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Adventure Race & Trail 5K at Lynches River Co. Park

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

Adventure Race & Trail 5K at Lynches River Co. Park
Keep Florence Beautiful and Lynches River County Park will sponsor an Adventure Race & Trail 5K on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Lynches River County Park.

All-Star game canceled

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

All-Star game canceled
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl (North/South All-Star High School Football Showcase) has been canceled.

Library offers online book club

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Library offers online book club
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club will take place online for the remainder of 2020.

Digital art exhibit pushes boundaries of virtual reality

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

A new exhibit at Francis Marion’s University Place Gallery in Downtown Florence pushes the boundaries of art and virtual reality. Will Penny’s “Neutral Zone” opened on Sept. 8 and will run through Oct. 23.

Groundbreaking held for HOPE Village project

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The House of Hope of the Pee Dee held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 10 for its innovative HOPE Village project. The site of the village is 1020 West Darlington Street, next to the House of Hope office.

SCHP Troop 5 gets new leader

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

SCHP Troop 5 gets new leader
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced Sept. 8 that a new commander has been named for South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop Five following the retirement of Capt. Jo-Nathan Nell.

Pets of the Week

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, FEATURES

The Jayne H. Boswell animal shelter is a partnership with the Florence Area Humane Society and the City of Florence.

Paws on the Pad at Lynches River Park

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Paws on the Pad at Lynches River Park
Lynches River County Park will host Paws on the Pad, a fundraiser for the Florence Area Humane Society where pets can cool off in the splash pad, on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All dogs are welcome, but proof of up-to-date vaccinations will

FLORENCE DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATERS: Palmetto owner had connections to Hollywood

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in News, Local News, FEATURES

Located on Darlington Highway (U.S. 52/West Lucas Street), the Palmetto Drive-In was owned by Darlington native W. Henry Smith. The Palmetto Drive-In was in operation for more than two decades, opening in 1956 and showing its last film in 1979.

Doctor awarded Order of the Palmetto

on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Posted in Local News

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced last week that Dr. Phillip H. Greenberg has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto. The Order of the Palmetto is awarded for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance.

School garden design grants available

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

School garden design grants available
The City of Florence, in conjunction with the Florence chapter of Eat Smart Move, is offering a grant to schools. The grant covers garden design and construction for up to three new school gardens in the city limits or for FSD1 schools whose zones cross s

Pre-school parenting program recognized

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Pre-school parenting program recognized
The national office of Parents as Teachers has informed the Florence 1 Schools Parent as Teachers home visiting program that it has demonstrated high standards in all areas of its annual performance measures report. The home visiting program works with pr

12th Circuit to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Local News

12th Circuit to conduct traffic safety checkpoints
The Twelfth Circuit Law Enforcement Network will conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints at various locations in Florence and Marion Counties during the month of September, 2020. The focus of the operations is the detection of impaired drivers and the preventi

FLORENCE DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATERS: ‘The Circle’ focused on family entertainment

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Local News

Stephen Motte Special to The News Journal Perhaps the most well-remembered and popular outdoor theater in Florence was the Circle Drive-In. Although the Benson brothers inaugurated the drive-in era in Florence in 1946, it was a young man by the name of

FMU cancels 50th Anniversary Gala

on Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in News, Local News

FMU cancels 50th Anniversary Gala
Francis Marion University’s 50th anniversary has been put in permanent quarantine by the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials with the FMU Education Foundation announced that the gala, originally scheduled for April and then postponed until Oct. 1 at the FMU Per
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