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Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America's "Small Business Person of the Year" for 2022?  If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants to hear from you. All nominations must be received by the South Carolina District office by electronic submission ONLY to the District's BOX account, no later 3 p.m. on January 11

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The Black Creek Arts Center will host the Darlington County Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, and on the first Monday of every month at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.




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Consider giving the great gift of life at the Red Cross Blood Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Central Baptist Church Activity Building, 512 Spring St. Register here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/

Darlington County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 6 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Hwy. (Hwy. 151), Darlington. The council shall elect a chairman, vice-chairman and chaplain.

Darlington City Council: 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 and on the first Tuesday of the month except where noted (*). Dates for 2022 are Jan. 4, Feb. 8*, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12*, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6. Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating in the courtroom with preference given to staff, council, and members of the media. Watch the meeting live at https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonCityMeetingsLIVE. You can find the agenda posted online by noon Monday prior to the meeting at https://www.cityofdarlington.com/city-council-agendas-meeting-minutes/. Submit comments to council by noon Monday prior to the meeting to be read aloud during the meeting to rock@cityofdarlington.com or by mail anytime to City of Darlington Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540.

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.

Kingdom Seekers Holiness Church will hold a Bible Study from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 124 Jordan St., Darlington.

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

Joe's Grill celebrates Wing Night on Tuesday nights at 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dine-in only. Info: 843-944-0626

Wing specials, Drink Specials and Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.


Darlington Country Club Tuesday nights

  • 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




The Grand Old Post Office will hold The Twelfth night "Feast" of BBQ at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at 201 Pearl St. Our speaker will be Rags Coxe. No cost but consider a donation to the foundation to kick off 2022. RSVP 843-944-0157 or send a text.

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Let's save lives together! The Carolina Pines Blood Drive with the American Red Cross will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Coach TB Thomas Gym, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Patients in our community are counting on us to make sure blood is on the shelves. Visit RedCrossBlood.org using code 'carolinapines' to make an appointment. All donors will receive a free gift from the American Red Cross while supplies last.

Join Central Baptist Church Pastor Tim Coker each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for Flight Training, his mid-week Bible study, at https://cbcdarlington.com/.


St. Matthew's Church will hold a Men's Bible Study at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Purple Fish Coffee Company, 104 W. Hampton 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


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




Darlington Kiwanis Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 6 and the first and third Thursday of the month at Darlington Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Darlington. Speaker: TBA

The Darlington County Historical Commission meets at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6 and on the first Thursday of the month, excluding July and August, at the Historical Commission, 204 Hewitt St., Darlington. Info: 843-398-4710 or bgandy@darcosc.net.

Opening reception for Anonymous Ancestors, an installation by Susan Lenz, will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville


Anonymous Ancestors, an installation by Susan Lenz, will be on display from Jan. 6 to Feb. 25 at Black Creek Arts Center, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Each snapshot is a frozen moment on life's timeline. Letters and words clipped from vintage print material allow one's mind to wander, envisioning forgotten friends, past holidays, ancient occasions, former cars, and hilarious fashion trends. Yet, all the images are anonymous. The photos come from yard sales, auctions, and abandoned locations. Who are these people? Who really knows? They are distant aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, siblings, and in-laws. They are society's family tree, our collective wall of ancestors.

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.

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At 7 p.m. on Thursdays, the Atomic Mountain Bikers meet for a no drop ride through High Hill Creek Park off South Charleston Road. All skill levels are welcome, and no one will be left behind. Please bring a head lamp and or bike light as the sun will go down before we finish our ride.


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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Coffee & Community: The City of Darlington Planning Department seeks input on "What direction do you want Darlington to grow? Where do you see the City in 2035?"  at a series of events from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Fridays at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Dates are December 17 and January 7, 14, 21, & 28. Coffee or breakfast will be Dutch treat. Surveys also will be available at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Pick up or drop off surveys at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., Darlington, or mail completed surveys to City Planning, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540. For information, contact the Planning Department by email rock@cityofdarlington.com or by phone at 843-398-4000 or 843-992-1561.

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Darlington Library Adult Programming presents Needle Nuts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, and on the first Friday of every month at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Bring your current knitting, crochet, cross stitch project and create with others while making new friends. 843-398-4940

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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.



