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Juvenile arbitrators recognized at luncheon for their service

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in News, Local News

By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. Solicitor Ed Clements of the 12th Judicial Circuit recognized the 14 juvenile arbitrators who serve the circuit at the annual Arbitration Luncheon on December 13 held in the Florence Civic

Hurricane debris cleanup update

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The City of Florence has released additional updates as a part of the#NextPhaseFlorence Hurricane Matthew Clean-Up Effort. Debris removal and monitoring contractors are continuing to work quickly in neighborhoods. They were asked to complete a first

Family movie filmed in Florence, Marion

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in News, Local News

Florence was one of two site locations for an upcoming family movie currently titled, “PAWS P.I.” The independent feature film stars a young girl and boy, four dogs, and an adult villain. Writer and co-producer Donald Pemrick describes the movie as a

City of Florence Releases New Updates for #NextPhaseFlorence

on Friday, 16 December 2016. Posted in News, Local News

FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence has released additional updates as a part of the #NextPhaseFlorence Hurricane Matthew Clean-Up Effort. Updates include a Holiday Timeline for Debris Removal and Monitoring Contractors, FEMA Guidelines, and City Parks

For Web this week

on Friday, 16 December 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Florence Section National Council Of Negro Women Inc. is hosting a Santa Claus Store with free items for those in need. The Santa Claus Store is located at the Weed and Seed Safe Haven, 1113 Oakland Ave. It runs Dec. 19 thru Dec. 23 and is open 10

MINGLE of the Pee Dee sponsors Toy Drive at the Florence Chamber offices

Florence – MINGLE of the Pee Dee will collect toys for children in the community through its 3rd Annual Toy Drive and networking social on Wednesday, December 14th. The Toy Drive starts at 6pm at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce community room, located at 100 West Evans St, Florence, S.C. Admission will be free with an unwrapped toy, and light refreshments will be served. Entrance to the event will be exclusively through the James Allen Plaza.

The toys collected will be given to local charities, where they will be distributed to children in local communities.

MINGLE stands for Minorities Involved in Networking, Growth, Leadership and Empowerment (logo attached). The mission of MINGLE of the Pee Dee is to engage and enhance diverse professionals and entrepreneurs in professional development, social networking, and community service. This event has become the signature civic event for the group.

MINGLE consistently coordinates with local civic organizations and leaders to organize programs and events to help the community and unify local business professionals. 

McLeod new Safe Kids coordinator

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

McLeod Health welcomes Marla Blaker, Injury Prevention Specialist, as the Coordinator of McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/ Coastal. A native of Florence, Marla recently graduated from the College of Charleston, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications

Alzheimer’s Association provides resources to help families handle holidays

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Having plans in place can make a big impact on health and well-being of those in care and the enjoyment of family holidays for all. The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter is sharing their “Holidays and Alzheimer’s Families” online resource to

Grant supports 4-H youth photo ag exhibit

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Grant  supports 4-H youth photo ag exhibit
As a part of its youth programming services, Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) received a grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation to provide arts education to students in rural communities. The goal of the program is

Book giveaway for teens

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Beginning Friday, Dec.16, teens ages 12-18, can come by the Florence County Library to choose a free book to keep. Books will be given out during library hours throughout the holidays. The limit is one per person, while supplies last. Teens will come

All Saints Church welcomes interim rector

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Faith, Local News

All Saints Church welcomes Father Paul Fuener as its interim rector. Father Paul retired as rector of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown in April after serving for 16 years. He was an assistant rector for four years at St. Stephen’s

Band to play at mall for homeless shelter

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

For the fourth consecutive year, “A New Creation Band” will play a variety of music and songs for two consecutive hours at Magnolia Mall in front of Belk on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The purpose this year is to help Outreach Resurrection Homeless Shelter, says

DELMAE ELEMENTARY

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

DELMAE ELEMENTARY – Ruiz 4 Kids has funded a grant designed to increase student reading engagement through the use of flashlights while they read on "Flashlight Friday." The grant was specifically written for second grade by the reading coach, Jill Russel

FCS teacher selected for LEAD program

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

ORANGEBURG – An educator from Florence Christian School is among the first to participate in the South Carolina Independent School Association’s new LEAD program, designed to give teachers, coaches, and other staff members the opportunity to experience le

Savannah Grove students spread Christmas cheer

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

The Savannah Grove Elementary School’s Gator Beta Club presented McLeod Hospital representatives with over 100 Christmas cards for patients who may not be able to make it home for the holidays. “Our students are excited, and we are so honored to have the
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