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Bank offers housing grants to educators

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

First Reliance enters partnership with Florence 1 Schools First Reliance Bank is offering $100,000 in affordable housing grants to eligible teachers and educators who work for Florence One Schools. Up to thirteen $7,500 awards will be granted during the

Distinguished alumni honored

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University recently honored five of its most distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Award Gala at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Dr. Marion Fowler (’78) of Lake City was recognized as the University’s 2020 Outstanding Alumni. Fowler is

School resource officers released to serve Florence community

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

School resource officers released  to serve Florence community
The Superintendent of Florence 1 Schools, the Florence County Deputy Sheriff and the City of Florence Police Chief have announced that they are collaborating resources for the good of the greater Florence community during the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, D

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School receives SAIS reaccreditation

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School receives SAIS reaccreditation
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School, a premier college preparatory school in the Pee Dee Region, has been unanimously approved for re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) through the year 2025. “The Southern Association Ind

FMU to continue online, graduation postponed

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

FMU to continue online, graduation postponed
Francis Marion University announced Sunday it will continue online for the remainder of the semester. At S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s news conference on Thursday, he conveyed his expectations that online instruction at the state's public universities will

Florence 1 meal pick up sites

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence 1 meal pick up sites
Florence County school districts are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation on a daily basis. As of Monday, all schools were to remain closed through March 31 until further notice. The Florence One Schools District has set up the following

Bus drivers earn awards at Roadeo

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Three Florence 1 School District Transportation employees earned top honors in the South Carolina Association of Pupil Transportation Roadeo held in Greenville. Jack Pickett of Florence 1 placed first in the state in the regular education category, follow

School district announces multiple locations for WiFi sites

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

School district announces multiple locations for WiFi sites
While schools remain closed, the Florence 1 School District has set up WiFi locations that will allow students to have access to the internet. This enhanced access is to provide our students the ability to pull into the school parking areas and complete

UP TO THE CHALLANGE

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

UP TO THE CHALLANGE
UP TO THE CHALLENGE: The Wilson High School Academic Challenge Team recently won the Pee Dee Regional Tournament at Francis Marion University. The team includes: Front, left to right - Marguerite Wilson and Ruqaiya Shumail. Middle row, left to right – Wil

READ ACROSS AMERICA

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

READ ACROSS AMERICA
READ ACROSS AMERICA: A visitor dressed as ‘The Cat in the Hat’ reads to students at Dewey L. Carter Elementary School earlier this month as part of Read Across America Week. Read Across America is held the first week of March each year to promote reading

FMU likely to freeze tuition again for 20-21

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

FMU likely to freeze tuition again for 20-21
Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter said the university expects to freeze tuition and student fees next fall. Carter’s remarks came at the regular quarterly meeting of the FMU Board of Trustees. If the tuition freeze does occur, it would

FMU softball gets votes in Top 25 poll

on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

FMU softball gets votes in Top 25 poll
The Francis Marion University softball team, off to its best start since 2003, received votes in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 poll. Southern Arkansas University sits atop this week’s NFCA poll with a 22-2

Prepared for takeoff School district’s aerospace engineering course enhanced by use of new flight simulator

on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence 1 Schools is preparing future airline pilots and engineers through its aerospace engineering course offered at West Florence High School. Students in the aerospace engineering class are now taking advantage of an added bonus to their classroom ex

FDTC professor patents blood typing educational model

on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Technical College Biology instructor Ken Malachowsky recently received a patent for his 3D printed educational model aimed to teach allied health students how blood is typed and what happens during incompatible blood transfusions. Thro

Robotics team advances to competition in Texas

on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

The Florence 1 Schools/ Florence Career Center Technomancers Team 1758 emerged as a part of a winning team at the Palmetto Regional FIRST Competition held in Myrtle Beach this past weekend. The purpose of the regional is to give students the opportunity t
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