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SCHSL passes new school sports calendar

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

SCHSL passes new school sports calendar
The first practice for all fall sports is scheduled to be Aug. 17. The South Carolina High School League approved a new school sports calendar for the 2020-21 school year during an executive committee virtual meeting July 15. The new calendar pushes th

Gymnast set to begin new chapter

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

Despite the surrounding fear of a pandemic, Florence gymnast Emery McCutcheon is flipping forward the pages of her life as she prepares to begin a new chapter at Francis Marion University. In early March, just a few weeks from what would be McCutcheon’s

Driggers named NCAA Woman of Year nominee

on Tuesday, 21 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

NCAA member schools have nominated a record 605 female college athletes for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Among these nominees is Francis Marion University cross country and track and field runner Emma Driggers. A native of Mauldin, Driggers was

NO ORDINARY NUPTIALS

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

NO ORDINARY NUPTIALS
Holding hands in front a large wooden cross in the Hannah Skipper Prayer Garden of the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter, Sam White and Faye Rogers looked into each other’s eyes and vowed to love and cherish one another for the rest of their live

High Hill Creek Park ‘unofficially’ open

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

High Hill Creek Park, a four-mile bike and run park located on Prosperity Way, “unofficially” opened on Friday. While construction is all but complete, organizers said due to the COVID-19 pandemic an officially grand opening will not be held until later

MUSC Health to build new hospital

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

MUSC Health to build new hospital
The new facility, expected to be completed in 2023, will be located in the Williamsburg/Lake City region. MUSC Health is moving forward with plans for a new hospital in the Williamsburg/Lake City region. Williamsburg-Lake City Regional Hospital is plann

District appoints three to new posts

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Three new administrators have been appointed for Florence One Schools in 2020-21. LaTonya Yates-Ford will be the new principal at Savannah Grove Elementary School. Amy Williams will be assistant principal at McLaurin Elementary and Marci Gatewood will be

Tan wins scholarship from Create Your Movement

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

Tan wins scholarship from Create Your Movement
TAN
The Young Lawyers Division recently announced Qingyi Tan as the first-place winner and Derek Rhodes as runner up for its 2020 Create Your Movement Scholarship. South Carolina high school juniors and seniors with plans to enroll in post-secondary education

Chamber’s spring golf tourney a success

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

Chamber’s spring golf tourney a success
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Spring Golf Classic June 4 at Traces Golf Club. A total of 104 players on 26 teams participated. Finishing in first place was the Pee Dee Food Service team of Jack Weatherford, John Noble, Greg D

WIFFLE BALL AT EBENEZER PARK

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

WIFFLE BALL AT EBENEZER PARK
Stealing an idea from the popular syndicated television program Parks and Recreation, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department recently built a Wiffle ball field at Ebenezer Park. According to Parks and Recreation officials, the field is now ready for

Patriots tennis adds three

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

Patriots tennis adds three
Francis Marion University women’s tennis coach Garth Thomson has announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent: 5-7 Camryn Cassetori of Plains, Pa., 5-10 Viktoria Leth of Gothenburg, Sweden, and 5-6 Nargiza Yakhyaeva of Dushanbe, T

Softballers pick up trio of newcomers

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

Softballers pick up trio of newcomers
Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of three players to the 2021 Patriot roster: 5-6 middle infielder Chase Booker of Zephyrhills, Fla., 5-5 middle infielder and outfielder Sarah Hilton of Thomasville, N.C., a

PLAYING IT FORWARD

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

PLAYING IT FORWARD
Wilson High School girls' basketball standout Loyal McQueen presents a check for $1,000 to Neal Zimmerman of the Florence Boys and Girls Clubs. As the 2020 South Carolina Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year, McQueen was awarded a $1,000 mini-grant to pre

Pair of transfers to bolster Francis Marion backcourt

on Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

Pair of transfers to bolster Francis Marion backcourt
Francis Marion University men's basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the addition of a pair of NCAA Division I transfers: 6-1 185-pound point guard Kevin Holston of Washington, D.C., and 6-5 215-pound shooting guard Holden Redparth of Rockville, Md
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