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05/24/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Central Baptist Church will hold a drawing for this Yeti cooler on Wednesday, May 26. the Youth are selling tickets for. If you haven't purchased yours yet, you still have a few days. The drawing is this Wednesday. Contact one of the Youth or call the church office at (843) 393-8581. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Proceeds go toward funding their Mission Serve trip in July.

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May 27: Jazz Night Starring After Dark at The Grand Old Post Office. Music, drinks, and a whole lotta fun! Admission is free for members and $20 for nonmembers and guests.

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. 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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Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Summer Basketball League Sign Up through May 27! Ages 7-17. Info: 843-398-4030

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Kids Summer Camp at BA Gary Gym from June 22 to July 22. Ages 6-12. Limited spots. Register by May 30. Cost: $50 weekly. First week fee due at time of registration. Info: 843-398-4030

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Adult Beginner Tennis Clinic: Starting Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at Bill Cain Tennis Center on Orange Street, the Tennis 101 six-week program for adult beginners aims to attract individuals who have never played tennis before. Cost: $40, includes raquet. Info: Dusty Braddock dusteegurl@me.com

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Neptune Island Waterpark, 1109 Fourteenth St., Hartsville, will open for weekends only and will be open daily beginning June 12. 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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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

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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

Darlington City Council will hold a budget work session at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating in the courtroom with preference given to staff, council, and members of the media. Watch the meeting live at https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCityMeetingsLIVE.

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Tuesday

Shannon's Salon and Boutique will be offering $5 haircuts for all veterans and local first responder veterans as in law enforcement, EMS, and firefighters starting May 25 through May 29 at the salon, 1033 Pearl St., Darlington. Must have proof. Thank you all for all you've done for this country.

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May is World Trade Month and the SBA has teamed up with partnering organizations to offer webinars all month to help small business owners gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. All webinars begin at 2 p.m.

  • May 25: Business Beyond Borders: Commemorating World Trade Month. Register here
  • May 27: Logistics of Growing Global eCommerce. Register here

Darlington City Council will meet to interview candidates for the city manager's position at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 27, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. These discussions will take place in executive session.

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Pee Dee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 holds meetings on May 25 and the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at Sara's Porch, 804 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. A variety of topics are explored by respected guest speakers, which have included National President Chuck Canterbury. Our Meet-and-Greet Social begins one-half hour prior to the meeting, at 7 p.m.

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

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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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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

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.

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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. 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.

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, May 27, at Taki's Diner, 609 Pearl St. Free for members and $5 for others. Members meet to network, make suggestions, and find out about upcoming events. **Masks and social distancing required**

 

May 27: Jazz Night Starring After Dark at The Grand Old Post Office. Music, drinks, and a whole lotta fun! Admission is free for members and $20 for nonmembers and guests.

The Darlington County Board of Fire Control meets at 7 p.m. on May 27 and on the fourth Thursday of every other month beginning with January at the County HQ, 137 N. Center Rd., Hartsville. Info: 843-339-9098 or rflowers@darcosc.net.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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The City and the American Legion Post 13 invites all to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Darlington Veterans Memorial at the corner of North Main Street and Orange Street downtown. Grady Weaver will be the guest speaker. Bring your lawn chair. A special announcement will follow the ceremony.

City of Darlington offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1.

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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.

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Summer Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on June 1 at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Sign-up is required. Registration will open one week in advance of every story time. This program is designed for pre-school children, but all are welcome. To register, please call 843-332-5115 or visit the front desk.

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St. Matthew's Church Women's Ministry will meet after the 8 a.m. service on Sunday, June 6. Info: 843-393-4112

Darlington City Council's regular monthly meeting for June has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St.

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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Please join the 12th Annual Omar River Rats River Run on Saturday, June 12, at the Cashua Ferry Landing in Darlington from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with stops at the Hwy 34 Landing,  Doe Bar, I-95, Black Creek, and Hwy 301 Landing. Registration to be held at Hwy 34 Landing and Hwy 301 Landing beginning at 8:30 a.m. Email OmarRiverRats@gmail.com for questions and sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals alike.

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The City of Hartsville is excited to announce that the 2021 Screen on the Green movie series is BACK! Grab a blanket or a chair and meet us at Burry Park for the summer movie series. Movie starts at dusk. Free. Children and leashed pets are welcome. This event is held in an open-air park with plenty of room for social distancing.

  • June 12th: The Lion King (2019) sponsored by Duke Energy
  • August 12th: National Night Out, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse sponsored by LOL Steam Center
  • September 11th: Aladdin (2019), sponsored by Sonoco
  • October 23rd: Hocus Pocus sponsored by SPC Credit Union

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Dominion Church will celebrate all 2021 graduates during a special service at 10:30 a.m. June 13 at the church, 1030 Pearl St. Any 5k, 12th grade and college graduates who would like to participate, please contact Pastor Jami before Sunday, June 6. Please plan to stay afterwards, for a cook out style lunch

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Join Lake Swamp Baptist Church June 13-17 at 6 p.m. each night for Vacation Bible School, Preschool thru Adult, at the church, 6558 Oates Highway.

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 Cruisers will hold their Annual Fathers Day Weekend Classic Car Show on Saturday, June 19, at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Info: (843) 858-0902

Join the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee and Club MX at the first Swamp Thangz Mud Run at 8 a.m. June 19 at Club MX, 857 Croft Jones Road, Chesterfield, as teams race for the best finish time over obstacles and through mud pits. Music, food, kids activities, and wares will be available. It's sure to be a dirty good time!

St. Matthew's Church will hold Confirmation Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, at the church, 210 S. Main St. Potluck Picnic and Bishop's Reception in the backyard follows the service weather permitting. Info: 843-393-4112

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Freedom Fest 2021 will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. June 26 on the Public Square in Downtown Darlington! Carnival rides, food vendors, retail vendors, music and fireworks! Info: 843-393-2641. VENDOR APPLICATION

Lake Swamp Baptist Church holds a fun exciting day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 through July 1 for children who have finished grades 2-5 at the church, 6558 Oates Highway. Each day will take us on an adventure off-campus in the morning and an engaging discovery in God's Word in the afternoon. Cost is $100 +$25 registration fee.

St. Matthew's Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-13 at the church, 210 S. Main St. Info: 843-393-4112

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Darlington Raceway will hold a Classic Car Show Saturday, August 21. Participants in the Classic Car Show will receive Dash Plaque, Awards & Prizes, Track Laps on the famous Darlington Raceway, 1 ticket to the Sport Clips VFW Haircut 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 4, and the 50 first entries will get to drive their car onto Victory Lane for a photo. Cost: $30 through June 30, $40 after. Info: Emily Webster at 843-395-8805 or email ewebster@darlingtonraceway.com.

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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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Third Annual Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County Heroes For Health Golf Tournament will take place Thursday, September 23 at Darlington Country Club.

 

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

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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.

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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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 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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