Florence SC & Pee Dee Region News (2024)

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All the news you need to know from the Pee Dee area.

Meet Florence's longest serving worker, who kept police cars running for 50 years

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If you see a police car around Florence, chances are Charlie Jernigan is the man responsible for keeping it running.

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A sign of the times? Here's the story behind Florence County's new welcome signs.

Florence County is saying goodbye to its old entrance signs and hello to a fresh new look. Read moreA sign of the times? Here's the story behind Florence County's new welcome signs.

South Carolina won't pass a hate crime law. Cities are taking matters into their own hands.

A hate crime bill has failed twice in the Statehouse, leaving South Carolina municipalities to fill in the gaps. Fifteen cities have passed hate crime ordinances in an effort to make their cities safer and more welcoming to minorities. Read moreSouth Carolina won't pass a hate crime law. Cities are taking matters into their own hands.

SC won't abandon budget earmarks any time soon. Is there a better way?

For years, the South Carolina General Assembly has doled out discretionary funds for community projects through an earmark process that oftentimes favors those in power, and leads to an uneven distribution of the state's wealth. Some are wondering whether there's a better way. Read moreSC won't abandon budget earmarks any time soon. Is there a better way?

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Meet Florence's longest serving worker, who kept police cars running for 50 years

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South Carolina won't pass a hate crime law. Cities are taking matters into their own hands.

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Here's how the Florence County Museum is celebrating 10 years in its downtown building

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1 dead after shooting blocks away from downtown Florence. Here's what we know.

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A sign of the times? Here's the story behind Florence County's new welcome signs.

Business

Looking for a bargain? Try this new Florence store.

A new Florence store is ready to cut some deals. Ben's opened on Palmetto Street on July 1.

  • Florence leaders say the EV battery plant will transform the Pee Dee. What if it fails?
  • McLeod Health donates $75K to FMU nursing program, recognizes nursing program grads
  • South Carolina spent millions on Florence’s battery plant. Is it really worth the cost?

And the winners are

Pee Dee Readers' Choice Winners

The Post and Courier Pee Dee announces the winners of the first Readers' Choice contest.

Sports

Clemson grabs commitment from 2026 QB who is a 2-sport star

Clemson is underway in building its 2026 recruiting class, and the Tigers have started at a good spot, quarterback, with a commitment from a two-sport star.

  • Clemson grabs commitment from 2026 QB who is a 2-sport star
  • Clemson women's lacrosse nabs nation's No. 1 recruit — with an assist from Dabo Swinney
  • Coordinator Clayton White talks Gameco*cks' defense: 'On edge' going into 2024

Opinion

DeMarco: Won’t you be my neighbor?

When our family moved to Marion in 1993, we knew very little about the place. We had visited to interview for what would become my first job but had little time to search for a home. Without the benefit of internet browsing, we ended up renting a house we had only seen in a video (shot with …

Politics

SC won't abandon budget earmarks any time soon. Is there a better way?

For years, the South Carolina General Assembly has doled out discretionary funds for community projects through an earmark process that oftentimes favors those in power, and leads to an uneven distribution of the state's wealth. Some are wondering whether there's a better way.

  • Who are the 2 Republicans vying to unseat Jim Clyburn?
  • FLOCOVOTES: Voters may only vote in one presidential primary
  • Skipping New Hampshire, DeSantis makes last-ditch South Carolina push

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