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Darlington County firefighters support Hartsville's Dixie Angels

Darlington County Fire District met with the Dixie Angels 2018 SC State Champions at their headquarters to show their support as they move on to their national competition.Darlington County Fire District PhotoHARTSVILLE, S.C. – Darlington County Fire District met with the Dixie Angels 2018 SC State

SCNOW - 2018-07-21 14:17:00

Trial dates set for man accused in Darlington County murder

S.C. Circuit Court Judge Paul Burch has set two possible trial dates, October 29 and December 17, for Christopher Moton, 23, who's charged with murder in the death of Rondrecus Peterson, 31, of Hartsville.


Sentence unsealed for Darlington man who skipped trial on drug charges

Courtofficials unsealed the sentence Thursday morning of Robert Gainey, 40, who was tried and convicted in his absence on drug trafficking charges.

WPDE.COM - 2018-07-19 21:12:52

Darlington man arrested on drug charges

Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Fenandio Sherwin Isaac, 32, of Darlington, according to Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis.

SCNOW - 2018-07-19 22:12:00

Sumter Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting Child

Officials say Steven Galloway, 24, is accused of assaulting the child on July 18th. Galloway is said to be 5'11" and around 120lbs.

WLTX.COM - 2018-07-20 14:07:42

After 48 years, board considers asking US to lift consent order on Florence schools

Originally, 48 years ago, the Justice Department found that Florence One needed to increase desegregation efforts. Barry Townsend, board chairman, said most elements in the consent order were dealt with decades ago.

SCNOW - 2018-07-20 02:19:00

MICHELLE M. LAW-GORDON: Against all odds

But on Sunday, Open Door Baptist Church will celebrate my ninth pastoral anniversary. Oh, my goodness, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was being installed to serve.

SCNOW - 2018-07-21 01:35:00

Florence County Sheriff's investigators ask for help to identify people

Anyone with knowledge of the incident or the identity or whereabouts of the persons of interest shown on the attached photographs is asked to contact investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 395, Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or “Submit-A-Tip” on the agency's free app for iPhone or An

SCNOW - 2018-07-19 18:54:00

Florence man arrested, charged with attempted murder

Kevin Robert Demont Washington, 44, of 2106 Fernleaf Lane, was arrested Wednesday by Florence County Sheriff's deputies with assistance from the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

SCNOW - 2018-07-19 19:05:00

Florence Police seek public's help to identify person

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Florence Police are asking for the public's help to identify a person involved in the vandalizing of a city church July 29.The incident took place at New Ebenezer Baptist Church at 307 S. Ravenel Street at 10 p.m., according to a release issued by the Florence Police Department.If


SC woman wins her first world horseshoes title in Florence tournament

Taylor, a resident of York, defeated six-time reigning women’s senior division world champion Sheila Shepard in a playoff to claim the title Friday morning at the Florence Center. Taylor is a 13-time state champion but never had been in contention for the world championship until this year.

SCNOW - 2018-07-21 00:33:00

Florence restaurant crash sends three to hospital

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Three people were transported to a Florence area hospital for treatment of their injuries Wednesday after a car drove into a popular Florence restaurant.Florence police, firefighters and medics with Florence County EMS responded about 1:05 p.m. to Long Grain Cafe at 206 West Palmet


Person shot fatally in domestic incident in Hartsville

HARTSVILLE – One person was shot fatally Monday morning during a domestic incident in Hartsville.The incident happened at a residence on South Fifth Street, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.The State Law Enforcement Division


One dead after shooting, "domestic incident" in Hartsville

HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left one person dead.A press release says the shooting happened on Monday morning at a residence on S. Fifth Street "following a domestic incident." One person is deceased and SLED is assisting in the inv


Family of man shot and killed by Florence police say he was a good person

The children of 68-year-old Jethro Benjamin, who wasshot and killed by a Florence police officer last weekend, said he was a good man with a big heart.


Engineers: Hartsville roundabout should be complete by late November

Ken Hayes, the transportation department’s resident construction engineer for Darlington County, and James Poston, assistant district construction engineer for District 5, which includes Darlington County, sat down with Sen. Gerald Malloy and House Speaker Jay Lucas to give the lawmakers an update o


Sonoco beats profit expectations, raises outlook

The Hartsville, S.C.-based consumer packaging company earned a quarterly profit of $89.4 million, or 88 cents a share, compared with $43.1 million, or 43 cents, for the same period last year. Analysts expected a profit of $86.6 million, according to FactSet.


Former Trinity Byrnes basketball standout signs with Miami College

She accomplished a lot at her high school, including being named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Wanted man leads Sumter police on chase

Tyburious Heyward, 20, of Vaughn Street in South Sumter, was reportedly traveling "in excess of the speed limit" on Poinsett Drive when he was noticed by an officer after 5:30 p.m., according to Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department.


SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Florence hotel parking lot

Thom Berry, a special agent of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), confirmed Monday afternoon that the law enforcement division is continuing to investigate the shooting.