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Foundation Fellows visit the McLeod Cancer Center

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The McLeod Fellows gained insight into the medical and technological advancements within the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Speakers included Pulmonologist Dr. Vinod Jona and Radiation Oncologist Dr. Virginia Clyburn-

FDTC partners with WellSpring to provide student counseling

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Technical College has partnered with Florence-based WellSpring Psychology Group, LLC to offer psychology and counseling services to its students. In years past, FDTC has partnered with companies that offer mental health services, but W

FMU now offering degree in mechanical engineering

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

FMU now offering degree  in mechanical engineering
A new year and another new program is underway at Francis Marion University. FMU’s first class of mechanical engineering students began their studies this spring. There are 30 students in the first two cohorts. The program will produce its first graduates

Pets of the Week

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Jackie is a sweet older dog who needs a loving home and a family that will care for her. She is a six-year-old spayed retriever mix. Come spend some time with her. Nibbles came to the shelter because her owner had a stroke and was no longer able to care f

Lakers hold off FMU, 102-98

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

The Columbia tandem of junior Keith Matthews and sophomore Winston Hill combined for 55 points and 29 rebounds, but Francis Marion came up just short with a late rally, falling 102-98 to Clayton State Saturday in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball act

Ellard tosses third no-hitter

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

Junior right-hander Katelyn Ellard tossed her third-career no-hitter as Francis Marion University blanked Mars Hill 15-0 Saturday in the nightcap of the 2020 Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament. Ellard (6-1) allowed only a lead-off walk in the top of

Shannon takes PBC Freshman honors again

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

For the second consecutive week, Francis Marion right fielder Carson Shannon has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week. Shannon hit .500 in four games for the Patriots with four doubles and eight runs batted in. The Bishopvill

McLeod Sports Medicine to host scholarship run

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

McLeod Sports Medicine to host scholarship run
The annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run will be held Saturday, March 21. The race will begin at 9 a.m. for a 5K run. Race day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The race will take place at McLeod Sports Medicine, 2439

Food donated to vets in hospice

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Local News

On Thursday, Jan. 30, eight local organizations teamed up to work for veterans in hospice care. C.B. Anderson from the Veterans Resource Center of Florence received more than 4,000 pounds of canned goods donated by McCall Farms. The team met at the MSA Ho

Sheppard to speak at PAC

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Sheppard to speak at PAC
Polly Sheppard, a survivor of the Emanuel A.M.E Church shootings which took place in Charleston in 2015, will share her story and testimony during a program Feb. 17 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The program will begin at 6 p.m.

TV chef McCutcheon to visit Florence Library

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Local News

TV chef McCutcheon  to visit Florence Library
Chef La Tasha McCutchen, winner of season 13 of the FOX reality series “Hell’s Kitchen, ” will demonstrate how to cook a dish at the Florence Library on Tuesday Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Chef “Tasha Mac,” who won praise from Hell’s Kitchen host and celebrity

Recognizing the signs of a heart attack

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Local News

A warning sign of a heart attack is increasingly frequent chest discomfort. In fact, chest pain or discomfort is the number one symptom of a heart attack. We refer to chest discomfort because it is not always what you would consider as a sharp pain, but m

New business incubators operating at full capacity

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Local News

New business incubators operating at full capacity
Less than four months after they opened, both local business incubators operated by Francis Marion University are at capacity. The incubators are located at University Place in Florence and at the Continuum in Lake City. They’re operated by FMU’s Kelley

Spanish classes offered at Poynor

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Spanish classes offered at Poynor
Have you ever wanted to better understand one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and our community? If so, come to seven weeks of conversational Spanish classes. No background in Spanish is required. The classes will begin Tuesday, Feb. 25

Entrepreneurship Day at Florence-Darlington Tech

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Entrepreneurship Day at  Florence-Darlington Tech
Entrepreneurs had their own day Jan. 29 as Florence-Darlington Technical College hosted an Entrepreneurship Day. The event, which took place at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, was co-sponsored by FDTC’s Gould Business Incubator
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