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With full honors Unclaimed vet given final salute at Florence National Cemetery

on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

BOB SLOAN Editor It wasn’t a large crowd, but it was enough. There were American flags and salutes. There were reverent words and prayers. There was the always-stirring moment when Taps is played. It was a most honorable and well-deserved ceremony for

DO YOU REMEMBER?

on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. Posted in Good life, Do you Remember?

DO YOU REMEMBER?
HURRICANE HUGO: It was 30 years ago that Hurricane Hugo carved a path of destruction through the Carolinas. The photos above below are of clean-up efforts in downtown Florence on the morning of Sept. 22, 1989.

Free coding education comes to Florence

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host an open house on Thursday, Oct. 17 to introduce the S.C. Codes initiative in Florence County. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. SC Codes offers free online coding courses, mentorship opportunities,

4-H on display Pee Dee youth celebrate National 4-H Week at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Each year during National 4-H Week, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country celebrate everything 4-H. Pee Dee Region 4-H members are observing National 4-H Week (Oct. 6 -12) by showcasing their efforts during the Eastern Carol

Mayor to offer State of the City address

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Mayor to offer State of the City address
Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela will offer a State of the City presentation Thursday during the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon at the Florence Center. In addition to the mayor’s address, the chamber and Wells Fargo will also be pre

Pet of the Week

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Florence is a female hound mix with a sweet personality. She is a bit "nosey," but loves to cuddle too. Come meet her! Meet Tigger, a young male fun loving kitten with lots of energy! Just roll a ball and Tigger will relentlessly pursue! He needs a family

Center now led by ASM Global

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Center now led by ASM Global
Venue Management affiliate AEG Facilities, which operates the Florence Center, earlier this month announced the completion of a merger transaction with SMG, a portfolio company of Onex. The corporate partnership creates a new, standalone global facility m

Groundbreaking Ceremony held for memorial to families of the fallen

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

With six gold shovels standing in formation near the flagpoles at Florence Veterans Park, a small group of committee members and supporters gathered Oct. 3 to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a Gold Star Families Monument. The monument, which will be co

STATE REPORT CARDS: Florence 1 more than doubles ‘excellent’ schools

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

According to new school report card data released by the South Carolina Department of Education, four schools in Florence 1 Schools achieved the highest overall rating of Excellent, more than doubling the number from the previous school year. “We are incr

DO YOU REMEMBER?

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in Good life, Do you Remember?

DO YOU REMEMBER?
THE FLORENCE AIR AND MISSILE MUSEUM was located on Highway 301 North where the entrance to the Florence Regional Airport is now. It opened in January 1964 and closed in December 1997 due to lack of funding.

Patriots excel at FMU/FTC Collegiate Tennis Championships

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News, Sports

Several Francis Marion University tennis players had successful runs at the recent FMU/FTC Collegiate Championships held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. The fourth-annual event included three men’s flights and three women’s flights with nea

S.C. Forestry Commission expects busy wildfire season

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is warning the public to be extremely vigilant about outdoor burning of any kind throughout the fall season and especially this weekend. Predictive forecasts for the coming months are very similar to those the state

MCCALL FARMS DONATES TO DEWEY L. CARTER ELEMENTARY

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

MCCALL FARMS DONATES TO  DEWEY L. CARTER ELEMENTARY
McCall Farms recently made a delivery of notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, pads of paper, and even several pairs of shoes to Dewey Carter Elementary School. A financial gift was also presented to the school on behalf of McCall Farms. “We care a

Celebrate ‘TeenTober’ at Florence Library

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

The Florence County Library will celebrate TeenTober, an initiative to promote teens and reading during the month of October. The library will host Teen Trivia Thursdays every Thursday night in October. Teens are welcome to visit the Children’s Desk betw

Golden K Kiwanis elects new president

on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Golden K Kiwanis elects new president
Robby D. Sisco, right, was recently elected as the new president for the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Florence. Conducting the installation was Pete Hoogendonk, left. Sisco attended Florence District 1 Schools and later went on to graduate from Francis Marion
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