic relaxation may sound like something pleasant but that is definitely not the case. The phrase is another way of describing pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor– the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and control the bladder, ut…

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Kalmia Gardens of Coker University recently celebrated the completion of its new observation platform, which was made possible thanks to generous grants from The Byerly Foundation, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Charles and Elizabeth Coker Foundation, The Charles and Joan Coker …

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Coker University celebrated its 2020 commencement with five separate ceremonies: a ceremony on Friday evening, December 11, for graduate students and four separate ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, for its undergraduate students. Across all five ceremonies, approximately 150 students atte…

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During what has been a difficult year for many, Coker University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at their fall meeting to freeze tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year. In previous years, the university allowed for a standard, annual incremental tuition increase. “Many students and th…

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From technology to set design, Coker faculty have been asked to present their expertise to regional, national, and international organizations. Assistant professor of art Jasmine Baetz led a community-produced public art project during her time at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The uni…

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At a Regular City Council Meeting held on December 8, 2020, City of Hartsville City Council voted to extend the temporary ordinance requiring customers to wear face coverings in Hartsville to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The original ordinance passed on August 11, 2020 and was renewed…

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The Byerly Foundation and the Sonoco Foundation have contributed to the Community Foundation for a Better Hartsville to provide boost grants to non profits who do work in the greater Hartsville area. The application for the grants is available here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLS…

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Darlington, SC- Trinity Collegiate School partnered with Manna House to have a food drive for the holiday season. During one of the student council meeting this fall, the students discussed the need being felt in the community and called Manna house to see which food items were in need most …

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Coker University recently announced Tyson J. Beale, Ph.D., is the institution’s new Vice President of Student Services.The Vice President of Student Services is the chief student services officer of the University, an invaluable part of the Executive Leadership Team, and a position that repo…

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Darlington, SC - Trinity Collegiate School received $15,000 from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation to be used for tuition assistance and financial aid. This is not the first contribution that McGinnis Foundation has given to Trinity Collegiate. It has supported the School for many …

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FLORENCE —  MUSC Health is offering increased testing capacity across the state and results are typically reported within 24-48 hours, so test availability or turnaround time should not be a deterrent to individuals. Ideally, individuals, families and friends should be tested within five day…

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Darlington, SC- Trinity Collegiate School received a $50,000 grant from the Sonoco Foundation to be used toward the campus expansion project. The donation came from the partnership between the Sonoco Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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Darlington, SC- Trinity Collegiate plans 4.4 million campus expansion.Trinity Collegiate School plans to break ground this coming spring on a 4.4 million dollar campus expansion. The plans include an International Student dormitory, an Auxiliary Gymnasium, and an Academic Classroom Building.

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For the second year in a row, the Trinity Collegiate School Competitive Cheer Team, coached by Mrs. Katy McCoy, won the SCISA State Championship. The Titans competed in the 3A Competitive Division II. They had the highest overall score for 1A, 2A, and 3A teams in the competition.

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Each student who received the Honor Roll designation must have maintained no less than 90 average for the “A” Honor Roll and no less than 80 average for the “A/B” Honor Roll cumulatively for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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John Florence, Jr., Vice President Human Resources, General Counsel, and Secretary for Sonoco Products Company, was recently elected to the Coker University Board of Trustees. Florence’s three year term began with the Board’s July meeting."Mr. Florence brings thoughtful experience and unique…

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Kalmia Gardens of Coker University recently received a generous grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for improvements to a section of its boardwalk, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the gardens.This project will replace and raise the boardwalk using pylons that will increase the longe…

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Jameson Sheehy, a 7th-grade student at Trinity Collegiate School, was recently honored for achieving an exceptional score on the SAT, the same test taken by college bound high school students. Jamesontook this above-grade-level test as a participant in the Duke University Talent Identificati…

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Francis Marion University’s Fine Arts Department and several community arts organizations are joining forces to present a free, outdoor concert series this fall at the FMU Performing Arts Center amphitheater.

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Between 1946 and 1952 no fewer than four drive-in movie theaters opened in Florence: The Florence Drive-In, The Ace (Bright Leaf), The Circle, and last but not least, the Palmetto Drive-In Theater.The Palmetto was located on the north side of the Darlington highway (US 52 / Lucas Street), ne…

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only. The MU…

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The Hartsville Police Department participated in the Sober or Slammer Campaign from 08/21/2020 to 09/07/2020.  During this campaign, officers increased enforcement efforts including aggressive patrols for impaired drivers.  Please help us keep the roads safe by not drinking and driving or ge…

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On Tuesday, September 15, Trinity Collegiate School held its annual College Information Kickoff Night for the senior class. Director of College Counseling at Trinity Collegiate, Mr. Weston Nunn, presented to the group of eager parents and students. The event was also live-streamed over Googl…

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Partners within Darlington County have teamed up to present a Mask Up Darlington County initiative to encourage residents and visitors to mask up to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Darlington County, Darlington County School District, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and the City of Ha…

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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Trinity Collegiate School received one of its largest pledges from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation. The foundation was established in Virginia in 1998 and focuses on giving to organizations including: Roman Catholic human services, child care, educational, medical, and health ser…