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At its June 2021 meeting, the FMU Board of Trustees approved a resolution that put into effect the following changes to the Campus COVID Protocols, effective immediately for Summer 2021:

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As excited as we were to host a successful, in-person event, I think that the ArtFields Team needed some time to catch our breath and reflect on the experience.

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Dr. Will Bolt, associate professor of history at Francis Marion University, will present a special lecture entitled, “The Forked Road to Juneteenth” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th in the auditorium at The Leatherman Medical Complex in downtown Florence.

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Florence, SC   DSS Farmers’ Market Voucher Program has been postponed. Vouchers will not be distributed during the week of Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021. Please stay tuned for further information about the rescheduling date from SCA. For more information visit our website at www…

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“The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for everyone 12 and older,” says Dr. Benjamin. “Originally, it was only for individuals age 16 and older, but now the recommendation has been dropped to include the 12-to-15-year age range. Moderna is still for those 18 years of age or older, as is J…

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FLORENCE — Rapid growth continues to the be main item on Francis Marion University’s agenda as was apparent from University President Dr. Fred Carter’s report to the trustees at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus.

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The conditions of cardiac arrest or a heart attack are often confused, although both deal with the heart. McLeod Cardiologist Dr. Alan Blaker, Jr., explains the difference and what to do if you find someone in cardiac arrest.

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During the April 2021 Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent Dr. Richard O'Malley announced that commencement exercises will be held at the Florence Center on June 11th for West Florence (10:00 a.m.) and Wilson (4:00 p.m.) and on June 12th for South Florence (10:00 a.m.)

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FLORENCE, SC—Dr. Kendra Green has been named principal at Williams Middle School. She was approved by the Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees at the May 20th board meeting.

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Lake City’s art scene was kicked off with ArtFields, a nine-day art event that celebrates Southeastern artists and turns the entire town into an art gallery by displaying work in downtown businesses. But what about the other days of the year? What’s going on for art lovers and other visitors…

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes behavioral health consultant Maci Johnson to HopeHealth on Palmetto Street where she will serve patients in the pain management program.

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Congratulations to Fire Chief Billy Dillon on being selected as Firefighter of the Month for May 2021! Our Board took over the process of choosing the Firefighter of the Month for May to make this special recognition. We all know Chief Dillon is dedicated to Howe Springs and the citizens we …

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The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation, the nation’s premier accrediting agency for college and university education programs, has extended accreditation for the Francis Marion University School of Education through 2027.

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Florence 1 Schools is conducting a  survey  of parents for our local health care partners. The survey will provide information in regards to parents’ opinions about the COVID-19 vaccination.  If your child is in grades 5-12, we need to hear from you! Click the link below to complete the survey.

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Florence 1 Schools will be undertaking on a district-wide assessment in the 2021-2022 school year, partnering with the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence organization to complete a ‘Blueprint for Excellence.’

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Florence, S.C.-  The Mayor’s Coalition’s No One Unsheltered Committee will host its third “Blessings To Go” event to provide meals for the homeless community on Wednesday, May 19 t at the corner of Cashua Drive and Darlington Street from 11 am to 1 pm.

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On Tuesday, May 11th the Florence Chamber held an informational session on how seasoned business leaders could learn more about volunteering and sharing their business experience to help area small startup businesses.

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Francis Marion University celebrated the largest graduating class in school history at three, in-person commencement ceremonies held May 7 and 8 in the Smith University Center on the FMU campus. 

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Deep breath in … Exhale … Ahhh … May is in the air! The pollen is dissipating, and the ever-trusted hot South Carolina days are beginning to emerge. We have been on quite a journey of foundational work these first few months of 2021. The next building block is a tried and true, full-body mov…

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In the first phase of Florence 1 Schools’ transition to a middle school model, Moore Middle School and Sneed Middle School will welcome 6th through 8th-grade students when school starts on August 2nd, 2021. The new grade configuration won’t be the only change: Moore will be launching an inno…

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ArtFields continues through Saturday! Hundreds of art pieces are on display throughout Lake City. In addition to art, there are special events, live music, fun, and food. Field Guides are available to help guide you to all participating venues. You don't want to miss this awesome event!Here …

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Florence SC - Three hundred and fifty (350) shelf stable meals will be available to the Florence County Senior Community (*SCA non clients) experiencing health issues and/or limitations.  To register, please call the listed telephone number below, based on your pickup location before May 5, …