Florence County Violent Crime Task Force arrests 7 fugitives, seizes guns and drugs during November
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Florence County crime task force investigated 36 criminal cases during November, arresting seven fugitives and seizing 19 illegal guns and various drugs, Sheriff TJ Joye’s office said. The Violent Crime Task Force, which is made up of street crimes and narcotics officers from the sheriff’s office and Florence Police […]
The gas price fluctuate between $2.65 and $2.89 in Effingham as of 2023-12-10. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.158, a week ago the price is $3.243 , according to AAA.
Spread Holiday Cheer and Give Back at the Annual Golf Cart Christmas Charity Parade!
Get ready to jingle all the way at the Annual Golf Cart Christmas Charity Parade! This festive event will take place on Sun, Dec 10, from 4pm - 5pm at the West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501.
Smell of smoke led to evacuation at Florence Walmart on South Irby Street
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The smell of smoke led to an evacuation Wednesday at the Walmart on South Irby Street in Florence, according to Florence City Fire Marshal and Public Information Officer Chris Johnson. Johnson said they don't suspect it's anything major but are investigating to track down where...
Florence Baptist Temples Discipled Veteran Group hosts Army-Navy football tailgate
FLORENCE, SC (WPDE) — Florence Baptist Temples Discipled Veteran Group hosted an army navy tailgate Saturday evening. The group was started to help veterans feel welcome in a church environment while celebrating and honoring one another. Saturday's event was aimed to fellowship and enjoy the annual Army-Navy football game...
Deadly shooting on I-20 as people were driving from club in Columbia, SC sheriff says
Multiple people were shot and one of the victims has died, according to the sheriff’s office.
This Place in Lake City - Central Restaurant's Hot Bar Plate: A Savory Southern Delight Worth Trying
Check out Central Restaurant in Lake City and Turbeville for a hidden gem. Located on Highway 378, this place may seem ordinary at first, but it has surprises in store. Central Restaurant has an extensive menu that goes beyond the usual roadside eatery. They have the usual burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, chicken, and salads, but what really makes them stand out is their "hot bar" option. Only $7.34 for a delicious plate with 2 meats, 4 veggies, and a refreshing tea. Central Restaurant has a friendly and charming country store atmosphere. It's not just about the food. There are chairs outside to relax and enjoy the local ambiance. It's surprising how much trust they have in their customers. You pay after eating because the register isn't conveniently located by the door. Don't miss dining at Central Restaurant if you're in the area. It's a delightful experience.
Experience the Magic of Downtown Christmas: Free Admission, Festive Fun for All!
Step into a winter wonderland this Friday, as the heart of our city transforms into a festive spectacle for the annual Downtown Christmas Magic. The event will take place on Friday, December 8th, from 5pm to 9pm, in the vibrant setting of Downtown Florence.
Indulge in a World of Beauty at Beauties Who Do Beauty Event
Attention all beauty enthusiasts! Get ready to dive into a world of glamour and style at the much-anticipated event, Beauties Who Do Beauty. This isn't just any event, it's a Vision Board Party coupled with Wine Tasting, set to take place on Sun, Dec 10 from 2pm to 5pm.
Florence playground closes for repair
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The public playground at Timrod Park in Florence is closed until further notice, according to a Facebook post by the City of Florence. The park has closed for "necessary equipment repair and replacement." The rest of the park remains open to the community. The City...
This Place in Florence Offers Authentic Caribbean Flavors Right in Your Backyard: A Culinary Journey
I tried this amazing restaurant called Locals Grill in Florence. They have a unique blend of American and Caribbean flavors that attracts a diverse crowd. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. The restaurant is highly praised for its delicious food, wide variety, and outstanding service. It's a popular choice for both locals and visitors.
NWS uses four-letter word in long-range forecast: SNOW
WILMINGTON — For the first time in four years, El Niño has returned and should be the controlling factor for this winter’s we
Join Mickey Mouse on a Thrilling Quest at Disney On Ice in Florence, SC
Get ready for a magical journey as Fri, Dec 08 · 7pm - Sat, Dec 09 · 7pm transforms into a world of enchantment with Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at Florence Center – Florence, SC. This icy spectacle takes place at the 3300 West Radio Drive Parking Lot, 800 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC, promising an unforgettable adventure for all Disney lovers.
Local Florence Junior Teams and Track Club Athletes to Compete in State and National Championships This Weekend
The Florence Athletics Department is preparing for youth sports competitions on December 9th. The Florence Junior Football League's 8u and 10u teams will participate in the South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association Football State Championships at West Florence High School.
Popular Florence restaurant close to reopening after 'devastating' fire
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Starfire Grill in Florence plans to reopen after necessary renovations due to damage left by a kitchen fire. Starfire is a popular restaurant that has been a fixture of Florence for nearly 20 years. The restaurant plans to reopen around the New Year as they...
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Florence Residents in Redbud Lane, South Irby Street, and Freedom Boulevard Areas
The City of Florence has ended the boil water advisory previously in effect for customers near the intersection of Redbud Lane and South Irby Street, extending to the 2000 Block of South Irby Street, the 100-500 blocks of Third Loop Road, and 2300 to 2500 blocks of Freedom Boulevard. This was announced on December 7, 2023, by Jerry Dudley, the Utilities Director.
Electric vehicle battery builder slated to get millions more in SC incentives
Last year, state officials announced billions of dollars in investments to create an electric vehicle industry in South Carolina.
Florence family to compete in 'Great Christmas Light Fight' on ABC
FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The Shotts Family of Florence will appear on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" on December 12. The Shotts have more than 500,000 Christmas lights and decorations spread across five acres at their home on Mears Drive in Florence. They're super excited about appearing on...
Local Alert: Boil Water Advisory Issued for Select Florence Neighborhoods Due to Water Main Break
On December 5, 2023, a Boil Water Advisory was issued by the City of Florence. This was due to a disruption in water service affecting certain customers. The disruption was caused by a 12” water main break near the intersection of Redbud Lane and South Irby Street, the 100-500 blocks of Third Loop Road, and 2300 to 2500 blocks of Freedom Boulevard. Utility crews have isolated the leak and are making repairs.
Florence 1 Schools Employees Surpass $50,000 Fundraising Goal, Benefiting Local Community Services
Employees of Florence 1 Schools have exceeded their Giving Campaign goal of $50,000 for the first time. The campaign raised 32.76% more than last year's $38,000, benefiting organizations like The School Foundation, United Way, All 4 Autism, and others. These organizations provide essential services to the Florence community, including students.