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Weekly Update City of Darlington


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT DOWNTOWN ON THURSDAY! A special thanks to the American Legion Post 13 who came out in force to help us staff the event!

A group of disparate individuals coming together to form close-knit relationships over a shared love of music: That's a Bonding Company. Music that frees the soul and spirit from imprisonment and bondage: That's a Bonding Company. Come check out this company at the next Cruise In and Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 30, on Pearl Street and Liberty Lane. Free admission to hear The Rick Strickland Band. Cruise In provided by Darlington Cruisers. Free Pepsi products thanks to Pepsi of Florence. Other sponsors include the City of Darlington; Wilson Senior Care; and Cumulus Broadcasting Radio Stations, The Fox 102.1, Magic 94.3, The Fan 100.1, and Q100.5. Food vendors.

Countdown to Darlington Race Week: Optimistic about playoff chances, Larson ready to hit his stride


Summer 2019 Activities

This is the LAST week of summer activities through the Darlington County Recreation Department at each of the City’s gyms, as the activities conclude Friday, August 2.

A.W. “Man” Stanley Gym - 100 Magnolia St.

  • Mondays - Math, Reading & Writing - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays - Kickball, Soccer, Arts & Crafts - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays - Math, Reading & Writing - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays - Educational and Inspirational Speakers - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Fridays - Movie Day at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children will need to turn in a signed permission slip two days prior to ride the bus from A.W. Stanley to go to the rec center.
  • Daily - Basketball Free Play - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 14 and older

Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center - 300 Sanders St.

  • Mondays - Organized Free Play - Dodgeball, Volleyball, Arts & Crafts, Board Games - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays - Basketball Free Play - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 and younger
  • Wednesdays - Organized Free Play - Dodgeball, Volleyball, Arts & Crafts, Board Games - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays - Basketball Free Play - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13 and younger
  • Fridays - Movie Day - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Snack packs available for purchase ($2)

The Gandy Pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 115 Gary St. The pool is open to the public, and the cost is $1 for the day. The pool is available to rent for parties by calling 843-665-4244


Summer Meal Program runs June 10 through August 2, Monday through Friday, at Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church, 124 Jordan St., AND at Temple Christian Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Highway. Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Info: 843-634-3214




Have an amazing encounter with Jesus during Central Baptist Church’s VBS nightly July 28-30 at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Register online at www.cbcdarlington.com



Joe's Grill will have 50-Cent Wing Night for supper at 306 Russell St. Dine-In only

Tenampa Mexican Restaurant will hold Taco Tuesday for lunch and supper at 40 Public Square. $1 crunchy beef or chicken tacos and various drink specials



DDRA Monthly Members Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Taki’s Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Come eat a delicious meal, learn about our programs, and connect with fellow businesses. 

Free Exercise Class at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. 843-398-4030

Movie Matinee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through July 23 at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Free. Info: 843-398-4940.

Crab Night every Wednesday night at Darlington Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. 843-393-1451

Test-n-Tune / Grudge at Darlington Dragway. Open To Any & All Race Vehicles. Info: (843) 383-0008 or http://www.darlingtondragway.com



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Filing for Darlington City Council opens at noon August 1 and continues until noon August 15 at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Seats include three at-large council seats and the mayor’s seat. Candidates should bring proof of residency and filing fee. Info: 843-398-4000 x 101.

Break the Chains of Addiction at the CARES confidential Addiction Support group at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. All are welcome. Free. Info: Mark Parker 843-250-4298 or Kristy Wynn 843-601-3645


Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia Night with prizes and specials at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 26 Public Square.



South Carolina’s Sales Tax Weekend begins on Friday, Aug. 2, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4, to help parents purchase back-to-school supplies and clothes for their children. Full details here ( ). Please remember to #ShopLocal and #ShopDarlington when you shop. Local businesses support local sports teams, school activities, and other functions. Please support them, so we will continue to have viable businesses in our community. Downtown, check out Darlington Office Supply for all kinds of teacher supplies, flash cards, educational games, and more. Also on the Square, Carolina Drugstore has a nice selection of supplies. Clothing options include Merle Norman for clothes and beauty products, Luna’s Closet which features lots of children’s wear, Emmanuel Beauty Supply for shoes and hair necessities,

Of course, #EatLocal while you are out shopping too! The Dairy Bar, Fahrenheit 225, Jewel’s Deluxe, Joe’s Grill, Chianti’s Wings & Things, Taki’s Diner, Nick’s BBQ, South of Pearl, Bay Island Seafood,

Joe's Grill will have Steak Night for supper at 306 Russell St.


Live music at the Purple Fish Coffee Company from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday night at 110 W. Hampton St.




People for Freedom will hold a Fish Fry and Raffle from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at 906 S. Main St. Enjoy community outreach, voter registration drive, fellowship, music, and food.



REACH: DPC College and Careers Ministry. Join Darlington Presbyterian Church each Sunday for a weekly young adult Bible study for college age young adults each from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each week at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St., Darlington.



Join Darlington County Recreation for Bingo at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Free.

The City of Darlington Historic Landmark Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.


Mark Your Calendars

Join the Darlington Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, at Liberty Lane and Pearl Street.

Darlington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

Join community members as they clean up Darlington Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 17, on D Avenue in Darlington. This Clean Up Day will include mowing, trimming, litter collection, raking, and more. Please bring a friend and come prepared to restore this historic place.


Miss Darlington USA or Miss Darlington Teen USA

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The Miss Darlington USA and Miss Darlington Teen USA pageants will be held for the first time ever on August 17th at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School at 7 p.m. The winners will represent the City of Darlington at the 2020 Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageants held in North Charleston on November 22-23, 2019. Contestants. Sponsors. Registration.


Time to Register for Fall Recreation Programs

It's time to register for fall sports activities with Darlington Area Recreation! Activities include softball for girls ages 5-16, youth football for ages 5-12, youth soccer for ages 5-17, and cheerleading for ages 5-12.

Call 843-398-4030, or stop by the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., for more details or to register.

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Become a Member!


Join the DDRA and show your support for our community. Download the Membership Application here. Members can share news about your business or organization by giving us a call, 843-992-1561, or sending us an email, info@buildupdarlington.org, and we will feature yours news on our site and distribute it through our News Alert system via text and email to people interested in Darlington as well as TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers. We can come take a photo or use what you already have. This allows you to share employee recognitions, new products, sales, special hours and events, and more – all as a benefit of being a member of the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association!

If you are already a member, please make sure to submit any updates to your businesses’ Map Location Form to info@buildupdarlington.org.

To have your event listed on our websites, please email info@buildupdarlington.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.


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