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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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.

The U.S Small Business Administration's (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is celebrating 10 years of helping small businesses find global success. In South Carolina, 317 STEP grants have been awarded to S.C. businesses since the program's inception, helping these companies enter 80 international markets and generating $202 million in export sales. STEP awards are managed at the state level by S.C. Commerce. For more information on S.C. Commerce's export assistance program, click here.


The Annual Turkey Giveaway will be held Tuesday, November 24, on the Public Square beginning at 6 o'clock in the morning. To donate, please make checks payable to The Lord Cares, and mail to Eads Chiropractic, 208 Cashua St., Darlington, SC 29532.

St. Matthew's Church and Prince George Winyah Church have reserved Jamie's Lodge at Camp Saint Christopher - Seabrook Island for a "Wild At Heart" retreat beginning Thursday evening, Oct. 15, and ending noon on Sunday, Oct. 18. Find details by clicking on this link

There is a critical need for Blood Donor Ambassadors! Volunteer at blood drives or join our mission-critical volunteer positions to carry out other aspects of our lifesaving work. The American Red Cross has a high-priority need for Blood Donor Ambassadors to continue delivering services to our communities. These volunteers welcome visitors to Red Cross facilities or blood drives and take their temperature before they enter. We can use your help right now! Please go to www.redcross.org/volunteer to join today.

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Online self-help tool after sexual assault and intimate partner violence. A new research study at MUSC is available. Payment provided. All online. Call or text Dr. Christine Hahn at 843-518-2875 or click for online screener here.

Duke Energy has made information on Lake Robinson available through the Lake View mobile app and on its lake information webpage.


Do you have youth who love and want to learn how to cook? Even better, do you want your youth to learn how to cook healthy, delicious recipes? Well, South Carolina 4-H has the MOST EXCELLENT opportunity for you and your youth! Now until January 2021, SC 4-H is hosting a monthly Healthy Lifestyles video contest where we want to see your best homemade cooking videos! Registration is FREE, and youth do not have to be 4-H members to enter (although we encourage youth to join 4-H in their county). Entering is easy and all the information you need can be found on our Healthy Lifestyles and Safety webpage (https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/programs/healthy-lifestyles/index.html). Once you make your cooking video, please submit you video through our Google forms. Entries will be entered into a raffle to win 4-H cooking prizes.


In honor of National 4-H week, Darlington County 4-H agent Kyla Szemplinski picked up some pumpkins from local grower William Kirven for the county's first National 4-H week pumpkin contest. Registered youth can decorate pumpkins and submit entries for judging to win some cool prizes. Darlington County residents can stop by the library today during business hours to register their youth and pick up a pumpkin and contest sign (all free of charge). This contest is opened ALL youth. Let's make this year's National 4-H week one for the books!!

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

Darlington County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Info: jbishop@darcosc.net or 843-398-4100. Darlington County Council Meeting Room Restricted To Darlington County Council Members And Required Staff Until Further Notice   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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Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

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 DDRA Board of Directors holds its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, and the first Tuesday of the month. Info@buildupdarlington.org

Temple Free Will Baptist Church's Don Squires will hold a weekly Bible Study and fellowship every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St., Darlington. Come at 8:30 a.m. for Dutch breakfast.

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

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

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

Darlington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Harmon Baldwin Recreation Center, 300 Sanders St. Agenda.

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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.




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.

Sunrise Rotary Club of Hartsville meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 am at Hampton Inn & Suites of Hartsville. The Rotary Club of Hartsville is a part of District 7770 of the Eastern South Carolina. (843) 229-2729 or hartsvillesunriserotary@gmail.com

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.


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 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)




Prayer Breakfast. Send in your prayer requests, and we will socially distance while gathering to pray for them at 7 a.m. Oct. 8 and the second Thursday of every month at the Grand Ole Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington.

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. Oct. 8 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.


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



Courtesy of Shur Shred, join Bethea Baptist Retirement Community on the horseshoe in front of the administration building for a drive thru shred event from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at C157 Home Ave., Darlington. Come shred your discarded documents for FREE. You won't even have to leave your car. Service will be contactless and available to the general public. You are invited to bring any documents you want shredded, but no businesses please.

The Lamar Beautification Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 9 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

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The Pee Dee Cup Championship will be held Oct. 9-11! Everyone that preregisters and shoots will be put into a drawing for 1 free night of lodging and a 300 target countdown card from Moree's! Notice also, that due to the generosity of sponsors, we will be offering a $5000 guaranteed purse on this shoot! Sign up today at www.scoringpro.com! You Don't want to miss it! We will also be working to add a separate rotation for the Youth Shooters that are shooting their SCTP trap qualifier Saturday, so don't let that stand in your way

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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.

