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South Florence teachers win fellowship at Stanford | Pee Dee Weekly  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — Three teachers from South Florence High School are headed back into the classroom. Lennette Diggs, Clare Smith, and Hope Moyo ...



Via Air passengers concerned after airline goes silent  WAPT Jackson

Via Air hasn't flown in or out of Jackson since mid-May, according to airport officials.



Florence schools lockdown lifted; police still searching for suspect.  WLBT

FLORENCE, MS (WLBT) - The lockdown has been lifted at four Florence schools as police search for a suspect who was believed to have fired a gun at a ...



Florence introduces Rod Davis as new head football coach  WLBT

Florence High School introduced its new head football coach Tuesday. Rod Davis joins the FHS staff after spending 4 years at Northwest Rankin as their ...



Mississippi student gives nearly 800 gifts to his entire high school  WJTV

A student gives out nearly 800 gifts to students at his high school and this is not his first time doing so.



‘We were just having a good day’: Friends remember teen who drowned in Florence lake  WLBT

A regular gathering of teenage friends this weekend in Florence turned to tragedy, ending in the death of one in the close knit group.



Florence group says it's critical that school district's $198M referendum pass  wpde.com

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The Florence group, Students First, said it is critical to the city's future that voters approve a $198 million reference for Florence One ...



Surprise Squad gives $1,000 to Florence high school student for college  AZFamily

A Florence grandmother contacted Arizona's Family Surprise Squad for help paying off graduation costs for the grandson she has raised from birth.



Student gives nearly 800 gifts to his entire high school  WJTV

A student gives out nearly 800 gifts to students at his high school and this is not his first time doing so.



Rankin County schools get major upgrades  WLBT

Million will finance Rankin county schools upgrades.



Concert celebrates longtime musical educator in Florence One Schools  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence One Schools performing arts students and faculty of past and present reunited Friday evening to celebrate retiring coordinator ...



South Florence high school principal reassigned  wpde.com

The head principal at South Florence High School, Carol Hill, has been reassigned, according to Florence School District One (FSD1) Public Information Officer ...



'THE guy': How Mississippi State's Erroll Thompson became dominant on defense for the Dogs  Jackson Clarion Ledger

STARKVILLE – In the mid-2000s, young Erroll Thompson was just like most other youth football players. Thompson wanted touchdowns, celebrations and glory ...



Deputies investigating threat at South Florence High, officers expected on campus Friday  wpde.com

Deputies are investigating a threat that was made toward South Florence High School, according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff's ...



Florence High School launches student-run coffee shop  WLBT-TV

Florence High School Freshmen are putting the practical skills they've learned in Business Fundamentals class to work.



Former substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with Florence student  WRBL

A former substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Florence High School student has been indicted on a felony charge, authorities said.



The W women's soccer coach Massey dies  The Commercial Dispatch

Mississippi University for Women Director of Athletics Jason Trufant confirmed Sunday afternoon that The W women's soccer coach Gray Massey has died.



Syracuse recruits Joe Girard, Brycen Goodine to compete in 3-point and dunk contests at Final Four  syracuse.com

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Orange lost in the first round of this year's NCAA Tournament, but two future Syracuse players will be at the Final Four.



Darlington County school bus driver praised as hero  SCNow

DARLINGTON, S.C. — The children who ride her school bus call their driver, Bernadine Reed, Ms. Bee Bee.



Morton hires new head coach  Scott County Times

The Morton High School Panthers start 2019 with a new head football coach. MHS has finalized the hiring of Sean Gerald to take the reins of the football ...



Scoreboard: Week 2 Murfreesboro-area high school football  The Daily News Journal

Check out updated Middle Tennessee and statewide high school football scores.



Ribbon cut for health center in Florence County Complex  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence County Councilman Kent Caudle had a story to share about the necessity of the McLeod On-Site Health Center at the Florence ...



Florence teen returns to basketball after amputation  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Tavion Grau is back on the basketball court a year and a half after losing his leg in an ATV wreck.



Parking Lot Mission honored for helping feed the poor in Florence  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Nearly every Saturday for the past 25 years, the Parking Lot Mission has served breakfast and provided essentials for the East Florence ...



The W's Massey was more than just another coach  The Commercial Dispatch

Samantha Vogel and Tom Velek didn't need to know Gray Massey for very long to tell he was real. It also didn't take long for Vogel and Velek to discover Massey ...



Thompson creating his own legacy at MSU | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – First it was cousins Kivon Coman and Beniquez Brown starring on Mississippi State's defense.



