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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…

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Coker University has been included in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature as a “Best Southeastern” school, making this the institution’s 16th consecutive year on the list. “Coker continues to be included as a ‘Best Southeastern’ school year after year as…

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Dr. Susan Daniels Henderson, Provost and Dean of Faculty of Coker University, recently announced the addition of three new faculty members: Jasmine Baetz, Charlie Domahidi, and Jesse Galas.“The University is grateful for the experience and expertise our new faculty members bring to the Coker…

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The City of Hartsville will be hosting a face mask distribution event outside of The Medical Group, 1304 W. Bobo Newsome Highway, on Friday, August 28th from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (or while supplies last). This will be a drive-thru event and two masks will be given per person or five per family. …

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Leaders from Coastal Carolina University, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College recently signed a mutual assistance compact, which is the first of its kind in the state. 

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Coker University was recently awarded a 2020 TRIO Student Support Services Program Grant for $261,888 annually for the next five years, which will help the institution provide additional academic and support services to first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabi…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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The year 2020 has been one that even the most prepared people likely were not ready for.  As city officials, we often take classes on how to prepare for disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural happenings. There is no course, book, or teacher that could prepare us for e…

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COVID-19 has not stopped local charities in their efforts to help their communities and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative (PDEC) has certainly not stopped supporting those organizations in a time of great need. Click Here For More Details

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Hartsville’s Hidden Hero for the month of July is Andrea Steen. Andrea has been with the City of Hartsville for 4 years and is currently serving as the Museum Manager at the Hartsville Museum. She leads a small staff at the Museum and has a true passion for telling the story of Hartsville. O…

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The Advanced Placement Test which is taken each year by students who have completed AP courses is a college-level test administered by The College Board. The exams' function is to determine college credit or course placement. Students demonstrate college level achievement through the AP cour…

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FLORENCE, S.C. (July 20, 2020) – Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) will host its second Open Arena Registration of the summer on August 17 at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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After being approved for re-accreditation by South Carolina Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) in March, Trinity Byrnes was official awarded accreditation through the 2025 academic year by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts,…

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The City of Hartsville will begin distributing reusable cloth face masks to citizens at several locations throughout the city, while supplies last. The masks come from generous donations from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Byerly Foundation, and the Sonoco Foundation.

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PruittHealth Hospice is seeking volunteers to visit patients both in facillities and at home. Volunteers are a crutial part of hospice and serve in a variety of ways including companionship, chatting, and reading to patients and providing respite for a caregiver to run an errand or attend an…

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics president, Dr. Sally Goza, unveiled a new parent marketing campaign, “Call Your Pediatrician,” to encourage parents to schedule well-child visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.Well-child visits should take place in person in a medical home, not in …

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Happy 4th of July from the Hartsville Police Department!  We hope everyone has a great time this weekend celebrating our independence with family and friends.  Celebrations involve good food off the grill, maybe fireworks as soon as it turns dark, and sometimes alcohol.  Too often, our celeb…

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At a Special City Council Meeting held on June 30, 2020, City of Hartsville City Council passed a resolution to encourage the use of face masks or coverings in Hartsville to help combat the spread of COVID-19. This resolution passed with a vote of 7-0 as all council members were in favor of …