A shoebox filled with small toys made a big impact on Rachel Chadalavada. Rachel, who grew up in Southeast Asia, talked about that impact at the Operation Christmas Child workshop held at Calvary Baptist Church on April 16. Rachel grew up in a Christian
Nearly 73 years after his death in the Solomon Islands of the South Pacific Ocean, Sgt. John Charlton Holladay was brought home to rest. A memorial service was held for him at Florence National Cemetery on Monday morning, April 4. Sgt. Holladay served
Adam Crosson and Tiffany Welsh took home the mirror ball trophy at the 6th Annual Dancing With the Stars of Florence competition on March 22. The event was held in front of a sold-out crowd at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology.
Sisters 4 the Future, a faith-based group that helps abused women, is looking for help themselves. They need land to establish a shelter and they need it quickly. The group already has a four-bedroom home donated
With more than two-thirds of the funding needed, the Friends of Starr Ward and Beverly Hazelwood commissioned sculptor Alex Palkovich to proceed with a statue he conceived honoring them. The statue has Beverly sitting in front of a floating piano keyboard
Pam Flowers and Cole Davis are focusing on a samba routine with a touch of hip hop in hopes of bringing home the coveted mirror ball trophy from the 6th Annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence. This sold-out benefit will take place on Tuesday evening
Katie Wilcox and Joseph Stein are perfecting an overall back flip for the lively southern swing dance they will perform at the 6th Annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence. The sold-out benefit for the Florence School Foundation will take place on
The City of Florence is redoing the streetscape in the core downtown area. New sidewalks, lighting, trees, landscape, as well as new asphalt on the streets, will give a complete new look, says City Manager Drew Griffin.
Florence School District 1’s FIRST Robotics team held a FIRST Lego League Day for the younger robotic teams on Feb. 20 at their work space in the Florence Career Center. The purpose of FLL Day was to show the younger students some of their robotic efforts
Tara Newton is learning some popping new dance moves as she and partner Antonio Robinson prepare to compete in the 6th Annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence on Tuesday evening, March 22. The pair have added high energy hip hop moves to a saucy salsa
As husband, father and graphic designer, Sean Newell wears many hats. One of those happens to be a brownie beanie. Once a week and on many weekends, Sean leads a group of 15 second and third grade girls as brownie leader for Troop 32. His daughter Cameron
Phil Kornblut, recruiting reporter with the SportsTalk Radio Network, was the guest speaker at the Florence Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting on Feb. 4 at the Florence Country Club. The meeting followed College Football National Signing Day. In introducing
Individuals struggling with sobriety could find help through a research program being conducted with psychology students at Francis Marion University. The FMU study is collecting data on the effectiveness of the Positive Approach to Addictions therapy
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Florence’s Finest are riding in style as they patrol the city. Last month, City Police officers were assigned 30 shiny new vehicles. The police department was able to replace many old, worn out patrol cars with the Ford Interceptor which was specially