COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced updated recommendations for COVID-19 testing.“DHEC continues to emphasize the importance of testing,“ said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Physician. “While many people with COVID-19 have mil…

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the winners of the 2020 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Community Partnership Challenge recognizing VA facility partnerships with local community organizations that help Veterans and their families lead happier he…

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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Donald Jay Wierenga was born in July 1932 in Jenison, Michigan. Toward the end of the Korean War in 1953, he received a draft notice and subsequently joined the Army. He completed induction at Fort Wayne in Detroit, Michigan then departed for Fort Custer in Michigan. Wierenga eventually arri…

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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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Family strengthening programs are needed now more than ever, and Children’s Trust continues to work with its partners across South Carolina to deliver services to children and families during the coronavirus pandemic. While social distancing has limited much of the in-person contact usually …

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Francis Marion University Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Jeremy Rentsch was recently named recipient of a grant from South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence’s Bioinformatics Pilot Program (SC INBRE-BIPP), funded by the National Institutes of Health.The $10,000 gran…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced updated recommendations for COVID-19 testing.“DHEC continues to emphasize the importance of testing,“ said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Physician. “While many people with COVID-19 have mil…

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A Coastal Carolina University theatre professor has gone viral. A short video of Robin Edwards-Russell teaching from home on the first day of class has been viewed millions of times. The exposure draws attention to CCU and how instructors are teaching with passion and enthusiasm even from a …

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the winners of the 2020 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Community Partnership Challenge recognizing VA facility partnerships with local community organizations that help Veterans and their families lead happier he…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 704 new confirmed cases and 26 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 17 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death.This brings the total number of confirmed …

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Times are tough. Many of us have never experienced anything like the current COVID-19 pandemic which remains in full force and affects us all. Almost every aspect of life has been impacted in some way.People are experiencing multiple stressors and conflicts such as being quarantined due to p…

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South Carolina Humanities, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program, is pleased to present the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways in South Carolina. The exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, cultu…

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You may be home quarantining or working from home; however, that does not necessarily mean you desire to cook three meals a day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. August is National Sandwich Month, and sandwiches can be a delicious, nutrient-rich, and quick meal to help save time in the kitchen.

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FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence is pleased to announce the promotion of Shannon Tanner as the new Fire Chief effective August 15, 2020.  This selection follows the June 2020 appointment of Randall Osterman as Florence City Manager. 

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Paul T. Gayes, Ph.D., a professor of marine science and executive director of the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University, is using a new Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanner to conduct research on long-term beach erosion and renouri…

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The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has awarded professorships to faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service. The following professorships have been awarded for 2020-2021: The Vereen Teaching Impact Award to…

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 Florence, SC-  From 8/10-9/7, 2020, help show your pet off by entering them in the FAHS “Paparazzi for Pets” 2021 Photo Calendar Contest. For $20, you can enter your pet’s picture. They automatically will be showcased on a day out of the year. You can then invite your friends and family to …

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After the cancellation of ArtFields 2020, it’s been pretty quiet in Lake City this spring and summer. We’re thrilled to be back in business with a dual gallery opening on August 21st! Join us that night from 6-8PM for the first look at the artwork. In accordance with the City of Lake City’s …

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The #FarmON Benefit Concert is the grand finale of the Farm Journal Field Days, serving as a ‘thank you’ to farmers and ranchers for their hard work and determination to keep our food system going.

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Joe N. Hazel was born in 1921. In 1943, the Army drafted him, and he went to Florida for basic training. He spent some time in Fort Meade, Maryland, before traveling to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, where he joined the 42nd Infantry Division. Hazel trained as an infantryman and as a wireman, with t…

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Jesus Holguin was born on a farm in Anthony, Texas, Aug. 6, 1919. Holguin was one of six children, having two sisters and three brothers. Holguin’s brothers all served in in World War II.On Feb. 21, 1942, at the age of 22, the Army drafted Holguin. He served with 35th Infantry as a rifleman.…

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Since March 4, 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 has been releasing short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. The final, 26th, episode of the series wil…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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Richard Sherman joined the Aviation Cadet Corps in January 1942. After basic training, he attended bombardier school in Santa Ana, California, and in Kirtland Field near Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also trained as a navigator, a secondary role that many bombardiers served. Sherman initially …

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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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George Paris Davis III’s post-secondary goals were very different from his peers, who often sought student deferments to avoid being drafted: Davis attempted to join the Army in 1965, but was turned away due to arthritis in his knees. Davis enrolled in college, but dropped out and worked sev…

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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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(New York, NY) Scholastic will publish J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog, an original fairy tale, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in the US and Canada in hardcover and ebook formats, with international editions to follow soon after.  

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Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness can now stay connected with their health care providers, case managers, and loved ones thanks to a nonprofit organization’s collaboration with VA.America’s Adopt A Solider has worked with VA since 2010 on a multitude of services and support fo…