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County delays Center Theater bond issue

Darlington County Council convened a regular meeting on May 18 and voted to delay authorization of a $2 million bond by the Hartsville Community Center Building Commission (aka Hartsville Township), a special purpose tax district that operates the Hartsville Center Theater.

The Lord Cares celebrates 26th Anniversary

The Lord Cares ministry honored their volunteers at their 26th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, May 14 in a program led by Rev. Kevin Cauley, Pastor of Darlington Presbyterian Church, President of the Board for The Lord Cares at the church’s fellowship hall.

Welcome to Myrtle Manor’s “Roxy”

Roxanne Buck, Darlington native, loves the life of a TV reality star By Will...

Hartsville looks into municipal broad-band

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Hartsville City...

Fields Named DHS Girls Basketball Coach

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Darlington High...

Week two of spring practice shows improvement

By Drake Horton, Contributing Writer Visit the Spring Training Photo...

Three Falcons sign letters of intent

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Darlington High...

Copeland of Lamar High signs with Montreat

Lamar High School’s Carly Copeland has signed her Letter of Intent to play...

Handmade with prayer … with a lot of fun!

The Peaceful Piece Makers are a delightful group of women that use their gifts of sewing talent and creative artistry to craft beautiful cloth pieces that comfort children and adults across the world from their workroom at Mechanicsville Baptist Church. According to the church’s pastor Frankie Tanner, “They sew the love of Christ with every stitch.”

Church of the Week: Black Creek Baptist Church

Many of you may have attended a graveside funeral service for a loved one at the Black Creek Cemetery located at 299 Creek Crossing Rd. in the Dovesville area of Darlington County, near Nucor Steel. Depending on the time of year the service was held, you may have noticed three brick objects in the woods, or you may not have even seen them. If you saw them, you may have wondered what they are, or maybe you didn’t give them a second thought. Regardless, these three brick columns have a story to tell, if you’ll take the time to listen.

Murphy Lee is enjoying her trek to the Miss South Carolina crown

If you talk to Murphy Lee, she will be the first one to tell you that she’s not your typical pageant girl. Growing up Murphy admits that she was a tomboy at heart but is now happy to compete for the coveted Miss South Carolina title this summer in Columbia, as only one of the handfull of girls from Darlington to have ever competed.

Byrd – Johnson Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Pierce of Hartsville, South Carolina and Mr. Mel Byrd of Hartsville, South Carolina proudly announces the engagement of their daughter, Kinsey Coyt Byrd, to Jeffrey Heyward Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Johnson of Hartsville, South Carolina.

Week of May 20, 2015

Frances O’Neal Edwards, Robert Lee Peterson, Donald Gilbert, Jimmy” Donald Watford and Polly Watts Timmerman

Week of May 13, 2015

Gladys Spencer Goodson Funeral services for Ms. Gladys Spencer Goodson of...

Week of May 6, 2015

Ivey Earl Flores, Joann Brown and Ruby Wigal Arndt

Week of April 29, 2015

Charles Albert Hand, Jr. Charles Albert Hand, Jr., age 78, passed away on...

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The Strength of a Memory

By Bill Shepard Never underestimate the strength of a memory. It often does...

Letters to the Editor – May 20, 2015

Thank You to the Postal Patrons of Darlington and Lamar, Rural Letter...

South Carolina kids doing worse

By Phil Noble , president of the S.C. New Democrats. I have written this...

The Pleasure Ride

By Bill Shepard Merrily we bounced along over the rough dirt road! Long...


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