Pee Dee News

McCall Farms donates over 284,000 pounds of goods to Pee Dee’s Harvest Hope Food Bank

McCall Farms, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of products such as Margaret Holmes and Glory Foods, made a donation to Florence County’s Harvest Hope Food Bank of 284,900 pounds, with a value of $138,152.69.

Coroner identifies good Samaritan killed trying to help disabled tractor-trailer

Authorities investigate suspicious house fire in Marion

Death investigation underway at Pee Dee jail, SLED says

  Suspended Florence Co. sheriff, former Marion police officer temporarily lose law enforcement certifications

Charges against Red Springs police chief dismissed

Early morning fire in Florence ruled accidental, fire investigators say

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  SC school district considering a four-day school week

Man charged in death of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar indicted

Missing Chesterfield County man found dead

  SCDNR: Man drowned in Little Pee Dee River after being thrown from boat

  Interim Florence County sheriff apologizes to county leaders for suspended sheriff’s actions

  New business in Marlboro County looking to put 250 people back to work

  Task force meets to discuss flooding in Marion County, cleanup day in Nichols

A local floodwater task force made up of Marion County officials met Wednesday morning to discuss the upcoming collaboration with South Carolina’s Floodwater Commission.

  ‘They’re looking down on you now:’ Trump honors Florence officers, others at Peace Officers Memorial

The badge is being honored Wednesday at the nation's capitol.

  Pampered and polished: Is getting your nails done putting your health in jeopardy?

Nail salons are often the luxury go-to place for many women and some men who want to feel pampered and posh.

Chief: Wind fanned flames as firefighters battled house fire in Lake City area

Forty firefighters were called in to help battle a house fire in the Lake City area.

19-year-old killed in multi-vehicle Dillon County crash

  District-wide pay increase, renovations proposed in Florence One budget

One killed, another hurt in Pee Dee crash

One killed, two injured in late-night crash in the Pee Dee

Deputy Coroner: 1 person killed in wreck near amphitheater

  Trip to mailbox can help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ in Pee Dee

  Timmonsville school district making substantial progress one year after state takeover

State Superintendent Molly Spearman declared a state of emergency last May over the Timmonsville School District because of its chronic financial instability.

One killed in single-vehicle crash in the Pee Dee

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning near Hartsville.

Florence County fire deemed suspicious

A fire Friday morning in Florence County has been deemed suspicious.

Former HCSO deputies indicted in drowning deaths of two mental health patients

A grand jury has indicted two former Horry County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers on charges related to the drowning deaths of two mental health patients, according to 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements.

Legislation in the works to name section of roadways after fallen officers

Legislation is in the works to rename sections of roadways in the Pee Dee after fallen officers Terrence Carraway and Farrah Turner.

  Checked off bucket list: 101-year-old Florence woman rides motorcycle for first time

One Florence woman got the ride of a lifetime on Thursday.

Pee Dee arena football team to honor ‘Florence 7’ at upcoming game

A Pee Dee arena football team will pay tribute to the seven Florence County officers who were ambushed while serving a warrant last October.

Newborn surrendered to Pee Dee hospital; DSS takes custody

The Florence County Department of Social Services says a newborn was surrendered and placed under the protection of medical professionals at McLeod Regional Medical Center last Saturday.

900 Duke Energy Progress customers without power in Florence County

The outage is occurring in the area of West Palmetto Street and North Irby Street.

Johnsonville City Council elects new councilperson in special election

A special election was held Tuesday for a vacant Johnsonville City Council seat.

SCHP: 52-year-old man killed in head-on crash on SC 34

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on SC 34 near the Pee Dee Bridge.

  Two new fire stations, wastewater facility proposed for West Florence

City of Florence officials are planning for the future as the area continues to rapidly grow.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash involving camper causing delays on I-95 in Florence County

A traffic crash Monday morning is snarling traffic on I-95 in Florence County.

19-year-old arrested, charged after deputies say he shot and killed NC mother in front of her children

Scotland County officials have made an arrest in the alleged murder of a 30-year-old mother.19-year-old William Brisson of Laurel Hill, NC has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. However authorities say they anticipate more charges being filed soon.

  Lake City’s art festival getting bigger, better every year

Hundreds of people roamed the streets of Lake City on Friday for the annual ArtFields festival and competition.

  Scholarship in honor of fallen Florence police officer established

A scholarship in honor of fallen Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway has been created to help students pay for college.

81-year-old driver killed in two-vehicle crash in Florence County

Troopers said one person died in a two-vehicle crash in Florence County.

SCHP: Truck hauling wood chips involved in deadly crash in Marlboro County

One person was killed in a crash involving a dump truck and a truck hauling wood chips, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Three FSD1 schools reopening after water problems forced closures

Students at three Florence School District One schools will head back to class Thursday after classes were canceled Wednesday due to water problems.

  ‘Our kids deserve more’: Thousands of teachers, supporters rally in Columbia for education reform

Around ten thousand people showed up Wednesday in Columbia for SC for ED’s “All Out May 1” teacher rally and march.

  Pee Dee officers inducted into SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame

Two Florence law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice to their community were inducted into the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.

  Carolina Panthers stop in Grand Strand, Pee Dee to celebrate “Keep Pounding Day”

Workers with the Panthers organization made stops Wednesday morning in Lumberton, Florence, Bennettsville and Myrtle Beach as part of their “Keep Pounding Day.”

