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09/06/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com or 843-992-1561

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A new, first-ever report of its kind released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows 15.2 million, nearly 1 in 6 (16.5%), adults age 55 and older are childless, and the levels of childlessness among older adults are expected to increase. Read more here.

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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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.

  • October 2 - 80s-Themed Party (Bout Time Band will perform)
  • November 6

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

 

Today

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott will hold a Back-to-School Parents Town Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, on Facebook Live. Please submit your questions for Senator Scott to answer live on Facebook. Register here.

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9 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

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.

Test-N-Tune / N/T Grudge held every Wednesday night at Darlington Dragway, 2056 E. Bobo Newsome Hwy., Hartsville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Testing starts at 6 p.m. Spectator admission: $15. Testing Fee: $10. Info: 843-383-0008

 

Thursday

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Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 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. Sept. 9 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

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.

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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

The Lamar Beautification Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 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

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

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

Fitness World Gyms will hold a Sept. 11, 2001, Remembrance Run of 9.11 miles beginning at 8 a.m. at the Darlington gym on Pearl Street.

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. 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. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com or 843-992-1561

Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held Sept. 11 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.

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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Sunday

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Gospel in the Park Series aims to Bring Unity Into Our Community through a series of outdoor events on Sept. 12 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

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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, 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 an In-Person Service and 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

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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.   

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

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

Darlington County Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 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

City of Darlington Historic Landmarks Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, and November 1 at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

 

Mark Your Calendars

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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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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

South Carolina Department of Commerce Supporting SC Businesses - 2021 Workforce & Retention Series featuring SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department one-hour webinar will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Free. Register here.

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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.

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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. Sponsor Info.

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Trinity United Methodist Church will hold Revival Services at 6 p.m. nightly Sunday, September  26, through Wednesday, September 29, at the church, 126 Pearl St., Darlington. Speaker: Rev. Tim Rogers. Communion and singing every night. Come commune with Jesus. Nursery available.

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80s Block Party: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at the Public Square!

The Witch's Run 5K is a family friendly 5K that is sure to be a ghoulishly good time! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume or attire and join us in beautiful Downtown Hartsville! Mark your calendars and get those costumes ready - SPC's Witch's Run returns to Downtown Hartsville on Saturday, October 2, at YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee, 111 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. Cares2Share, the community outreach of SPC Credit Union presents this Halloween-themed 5K. Prizes will be awarded to winners in various categories including best costume. Racers who sign up by Sept. 17 are guaranteed a Witch's Run T-shirt. Packet Pick-Up will be Friday, October 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. at SPC Credit Union, 204 N. Fifth St., Hartsville, behind the Center Theater. Visit thewitchesrun5k.itsyourrace.com to sign up.

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Fifty Shades Live, a two-hour long show that combines a perfect blend of music, high energy dance moves and theatrics, providing a spell bounding performance inspired by the movie Magic Mike at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Carolina Nightlife & Grill. Tickets: $30.

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

The FDTC Educational Foundation presents The Magic of Motown - an evening of food, drink, dancing and Motown hits performed by Painted Man at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology. Proceeds benefit the FDTC Educational Foundation and its mission.

Wild and Mild Taste of High Hill Baptist Church will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, at the church, 1880 Timmonsville Hwy. Darlington. Live entertainment, live auction, silent auction, country store, and lots of Vendors cooking their favorites. Tickets are $10 per person. Children age 10 and younger are free. Info: Pastor Randy James 843-617-5331

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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. You can register here.

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The Pilot Club of Darlington presents Darlington County's longest running festival, the 38th Annual S.C. Sweet Potato Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Public Square in Darlington. Rules and Vendor Information.

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2nd Chance Ministries will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Temple Free Will Baptist Church, 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy, Darlington.

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House of Refuge Outreach Ministry along with the Mayors of Darlington and Hartsville, The Naomi Project, Pee Dee Coalition, Lydia's Nest, and others will be on the courthouse grounds to discuss the statistics and services in the Pee Dee to help Stop Domestic Violence at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

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

The 2021 Pee Dee Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 23, at FMU Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Dargan St., Florence. Check-In: 9 a.m. Start Time: 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.

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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

I Dreamed a Dream: A Night of Broadway with the Trent Hill Center will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Center Theater , 212 N. Fifth St., Hartsville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the development of Trent Hill Center's newest community program, Supervised Independent Living (SIL). SIL will serve youth in foster care ages 18-21 and is designed to teach life skills necessary for independence and self-sufficiency.

The Pee Dee Antique Bottle Club will hold its Second Annual Show on Saturday, Nov. 13. Free admission. Info: clarence@criswell.net or 843-326-5061

 

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.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number (844) 684-6333, TTY (800) 462-7585. Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

 

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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Established in 1956, family owned, Thad Weinberg's Sausage makes our sausage using our family recipe. We sell pork products as well as process wild game at 1014 Pearl St. In Darlington. (843) 393-2544

 

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