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09/14/2020

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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! The lucky winners of our Eat Local Contest were Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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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

 

Today

Darlington County Council will meet Monday, September 14, 2020, at 6 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Due to the COVID-19 threat, public and media access will be accomplished by live video stream. Darlington County Council meetings will be live-streamed on Darlington County Council Live Meetings Facebook page and archived on Darlington County website at www.darcosc.com. To access the live stream, go to the County website at www.darcosc.com, scroll to the middle of the page to Feature, and click on the live stream link. To access the archived videos of Council meetings, go to the County website at www.darcosc.com, from the Government tab, click on County Council, then scroll to the Council Meeting Video tab on the left of the page.

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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.

 

Tuesday

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

Join the Darlington County Republican Women for our September meeting at South of Pearl Restaurant, 117 Edwards Ave., Darlington at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Our guest speaker will be Jeff Robinson, Darlington County Treasurer. Tickets not required. Link available for club donations.

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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. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

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

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Wednesday

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Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, September 16, from noon to 4 p.m., in Darlington. The bloodmobile will be in the vacant lot next to the Mural Parking Lot (across the street from the new Carolina Bank) on North Main Street in Darlington. All donations will be screened for COVID-19 Antibodies and donors will receive a $20 gift card. Face coverings are required while donating. Click the link below to schedule a donation time.  Questions/concerns regarding the blood drive should be directed to Stephane Shaw at sshaw@darcosc.net or 843-944-8268.

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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.

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.

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

Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 and every other Thursday at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Program: Installation of officers.

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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 Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington.

 

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

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.

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Saturday

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.

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

 

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.  

Drive-In Worship Service at 10 a.m. Sundays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St. This service is for those who do not feel comfortable coming into church building but still want to be in the same place on Sunday Mornings! All are welcome!

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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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.

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Children's Activities begin at 5 p.m. Sundays with Kids for Christ at the Kid Central Building then share the love of God with them through teaching and songs from 6 to 7 p.m. for Children's Musical Practice at Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington.

 

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

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DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 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**

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.

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First Baptist Church of Darlington invites you to a simulcast of The Return: A National and Global Day of Repentance and Prayer that will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at 216 S. Main St. Bring other believers; bring your whole church! Info: 843-393-2874 or fbcoffice@sc.rr.com

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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

Central Baptist Church invites believers to come pray for our country from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the sanctuary, 512 Spring St. Then, meet at the Public Square at 2 p.m. for a prayer march. All are welcome.

Landslide will perform a night of live music at Hoof and Hound Hartsville, 113 W. Carolina Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Reservations required due to COVID regulations. (843) 917-0239

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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.

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Residents of Lamar can come out to the New Life Empowerment Building, 121 Main St., Lamar, beside Jeffords Insurance, to register to vote 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

Hot Springs and Andy & Oneida are hitting the stage again on October 3 in support of the Michael August for Sheriff campaign at the Raceway Grill, 1207 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, on Saturday, October 3, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for food, drinks, and live music. Info: 843-495-3256

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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.

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.

Fall Mission Fair & BBQ Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

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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

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.

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.

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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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