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Weekly Update City of Darlington


Hurricane Dorian continues to brew in the Atlantic Ocean and could impact our area Wednesday and Thursday. Find the latest information at the National Hurricane Center. Citizens are advised to stay off the roads during the storm and its aftermath to allow first responders and clean-up crews to evaluate the roads for safety. Do NOT venture out if you don't have to do so.

Who Do I Call During & After the Storm?

  • For water and sewer issues, call the after-hours number at 843-758-1127.
  • For streets blocked by trees, report to 911.
  • For downed power lines or outages, call 1-800-769-3766 for Duke Energy customers, or call 1-800-693-0190 for Pee Dee Electric customers.
  • For issues with natural gas lines, call 1-888-333-4465.
  • For all other emergencies (medical, fire, and police), please call 911.



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Something Wicked This Way Comes to Black Creek Arts Council. Black Creek Arts Council is eerily excited to present its first annual exhibit to coincide with our Second Annual Halloween Party. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submit your original uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, supernatural, otherworldly, mysterious, curious 2-D, 3-D and photographic original work to this juried exhibit. Amateur and professional artists age 18 and older are invited to enter. DEADLINE: Sept. 3, Black Creek Arts, 116 College Ave., Hartsville, 843-332-6234. ENTRY PROCESS: Email submissions to info@blackcreekarts.org Indicate “Something Wicked This Way Comes” as your subject line. Up to three entries allowed per artist. Send 1-3 images each submission needs to include the following information: Artist Name, Address, phone number, and email in the body of a PDF file or email (jpegs attached alone in an e-mail must not exceed 1.5MB in total in a single e-mail or we cannot open them). ELIGIBILITY: Any person in who lives, works or creates in the Pee Dee region may submit images for consideration. All work must be original, created by the person who enters that work.

Darlington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington

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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. Dine-In only.

The Black Creek Grill at the Darlington Country Club opens for members and their guests for dining from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.



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



The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at noon on Thursdays at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road.

The Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 1 p.m. every other Thursday at the Darlington Country Club. Program will be a Trip to Iceland.

The Darlington Country Club Sundowners meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

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.

Junior Chef Fun Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. for girls grades 5K - 8th at Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, Hartsville. Cost: $20 per session Chefs in this academy will learn the basics of meal preparation, safety, dining etiquette and healthy eating in our Girls U kitchen. Each session they will learn how to cook up something and enjoy or share with their friends.



Joe's Grill will have Steak Night for supper at 306 Russell St. (behind IGA).

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.



Darlington Country Club opens for a members’ breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

Darlington Country Club holds Water Aerobics for members and their guests at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at the club, 125 Country Club Road.



Oates Baptist Church will hold Pastor Appreciation Day at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the church, 3569 Oates Highway, Lamar.

Gospel in the Park returns to Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a devotional by Pastor C.E. Carraway and the Emmanuel Community Church Family of Lamar. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there will be information about prostate health available.

Bible Truth Holiness Church invites you to come hear Brother Mark Hatfield of Ohio during the 11 a.m. service and 6 p.m. service at the church, 5360 Indian Branch Road, Lydia.

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 local Pickle Ball Club meets at 7 p.m. Sunday evenings at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.



Play Bingo! and meet new friends with the Darlington Area Recreation Department at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Info: 843-398-4030.


Time to Register for Fall Recreation Programs

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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 baseball 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.


Mark Your Calendars



Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 126 Pearl St., Darlington. Free admission. Mrs. Ann Williamson of Darlington is underwriting this performance.

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Register Now for the Marriage Alive Workshop being held on September 20-21 at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington. Cost: $20 per person. This workshop is for individuals and couples who would like to learn more about the biblical disciplines of relationships, forgiveness, grace, etc. Session topics include communication, forgiveness, seasons of marriage, and Biblical intimacy. Free childcare provided for all sessions. Friday: 6 to 8:30 p.m., includes dinner. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., includes breakfast.

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The final event of the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Liberty Lane and Pearl Street. Enjoy a Community Karaoke Party, car show by the Darlington Cruisers, vendors, and more. Vendor applications: Food or merchandise.

Jerusalem Baptist Church will hold an open discussion about prostate health from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the church, 301 S. Sixth St., Hartsville, as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To register, call 803-708-4732 or email noblet@mailbox.sc.edu.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington. Guest pastors include Robbie Shortt of Street Church of God on Monday, LaTonya Dash of St. James United Methodist Church on Tuesday, James Wesley Dennis III of Bethel AME Church on Wednesday, and Eugene Thomas of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board and Darlington Garden Club will hold the fall Clean Up Darlington Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 5, in preparation for the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival. To submit project ideas or send in a list of volunteers, email rock@cityofdarlington.com.

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The Pilot Club of Darlington presents the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Public Square in downtown. Vendor Application and Rules.

The Scare on the Square: Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. downtown

The Taste of Christmas fundraiser for the Darlington Fire Department Christmas Fund from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St., Darlington. Tickets are $10 per person. Children younger than 6 eat free. For information or to cook at the event, call 843-398-4913.

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Shop Small Downtown Open House: Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Public Square


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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.