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

Darlington's Hot Chocolate 5k Run/Walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, starting at Fitness World Gym in Darlington. All proceeds will go to Macedonia Life-Skills Center. Payments can be made with CASH OR CHECK ONLY. Make your check payable to: Genesis Community Foundation. Memo line: Darlington 5k Race (All gifts are tax deductible). Registration: $30 in advance online or $35 the day of the event.  Packet pickup 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Jan. 8. To register online or for further info, you may contact Bailee Heatherly at baileeheatherly@outlook.com. 

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Miss Hartsville & Miss Hartsville Teen Pageants will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Center Theater, 212 N. Fifth St., Hartsville. Doors open at 5 o'clock. Candidates in the Miss South Carolina Organization, at both the state and local level, gain experience through participation in interviews, talent performances, public speaking, promoting individual social impact initiatives and social/digital media interaction. Cash and in-kind educational scholarships are available to all young women who advance to the state competition.

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Black Glass will perform live on Saturday night, Jan. 8, at Carolina Nightlife & Grill, 2244 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington.




2nd Chance Ministries will be at New Beginning Christian Ministries, 1517 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy., Hartsville, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, for Sunday morning worship service.


Central Baptist Church will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the church, 512 Spring St., Darlington. Regular worship services are held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary as well as via livestream. Info: (843) 393-8581


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 and Virtual Church Service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Info: 843-393-4112

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Lee Street First Church of God brings the Word of God to you. Connect via Facebook Live or Zoom 646-558-86-56 ext. 222 777 7676. Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Tuesday midday prayer at noon. Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. Prayer Hotline 1-888-409-8880. Info: 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.

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Children's church for ages 6-12 will open back up at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Northwood Family Worship Center, 1100 E. McIver Road, Darlington. Praise & worship, puppets, Rovercomer the Dog, Deputy Dugan, crafts, & many fun things planned for upcoming services. Parents are not required to stay for adult services but are welcome to stay and get spiritually fed as well. It's about the relationship and not the religion. Come as you are but not leave as you came. Adult services are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.



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.

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. 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.

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

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

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Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and Carolina Pines Medical Group will host a recruitment event from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 13, at the Coach TB Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St., Hartsville. Sign-on bonuses and educational opportunities are available for certain positions! Bring your resume! We will conduct interviews on the spot, door prizes will be given away every hour and refreshments will be served! Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Our hospital and physician offices are hiring for a wide variety of positions in different departments. To view an all inclusive list of our current openings, visit cprmc.com/careers. Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to work for Carolina Pines! For more information, call 843-339-4506

Shiftin' Gears, an exciting, innovative, party cover duet brings the full, powerful variety band experience to the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

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Welcome Keith Allynn to the stage to perform as Neil Diamond on Saturday, Jan. 15, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. Doors open at 5 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7. Tickets and tables are available. Go to Thegrandoldpostoffice.com. All proceeds go to The Grand Old Post Office Foundation. Info: 843-944-0157

Professional Hard Rocker Greg Spittle is back from his space tour, has his guitar tuned up, and is ready to rock your face again from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Wild Heart Brewing Company, 317 Railroad Ave., Hartsville.

City of Darlington offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reopen 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. City of Darlington residential garbage will be collected on normal schedule.

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People 2 People of Hartsville will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Award Service from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Butler Heritage Foundation Gym, 1103 S. Sixth St., Hartsville. Keynote speaker: Cecil J. Williams, owner of the S.C. Civil Rights Museum in Orangeburg. Live entertainment by Jerusalem Baptist Church Men Ensemble, Anisha Green, and Household of Faith Musicians. Info: Barbara Carraway 843-409-5241.

Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County will be held Jan. 27 at Hartsville Center Theater. Interested in participating or volunteering? Email darlingtoncountydwts@gmail.com or call 843-615-1625. Proceeds benefit the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.

Little Miss & Teen Miss Hartsville, Darlington County and Bishopville Pageant will be held on Feb. 20 at Center Theater in Hartsville. Applications available by email to rcisrael20@gmail.com.

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at The Grand Old Post Office, 201 Pearl St. The DDRA will present its Member of the Year Award during the evening as well.

The Darlington Country Club's Chafee Jones III Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for March 12. Info: (843) 393-0236


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Annual DDRA Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, April 13, at Darlington Country Club!


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.




  • 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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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


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