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2019 Hartsville Christmas Parade

One of the most well-kept holiday traditions in the Hartsville community is the Hartsville Christmas Parade. The 2019 parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 14 as a part of the Hartsville for the Holidays season. As a collaboration of the community, the Hartsville Christmas Parade will feature Hartsville’s first responders, local businesses, marching bands, dance troops, and an appearance from Hartsville State Champions as Grand Marshals. An appearance by jolly Santa Claus will end this season’s parade.

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December 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Hartsville Christmas Parade

City of Hartsville Observes SC Arbor Day

The City of Hartsville will observe South Carolina Arbor Day on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Lawton Park Playground located at 716 Prestwood Drive. Arbor Day is celebrated in the state of South Carolina on the first Friday in the month of December to mark the beginning of the state’s planting season. City of Hartsville representatives will be planting a Forest Pansy Eastern Redbud Tree.

The City of Hartsville was recognized at a July City Council […]

December 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Observes SC Arbor Day

Holiday Season DUI Grant Update

The Hartsville Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. As we move into the holiday season, we would like to remind drivers that this time of year brings a substantial increase of travelers, and also an increase in impaired driving. Impaired driving collisions, fatalities, and arrests are all 100 percent preventable! Please carefully consider the consequences of driving while impaired or distracted and always plan for a safe ride home.

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November 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Holiday Season DUI Grant Update

City of Hartsville Prepares for Downtown Holiday Events

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Hartsville residents can begin making plans to attend the many downtown holiday events that the City is hosting this year. Special Events Coordinator, Samantha Altman says, “The City of Hartsville is very excited about a new holiday season filled with events that our residents can get excited about as they prepare for the most wonderful time of the year.”

On November 21st from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., the city will kick off the […]

November 8th, 2019|Events, Hartsville Museum, Main Street, News, Press Release, Tourism|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Prepares for Downtown Holiday Events

Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Lt. Mark Blair and Lt. Brian Rudick

 

Lieutenants Mark Blair and Brian Rudick are Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes for the month of October. It is quite fitting for them to receive this award together as their careers have often been side by side at Hartsville Police Department from day one. The pair celebrated their 25th Anniversary with Hartsville Police Department this month as they began on the same day 1994. They also went off to the Police Academy together and were roommates while there. For 25 years, […]

October 31st, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Lt. Mark Blair and Lt. Brian Rudick

The Hartsville Museum presents the Darkside Tour of Hartsville

 

The Hartsville Museum presents the Second Annual Darkside Tour of Hartsville this October. There will be two tours, one starting at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:00 p.m. in the evenings on October 25th-26th and October 29th-31st. This spooky walking tour will take participants to different locations around Downtown and provide details on some of Hartsville’s lost locations and history. Each tour begins at the John L. Hart House located in front of First Baptist Church on Home Avenue […]

October 15th, 2019|Events, Hartsville Museum, News, Press Release|Comments Off on The Hartsville Museum presents the Darkside Tour of Hartsville

Hartsville Police Department DUI Grant Final Report (2019)

From October 2018 to September 2019, the HPD DUI officer has continued to work very hard to keep the streets of Hartsville safe for citizens and guests.  The grant officer issued over 400 charges and over 340 warning tickets.  The breakdown of charges are listed in the attached chart.  As a part of the grant’s proactive approach, the DUI officer held six public education meetings where he discussed several issues caused by impaired driving.  The officer held or participated […]

October 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department DUI Grant Final Report (2019)

Main Street Hartsville Presents Treats on the Streets

Main Street Hartsville will host their annual Treats on the Streets event on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Downtown Hartsville will be taken over by mummies, bats, princesses, pirates, ghosts and superheroes walking our streets and finding treats at our downtown shops, restaurants, and businesses. Each year, so many children and families enjoy this safe downtown event at no charge. The 2018 event had several thousand people walking the streets as they went door […]

October 3rd, 2019|Main Street, News, Press Release, Tourism|Comments Off on Main Street Hartsville Presents Treats on the Streets

City of Hartsville Launches New Resident Engagement System

The City of Hartsville has launched Citibot, America’s first interactive text messaging and customer service solution for civic engagement with government. Citibot is a communication tool for citizens and their governments. Using text messaging, Citibot helps users report a city issue, search a website, send notifications and analyze data. Lauren Baker, City of Hartsville Public Information Officer, says, “We are so excited to launch Citibot and are hopeful that residents and visitors will make use of this new text […]

September 13th, 2019|News, Press Release|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Launches New Resident Engagement System

City of Hartsville Hurricane Dorian Updates

City of Hartsville administrative offices will be closed on September 5, 2019 out of precaution for possible damaging winds and rain from Hurricane Dorian. Staff with the City of Hartsville have spent the entire week preparing as best as possible for any effects from the storm.

The City of Hartsville Public Services Department announced their schedule for yard debris and garbage pickup would be modified earlier in the week. Yard debris should not be placed outside until after the storm […]

September 4th, 2019|News, Press Release|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Hurricane Dorian Updates