Theodore Lester Elementary School students pose with stacks of canned goods that were collected during the school’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. More than 1,000 cans of food were collected and donated to the Courtney McGinnis Graham Shelter.
Make your season merry and bright with the magic and tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet as the South Carolina Dance Theatre lights up the holiday season as it performs with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. The SCDT will present three performances of The
The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine will present a performance of Swan Lake Dec. 19 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event start at $30 and can be purchased at the PAC
The Florence Area Humane Society flipped the on switch Sunday on its annual Lights 4 Paws fundraising event. The holiday light show will continue through Dec. 26. Lights 4 Paws is a quarter mile walk-through trail light show with more than 300,000 lights
PETE THORNELL’S SUPER X STATION, located on East Cheves Street, holds a birthday celebration with treats for kids in 1941. Photo courtesy of his niece, Peggy Key. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Remember? Yo
Florence’s TEDxEvansStreet will return for a third year in Spring 2020. The theme for next year’s event will be “Polarity,” and organizers are presently seeking speakers and performers. “I totally cannot believe we are about to embark on our third TEDxEva
Thousands of holiday shoppers made their way to the Florence Center’s Jingle Bell Market last weekend hoping to find a great bargain or the perfect gift. This marked the second year the Florence Center has hosted the three-day shopping extravaganza. At le
Dr. Fred Carter has served as Francis Marion University’s president, and been the face of the growing University, for 20 years. The FMU Board of Trustees is making sure he’ll be around for a few more. During their regularly scheduled November meeting, th
High school is part of national iLEAD initiative on education University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen visited South Florence High School last week, talking to faculty members and teachers before touring classrooms and visiting with students.
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Leadership Florence class visited McLeod Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Vice President of Communications and Public Information Jumana Swindler welcomed the group and provided an overview of McLeod He
Suzanne Todd Ford, daughter of Tom and Cherry Ford of Florence, S.C., and Alexis Beauchemin, son of Yves Beauchemin and Viviane St-Onge of Longueuil, Quebec, were married on Nov. 6, 2019. The ceremony was held at White Point Gardens in C
MUSC Health Florence Medical Center will host its second annual LUNG FORCE Walk/Climb to support lung cancer patients on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year’s walk/climb will take place on the front lawn of MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. Lung cancer is th
The members of the Hartsville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. sponsored a Nupes Night Out in which the chapter enjoyed fellowship and food. The event was held at Chili's in Florence on Nov. 18. The brothers of the Chapter also donated "
Gypsy is waiting patiently at the shelter for her "fur-ever" home. She is a young female spayed kitten. Come play with her and you will fall in love! Sabrina is a small one-year-old spayed shepherd lab mix. She is a playful, happy pup who needs a home for
COUNTRY SINGER TEX RITTER poses with Slim Mims, center, and his Dream Ranch Boys in the WJMX Radio Studio in the 1950s. Mims’ radio program, Dream Ranch Jamboree, was a popular show in Florence. He and his band were also on television on WBTW in Florence