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City of Hartsville to lease proposed children's museum building to EdVenture

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The city of Hartsville will buy the building at 146 W. Carolina Ave. in downtown Hartsville from EdVenture Inc. for $5 and will lease the building to EdVenture for $1 a year for five years for the establishment of a children's museum in Hartsville. The Hartsville City Council gave

SCNOW - 2017-09-18 23:38:00

Hartsville man charged with involuntary manslaughter

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - A Hartsville man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon. Bond was set Sunday afternoon at $25,000 or Rodney Thomas Pittman Jr., 29, who remains at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center. Special Victims Unit Investig

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:39:00

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

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

Man charged in 5-year-old boy's death in South Carolina

A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in South Carolina. Darlington County Sheriff's Lt. Robby Kilgo said in a news release that 29-year-old Rodney Thomas Pittman Jr. of Hartsville was arrested in the shooting death Friday. Pittman is also cha

THE STATE - 2017-09-18 13:55:00

Darlington County 5-year-old child shot Friday dies

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- A five-year child shot Friday morning while at a Folly Road residence near Hartsville has died. Rodney Thomas Pittman, Jr., 29, of Hartsville, was taken into custody following the shooting, according to a Friday afternoon release on the incident. Lt. Robert Kilgo Saturday afterno

SCNOW - 2017-09-16 22:16:00

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

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

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

Timmonsville man raises fish, crops in greenhouse

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Using a sustainable system, hobby farmer Dan Fox cultivates fish, fruit and vegetables in a backyard greenhouse. Water from fish tanks pumps into grow beds for plants, the plants extract nutrients from the water and the clean water drains back into the fish tanks. The water

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 04:01:06

Tea with Belle lets children 'feel the magic'

FLORENCE, S.C. - With eyes wide, children sat in anticipation as they waited for "Beauty and the Beast" cast members to join them for afternoon tea at the Florence Little Theatre on Saturday. Welcomed by clapping, Belle brightened the room with her smile and full yellow dress. Guests filled pink and

SCNOW - 2017-09-16 21:30:00

Burlington to hold grand opening; two other stores to open in spring

FLORENCE, S.C. - After months of construction and renovations, Burlington announced earlier this week that its Florence location inside Magnolia Mall will celebrate with a grand opening on Friday, Sept. 22. Starting at 9:30 a.m., Burlington executives and employees will hold a ribbon cutting for the

SCNOW - 2017-09-16 23:00:00

Pee Dee schools' ACT scores rise but still below US average

FLORENCE, S.C. - ACT scores for some area school districts show improvement from the 2015-16 school year, but all still lag behind the national average of 21.0 on a 1-to-36 scale. Florence School District One composite score averages improved from 17.6 to 17.9. "We tested more students, and scores c

SCNOW - 2017-09-16 23:00:00

Florence siblings raise money for Harvey victims

FLORENCE, S.C. - The previous time a Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the Texas coast was in 1961 - long before either of the Singh siblings were born. But after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas late last month, 16-year-old Simran and 14-year-old Nav Singh knew they wanted to do somethin

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:42:00

Chamber announces 2018 Leadership Florence class

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce has announced the 22 members of its latest Leadership Florence class. Leadership Florence is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to motivate and cultivate leadership for the Florence area. Participants will attend various events durin

SCNOW - 2017-09-17 22:16:00

How to avoid another long legal ruckus over voting

Now that the S.C. Supreme Court has upheld the Lancaster City Council District 3 election results, affected parties are discussing how to prevent or shorten future such controversies. The ideas include: Getting the S.C. legislature to change municipal election laws to mirror the statutes for count

LANCASTER NEWS - 2017-09-17 09:00:00

Man on trial for Bennettsville prison murder

Phillip Stackhouse, 35, is on trial this week at the Marlboro County Courthouse for the murder of an inmate last February at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers. Phillip Antonio Stackhouse was an inmate at the prison when deputies said h

WPDE.COM - 2017-09-18 10:26:50

Wee Miss, Wee Master pageant restarted

From release The Griffin Scholarship Foundation is restarting the Wee Miss and Wee Master Pageland beauty pageant. The event is 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at New Height Middle School. The pageant is for boys and girls from newborn to 7 years-old. There will be eight titles for girls and eight titles for the

PAGELANDPROGRESSIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 00:43:00

Senior Spotlight: Linda E. Knight

Age: 69 Town: Pageland Family: One son, two stepsons and six grandchildren Church: High Point Baptist Church Occupation/Retired from: Springs Grace plant/30 years Favorite meal: Anything Italian Favorite TV show: "The Big Bang Theory" How do you spend your days? Cleaning my flowers and helpin

PAGELANDPROGRESSIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 00:40:00