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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Hartsville, SC— The Hartsville Police Department participated in the Sober or Slammer Campaign from 08/21/2020 to 09/07/2020.  During this campaign, officers increased enforcement efforts including aggressive patrols for impaired drivers.  Please help us keep the roads safe by not drinking and driving or getting a designated driver to take you home.  If you see an impaired driver, please call 911 ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Pee Dee Electric and Marlboro Electric Announce New Partnership AgreementPee Dee Electric Cooperative and Marlboro Electric Cooperative are pleased to announce their entry into a management agreement, effective September 18, 2020.Under the terms of the agreement, William Fleming, Jr. will serve as President and CEO of both cooperatives. This strategic partnership aligns the two neighboring ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    We are pleased to announce that Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Pegasus ULD® received FAA approval. https://bit.ly/3kl0iPz
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Federal benefit recipients can still get an EIP payment for their childrenIf you receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement or veteran's benefits, but didn't receive a $500 per child payment with your Economic Impact Payment, it’s not too late to get this money.  Use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Heretool to register for a catch-up payment for a qualifying ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation Announces New Board MembersColumbia, SC ─ The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors.   Dr. Tom Burns is the Senior Vice President for Parsons in Aiken, SC.   Jason Hong, a 1993 GSSM graduate, is a ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Hartsville, SC—Partners within Darlington County have teamed up to present a Mask Up Darlington County initiative to encourage residents and visitors to mask up to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Darlington County, Darlington County School District, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and the City of Hartsville have all joined this initiative that kicks off on Monday, September 14th.   This ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
        McLeod Health         Colorectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger People   Dr. Terri JaggersMcLeod Digestive Health CenterEarlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) published a report in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians which indicated colorectal cancer cases are on the rise in young adults.  While the rate is dropping among people age 65 and older, largely ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
        Important reminders for Sunday's service:Masks are required during inside and outside services. There will be masks available for anyone who does not bring one.  This is a Methodist Conference mandate as well as a City of Hartsville order.As you enter our campus Sunday morning, please stop by the Welcome table so that we can record your name.  We ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    As a member on the Darlington County Coordinating Council (DC3), leading the Community Needs Assessment Team, we would like for you to please complete the survey as soon as possible at this link: https://tinyurl.com/Community-Improvement-Survey to gather information to determine some of the needs for the county.   Your feedback in completing this survey is highly important to us, as we are ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    ArborOne Farm Credit offices will close early Friday, September 11, 2020, for our Annual Employee Appreciation Day. The Conway office will close at 10:00am and Florence will close at Noon. Customers who need to drop off payments are encouraged to use the drop box located at each office. We apologize for any inconvenience!
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    Just to clarify: • ALL K-8 students have LEAP days this week. • Face-to-face students will attend school one day this week to pick up their technology, take assessments, and learn about how to sign in to classes, and access lessons. • Virtual students will pick up their technology and textbooks, then take their assessments online. Virtual students are ENCOURAGED to attend several orientation ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    New Group Exercise Schedules for September are posted!Check out schedules for all three branches: www.ymcaupd.org
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    he Pee Dee Workforce Development Board is announcing the opening of the public comment period for the Local and Regional Area Plans for 2020-2023.   The Plans serve as a four-year action plan to develop, align and integrate service delivery strategies and to support the State’s vision and strategic operation goals under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).    The plans are ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
        Photos of the Week! We have more great photos to share!  We hope you are enjoying these last days of summer!!  While taking social distancing seriously, we have loved seeing the creative activities you have been up to and ways you have been enjoying nature and the great outdoors.  Email your photos with a brief description to scopes@peedeelandtrust.org, and we will post them ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    Elizabeth Thompson named 2020-21 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year   DARLINGTON, S.C. – Elizabeth Thompson, an English teacher at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, will represent Darlington County School District (DCSD) as District Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.   Superintendent Dr. Tim Newman made the announcement during the district’s annual ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The Darlington County School District (DCSD) will provide all K-12 students with free breakfast and lunch for 2020-2021 school year, the district announced today. During the times when students are out of the buildings for eLearning and for the Darlington County Virtual Academy students, meals will be available through curbside pickup at the schools, as well as pickup locations ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
     Welcome to our e-newsletter, "The Laurel Branch."New Card ReaderThere is a fun and quick new way to make a donation to Kalmia Gardens every time you visit. Just swipe your credit or debit card at the kiosk for a fast and thoughtful donation of five dollars. We will be using the donations to help us complete different projects around the Gardens. Keep your eyes open for the improvements, and swipe ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
    Cypress Adventures, Inc. High School mentor spots are full! Last chance to sign-up middle school students - Lottery drawing for middle school enrollment will take place this Tuesday, Sept. 8. Visit our web site to sign-up.           
