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Dr. Chapman’s farewell highlights FMU commencement

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in News, Education

Francis Marion University awarded 346 degrees at its Spring commencement Saturday, May 7 and also said a fond farewell to Dr. Richard N. Chapman, the university’s provost for the past 16 years. Honorary Doctorates of Humanities were conferred on both

Florence residents invited to participate in brand development

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Florence Downtown Development Corporation and City of Florence, in conjunction with Florence County, The Florence Chamber of Commerce, FMU, Florence-Darlington Technical College and other local entities have initiated a brand development process and

FDTC expanding apprenticeships

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in News, Education

Florence-Darlington Technical College will help expand apprenticeships in South Carolina thanks to a $5 million grant the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded to the SC Technical College System. Part of the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI), the

First Baptist Church celebrating 150 years

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in Faith, News

The first established baptist church in Florence is celebrating its 150th year this spring. Florence was just a small village in 1866 when 36 baptist brethren gathered on June 10 in the First Presbyterian Church to organize the First Baptist Church.

FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in News

FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned
Francis Marion University ROTC officials commissioned Davon Alexander Bentley of Hamer, S.C. as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Friday, May 6, at the university.

McLaurin students reach walking goal

on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

McLaurin students reach walking goal
This year, McLaurin Elementary School embarked on a trip of a lifetime. Students, faculty, staff, and parents set a goal of 20,000 miles, enough to visit 25 of the top cities in the United States.

Students excel at state science fair

on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in News, Education

Students excel at state science fair
Area students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2016 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair held at the Sumter County

Confederate Monument interpretive sign dedication

on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

An interpretive sign for the Confederate Monument in Mount Hope Cemetery will be dedicated during the local Confederate Memorial Day celebration to be held on May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. An honor guard

Mercy Medicine sending ‘care messages’

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Mercy Medicine sending ‘care messages’
Diabetic patients at Mercy Medicine Free Clinic are receiving “care messages” from nurse practitioner Nina Russell. Text messages are sent to prompt patients to check their blood sugar and take their medications.

McLeod Health provides trauma training for FSD1

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News

McLeod Health provides trauma training for FSD1
A vital part of the McLeod Health mission is to educate and provide resources to the communities it serves. McLeod Trauma & Emergency Services and McLeod Sports Medicine recently held an in-service titled “Initial Management of Intentional Trauma”

Science Under the Big Top

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News

Science Under the Big Top, for ages 5 to 12, will be held May 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. at the ScienceSouth Pavilion at Freedom Florence. The cost is $10./ Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all for popcorn, face painting, and physics! Everyone’s a winner

McLeod offers alternative to blood thinning meds

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod offers alternative to blood thinning meds
McLeod Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the region to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation an alternative to long-term blood thinning medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.

FSD1 superintendent plans Coffee Chat

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News

Florence One School Superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges will hold an hour-long coffee chat on Wednesday May 18th from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in Room 2A of the Poynor Building which is located at 301 South Dargan Street. Two specific groups are invited to

Students honor former IB coordinator by raising funds to fight cancer

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Students honor former IB coordinator by raising  funds to fight cancer
An IB for a Cure Relay for Life team was formed this year in honor of Jennifer Hill, who was the middle years IB Coordinator up until 2014. Florence School District 1 students from Williams Middle School and Wilson High School raised funds throughout the

Aycocks receive Ashpy Lowrimore Award at United Way Annual Campaign Luncheon

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Aycocks receive Ashpy Lowrimore Award at United Way Annual Campaign Luncheon
The United Way of Florence County (UWFC) celebrated the culmination of their 2015-2016 campaign with a luncheon at the SiMT Center on Thursday, April 28. Each year, the UWFC holds an eight-month long campaign to raise donations
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