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04/19/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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The winning team of the DDRA Annual Golf Tournament: Lawrence Lowe of Lowes Tow Bars, Steve Irick of Darlington Packing, John Gregg, and Charlie Weatherford of The Dairy Bar. John also took home the 50-50 drawing money, and Charlie took home the golf bag donated by Crown Beverages! Thank you to all our fabulous grand sponsors, Darlington Raceway, Carolina Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Fitness Worldwide Gyms, and MPD Electric Cooperative; hole sponsors; and teams for a great afternoon of golf at Darlington Country Club!

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St., behind Singletary's Auto Repair on South Main Street. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events. **Masks and social distancing required**

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The Darlington Lions Club will hold its annual Vidalia Onion Sale again this year. Delivery will be May 19. A 10-lb. bag is $10 while a 25-lb. pound box is $25. You can contact any Darlington Lions Club member to order or one of the individual Lions below. Deadline to order is May 6.

  • John Tyner at 843-393-5950
  • Frank Cole at 843-395-9349
  • Mike Beckham 843-319-2764

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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 With everything that had been going on in the community Dominion Church has come up with a way to help by opening Dominion Life Center for Children. The church will have a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the church, 1030 Pearl St. All proceeds will help fund so the equipment to make this project happen. We pray that you will help make this possible, and help change the community, one child at a time. Plates are $8 and include BBQ, rice, red gravy, green beans, pickles, bread, and dessert.

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 April 19 and on the third Monday of the month.

The Knitting & Crochet Club of Lamar will meet at 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Served with salad, bread, and tea for $9.95. Info: 843-944-0626

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

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Tuesday

The Darlington County Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on April 20 and on the third Tuesday of the month at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4610 or planning@darcosc.net.

The Darlington Garden Club monthly meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Darlington Country Club. The cost of the buffet is paid for by each member.

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 on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

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

Call the Darlington Country Club to make your reservations for our Member Family Night Buffet. (843) 393-0236

 

Wednesday

CareSouth Carolina is scheduling appointments to administer vaccines to those in Phase 1A now and Phase 1B from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays at CareSouth Carolina Hartsville, 1268 S. Fourth St., Hartsville. You do NOT need to be a patient of CareSouth Carolina. Walk-ins are NOT allowed at this time. To make an appointment, call 843-332-3422.

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. St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Church at 5:30 p.m. 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 hartsvillesunriserotary@gmail.com

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Book Club will be held at 10 a.m. on April 21 and the third Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

The Darlington Professional Women meet at noon on April 21 and on the third Wednesday of the month at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square.

The Darlington County Economic Development Partnership meets at noon on April 21 and on the third Wednesday of the month at various locations. Info: 843-413-3210 or RLKilgo@darcosc.net.  

The Darlington County Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. on April 21 and on the third Wednesday of the month at one of the County library locations. Info: 843-398-4940 or jimmie.epling@darlington-lib.org.

The City of Darlington Beautification Boardmeets at 5 p.m. on April 21 and the third Wednesday of the month with no meeting in November and December. Remaining dates for 2021 are April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, and October 20. Info: 843-398-4000 x 103 or rock@cityofdarlington.com

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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. (843) 944-0880

Drive In Worship Service at 126 Pearl Street parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Hope to see you there! Listen on FM 88.7.

Carolina Nightlife & Grill will hold a Cornhole Tournament every Wednesday at 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play. Register at 6 p.m. with play starting at 6:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Tournament is blind/random partner draw, double elimination format. Cost is $10 per person for the Advanced Bracket and $5 per person for the Tailgate Bracket. If you can average 2 in the hole every time, we recommend the advanced bracket. Cash prizes for winning teams.

