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S.C. Pecan Festival canceled due to COVID-19

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

S.C. Pecan Festival canceled due to COVID-19
There will be no Pecan Festival in Florence in 2020. The Florence Downtown Development Corp. and the South Carolina Pecan Festival Committee announced Thursday that the 17th annual event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6 in Downtown Florenc

Business pledge designed to promote safety

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Business pledge designed to promote safety
The City of Florence has launched the Florence Forward Pledge to encourage local businesses to reopen or expand their services responsibly as the community works to protect the health, safety, and well-being of residents and visitors during COVID-19. The

F1S board approves plan for upcoming school year

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

F1S board approves plan for upcoming school year
Reopening plan offers alternate-day instruction option as well as a virtual academy. The Florence One School District has a plan in place for the upcoming a school year and it does not include five day a week face-to-face learning option, as urged by S.C

Pee Dee offers lots of fun for the summer

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Okay, so we all kind of expected the pandemic to be ebbing by this summer, but that hasn’t happened yet. But there are still safe opportunities for fun and exploration in Florence County and the Pee Dee! Hot weather equals summer water fun, so let’s star

Pets of the Week

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Just nine weeks old, Reggie is the cutest little male kitten. He is looking for the purr-fect home... it might be yours! Come in and meet him! Cody doesn't understand how he ended up at the shelter. He is a three-year-old chihuahua mix. Can you give Cody

Conference Carolinas OKs plan for Fall athletics

on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Conference Carolinas OKs plan for Fall athletics
Teams can begin practice on Sept.1; First competitions to held Sept.18. The Conference Carolinas Board of Directors unanimously approved a plan to proceed with intercollegiate competition in conference-sponsored sports in the upcoming fall semester. Inte

Emergency meal relief distribution efforts planned

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

The Senior Citizens Association of Florence County has scheduled emergency meal relief distribution events in July and August. The events will be held Wednesday, July 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leatherman Senior Center and Lake

Red Cross in need of volunteers

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Experts say we are in for a busy hurricane season and the American Red Cross is in urgent need of volunteers to help in our community. “The coronavirus pandemic will make it challenging to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country

McLeod Hospice earns Caregiver Satisfaction Award

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod Hospice earns Caregiver Satisfaction Award
McLeod Hospice has earned the 2019 Strategic Healthcare Program’s “Superior Performer” Caregiver Satisfaction Award. The program has been recognized for achieving an overall score that ranked in the top 20 percent in the SHP national benchmark and average

All Saints’ Day School announces technology expansion re-entry plans

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

New All Saints’ Day School administrators recently announced a significant expansion of technology throughout the campus and 1:1 devices for 5K through 6th grade students when school is scheduled to reopen Aug. 19. The All Saints’ Board of Directors has a

MUSC Health Florence centralizes COVID testing

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

MUSC Health Florence centralizes COVID testing
MUSC Health Florence now has one site for all COVID-19 testing. All testing will be held at the MUSC Health Florence Rehabilitation Center located at 121 East Cedar Street. Testing will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no l

Event focuses on support of businesses

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Congressman joins in roundtable discussion on role of banks in assisting merchants. First Reliance Bank hosted a roundtable discussion at its Florence Learning Center on July 14 to talk about the South Carolina banking community’s support of small busine

Howe Springs station named in honor of Liner

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Howe Springs Fire Rescue honored one of its own Saturday, dedicating its Station No. 1 to founding member and former Chief Earl Liner. “Mr. Earl was with the department for about 45 years total of our 50 years total,” said Fire Marshal Michael Page. “With

McLeod Health to require ID for visitors

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod Health to require ID for visitors
Visitors to McLeod Regional Medical Center will now be asked to present an ID for verification. McLeod Regional welcomes patients to have one designated visitor for the duration of their hospital stay. All visitors must be over the age of 18 and are requi
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