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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Bill Moore and State Farm Insurance wants to thank the members of our Darlington County Emergency Medical Services with dinner at Fahrenheit 225. It's a small gesture, but one that comes from the heart. Thank you for your dedication and hard work. We are trully a better community because of each one of you. Again, THANK YOU!


THIS IS THE LAST FINAL WEEK OF THE CONTEST! 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! Download a brochure here. http://www.Buildupdarlington.org/eatlocal

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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**


Raceway Grill is looking for full-time wait staff. Must be able to work lunch and dinner shifts and weekends. Raceway grill is open Wed. thru Fri. 11 a.m.to 9 pm and Saturdays from 4 pm until 9 pm. Apply in person @ 1207 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington. Ask for Renée or Tony.



090420 Football Registration

Due to COVID 19 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, call 843-398-4030 or any number on the flyer

Simply Social presents Mrs. Cindy Risher on Patriotism at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Mrs. Risher is the 1st Vice Chairwoman for the SCGOP and a delegate to the RNC. Hosted by the Darlington County Republican Party, Darlington County Republican Women, and JD Chaplin for State Senate.

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



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

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.



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. Food provided.



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**

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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.

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

Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 will hold its August Business Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington.

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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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.

Join Central Baptist Church for the annual Women of GRACE Conference Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29. This year's speaker is Beth Greer, and she will be sharing with us about Becoming A Kingdom Woman. Sing, study, and fellowship together. Friday's session begins at 7 p.m., and Saturday starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., our first sessions at 9:00, and concluding with lunch around noon. There will be a Silent Auction as well. Tickets are $15 and include breakfast and lunch. You can register for the event on our website at cbcdarlington.com as well as purchase your ticket online at this link or through one of the ladies in our Women's Ministry. Tickets are also available through the church office at 843-393-8581. Life has been more challenging than ever this year. Take a moment to register and join us for this great event where you will be renewed and refreshed.

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



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.

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

Lamar Native Dianne Hicks, RN, BSN, MSN-FNP, is offering FREE HANDMADE MASKS to her community from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (or until all masks are gone) on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Lamar Town Hall, 117 Main St. 843-326-5551

082920 Epic Youth

EPIC Youth of the Dominion Church will hold a Back To School Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. Make sure you mark this date on your calendars and invite all of your friends to come and have fun with us. Ages 13-19 welcome for Live Band, Outside games, Inflatables (Slip and slide Kickball), Free food, Water Balloon war, and gift cards given out each hour. If you have any questions, contact Fernanda Rainwater at (843) 467-0338. Encounter Purpose In Christ.

Glow Vibe Golf and Hartsville Country Club, 116 Golf Course Road, Hartsville, will be lighting up the links from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday for Night Glow Golf. Come join us for this unique and fun event. Please contact the pro-shop at 843 332-1441 for more details or to register.



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Join St. Luke United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on August 30 for a DRIVE-THRU Blessing Of The Backpacks. You will receive cool back to school treats and a sweet treat from Frostbites Shaved Ice!

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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Pee Dee Storm Cheer

First tryout for THE PEE DEE STORM will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Storm is an All-Star Stomp and Shake Squad for cheerleaders from ages 6- 21 in South Carolina. This squad will compete in regional and national competitions each year. (803) 486-3776


Mark Your Calendar

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.

Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. every other Thursday at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Program: Racing for children during our Thursday, September 3, meeting. Bring your Southern 500 memorabilia to share!

090420 Race

On Friday, Sept. 4, join Darlington Raceway for the Triple X Series E-Racing league Race, Round of 16 Race #1, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Track Too Tough To Tame!

090520 Nails

The teen girls of Ablaze Youth Ministry will be hosting a spa day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5, at New Life Worship Center, 3569 Oates Highway, Lamar. Enjoy a manicure that includes a sugar scrub, lotion, hand massage, a real-polish nail wrap, and a gel topcoat. There will be MANY colors and patterns to choose from including ombré glitter! The nail wrap with gel topcoat should last about 2 weeks. Message us or Savannah Camp to schedule your appointment. Manicures are only $10. All proceeds go to the youth fund! All stations will be sanitized after each person.

090420 Race

Be there as the biggest stars of the NASCAR's XFINITY Series earn their Darlington Stripe at the track Too Tough To Tame! The Tradition Continues at Darlington Raceway at 4 p.m. on September 5, for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200! Visit www.darlingtonraceway.com or call 866-459-7223, or stop by the Darlington Raceway ticket office for more information.

Free bluegrass concert featuring the Original Pinehill Bluegrass Band and the Home Branch band plus open mic with many local musicians performing from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5, at American Legion Post 13, 1752 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Hosted by The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of SC SEBGA. Donations are accepted but admission is absolutely free! Covid-19 guidelines are in place: social distancing, hand sanitizers and masks (recommended but not mandatory).

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Be there as the biggest stars of the NASCAR Cup Series earn their Darlington Stripe at the Track Too Tough To Tame, as we kick off the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs and celebrate NASCAR Champions during the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR. The Tradition Continues at Darlington Raceway on September 6, for the Southern 500! For more information, visit www.darlingtonraceway.com or call 866-459-7223 or stop by the Darlington Raceway ticket office!

Power Hour

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce presents Business Power Hours at 8 a.m. on Sept. 8 and the second Tuesday of every month at 214 N. Fifth St., Hartsville. These monthly roundtable sessions give community leaders and business professionals an opportunity to explore best practices for tackling day-to-day issues and steps to achieving long-term goals. Cost: Free for members and $20 for non-members $20 per session.

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Never Forget: A 9-11-01 Memorial Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fitness World Gyms parking lot, 1032 Pearl St., Darlington. Please join us for a night to remember the heroes and honor our first responders. Dinner provided. Guest speaker who was present during the attack will speak. Dual lights will be lit and shine Sept. 10-11.

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.

Residents of Lamar can come out to the New Life Empowerment Building, 121 Main St., Lamar, beside Jeffords Insurance, to register to vote from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 3. To vote in the election to be held November 3, the deadline to register online is Sunday, October 4. Deadline to register via mail is postmarked by Monday, October 5. Deadline to register in person is Friday, October 2.  You may visit the DMV, public assistance offices and state/local election offices. More info: scvotes.org

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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.

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

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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

092620 Conference

Come worship and learn together with like-minded women at Fifth Annual Women's Conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Free Will Baptist Bible Church, at Orange Street and Liberty Street, Darlington. Dr. Brenda Robinson will lead the conference. Cost is $10 and includes all conference materials and a catered lunch. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the conference is open to the first 50 registrants only! So, make sure you sign up ASAP. Use the link provided in the tickets section to register. (843) 393-7231

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.

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Join your friends and family for a wonderful fall evening to raise funds for Darlington County Humane Society's Raise the Woof Campaign to build a proper animal shelter on Friday, October 9, at Oak Manor Inn, 314 E. Home Ave., Hartsville. VIP Hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. General Admission: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Learn how to curl your hair like a pro through easy techniques taught by our Indigo Experts at noon Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Indigo Salon and Day Spa, 208 W. Home Ave., Hartsville. Tickets for this event are only $20 and include lunch along with a $20 Gift Card. To reserve your spot and purchase your ticket, call us at (843)332-3542. Deadline to register is Oct. 19.



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.

  • 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.




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

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.