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10/11/2021

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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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Black Creek Arts conjures The Art of Darkness, a juried exhibition, through Nov. 12 at the Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Exhibit is FREE, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Darlington Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 126 Pearl St., eat-in, drive-thru, or take-out available. Tickets are $7 each. Need tickets? Call 843-992-1561.

 

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Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Served with salad, bread, and tea for $9.95. Info: 843-944-0626

Pickle Ball at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington, will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly at 8 p.m. Monday nights at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington. Use the Orange Street entrance. Info: 843-395-6897

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

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Tuesday

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.

Keep Darlington County Beautiful Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 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.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of Teresa Rogers Moore will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Post 13, 1757 Harry Byrd Hwy. Teresa lived on Blood Transfusions for two years prior to her Bone Marrow Transplant. Give the gift of life!

Pizza & Pen Pals, Sending Hope & Love to the Elderly will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 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

The Williamson Park Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at City Hall.

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

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Wednesday

St. Matthew's Church will hold a Virtual Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays and an evening service at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the church, 210 S. Main St.

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

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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

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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.

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.

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 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. Oct. 14 and the second Thursday of the month at 1752 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington. All veterans are welcome.

Enjoy classic Shrimp-N-Grits (or pork chip and grits) at Joe's Grill on Thursday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington.

Al-Anon, a fellowship of adult relatives and friends of alcoholics for mutual support, will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hartsville AA Hut, 310 S. McFarland St. Info: https://al-anon.org or 843-992-2981

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Friday

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.

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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.

 

Sunday

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.

Prayer on the Square will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and on the third Sunday of each month. Come together for fellowship and spiritual uplifting. Open to all.

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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. Info: 843-

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 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.

 

Monday

St. Matthew's Church will hold Virtual Women's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Monday live from the Purple Fish. Contact Janet Stoda via Janet@saintmatthews.us for study materials.

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

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 Oct. 18 and on the third Monday of the month.

  

Mark Your Calendars

S.C. Legal Services will hold a free Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Pre-register by calling 843-413-6500. Limited seating.

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The Darlington County Historical Commission & Museum presents Shadows of the Past at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 23, Oct. 24, and Oct. 27. Space is limited. Cost: $20. All tours begin at the commission, 204 Hewitt St. The tour is not suitable for children younger than 12. Participants must be able to walk up and down stairs in low light conditions. The tour will cover ½ mile. Tours are first come, first serve, and limited to 20 participants. Due to COVID, all participants are asked to wear a mask. Info: 843-398-4710

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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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.

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 Williamson Park Committee invites you to Pig Pickin' in the Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Williamson Park. Tickets are $25 and include food, drinks, live music, and fun in Darlington's hidden gem. Purchase in advance at Ervin Law Firm or at the gate. Shuttle from Pee Dee Healthcare, 201 Cashua St., parking lot available.

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Black Glass returns at 10 p.m. Oct. 23 to the stage at Carolina Nightlife & Grill, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy. 843-395-3100

Join the City of Hartsville for Treats on the Green on Saturday, Oct. 23, for free trick-or-treating in Burry Park! The Hocus Pocus Costume Contest will be held in Burry Park during the event at 6:30 p.m. This costume contest is for children ages 0-12 and there will also be a category for pets! If you are a business or organization that would like to participate in Treats on the Streets, please submit our Business Entry Form>> https://mainstreethartsville.org/.../treats-on-the.../ SPC Credit Union will be sponsoring a showing of Hocus Pocus beginning at 7 p.m. in Burry Park, so plan to stick around for a night full of fun.

The Pee Dee State Farmers Market Harvest Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence. Visitors can expect complimentary children's pumpkin painting; free rides in the Little Red Fire Truck from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; cornhole, volleyball, and other children's games; fall treats for sale for a $1; caramel, apple cider, and popcorn; and the biggest and best pumpkin selection anywhere in the Pee Dee. Free.

Dominion Church will hold its Second Annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the church, 1030 Pearl St., Darlington. Come out for a night of fun, food, and games!! We will have inflatables for the little ones, carnival style games, and food. Free.

Hartsville Church of God invites families to its 2021 Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the church, 704 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville. Free. During trunk or treat events adults from the church decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy, and come sit in the parking lot for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car. This year on top of trunk or treat there will be food vendors, bouncy houses, and music! Bring the whole family!

