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01/13/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Congratulations to Marcie Blackwell, Joyce Adams, and Patricia Boatwright for winning our #ShopDarlington contest! Each received $100, all for shopping locally. Also pictured are DDRA Executive Director Lisa Rock, far left, and DDRA Board President for 2019 Bobby Kilgo. Thank you to everyone who played our game!

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Baseball & Softball Registration: This league is for boys and girls that currently live in DARLINGTON COUNTY, ages 3-18. League age is based on Jan. 1 for softball and Sept. 1 for baseball, of the current year. The cost is $45 per child. Discount of $10 off each additional sibling in the home. Late registration will be Feb 21-27. The cost will increase by $10. We will not take any requests for participants to be on same teams, except SIBLINGS. FYI: The All-Star fee for 2020 will be $30. Please be prepared to pay if your child makes the team.

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The Darlington Kiwanis Club recognized members of its Legion of Honor last Thursday. Members of the Legion have served Kiwanis for 25 years or longer.

Darlington County Sheriff announces names for bloodhound puppies:

Plans for recreational complex, walking trail in the works for Darlington

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is accepting new patients in Hartsville and Darlington.

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Today

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee is having a Men's Prayer Vigil for Mr. Danny Weaver, who has been diagnosed with cancer, at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at South of Pearl, 117 Edwards Ave. Please spread the word and keep Mr. Weaver in your prayers.

Every Monday, Hartsville Church of God will be hosting two prayer services in the sanctuary, 704 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville, one around lunch time (11:30 a.m.) and one in the evening. Info: (843) 383-4697 or hartsvillechurchofgod@yahoo.com

The Crochet & Knit Club of Lamar will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library. Info: 843-326-5524

U.S. Congressman Tom Rice will hold a Telephone Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. During the call, Rice will provide an update on current federal issues and answer questions from you on issues concerning the Seventh District.

Darlington County Humane Society Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and on the second Monday of each month at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

The Darlington County Board of Education meets Monday, Jan. 13, and on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Training Room of the DCSD Administration Building, located at 120 E. Smith Avenue, Darlington.

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Clemson vs LSU Party from 6 p.m. until on Monday, Jan. 13, at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington. Free entry. Ticket drawing, halftime entertainment, drink and wing specials, heated patio and big flatscreen TVs to watch the action. Please RSVP. 843-944-0880

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The Pilot Club of Darlington will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The program will be on Project Lifesaver. Come find out how the Pilot Club of Darlington sponsors this program for the Darlington County Fire Department to locate individuals who tend to wander.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. Use the Orange Street entrance. Info: 843-395-6897

 

Tuesday

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Business Network International meets each Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce will hold a Small Business Professionals Roundtable at 8 a.m. on Jan. 14 and the second Tuesday pf every month.

Darlington area men are invited to join a time of fellowship and devotion at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 110 W. Hampton St.

Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Hartsville Library. Info: 843-332-5115 ext. 7

The Hartsville Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Hartsville Country Club.

Darlington Country Club opens for a Family Buffet every Tuesday Night at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

The Williamson Park Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and the second Tuesday of the month at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington.

Darlington County First Steps will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and the second Tuesday of the month at the Hartsville Chamber Boardroom, 214 N. Fifth St., Hartsville.

The Board of Directors of the Darlington Kiwanis Club meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and on the second Tuesday of the month.

The Darlington Branch NAACP meets at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 and the second Tuesday of the month at 109 Pearl St., Darlington. Info: 843-229-1274

New Jerusalem Apostolic Church of Jesus presents its Winter Youth Revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Jan. 14-16, at the church, 606 First St., Darlington.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds dance lessons from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Wednesday

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County and the Darlington Lions Club will sponsor FREE vision screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 15 and on the third Wednesday of each month at the Darlington Clinic, 203 Grove St. You do not have to be a patient at the clinic for this service.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 and the third Wednesday of every month at the City Administration Building, 410 Pearl St. No meeting in July or December.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds karaoke from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Thursday

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce will hold its Connections Breakfast at 7: 30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity, 120 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Events held monthly at various locations.  

Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Darlington Library, at 11 a.m. at the Society Hill Library, and at 11:30 a.m. at the Lamar Library. Info: 843-398-4940 ext. 305, 843-378-0026, or n843-326-5524

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

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The Darlington Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and the third Thursday on the month at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St.

The Hartsville Kiwanis Club meets at 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Hartsville Country Club.

The Hartsville Lions Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Mr. B's Restaurant in Lydia.

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Trivia Night at Fahrenheit 225 at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Info: 843-944-0321

The Municipal Association of South Carolina will hold a presentation for Darlington City Council at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: 843-992-2981

Centennial Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the corner of Fifth Street and Carolina Avenue in Hartsville with fresh, homemade, organic, and gourmet foods, live music, and entertainment.

Darlington Elks Lodge holds Bingo from 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at the lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Info: 843-393-1451

 

Friday

Live Jazz at Fahrenheit 225 at 7 p.m. Fridays at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Info: 843-944-0321

Darlington Country Club opens for a Members' Dinner every Friday Night at the club, 125 Country Club Road.

 

Saturday

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.

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The Darlington County Historical Commission will be offering four open-hearth cooking classes at the Jacob Kelley House this winter. Dates and times are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; and from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. This hands-on experience is $20 per class and will offer you the opportunity to step back in time to experience food prep and dining without electricity and modern conveniences. If you are interested, sign up early as slots are filling up fast. Email bgandy@darcosc.net to reserve.

 

Sunday

All Hunt Bonz Deli locations inside Fastrack Convenience Stores will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Come on out and have breakfast and lunch with us on Lamar Highway, South Main Street, or Hoffmeyer Road.

Join Women in the Word and Cornerstone Baptist Church of Hartsville for a women's bible study starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5 through March 8 at the church, 408 Coker Ave, Hartsville. This event is open to every woman in the Hartsville and surrounding communities. Our study will be a 10-week study on the book of Philippians from 5:30 to 7 p.m. weekly. The book by Keri Folmar can be purchased for $9 online at https://www.heritagebooks.org. Please complete week one before meeting on Jan. 5. Info: Ashley Luhrs at 843-206-409

Darlington County Picklers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday nights at the Bill Cain Tennis Center at the corner of Orange and Liberty Streets. Learn to play and meet new friends.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Seventh District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast: On Wednesday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m., U.S. Congressman Tom Rice is hosting the Seventh District Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology in Florence. All are welcome to attend as we reflect on our blessings in the Seventh District. Please RSVP by calling the Grand Strand Office at (843) 445-6459 or by emailing brittany.ferrigno@mail.house.gov.

The Miss Mayo Scholarship Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, 405 Chestnut St., Darlington.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold a free Family Movie Night showing the film "Overcomer" on January 26 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. Meet for refreshments at 4:45 p.m., and the movie will begin at 5 o'clock. Free. Open to all.

Women, Women and more Women, We're Fired up and Ready to go! We're sick and tire of being sick and tired, let's move and make something happen in 2020. Let's be Bold Democrats! The next monthly meeting of the Darlington County Democratic Women will be from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. For information call Davita Malloy 843-339-8967, Elaine Reed 843-307-7086, Shari Mcfadden, 843-206-4185, Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241

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The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Healing Place, 712 Pearl St., at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 30. www.theplaceofhealing.net

Carolina Reign will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Carolina Nightlife & Grill, 2244-B Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington.

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Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold a Souper Bowl Sunday Youth Fundraiser beginning at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

The City of Darlington will open bids for the upcoming EDA sewer project at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Program on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Darlington Country Club. 

Christian Men's Conference, "The Father's Blessing," will be held Feb. 21-23 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Rd, Johns Island, SC. The Rev. Rob Sturdy, Chaplain at St. Alban's, the Citadel, will speak.

A joint meeting of all City Boards and Committees will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., led by the City Planning Commission.

Mark your calendars, the Kalmia Gardens' Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser is set for March 21 at the gardens, 1624 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Tickets are $45 per person and include steamers, an assortment of other foods, beer, wine, and sodas. Currently, tickets are available from Kalmia Board members and by contacting the Gardens, online ticket sales will begin soon and a link will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Info: 843-383-8145

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The Speed & Feed BBQ Festival & Car Show returns to Darlington Raceway on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14.

 

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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.

 

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