2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi contenders arrive for week of events, appearances, competitions  Meridian Star

Meridian will experience a slight increase in residents on Sunday, July 8 with the arrival of the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi contestants.



Hartsville cemetery gets historical marker  SCNow

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – After 14 months of actual physical labor, the Marion Avenue Cemetery finally was recognized officially in a Martin Luther King Day ...



High School Entrepreneurs Compete in State Event Hosted by USM  Southern Miss Now

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at The University of Southern Mississippi concluded its series of educational high school events and ...



Sonoco employees, West Hartsville Elementary students join ‘PAWS’ through mentoring program  SCNow

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A partnership between West Hartsville Elementary School and Sonoco is giving students there a chance to work with positive role models, ...



Finalists for Florence-Penrose School District meet with community in public forum  Canon City Daily Record

FLORENCE — The search is down to two finalists for the Florence-Penrose School District superintendent position, and Friday those two finalists got a chance to ...



Coahoma Football Has Successful Signing Day  Coahoma Community College

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4044 - Vashon Jones - vjones@coahomacc.edu ...



Former West Florence assistant principal cries foul  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — Schools inevitably amass a lot of information about their students: name, contact information, medical information and all the tidbits that ...



McLeod Cancer Center gets international certification  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research has been named a Novalis Certified Cancer Center following a rigorous and ...



WJTV Goes to Boot Camp: Marine Corps Educator's Workshop  WJTV

Parris Island, South Carolina (WJTV) -- Parris Island in South Carolina is one of two places in the nation recruits go to become Marines. The Marine Corps offers ...



Red Wagon Boutique is rollin’ along  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Deanna Abernathy of Florence found her way into retail by selling women's apparel at festivals and at schools.



Tonia Wilson named Florence District Three’s Teacher of the Year  SCNow

LAKE CITY, S.C. – A high school teacher who spent 15 years in the U.S. Navy has been named Florence County School District Three's Teacher of the Year.



Cañon City woman sentenced to six years for fatal accident involving young mother  Canon City Daily Record

Mother's mission to raise awareness. Pamela Hamby, who lost her daughter, Brieonna Samora, in a fatal vehicle crash in April, is part of a Mothers Against ...



West Florence High School Student Council helps to Make-A-Wish  WMBF

The West Florence High School Student Council teamed up with the Make-A-Wish-Foundation to raise over $5700 on February 10th, with help from the local ...



MUW hires women's soccer coach  WTVA

The Mississippi University for Women has announced the hiring of the first women's soccer coach.



Year-round calendar approved for Timrod Elementary School in Florence  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — The board of trustees for Florence School District One voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a year-round calendar for Henry ...



Major intersection in Florence set for improvements  wpde.com

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in partnership with Florence CTC, and the City of Florence, plan to improve the intersections of ...



Mother arrested at South Florence graduation settles lawsuit  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – A civil lawsuit filed by a Florence woman who was arrested at her daughter's high school graduation in 2012 has been settled.



Bordentown municipal clerk who used racial slurs resigns  The Trentonian

BORDENTOWN — A municipal clerk who had been sidelined for months after a bombshell Trentonian story revealed she confessed to the FBI to calling a real ...



Quitman girls capture first state title in program history  Meridian Star

JACKSON — When Quitman High School head coach Gina Skelton was hired four seasons ago, one of the first things she did upon arriving at the school was to ...



Hartsville High School students take the stage this weekend in ‘Willy Wonka’  SCNow

HAARTSVILLE, S.C. - Find out who has the golden ticket in Hartsville High School's production of Roald Dahl's 'Willy Wonka' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday ...



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Countdown on for MUW women's soccer season  The Commercial Dispatch

Gray Massey has the ability to multi-task. It's a good thing, too, because Massey wouldn't recommend taking on as much as he has in the last eight months.



Wilson coach responds to DUI charge  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — On Tuesday, Wilson High School girls' basketball coach Gerrin Harrison released a statement through attorney Cheveron T. Scott on her ...



Florence District One appreciates bus drivers  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – More than 100 Florence School District One bus drivers received tokens of appreciation from Monday through Thursday as part of Bus Driver ...



Southern Miss Hosts State Competition for High School Entrepreneurs | Southern Miss  Southern Miss Now

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Tuesday, May 10, by hosting its 9th ...



Eastern Carolina Community Foundation supports Pee Dee through scholarships  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. − Eastern Carolina Community Foundation (ECCF) is helping donors who believe in the importance and future of the next generation by ...



