The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant assistance for 34 projects, totaling more than $14.5 million, to strengthen water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. This brings the total funds awarded this fiscal year to $25.7 million. Access to adequate water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure is key to supporting South Carolina’s quality of life, […]
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McLeod Health, in partnership with South Carolina DHEC, will offer a FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic for business and industry employees on Thursday, May 21. The testing clinic is open to individuals with or without symptoms of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Testing Clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at McLeod Occupational Health Commerce […]
by WMBF News Staff South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is allowing close contact businesses, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms and public pools to reopen. This comes after he ordered them and other non-essential businesses to close in March to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The businesses will be allowed to reopen on Monday, […]
by Matthew Christian Florence City Manager Drew Griffin will have two successors. The Florence City Council voted Tuesday morning to execute contracts with Fire Chief Randy Osterman and Utilities Director Michael Hemingway to replace Griffin as the city manager when he retires later this year. Osterman is expected to be promoted to city manager when […]
by Matthew Christian A production cooperative that includes Pepsi of Florence will donate more than 1,200 two-liter bottles to local hospitals to be made into face shields to protect critical hospital employees. McLeod Health asked for the donation after learning of a prototype donated to Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville. A nurse practitioner […]
by Matthew Christian Construction is set to begin soon on the parking deck to be located behind the Florence County Complex. The area between the Florence County Complex and the county magistrate’s office has been fenced off, and equipment has been moved in to begin construction on the parking deck. Normally, the county would have […]
by Matthew Robertson Change is coming to the Pee Dee State Farmers Market, and that’s a good thing. It’s an even better thing that they come as the market plays an integral role in supplying food during the time of COVID-19 and as farmers markets nationwide are transitioning away from the traditional format. “We got […]
by Matthew Christian Construction is expected to pick back up soon on the Save-A-Lot grocery store in downtown Florence. Tim Waters, the owner of the future store, said Tuesday evening that the community would see a lot of progress on it in the next 60 to 90 days. The store will on the northeast corner of […]
From Staff Reports AACSB International, the world’s premier accrediting agency for college and university business programs, has extended the accreditation for the Francis Marion University School of Business through 2024. The extension means that the FMU School of Business once again has met Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International’s high standards. Schools […]
by Scott Chancey NASCAR’s season will resume the weekend of May 17 at Darlington Raceway without fans, although some details are pending, according to sources. It’s uncertain whether just the NASCAR Cup series race will run or if it will be a full weekend that includes the Xfinity Series. According to sources, NASCAR teams need […]
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