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02/07/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

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Come out and support the Falcon Cheerleaders in their LAST regular season HOME games! Test your shooting skills in the Half Court Contest!

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Darlington County Long-Term Recovery Group Needs Help. Formed in 2016 after the 2015 Historic Flood in South Carolina, The Darlington County Long-Term Recovery Group is an established organization. As we plan for the 2022 Hurricane / Tornado season and the COVID 19 Pandemic, we need your help! We are looking for 800-5,000 sq. ft. of donated warehouse or storage space in Darlington County, to store large truckloads of pre disaster and blue-sky items, shipped nationally from our donors for disaster recovery. Donations are free and used to protect families and individuals from the COVID 19 pandemic and repair homes in the community damage by natural disasters and severe storms. Our goal is to return the most vulnerable families and individuals to some form of normalcy. Items include shingles, flooring, cleaning supplies, personal items, furniture, bedding, masks, hand sanitizer, books, toys, diapers, baby wipes, mattresses etc. With your help we can close the GAP between Disaster and Recovery! Info: Carol Bishop, Project Director for the Darlington County Long-Term Recovery Group, P.O Box 218, Society Hill, SC 29593, email her at dcltrg@aol.com, or call her at C# 843-639-7650 or O# 843-332-0940.

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Want to learn more about environmentally friendly landscaping? Registration is now open for the 2022 Carolina Yards Online Class. Find all the class specifics and registration at: https://www.clemson.edu/.../caro.../online-course/index.html

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Do you know an outstanding member of the community that deserves to be honored with the ride of a lifetime in an F-16 Fighting Falcon? The Shaw Air & Space Expo is all about growing the relationship between the community and Air Force. To showcase citizens doing amazing things, paralleling the amazing efforts put forth by our Airmen and Soldiers every day, 20 Hometown Heroes will be showcased at our air show, April 2-3. One of those heroes will be selected by the USAF Thunderbirds for a flight tentatively scheduled for March 31. If you want to nominate a hero, please fill out the application here: https://www.shaw.af.mil/2022-Shaw-Air-Space-Expo/

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Darlington City Council discussed a variety of options to use $2.9 million in American Rescue Plan funds during a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The City will receive $2,957,193.12 in ARP funding with the first half already in City coffers. Read a detailed list of possible projects here: https://www.cityofdarlington.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/PR-American-Rescue-Plan-EDIT.pdf

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City of Darlington Historic Landmarks Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 7, at City Hall, 400 Pearl St. Dates for 2022 are May 2, Aug. 1, and Nov. 7. Info: rock@cityofdarlington.com

The Black Creek Arts Center will host the Darlington County Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, and on the first Monday of every month at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville.

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Darlington County Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 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 at http://www.darcosc.com/government/county_council/index.php. Info: 843-944-8270 or jbishop@darcosc.net

Monday night cornhole tournament will be held weekly beginning at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington. Anyone can play, all skill levels welcome. Entry fee: $20 with guaranteed minimum of four games. Cash prizes. Round Robin Switcholio Format: 4 rounds, different partner each round. Ranked by wins and points to lead into a playoff tournament. Lodge membership is not required for players. However, if you plan on hanging out at the bar before/after or outside of tournament times, please sign up. It's only $52 a year.

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Monday Night is Spaghetti Night at Joe's Grill, 306 Russell St., Darlington. Info: 843-944-0626

Hartsville Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, and on the last Monday of each month at City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville.

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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.

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

Clemson University Cooperative Extension will hold a New and Beginning Farmer Program Open House from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, Feb. 8, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. Get your questions about applying for our Class of 2022 program answered by SCNBFP staff. Learn more and get the meeting Zoom link here: https://www.clemson.edu/extension/newfarmer/prospective/. Deadline to apply: Feb. 20.

Darlington City Council: 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 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.

Darlington Area Recreation Walkers Challenge! The Optimistic Radiant Confident Active Seniors group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Any senior that walks 20 miles in a month at AW Stanley Gym or Harmon Baldwin Gym in Darlington. Info: 843-398-4030.

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.

Hartsville Memorial Library has Pre-School Story Time at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Reading, singing, and play!

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

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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.

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

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Wednesday

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 a.m. 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

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/.

