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Weekly Update City of Darlington

Congratulations Graduates!

If you have not seen the Class of 2020, ride down Russell Street to see a wall of banners dedicated to this class of graduates that was printed thanks to the following sponsors.


Seniors cross the finish line and take a victory lap at Darlington Raceway for graduation


South of Pearl now offers lunch delivered for you and your staff! This weeks special: Pit cooked BBQ, Peach Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Banana Pudding, and Sweet Tea. We bring Dixie plates and all serving ware, cups and ice. Cost is $300 for 25 people or $150 for 10 people. Call 843-944-0398 to order.

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is accepting donations of unused, handmade face masks for staff in non-patient care areas and patients without COVID-19 symptoms to wear. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Miranda Peavy at miranda.peavy@cprmc.com or 843-339-4563 to arrange for delivery.

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Due to COVID-19 and the Governor's Orders, the Annual DDRA Golf Tournament at the Darlington Country Club has been rescheduled for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading out for an afternoon of captain's choice golf. Thanks to all our great sponsors! Carolina Bank and Darlington Raceway have presented this event for many years, and we are so thankful! We appreciate the additional support from McLean Marechal Insurance - Nationwide Insurance, Fitness World Gyms, and - new this year - The Coca-Cola Company! Together we can build our community up!

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.

Find out other business operations updates HERE.



PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

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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



061020 DCC Golf nights

Darlington Country Club will continue to serve lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for its Members at 125 Country Club Road.


Enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, from 4 to 9 p.m. with wine and wing specials.



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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.

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The Soup Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.

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The 11th Annual Omar River Rats River Run and 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Cashua Ferry Landing in Darlington. Stops: Hwy 34 Landing • Doe Bar • I-95 • Black Creek • Hwy 301. Registration to be held at Hwy 34 Landing and Hwy 301 Landing beginning at 8:30 a.m. Email OmarRiverRats@gmail.com for questions and sponsorship opportunities.



Father's Day

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 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


Mark Your Calendar

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Junior Academy

Operation 36 is the best developmental program on the market and we are anxious to get it started at Darlington Country Club. The Academy will begin on June 16th and it will continue through July 23. This program is set up for long term success! The cost is $200 for members and $250 for Non-members. As you can see, that includes 10 different sessions split between one on one instruction and Four 9 hole matches. The last event of the Academy will include an Award Ceremony and a Pizza/Pool Party. Since the program does involve matches it is best for the students to have their own clubs, but we can provide some if needed.

Academy Dates:

Tuesday June 16th- Opening Day (5:00pm-6:00pm) Thursday June 18th- 9 hole match (5:00pm-6:30pm) Tuesday June 23rd- Class/Instruction (5:00pm-6:00pm) Tuesday June 30th- Class/Instruction (5:00pm-6:00pm) Thursday July 2nd - 9 hole match (5:00pm-6:30pm) Tuesday July 7th- Class/ Instruction (5:00-6:00pm) Tuesday July 14th- Class/ Instruction (5:00-6:00pm) Thursday July 16th- 9 hole match (5:00-6:30-pm) Tuesday July 21st- Class/Instruction (5:00-6:00pm) Tuesday July 23rd- Final Day Last Match/ Award Ceremony/Pizza Pool Party. (Starts at 5:00pm)

Affordable Preventative Vet Clinics visit Tractor Supply, 1527 S. Main St., Darlington, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 21 and on the third Sunday of each month. (THRU AUG., then Sept. 13)


The City Pool is scheduled to open for the summer on July 8 at 115 Gary St., Darlington. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting Wednesdays through Saturdays until Darlington County School District comes back in the August.

Miss Darlington County USA/Miss Raceway City USA, Miss Darlington County Teen USA and Miss Raceway City Teen USA will crown four winners on August 1 at the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum, winners will advance to the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageants in November at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Visit the website at missdarlingtonsc.wixsite.com/darlingtonpageant encouraging all local young women to step outside the box and try something new!.

The Southern 500 Golf Tournament will be held August 21-23 at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Contact the ProShop at (843) 393-0236 ext. 101 or by email at proshop@darlingtoncountryclub.com for details.



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 Monday, July 6, 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.