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09/20/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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DDRA ALIVE 2021 SATURDAYS ON SQUARE

Saturdays on the Square: 80s Block Party will have Bout Time Band perform live for the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at the Public Square. Car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Vendor Application. Sponsor Information. Thanks to City of Darlington for funding this project! Costume contest sponsored by Sassy Girl Vintique! Final concert Saturday, Nov. 6. Funds raised by these events will go toward downtown revitalization efforts. Vendor Application. Sponsor information. Info: info@buildupdarlington.org or 843-992-1561

2021 TASTE OF DARLINGTON 2021

The 2021 Taste of Darlington will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 14, in the garage area at Darlington Raceway as a fundraiser for the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA). Call DDRA Executive Director Lisa Rock at 843-992-1561 for more information, to sponsor the event, or to sign up for a table. You also may email info@buildupdarlington.org for an application or visit www.BuildUpDarlington.org/taste for more details.

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The U.S. Census Bureau announced that median household income in 2020 decreased 2.9% between 2019 and 2020, and the official poverty rate increased 1.0 percentage point. Meanwhile, the percentage of people with health insurance coverage for all or part of 2020 was 91.4%. An estimated 8.6% of people, or 28.0 million, did not have health insurance at any point during 2020, according to the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) rate in 2020, also released today, was 9.1%. This was 2.6 percentage points lower than the 2019 SPM rate. The SPM estimates reflect post-tax income that include stimulus payments. The SPM provides an alternative way of measuring poverty in the United States and serves as an additional indicator of economic well-being.

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Today

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 Sept. 21 and on the third Monday of the month.

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

 

Tuesday

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

City of Darlington Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21. Other dates for 2021 is November 16. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

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

The Darlington County Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 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.

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

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

 

Wednesday

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.

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 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

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Carolina Nightlife & Grill will hold a Cornhole Tournament every Wednesday at 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play. Register at 6 p.m. with play starting at 6:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Tournament is blind/random partner draw, double elimination format. Cost is $10 per person for the Advanced Bracket and $5 per person for the Tailgate Bracket. If you can average 2 in the hole every time, we recommend the advanced bracket. Cash prizes for winning teams.

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

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

The Darlington County Board of Fire Control meets at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 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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Third Annual Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County Heroes For Health Golf Tournament will take place Thursday, September 23 at Darlington Country Club.

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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.

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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: 843-992-2981

 

Friday

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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.

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

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

The St. John's High School Alumni Association will hold its Annual Reunion Parade and Tailgate Saturday, Sept. 25. 

 

Sunday

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.

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.

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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 an In-Person 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

Mechanicsville Baptist Church will hold indoor church services and Facebook live service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. 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 Sept. 27 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.

Hartsville Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, and on the last Monday of each month at City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville.

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds a monthly work session at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 and on the fourth Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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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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Saturdays on the Square: 80s Block Party will have Bout Time Band perform live for the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at the Public Square. Car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Vendor Application. Sponsor Information. Thanks to City of Darlington for funding this project! Costume contest sponsored by Sassy Girl Vintique! Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

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The Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina will hold its monthly concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and on the first Saturday of every month at The Grand Old Post Office 201 Pearl St., Darlington. The doors open at 4 p.m.  Featured bands begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for members, $5 for students, free for children, and $10 for all others. Come on out for jamming and socializing.

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.

Gospel in the Park Series aims to Bring Unity Into Our Community through a series of outdoor events on Oct. 3 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, Giveaways. Health Awareness. (843) 409-5241 or gospelinthepark@yahoo.com

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.

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The Pee Dee Cup Championship will be held October 7-10 at Moree's Sportsman Preserve in Society Hill. Live music, games, and more. Info: 803-374-1111

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.

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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.

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WoundTight, comprised of Dr. Scott Jackson and Darlington native Dr. Andy Cohen, will perform October 17 at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. Scott and Andy blend intricate finger style guitar with tight, beautiful vocal harmonies in their personal arrangements of popular songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and to date.

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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Women's Health Fair Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 23, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl Street, Darlington. Free event features a panel discussion with healthcare professionals and cancer survivors; lunch catered by South of Pearl; blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings, and COVID-19 vaccines available; door prizes; and giveaways. Sponsored by the Darlington County Sheriff's Office and Darlington Police Department and co-sponsored by Care South, Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County, Genesis Community Foundation, and Genesis HealthCare. Pre-registration REQUIRED. Contact Joyce Coe-Everett at 843-398-4501 or jeverette@darlingtonsheriff.or; Captain Kimberly Nelson at 843-992-9160; or Brianna Zimmerman at 843-398-4501 or 843-861-5171. Please wear PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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The City of Hartsville will conclude its 2021 Screen on the Green movie series October 23 Hocus Pocus sponsored by SPC Credit Union. 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.

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The Second Annual Chafee Jones Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road. Registration at 10:30 a.m. with shotgun start at noon. Awards to follow. Box lunch included. Cost: $100 per player, $400 per team. Info: 843-616-0414

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. 

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CITY SERVICES

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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