Thursday evening, Jan. 25, marked the formal opening of the 2018 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition at the Florence County Museum’s Waters Gallery in downtown Florence. The Pee Dee Regional has been presented annually since 1954 and is one of the longest ru
Brice Elvington, CMRCM, owner of The Toy Shop, recently became a Certified Master RetailerCM (CMR) with the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the largest trade association serving the specialty toy industry. “The specialty toy store re
Registered Nurse Nikki Horne was named the January DAISY Award Recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center on Jan. 23. Nikki, the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Operating Room, was nominated by her brother, Paden Capps, a business manager for the
By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Student representatives from all three Florence One high schools are working together as the Student Facilities Committee to determine the needs of their school facilities and share their persp
By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Dr. Lisa Bishara and her dance partner Joseph Steen are busy rehearsing a Hip Hop Jive dance for the 2018 The School Foundation’s Dancing For Our Future Stars competition set for March 22 at t
MAE THORNELL leads the Ladies of the Victory Corp in a parade in downtown Florence during World War II. Photo, circa 1942, was taken by Mrs. Thornell’s husband, Pete Thornell, owner of Super X Stations, Photo courtesy of Peggy Elmore Key.
Live@Central! continues on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with Steven Mott, Curator of the Florence County Museum. Mott has an intense interest in the back stories of Florence. This evening, he will address the story of the internationally famous Florence family of
The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, Feb.1, at 9:30 a.m. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave. The program will feature an overview of the history of log cabin quilts and a trunk show of log cabin quilts by
ENGAGED – Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gerald Campbell Jr. of Florence announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Amanda Eloise Campbell, to Charles Stokes Shumpert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Austin Shumpert Jr of Florence. The wedding is planned for April 1
Darlington Area Recreation will hold a Valentine’s Day Walk at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 at Williamson Park. Register by Feb. 5 for t-shirt. Cost: $10. Info: 843-398-4030 Darlington Area Recreation will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Walk in Williamson Park at 10 a.m.
Carroll Bonner was named the Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 Legionnaire of the Year during the Post’s Jan. 9 meeting. Bonner serves ast the Post’s Sargent-at-Arms, rental manager and assists in the facilities maintenance. His dedication and selfles
A ribbon cutting was conducted by the Greater Chamber of Commerce for the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation on Jan. 16 at Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham. Nanaefua Eshun, president and CEO of the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation said she was proud
Pints For Paws will be held at Local Motive Brewing Company to support the Florence Area Humane Society on Jan. 27, from noon until 5 p.m. Bring your four legged friends (outside only) and help support the animals at the Florence Area Humane Society. $1 p
McLeod Regional Medical Center named Jackie Amerson as the Volunteer of the Year for 2017. The announcement was made during the annual McLeod Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held Jan. 18, at the Hellenic Center. Amerson is the 30th recipient of the McLeod
The 2018 Florence Athletic Hall of Fame banquet was held on Saturday evening, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Florence Center. University of South Carolina Head Baseball Coach Mark Kingston was guest speaker. The 2018 Class includes: • Somer Bigham Dudley, out