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FMU’s Thai connection flourishing

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Local News

Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University in Thailand and Francis Marion University are separated by about 10,000 miles. Despite the distance, the two institutions have cultivated a partnership that’s helpful to both parties. For the past four summers, faculty and

McLeod nurse receives June DAISY Award

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

McLeod nurse receives June DAISY Award
Kim Love, a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), was recently named the June DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center. Love, the 19th recipient of the DAISY Award, was nominated by a patient’s husband for her extraordinary care an

Equestrians qualify for championships

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

Several members of the Palmetto Pony Club have qualified to compete in the 2019 Championships East July 24-28 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. Each year the United States Pony Clubs offers championship competitions in sev

Flag football tour comes to Florence

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

Battle South Carolina, a Flag Football World Championship Tour, will take place this weekend at the Florence Soccer Complex. Teams consisting of participants of all ages and skill levels will compete in men, women, co-ed and youth divisions. It is an open

Twice is nice

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

With back-to-back wins over the Lexington Blowfish last week, the Florence RedWolves have hopes of reaching the .500 mark before the July 7 Coastal Plains League All-Star Game break. The RedWolves (8-11) outslugged Lexington 13-11 Friday, winning in drama

Region contestants to vie for Miss SC, Miss SC Teen titles

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

BOB SLOAN Editor A new Miss South Carolina will be crowned Saturday and at least three contestants with ties to the Pee Dee are hoping the tiara will rest atop their head at the end of the night. Miss Florence McKenzie Jewitt, Miss Pee Dee Daisy-Kate Vil

ServeFlo

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

ServeFlo
Over the past week, volunteers rolled up their sleeves for numerous work projects, showed support for non-profits and law enforcement, and some even gave blood as part of ServeFLO, a community service initiative, sponsored by the Christian-based non-profi

20,000 expected at raceway

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

20,000 expected at raceway
Organizers of the sixth annual Freedom Fest are hoping this year’s attendance will be even greater than the crowd of 20,000 that showed up at Darlington Raceway for last year’s event. The annual Independence Day festival sponsored by the Darlington Chambe

Florence-Darlington Tech releases Spring honors lists

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) recently announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average. A Dean's List student must carry a 3.5 GPA or

Teachers recognized for perfect attendance

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence 1 Schools recently recognized 262 certified teachers for having perfect attendance during the 2018-19 school year. Each of these teachers will receive a monetary award of $2,000 on June 14. In order to receive the monetary award, the educators ha

Early College program at Wilson graduates 13

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Thirteen Wilson High School seniors make up the largest group of early college students ever in Florence 1 Schools. The students are members of the fourth graduating class of the Early College program. These seniors received an Associate of Arts degree fr

FMU’s new emerging tech certificate demystifies tech world for executives

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University’s School of Business is rolling out a new certificate program for information business leaders, managers and executives that will help them understand the complex world of technology and give them access to the latest thinking on

Upward bound kicks off summer session

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Upward Bound Program recently began its summer session for area high school students. Upward Bound helps assist high school students develop the skills and overall confidence needed to succeed in a two-year or fou

Coalition to offer disability benefits workshop

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in News, Local News

The S.C. Disability Employment Coalition will host a free employment workshop for individuals with disabilities at the Poynor Adult and Community Education Center on Wednesday, July 17. The workshop, entitled “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Wo

VA Grants Funding for New State Veterans Nursing Homes

on Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has received official notification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assuring federal construction grant funding for additional state veterans’ nursing homes in Florence and Gaffney. Under
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