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Friday, September 04, 2020
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
    FOR THE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 CITY COUNCIL MEETING, THE CHAMBERS WILL BE OPEN AND MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED. THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AT  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyZJVNHT8NtgJrqpIYpde4w WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.   COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY NOON ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING TO  city.clerk@hartsvillesc.gov  WILL BE READ ALOUD FOR THE ...read more
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    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Covid 19 Seating for Dine-In Customers Due to the space restrictions in our dining area and the spacing requirements from DHEC, we can only seat 5 people at each table. Parties larger than 5 people will have to split up over separate tables. We cannot pull tables together. We regret having to take these measures, but it was the only way to maximize our dining capacity at the 50% level and ...read more
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    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee Dear YMCA Community, Along with our partner, One Church of Hartsville, the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee will be a Community Enrichment Center facilitating e-learning starting September 8th to Darlington County School District students at the Hartsville YMCA facility. The dates for this program will be from September 8th-11th and September 14th-18th for grades K5-7th. The ...read more
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    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    GSSM's Spark! and ENGAGE Virtual After School Programs Now Accepting Applications  Hartsville, SC – The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its free virtual after school programs Spark! and ENGAGE. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/outreach.    Delivered by GSSM's Center for Science Education & Outreach, Spark! ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
      NEWS     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dr. Nehru Joins McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates  (September 2, 2020 – Florence, SC) The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Vijeyaluxmy “Viji” Nehru to the cancer team.Dr. Nehru joins Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, Dr. Michael Pavy, Dr, Sreenivas Rao, Dr. Jamie Smith, Dr. Karim Tazi and Dr. ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    For more information, contact:Christopher McKagen, Communications Specialist843-398-2284 or 843-601-5836Christopher.McKagen@darlington.k12.sc.us   For Immediate Release: Sept. 2, 2020  Duke Energy grant purchases books for thousands of DCSD students   DARLINGTON, S.C. – A grant from the Duke Energy Foundation enabled the Darlington County School District (DCSD) to purchase books for thousands ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    Visit Hartsville, SC RESTOCK ALERT Our best-selling Small Town, Big Heart t-shirts have been restocked in all sizes. These are the perfect shirts to help your show off your Hartsville pride! They are available at the Key to Your Hartsville (106 East Carolina Avenue) or online at https://thekeyhartsville.square.site/shop/t-shirts/15 There are three types of t-shirts available, so there is sure to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee   Pay the day in September! Join today for just $1!!!   
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    For Immediate Release: September 1, 2020 Darlington County School District releases LEAP week schedule, Sept. 8-14, for K-8 students DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County School District has announced the LEAP week (Sept. 8-14) schedule for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. All K-8 students, whether registered for face-to-face instruction or the Darlington County Virtual Academy ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
    Order ahead now for 'Fast, Fresh & Original' pickup tomorrow!
