Tiny pest found in Darlington County fields  worries the Southern sweet-potato industry
Jan15

Tiny pest found in Darlington County fields worries the Southern sweet-potato industry

Darlington County, home of the annual Sweet Potato Festival, is also home to a tiny agricultural pest that’s causing headaches in the sweet-potato industry.

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City’s police chief to also supervise Fire Department
Jan15

City’s police chief to also supervise Fire Department

Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington will become the city’s public-safety director, also assuming authority over the Fire Department, under a “reorganization” plan launched by City Council.

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Citizens repaint public parking spaces
Jan15

Citizens repaint public parking spaces

The public parking lot just off City Lane (behind Carolina Bank Plaza) received some much-needed cosmetic attention last week as one Darlington city worker and one volunteer took up paint rollers and braved the chilly winds to repaint faded parking spaces. “We don’t have enough money to get the parking lots repaved, but we can at least get the paint and mark the lines, make sure the curbs are painted, and make sure the islands...

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A winter’s day

I am sitting at my table this morning, pen in hand, and looking through my window at the world outside.

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Going to the courthouse? Take off your belt

On Jan. 4, I had cause to visit the Darlington County Courthouse. On any of my visits, I know that I will have to empty all of my pockets before I pass through the metal detector, so I leave anything not pertinent to my visit in my vehicle to expedite the process. Upon entering, I was informed by the deputy that if I was wearing a belt, I would have to take it off. I immediately asked her if she was kidding and when did this policy...

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