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Weekly Update City of Darlington

AmericanLegion distributes goodie bags

American Legion Post 13 distributed goodie bags to veterans on Saturday. Pictured are James Earl, Tim Ray, Roy Truett, Mike Beckham, and Brenda Jenkins.


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 Friday, May 8. You can contact any Darlington Lions Club member to order or one of the individual Lions John Tyner at 843-393-5950, Frank Cole at 843-395-9349, or Mike Beckham 843-319-2764.

IN THE NEWS: Volunteers hand out 600 food boxes in Darlington

SCDMV will reopen all branches on Monday, May 4. Customers must make an appointment to visit the SCDMV, and appointments can be made at SCDMVonline.com (click 'Schedule an Appointment' in the upper right hand corner) or by calling 803-896-5000.

Due to the COVID-19 threat, Darlington County Council meeting scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, has been canceled and rescheduled for Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, South Carolina.

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

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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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Sound Solutions Hearing Care is open on a limited schedule from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conway, Hartsville, Cheraw, and Bennettsville. Info: 843-357-4327 or SoundSolutionsHearingCare@gmail.com

Find out other business operations updates HERE.



Joe's Grill will be serving breakfast again beginning this week! Thanks for the continued support! If you want to eat breakfast on the picnic tables outside please come in to order and we will bring your food out to you! Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.Closed Wednesday. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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South of Pearl has re-opened to serve our community family suppers. Call 843-944-0398 for pick up at 117 Edwards Avenue.


050520 Testing flyer

FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing provided by CareSouth Carolina. Testing Available to Anyone - With or Without Symptoms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at St. David's Academy, 116 St. David's St., Society Hill.


The Darlington County Council on Aging will be providing emergency meals to seniors age 60+ during the Covid-19 crisis. Meals will be available for drive-thru pick up at the Council on Aging locations throughout Darlington County from 10 a.m. to 12 noon each Tuesday. Seniors will be provided a box of free meals, on a first come, first serve basis, at the senior center located in Hartsville, Darlington, Lamar, and Society Hill. Drive-thru service will be offered while supplies last.  Check out FACEBOOK or call 843-393-8521. Rain cancels and will be rescheduled. Seniors, family member or caregiver may pick up by providing the senior's ID and required information.

  • Must be a senior citizen (60+) or taking the meal to a senior citizen
  • Must be a resident of Darlington County
  • Must provide name, address, phone number, and a nutrition survey at time of pickup
  • Only 2 meal boxes per car
  • Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week. Each eligible senior must provide a state issued ID to receive a box


  • Darlington, 1032 Pearl Street, in front of Fitness World Gyms
  • Hartsville Senior Center, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Butler Building
  • Lamar Nutrition Center, 628 Carterville Hwy., Robert L Grooms Building
  • Society Hill Nutrition Community Center, 223 Hall Street

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



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.



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.



050820 Blood drive

Darlington Country Club is hosting a Blood Drive in honor of one of our amazing Members, Teresa Moore from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the club. One donation can save up to three lives! Drink lots of water the day before!! And eat a good breakfast/lunch the day of donation. You may call the ProShop at 843-393-0236 ext. 101, stop by the ProShop or use this link to schedule your time slot.



050920 Soup Kitchen volunteers

A big THANKS to Jane Proell for the face masks for workers at the Soup Kitchen on Saturday. She has made more than 400 masks for people and has generously given them out! We greatly appreciate it! The Soup Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.



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.

Central Baptist Sunday Offerings

Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., encourages believers to drive thru with their offering each Sunday after Pastor Tim Coker's sermon between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (843) 393-8581

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 info@buildupdarlington.org or text 843-992-1561 to update a listing. We will continue to update this link, www.buildupdarlington.org/covid19, as we get information.



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 Monday, May 11, 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.

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.


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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