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City of Hartsville calls for voluntary water usage restrictions

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Drought Response Committee has designated Darlington County to be in a moderate drought status this month. Under these conditions, Section 82-144 of the City of Hartsville Code calls for the City to request voluntary reductions in usage among water customers to prevent depleting the water supply available for consumption, sanitation, fire protection and other essential needs.

State Champs … again!

Congratulations to the Darlington Junior Little League Baseball Team for yet another Little League Junior South Carolina District 5 State Championship and the State Championship at the Junior Level. Most of this year’s team players won at State’s last year in the Intermediate Division.

30,000 bikers expected at Darlington event

Perhaps upwards of 30,000 bikers will roll into Darlington County next week as the 38th Annual National Bikers Roundup drops a kickstand at the Darlington Dragway from August 5 through 9.

Hear her roar: Stacy Burr wins National USPA Championship

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” ~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Darlington Little League team beat North Carolina 13 – 1 today in South East Region Championships

The Darlington Junior Little League Baseball Team – winner of the Little League Junior South Carolina District 5 State Championship and the State Championship at the Junior Level – beat North Carolina today 13 – 1 at the South East Region Championships in Greenville, S.C.

State Champs again!

Congratulations to the Darlington Junior League Baseball Team for yet another State Championship win!

One More Round brings home boxing titles

Darlington boxing gym One More Round has added more championship belts to its collection, as two fighters returned from the June 26 – 27 Battle of the States tournament in Arlington, NC with titles in tow.

Coker College releases fall sports schedules

The 2015-16 Coker Cobra fall sports schedules have been released. The Cobra...

Lawton Park Open for Play

Kids swarmed the newly installed playground equipment at Hartsville’s Lawton Park at an informal opening ceremony held Wednesday, July 29.

A short chat about a long life

Mr. Lucas Dargan of Darlington recently celebrated his 98th birthday with a lively party at his South Charleston Road home, but he took a moment away from the revels to sit down with us and share a few recollections from his exceptional life.

Salon 316 is “dream come true” for owner

Salon 316 serves clients of all ages and offers a wide variety of hair styling options, from flat ironing to permanent waves, in a cheerful and sunny setting. Formerly home to a tax preparation office, repurposing the space required a major overhaul, and owner Tiffany Williamson attended to every detail – from flooring to painting to décor – with one goal in mind.

Church of the Week: Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, Part 1

The present building is old, built in 1846, but Salem Meeting House was established well before that, in 1759, as a daughter church of Williamsburg Presbyterian in Kingstree. David Anderson, a captain in the militia, donated a portion of his 300 acre 1753 land grant near the Black River for the construction of a log-meeting house. In 1768, that building was torn down; a wood framed building was erected on the same ground, facing the Kingstree to Camden Road. In 1780, it was around this building that Gen. Thomas Sumter’s militia and Lt. Col. Banastre “Bloody” Tarleton’s British regulars bivouacked under the trees at different times as they tracked each other in the American Revolutionary’s back woods battle. Luckily, Tarleton left without burning the church, which he had a habit of doing.

Week of July 29, 2015

Harold White Timmons, Thomas R. ‘Tommy’ Taylor, Bobby W. Britt, Dorothy Mae Odom Richardson, Gladys Mae Norton, Graham Pierson Bakerv, John M. Gray, Peggy Ann Holley Nolan and Richard M.
“Dicky” Bryant

Week of July 22, 2015

Albert Robinson, Eugene M. “Gene” Harrison, Sr., Jessie Hancock, Leigh Forrest Davis, Deena Lee Spell and Frances “Frankie” White Odom

Week of July 15, 2015

Louise Fleming Brown, Deborah Mims Stokes, Williestine McClain, Deitrich M. Jordan and Margaret Eliose Ford Ludlam

Week of July 8, 2015

Mary Demetrious, Betty Frances Grant Harper, Victor Spivey, Linda Jones Strickland, Shirley Barnes Blackmon and Robert Henry Gandy

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A Good Man Gone Home Memories of Harold Timmons

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Letters to the Editor – July 29, 2015

Just a note to Mrs. Knapp to say a great big THANK YOU! I have been a part of the Darlington Community for about twenty three years and have observed much of what she wrote about. Now, I like it here.

Guns and death in South Carolina

The recent murder of nine people at Emanuel Church in Charleston has sparked many different reactions. Confederate flags are coming down, people are talking about race in different ways and the subject of guns and violence is now back on the agenda in our state and country.

Letters to the Editor – July 22, 2105

My husband and I moved to Darlington five years ago. We were told it wasn’t a good area to move to, given the economic downturn, and that Florence or Hartsville were better options.


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