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DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District (DCSD) is providing breakfast and lunch for any child 0-18 years of age in Darlington County throughout the summer.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CURBSIDE MEAL DISTRIBUTION: We will distribute meals on Thursday, July 1, at our current school locations. Due to the upcoming holiday, middle schools will resume curbside meal distributions on Monday, July 5, and elementary schools will resume on Tuesday, July 6. Also, due …

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The Senior Citizens Association (SCA) in Florence County received 125 Emergency radios from the Duke Energy Foundation. These radios will be distributed to Florence County Home Bound Seniors/Meals on Wheels of Florence County clients. SCA is extremely appreciative for Duke Energy’s generous …

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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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“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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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.-  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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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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In honor of Women in History Month, the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library turns the spotlight on another community profile: Nicole Echols, Executive Director for Harvest Hope Food Bank of the Pee Dee, interviewed by Information Services Manager, Deborah Bartell. This virtual program i…

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It is important to keep your refrigerator, range, and oven clean. Regular cleaning of the refrigerator cuts down on spoiled food odors. Defrosting the freezer section as needed gives you more space for storage and cuts down the electric bills. The refrigerator should be cleaned on a monthly …

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Horry County, S.C. March 11, 2021 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Acline Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC, was damaged by a fire this morning. The Red Cross is helping two peopleby providing financial assistance for immediate needs such as …

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library presents a two-part virtual tea program that includes The Charleston Tea Plantation: Exploring the World of Tea, presented by the Bigelow Tea Company. The video explores the history of tea, as well as the early years of growing tea on Wadmalaw Isl…

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Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, COBRA allows for healthcare benefits to temporarily continue for workers and families during times of transition, job loss, and more. The time period of this extended coverage varies and depends on the reason for the loss of healthcare coverage.

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Are you considering enrolling in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? In this article, you will learn about the differences between each program, how to check your eligibility on Benefits.gov, and how and where to apply.

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We all know it’s important to drink enough water. And while the cooler months may make it seem like it’s not an issue, it’s just as easy to become dehydrated in the winter as it is during the summer.

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(Florence, SC) Lighthouse Ministries has paid off the mortgage on their building, The Patterson Building, located at 1416 W. Evans St. In late 2017, the local non-profit relocated to this building from its original location on 201 W. Elm St.

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About half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get fit, and by the third week of January, the majority give up and then feel like a failure. Want to make a change that will stick this year instead?Changing habits is not an easy thing. Habits include a trigger, an acti…

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of Southeastern artists and artisans. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. Makers Market will take place during the first weekend of ArtFie…

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Florence, SC – The Senior Citizens Association in Florence County celebrated the annual Thanksgiving Blessing, despite the obstacles. First held in 2008, the Thanksgiving Blessing was founded by former Florence City Councilman William “Bill” Bradham and local businessman Bubby Floyd in respo…

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COVID-19 has affected all of us and if you have diabetes it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself to keep your immune system healthy and strong. These 10 tips can help you take the best care of yourself during the pandemic:Check your Sugar! Those who do not take insulin should …

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Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce the distribution of $100k in grants directly to frontline healthcare staff in the state’s hospitals and health systems impacted by COVID-19.

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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On Benefits.gov, we aim to increase citizen access to government benefit information. Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’ve received requests for more information on Economic Impact Payments and how they may help during this difficult time. In this article, you will learn abo…

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We want you to join us for our virtual Good Neighbor Gala but if you don't remember your Facebook login information it may make it hard for you to attend.   Follow these simple steps below so you can enjoy the Gala: Click on your Facebook App  Click on the Search Button Type in Lighthouse Mi…

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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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Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.