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07/13/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will hold a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Darlington location, 203 Grove St., Darlington. All donors will receive a free T-Shirt. To schedule your appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code "freemedicalclinic."

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) is asking for YOU to be a hero for our local restaurants this summer. Eat at 20 locally owned restaurants, collect a stamp at each, and mail in your entry for a chance to win one of three $250 cash prizes! Eating at DDRA Member businesses counts twice!

  • You must be age 18 and older to enter.
  • You may make multiple entries to increase your odds of winning
  • Entries from one month will roll into the next month's pot.
  • Purchases at DDRA-member businesses count twice towards the 20 required stops.

Download a brochure here.

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WELCOME BACK TO THE LIBRARY! Before you enter, please be aware that have instituted some restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID 19. A face covering or mask is required while in the Library. Non-medical masks, bandannas, scarves, and cloth can be used. If you do not have a mask, please contact the staff for a mask. While in the Library practice a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing. Do not enter the Library if you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms. We are limiting the number of customers and staff in our buildings at all times. The only seating available is at our public computers. Public restrooms and meeting rooms are closed. Call ahead if you need one-on-one assistance or more information on our customer and staff safety precautions.

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The Darlington County School District will be offering a free summer nutrition program for children. Hot meals will be available for pickup from11 a.m. to 1 pm Monday through Thursday. Both breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup at the same time. The meals are free to anyone 18 years old or younger. The child must be present to receive the meal.

Curbside pickup will be available at the following locations:

  • Rosenwald Elementary/ Middle School
  • Lamar High School
  • Darlington High School
  • Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology
  • Hartsville Middle School
  • Thornwell School of the Arts

For more information, please contact 843-398-2315.

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

City of Darlington Offices will be restricted to appointment only to maintain social distancing requirements. Call 843-398-4000

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.

Palmetto Disaster Recovery Offices are opened in Marion and Conway with limitations. To apply, applicants must contact one of these two offices to schedule an appointment. For residents of Darlington County, applicants would need to contact the Marion Office at 803-609-1164 or 843-731-3550.

 

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Tuesday

Lamar Town Council will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, July 14, for a seat on Town Council. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside Town Hall, 117 W. Main St., Lamar.

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 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 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

Locations:

  • Darlington, Brunson-Dargan Elementary School, 400 Wells St.
  • 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

 

Wednesday

0715 Mask Distribution

The City of Hartsville will begin distributing reusable cloth face masks to citizens at several locations throughout the city, while supplies last. The masks come from generous donations from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Byerly Foundation, and the Sonoco Foundation. Citizens will be provided two face masks per person or five per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at designated dates and times for city residents. The schedule of mask distribution is from 7 a.m. to 12 noon July 15 at Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 Washington St., Hartsville.

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

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

Wednesday Night Dogfight begins each week at 5:30 p.m. at Darlington Country Club. Register at the Pro Shop by 5 o'clock.

 

Thursday

0715 Mask Distribution

The City of Hartsville will begin distributing reusable cloth face masks to citizens at several locations throughout the city, while supplies last. The masks come from generous donations from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Byerly Foundation, and the Sonoco Foundation. Citizens will be provided two face masks per person or five per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at designated dates and times for city residents. The schedule of mask distribution is from 12 noon to 6 p.m. July 16 at Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 Washington St., Hartsville.

Junior Golf Academy Operation 36 begins July 16 at 5 p.m. at Darlington Country Club and continues through July 23. Cost is $200 for members, $250 for non-members. As you can see, that includes 10 different sessions split between one on one instruction and Four 9-hole matches on Thursdays at 5 p.m., and an Award Ceremony and a Pizza/Pool Party at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

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.

 

Friday

Each Friday, Excel Gymnastics and Tumble Academy will be having Fun Gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the academy, 102 Lamar St., Hartsville. Games, prizes, fun and more. Cost is $15. Pizza and drinks can be added for an additional $2.50. Open to the public. For ages 3 and up. Info: (843)-917-0022

 

Saturday

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Pickle Ball returns to Darlington Country Club courts every Saturday morning!

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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Dr. RV celebrates its Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at 1033 Pearl St., Darlington, with free food and music. Door prizes and free giveaways while supplies last. Door prizes to be drawn at 1:00 pm and you must be present to win. All Are Welcome No Purchase Necessary. Come join us and just look around, Talk to us or purchase items you need for your RV.

 

Sunday

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Affordable Preventative Vet Clinics visit Tractor Supply, 1527 S. Main St., Darlington, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 19 and on the third Sunday of each month. (THRU AUG., then Sept. 13)

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.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lamar will hold services at 11 a.m. in person or online. Masks required in person. (843) 332-1188.

Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

 

Monday

The Board of Directors of Darlington County Water & Sewer Authority will meet in the conference room at 131 Industrial Way, Darlington, at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Remaining dates for 2020 are July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21.

 

Mark Your Calendar

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Central Baptist Church VBS July 26-29

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!

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On Saturday, August 22nd, the Long Bluff Historical Society will sponsor the Annual Taste of Society Hill at the historic Adam Marshall House. If you would like to participate as a sponsor or vendor, please call (813) 323-1445. The Taste of Society Hill is $20 per person at the door. Ages 21 and older only. Proceeds benefit historic preservation in the Society Hill area with on-going projects in the community.

The Southern 500 Golf Tournament will be held August 28-30 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.

 

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, www.buildupdarlington.org/covid19, as we get information.

 

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 restricted to staff and appointments until further notice, 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.

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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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