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.

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

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.

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Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held Oct. 10 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.

Benefit for Tony Baker and Macaroni & Cheese Cookoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Mike's Corner Bar & Grill, 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington. Turn in time for Mac-and-Cheese contest is 1 o'clock.

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The Way of the Shaman with Sharon Licata will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 at Black Creek Arts, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, or common basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. Fee: $250 (13 CE credits through FSS)

The Darlington Moose Lodge Annual Turkey Shoot returns Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3 o'clock at the lodge, 1065 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Huge Prizes, New Range Master, Food and Drink Specials every Saturday! Sponsored by Darlington Gun Works, Piggly Wiggly, Wingz & Ale, Southland Gun Works, Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, and Fahrenheit 225. Come by for a chance to win Turkeys, Gift Cards, TVs, Steaks and more! 843-393-2311

GOP Meet and Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 454 S. Main St., Society Hill. Free food and drinks. Hosted by Michael B. August for Darlington County Sheriff.



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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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Lee Street First Church of God brings the Word of God to you. Connect via Facebook Live or Zoom 646-558-86-56 ext. 222 777 7676. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Tuesday midday prayer at noon. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. Prayer Hotline 1-888-409-8880. Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2227777676

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will hold parenting classes from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 11-Nov. 15, at The Purple Fish, 104 W. Hampton St., Darlington. Light refreshments provided. To attend, call 843-393-2773 or email annagrace.hubbs@fmcdc.org

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.



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Darlington County 4-H is excited to announce this virtual educational opportunity! Register here by October 12!


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The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce presents Business Power Hours at 8 a.m. on Oct. 13 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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Pizza & Pen Pals, Sending Hope & Love to the Elderly will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 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

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The Bridge, a casual support group for first responders and veterans. Meets on Oct. 15 and the first and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Free Medical Clinic, 203 Grove St., Darlington. Registration required: 843-398-0060 or annagrace.hubbs@fmcdc.org

Roastin' with Rotary will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Drengaelen House of Coker University, 210 E Home Ave, Hartsville. Adults only. Cost: $40 for one advance ticket, $75 for two, $50 each at the door. Live band! The event features local chefs serving mouth-watering BBQ and chili and includes live music in a variety of genres. Teams compete to create the most delicious dishes for a chance to win this year's bragging rights. Come join in the festivities and enjoy the best BBQ and chili in town! Info: (843) 229-2729

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.

Chafee Jones Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Four-man captain's choice tournament to benefit the Darlington County Fire Department Toy Drive In Memory of Chafee Jones. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Awards at 4:30 p.m. followed by hamburgers and hot dogs at 5 o'clock. Cost: $75 per player, $300 per team. Info: Glenn Wells 803-479-3095, Justin Gainey 843-409-1729, Chad Jones 843-409-5573, or Crystal Yarborough 843-616-0414


The 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Public Square in Darlington presented by the House of Refuge Ministry. For more information, call Tonya D. Flowers at 843-624-3214.

Care-A-Van Mobile Pet Vaccines will be at the IGA parking lot on South Main Street in Darlington from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Rabies $10. DHPP $10. Info: 803-586-1840101920 bbq

The American Legion Hartsville Post 53 will hold a Spaghetti Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Post 53, 105 Society Avenue, Hartsville. Take-out or delivery 5+ plates. Plates are $8 and include dinner of spaghetti and green beans by Jamie Beasley with dessert by the Post 53 Auxiliary. Info: John Benjamin 843-409-0897

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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Prayer gathering at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Terrence Carraway Memorial Park on Southern Pines Street in Darlington. All are welcome.

Fido Fixers will come to Hartsville on October 28. Please visit the website for a full list of services and prices - and to schedule appointments.

The SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo, the state's most significant manufacturing event of the year, is going virtual!  The two-day conference will stream on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 29 and 30. Free.

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The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce presents Fright Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31, in downtown Darlington from 2 to 7:30 p.m. with fireworks capping the evening. Carnival rides, food trucks, DJ, arts & crafts, Bingo, prizes, Trick-or-Treat alley, costume contests, cake walk, car show, and performance by Soul Sister Dance Team. Vendor Application Info: 843-393-2641

The Darlington Housing Authority presents a Movie on the Lawn at 324 Bacote St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Popcorn, soda, pizza, and Halloween candy. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy. Free.

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Streetcar Shootout VI will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E Bobo Newsom Hwy, Hartsville. Classes along with Test and Tune. Kids 12 and under FREE. Spectator $20. Test and tune driver $30. Each class entry $50-$100. (843) 383-0008

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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.




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.



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.

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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

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