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Kids Jamboree Returns to the Florence Center Fun for the Little Ones January 18-20, 2020!

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

FLORENCE, SC › January 14, 2020 › By popular demand, Kids Jamboree returns to the Florence Center Saturday, January 18-20, 2020. One of the region’s largest and most exciting fun-filled youth festivals is back with games, rides, inflatables, educational

Cooks for Christ benefit Jan. 23

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

Cooks for Christ will sponsor a chicken bog benefit for Gerard Poole of Mechanicsville Thursday, Jan. 23 at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Poole, 34, was admitted to the hospital in December of 2017 after suddenly falling

Fund supports family of slain officer

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

On the morning of Jan. 5, Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler with the Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop shortly before 6 a.m. He was 26 years old. According to law enforcement, a man opene

Friends of Library meeting Jan. 26

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

Friends of Library meeting Jan. 26
The Friends of Florence County Library will hold their annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Stokes Meeting Room of the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. During the meeting, officers for the 2020 year and the 2019 financials will be pres

HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT

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

HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT
In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, students from Florence One School District found some special ways to show their gratitude for our men and women in blue. Above, teachers, students and faculty at Greenwood Elementary School joined together on

ArtFields Jr. accepting submissions

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

ArtFields Jr. accepting submissions
The ArtFields Jr. Art Competition is open to South Carolina students in grades 1 through 12. All artwork submitted is considered by their review panel. ArtFields 2020 will take place April 24 through May 2 in Lake City. Select pieces will be displayed du

MLK SPEECH: ‘Our God is marching on’

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

On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Ala., after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commi

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
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