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The fourth most common cancer in men? It’s bladder cancer. While it’s less common in women, more than 600,000 people are living with bladder cancer in the U.S., and more than 83,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with this disease this year.

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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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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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Young people have a vision for their future that takes root in their community. The homegrown experiences and hometown connections, many of which originate in rural communities, drive their personal and career growth journey. But far too often, those rural communities are forgotten, resultin…

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To help promote public awareness around strokes in the United States and its prevention, the month of May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, each year, nearly 795,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a stroke. A stroke occurs in an i…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is awarding its first round of 2021 grants totaling $1,516,500 to 91 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty.Each of the nonprofits are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways:Mee…

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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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“I’m just pouring from an empty cup.” This widespread feeling continues to be shared among adults as they reemerge from a year defined by loss, routine changes, stress and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on everyone, but adults connected to infants and young children have th…

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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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Dr. Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American. She is the first woman to command the International Space Station, the first non-military Chief of the Astronaut Corps, and has completed 10 spacewalks – the most of any female astronaut. Check out the 4‑H activities she…

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Early this spring, I was honored to be chosen as the next Chief Executive Officer for Harvest Hope. After previously serving on the Board since 2015, I know what big shoes I am stepping in to fill. Throughout my volunteer time with Harvest Hope, it was incredible to watch the team serve thei…

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Florence, S. C. – Sam White is the new Director of Operations for House of Hope.  Previously, White was Director of Men.  He has been employed by House of Hope for more than 6 years.  White is a native Texan, finished high school in North Carolina, and graduated from Richmond Community Colle…

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We have all experienced loss in some form or another because of COVID-19. Loss triggers the grief process, known as the five stages of grief. Understanding and recognizing this process is crucial in knowing what to do when experiencing paralyzing anxiety, irritability or depression. Accordin…

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South Carolina Humanities and the Center for Civil Rights History and Research are pleased to present a community screening and discussion of the documentary film “Meltdown in Dixie.” The film chronicles the recent conflict over the flying of a Confederate flag outside of an ice cream shop i…

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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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Lake City, SC - The Lake City ArtFields Collective is proud to announce winners of the 9th annual ArtFields event held April 23-May 1. Each year, thousands attend the event to view artwork from Southeastern artists on display all around downtown Lake City. From renovated warehouses to boutiq…

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A celebration of Coastal Carolina University is now on full view in downtown Conway, as the murals of Teal Alley are complete and open to the public. The task of creating the murals was taken on by Yvette Arendt, assistant professor in visual arts, and her students during the spring semester…

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In the 1970s, Butch Presson decided to take advantage of the GI Bill based on his service in the United States Navy. Presson decided to enroll in the Environmental Engineering Technology program at what was then Sumter Area Technical College – now Central Carolina Technical College.

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A golden rule of lawn care is to only remove one-third of the grass blade during each mowing event. This means if you maintain the grass at a mowing height of two inches, the grass should be mowed when it is three inches tall. The blades of the grass are the only parts of the grass plant tha…

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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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Alison Askins, Children’s Trust event planner, explains how the organization had to adapt in staging the recently-completed Building Hope for Children Conference. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the biennial event became an object lesson in how to be flexible enough to adjust to changing circumsta…

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Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Joh…

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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, …

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FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth welcomes Cheryl Watson to HopeHealth in Timmonsville. Cheryl Watson is a behavioral health consultant with the HopeHealth beahvaioral health team.

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On April 13, 2021, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opened their new Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic located at 1800 Airpark Drive. The new 84,000 square foot clinic boasts 200 clinical treatment rooms and is a much-needed increase in size to provide the primary care, mental health a…

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Florence, SC,  – Julian (Jay) Hinesley has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of MUSC Health’s Florence Division effective mid-May 2021. The Florence Division encompasses MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, MUSC Health Marion Medical Center and their medical practices and affiliates.

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With the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and enrollment trends disrupting higher education, Coker University is committed to aggressively focus on innovation, thanks to $5M in funding from two family foundations within the Hartsville area.Coker is preparing a bold $10M plan targeting program…

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2020 will be remembered for what did…and didn’t happen. One of the staples that didn’t happen was Lake City’s special ArtFields…but 2021 is a different story as it’s a full go for all nine days once again for one of the biggest art festivals in the U.S. Southeast!

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A bad knee adds pain and takes the fun out of recreational activities, such as golf. A total knee joint replacement can remove the pain and return you to the golf course.  Even golfers, such as PGA professional Fred Funk and Nancy Lopez, a 48-time LPGA winning golfer, have undergone knee joi…