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06/07/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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

PolyQuest to Expand Flagship Distribution and Recycling Center in Darlington. A leading distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET PolyQuest, Inc. Wilmington, N.C., has announced further significant expansion plans for its facility in Darlington, South Carolina, which has served as the company's flagship distribution and recycling location since 2004. Completion is expected by February 2022.

DAILY PRAYER GATHERING: All are welcome to join fellow believers daily at 7 a.m. as we pray for the upcoming revival at Dominion Church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington.

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Rubicon will offer Ten Soft Skills You Need Training to help residents of Darlington County develop a core set of soft skills that will help them land any job interview. Participants will learn problem solving skills, time management tips, how to network, and much more. This training is FREE and open to anyone who may be interested. Info: 843-332-4156

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Summer Reading & Learning Program runs June 23 through August 3 at all four county libraries. Call 843-398-4940 or register at www.darlington-lib.org.

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

Darlington City Council will hold a Special Meeting and Public Hearing regarding the FY2021-2022 budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 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 here. You can find the agenda posted online by noon Wednesday prior to the meeting HERE. Submit comments to council by noon Wednesday prior to this meeting to be read aloud during the meeting to rock@cityofdarlington.com or by mail anytime to City of Darlington Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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Darlington County Library System MATH CAMP will be held in two separate one-hour sessions, one at 10 a.m. and the other at noon, July 6-9. All ages, preschool through high school. Need not be a Darlington resident to participate. Please call to register, so there will be enough materials ready for everyone participating. Free. Info: (843) 398-4940

 

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Story Time will be live at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Info: 843-398-4940

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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

Darlington County Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7, and on the first Monday of the month at Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. Due to COVID-19, in-person access is restricted. Watch meetings online HERE. Info: 843-944-8270 or jbishop@darcosc.net

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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

Hartsville High School Senior Awards Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at First Baptist Church Hartsville, 104 E Home Ave.

 

Tuesday

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Log in at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, to learn more about making a difference in the lives of children and families in your community! Attendance to the informational session will help to answer questions related to employment with SCYAP, the type of work/interventions to be provided, and guidance on the application process. Click here to register. Find on Facebook HERE.

Darlington City Council: 6:30 p.m. on June 8 and on the first Tuesday of the month except where noted (*). Remaining dates for 2021 are July 13*, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 9*, and December 7. 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 HERE. You can find the agenda posted online by noon Monday prior to the meeting HERE. Submit comments to council by noon Monday prior to the meeting to be read aloud during the meeting to rock@cityofdarlington.com or by mail anytime to City of Darlington Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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

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Each Tuesday starting June 8 at 5:30 p.m., Darlington Country Club will hold 9-hole scramble. $10 per player goes into the pot for prize money.

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 June 9 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

 

Join the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting at the new expansion facility of Pee Dee Treasures located at 117 E. Broad St., Darlington, at noon Wednesday, June 9. 

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.

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Thursday

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On Thursdays, Darlington Country Club will hold an individual points game (points based off your USGA handicap). Tee off anytime during the day and add $20 to the pot. Blind draw at 6:30 p.m., need not be present to win. Everyone participating must play with someone else that is in the game. 

What the Fork: Garden Party and Fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Bring your favorite garden party treat and your wallet. Items will be for sale. All funds go to help maintain the Children's Garden. Info: 843-398-4940

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 10 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. June 10 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.

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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

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Friday

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Graduation Day in Darlington County: 9 a.m. Friday, June 11, Darlington High School, Hartsville High School, and Lamar High School. 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 11, Mayo High School

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

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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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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 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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Neptune Island Waterpark, 1109 Fourteenth St., Hartsville, will 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.

Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held June 12 and every second 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.

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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

 

Sunday

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.

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Gospel in the Park Series aims to Bring Unity Into Our Community through a series of outdoor events on June 13 and on the second Sunday of the month through September and then on the first Sunday of October, at Pride Park, 630 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Free. your lawns chairs and an open heart, God is still on the Throne! Live Gospel Entertainment from Groups from around the State. Devotional Service, Give-aways. Health Awareness. (843) 409-5241 or gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

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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

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on June 14 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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Mark Your Calendars

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The 2021 Falcons Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 16, at Darlington Country Club. Teams of three will enjoy a morning round of golf and a meal for $150 per team. Click the registration form link to secure your team's spot. Individuals, Organizations, and Businesses in the community are invited to sponsor the tournament. More information is at the link below.

Darlington Library Adult Programming presents Do you have what it takes to hunt a killer? Episode 1 of Hunt a Killer will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4940

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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.

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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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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Darlington Country Club will hold a Junior Summer Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-24 for ages 6-12. Sign up today before all the spots are taken. Cost: $250 for members and $350 for others. Info: 843-393-0236 or proshop@darlingtoncountryclub.com.

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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

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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.

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SCACED Landowner Resources Workshop series continues at 5:30 p.m. July 6 and provides landowners and producers the opportunity to learn about USDA-NRCS funding programs, methods to increase profitability, how start an agricultural business, Agri-heritage tourism, and conservation planning. USDA staff will be on-hand to help guide landowners through and answer questions about the EQIP application process. All Landowner Workshops will be held virtually in 2021. Limited capacity. Each participant that attends a workshop will receive a $10 Subway gift card. Learn more here. All landowners in South Carolina are welcome to attend. Other dates: July 27, Sept. 7, and Sept. 28. For questions, please reach out to Ken Harvin ken@scaced.org or 843-579-9855 ext. 3.

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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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Maddie's Stop & Shop Pop Up Summer Extravaganza will be held from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Elks Lodge, 836 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington. Free snacks, beverages, and great vibes. First ten vendors $65. After July 1, vendor fee is $80. Info: Suniko Hickman 843-250-1198

Starting July 12, the Hartsville Library will have the Drawing Animals Club at 2 p.m. every Monday at 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Call or visit the Hartsville Memorial Library to sign-up today! 843-332-5115

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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.

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

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.

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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.

 

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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