Weekly Update City of Darlington
Judging for Darlington County4-H's first pumpkin contest for National 4-H week has ended. Here are the winners:
Judge's Choice: Grace Johnson of Hartsville
People's Choice: Journey Boan of Hartsville
The Darlington Fire Department presents a Taste of Christmas on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St. Tickets are $10 each. If you would like to sponsor or cook for the event, please contact Captain Perry Kelly at 843-229-5788. All proceeds go to the Children's Christmas Fund which provides toys to children in need.
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.
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.
If you know someone facing eviction and they need assistance, South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) may be able to help. The CDC has halted evictions due to CVOID-19 concerns through Dec. 31, 2020. Call toll-free 888-346-5592 or by apply online at https://sclegal.org/.
Looking for employment? Keep SC Works Pee Dee in mind. Currently open by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 407-9679 for the Florence office or call (843) 309-9817 for the Hartsville office.
Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Served with salad, bread, and tea for $8.95.
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
Social Media for your business can be so overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Come learn some tricks of the trade from the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce's very own social media obsessed Murphy Monk at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Learn social media tricks to get the most out of your free marketing tools. Zoom will also be available. Sign up today!
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.
Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.
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.
Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
Hartsville Parks and Recreation adult co-ed kickball league will play at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Nov.17, at Byerly Park. Teams are 8-12 players, 50/50 male/female, and all players 18 and older. Info: Chuck Mullen 843-339-2878 or Charles.email@example.com.
The Pee Dee Region Chess Club Interest Meeting will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Learning how to play chess is greatly beneficial to youth as it helps them improve their problem solving skills, concentration, math skills and so much more!! This interest meeting is FREE for youth to register. During this meeting, youth will talk with 4-H agents and local chess instructors about the who, what, where, why of 4-H chess. Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../pee-dee-region-4-h-chess.
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
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, 203 E. Carolina Ave. The Rotary Club of Hartsville is a part of District 7770 of the Eastern South Carolina. (843) 229-2729 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 Churchwill hold a Foundation Class at 6:15 p.m. virtually and at The Purple Fish, 110 E. Hampton St. (Mask required)
Roastin' with Rotary will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Drengaelen House of Coker University has been CANCELLED. Info: (843) 229-2729
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. Oct. 15 and every other Thursday at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault. Wear purple.
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 email@example.com
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
Free boxes of food will be given out during a drive-thru event every Friday through Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Lamar Town Hall, 117 W. Main St. Boxes include 32 pounds of produce, dairy, and meat. No income requirements. Face masks and social distancing required. Sponsored by Save the Children, Lee County First Steps, Darlington County First Steps, Town of Lamar, and Lamar Ebenezer Charge of UMC.
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
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
Mike's Corner Bar & Grill holds the Official After-Party for Bikers for Trump Rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the bar, 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington.
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.
Free Fish Fry at the Centerville Recreation Park, 2208 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Come out and meet James Hudson, candidate for Sheriff of Darlington County.
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: 803-586-1840 or www.careavansc.com
The Darlington Soup Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at 586 W. West Broad St.
The Darlington Moose Lodge Annual Turkey Shoot returns Saturdays 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
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., Darlington. 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.
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 or Church 843-393-2672
Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.
The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County will hold parenting classes from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 15 at The Purple Fish, 104 W. Hampton St., Darlington. Light refreshments provided. To attend, call 843-393-2773 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
The City of Darlington Historic Landmarks Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington.
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 Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21.
Mark Your Calendar
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21, DHEC will be holding a Children & Youth Flu Clinic from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Darlington office, 305 Russell St. All attendees ages 2 and older should wear masks. Please bring your insurance or Medicaid card. Info: 855-472-3432
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, DHEC will be holding a Children & Youth Flu Clinic from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hartsville office, 130 E. Camden St. All attendees ages 2 and older should wear masks. Please bring your insurance or Medicaid card. Info: 855-472-3432
Little Rusty plans to perform for the first time since the pandemic shutdown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Darlington Moose Lodge, 1065 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.
Sign up. Lace up. And say "YES" to your health! Join the 2020 Pee Dee Heart Walk Digital Experience at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at www.peedeeheartwalk.org. Walkers from across the region will step out in their communities and come together online to celebrate the mission of the AHA. Together, we will make the world a healthier place, but we can't do it alone. We need you! Start a team or register to walk at www.peedeeheartwalk.org to receive more information and walk materials.
CareSouth Carolina will hold Drive Thru Style Trick or Treating from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 24, at the Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Limited to the first 500. Children must be in the car to receive a candy bag. Enter from the Byerly Park Russell Road Entrance and follow the road back to the sports center.
