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08/16/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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.

DDRA ALIVE 2021 SATURDAYS

Thanks to the generous contributions of the City of Darlington, the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association kicked off its Bringing Downtown Alive! free Concert Series on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our community! The concerts will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays on the Public Square with a different theme each month.

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  • September 4 - Race Week (Level 10 Band & Show will perform)
  • October 2 - 80s-Themed Party (Bout Time Band will perform)

Funds raised by these events will go toward downtown revitalization efforts. Vendor Application. Sponsor information. Info: info@buildupdarlington.org or 843-992-1561

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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

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 Aug. 16 and on the third Monday of the month.

City of Darlington Tree Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 16, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

Darlington County Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 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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Darlington's own Sarah Hardee, owner of Boards & Bakes, will be teaching a charcuterie class at The Grand Old Post Office at 6:30 p.m. August 16. Come join us for a fun time and learn the art of building a cheese board! GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE IT SELLS OUT! Tickets are $50. Please call us at 843-944-0157 if you need assistance purchasing tickets.

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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

 

Tuesday

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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Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce invites businesses to its first Member Connect, an ice cream social from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Edward Jones, 66 Public Square, Darlington. RSVP: information@darlingtonchamber.com

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The Darlington County Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 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.

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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.

Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Darlington Country Club will hold 9-hole scramble. $10 per player goes into the pot for prize money. 843-393-0236

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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.

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

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Wednesday

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South Carolina Wind Energy Workshop. 11 a.m. August 18. Join the Energy Office and other wind stakeholders throughout South Carolina for a virtual workshop about the latest wind energy developments nationally and regionally, as well as economic development and supply chain opportunities associated with wind energy. Panelists will also share information on past wind activities and projects in the state. Virtual. Register here.

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Keep America Beautiful presents "How Litter-Free Initiatives Build Community Understanding & Shared Values" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. Register here.

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Darlington Library presents Canvas Paint Class with Mrs. Drew and friends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Register by calling the library or messaging us on Facebook. Info: 843-398-4940

Book Club will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18 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 Aug. 18 and on the third Wednesday of the month at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square.

The Darlington County Library Board of Trustees meets at 5 p.m. on Aug. 18 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 Board meets at 5 p.m. on Aug. 18 and the third Wednesday of the month with no meeting in November and December. Remaining dates for 2021 are September 15, and October 20. Info: 843-398-4000 x 103 or rock@cityofdarlington.com 

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

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

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

The Darlington County Airport Commission meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 and on the third Thursday of every month at the Darlington County Jetport, 313 G. Graham Segars Parkway, Darlington. Info: 843-307-7710, 843-393-9928, or bkennett@darcosc.net.

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Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. August 19 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: Travelling the World with Charlie Bethea

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.

BINGO will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 and the third Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

DCC Dinner Club for Members. Join Darlington Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 19 and on the third Thursday of each month for a night of elegant dining and good company at the club, 125 Country Club Road. Reservations are required. (843) 393-0236

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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: 843-992-2981

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Friday

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Darlington Country Club presents This is How We Roll, a sushi rolling and sake tasting with a personal chef, at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for others plus $10 for sake tasting.

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The Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton St., will hold its Friday night live music and open mike sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free admission! (843) 944-0315

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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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Enjoy Karaoke Night at Chianti's Wings & Things, 124 Cashua St., Darlington, beginning at 7 p.m. every Friday night. Come through and kick back, relax and enjoy yourself.

 

Saturday

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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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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.

Take your vehicle for a spin around the track Too Tough To Tame on August 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Benefiting Blessings in a Backpack. 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. The last date for 2021 will be November 20, Benefiting Toys for Tots. REGISTER HERE.

The Red Fez Shrine Club Annual Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 21, at Lake Robinson CPL Landing at Cloverdale Road, Hartsville. Register at the boat ramp at 6 a.m. with a 7 a.m. blastoff. Cost: $55 per two-man team. $5 of entry fee goes toward big fish winner. Pay out a percent to the top three places based on 20 boats. Info: Eddie Kirkley 843-680-0377 or Charles Howard 843-307-4345

 

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, 311 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: 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.

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Monday

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

The Darlington Conservation District meets at 7 a.m. on Aug. 23 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 County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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Mark Your Calendars

DDRA Members Breakfast: 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 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.

