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40-year-old mom of six runs cross-country for FMU

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

MICHAEL G. HAWKINS Francis Marion Athletics Angela Kasitz is a freshman on the Francis Marion University women’s cross-country team, but not the usual 18-year-old newcomer. Kasitz isn’t even your typical nontraditional student, she is a student-athlete a

FDTC choir granted funds for formal attire

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Education, Local News

Florence-Darlington Technical College’s first student choir will have tuxedos and gowns thanks to a $2,500 grant. The funds to buy the dress clothes came from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and arrived just in time for two big performances for the ch

All-City Choral Concert Monday at FMU

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Education, Local News

High school seniors to be conducted by Coker’s Jorgonson Florence 1 Schools will present the Senior All-City Choral Concert on Monday at 7 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium on the campus of Francis Marion University. The Senior All-City Chorus is the school dis

RUSH program empowers students for future

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

The Removing Underserved Student Hurdles program at Florence-Darlington Technical College helps its students succeed by tackling hurdles encountered inside as well as outside of the classroom. The RUSH program assists its students on their educational jou

Students record perfect scores

on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Students record perfect scores
At its November meeting, the Florence 1 Schools Trustees recognized students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2018-19 school year. Twenty- five students earned the maximum score on a portion of the SC READY, and 10 students earn

FDTC launches Office of Apprenticeships

on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

FDTC launches Office of Apprenticeships
Florence-Darlington Technical College has launched an Office of Apprenticeships to serve the workforce development needs of the Pee Dee. The launch of the new office comes just in time for National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11-17). The new initiative will

Doug’s Day: University to honor founding president with special day

on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Doug’s Day: University to honor  founding president with special day
Francis Marion University’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary year goes into full swing Thursday with “Doug’s Day,” its first-ever founder’s day event. Doug’s Day is named in honor of FMU’s founding president, Dr. Doug Smith. It’s a celebratio

FMU to eliminate tuition costs for eligible freshmen

on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Francis Marion University is taking another step towards making high quality higher education accessible with the establishment of a new financial award aimed at next fall’s incoming freshman. The new FMU Freshman Supplement will make it possible for all

Trinity-Byrnes makes Wright assistant coach

on Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School recently announced the hiring of Gerald Wright as assistant boys basketball coach. Wright comes to Trinity- Byrnes with more than 35 years of coaching experience. He has served as assistant football coach from 1982-2017 an

Taking Flight: West Florence student Barnett books job using drone certification

on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

For Emily Barnett, the drone certification course at West Florence High School is really paying off. Barnett is the first Florence 1 Schools student to be paid to use their drone operating skills. Jean Leatherman of ERA Leatherman Realty contracted with B

QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS:

on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS:
QUIZ BOWL CHAMPS: The Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School Upper School Quiz Bowl recently defeated Cardinal Newman High School at the SCISA Regional Quiz Bowl competition. The team won all three matches against Cardinal Newman, Camden Military Academy, and S

Florence School District One Scipio named Teacher of Year

on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

West Florence’s Nicole Scipio was both surprised and overjoyed upon hearing her name announced as the 2019-20 Florence 1 Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the 18th annual School Foundation Gala at Florence-Darlington Technical

Duke Energy Foundation donates funds for school supplies

on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Duke Energy District Manager Mindy Taylor made stops at three Florence County Schools district offices last week to present grant awards of more that $10,000 to purchase school supplies. In August, the Duke Energy Foundation announced it would provide nea

FMU’s Houle holds book signing for release of novel

on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

FMU’s Houle holds book signing for release of novel
To celebrate the debut of her first novel, “Living Things,” Landon Houle held a book signing on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Seminar Brewing. The event featured readings by Houle, an assistant professor of English at Francis Marion, and her creative writing stud

Adams crowned ‘Mr. Morris College’

on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Deangelo Adams, a graduate of West Florence High School was crowned Mr. Morris College during a ceremony held Oct. 18 at the college’s Garrick Boykin Human Development Center. Adams entered Morris in the fall of 2016 to study Recreation. Adams will serve
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