 

Thursday

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St., behind Singletary's Auto Repair on South Main Street. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events. **Masks and social distancing required**

Non-Typical Death Investigations Continuing Education Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Cost: $50 per person, includes BBQ lunch. 9 hours SCCJA CEUs awarded. This class will give an overview of several specific types of death investigations encountered less commonly by First Responders. Who Should Attend? Coroners, Deputy Coroners, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters (full-time & volunteers), EMS, Rescue, Safety Officers from industrial, business, or similar; anyone who may encounter the unexpected death in your line of work. Register here.

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EARTH DAY EVENT: Meet at Williamson Park Spring Street entrance for a litter collection event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

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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.

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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: https://al-anon.org or 843-992-2981

 

Friday

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Chicken Bog Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Auman Pools, 1000 W. Bobo Newsom Highway, Hartsville. Plates are $8 and include chicken bog, green beans, pickles, and bread. Chicken bog by Oliver Segars. Proceeds to assist Blake and Jennie Sellers who lost everything in a house fire in March. Info: 843-858-0787

Enjoy Steak Night with Joe's Grill  on Friday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Fahrenheit 225 will have Trivia & Rock Bingo Night on Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. Pick up to-go orders at 26 Public Square, Darlington. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call in take-out orders at (843) 944-0321.

 

Saturday

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

GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP: Meet near City Hall, 410 Pearl Street, at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Work day to 12 noon. Litter collection and other projects. Lunch provided for volunteers thanks to the Darlington Fire Department. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

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The Second Annual Michael Dean Sigmon Memorial Golf Tournament April 24 at Darlington Country Club. You don't have to be a golfer to come share the fun as we hold a party Saturday evening. We'll be hanging out on Michael's Porch, enjoying fellowship and music! If you would like to eat dinner, low country boil and BBQ will be available. Dinner tickets are $30. A cash bar will also be available. You can pay online or choose pay cash/check to pay on-site. Please check out the website for more opportunities to get involved: t-shirts, window decals, party dinner reservations, donations, hole sponsorships, or sponsor a team.

Driving Your Personal Money for Business Success, hosted by CommunityWorks and the CommunityWorks Women's Business Center, will be held online at 10 a.m. April 24. Registration: $25.

"What does my personal money have to do with my business?"

The goal of this class is to help you

  • Gain clarity about the place of your personal finances in the success of your business;
  • Hear from a panel of women business owners who have been where you are in your journey- all role models you can relate to;
  • Share stories and experiences in a safe space (not recorded for the world or streamed live);
  • Learn the true building blocks to business credit; and
  • Access tools and resources to help.
  • Plan your next steps to build your personal money confidence

This course is for you if

  • I haven't launched my business idea (or even fleshed it out yet) because my credit and finances are not in order;
  • I have launched my business idea even though my credit and finances are not in order;
  • I'm in business but my personal finances are holding me back;
  • I'm planning on launching or growing my business using business credit and worrying about my personals later; OR
  • I'm in business and I need help with my personal finances to get to the next level with my business.

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The Long Bluff Historic Society presents the Taste of Society Hill from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on the grounds of the historic Adam Marshall House, 454 S. Main St., Society Hill. Info: LBHS President Melissa Burch 813-323-1445 or longbluffhistoricsociety@gmail.com

 

Sunday

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Darlington Presbyterian Church holds service at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. at the church, 315 Pearl St.

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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Virtual Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

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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 or 843-393-2672

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.

 

Monday

The Darlington Conservation District meets at 7 a.m. on April 26 and every fourth Monday of the month at the District Office in Room 228 at 300 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-0483 or marie.chaplin@sc.usda.gov.

Darlington City Council will hold a series of work sessions at 6 p.m. Monday, April 26, Tuesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 29, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

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Mark Your Calendars

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S.C. Energy Office Offers ASHRAE Course, Commercial Building Energy Audits, from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28 and 29. Cost: $10. The seminar includes a summary of materials essential for performing ASHRAE Level 1, 2 and 3 audits, time-saving tips for every auditor, how to hire an auditor, what to ask for in a comprehensive audit report, and how to build a successful energy efficiency retrofit team. Register here.

