BENNETTSVILLE _ Finding a way to keep young people of all ages busy and happy is not a problem at Camp Pee Dee Retreat Center.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Twenty-two students in the summer program at the Boys and Girls Club of Hartsville are being exposed to variety of art forms this week through Camp Ignite, an outreach program of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - July is National Ice Cream Month and Hartsville is celebrating with its inaugural Ice Cream Churn-Off on Saturday at the Good Living Marketplace.
DARLINGTON _ Darlington Raceway will be the site for another family-fun community event Saturday, when NewSpring Church brings the Race Day 500 Festival to the track Too Tough To Tame.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and every other Muppet will all be making their Screen on the Green debut Saturday, July 12, with a showing of the 2011 film “The Muppets” in Burry Park, sponsored by North Industrial Machine.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Leadership Hartsville class, which begins Sept. 25. This nine-month leadership development program is designed to identify and cultivate individuals with the interest and potential to serve in our community’s many leadership roles.
FLORENCE — Timmonsville’s Frank Sylvester Cooper is an untraditional Christian minister.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- It’s never easy letting go of something you’ve coddled, nurtured and watched grow over the years.
A couple of weeks ago, the Hartsville Fire Department teamed up with the South Carolina State Fire Marshal’s Office to bring smoke detectors to homes which didn’t have the lifesaving devices in areas around Eighth Street and Marlboro Avenue.
As you enjoy the fireworks and festivities at either Emmanuel Baptist Church or Darlington Raceway tonight and a likely cookout this weekend with family and friends, please take a brief moment to think about what the Fourth of July really means.
Each week here at The Hartsville Messenger we work very hard to produce two newspapers which we hope the residents of the city and its surrounding areas can be proud to call their own. While we are in fact a business and revenues are what keep the presses rolling, serving the community is our ultimate goal.
Johnnie Mac Walters was soft-spoken and battle-tested, a courtly lawyer whose character and integrity didn’t fail him during one of this country’s darkest times in the most recent century. He came up the hard way, fought and bled for his country, and then with circumspection defied a president in a way where he later would be vindicated by history.
Lying beneath our streets and sidewalks, our water, sanitary sewer and storm drain lines can truly give meaning to the phrase, “out of sight, out of mind.” Every day we expect clean water to come from our taps and then to drain away with ease. It’s all so ordinary that we never put much thought into what brought it there and where it’s going.
A few months ago I learned an important lesson from a classmate in my Liberty Fellowship about barriers to entry. What you might not know about my friend and classmate, Amy Armstrong, is that she uses a wheelchair for daily accessibility.
Alas, the seniors have turned the tassels; beach traffic is booming, and the crack of… I mean the “ping of baseball and softball bats” abound. Summer is here and school is out! I still remember around 45 years ago, on the first day of our summer break, a friend of mine had ornately scribbled in bright yellow chalk on the small chalkboard in his bedroom the phrase “School’s out FOREVER!” Of course, even then we realized the long days would pass ever too quickly, only to return to the sound of the school bell come the Tuesday after Labor Day.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A note of gratitude from a grieving mother