North Vista teacher named South Carolina Teacher of the Year finalist  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – For the second consecutive year, Florence School District One has a teacher in the running to be South Carolina's Teacher of the Year.



First Day of School 2016 - Community Photos | Gallery  SCNow

Community-submitted photos of kids heading back to school for the 2016-2017 school year. Send yours to news@scnow.com and be sure to include names, ...



Lydia man celebrates 100th birthday  SCNow

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Surrounded by four generations of family members, a local resident celebrated a century of living this past weekend.



Harrison pleads guilty to reckless driving, returns to Wilson Tuesday as counselor for now  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Wilson High School girls' basketball coach Gerrin Harrison pleaded guilty to reckless driving Monday instead of going through a jury trial to ...



UPDATED: Complete list of athletes honored at Best of MS Preps  Jackson Clarion Ledger

On Thursday, May 28 - The Clarion-Ledger will honor more than 1,500 student athletes in 22 sports at the Best of MS Preps banquet. It's going to be a great night ...



FCSD3 board selects Laura Hickson as next superintendent  SCNow

The Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees didn't have to look far to select the district's next superintendent.



West Lauderdale baseball advances with 11-1, run-ruled victory vs. Florence  Meridian Star

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That's the best way to sum up the Game 3 matchup between Florence and West Lauderdale high schools in the ...



Setting up Stonewalls  Jackson Free Press

Since the musicians of rock-and-roll band Stonewalls first became friends while attending Florence High School, they have also worked together as band mates ...



Live updates: TSSAA state boys tournament 2019 championship games  The Tennessean

Live updates from the TSSAA boys basketball state tournament championship games.



Once home to chickens, pink Cadillac, ‘Mrs. Ruby’s Corner’ in Florence finally sold  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – In 1974 Ruby Kemmerlin declined a $35900 offer on her two acres at the corner of South Cashua Drive and Second Loop Road by the ...



Florence Walmart greeter Diane Robinson loves her work  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Diane Robinson is always happy to go to work. Always. She never grumbles, never resents having to wake up at 4:30 a.m., and every time ...



What’s open in Myrtle Beach?  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – As what was Hurricane Florence approached the South Carolina shore, many businesses closed to allow employees to ...



Substitute teacher charged with having sex with schoolboy  Metro

A substitute teacher has been charged with having sex with an 18 year-old student. Kayla D. Safford, 24, allegedly slept with the boy she met while working at ...



Florence woman to compete in Miss Plus America pageant  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Leya Elijah-Eller of Florence is representing South Carolina and the Pee Dee area in the Miss Plus America National Pageant 2017.



Welch, Morgan team up to lead West Point offense  The Commercial Dispatch

WEST POINT -- Casey Welch doesn't have a taste for Mexican food. But you never know who you're going to bump into at dinner when you have a hankering for ...



New Montessori program well-received at Hannah-Pamplico  SCNow

PAMPLICO, S.C. – When classes started in August for Florence County School District Two students, a new Montessori program began at Hannah-Pamplico ...



Woodberry gets 40 years for murder  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – A woman charged with murder in a car wreck that claimed the life of a local nurse changed her mind early Tuesday morning and opted not ...



Florence-Darlington Tech offers free dental cleanings for children  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – More than 20 dental hygiene students from Florence-Darlington Technical College administered more than 30 free dental checkups for ...



Drama club presents annual play  SCNow

JOHNSONVILLE, S.C. – The Johnsonville Drama Club, comprised of students from the fifth through the 11th grades in Florence County School District 5 schools, ...



Airman Payton D. Turner graduates from U.S. Air Force basic military training  Queen Creek Independent

U.S. Air Force Airman Payton D. Turner, the son of Jason Turner of San Tan Valley and Christina Vangorden of Florence, graduated from basic military training ...



Florence man charged with murder following Cypress Road slaying  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A Florence man has been charged with murder in a homicide on Cypress Road in Florence.



Barbara Sylvester, Florence’s original ‘Steel Magnolia,’ dies at 88  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — Barbara Thornton Sylvester died Wednesday in Charleston after an illness. Like everything in her life, she waged that battle with grace and ...



Watkins: Paralympian finds love, now seeks gold in Rio  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Florence's Joey Brinson will compete in his second Paralympics in fencing; Gracelyn Thrailkill, mom cheering him on.



Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Quitman alumna Shonte Hailes excelling at Southern Miss  Meridian Star

Although time has washed the exact memory from Southern Miss coach Joye Lee-McNelis' recollection, McNelis hasn't forgotten the moment she knew former ...



