City’s new budget: 1% pay raises, a plan to pave roads

Darlington City Council last week gave final approval to a $6.8 million budget for next fiscal year that promises 1 percent pay raises for city employees and smoother roads for city drivers.

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Heavy rains and high winds felled trees in Darlington
Jun25

Heavy rains and high winds felled trees in Darlington

Heavy rains and high winds felled at least four trees in Darlington last Thursday afternoon. Crews from the Darlington Fire Department and Streets & Sanitation Department responded and began clearing up the mess once the rains subsided. However, one tree on West Broad Street took down a utility pole and became entangled in power lines, requiring intervention from Duke Energy specialists. The eastbound lane of the street was...

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Kids’ summer leadership class mixes manners and math
Jun25

Kids’ summer leadership class mixes manners and math

A group of Darlington County School District students is spending part of their summer in a very special day camp, one with a proven track record of curbing discipline problems and helping kids stay on track.

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Chianti’s Wings and Things holds grand opening
Jun25

Chianti’s Wings and Things holds grand opening

Chianti’s Wings and Things at 124 Cashua St., Darlington, held its grand opening last Friday. Local officials were on hand for the event. Contributed...

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Hartsville High graduates sign with construction company
Jun25

Hartsville High graduates sign with construction company

Last week, four 2019 Hartsville High School graduates signed to work with Day & Zimmermann following an articulated welding agreement between the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT) and Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC). During a signing day celebration at FDTC, the four students signed documentation that solidified the opportunity to earn a job at Day & Zimmermann, a Philadelphia-based construction...

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Freedom Fest is June 29 at Raceway

The sixth annual Darlington Chamber of Commerce’s Freedom Fest is June 29 at the Darlington Raceway. There’s no admission charge for the event, but organizers will charge $1 for parking. The event runs from 5-10 p.m. Last year, an estimated 20,000 people attended Freedom Fest, according to the chamber. No coolers or pets are allowed, the chamber says, but guests can bring lounge chairs and sit up in front of the band stage. The band...

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