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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House of Hope Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter 2020 Year-End Review 941 unique individuals were served during 2020.  Of that number, 12 were veterans.  That translated into 5,617 nights of lodging and 18,300 meals served.  Additionally, we processed 1,900 loads of laundry for our g…

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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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    Evening of Hope with Tim Tebow!March 8, 2021   Tickets are still available for the Evening of Hope with Tim Tebow! Available only through Ticketmaster, they are selling fast and we anticipate a sell out. Come hear from Tim about God's work in his and yours. 100% of the proceeds from the …

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If this were a typical decade, we would be on the verge of delivering the first round of redistricting data from the 2020 Census. Our original plan was to deliver the data in state groupings starting Feb. 18, 2021 and finishing by March 31, 2021.    However, COVID-19 delayed census operation…

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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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Florence, S.C. – In response to the pandemic and in partnership with United Ways across their service area, Duke Energy granted $100,000 to be distributed among the state to assist individuals with utility assistance in hopes of removing barriers, increasing ease of access, and promoting hel…

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Darlington, SC- Trinity Collegiate plans 4.4 million campus expansion.Trinity Collegiate School plans to break ground this coming spring on a 4.4 million dollar campus expansion. The plans include an International Student dormitory, an Auxiliary Gymnasium, and an Academic Classroom Building.

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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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta. Because the hurricane is making landfall during the COVID-19 pandemic and affecting areas impacted by earlier storms this seaso…

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Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your benefit payment. In 2013, the Department of the Treasury issued a mandate to move away from checks as a method to deliver federal benefit payments. Since then, almost 99 percent of our Social Security beneficiaries have the…

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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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The House of Hope is pleased to announce  the groundbreaking for HOPE Village, our Tiny House project, on September 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at 1020 W. Darlington Street in Florence, SC.  This event caps off several years of planning and sets the stage for another way House of Hope will assist …

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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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Flood damage to your home or business can be stressful and financially devastating. With adequate flood insurance coverage and your important documents organized and stored appropriately, you can recover quicker from the unforeseen disaster.

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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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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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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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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought hardships to citizens with mortgage or rent payments, along with citizens that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) manages federal programs designed to help Americans with their ho…

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The first day of summer is June 20, but summer thunderstorms don’t wait for the solstice. Thunderstorms form quickly and lightning can be deadly. Lightning Safety Awareness Week is an effort by the National Weather Service to help increase lightning safety. It’s time to brush up on your ligh…

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Conway, S.C.- American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Copperhead Road, was damaged by a fire this evening.  The Horry County Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping a family of four by providing financial assistan…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., June 12, 2020 – Disaster-trained volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping approximately 20 people after an apartment fire along Greens Boulevard in Myrtle Beach Friday morning. At least 8 units were damaged.

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Hi, there. I am your neighborhood stormwater pond. You might call me by a different name, maybe lagoon, lake, or fishing pond, but chances are if you live in a community with a pond, it’s me, your friendly stormwater pond. I have been designed by engineers to perform an important job and hel…

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SC Humanities operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation granting funds received from federal (National Endowment of the Humanities), corporate, state, and private sources. The Board of Directors consists of twenty-two volunteer academic and public members. New members will begin three…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C., May 17, 2020 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Libra Drive, was damaged by a fire this morning.  The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The Red Cross is helping three clients by providing fina…

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Donations can be sent or taken to 3615 Hickson Road, Wallace, SC 29596. Gift cards, cash and checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 1351, Florence, SC 29501. Please indicate New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in the memo!

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During this pandemic we need your help more than ever before.  According to National Multifamily Housing Council, as of April 5th only 69% of renters made their April rent payment. Just today, they announced that there are more than 22 million people who have lost their jobs and filed for un…

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With April 1 approaching soon, businesses closing, and the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, many tenants are worrying about how they will make their next rent payments.