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - 64 Coker University student-athletes were named recipients of the 2019-20 D2 Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award, announced by the organization today (Thursday, Aug. 27).In total, there were 15, 215 student-athletes from 200 institutions recognized for the 2019-20 Academic Achievement Awards. These numbers shattered the records for highest number of ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a blood drive on September 15 (Tuesday) from 2 pm to 5 pm. FPC is located at 213 W. Home Ave in Hartsville. COVID precautions will be taken: temperature check of donors, everyone wears a mask and social distancing.  To donate, please sign up online at  https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.  As a benefit, donations will be tested for antibodies and ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    The Darlington County School Board is trying to work out the safest possible way to begin the school year face-to-face for students. With that said, we are excited to share that the Trustees of St. Luke UMC tonight approved a temporary E-Learning Facility here at St. Luke UMC for our members.  We will have approximately twenty-four students on campus and several volunteers. This operation will ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
     Performing Arts2020–2021 Production CalendarFall Semester 2020Date Event Location Time Fee? Trans4mations?If yes- which date  August 28-29 10 Minute Play Workshop Black Box 7:30pm Free  September 18-19 Standard Practice Recital Hall 7:30pm Free  October 27 Fall Music Student Recital Davidson Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Free  November 12-14 All in the Timing Watson 7:30 p.m. $10/$5 November 5 We the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  21st Annual An Evening of Hope Benefits the McLeod HOPE FundEnjoy “Celebrating Hope 2020” from the Comfort of Your Own Home  (August 27, 2020 - Florence SC) An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research will take place virtually in the comfort of your own home on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The presenting sponsor for the McLeod ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    08/26/2020 - Adult Education registering thru Thursday   Darlington-Lee Adult Education will hold fall session pre-registration through Thursday for students from Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar and Society Hill.Fees are waived for the 2020-2021 school year.The pre-registration events will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students must attend one of those days if they plan to attend the ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    Census Bureau Adapts Operations to Ensure Everyone Is Counted  As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.“We are taking steps and adapting our operations to make sure ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Hartsville, SC—The City of Hartsville will be hosting a face mask distribution event outside of The Medical Group, 1304 W. Bobo Newsome Highway, on Friday, August 28th from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (or while supplies last). This will be a drive-thru event and two masks will be given per person or five per family. Traffic should enter on Medical Park Drive and follow the signs and officers directing to the ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Friends, I write to you in the midst of a global pandemic—one which has created novel, but not insurmountable, challenges for our residents, staff, and supporters. Even during a pandemic, though, we have so much to be grateful for at the Trent Hill Center for Children & Families (THC). Most importantly, our youth residents and staff are well and healthy. The generosity of our community partners ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    MEDIA: We have very limited seating. If you plan to cover this meeting in person, let me know and I'll reserve you a seat.  Or you can watch it via Facebook LIVE and our website while the meeting is in session. The Darlington County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Monday, August 24 in the training room of the Darlington County School District Administrative Building ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Coker University Athletics has renewed its partnership with SPC Credit Union, announced today (Friday, Aug. 21) by Vice President of Athletics and Athletic Facilities Dr. Lynn Griffin. "SPC has been a valued partner of Coker athletics for a few years," said Griffin. "Their sponsorship of our student-athlete of the month program is vital in recognizing the amazing ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Hello!Please join us for an upcoming E-Zone lunch and learn webinar, to be held on THURSDAY, AUG 27th at NOON. (12:00pm EST)   This will be an informative hour to learn about Enterprise Zone and how your company can save money for training! Don’t get caught leaving training dollars on the table! $$$$   Please forward this invite for others in your company to join in. Consider inviting your HR ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
      For Immediate Release: Aug. 24, 2020  DCSD screening/referral window for 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented program will run Aug. 24 – Sept. 9   DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District’s (DCSD) referral window for the 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented program will open Monday, Aug. 24, and close Wednesday, Sept. 9.   Every child is tested as a second grader online at their home ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
    This event is typically hosted in Florence, but because of Covid, this year we're holding it virtually. We want to encourage people all throughout the Pee Dee to participate! Breaking Free is our way of honoring October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds go toward our Emergency Safe Shelter, a shelter for women and children who have been displaced by family ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Darlington-Lee Adult Education announces pre-registration days for fall session  DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington-Lee Adult Education will hold fall session pre-registration for students from Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar and Society Hill on Aug. 25-27. The pre-registration events on those days will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students must attend one of those days if they plan to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, August 21, 2020
    SC Chamber and the Duke Energy Foundation are partnering together to provide a special opportunity for a group of small and minority owned businesses in the Duke service territory.
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    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    DARLINGTON, S.C. – Title I schools in Darlington County School District will hold Annual Parent Meetings shortly after school opens Sept. 8 to discuss the Title I services that the schools receive and the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act.  Title I is the largest federal aid program for schools. Through Title I, the federal government allocates money to school districts around the ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2020
     NEWS  McLeod Health Announces New Administratorfor McLeod Health Cheraw  Bren T. Lowe, MHA, MPH, FACHE, has been named Administrator of McLeod Health Cheraw. Lowe currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Star Valley Health in Afton, Wyoming. He will begin his new role with McLeod Health on November 30, 2020.Lowe says he looks forward to serving the staff and patients of McLeod ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2020
    Moore Beauston & Woodham Announces Addition_____________________________________________________________________________Moore Beauston & Woodham L.L.P., a full service accounting and consulting firm with offices in West Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Hartsville, South Carolina is pleased to announce that:  Colleen M. Townsend has joined the tax and consulting practice as a Senior Accountant ...read more
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