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Weekly Update City of Darlington


Congratulations to Our Darlington County Junior Boys who have made it to Championship Day! They played Tennessee this morning at 9 a.m., and, if they win that one, they play Florida at 12 noon for the Championship! Keep grinding guys!

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.


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. Merchandise vendors.

Countdown to Darlington Race Week: Darlington Raceway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) .25 Series have announced that the popular quarter midgets will compete in Darlington during the track’s famed Bojangles‘ Southern 500 race weekend on August 30-September 1, 2019.


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



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Florence-Darlington Technical College offers Project Management Professional Certification Prep beginning this week. Today is the last day to register. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm through September 9. Info: 843-413-2715 or amy.mcdaniel@fdtc.edu

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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.

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Join the Darlington Police Department for National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at Liberty Lane and Pearl Street. Face painting, food, health screenings by the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, games with the Darlington Area Recreation Department, and free school supplies. Other participating agencies include Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, National Guard, and The Lord Cares.

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

The Darlington Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW GREY/FARROW Post 3609, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St.

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



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

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



Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 1 p.m. every other Thursday at the Darlington Country Club. New and prospective members welcome. Serving the Children of the World. Info: www.facebook.com/DarlingtonKiwanis

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.



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.



The Omega Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents a Back to School Bash from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at the Darlington Cultural Realism Center, 302 Pearl St. Theme: Focusing on the Arts. Free hot dogs, drinks, snacks, games, and activities. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2903600139713343/?ti=ia

Helping All Youth Overcome, HAYO, will hold a cookout at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at 107 Cleveland St. Any student in grades K-12 will receive school supplies. Info: emcdaniel@claflin.edu



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.



The Darlington County Board of Education regularly meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm Aug. 12 in the Training Room of the DCSD Administration Building, 120 E. Smith Avenue, Darlington. Info: http://www.dcsdschools.org/home

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Mark Your Calendars

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.

Meet with U.S. Rep. Tom Rice’s staff during Mobile Office Hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 29 at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.


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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.


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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