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‘Main Street America’

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

City’s downtown development corp. earns designation The Florence Downtown Development Corp. has been designated as an Affiliate Main Street America program. Each year, Main Street America recognizes affiliate programs in recognition of their dedication t

Proclamation issued on face masks

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Proclamation issued on face masks
Coverings are now required in certain situations, locations. The City of Florence has joined a list of cities across South Carolina that is requiring people to wear masks in certain places. Mayor Stephen Wukela and City Manager Randy Osterman issued a pr

Phelps to perform at Palmetto St. Church of God

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Faith, Local News

Phelps to perform at Palmetto St. Church of God
Multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps is scheduled to perform at Palmetto Street Church of God on July 24-25. This event begins at 7 p.m. both nights. Ticket prices are $55, Artist Circle (reserved seating in first five rows);

Emerging Leaders Summer Institute will be held online beginning July 14

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Emerging Leaders Summer Institute will be held online beginning July 14
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its 2020 Emerging Leaders Summer Business Institute. This five-session summer program runs from July until August and is designed to identify, develop, and empower local “emerging lea

City officials seek input for 2020 Comprehensive Plan

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

City officials seek input for 2020 Comprehensive Plan
City officials would like to hear from residents to help share hopes, concerns, and ideas about the future of Florence! The input will be used in preparing the city’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The City of Florence’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan guided city offi

FMU reaches major milestone

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Fifty years ago, higher education in the Pee Dee changed forever. That’s when the oft-neglected region gained a university it could call its own. That’s when Francis Marion University was created. The school, then known as Francis Marion College, had been

New scholarship established honoring artist Johnson

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Local News

A new scholarship honoring Florence-born artist William H. Johnson will support students in Francis Marion University’s new African American Studies minor while also bringing awareness to Johnson, and to African and African American art. The new William

Insurance firm moves office to West Evans

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Insurance firm moves office to West Evans
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, has moved their Florence office to 1452 West Evans Street, Suite 102. Cherry & Associates, an occupier services firm based out of Charlotte, has exclusively represented the real estate interes

Adventure Race, Trail 5K at Lynches River County Park

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Adventure Race, Trail 5K at Lynches River County Park
Keep Florence Beautiful and Lynches River County Park will sponsor an Adventure Race & Trail 5K on Sept. 19 at Lynches River County Park. The first stage of the race is a 5K trail run through Lynches River County Park. After crossing the checkpoint, r

Eight graduate from McLeod residency program

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod Health recently recognized the 2020 graduating class of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. A graduation ceremony, held on the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus on June 17, honored the following graduating residents: Dr. Thomas J. Drz

Pets of the Week

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Just 4-years-old, George has had a tough life. He was found injured and living on the streets. He is ready for a loving home! Skyy is a beautiful 3-month-old female kitten. She just wants to be loved. Can you take her home?

Southside’s Warr honored as an ‘inspiring teacher’

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

JoAnn Warr, a seventh and eighth-grade Enhanced Learning teacher at Southside Middle School in Florence 1, has been named a recipient of the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award for South Carolina on a surprise Zoom announcement. Each recipien

Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail
Renowned sculptor Alex Palkovich made Florence his home from 1998 until 2015, first as a global manufacturing manager for General Electric Medical and then as a full-time sculptor. His work can be found in numerous locations across South Carolina. The gre

Florence Mayor: Myers Ervin victorious in runoff

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in News, Local News

City Councilmember Teresa Myers Ervin will face Republican candidate Bryan Braddock in the Florence mayoral election in November. Myers Ervin earned the opportunity by defeating fellow councilmember George Jebaily in a Democratic Primary runoff on June 23

Timmons makes donation to Wilson High athletics

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

$500,000 contribution to help in renovating school’s new athletic stadium. Wilson High School has received a huge donation from alumnus Lawrence Timmons, a star athlete at Wilson High School who went on to a notable college football career before eventu
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