HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Basketball has taken New York City streetball legend James “Speedy” Williams to many places. On March 14, it will bring him to Hartsville High School Arena as a member of the Harlem Rockets.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Hartsville’s monthly Good Living Marketplace will take place Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cargill Way. This month’s special event will be a Wing Fling Cook-off.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Hartsville’s annual ecumenical Community Lenten Community Services will begin March 12. This year’s services will be hosted each Wednesday by West Hartsville Baptist Church.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Artsville will present its first Artsville Saturday Nights series concert on Saturday, March 8, at The Midnight Rooster, featuring North Carolina singer/songwriter Shannon Whitworth.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ The music of the legendary king of rock ‘n rolls will fill the Center Theater on March 1 as Elvis tribute artists Michael Chambliss and Travis Powell debut their Reflections On Elvis concert tour. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m.
COLUMBIA _ Plant-breeding pioneer David Robert Coker is the focal point of a new South Caroliniana exhibit entitled, “David R. Coker and the Campaign to Modernize Southern Agriculture.”
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ After the bidding stopped Feb. 1 at the 27th annual auction of the Women’s League of Hartsville, the event had netted $16,000 for its selected charities. The event was held at the Hartsville Country Club with the theme “Viva Hartsvegas!” Mayor Mel Pennington and Lenora Lefew served as master and mistress of ceremonies.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Mema may be gone, but she is far from forgotten.Especially on Valentine’s Day.
We have completed the sixth week of the 120th regular session of the South Carolina General Assembly. A number of bills were reviewed in various committees, introduced and debated on the Senate floor. The debate continued on ethics reform.
Casting a vision is associated with possessing a dream or anticipating future events. We envision a future which promises to be a better way of life for those who follow. A challenge is presented in a quote by noted author and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
While we applaud the fact that South Carolina lawmakers appear close to passing state legislation that will make texting while driving illegal, we think there are several important issues that still must be discussed and decided upon.
Anyone observing Hartsville’s commercial development during the past decade can easily identify one of the most crucial areas of development during this time: South Fourth Street and South Fifth Street. This is the area which now serves as the home for Walmart and its surrounding shopping plaza, Lowes Home Improvement, Big Lots and quite a few other retailers and restaurants.
It will be 69 years ago Sunday that a platoon of 40 U.S. Marines charged up Mount Suribachi on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima and raised an American flag. It is an iconic image that is indelibly engrained in the history of our country. Four brave fighting men pushing a leaning flagpole upward as a fifth ensures it is firmly planted in the gorund.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
As we were covered under a couple of inches of snow last week, I felt very proud of the response from our city government departments, working effectively to keep our residents safe and to coordinate with county and state agencies.
How many times have you looked at some mistake you’ve made in the past, some situation that went wrong because of bad decisions on your part, and said to yourself, “If only I hadn’t done that!”