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04/27/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The Darlington Lions Club will hold its annual Vidalia Onion Sale again this year. Delivery will be mid May. A 10-lb. bag is $10 while a 25-lb. pound box is $17.

Deadline to order is May 8.

You can contact any Darlington Lions Club member to order or one of the individual Lions below

  • John Tyner at 843-393-5950
  • Frank Cole at 843-395-9349
  • Mike Beckham 843-319-2764

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Robert Bridgers and Frank Cole man a booth for the Darlington Lions Club at a 2014 event.

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Governor and SC Chamber Accelerate SC Survey: The Governor's accelerateSC Task Force is gathering information to assist the task force and policymakers with making decisions on how to re-open and revitalize South Carolina's businesses. The SC Chamber and SC Department of Commerce have developed a survey, which the task force will use to seek critically-needed data to make important decisions during the next 30 days. They value your input and ask that you please take 5 minutes to answer the survey. It will remain open until Thursday, April 30. Take Survey

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

IN THE NEWS: The Darlington County Library System used its 3D printers to make face shields to go over masks and donated them to Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

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As the leading provider of news, information and advertising in the Pee Dee Region today the Morning News is proud to announce the launch of our Local Marketing Grant program. This program offers matching marketing funds to local businesses in the Pee Dee whose livelihood has been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. This program will be available to locally owned and operated businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and will provide advertising grants for use in Morning News' print and digital publications and services. This program builds upon our existing commitment to our local business community through such successful initiatives as our free Buy Local gift card program, our Pick-Up and Delivery Directory for local restaurants offering carry-out and delivery as well as our Shop Local We're Open business pages and online Business Directory. Local grants will range from $250 to $15,000 each month, and will be awarded in April, May and June. Applicants may apply online.

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Tuesday

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Darlington Country Club will continue to have takeout Tuesday dinner specials for members from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 125 Country Club Road. Call before noon Tuesday to order. 843-393-2196

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Wednesday

Darlington Country Club unveils its Grab and Golf lunch menu. These menu items are made with golfers in mind, but members can take advantage of this also. Members can call 843-393-2196, ext. 101 for the Pro Shop or ext. 103 for the reservation line, to place an order. Golfers should call the Pro Shop when "making the turn" between holes 7 and 8 if they want a special order or just pick up the Grab and Golf items and finish playing. Made to order specials will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab and Golf items are available all day.

 

Thursday

Darlington Country Club will have Lunch Menu Specials. Members can call in an order to ext. 102 for lunch. We will have it ready for them at their requested time. The Grab and Golf menu items will still be available in Pro Shop, we hope to have these available daily. Members can call 843-393-2196, ext. 101 for the Pro Shop or ext. 103 for the reservation line, to place an order. Golfers should call the Pro Shop when "making the turn" between holes 7 and 8 if they want a special order or just pick up the Grab and Golf items and finish playing. Made to order specials will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab and Golf items are available all day.

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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.

James Hudson for Darlington County Sheriff will hold a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. April 30 on Facebook and Instagram Live.

 

Sunday

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. Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington will bring the message. Chief Washington is currently attending Seminary in preparation for life after law enforcement. Dianne Sigmon will be the music director for the day!

Parking Lot Church in the grassy area behind the ball field at 10:30 a.m. at Mechanicsville Baptist Church. There will be ushers directing you where to park your vehicle. Once parked, please tune your radio to 102.5FM. All are welcome.

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

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS & CAPACITY

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

 

CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING

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While City Offices will be closed through at least Friday, May 1, 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.

 

SCHOOL NEWS

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 school year. 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 -> HERE

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.

GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

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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.

 

CITY SERVICES

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While City Offices will be closed through at least Friday, May 1, 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, recycling, and yard debris collection will remain on regular schedule.

 

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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.

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