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On Saturday, March 27th, the City of Hartsville will host the Community Easter Eggstravaganza in four city parks. This will be a self-guided, at your own pace Egg Hunt that will kick off from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Pride Park, Lawton Park, Burry Park, and Byerly Park.This free event will featur…

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Internationally renowned dance company Dance NOW! Miami will be performing at Coker University on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM in Watson Theatre. Coker faculty, staff, and students have the option to attend in-person as there are a limited number of in-person tickets available on a f…

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Neptune Island Waterpark is counting down the days until summer returns and their gates open for the season. The region’s destination for summer fun will open to the public for the 2021 season on Sunday, May 16th following an exclusive 2020 & 2021 Season Pass Holder Day on Saturday, May 15th.

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The Hartsville Museum is proud to announce that they have been awarded a major grant from the South Carolina Humanities for the H.H. Butler—Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Digitization Project. The funds from SC Humanities will help the Hartsville Museum take a piece of Hartsville history …

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Coker University recently appointed Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., as Dean of Nursing. Dr. Hart will develop and launch the institution’s inaugural bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is planned to start in the fall of 2022, pending approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. “Coker Uni…

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Florence, SC, - McLeod Health, in cooperation with a large number of community partners, emergency management support, SCDHEC and city officials both at the coast in Myrtle Beach, SC and also in the Pee Dee area at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC has scheduled several major vaccinat…

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The Trinity Collegiate School Key Club partnered with local nonprofit organization Pee Dee Book Project to conduct a book drive. The Key Club is the school’s chapter of the nationwide community service organization. All students had the opportunity to donate new or gently used books and othe…

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Trinity Collegiate School is thrilled to announce one of the largest single financial gifts in the school’s history of $274,466.35. During its 25th Anniversary Year, Trinity Collegiate School has been honored by the bequest from the estate of Dr. Genie Lee. Dr. Lee’s gift will bolster the sc…

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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.