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Teen Book Boxes Program begins Oct. 29-Nov. 3 at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. This FREE subscription service will provide a box that includes one library book picked out just for your teen, lots of fun surprises, goodies, and a book review card all in one box. Just return the book, the review card, and the box by the next month. Everything else is yours to keep. Register at the front desk. For ages 13-18. Info: 843-332-5115

Mechanicsville Baptist Church Fall Mission Fair & BBQ Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 29 at the church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington. Plates will be $8 each and will include BBQ, Rice (Red Gravy OR Liver Hash), Sweet Potatoes, Slaw, Pickles and Cake. We will also be selling BBQ by the pound. Along with BBQ plates. Craft and woodwork sale, general store, fall declarations, homemade baked goods and jams/jellies and much more. ALL proceeds support the many missions and ministries here at MBC. Acts 1:8!

Hallowingz Trunk or Treat will begin at noon Saturday, Oct. 30, at Spiros Wingz & Ale, 500 S. Fifth St., Hartsville. Enjoy trunk or treat, kid tattoos, bounce house, and costume contest. Info: 843-309-9895

Kelleytown Baptist Church Festival/Trunk or Treat will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 2609 Kelleytown Road, Hartsville. Hayrides, inflatables, Koana Ice, food, give-a-ways, and more.

Cedar Creek Baptist Church will hold Trunk or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville. Info: 843-498-6637

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The Darlington Fire Department will hold its Annual Taste of Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at First Baptist Church, 216 S. Main St. Tickets are $10 each, and children younger than 6 eat free. Proceeds go to the fire department's toy fund for Christmas. Info: 843-229-5788 or 843-398-4013

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

The Sixth Annual Keith DaBreu Memorial Battle of the Bands will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Darlington High School, 525 Spring St., Darlington. The tentative line up is Lamar High School, Wilson High School, Dillon High School, Mullins High School, Benedict College, South Carolina State University, Allen University, and the Darlington Marching Falcons. Special Guest: Level 10 Live Band and Show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.  

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Saturdays on the Square: The Saxxy Keyz will perform live for the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 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! Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

American Legion Post 13 will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 downtown.

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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.

Shiftin' Gears, an exciting, innovative, party cover duet, will bring the full, powerful variety band experience to the stage at Darlington Moose Lodge from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 12.

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The City of Darlington Grab A Bag SC Litter Collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, November 13, beginning at the City Administration Building, 410 Pearl Street. Trash bags, grabbers, and safety vests will be provided. Water and light refreshments available for volunteers. Participants can sign up for Grab A Bag SC in their own community by visiting PalmettoPride's event page at www.palmettopride.org. After you've picked up your bag, challenge three friends to do the same. Just tag them on your favorite social media platform using #GrabABagSC. Additionally, that Saturday, staff will distribute tarps in an effort to combat litter from unsecured loads, some of the main sources of litter contributing to more than 20 percent of roadside debris. According to state law, no vehicle shall be driven on any public highway unless it is loaded or covered to prevent its load from dropping, escaping, or shifting.

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The Beacon of Light Institute For Veterans will hold VICTORIES FOR VETERANS Benefit from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 13, at the Old Hardee Boys Home, 1133 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington.

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

S.C. Commerce is hosting a Virtual Export Training session on how to file Electronic Export Information using the new mandatory ACE system from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Register here.

The Annual Turkey Giveaway will be held at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, on the Public Square. To donate, please make checks payable to The Lord Cares and mail to Eads Chiropractic Center, 208 Cashua St., Darlington SC 29532.

Start Thanksgiving off right by building an appetite running the 30th Annual Hartsville Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. Nov. 25. This event is one of the largest Road Races in the area, drawing over 600 runners to this race every year. The race starts in front of the YMCA, 111 E. Carolina Ave., and runs through the historic areas of Hartsville returning to the Y. Proceeds for this event go to YMCA. So come out and continue or start your family tradition today. Info: 843-383-4547

The Darlington Rescue Squad hosts the Darlington Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, beginning at Fitness World Gym on Pearl Street and end at the Public Square.

The Darlington Kiwanis Club will hold the Annual Carol Lighting Service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, following the Christmas Parade on the Public Square.

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New Year's Eve Block Party Downtown! Level 10 Band & Show will help Darlington ring in the New Year right as part of the DDRA's Bringing Downtown Alive! Concert Series from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Public Square. Champagne toast, ball drop, car show, food, cornhole tournament, Pepsi, and more. Bring a chair. Info: 843-992-1561 or info@buildupdarlington.org

Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR May 6-8 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

Southern 500 Weekend Sept. 2-4 at Darlington Raceway. You can get your tickets and camping lined up by visiting www.darlingtonraceway.com or calling 866-459-7223.

 

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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