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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

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

Florence One Schools Calendar for 2020-21 year approved

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

Florence One Schools Calendar for 2020-21 year approved
The Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees approved a new calendar for the 2020-2021 school year during a called meeting on June 25. The new calendar moves the start date for students from Aug. 3 to Sept. 8. Teachers will now report to school on Aug. 24. F1

FDTC campaign wins Bronze Award

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

Florence-Darlington Technical College’s United Way campaign for 2019-20 was recently recognized for its successful fund raising efforts of $9,287 last fall. The United Way of Florence County presented FDTC with its Bronze Award. The United Way was suppo

Hoffman elected to committee

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

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School Head of School Ed Hoffman has been elected vice president of the Palmetto Association of Independent Schools Executive Committee. His duties begin July 1. The executive committee is a four-member subsect of the PAIS Gover

FMU’s Driggers named to CoSIDA academic team

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

For the second year in a row, Francis Marion University runner Emma Driggers has been selected to the prestigious Academic All-District Women’s Track and Field/ Cross Country Team for District III. Selected by College Sports Information Directors of Ameri

Patriots announce five in-state signings

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

Patriots announce five in-state signings
The Francis Marion baseball team recently announced the signing of five in-state pitchers to add to the Patriot program for 2021. The quintet will enroll at FMU in the fall of 2020 and consists of four right-handers: Joshua Collins of Florence, Adam Cresw

Cummings completes financial literacy program

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Michelle Cummings, West Florence High School was one of 36 educators from across the state to be recognized by S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis as the first to qualify as South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Launched in January of this year, th

Four presented Terrance Carraway scholarships

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Chief Allen Heidler of the Florence Police Department and Terrence Rashad Carraway of the Terrence F. Caraway foundation recently awarded four area high school graduates with the Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial scholarship during a small ceremony in the C

Nursing program earns CCNE accreditation

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University’s nursing program has received initial accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The CCNE is an autonomous agency, recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accredi

Superintendent announces executive appointments

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Florence One Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley announced a round of executive appointments on June 15. These individuals are current employees of the district who will transition to new roles. “After review of their historical impact in educatio

Florence One Schools announce summer feeding locations, times

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Florence One Schools announce summer feeding locations, times
The Florence One School District recently announced the list of community locations for Thursday and Friday meal pickups as part of the F1S Summer Feeding Program. The program is open to students up to 18 years of age. Meals can be picked up by an adult w

FLORENCE-DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE SPRING HONOR ROLLS

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

FLORENCE-DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE SPRING HONOR ROLLS
Florence-Darlington Technical College recently announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2020 Spring Semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must carry a 3.5 GPA or higher. A President’s List student must achieve a 4.0 GPA.

TRINITY-BYRNES COLLEGIATE SCHOOL SPRING HONOR ROLLS

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

TRINITY-BYRNES COLLEGIATE SCHOOL SPRING HONOR ROLLS
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School recently released its honor rolls for the 2020 academic year. Each student who received Honor Roll designation must have maintained no less than 90 average for the “A” Honor Roll and no less than 80 average for the “A/B” H

TRINITY-BYRNES COLLEGIATE SCHOOL AWARDS

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

TRINITY-BYRNES COLLEGIATE SCHOOL AWARDS
Although typically held on the Trinity-Byrnes campus with students and parents in attendance, this year, the Trinity-Byrnes Award Day was held virtually through YouTube and Facebook. Students, families, and friends were able to log in to see the ceremony
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