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Get ready for an elevated tasting experience at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St., Darlington. In this Wine 101 course, you will learn about the "Big 6" of wine with Director of the Wine and Beverage Institute of the University of South Carolina, Sandy Strick. No prior wine knowledge needed - come join us for a good time! Tickets: $40. Must be 21+ to attend. Members receive discounted ticket price. Info: 843-944-0157 or at thegrandoldpostoffice.com

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The Grand Weekend, a grand time for grandparents and their grandkids, ages 6-11, will be held Aug. 27-28 at St. Matthew's Church in Darlington. An amazing weekend filled with music, puppets, and TED talks. Experience practical ways to connect with your loved ones as together you build close relationships with each other and the Lord. Register at www.saintmatthews.us.

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SC manufacturers that have a DOD supply chain are invited to the S.C. Cybersecurity Summit to learn how to bolster cybersecurity resiliency from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 1 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia. SC Manufacturers with the DOD Supply Chain - learn how to bolster cybersecurity resiliency within your company.  Information about the SC Cybersecurity Assistance Program Grant will be shared and you will be able to engage with state resources from SLED, SCMEP, IT Cybersecurity providers, CyberSec, as well as an SC Infrastructure panel of experts. Free. 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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SCACED Landowner Resources Workshop series continues at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 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: Sept. 28. For questions, please reach out to Ken Harvin ken@scaced.org or 843-579-9855 ext. 3.

City and County Offices, the Landfill, & Solid Waste Collection Centers will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day.

The City of Darlington Beautification Board will hold its fall Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 11, in conjunction with the National Day of Service & Remembrance. This project is a joint effort among the Beautification Board, the City of Darlington, and the Darlington Garden Club, and we would like you to be a part of this community-wide effort to unify our town and make it a better place to live. Refreshments and restrooms available at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square, from 9 a.m. to noon, and this location will serve as home base for tools and job lists. We will also provide Darlington Proud t-shirts to the first 100 volunteers! The project is branching out to other areas of town beyond the Square. We will be doing work at the Darlington Library; at Bill Cain Tennis Complex; at Liberty Lane; at the Public Walkway; at Wells Park; at the Washington Street City entrance; and at the South Main Street City entrance. If there are other projects you would like to tackle to help improve Darlington, please let us know and we'll add it to the list for that Saturday morning. Tell us what tools or supplies may be needed to accomplish these tasks, so volunteers can bring the appropriate equipment or purchase these items. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com or 843-992-1561

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.

  • September 11th: Aladdin (2019), sponsored by Sonoco
  • October 23rd: Hocus Pocus sponsored by SPC Credit Union

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit for September 13-15. This year's events will spotlight the resilience of America's entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The virtual summit will honor the nation's 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.   

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Come join the Grand Old Post Office for our first annual Small Business Expo and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 201 Pearl St., Darlington. Retailers, crafts, samples, raffle, prizes, food truck and more. If you are a vender looking for space, please call for details or email for an application to join this event. Spaces will fill up fast. info@thegrandoldpostoffice.com or 843-944-0157

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Evening Under the Oaks: Friday, Sept. 24, at Oak Manor Inn, enjoy a beautiful evening featuring food, spirits, and a live band to benefit the Darlington County Humane Society Capital Campaign for a new indoor shelter. General admission, from 7 to 10 p.m., $50 each. Limited VIP Experience, from 6 to 10 p.m., $100 each.

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

The 2021 Association of South Carolina Energy Managers (ASCEM) Fall Conference will be held October 6, at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. Registration information and a draft agenda will be available soon on the ASCEM conference page of the Energy Office website.

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On October 9 at 9 a.m., the 3rd annual Panting for Paws 5K will take place beginning and ending at the Fitness World Gym on Pearl Street. There is also a virtual 5K if you cannot make it. This race benefits the Darlington County Human Society and their efforts to build a new shelter with indoor facilities for the homeless dog and cat populations in Darlington County. Register here.

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Freedom Baptist Church will hold a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the church, 1416 Lamar Highway, Darlington. Bouncy house for the children, volleyball, corn hole, crafts, lunch, drinks, and other activities. Info: 843-393-8047 or freedomdarlington@outlook.com

Freedom Baptist Church will hold a Movie Night from 6 to 8 p.m. October 21 in the church fellowship hall, 1416 Lamar Highway, Darlington. Snacks provided. Children, wear your favorite pajamas and bring a pillow or blanket to enjoy the movie. After the movie, there will be a Bible story. Info: 843-393-8047 or freedomdarlington@outlook.com

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Freedom Baptist Church will hold a Bring a Friend Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the church fellowship hall, 1416 Lamar Highway, Darlington. Children will have a Bible story and a Christmas craft. Adults will have a class on budgeting with a breakout session on working on their independent budgets, followed by a Q&A sessions. Info: 843-393-8047 or freedomdarlington@outlook.com

 

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

 

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 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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