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09/08/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Darlington Kiwanis Club packs backpacks for two dozen Darlington High School students in need with various school supplies and toiletries. Students were identified by DSS and the guidance department. This is the second year of the backpack project.

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Referral window for gifted Darlington County students open through Sept. 9. If there are children in grades 3-11 who would like to be screened again for the Gifted and Talented program, parents must complete an online screening referral form by Sept. 9. Visit bit.ly/2Et6ci7 for the online screening/referral form.

 

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Established in 1956, family owned, Thad Weinberg's Sausage makes our sausage using our family recipe. We sell pork products as well as process wild game at 1014 Pearl St. In Darlington. (843) 393-2544

The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) thanks everyone who decided to be a hero for our local restaurants this summer by patronizing our locally owned restaurants despite the pandemic. Winners of the Eat Local contest will be posted at the end of this week!

Law Enforcement and faith leaders will join forces for a Faith Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at South Main Street and Broad Street and ending with a program at the Public Square. All are welcome.

 

Today

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.

Wing specials, drink specials and karaoke every Tuesday night at the Darlington Moose Lodge beginning at 6 p.m. at 1056 N. Governor Williams Highway.

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Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

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Pizza & Pen Pals, Sending Hope & Love to the Elderly will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Northwood Family Worship Center Fellowship Hall, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington. Pizza, drinks, and pen pal info provided. RSVP to Teressa Wright 843-731-5586

Joe's Grill celebrates Wing Night with 50-cent wings for supper on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only.

 

Wednesday

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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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Virtual Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and a Virtual Women's Bible Study at 12 Noon on Wednesdays.

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

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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Church at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Foundation Class at 6:15 p.m. virtually and at The Purple Fish, 110 E. Hampton St. (Mask required)

 

Thursday

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Prayer Breakfast. Send in your prayer requests, and we will socially distance while gathering to pray for them at 7 a.m. Sept. 10 and the second Thursday of every month at the Grand Ole Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington.

Join Flex Fitness for a Diet Reset Open House to learn more about this program that can revolutionize your health in just 6 weeks! Stop by anytime between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, to meet and enjoy light refreshments at 136 E. Mantissa Row, Hartsville. Program will begin September 17, and there will be both in-person and virtual options. You may also learn more at kalmiawellness.com. RSVP appreciated here or on website.

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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.

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

The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

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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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Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.

 

Friday

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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.

The Lamar Beautification Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 and the second Friday of every month at Town Hall, 117 Main St. Come support the Town of Lamar's efforts for a clean and beautiful town. 843-326-5551

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

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Don't leave town for a nice dinner! You can enjoy a steak dinner every Friday night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington.

 

Saturday

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

Saturday, Sept. 12, Mike's Corner Bar & Grill will celebrate the life of Mike Feaster and have a BBQ cook off from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the bar, 1288 Timmonsville Highway. There will be an entry fee for the cook off, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. In honor of Mike, 100% of the proceeds will go to The Darlington County Humane Society. Please bring a side and/or a picture of Mike.

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

091220 Community Outreach

Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held Aug. 8 and every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to help those that are in need of food, clothing and household goods. Event begins at 1 p.m. Hosted by Kingdom of Gods Children at 811 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington. Everyone in the surrounding Darlington County are All welcome to attend. Food and Refreshments will be served. If anyone has any barely used clothing and household items they will like to donate, please contact Sis Laura Byrd (843) 420-9150 for more detail and information.

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.

 

Sunday

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St. Matthew's Church will hold a morning Courtyard Service outside at 8 a.m. on Sundays weather permitting. Please park beside Coxe Building then enter the gate and bring a chair for this early morning service. Virtual Church Service and In-Church Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sundays at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Please call the Parish Office at 843-393-4112 to reserve a spot.  

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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Affordable Preventative Vet Clinics visit Tractor Supply, 1527 S. Main St., Darlington, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

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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.

 

Monday

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Please gather around the flagpole at the Hartsville Fire Department, 111 S. Seventh St., for Payer at the Pole as we cover our first responders in prayer and appreciation at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 14. Hosted by Sunrise Rotary Club of Hartsville.

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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

Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Served with salad, bread, and tea for $8.95.

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South Carolina Autocross 2020 Championship #3 will be held from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Darlington Raceway. Entry fee: $40 SCCA members or $55 non-members. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. Due to Covid-19 there will be no onsite registration, no sob stories, no exceptions. Your card will not be charged until you are checked in at the event. Cancellations and no-shows will not be charged. Registration ends on September 17.

NOTE: Join SCCA today as a South Carolina Region member (first-time members only) and we'll waive your Autocross entry fee!  Go to SCCA.com and join now (if you're under age 25, be sure to select the discounted "First Gear" membership). Then, e-mail your membership confirmation to membership@scsportscar.com. Register for the event and we'll credit your event registration.

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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

Farewell Party with Jim Money at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Retrofit Sip-n-Seat, 157 Mantissa Row, Hartsville. We can think of no better way to say goodbye to Retrofit Sip-n-Seat than with Jim Money playing us out. Join us for this bittersweet night as we have one last hoorah before we close to move to The Station.

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

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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.

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.

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS & CAPACITY

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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.

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.

  • World Health Organization
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control

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.

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.

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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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