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Moment with the Manager: Hello Hartsville

Hello Hartsville!

The first moment I set foot in Hartsville, I sensed that this place is special.

And I was right.

Today, I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new City Manager.

I grew up in Augusta, Georgia, the fourth child of an Army Colonel and stay-at-home mom. The Army was always a presence in my life.  It was on the backroads of Fort Gordon where I learned to drive in my father’s old Datsun, passing grenade and artillery ranges along the […]

June 25th, 2020|A Moment With, News, Press Release|Comments Off on Moment with the Manager: Hello Hartsville

A Moment with the Manager: What Coker Means to Our City

Hartsville has a very rich history, much of which involves the Coker family. Since the founding of Coker College in 1908, Hartsville has been fortunate enough to be considered a “college town.” Coker provides a vibrant energy to our City that many other small towns are not lucky enough to have. When Coker students are in Hartsville, we can certainly feel and see their presence. Students of the college bring growth to Hartsville both economically and culturally and we as […]

February 6th, 2019|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager: What Coker Means to Our City

A Moment with the Manager: Looking Back at 2018

As the end of December and the end of 2018 quickly approaches, I can hardly believe at all that our City has accomplished in just one year! I am also very excited at the opportunities that lie ahead of us in 2019.

Just one year ago, when we reflected on 2017, we were planning for an expansion that was coming to Piratesville Splash Pad. Less than six months from the column, we opened the expansion now known as Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island welcomed […]

December 31st, 2018|A Moment With, News, Waterpark|Comments Off on A Moment with the Manager: Looking Back at 2018

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