The annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run will be held Saturday, March 18. The race day begins at 9 a.m. with the 5K and 10K Run/Walk and the one-mile Fun Run at 9:05 a.m. The races take place at Briggs Elementary School, located at 1012 Congaree
St. Catherine’s Episcopal and Cross and Crown Lutheran host services throughout Lent each Wednesday (March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5). There will be “Bring your own lunch and learn” at noon and a “Simple Supper” at 6 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Praye
The monthly meeting of the Pee Dee Group Sierra Club is on March 14 at 7 p.m at the Kingdom Living Temple, 2056 Second Loop Road. Featured speaker is Dr .Stewart Weinberg, chair of the SC Democratic Party Environmental Caucus. He will speak on the Reality
The Education Department of the Florence County Museum announces the following Spring Series of adult studio workshops. The workshops, for ages 18 and older, will be held 9 a.m.–3 p.m., with a lunch break from noon until 1 p.m. They have a 10 participant
By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. For the past year, Dr. Emmanuel Quaye has been offering both internal and functional medicine at his Magnolia Health Care offices, 619 South Dargan Street. His practice includes internist Dr. N
Student artwork from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics’ (GSSM) will be on exhibition at the Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery, March 5 through April 15, in conjunction with National Youth Art Month. The public is invited to view the 2
Join Central United Methodist Church for its Lenten mid-week service on Wednesday, March 8, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary on the corner of Irby and Cheves Streets. The guest speaker will be Rev. Fran Elrod, Pastor of Wesley UMC in Hartsville.
The Florence County Republican Party will host its bi-annual county-wide 2017 Precinct Reorganization meeting on March 13 at South Florence High School. Precinct officers for the local Republican Party will be elected. Also elected will be representative
The Fred H. Sexton American Legion Post 1 held its annual oratorical competition at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 18. Two students faced off in a program in which they delivered two speeches on the US Constitution. One speech of 8 to
Thanks to gifts from three generous donors, Francis Marion University has acquired the Old Post Office in Florence, its third major building in the downtown area. The building was acquired for $3.7 million by the City of Florence, the Francis Marion Unive
Technology and innovation have been in the forefront at South Florence High School this school year. Along with creating new roads for students to bridge the Digital Divide with the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, the high school is home to the latest advance
Recent years have seen incredible progress to address climate change, but much work remains. Countering an agenda which seeks to divide us will not only require individuals from different movements and diverse communities to discover shared values
Camp Pee Dee Pride, sponsored by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office begins its 21st year this June. First held in 1997, the camp has grown from 45 campers in one session to two sessions with 100 campers at each. To date more than 6,000 campers have
The Florence County Library will host FSD1’s high school robotics team, the Technomancers, to celebrate Teen Tech Week. On Saturday, March 11, drop by the Florence County Library between 2 and 4 p.m. as the Technomancers host demonstrations and discuss
Members of the Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee of the Pee Dee area donated food, toiletries, paper products, and magazines, along with $1,100, to the Guest House at McLeod on Feb. 23 as part of Food Check-Out Week.