Francis Marion University senior defender Sam Pollard has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 13-19.  This marks the second straight week a Patriot has earned this award.

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(PAMPLICO, S.C.) – Florence School District 2 inducted six former athletes and coaches into its athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 3, prior to Hannah-Pamplico High School home game of the football season.

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FLORENCE, SC--For the fourth year in a row, Florence 1 Schools’ graduation rate has surpassed the state’s, according to the newly issued state report card. In 2021 Florence 1 had a 91.2 percent graduation rate, the district’s highest graduation rate ever, compared to the state’s 83.3 percent.

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Each year among our many submissions, we often find submissions that haven’t adhered to the Artists’ Rules as listed. We want each artist’s submission to move forward to judging and are offering the commonly seen disqualifications below. Please read the full rules here on our Prizes and Rule…

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Today’s cancer patient has a team of experts with a broad range of treatments available to them. McLeod Cancer Specialist Donny Huynh, MD, explains the many options.

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Ahhh, September! We have made it! The brutal heat of August is behind us, and we move into, hopefully, cooler times. This can be a huge encouragement to get out and get active!For September, let’s look at a very special lower-body exercise that helps increase leg stability and improve balanc…

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FLORENCE, S.C. - HopeHealth welcomes Veronica Ridpath, DO, to the Behavioral Health team at the Medical Plaza in Florence.  

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes Amanda Coker Burnette, MD, to the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence.  

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“This is a fascinating topic, but we are not talking about that time in high school when your girlfriend broke up with you and you moped around for a week or two,” says McLeod Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Fred Krainin. “The Broken Heart Syndrome that I’m talking about is a real clinical e…

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Francis Marion University will kick off their “Universities Studying Slavery” (USS) initiative with a performance by noted poet Glenis Redmond on September 23, 2021. SC Humanities helped support this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

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We are excited to once again begin our annual call to artists in the 12 Southeastern states! Adult artists working in all mediums from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to…

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On August 23, 2021, the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County welcomed Mildred Brown as the new Center Coordinator for the Lake City Senior Center.  Mildred Brown will replace Fannie Kennedy who will retire at the end of September. 

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Women who’ve lost a breast or breasts to cancer now can have their breast rebuilt, using their own tissue.  McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Dustin Eck describes this procedure.

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Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine so you can make an informed decision to get vaccinated with confidence. Every time a person is vaccinated, we get closer to bringing the pandemic to an end.

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FLORENCE, S.C.  – The articulation agreement between Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) now includes FDTC’s Business and Network Systems Management (NSM) students.FDTC students who earn an Associate in Applied Sciences through the Marketing, Mana…

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Sonda Jett-Clair of HopeHealth’s Diabetes and Nutrition Institute team has been recognized by the South Carolina Public Health Association as the Lifestyle Change Coach of the Year. The award is presented by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control e…

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The body’s response to a stressful event is simple. Adrenalin kicks in. Heart rate accelerates. Blood pressure rises. It’s the perfect preparation to fight or flee. However, sustained stress at work, home or elsewhere can hurt your heart.

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FLORENCE — Effective August 18, Francis Marion University is requiring that masks or face coverings be worn by everyone – vaccinated and unvaccinated – in indoor, public areas. This policy applies to all campus facilities and includes classrooms, hallways, laboratories, the library, and othe…

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That's right... the iHope counseling ministry is officially 4 years old!The Lord has brought a lot of healing in four years.In fact, everything that has happened in these four years has been from God! He is ever faithful, ever good.Even before we officially opened our doors, there were month…

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Florence SC  - Effective immediately, Florence-Darlington Technical College will implement a mask mandate for all employees, students and visitors, according to Interim President Ed Bethea. Regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status, masks will be required indoors, except in private offices o…

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FLORENCE, SC – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) required wastewater collection system operators, including the City of Florence, to enact public notification programs related to sanitary sewer overflows beginning in July 2008. In response to this re…

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As families prepare for the start of a new school year, Durant Children’s Center, in partnership with Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, announces the launch of Pee Dee Parent Helpline.

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FLORENCE, SC – August 09, 2021 - McLeod Health welcomes Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist Amaninder Dhaliwal, MD to the medical staff of McLeod Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dhaliwal joins fellow physicians Dr. Deepak Chowdhary, Dr. Terri Jaggers, Dr. Davinderbir Pannu, Dr. Tim Spur…

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FLORENCE, S.C.  - The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Area Commission has selected Dr. Jermaine Ford to serve as the college’s fifth president, effective October 4, 2021. The decision was made after a nationwide search to fill the position vacated by the Interim President Edward…

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As families prepare for the start of a new school year, Durant Children’s Center, in partnership with Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, announces the launch of Pee Dee Parent Helpline.

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Let’s begin with an exercise: visualize your least favorite food.What is it? Brussel sprouts? Liver and onions? Kale?Now ask yourself, why do you dislike it so much? Is it the flavor? The texture? The smell? Or is the reason more emotional?For me, it is eggplant. I haven’t enjoyed eggplant s…

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FLORENCE — With a new semester fast approaching, Francis Marion University is expanding in more ways than one.At the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, President Dr. Fred Carter reported the University had received $59 million in additional legislative funding for capital …

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Florence, SC MPD Electric Cooperative Inc. Darlington, SC donates 30 fans to help the seniors in Florence County. The fans will be distributed to clients who are on the Meals on Wheel program here in Florence County.

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Trinity Collegiate School (TCS) is delighted to announce its 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars. Trinity Collegiate School partners with The College Board to offer AP opportunities in 22 AP courses and is the only official Pre-AP school in the Pee Dee Region providing certified advanced p…