Investigators looking for missing Florence man with medical issues, no access to needed meds

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Florence man who has medical issues.

School canceled Wednesday at three FSD1 locations due to water problems

Florence School District One canceled school Wednesday at three locations due to water problems.

  This Is Carolina: Paint strokes give new color to downtown scene

There are many towns scattered across South Carolina, some waiting to be returned to former glory, and others are thriving with the times. Lake City is one of the latter.

  Hundreds of Pee Dee teachers to attend teacher rally in Columbia

Hundreds of Pee Dee area teachers will join thousands of other teachers from across the state to march and rally for better education in South Carolina.

  Doctors urge to get vaccinated, but health choice advocates preach education first

The Palmetto State is one of 28 states that does not currently have a measles outbreak.

Darlington County School District hiring bus drivers

The Darlington County School District will offer free bus driver training classes.

  Local teachers to participate in teacher rally in Columbia Wednesday

Many teachers across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee will take Wednesday off in order to travel to Columbia for a rally to discuss issues teachers want to see fixed.

Florence County chief deputy announces run for sheriff

Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby is entering the race to become the next sheriff of Florence County.

How Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to honor his father during 2019 Darlington race

When the son of ‘The Intimidator’ returns to Darlington Raceway this August, he has a special tribute planned for his late father.

Troopers: Person lying in road killed in crash overnight

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Darlington County.

Grand Strand and Pee Dee ‘Prescription Drug Take Back’ drop off locations

A prescription drug take-back event will be held Saturday at locations in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand.

SLED investigation underway involving Dillon’s newly-elected mayor

Dillon’s newly-elected mayor is part of a state investigation, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

  SC teacher’s letter home with students doesn’t sit well with some parents

A letter sent home with some Dillon Middle School students this week has drawn the ire of their parents.

ArtFields return to Pee Dee community for 2019

ArtFields, a celebration of Lake City’s agricultural past, present and future, has kicked off its 2019 edition.

  Group asks FCSO to reopen investigation into excessive force allegations in wake of Boone indictment

The National Action Network is asking the Florence County Sheriff’s Office to reopen the investigation into allegations of excessive force during an arrest earlier this year.

Ducklings rescued from storm drain in Florence

Good Samaritans rescued a group of ducklings from a storm drain in Florence Friday morning.

Pee Dee town donates historic building to community health organization

CareSouth Carolina will open a new facility in the Darlington County town of Society Hill.

  ‘Elected officials should be held to a higher standard:’ Senator sounds off on Florence County sheriff’s indictment

Wednesday’s arrest and indictment of Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone sent shockwaves throughout the Pee Dee that reverberated with residents and politicians alike.

  ‘No one is above the law:’ Interim Florence County sheriff calls for SLED audit in wake of Boone indictment

Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed William C. “Billy” Barnes as the interim sheriff of Florence County, according to a news release.

  ‘Happy birthday to my girl in heaven:’ Fallen Florence County investigator remembered on her 37th birthday

One of the officers who died following last October’s deadly ambush in a Florence neighborhood is being remembered on what would have been her 37th birthday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham visits Lake City, takes part in training symposium

Sen. Lindsey Graham is set to participate in the Greater Lake City Business Symposium Wednesday.

  SC drivers weigh in on proposed amendment to place tolls along I-95

An amendment to the state budget to create four tolls along Interstate 95 is causing quite a stir.

  It’s Your Money: Florence School District One owes $71K for referendum

The school board chairman said the bill was higher than he anticipated.

Firefighters respond to abandoned house fire in downtown Florence

Firefighters have been called to a house fire in the downtown Florence area.

Sheriff donates thousands of dollars to local charities

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office spent months of fundraising to help five charities in their area.

NFL player plays good Samaritan and helps woman change tire on rural SC roadway

Martha Isbell said she was thankful that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was traveling in the same direction when she got a flat tire on April 21.

  Florence pauses to remember those who served in Vietnam

People in Florence took time out of their day Tuesday to honor those who fought in the Vietnam War.

  Conway congregation celebrates Easter despite uncertainty caused by Florence flooding

For the first time in more than six months, a church service was held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway.

Florence Police talking with person-of-interest after Brunson Street shooting

Florence Police are speaking with a person after a shooting Sunday on Brunson Street.

One killed in Friday’s Scotland County head-on crash

Authorities have released the identity of a woman killed in a serious car crash Friday near the Scotland County - Hoke County line.

  Massive tree crashes down on truck, parts of home in Florence County

The community rallied together to help some homeowners after a massive tree crashed down during Friday afternoon’s severe weather.

Crews respond to serious crash involving car under semi-truck on I-95

Authorities have responded to a crash Friday afternoon on I-95 where a car is under a semi-truck.

LIST: Latest updates on weather impacts

From traffic light malfunctions to roadway washouts, Friday’s severe weather is beginning to take its toll.

Darlington County schools dismissing early due to severe weather threat

The Darlington County School District will be dismissing students early on Friday due to the threat of severe weather.

  Florence County Sheriff’s Office pay raise to include corrections officers

Better pay for deputies and corrections officers remained the topic of discussion for Florence County leaders during their regular council meeting Thursday morning.

  WATCH: Marlboro County linemen’s patriotic moment goes viral

A video of Marlboro County linemen raising the American flag has captured the attention of people across the country.