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A Moment with the Manager: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Nature can be quite unpredictable at times as all of North and South Carolina found out in the week leading up to and following Hurricane Florence.  As many of you know, our area floated in and out of the cone of uncertainty of what was one beast of a storm. Many compared the approaching storm to being stalked by a turtle and that seems to be a quite accurate description.

As the storm approached, our team at the City of Hartsville had daily storm preparation meetings […]

September 27th, 2018|A Moment With, News, Press Release|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

A Moment with Neptune Island

Neptune Island General Manager Juan Encarnacion talks about the experience of opening Neptune Island and his day-to-day activities.

July 27th, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with Neptune Island

A Moment with the Manager – Remember the Name

"We want to make sure that when people outside of Hartsville hear our name they remember it, and all the work that makes us great."

May 25th, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – Remember the Name

A Moment with the Manager – New Business as Usual

Throughout its history, Hartsville has been home to innovators and creative businesspeople. Entrepreneurial spirit continues to make Hartsville a guiding light in the region. The proof is in the plethora of new and unique small businesses that have opened their doors in the last few years. The City of Hartsville is especially committed to providing the support and guidance needed to help continue this trend of successful commerce. We recognize the benefits new business brings to our community.

In addition […]

April 27th, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – New Business as Usual

A Moment with the City Clerk – Sherron Skipper

I can honestly say I didn’t know a thing about government before I became a staff person at the City of Hartsville in 1980. Even though my husband worked for the Hartsville Fire Department and my brother served as a Hartsville police officer, I still didn’t understand all that goes into making a municipality succeed. I needed a job. I had two young children I had to help support. My prior work experience was as a stay-at-home mom and […]

March 23rd, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the City Clerk – Sherron Skipper

A Moment with the Finance Director – Karen Caulder

I joined the City of Hartsville on March 1st, 2017, as Finance Director. I grew up in Chesterfield, SC.   After attending college in Columbia, SC, I moved to Greenville, SC for over 5 years. Subsequently, I accepted a job at Sonoco and returned to Hartsville. I was amazed by how much had changed since I was younger. I then moved to a job in Cheraw, which I enjoyed; however, it was not putting to use the public service heart […]

February 23rd, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Finance Director – Karen Caulder

A Moment with the Manager – By the numbers

By: Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

Numbers do not often lie, but they can be misleading when cited out of context. For a city the size of Hartsville, statistics can be interpreted in a way that doesn’t really give an accurate picture of all that makes this municipality a safe place to work, play and stay. While it may seem that the nation is facing influxes in criminality, crime rates in Hartsville remain dramatically lower than the national average.

Thanks to the […]

January 26th, 2018|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – By the numbers

A Moment with the Manager – Always Forward

By: Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

2017 is coming to an end. It has been another year of change and growth. Despite challenges, we celebrate more victories and progress. As a community we continue to define Hartsville as a premiere small southern city. The City continues to better serve the needs of residents while creating more incentives for visitors and new business to our area. We’re reflecting on all that we have accomplished, together, and looking forward to what’s next in […]

December 28th, 2017|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – Always Forward

A Moment with the Manager – Staying Connected

By: Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

A great deal of work goes into creating and maintaining lines of communications between citizens and those that serve. How the City conveys useful information is a common concern I hear voiced by residents. The Internet is, of course, a vital tool. The City of Hartsville has a strong online presence with social media pages for many of our major departments. At our interactive website–www.hartsvillesc.gov–residents can find helpful details, from setting up a utility account […]

December 7th, 2017|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – Staying Connected

A Moment with the Manager – A Moment of Thanks

By: Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

It’s a season of gratitude. This week families gather together to celebrate all for which they have to be thankful. I am encouraged to do the same. Often times I think it’s easier for us to dwell on the negative, to only consider what we don’t have. There is always room for improvement, and striving for better is noble. I also believe it is important to look at what is around us and to compare […]

November 21st, 2017|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager – A Moment of Thanks