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.
Darlington Republican Breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Taki's Dinr, 609 Pearl St., Darlington. The SCGOP victory organization welcomes all Republicans to join us for breakfast, rallying with the Republican Candidates and early voting.
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.
St. Luke United Methodist Church will hold a drive-through Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 302 Dunlap Dr., Hartsville. Dress your children up and bring them by to see the creatively decorated trunks displayed by members of St. Luke UMC. For your safety, you must stay in your vehicle at all times. All candy will be prepared and distributed by masked and gloved volunteers. If you are interested in decorating a trunk, please call the church office. Each vehicle and volunteer will practice social distancing. Due to COVID19, the church will purchase all candy. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please let Brittany Douglas know. (843) 383-5169
Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold its Trunk-or-Treat & Harvest Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. All are invited to join this free event.
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.
Mechanicsville Baptist Church hold its Weekend Homecoming Celebration under the tent with a screening of the movie "I Still Believe" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.
Join Shiftin' Gears at Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, for a scary fun Halloween party.
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
Mechanicsville Baptist Church hold its its Weekend Homecoming Celebration under the tent at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. Join us for dinner and great entertainment/music from "Burning Bridges" Our meal will be provided to you for donation only! All donations received will help towards upgrading our Playground for our Children's Ministry and Community!
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.
Mike's Corner Bar & Grill holds the Nightmare on Timmonsville Highway Halloween Party & Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the bar, 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington.
Mechanicsville Baptist Church concludes its Weekend Homecoming Celebration under the tent at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. Special Music from Stan Thompson & Friends with sermon by Pastor Tim Anderson (Former Pastor 1991-1995) celebrating 100 Years of Missions and Ministry in Our Chapel.
CareSouth Carolina's new Virtual Substance Use Disorder group introduction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. If interested in attending contact Kirsten Forinash, Community Health Educator/ Prevention specialist, at Kirsten.email@example.com or 843-731-4853 or Daniel Myers, MAT/SUD Program Director, at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-624-1891
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
Big Jake Promotions Bear Fest Under the Lights Nov. 13-14 at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy., Hartsville.
Help donate to those in hunger as The Women's League of Hartsville will be collecting casseroles, canned food and non-perishable items to help those in need. Drop off times will be 9 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rubicon Family Counseling Center, 510 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Donations must be in non-returnable packaging.
Palmetto Cruisers presents Cruisers for Cops Car Truck & Bike Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Palmetto Auto Auction, 832 S. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Trophies to the Top 50 entries, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and more. All proceeds go to City of Florence Police Department, Florence County Sheriff's Department, City of Darlington Police Department, and Darlington County Sheriff's Department. Registration: $25. Info: Davy McClary 843-421-1946, Mike Hill 843-992-3497, or Tom Fuller 843-355-6767
Each year, the Lights of Love program at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is truly a labor of love for the hospital Auxiliary. This program provides a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome the holiday season, while honoring and remembering those who have meant the most to us. Acknowledgement cards will be mailed to commemorate the honor, and all names will be published on the Carolina Pines website and social media. All funds raised through the efforts of the Auxiliary, including this beautiful event, will be used to fund scholarships for students wishing to pursue a degree in the medical field. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this year's event is being held virtually at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22, via Facebook live on the Carolina Pines Facebook page. Lights will be on sale through Wednesday, Nov. 18. Each light is $10 and can be purchased by calling (843) 339-4563 or by filling out the form HERE. If you wish to purchase more than one light, simply click "add attendee." Please put your information in the required fields. Once your purchase is complete, someone will contact you to obtain information on the individual(s) you wish to honor.
The 29th Annual Turkey Trot will be held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at the Hartsville YMCA. Packet pickup Sunday, Nov. 22, through Wednesday, Nov. 25, and from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Nov. 26. Info: www.YMCApd.org.
The Darlington Firemen Christmas Toy fund will have Tickets available soon for a Pull behind custom grill with front burner and 30 lb. propane tank included. The grill will be built by Wiggins Metal Works. Tickets will be $5 each. The drawing will be held December 5th and the grill will be available for viewing at the Taste of Christmas.
Join the Women's League of Hartsville for a Christmas Party at Black Creek Bistro from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Black Creek Bistro, 110 W. Pinewood Ave., Hartsville. Bring an ornament to exchange and enjoy delicious appetizers and a specialty drink. Members only event.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS & CAPACITY
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- 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
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.
To have your event listed on our websites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-398-4000 x 103 by the week prior to your event.
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