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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Congratulations to 2019 Business Advocate Award Recipients House Speaker Jay Lucas and Robert Williams. The S.C. Chamber of Commerce recognized these two Darlington County legislators as pro-job and pro-business leaders this year based on tracking their roll call votes on select issues.

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Pilots along with some Anchors had a great meeting tonight. We enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti dinner, prepared some Pick Me Ups for our First Responders and packed items for shipment to our Pilots in the Bahamas. We also collected some school supplies for St John's Elementary. Thank you to others that dropped by and donated supplies for the Bahamas. Great things happen when we work together in friendship and service!

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The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County adds a full-time medical provider as Krissy Huntley, PA, joins the team. Huntley is a Cum Laude graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science, a minor in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Francis Marion University. She is married to Roddy Huntley of Darlington.



The Darlington YMCA Little Kicks Soccer runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 2 at the YMCA, 123 Exchange St., for boys and girls ages 3-6. Cost is $25 for members, $50 for potential members. T-shirts are provided but shin guards are not. Info: Calvin Shaw 843-383-4537

The City of Darlington Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., for its regular meeting.

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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

The City of Darlington Beautification Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the City Administration Building, 410 Pearl St.

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.

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.



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The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will hold the inaugural Heroes for Health Classic on Sept. 20 at the newly renovated Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. The cost is $100 for an individual and $400 for a team of four. Register online here. Join the crowd at 5:30 p.m. for awards and banquet, silent auction, beer and wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. For more information, call Stephen Edwards at 843-398-0060 or email stephen.edwards@fmcdc.org.

A 37th pastoral anniversary celebration will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 for Pastor J.D. Blue at the Stop Light, 1547 W. Old Camden Road, Hartsville. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. Info: 843-639-3990

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.

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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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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.

Temple Free Will Baptist Bible Church will hold its Fourth Annual Fall Women's Conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Free Will Baptist Bible Church, 316 Orange St., Darlington. Registration: $10, includes lunch and conference materials. Info: 843-393-7231

Power Comicon Fall 2019 will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SiMT building at Florence-Darlington Technical College, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence.

Second Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Meet & Greet from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the church, 212 W Washington St, Hartsville.



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.

Black Creek Baptist Church will hold a revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 22-25 at the church, 139 Mont Clare Road, Dovesville. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeff Cockrell of Betha Baptist Church with music worship leader Karen Creel of Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church. Info: 843-393-1140


Mark Your Calendars

Rich Harwood will speak about 5 Steps to Rebuild Civic Confidence in These Hard Times at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Coker University Performing Arts Center's Watson Auditorium.Reception to follow with copies of Harwood's new book Stepping Forward available for purchase. Harwood and his namesake institute have been working with community builders for 30 years, and this is an opportunity to hear from the country's most influential community thinkers.

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce will hold a Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the T.B. Thomas Sports Center, 1701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Come dressed to impress. Info: 843-519-1245


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.

The Miss Falcon Pageant will be held Friday, Sept. 27, at the Darlington High School Falcons Nest during the halftime show. Proceeds to benefit the DHS Athletic Booster Club.

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.


Darlington Little League will hold its annual public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington.

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 Pee Dee United Elks Lodge 1679 & Excelsior Temple 790 will hold its Annual Festivities October 4-5 at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. The weekend includes a Meet-and-Greet at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 followed by a Bourbon Street Disco at 9 o'clock. The annual Parade and Cookout will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, and the event will conclude with the Annual Dance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the lodge. Info: Ronald Travis 843-453-4144 or Elaine Reed 843-307-7086

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 Darlington Memorial Cemetery Association has organized a Community Clean Up Day beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the cemetery on D Avenue.

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The SC Career Coach, a mobile extension of the SC Works centers, will be in Darlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the A.W. Stanley Gym, 112 Gary St., Darlington, offering help with resumes, job searches, skills assessments, program and service direction, and additional employment assistance. With 10 workstations, WiFi and printer capabilities, and wheelchair accessibility, the Career Coach is coming to help you find a job. LOOK FOR THE GREEN BUS! Questions? Call (843) 472-7534

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

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Women's Leadership Symposium: Nov. 1 Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, (843) 332-6401

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 843-398-4013

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


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