Round Robin Pickleball Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Darlington Country Club. Entry fee: $10. Gold, silver, bronze medals awarded. Pizza will be served for lunch. Drinks will be available for purchase in the Pro Shop. Rain date: May 8.

The 2021 SC Auto Summit is going virtual May 11-13. The event draws draws executives of OEMs; tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers; leading research institutions; and other organizations in the automotive industry. 

Neptune Island Waterpark, 1109 Fourteenth St., Hartsville, will open to the public for the 2021 season on Sunday, May 16, following an exclusive 2020 & 2021 Season Pass Holder Day on Saturday, May 15. Neptune Island Waterpark will open for weekends only at the beginning of the season and will be open daily beginning June 12. Neptune Island's hours of operation for 2021 will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Clays for a Cause will be held Friday, June 18, at Moree's Sportsmans Preserve, 1217 Moree Road, Society Hill, to benefit the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault. Registration at 9 a.m. Shoot begins at 10 o'clock with lunch and awards at noon. Info: 843-669-4694 or 814-397-9959

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Take your vehicle for a spin around the track Too Tough To Tame on June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For just $20, you can take three laps around the unique egg-shaped oval. Track Laps proceeds will benefit Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. Dates are June 19, Benefiting the VFW Foundation; August 21, Benefiting Blessings in a Backpack; and November 20, Benefiting Toys for Tots. REGISTER HERE.

Darlington Raceway will host the third annual Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K presented by Brown's RV Superstore at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. There will also be a one-mile Kids Run as part of the event. Runners can register online at darlingtonraceway.com/memorial5k. Early bird registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Run through August 1. After that date, registration will be $30 for the 5K and $20 for the Kids Run. All race participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. The race will be run in partnership with Simply Timing to benefit the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation. For fans who may not be able to make it to Darlington, they will be able to participate with a virtual 5K run. Our partner at Simply Timing will offer a virtual course option, and participants will receive a medal for completion. To learn more about the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K presented by Brown's RV Superstore, visit darlingtonraceway.com/memorial5k.

The 2021 Leadership Hartsville class will be selling commemorative bricks and all proceeds will be donated to the Hartsville Center Theater. Proceeds will go toward some much-needed repairs of the beautiful theater. Two brick sizes will be available for purchase: 4x8 for $150 and 8x8 for $500. Info: (843) 332-5721

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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

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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.

DHEC Sponsored Testing at Darlington County Health Department,305 Russell St., Darlington. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with a break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Preregistration encouraged: 1-855-472-3432 or scdhec.gov/gettested.

The Covid-19 Vaccine hotline for the public to schedule vaccine appointments is 843-876-7227. The hotline is open every day from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. and intended only for those who cannot access online scheduling, having difficulties with online scheduling, or to help non-MyChart users cancel appointments.

Vaccine Locations in Darlington County:

  • CareSouth Carolina-Hartsville Suite A/B(Fourth Street): 843-332-3422 
  • Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center: 843-656-0101
  • CVS Pharmacy(Express Lane, Darlington): (800) 746-7287
  • Hartsville Medical Group, LLC: covidvaccine@cprmc.com; (843) 383-5191
  • Lamar Family Care: 843-395-8400; covid_lamar@genesisfqhc.org
  • Lamar Family Pharmacy: 843-326-5231
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center @ Darlington Raceway: (866) 365-8110
  • Pee Dee Health Care: 843-393-7452
  • Walgreens #10329(South Fifth Street, Hartsville): 843-332-4523
  • Walgreens #9737(South Governor Williams Highway, Darlington): 843-393-2679
  • Walmart Pharmacy #1135 (South Fourth Street, Hartsville): 843-332-4891

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.

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.

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.

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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 the week prior to your event. The DDRA office has moved to City Hall, 400 Pearl St. If you need us, call 843-992-1561 or email info@buildupdarlington.org. Thanks!

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