HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The City of Hartsville will be showing a new film for its annual Christmas movie screening: one with a message that Christmas may not come from a store, but instead might mean just a little bit more.
LYDIA _ A member of the Hartsville Lions Club for 65 years, Ellis Parson was presented the International President's Certificate of Appreciation Thursday at the club’s annual business meeting at Mr. B’s Restaurant.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ A downpour of rain accented by lots of wind just prior to the start of the Hartsville Christmas parade on Saturday morning had spectators scrambling for cover and parade participants anxious. Some people may have chosen not to take the chance of getting wet and stayed home while others brought out their umbrellas, hats, and rain jackets trying to keep dry.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Hartsville’s three historic museum homes - the Thomas Hart House at Kalmia Gardens, the Jacob Kelley House in Kelleytown and the John Hart Cottage on Home Avenue – opened their doors for the annual Christmas Open House Tour on Sunday.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Do you have sports equipment in a closet at your house collecting dust? Have your kids grown up and moved away, leaving you with some old catcher’s equipment, basketballs or even a football helmet? This holiday season the Pee Dee Padres, Hartsville’s newest travel baseball team, want to provide you with a way to pass those items along to kids in need.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Children of all ages find magic in Christmas through the story of the birth of the Christ child, the arrival of Old Saint Nick, twinkling lights, carols sung and so much more.
HARTSVILLE, S.C.-- In celebration of Arbor Day and in memory of Mary Catherine Dunlap, a beautiful 17-foot-tall live oak was planted at the Admissions Building (former home of the A.L.M. Wiggins family on the campus of Coker College on Dec. 4 by member of Hartsville’s Spring Beauty Garden Club.
The more historic (older) I get, the more I love history. I love old houses, old gardens (what we call yards in McBee) and old plants.
We can empathize with some of the folks in the Oakdale neighborhood who don’t like giving up part of their property so that it can be used to create sidewalks in the former mill village community.
The City of Hartsville’s construction and opening of the Piratesville Splash Pad earlier this year was a first for us and the region. The Byerly Park Recreation Complex, of course, already featured a host of facilities including fields, tracks, tennis courts, a gymnasium and playgrounds. Even so, nothing there had much in common with an elaborate water play area with fountains, slides, water jets and dumping buckets. Splash pads are great facilities now popping up in municipal parks everywhere, but there wasn’t one within 40 miles of Hartsville, and many people had never seen or even heard of one before.
Simply put, the shutdown of our federal government on Tuesday is an embarrassment, and it sends a clear message that – just in case anyone had doubts – Washington is broken.
Downtown Hartsville always has beautification projects underway. City crews, for example, have been maintaining floral hanging baskets and planters this summer, and will soon be installing decorative bicycle racks. Thanks to Leadership Hartsville, the Tales on the Town fox sculpture scavenger hunt will soon be found downtown.
Jerry Steen loved his job.For 35 years Jerry Steen worked as a millwright at Sonoco. He took great pride in the work he did and often went above and beyond his appointed duties to ensure that a job was done properly.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Hartsville, football season is upon us! The days of tailgating, Fantasy Football teams, and repping your colors proudly have returned, and I couldn’t be more excited. (And for those of you wondering, YES, I do know a thing or two about the game of football!) I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m highly competitive; nothing brings me more joy than a win for the Gamecocks. Following a hard loss this weekend, however, I was forced to reevaluate why I love the game of football.
This morning at 10 a.m., our city will join others around the United States and around the world in remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a four-part series in which columnist Wayne Wallace recounts memories from her childhood.