FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence One Schools started the 2019-20 school year Monday, and this year every student is starting the year with access to a technology device.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A new school year got started Monday morning in Darlington County School District schools, and Superintendent Tim Newman said the first day of classes was going just fine.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University’s Office of the Provost announced the promotion of 11 faculty members Monday at FMU’s annual faculty breakfast.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – America “cannot survive another four years” of the policies of President Donald J. Trump, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg said Sunday when he brought his campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president to Hartsville.

Mead, or honey wine, is likely the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. From ancient Greeks to Nordic Vikings, mead was a preferred drink across cultures for centuries. Even today, there are dozens of variations of mead produced and consumed all around the globe. For instance, melomel is mead made with honey and fruit, and metheglin is mead made from honey and spices.

Last week, we talked about the two white-flowered night-blooming plants known as moon flowers, in honor of the first moonwalk. One of them, devil’s trumpet ( Datura metel ), is closely related to today’s gardening column subject, the angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia species).

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Attorney Britney Weaver said the Highway 378 Bypass in Lake City is critical because it crosses over Highway 52. And on either side of the bridge is where Farrah Turner spent her entire life growing, protecting and amplifying.

FLORENCE, S.C. – The papers of rules governing the Florence County Voter Registrations and Elections Commission lay on the table just inside the executive session room at the Voter Registration office on Third Loop Road.

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FLORENCE, S.C. – In a State of the Schools address Monday to the Florence Rotary Club, Florence One Schools Superintendent Richard O’Malley said the school district is going to be a lighthouse to the Corridor of Shame.