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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Darlington County Courthouse will be restricted to appointment only to maintain social distancing requirements. Call 843-398-4100

The Darlington County School District will be closed starting April 10-19 for spring break. Classes will resume on April 20. There will be no lessons put out or for students to complete during that time. The district will only do one meal delivery during spring break, which will be Monday, April 13. The meal delivery will be for the entire week.

Darlington County Council has cancelled its May 4 scheduled meeting among other meetings, which will be rescheduled.

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041320 Spirit Week

It is SPIRIT WEEK at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce! Everybody play along. It will be fun to do PLUS we all want to see everyone's posts. TO PLAY: use the hashtag and the name of the day, for example - #MedicalMonday and make your post on our FB page following the instructions for that day. No shares are wrong. This will be uplifting and inspiring to do and to read. #ILoveDarlington.



Darlington City Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13. Find meeting packet information here. CLICK HERE for the LIVE STREAM.




Fahrenheit 225 will have Isolation Trivia Night on Thursdays with four rounds 30-minute rounds beginning at 6 p.m. Each round will consist of 6 questions worth one point each. Each question will be asked as a separate Facebook post. Submit your answer as a reply. The point will go to the first correct answer. Please reply only once with your answer, and do not add any additional replies to that particular post. Any edited answers will not be scored. Each round's winner will be given a $5 credit at the restaurant. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.



Car Church at Two-O-One Pearl Street, the old post office, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Drive up and tune the radio to 88.7FM to hear the service.

Other churches are streaming services online. Send us the links to your services, and we will distribute them each week. Email info@buildupdarlington.org



Click here for a list of what businesses are operating and at what capacity. Please send information to darlingtonplanner@gmail.com or text 843-992-1561 to update a listing. We will continue to update this link, www.buildupdarlington.org/covid19, as we get information.



While City Offices will be closed through at least Friday, April 17, individuals are encouraged to do all business by phone or email during this event. City staff will be available by phone and email, and essential services will not be interrupted. You can find updates here.

All City offices are restricted to essential personnel only.



Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School announced a temporary closure for the school and transition to distance learning beginning Monday. The school will remain closed throughout the end of the month of March. All events and after school activities are postponed for the month of March and will be rescheduled. Distance learning means Trinity-Byrnes students will not be missing class.

The Darlington County School District released its eLearning and remote learning plan to continue instruction while district schools are closed. Through the DCSD program, students will be able to keep learning, even when face-to-face options are unavailable. The district also announced how parents can pick up devices still at school, as well as introduced teacher office hours and the new technology helpline. MORE INFO ->

The Darlington County School District (DCSD) will provide nutritional, breakfast and lunch meals at more than 30 locations during school closures for the coronavirus situation.

Any child who is 18 years old or younger can get drive-thru, "grab-and-go" meal bags at more than 30 locations, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The child or children must be present at the time of pick up. The meal bags will contain breakfast, lunch and a snack, so only one trip needs to be made each day.

The following schools will be open for drive-thru pick up:

  • Darlington Middle School
  • Darlington High School
  • Hartsville Middle School
  • Hartsville High School
  • Lamar High School
  • Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
  • West Hartsville Elementary School

Additionally, the following locations will be open for drive-thru pick up (look for school buses):

Darlington Area

  • Bowens Manor Apartments
  • Oakwood/Pepper Drive - Pull Off Area
  • Merita Bread on Highway 52
  • New Providence Baptist Church
  • New Vision Outreach Center
  • 1608 Elissa Drive - Softball Field
  • Doveville Park - Old Fire Department
  • 1005 McIver Road - Across from Fibers Industries

Hartsville Area

  • East Park Apartments
  • South Park Apartments
  • Swift Creek Apartments
  • Centerville AME Church
  • Antioch Baptist Church
  • Lydia Trailer Park
  • Forrest Ridge Apartments
  • Leesburg/Carolina Avenue - Pull Off Area
  • Stoney Brook Trailer Park
  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Sister Sister Grocery Store
  • Kay Branch Baptist Church

Lamar Area

  • Cambridge Apartments
  • Shiloh UMC
  • St. John's UMC
  • Lake Swamp Baptist Church

Again, these locations will serve "grab-and-go" meal bags from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday during the school closures. This plan is subject to change due to service needs.

For more information, please contact the DCSD Office of Food Services 843-398-2315.



For general information about COVID-19, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are trusted sources of information. We encourage you to visit their websites for the most current and correct information.


DHEC Careline 855-472-3432: Get answers to common questions about the Corona Virus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.


If you are sick, MUSC Health offers a Virtual Visit to determine if you should leave home to seek medical attention if you think you may have been exposed to the Corona Virus. Use promo code "COVID19" at this link.



While City Offices will be closed through at least Friday, April 17, individuals are encouraged to do all business by phone or email during this event. City staff will be available by phone and email, and essential services will not be interrupted. You can find updates here.

You may call the following numbers with service-related issues

  • Emergencies, call 911
  • Business Licenses - 843-398-4000 ext. 101
  • Permits - 843-398-4029
  • Water/Sewer, Normal Business Hours,  - 843-398-4040
  • Water/Sewer, After 5 p.m.,  -  843-758-1127
  • Fire, Non-emergency - 843-398-4013
  • Police, Non-emergency - 843-398-4026
  • Municipal Court - 843-398-4004
  • Streets & Sanitation - 843-398-4035
  • Media Inquiries - 843-992-1561

You may still pay your utility bill or traffic citation online here. City staff will disinfect public areas more frequently and have hand sanitizer available in public buildings. Garbage and yard debris collection will remain on regular schedule.



Download the DDRA Membership Application here. Download a Map Location Form for your business. Return to info@buildupdarlington.org or DDRA, P.O. Pox 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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.