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Effective March 1, Coastal Carolina University has transitioned to Phase 2 of the Coastal Comeback COVID-19 Operations Plan. Phase 2 allows for greater flexibility in face-to-face experiences and gatherings; however, moderate prevention and mitigation measures remain in place to safeguard th…

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Have you ever been working in your garden and been interrupted? This has happened to me many times. I left my tools, thinking I would come back to finish the job but get sidetracked. Hours or days later, I start looking for the shovel, rake, or pruners and cannot find them. One way to allevi…

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Dr. Henry Darby, 1975 Morris College alumni, Charleston County Councilman, and Walmart Associate at Walmart in North Charleston, South Carolina - lives up to the Morris College mission statement – “to produce graduates who can pursue useful and productive careers and in so doing enhance thei…

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Coker University recently appointed Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., as Dean of Nursing. Dr. Hart will develop and launch the institution’s inaugural bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is planned to start in the fall of 2022, pending approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. “Coker Uni…

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A total of 7,084 Coastal Carolina University students will soon receive either a $1,000 or $500 one-time grant as a result of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law in December 2020. In all, CCU will distribute more than $…

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Francis Marion University named 486 full-time students and 31 part-time students to its President’s List for the fall 2020 semester. An additional 539 full-time students and 66 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 

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The Trinity Collegiate School Key Club partnered with local nonprofit organization Pee Dee Book Project to conduct a book drive. The Key Club is the school’s chapter of the nationwide community service organization. All students had the opportunity to donate new or gently used books and othe…

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In life, there is only one constant: change. We cannot ignore it or resist it, and no matter how much we would like things to remain the same, change is inevitable. Sometimes, whether for good or for bad, we all reach a moment that changes the course of our lives forever. That moment came fo…

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Dr. Daniel Brauss, assistant professor of Mathematics at Francis Marion University, received the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award at the organization’s annual scholarship celebration Thursday night.

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Coastal Carolina University is planning to substantially grow and upgrade its library facilities. The University recently received state approval to build a $29.8 million Library Learning Complex adjacent to Kimbel Library, which will undergo a $10 million renovation of its own.

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The Coastal Carolina University Gupta College of Science, in collaboration with the Engineering Science program, is hosting its inaugural Engineering Week (EWeek) on Feb. 22-26, 2021. The week’s events will give CCU students and select area high school students the opportunity to learn more …

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Francis Marion University has received a $699,279 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to assist in upgrading the stormwater drainage system on campus and to make FMU’s main campus more resilient in the face of future storms and floods.

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Information contained here is offered by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce through many information sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Small Business Administration.

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Lander University announces the names of undergraduate students who are recognized with the honor of making the President’s List during the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0 over the course of the semester.

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Four students were recently presented gift cards for their winning submissions in the second annual Veterans with Hope “Thank a Vet” Art Contest. More than 25 artists participated in the contest in two age groups.

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Lander University has announced the names of outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean's List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3…

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I want to start by thanking our parents/guardians for your continued patience and understanding during this unprecedented period of time.  In addition, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of our staff for their unwavering commitment to our district and ensuring all of our students …

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DHEC needs public health allies like in their corner now more than ever, especially when it comes to combating pervasive myths about vaccines.

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The FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development has four businesses that have completed its one year in the incubator program in the Lake City and Florence location. The businesses in the Lake City incubator are Next Phase Development, LLC, Brown’s Clean Team, LLC, and Streamline Global Media…

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GREENWOOD, S.C.— Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 181 students during the University’s 162nd commencement ceremony on December 15, 2020.

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Francis Marion University took the first steps to establishing new graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy at its regular Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday. The board unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the University to amend its official mission statement so that…

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Florence, SC - McLeod Health recently expanded its School-Based Telehealth Program (SBTP) to Florence County School District Two – Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School and Hannah-Pamplico High School.

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For the second year in a row, the Trinity Collegiate School Competitive Cheer Team, coached by Mrs. Katy McCoy, won the SCISA State Championship. The Titans competed in the 3A Competitive Division II. They had the highest overall score for 1A, 2A, and 3A teams in the competition.

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a time to "Shine a Light" on issues facing runaway and homeless youth throughout the U.S. The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is hosting a series of national events throughout the month offering educational opportunities to learn more abo…