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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is collecting laptop and mobile phone donations through an established partner non-profit organization, America’s Adopt A Soldier, to help Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness stay connected to their hea…

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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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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth is striving to make the lives of children brighter this holiday season through its Children of Hope Christmas in July internal campaign.

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(Cheraw, SC) -- Diabetes is a health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. Most of the food one eats breaks down into sugar, also known as glucose, and then it is released into the bloodstream. As the blood sugar elevates, the pancreas releases insulin. Insulin allows t…

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DALLAS — When patients under age 54 were hospitalized with abnormal heart rhythms, those who abused alcohol were 72% more likely to die before being discharged, according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the virtual American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascula…

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Has shame ever led you to unplug almost entirely from your friends and family?This is a common scenario with folks who struggle with the debilitating pain of a personal addiction. Such confinement often worsens the harmful addiction cycle, causing further losses and devastation, commonly ref…

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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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In mid-March, Senior Citizens Association along with many partners and volunteers took an active and assertive role in combating food insecurity and reducing senior hunger among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Florence County.

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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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If the past few months have shown us anything, it is that there is no going back to normal. Beyond the unimaginable thought of full subway trains and crowded restaurants and bars, our “normal” was horribly flawed.

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The Federal Reserve Board on Friday modified the Main Street Lending Program to provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. As detailed in term sheets released today, the Board approved two new lo…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is asking South Carolinians to "Mask Up" as part of a new statewide campaign aimed at encouraging youth and young adults to embrace wearing a face mask in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In Sou…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR)’s State Board of Nursing issued a joint order giving nursing graduates temporary authorization to practice so they may assist health care fa…

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South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s most ambitious humanities academics and advocates. SC Humani…

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As the country has been wrestling with “reopening” the economy over the past month, attention at the local, regional, and national level has grown regarding childcare’s critical and foundational role in the economy. A recent ICS survey of South Carolina childcare providers, performed in Apri…

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Chances are you've heard about a food, drug or other method that claims to prevent, treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But while it might be tempting to use a questionable product or method to stay healthy during the pandemic, it's extremely unlikely to work and might cause s…

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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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The South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, McCormick County Chamber of Commerce, and Hickory Knob State Park, will offer a free virtual writing workshop in July.  The Communal Pen: Water/Ways workshop will allow participants to write to celebrate and e…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,741 new confirmed cases and 2 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 17 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths. There are currently 1,021 hospital beds oc…

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Founding of Francis Marion University
remains a hot topic, both then and now

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Florence-Darlington Technical College’s United Way Campaign for 2019-20 was recently recognized for its successful fund raising efforts of $9,287 last fall.  The United Way of Florence County presented FDTC with its Bronze Award.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — This week, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is beginning to report probable cases and probable deaths in regard to COVID-19. This makes South Carolina the 23rd state in the country to follow recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control a…

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Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Imagine your Story!” encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to youth from…

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Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2020 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Imagine your Story!” encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to youth from…

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Are you a guy who puts off doing a task and later wishes he’d just done it? Take care of your body. If you’re a man with Medicare, ask your doctor if you should get tested for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, or both. Getting screened is the smart move—screening tests can find cancer earl…

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When you're unhappy with the quality of your health care, you might first want to talk with the person who gave you the care. If you don’t want to talk to that person or need more help, you can file a Medicare complaint. Filing a complaint is your right, so if you think you aren’t getting hi…

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There are two new opportunities for volunteers to advocate for and enhance Camp Coker for all, If you are looking to become part of the history, but more importantly the future, of Camp Coker - this is for you. Most importantly - please share this information widely – we are looking for ways…

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For early childhood educators, the double pandemic of coronavirus and racism gripping our nation presents a complex set of challenges—and opportunities for change. In this moment of deep crisis, there are glimpses of a more just and equitable future ahead, and many action steps we can each t…

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 #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW | A Global Day of Giving and UnityNext Tuesday, May 5 we come together virtually as a global community… To give. To help. To thank. To heal.  Here are simple ways you can spread cheer and encourage the Pee Dee online.Take a 'Together We' UnselfieUse this #GivingTuesdayNow …

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Columbia, S.C., – In order to offset the extraordinary challenges to the American Red Cross of South Carolina’s mission of collecting lifesaving blood and responding to disasters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association is donating $100,000 dollars to t…