Monthly Archives: January 2015

City of Hartsville launches multiple street improvement initiatives

Beginning in February, the City of Hartsville will initiate three major road upgrade projects, made possible with funds from its Multi-County Business Park (MCBP) and aimed at addressing some of the City’s traffic concerns as well as development goals in the growing downtown district.

The projects include a new traffic signal for the intersection of South Fifth Street and Hartsville Crossing, another traffic signal at the intersection of East Carolina Avenue and Second Street as well as new parking, sidewalk […]

January 30th, 2015|News|Comments Off on City of Hartsville launches multiple street improvement initiatives

Recycler of the Month – January 2015

Shirley Lucas is the City of Hartsville’s Recycler of the Month for January 2015.

She said she recently moved back into City limits, and has appreciated how easily she can recycle her papers and plastics through regular pick-ups. She said she also likes to collect litter near her home to help keep her neighborhood clean, and takes the opportunity to recycle the cans and bottles she gathers.

As the Recycler of the Month, Lucas received a yard sign as well as […]

January 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Recycler of the Month – January 2015

A Moment with the Manager – Keeping Hartsville’s trees healthy

By Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

Because of differences in climate, Arbor Day is celebrated at different times of year in different states. In South Carolina, it comes in December, which may seem odd. Plant life is at its most dormant then, but that part of the plants’ annual cycle, along with generally reliable rainfall, makes the winter ideal for transplanting trees without disturbing their roots too much.

For a long time now, the City of Hartsville has marked our state’s Arbor […]

January 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – Keeping Hartsville’s trees healthy

East Carolina Avenue infrastructure work update

The mid-block closure on East Carolina Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets is reopening Jan. 22 as crews complete the sewer and manhole improvements there.

Some additional storm drain upgrades will occur in the same area beginning Monday, Jan. 26. The area outside the Mantissa Executive Suites and Spa at 130 E. Carolina Ave. will close across both lanes on Monday, and at least one lane will close Tuesday.

January 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on East Carolina Avenue infrastructure work update

City Council meeting, Jan. 20, 2015

Hartsville City Council will have a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Hartsville City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave. Click here for the meeting agenda.

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City of Hartsville Parks and Leisure Services seeks input for planning of 2015 Dixie Girls Ponytails World Series

The City of Hartsville’s Parks and Leisure Services Department is hosting a public planning meeting for the 2015 Dixie Girls Ponytails World Series on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St. Anyone interested in taking a role in the planning the tournament is welcome.

The 2015 Dixie Girls Ponytails World Series, taking place at the Byerly Park Recreational Complex from July 24 to 31, is expected to draw 600 to 700 […]

January 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Parks and Leisure Services seeks input for planning of 2015 Dixie Girls Ponytails World Series

East Carolina Avenue sanitary sewer work rescheduled to week of Jan. 19

The closure of a portion of East Carolina Avenue for sanitary sewer improvements has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 19, and is expected to last for at least three days. The work, which was originally planned for Jan. 12 through 14, has been rescheduled because of a forecast of rain and potential freezing rain.

During the closure, workers will install a new manhole for maintenance access as well as a new sewer line for the Mantissa Executive Suites and Spa. […]

January 12th, 2015|News|Comments Off on East Carolina Avenue sanitary sewer work rescheduled to week of Jan. 19

Student-created Project PERK working to foster relationship between law enforcement, young people

At a time when national news stories on the relationship between law enforcement and citizens have created renewed discussions on the value of community policing, one Hartsville teen has decided to become part of the local effort to build bridges between Hartsville’s police and its youth.

In the past year, Brittany Joyce, a senior in Hartsville High School’s International Baccalaureate program, has developed Project PERK, or Police Encouraging Responsibility and Kindness, a program offering gift certificate rewards to students when […]

January 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Student-created Project PERK working to foster relationship between law enforcement, young people

A Moment with the Manager – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

By Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

A look at the major news stories of the past year is enough to remind anyone of the difficult but important role which law enforcement plays in our lives. Their performance, and even their individual actions, are always up for public discussion. Their successes rank as front-page news, as was the case last week when Hartsville Police, along with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service, captured a suspect wanted for attempted murder.

It’s […]

January 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

City Council meeting, Jan. 13, 2015

Hartsville City Council will have a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Hartsville City Hall, 100 E. Carolina Ave. Click here for the meeting agenda.

January 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on City Council meeting, Jan. 13, 2015