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05/10/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Darlington Kiwanis Club Centennial Celebration: The Darlington Kiwanis Club, one of the oldest in the Pee Dee, will celebrate 100 years of service to the community during the club's meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker will be Chief Judge James E. Lockemy, Chief Judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He is an active Kiwanian having served as the local president and lieutenant governor. Chief Judge Lockemy is completing his third year as an Adjunct Professor in Legal History at the University of South Carolina Law School. In 2012, Judge Lockemy received his Master's Degree in History from The Citadel and currently is working to complete his PH. D. in History from the University of South Carolina. Judge Lockemy has two sons, Jamie and Will, and eleven grandchildren.

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

 

Today

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

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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

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Tuesday

Employment Essentials for Small Business: Virtual training opportunity at 6:30 p.m. May 11. Presenter Jim Gilliam of Burr & Forman Attorneys of Greenville. Tickets: $15. Presented by the FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development. Register here. Info: 843-661-4606

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Pizza & Pen Pals, Sending Hope & Love to the Elderly will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11 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

Keep Darlington County Beautiful Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on May 11 and on the second Tuesday of the month at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., or County Fire HQ, 137 N. Center Rd., Hartsville. Info: Gary White gwhite@darcosc.net

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. 

The Williamson Park Committee meets at 6 p.m. on May 11 and on the second Tuesday of the month via Zoom. Coordinated through Recreation Department, 843-398-4030.

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

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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.

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on May 12 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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 the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 214 N. Fifth St. 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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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.

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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

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 13 and the second Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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

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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.

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

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Friday

The Lamar Beautification Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 14 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

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

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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.

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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Sunday

Presbyterian_church_headerDarlington 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

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 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 May 17 and on the third Monday of the month.

City of Darlington Tree Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, and September 27, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

 

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SCWorks Bringing Employers & Job Seekers Together: Virtual training opportunity at 10 a.m. May 18. Presenter Dianne Herrington, SCWorks PeeDee. Free. Presented by the FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development. Register: www.fmarion.edu/kelleyCenter/Upcoming-Events. Info: 843-661-4606

Generating Effective Attitudes to Reach Success: Virtual training opportunity at 6 p.m. May 18. Presenter: Carla Angus of Unlimited Transformations of Lake City. Free. Presented by the FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development. Register: www.fmarion.edu/kelleyCenter/Upcoming-Events. Info: 843-661-4606

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It's a Small World Summer Program, hosted by A Perfect Start Child Care, will be held June 21 to August 6 at 103 Saleeby Loop Road, Darlington. Register during May to waive registration fees for children in grades K-6. Pay weekly or pay up front to save $150.

Essential Steps of Business Planning: Virtual training opportunity at 10 a.m. May 26. Presenter: Brianna Dennis of Francis Marion University. Tickets: $15. Presented by the FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development. Register: www.fmarion.edu/kelleyCenter/Upcoming-Events. Info: 843-661-4606

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Darlington County Library System MATH CAMP will be held July 6-9. Registration begins in June. Cost: 2 sessions/$15 per session. (843) 398-4940

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The Junior League of Florence will hold its 7th Annual Touch A Truck event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Darlington Raceway, rain or shine.

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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.

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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.

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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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Darlington City Hall has reopened to the public at a limited capacity. Hours of operation remain 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Individuals may only enter through the front door of City Hall, 400 Pearl St.
  • Individuals must wear a mask.
  • Individuals must maintain social distancing of six (6) feet from others.
  • A maximum of three (3) people will be allowed in the reception area at any one time. Others must wait outside.
  • Restrooms will not be open to the public.

Individuals are still encouraged to do as much business by telephone and email as possible. City staff will be available, and essential services will not be interrupted. Below are the numbers to call for specific questions. 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

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