South Florence High School will host their annual “Simply the Best” academic showcase and fine arts celebration on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is a free event. Dinner and child care will be provided.
Lighthouse Ministries will host their annual barbecue on Wednesday, March 9, at St. John’s Church, 252 S. Dargan St. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. The food is catered by Schoolhouse BBQ and
The Senior Citizens Association in Florence County is offering “Walk With Ease,” an exercise and educational program developed by the Arthritis Foundation. The six-week class is open to anyone suffering with the difficult symptoms of arthritis
Eighth grade IB student Rebecca Liu was the winner of the regional spelling bee held at Francis Marion University on Feb. 22. This was Rebecca’s second consecutive win. Students from 13 different school districts participated in this event.
As a community service project, the West Florence Tennis Team presented a check for $465 to three SNAC (Shelter and Nutrition for All Children) board members last week. This non-profit organization assists children who belong to indigent and homeless
Teachers and staff at Carver Elementary will present a unique elementary school showcase on Thursday, March 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will inform parents, students and the community about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
A Florence School District One teacher has been honored with the South Carolina Early Childhood Association Service Award. Debra Purvis, a teacher at the RN Beck Child Development Center received the S.C. Early Childhood Association Service Award at the
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church is bringing The Rev. Loren B. Mead to preach on Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m. and to hold a book signing at The Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library from 2:30-4:30 p.m. that afternoon for his book, “The Parish is the Issue.”
The West Florence Fire Department broke ground on Feb. 26 for a new fire station near the corner of Hoffmeyer and Ebenezer Roads. Speaking is West Florence Fire Dept. Chief Larue Hendrix. From left, are County Councilman James Schofield, Sen. Hugh Leather
The residents of Brookdale Florence celebrated Valentine’s Day with family night and a Valentine’s ball fit for a king or queen. The event included a meal, a night of dancing, entertainment by an Elvis impersonator, and the presentation of the royal court
Golonza Young will sign copies of his book, “An Assignment Called, Yes” at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. Young is a remarkable and interesting person, said Pat Gibson-Hye
The Alzheimer’s Association invites residents to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease by nominating caregivers in their community for the Pee Dee Caregiver of the Year award.
The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.