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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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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Don’t just feed them, fix them
Jan15

Don’t just feed them, fix them

The Darlington County Humane Society (DCHS), operating the Darlington County Animal Shelter, took in just over 3,100 dogs and cats in 2018.

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‘No-nonsense, cool and full of wisdom,’ Davis celebrates 100
Jan15

‘No-nonsense, cool and full of wisdom,’ Davis celebrates 100

Family members from California, New York, Virginia, Florida and all over South Carolina converged on Shoney’s Restaurant in Hartsville over the weekend to celebrate the 100th birthday of their beloved patriarch, Johnny Davis of Lydia.

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County Council welcomes newest member
Jan08

County Council welcomes newest member

Darlington County Council convened their first meeting of 2019 on Jan. 2 and started the evening by swearing in the new representative for District 6 (Hartsville), Albert Davis III.

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Sole survivor: Simon retires from shoe biz at 91
Jan08

Sole survivor: Simon retires from shoe biz at 91

The new year traditionally marks a series of beginnings, but the close of 2018 saw the end of a very long Darlington tradition as Simon’s Community Shoe Repair shut its doors for good.

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