Senior Movie Mornings will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 and the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

Book Club will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 and the third Wednesday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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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

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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Black Creek Arts will hold a monthly gathering intended for creative projects, group collaboration, and community fellowship at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 and on the second Thursday of the month through May at 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. The facilitator will demonstrate basic examples, and Black Creek Arts will provide all project materials. Unlike traditional classes, where an instructor teaches a new skill, this gathering will be community-led and inspired by the collective consciousness. Come prepared to inspire and be inspired! This class is free for all; donations are always welcome. Kids are welcome, but an adult must accompany them. You must preregister no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, 12 students max. Due to new restrictions, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Donations: http://blackcreekarts.org/donate. Schedule of Projects: February 10 Heart Mapping, March 10 Kindness Rocks, April 14 "Where I'm From" poetry, and May 12 Garden Prayer Flags.

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.

Adult Craft Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 and the second Thursday of the month at the Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Info: 843-326-5524

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The American Legion Post 13 of Darlington meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 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.

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.

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

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

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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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Cruz 'n Karaoke is coming to Rambo's (formerly Mike's Corner Bar) Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 1288 Timmonsville Hwy., Darlington. Come on out and bring your friends to have a good time. Let's make Rambo's THE place for karaoke night. Reminder! Use your Smartphone to submit Song Requests! Get your FREE Songbooks Online APP at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details... Register and Enter Show ID: TJB582. Select the songs you want to sing. and be added to the rotation without even leaving your seat.

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Saturday

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

Faith Plus Ministry Community Outreach will be held Feb. 13 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.

 

Sunday

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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

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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 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: 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.

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Starting this month, on Sundays at 2 p.m., join Susan Wesener at the Fitness World Gyms Darlington location, 1032 Pearl St., Darlington, for a brand-new yoga class. Yoga is an amazing entry into fitness for those just starting out, and an ever-better way for hardcore gym members to find better balance, flexibility, and core endurance. Reduce stress. Improve mood. Stretch. Strengthen. Let's get fit together!

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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 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

Darlington County School District Board of Education holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14 and on the second Monday of each month at DCSD Administrative building, 120 E. Smith Ave., Darlington.

 

Mark Your Calendars

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Anonymous Ancestors, an installation by Susan Lenz, will be on display through 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.

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Is your New Year's resolution to celebrate Valentine's Day? Here's your chance to fulfill your resolution at Darlington Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 12. Make your reservations at events@darlingtoncountryclub.com.

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Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Segars Realty presents the Ben Boulware Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Hartsville Country Club. Mr. Boulware has started his own fitness centers, The Junkyard, and they have been so successful he is currently opening No. 3. Come hear from this bright young entrepreneur, who just so happens to also be a National Champion! The Junkyard https://www.hartsvillechamber.org/.../ben-boulware...

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The Darlington Library will hold the Black Creek Literary Festival Saturday, Feb. 19, to meet local authors, buy books and get them signed, attend our moderated Q&A panel, and enter to win one of our many door prizes. Free admission.

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Gospel Singing with Christian Crossroads from Conway will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.

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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.

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St. Matthew's Church will hold its Annual Pancake Supper on March 1 at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington.

St. Matthew's Church will hold Ash Wednesday Services at noon and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington.

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Making a Survival Style Paracord Bracelet with Donald Winburn from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 5, at Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Cost: $35. Limited spaces. Call 843-332-6234. Making paracord bracelets first showed up in the 70's. Soldiers made them to pass the time and good luck charms. It picked up the name "survival bracelets" after preppers and survivalist started referring to them as the "ultimate survival tool." A true survival bracelet is made of one piece of paracord that has 550 pounds of tensile strength. Once picked up by civilians, making them became a relaxing pastime. The class will cover the making of three different styles using a combination of colors. The skills can be transferred to custom dog and cat collars, pet walking leashes and rifle slings. You can customize them with your "team colors." Register here.

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

Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County will be held March 17 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.

Hope Revealed of Florence will minister in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.

The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Women's Movie Night on Saturday, March 26, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

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The Pee Dee State Farmers Market is gearing back up for the spring with craft show  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the market, 2513 W. Lucas St., Florence.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Spiritual Gifts Workshop on Saturday, April 2, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

St. Matthew's Church will hold its Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 15, at the church, 210 S. Main St., Darlington. Info: 843-393-4112.

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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.

Gospel Singing with Molded Clay will minister in song at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Beauford Baptist Church 18182 S.C. 151 North, Mcbee.

 

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. Box 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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