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Florence One school facility maintenance neglected, administrator says

Florence, S.C. - Lionel Brown, assistant superintendent for administrative services, said Wednesday that Florence School District One cannot maintain its facilities on the current budget of 87 cents per square foot. Brown advised the District One facilities committee during its morning meeting to in

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 16:44:00

Florence District One music program kicks off with performance from graduates

FLORENCE, S.C. - Florence School District One's Musically Exceptional Program kicked off for the school year with a performance by Speak Easy, a band that includes four District One graduates and a retired band director. The band performed on Tuesday evening at West Florence High School. Laura Green

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:52:00

Florence Family YMCA will host its Second Annual Dog Day at the Pool in October

FLORENCE, SC - The Florence Family YMCA will host its Second Annual Dog Day at the Pool on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the YMCA's outdoor pool. It's a fundraiser for the Florence Family YMCA Annual Campaign. There is a $10/pre-registration - 1 dog and his/her human(s) or $15/day

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-20 14:44:48

Florence Symphony Orchestra gets ready for new season

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Florence Symphony Orchestra held its first rehearsal of its 2017-18 season on Monday in preparation for its upcoming performance titled "The Reformation, 500 Years." The concert is being presented by St. Luke Lutheran Church as a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Prote

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 22:53:00

Scouts show off renovated quarters in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Boy Scouts of America/Pee Dee Area Council held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday afternoon to show renovations made to the organization's facility at 702 S. Coit St. in Florence. The Pee Dee Area Council spent approximately $50,000 to remodel the 6,000-square-foot building to make be

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:42:00

South Florence vs. West Florence Volleyball

The South Florence Bruins (6-3) volleyball team hosted the West Florence Knights (5-1) in a Tuesday night's local match up. The Knights swept the Bruins 25-10, 25-22, 25-19. Buy Now Avery Webb dishes out a set during the Tuesday night volleyball match between the South Florence Bruins and the West F

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:20:00

Florence County investigators release video of car burglary suspect

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office released a video Monday showing a man entering a car near South Church Street in Florence. Deputies hope that someone will recognize the man in the footage and reach out to officials. The press release from Major Michael N

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-18 20:51:46

Darlington police gear neighborhood watch toward apartment complexes

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington Police Department wants to start neighborhood watch programs targeted to apartment communities in the city. Darlington Police Chief Danny Watson explained the program and benefits in a Facebook video, encouraging people to create watch groups and choose a block

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-19 19:46:41

FMU to hold alumni baseball weekend Oct. 7-8

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold its 17th-annual "Baseball Alumni Weekend" with activities on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, 2017. The "Old Timers" will take part in a golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Country Club of South Carolina, beginning at no

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 22:14:00

De'Andre McFadden has a full plate at Timmonsville High

Buy Now Since school started back in August, McFadden has maintained a 4.28-grade point average and taken a leadership role as one of the few seniors on the varsity football team.JESSICA IMBIMBO/MORNING NEWS TIMMONSVILLE - Summer vacation was anything but for Timmonsville senior De'Andre McFadden. D

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 16:51:00

Timmonsville man arrested on child pornography charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Timmonsville man has been arrested on five charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Christopher Brian Powers, 29, was arrested Tuesday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest Wednesday. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investiga

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 19:14:00

South Carolina woman guilty of lying about marriage

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to lying to federal officials about a previous marriage. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said in a news release that 41-year-old Herav Hizmi of Surfside Beach lied about a previous marriage to an Israeli citizen. Hizmi faces up to five years i

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 16:26:14

MIZ McKAY: When Steve died

One night last September, around 10:30 p.m., all of my children - Maggie; her husband, Glenn; Edward; Michael and his wife, Sonya; and Wayne - came to see me. I thought, "What in the world!?" They visited a little while, and my daughter Maggie said, "Mama, we got some bad news. Steve died." Steve wa

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:47:00

Darlington man charged for shooting into home, police search for person of interest

Police are still looking for Edward Brown (left). Jacorey Miller was taken into custody this past weekend. DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Darlington officers say they arrested one person for shooting into a home Saturday afternoon, but they're still searching for a second person of interest in the case.

WBTW.COM - 2017-09-18 17:50:54

FCSO Traffic Safety Unit reports August statistics

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit conducted enforcement operations throughout Florence County during the month of August 2017. The unit's statistics for the month of August 2017 are as follows: Traffic Violations DUI: 19 Seatbelt: 100 Child Restraint Violatio

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 15:47:00

Junior League boosts dream of a downtown children's museum

Officials with eXplore and the Junior League of Florence pose with children and a banner for an upcoming exhinit on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library. JOSHUA LLOYD FLORENCE, S.C. - The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled, and eXplore is trying

SCNOW - 2017-09-18 21:57:00

CITIZEN COLUMNIST: Educate not erase

Much has been written in recent months concerning removal of Confederate statues, flags and renaming of places that might offend some person or group. All must beware; this is a very slippery slope. I fully understand this is a very emotional issue, and there are two sides to every story. I grew up

SCNOW - 2017-09-19 22:52:00

Council considers ending rule requiring department heads to live in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Darlington County Council is considering a move to lift a requirement that county government department heads must reside in Darlington County as a condition of employment. A proposed ordinance was introduced for first reading during a Tuesday council meeting. No action is tak

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 00:49:00

Hartsville Chamber's first Women's Leadership Symposium is successful

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce held its first Women's Leadership Symposium on Sept. 8 at the Harris E. and Louise H. DeLoach Center at Coker College. The theme was "Marketing and Branding Yourself for Success." Keynote speaker Lynn Good, president and chief executive o

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 10:30:00

Hartsville Rotary Club feeds first responders on 9/11

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Hartsville Rotary Club held is first 9/11 first responder event. The club decided to honor first responders by providing them pizza at lunchtime on Sept. 11. Club members visited the Hartsville Police Department and the Hartsville F

SCNOW - 2017-09-20 07:30:00