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DO YOU REMEMBER?

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, Do you Remember?

DO YOU REMEMBER?
BIG CARS AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY – This Indianapolis-type race car (called a Big Car) ran in Darlington in 1950. Subsequent Big Car races were run at the Darlington International Raceway in 1951, 1954 and 1956, the U.S. Auto Club's Pee Dee 200 on July 4, 19

Reich retires from city post

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Ray Reich, who has served as the downtown development manager for the City of Florence since 2011, clocked out for the final time on Friday. He begins a well-deserved retirement. Reich arrived in Florence from Sumter, where he held a similar position for

Eye-tracking device gives student world of possibilities

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Last week, Journey Campana moved her eyes and read words printed on a screen just a few feet away. For most, this would be no big deal. For Journey, reading independently for the first time was quite literally a life-changing moment. “This opens a world

Pairings announced for Dancing For Our Future Stars

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Pairings announced for Dancing For Our Future Stars
The nine couples competing in the 2020 Dancing For Our Future Stars were announced Jan. 9 at a Pairings Party held in MUSC Health Florence’s Floyd Center. The 2020 Dancing For Our Future Stars, an annual fundraiser for The School Foundation, will take pl

McLeod makes moves in leadership

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

McLeod Health has announced leadership changes with the goal of improving patient care and streamlining the overall use of electronic medical records to benefit patients and the medical professionals serving them. In mid-February, after an upgrade of the

S.C. AgriBiz and Farm Expo coming to Florence Center

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The eighth annual South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo will be take place Jan. 15-16 at the Florence Center. The event is free of charge, although some conference programs do entail a cost. Parking is also free. The expo, which will offer 40 educational s

Pets of the Week

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Mackie is a high energy retriever mix who would love a yard to play in! She is three years old and is dreaming of a home of her own. Come meet her! Gumdrop is a three year old calico with lots of personality! She is spayed and up to date with vaccines. Ca

Lawmakers plan visits to Pee Dee

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Lawmakers plan visits to Pee Dee
U.S. Senator Tim Scott is planning a brief visit to Florence Friday to visit with about 50 area business and community leaders at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce offices in downtown Florence. The gathering of invited business and community leade

Woods scores 18, rebounds 18 in loss to Lander

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

Francis Marion sophomore center Zaria Woods scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, but the Lady Patriots lost an 82-67 decision to Lander Saturday in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball play. Francis Marion will travel to

Bearcats prevail, Matthews leads Patriots with 20

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News, Sports

Lander shot a sizzling 65.5 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes to pull away from Francis Marion University and record a 100-80 victory Saturday in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action. The Patriots will play at Augusta Wednesday at

DO YOU REMEMBER?

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Good life, Do you Remember?

DO YOU REMEMBER?
THREE TIMES THE FUN – Three friends, Jim Potter, Tom Rogers and Julian Mason, slide down a snow embankment at the Florence Country Club following the snowstorm in 1973. Do you have an old photo you would like to submit for The News Journal’s Do You Rememb

Robinson to speak at MLK event

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Francis Marion University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King celebration will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 on FMU’s campus. The event includes a commemorative candlelight march and a special program of word and music. This year’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr

TREAT WITH CARE: Free clinic begins 26th year of serving the community

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Patients who are enrolled at Mercy Medicine quickly find that the free clinic’s mission is far more than just to treat the injured and prescribe medicines. “Caring is a primary part of our mission,” says Executive Director Dr. Wayne Jackson. “We care abou

Five honored with Pillars of Professionalism Awards

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Five honored with Pillars of Professionalism Awards
Five McLeod physicians were honored with the Pillars of Professionalism Awards during a ceremony at the McLeod Pavilion Conference Center. The annual event recognizes those physicians who reflect the highest values in professional excellence. The honorees

‘Willie and Holcha’ exhibit continues

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

‘Willie and Holcha’ exhibit continues
An in-depth exhibit of the works of Florence native Willie Johnson and his wife, Holcha Krake, continues in the Special Exhibits Gallery at the Florence County Museum. In 1929, Johnson met Krake, a Danish textile artist. It was a chance encounter which
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