Lamar to test sewer system

The Town of Lamar Water and Sewer Department will be conducting smoke testing of its sanitary sewer system in the coming weeks. This smoke testing is set to begin the week of May 25 and will last for several days or weeks. This study will involve the opening of manholes in the streets and public utility easements. An important task of the testing will be to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke will also reveal...

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New renderings of planned courthouse shown at Kiwanis
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New renderings of planned courthouse shown at Kiwanis

by Samantha Lyles slyles@newsandpress.net The new Darlington County courthouse will feature a handsome red brick exterior and white columns, hearkening back to the beloved old predecessor torn down in 1964. At the May 14 meeting of Darlington Kiwanis Club, new renderings of the planned courthouse were revealed and explained by Darlington County administrator Charles Stewart. “This is one of the color schemes you will likely see, with...

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Everyone can vote absentee in primaries, runoffs

From Staff Reports You might not need that face mask after all to vote in the June 9 Republican and Democratic primaries. Thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last week, all voters in South Carolina are now eligible to vote absentee in the primaries and the June 23 runoffs. During the month of June -and only that month – all voters are now legally qualified to vote absentee under the law McMaster signed into...

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COVID-19 Briefs

‘CLOSE-CONTACT’ BUSINESSES CAN REOPEN: Starting this week, “close-contact” businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, gyms and other facilities such as public pools can start reopening after the coronavirus shutdown. Effective May 18, Gov. Henry McMaster lifted his restrictions on those businesses and athletic activities. “With our increased capacity for testing the people of our state, it is time to responsibly and...

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Farmers’ Market produce vouchers for seniors

You may qualify to receive $25 worth of coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers this summer. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Farmer’s Market produce vouchers application must be completed online at the Department of Social Services (DSS) website. Applications are available on the DSS website and available on a first-come, first-served basis until all benefits are issued. How to qualify: Must be a senior 60 or...

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City Council moving toward fee increases

A grim Darlington City Council last week moved toward making a series of decisions that could cost the average city household $186 a year in fee increases.

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