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Florence, South Carolina is located in Florence County. Zip codes in Florence, SC include 29502, 29506, and 29501. The median home price in Florence is $164,900 which is roughly $80/per square foot. More Florence information.

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SC National Guard flies over Columbia, Florence

Fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting an air defense exercise over the Columbia and Florence areas.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WMBF

Florence's Trust building reduced to rubble as demolition continues

FLORENCE, SC The Trust building in Florence has been reduced to little more than a pile of rubble to make way for a new Francis Marion University building.

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News Journal

Hot cars can be death traps for children

No parent thinks they could ever forget their child in the backseat of a car on a warm summer day.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

WMBF

Bond denied for man charged with possessing bombs

FLORENCE, SC John Parker, 20, of Florence was denied bond by a judge 9 a.m. Saturday after being arrested for eight bomb counts, according to Corporal Appollonia Perkins with the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WMBF

Police to detonate pipe bombs found inside Florence home

FLORENCE, SC Police are detonating possible pipe bombs that were found in a Florence home after officers responded to a call regarding a domestic situation early Friday morning, authorities confirmed.

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The State

Gun maker's financial woes having ripple effect in SC

SC Gov. Nikki Haley looks over the PTR SCCR semi-automatic rife she was presented during a tour of the PTR facility in Aynor.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Outdoors column: CCA plays key role in oyster recycling

In this day and age, oyster restoration and enhancement is absolutely essential in maintaining a stable ecosystem that features plenty of pluff mud, Spartina grass and, the main attraction, oyster beds.

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WMBF

Florence man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

FLORENCE, SC A 44-year-old Florence man pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography Thursday; he faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

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WIS-TV Columbia

Bartenders come together to keep midnight bar ordinance away

The public gets a chance to weigh-in on the midnight bar ordinance Thursday that's proposed for downtown Charleston's entertainment district.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Walmart opening new medical clinics in two SC stores

Walmart Care Clinic is the company's first venture into medical clinics in its stores in South Carolina.

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The Kingstree News

Juanita Tallevast, Kingstree

Mrs. Tallevast was born April 22, 1928, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Clayton Maxwell Frederick and Ethel Bobo Frederick.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

WPDE

Three-year-old boy found alone at apartment complex, parents no where in sight

A three-year-old boy was found alone around 9:30 Saturday morning at Sedgefield Apartment complex on Second Loop Road in Florence, according to Carlos Raines with Florence police.

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WMBF

Smoking causes fire inside Florence hotel room

The West Florence Fire Department was dispatched to the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on West Lucas Street for a reported fire Saturday afternoon.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WMBF

Florence County's public safety vs. tax dollars

FLORENCE, SC The Florence County Sheriff's Office gave its deputies a raise. And now your taxes are going up.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

SC toddler's parents charged in hot-car death

FLORENCE, S.C. A South Carolina couple arrested on neglect charges after leaving their kid in a hot car told police that they forgot the toddler was in the vehicle when they returned home from church, according to reports obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

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WMBF

Florence looks to revitalize some of its neighborhoods

Florence is currently working on a plan to remove dilapidated properties, increase home ownership, and make North, North West and East Florence an attractive place to live.

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WMBF

'Myrtle Manor' set to film its third season in August

The reality show features the 'colorful residents' in the 'five-star trailer park' of Myrtle Manor, according to its website.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WMBF

Parents charged in death of 13-month-old left in hot car

Joe and Ruthene Kennedy, of Florence, were arrested by Florence County Sheriff's Office officials on Wednesday, June 9. The pair posted bond and was released a short time after they were booked.

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WMBF

Myrtle Beach hosts South Carolina's largest garage sale

The Garage sale will take place Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on 2101 North Oak Street.

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WMBF

2 arrested after infant brought to hospital with brain injuries

A Florence man and woman were arrested Wednesday two months after they brought a six-week-old infant suffering seizures to the hospital; investigators allege the infant suffered non-accidental brain injuries consistent with trauma.

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