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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Diamond Hill Plywood is celebrating our 75th anniversary this week! On behalf of the Ramsey family and all our employees in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, thank you to all our customers for your many years of supporting our success!

090420 Football Registration

Due to COVID19 regulations, tackle football will not be an option this year. BUT we will try 7-on-7 Flag Football. This will be a fast-paced fun football experience for everyone involved! We will make it as safe as we possibly can for participants and spectators. This league is open to both boys and girls, each participant will receive a neck gator and a t-shirt, For more information, please call 843-398-4030 or any number on the flyer.

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The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County presents its 20th Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Darlington Country Club. Silent auction, live music, beer and wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple. Info: Stephen.edwards@fmcdc.org or 843-398-0060


GREAT NEWS EVERYONE! The Purple Fish will be open from Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for TO-GO service only. We will require that everyone entering the building WEAR A MASK! Friday nights live music is not an option at this time, but we will keep you posted.

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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.

  • 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
  • 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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PolyQuest Names Tod Durst as New President: Durst, who has served as executive vice president of Wilmington, NC-based PolyQuest since 2014, was named president effective August 1. John Marinelli, founder and acting president since 2000, will continue to serve the company as Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman, focusing on strategic growth initiatives and customer relationships. Durst brings nearly 30 years of management and operational experience in the intermediate chemicals and thermoplastics industry to his new role. He will oversee key raw materials sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and global commercial aspects of PolyQuest's business.

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet on the last Thursday of the month to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events. **Masks and social distancing required**


Jobs Available

Raceway Grill is looking for full-time wait staff. Must be able to work lunch and dinner shifts and weekends. Raceway Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Apply in person at 1207 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington. Ask for Renée or Tony.



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 Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. Use the Orange Street entrance. Info: 843-395-6897



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Learn how to braid like a pro through easy techniques taught by the experts at Indigo Salon & Spa at noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the salon, 208 W. Home Ave., Hartsville. Tickets for this event are $20 and include lunch along with a $20 Indigo Gift Card. To reserve your spot and purchase your ticket, call 843-332-3542. Deadline to register for this event is Aug. 17.

The Rotary Club of Hartsville meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Pam's Restaurant, 1009 W. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville.

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Darlington Country Club will continue to have Tuesday dinner specials from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 125 Country Club Road. Call before noon Tuesday to order. 843-393-2196. Family Night Just Got Better! Now our Members can bring the kids out for a fun filled night while they enjoy a quite dinner.

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

DCRW Club will hold its August Gathering at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Bizzell's Food & Spirits, 137 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. ALL are welcome! Come learn about the club and its activities. Featured speaker is Michael August, Republican candidate for Darlington County Sheriff. Our community service project is to collect supplies for the Humane Society. As you feel led, please bring food/litter etc. DCRW empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.



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.


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




Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing will be held Thursday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Darlington Middle School, 150 Pinedale Drive, Darlington, in the rear circular driveway.

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Part 1 is scheduled for August 21 from 8 am to 5 pm. Part 2 is scheduled August 28 from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost for each course (part) is $115. Call 843-413-2715 or e-mail CERegistration@fdtc.edu to register today!

The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at noon on Thursdays at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road.

SPC Credit Union's 79th Annual Meeting is going virtual. Follow along as we take a look back at 2019 and review the financial state of the Credit Union.  You'll also hear a special message from our President & CEO Linda Weatherford, about where YOUR credit union is headed. Prize drawings. You can join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 20, on ZOOM. Members can also listen by phone, but not participate by this method. For more information on SPC's 79th Annual Meeting, as well as instructions for using ZOOM, please visit us online at spccu.org/register.


Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia & Rock Bingo Night on Thursdays beginning at 7 p.m. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.

 Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: 843-992-2981



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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



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

On Saturday, August 22, 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.



Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

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.

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Back by popular demand, on Thursday, Aug. 27, from noon to 1 p.m., Clemson Extension will offer a course about hydrangea care and cultivation with expert Vicky Bertagnoli. Spots are limited so please register soon. Link to register here.

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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.

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Come worship with the Southern Regional Gospel Music Association Choir at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington.

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Join St. Luke's UMC on August 30th for a DRIVE-THRU Blessing Of The Backpacks. You will receive cool back to school treats and a sweet treat from Frostbites Shaved Ice.

Darlington City Council will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St., Darlington. Public hearings on several items will be held during this meeting. Info: www.CityofDarlington.com

McLeod Mobile 3D Mammography Unit will be at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, 203 Grove St., Darlington, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2. Register in advance by calling 843-398-0060.

On Friday, Sept. 11., Mayor Curtis Boyd will be running again 9.11 miles in remembrance of all that lost their lives on 9/11/01. The run starts at 7 a.m. the Darlington Fitness World Gym. All are welcome to join in this remembrance run.

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The Art of Great Gospel music returns Sunday, September 13, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Devotional Service will be rendered by Pastor Tamara Durant . Theme: Bringing Unity into our Community. Bring your lawn chairs, wear your masks and come with an open heart. Social distancing will be enforced.

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The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County presents the Second Annual Heroes for Health Classic on September 25 at Darlington Country Club. Cost: $100 per player or $400 per team. Register by Sept. 4 for $10 off per player or $40 off per team. Lunch begins at 11 o'clock followed by a noon shotgun start. Awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Info: Stephen.edwards@fmcdc.org or 843-398-0060

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County presents its 20th Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Darlington Country Club. Silent auction, live music, beer and wine, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple. Info: Stephen.edwards@fmcdc.org or 843-398-0060

McLeod Mobile 3D Mammography Unit will be at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, 500 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Register in advance by calling 843-332-0422.

The Rotary Club of Darlington meets at noon on Thursdays at the Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. On Oct. 1, Mr. Goodson will give a presentation on the new history museum to be built in Darlington.



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 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.

CITY COURT RESUMES. Municipal Court will be held twice a day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington.

Due to COVID-19, the following rules will be in place:

  • Only 25 defendants in the courtroom at a time.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a face mask before entering.
  • Social distancing will be enforced.


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.

Neptune Island 2020 Calendar

Neptune Island Waterpark: While keeping the health and safety of our guests and staff in mind, Neptune Island will be open to the public Friday through Sunday through Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Our operating hours will remain the new weekend hours announced at the beginning of the 2020 season. For 2020 only, the park will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Neptune Island Waterpark will continue to operate at a decreased capacity for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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