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02/21/2022

Weekly Update City of Darlington

Darlington Presbyterian Church will hold a series of special events on Sunday, March 20, and Monday, March 21, with Ben Glenn "The Chalk Guy" at the church, 311 Pearl St. The Praise Band will kick off both evening performances. Sunday come at 6:30 p.m. for the show or come from lunch at noon on Monday or dinner at 5:15 p.m. on Monday. Child care provided.

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Saturdays on the Square will return in 2022 on the SECOND SATURDAY from May through September! More details TBA! Sponsors. Vendors. Info: 843-992-1561

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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/

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 the updated list of possible projects here: https://www.cityofdarlington.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ARP-Funding-Recomendations-UPDATE-020822.pdf

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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 Feb. 21 and on the third Monday of the month. Dates for 2022L Jan. 18, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19.

Cotton Meeting and Pesticide Training will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Cotton Museum, 121 W, Cedar Lane, Bishopville. Info: 843-393-0484

Multiverse Gifts & Games will hold Dungeons & Dragons Ladies Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, and every other Monday through May 30, at 326 S. Fifth St., Hartsville. New players and experienced players welcome.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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Author Olin Sansbury, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg and Darlington native, will discuss his memoir "Joint Ventures," at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. The book draws upon his life experiences and reflects his view that "human existence is a web of joint ventures." In it, Sansbury describes his victories and setbacks with humor and grace, giving an honest and fair account of his life and of the state of our nation's future. Sansbury holds an undergraduate degree in history from Wofford College and a Ph.D. in international studies from USC Columbia, and has served as dean of students at Francis Marion University and as the first chancellor at USCS. He has been heavily involved in the expansion of South Carolina's public higher education system throughout his career.

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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

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.

 

Wednesday

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The Lego Club for ages 6-13 will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Challenge builds for the children to complete and time set aside for free building. You can register your child for this program at the front desk.

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/ .

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Southern Gardeners Bootcamp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening through April 13 at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2685 S. Irby St. Suite K, Florence. Cost is $15 per class ($12 for master gardeners). Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-gardeners-bootcamp-series-tickets-204424919437 . Info: Cameron Ketron 843-944-8586.

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

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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.

Initial Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Licensing Exam will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at the Darlington County Extension Office, 300 Russell St. Cost: $90. Register by contacting Miranda Hayes at 843-393-0484 or mh9@clemson.edu.

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.

Hartsville Memorial Library's Book Club pick for February is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. The book club meets to discuss the selection at 12 noon on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Hartsville Country Club, Dutch treat.

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Family Movie Night will show Clifford the Big Red Dog at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 24, at the Darlington Library, 204 N. Main St. Popcorn and juice will be provided.

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

 

Friday

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Brain Boosters, a bi-weekly club for home-school students ages 6-12, will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville. Registration is required.

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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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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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Wet Nose Dogs return to Spiro's Wingz & Ale for a FREE show from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at 500 S. Fifth St., Hartsville. The band's momentum continues to grow as they take the Carolinas by storm. Featuring Philip Ryan on lead vocals and Max Jenks-Gilbert on lead guitar, their unique take on the genres of Country, Rock, R&B, Southern Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop has broken outside of the traditional box and embodied perfectly the genre of Eclectic Soul... Southern-style, of course.

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.

Shiftin' Gears will perform live from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Darlington Moose Lodge, 1056 N. Governor Williams Hwy., Darlington.

 

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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Darlington County Extension Office will hold a Native Tree Giveaway in collaboration with PowerPlantSC through the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. Residents of Darlington County can register to pick up two bare-root trees, either an Overcup Oak or Buttonbush. Pick up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Feb. 26 at Kalmia Gardens Parking lot, 1624 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon March 5 at Williamson Park, Spring Street, Darlington. Pre-registration required. Contact Carmen Ketron at 843-944-8586 or cketron@clemson.edu.

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The Pokémon Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Lamar Library, 103 E. Main St., Lamar. Anyone new to Pokémon or those that are well on their way to becoming Pokémon masters are welcome. Info: 843-326-5524

Josh McGowan will be live on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Wild Heart Brewing Company, 317 Railroad Ave., Hartsville.

House of Refuge for Battered Women & Children will hold a Shoe Drive Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays through April 2 at the old Bank of America parking lot, 213 S. Main St., Darlington. Donations of gently used and new men, women, and children's shoes. You can get your friends and family involved and ask them to collect some as well. You bag them and drop them off on any Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. as well. You don't even have to get out your vehicle. Your donated items will help keep the services offered by our organization for battered women and children.

Sunday

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

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!

 

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.

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Darlington Library will hold Monday Morning Meditations, a beginner meditation and light yoga session at 9 a.m. every Monday at the library, 204 N. Main St., Darlington. Ages 16 and older. Comfortable clothes are recommended.

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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

 

Mark Your Calendars  

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

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Darlington County Historical Commission & Museum invites all to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Darlington County Museum at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Commission, 204 Hewitt 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.

Health Equity Evidence Academy: Addressing Health Equity in the Pee Dee will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 4 at Florence-Darlington Technical College's Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, 1951 Pisgah Rd, Florence. Register at https://www.sccancer.org/events

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Glow Vibe Golf and Darlington Country Club will hold its Second Annual Night Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 5. Last year, we sold this event our very fast and expect to do the same this year. It's the most fun you can have on the golf course. Call 843-393-0236 to register.

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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Have you hit the new stealth yet? Darlington Country Club will have a demo and fitting March 9 with Taylor Made professional fitters. Info: (843) 393-0236

The Darlington Country Club's Chafee Jones III Memorial Golf Tournament will be held March 12. Info: (843) 393-0236

Darlington City Council will hold a Public Hearing and Special Meeting for the second and final reading of an Ordinance to expand the Cashua-Spring Street Historic District at 6 p.m. March 15, 2022, in the courtroom at City Hall, located at 400 Pearl Street. The Ordinance would add 14 additional properties on North and Oak Streets to the Cashua-Spring Street Historic District as recommended by the City Historic Landmarks Commission and S.C. Department of Archives & History and as requested by the property owners in 2018. You may review documents related to the expansion at City Hall, 400 Pearl St., or online at www.CityofDarlington.com. Individuals may submit comments in writing by Thursday, March 11, 2022, to City Planning Department, P.O. Box 57, Darlington, SC 29540, or they may provide comments in person at the Public Hearing. Info: 843-398-4000 or rock@cityofdarlington.com.

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.

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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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