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Two All Saints parishioners to be ordained as deacons

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

A former police officer and a college chemistry professor from Florence will be among seven to be ordained June 11 to the Sacred Order of Vocational Deacons in the Diocese of South Carolina. The seven, who have completed a two-year process of instruction

CB Anderson honored as Citizen of the year

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Florence Elks Lodge #1020 recognized “Citizen of the Year” Corbett “CB” Anderson on April 27. “CB” was chosen because of his tireless hours spent volunteering as executive director for the Veterans Resource Center located at Lighthouse Ministries.

NAACP presents candidates forum

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Political Action Committee of the Florence Branch of the NAACP will present a candidates forum at Trinity Baptist Church on June 5 at 5 p.m. The forum will focus on the June 7 Special Election for City Council District 2 and the June 14 Primary. It

Special election set for June 7

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Special Election for City Council District seat 2 will be held on June 7. This is the seat held by the late Ed Robinson. Candidates are Tyron Jones, Pat Gibson-Hye Moore, LaShonda NeSmith, Alexis Demetrious Pipkins Sr. and Gary A. Summerfield Jr.

Career Center names wing in honor of Evelyn Woodberry

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

In an end-of-year special ceremony, the Florence One Board of Trustees honored retiring teaching veteran Evelyn Woodberry, whose educational influence has spanned 60 years, with the naming of the Florence Career Center’ business wing in her honor.

City’s ISO rating moves up to Class 1

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

City’s ISO rating moves up to Class 1
The City of Florence announced on May 25 that the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) has raised the City Fire Department’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from a Class 2 to Class 1, the highest possible rating offered by ISO. The new class

FLT welcomes new executive director

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Greg Hambleton is the new executive director at The Florence Little Theatre. Along with 40 years experience in theatre administration and education, Hambleton brings with him enthusiasm, love and passion for everything about the theatre. He is also very

Florence Baptist Temple will host at Salute to Veterans on Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in Faith, Local News

Florence Baptist Temple will host at Salute to Veterans on Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. The service will include music by the church choir and orchestra and a special gift for each veteran.

Library Offers Collage Craft Workshop

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in Arts & Culture, Local News

Rachell Hyman will teach adults the technique of adding collage elements to watercolor and acrylics paintings on June 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence. This free workshop will explore the basic principles of text

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area Receives $2,000 Grant

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area Receives $2,000 Grant
Florence, SC – May 24, 2016 – Last week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy. This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 9

Friday After Five

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Florence Downtown Development Corporation, along with the City of Florence, hosts a free concert on S. Dargan Street between Evans and Cheves Streets in Historic Downtown Florence on the final Friday of each month. This month’s Friday After Five

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

on Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

A meeting of the Florence area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, June 14, between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at 121 E. Cedar Street, Florence. Laura Taylor, Aerobics Coordinator/Personal Trainer, Florence Family YMCA, will give a presentation

CERT training offered

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

CERT training offered
Recognizing the need for the community to be better prepared in the case of a natural or manmade disaster, Florence County Emergency Management has developed a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

FLT hosts Awards Night on Thursday

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Good life, Local News

The Florence Little Theatre will celebrate its 53rd Annual Awards Night on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Awards Night is an evening dedicated to celebrating the end of the 2015-2016 Season: “Anything Can Happen” and previewing the upcoming 2016-2017 Season:

Flags to be placed at National Cemetery on Saturday

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Florence National Cemetery Flag Placement Day will be held on Saturday, May 28, at the Committal Shelter at 9:30 a.m. This Annual Flag Placement is fondly known as “Scouts Day.” Master of Ceremony and program coordinator is Robert “Jay” Holcombe, Unit
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