Pee Dee Electric president remembered as strong, passionate leader  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Brian Kelley, the president and chief executive officer of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, died suddenly Tuesday evening after a heart attack.



MISS FLORENCE PAGEANT: Three win crowns, begin preparations for state competition  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – More than twenty girls took the stage Saturday night at Francis Marion University to vie for three titles and the crowns that would send them to ...



Wittmann-Price honored as Francis Marion distinguished professor  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price, Dean of the Francis Marion University School of Health Sciences, was named FMU's J. Lorin Mason Distinguished ...



Running backs have chance to shine for EMCC  The Commercial Dispatch

All Jacquez Horsley wants is a chance. After suffering a series of injuries at Starkville High School, Horsley has waited patiently for that breakout season and, ...



Betty Joyce Collins  Themississippilink

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, a loving and compassionate member of ...



DP Cooper Charter School's FBLA conference winners | News  Kingstree News

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Middle Level District 3 Leadership Conference was held on Saturday, January 28, at West Florence High ...



Son and Sister Café feed veterans for Christmas  SCNow

HEMINGWAY, S.C. – Owners of the Son and Sister Café in Hemingway opened their doors on Dec. 15 to the military to show appreciation for those in *service*.



Tinsley-Minton | Milestones  SCNow

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She is the daughter of Mrs. Roxanna Shuler Tinsley of Florence and Mr. & Mrs. Edward Diskin Tinsley III of North ...



West Lauderdale scores 2 in final 20 minutes to advance to state final  Meridian Star

A free kick by Northeast Jones High School was the Lady Tigers' last chance to get on the board.



Tara Bradshaw named Williamsburg County DSS director  SCNow

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Tara Bradshaw of Olanta has been named as the Director of Williamsburg County Department of Social Services. She has served as the ...



Trinity Behavioral Care helps school district celebrate Red Ribbon Week  SCNow

MARION, S.C. – Trinity Behavioral Care celebrated Red Ribbon Week with students in Marion County.



9 arrested in Florence prostitution sting  WMBF

The Florence Police Department arrested nine people during a two-day prostitution operation, according to Major Carlos Raines of the Florence City Police ...



Rankin officials sworn in  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Sixteen elected, re-elected and appointed Rankin County officials were sworn in Tuesday morning in Brandon.



Herlong-Newell | Milestones  SCNow

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Franklin McIntyre and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bullard, all of Marion, and the late Robert Alston Herlong.



C.E. Murray senior sues Williamsburg County School District, employees  SCNow

KINGSTREE, S.C. – A C.E. Murray High School senior formally filed lawsuit Wednesday against the Williamsburg County School District, administrative staff and ...



Cadejah Stukes wins Grill Master Challenge | Gallery  SCNow

LAKE CITY, S.C. -- Bo Whitlock, Cadejah Stukes, Mitchell Sims and Frank Halasz competed Friday evening for the Grill Master title and $1,500. “Hell's Kitchen” ...



Voter’s Guide 2015  Jackson Clarion Ledger

GOVERNOR. Democrats. Robert Gray. Jackson. 46. Qualifications: Small business owner, knowing what needs to be done and how to do it. Priorities: Reduce ...



Former judge says Timmonsville clerk overstepped her authority  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. – Former Timmonsville Municipal Judge E. Lloyd Willcox II testified late Wednesday afternoon that he at no time gave the town's clerk of court ...



Morgan Stanley Declares Quarterly Dividends on Its Preferred Stock  SCNow

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 17, 2019--. Morgan Stanley today declared a regular dividend on the outstanding shares of each of the following preferred ...



FCSD3 Names Olanta Elmentary School’s Diane Carter Teacher Of The Year  SCNow

LAKE CITY, S.C. -- A fourth grade English language arts and social studies teacher who relates her student's interests to concepts she teaches has been named ...



Florence nurse saves woman’s life in Georgia hotel  SCNow

FLORENCE – Misty Lovell and her daughter always have big plans for spring break, usually something fun and carefree, but this year their vacation might take a ...



Art Trail Gallery gets new direction for downtown Florence  SCNow

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Florence Downtown Development Corporation has decided to hit the reset button on a major cog in downtown as the coporation's ...



Johnson-Douglas | Milestones  SCNow

Sarah Katherine Johnson of Florence, SC and James. Wilson Douglas, Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC were married October 3, 2015 at half past five in the afternoon ...



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