Property taxes rise, but the pain isn’t the same for all

Yes, residents of the city and county of Darlington, your property taxes have gone up.

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‘I’ll still be up here all the time’
Dec10

‘I’ll still be up here all the time’

Gloria C. Hines effectively ended her four-year tenure as Darlington’s first black and first female mayor with a fast flurry of awards and hugs at last week’s City Council session.

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Emergency services cleared for $2 million in upgrades

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Darlington County Council convened their final regular meeting of 2019 on Dec. 2, and members voted to make some key purchases for the Fire District, E-911 and Environmental Services. Without objection, Council approved a $1.3 million purchase of three new fire trucks for the Darlington County Fire District. This includes two Pierce Pumper/Tankers with Freightliner chassis...

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Arbor Day in Darlington
Dec10

Arbor Day in Darlington

The City of Darlington celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, Dec. 6, and city officials joined members of the Beautification Board and Tree Board for a ceremony on South Main Street.

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Darlington’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony
Dec10

Darlington’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony

Photo by Samantha...

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Coming to Darlington County in 2020
Dec10

Coming to Darlington County in 2020

These are aerial photos of the new elementary schools being built in Lamar and Hartsville, which are to open in the fall of 2020. If they look alike, it’s because they’re being built from essentially the same design. A third new elementary school is under construction in Darlington. Photos courtesy of Darlington County School District

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