Moment with the Manager: A Year of Overcoming and Preparing for Obstacles

The year 2020 has been one that even the most prepared people likely were not ready for.  As city officials, we often take classes on how to prepare for disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural happenings. There is no course, book, or teacher that could prepare us for everything that 2020 has had in store. There is no map or trajectory to follow that has told us what to expect next with COVID-19 other than listening to […]

July 31st, 2020|A Moment With, News|Comments Off on Moment with the Manager: A Year of Overcoming and Preparing for Obstacles

Hartsville Face Mask Distribution Begins

The City of Hartsville will begin distributing reusable cloth face masks to citizens at several locations throughout the city, while supplies last. The masks come from generous donations from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, The Byerly Foundation, and the Sonoco Foundation.

Citizens will be provided two face masks per person or five per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at designated dates and times for city residents. The schedule of mask distribution is as follows:

Date
Time
Location

July 15
7 […]

July 13th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Face Mask Distribution Begins

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: July 4th 2020 Campaign

Happy 4th of July from the Hartsville Police Department!  We hope everyone has a great time this weekend celebrating our independence with family and friends.  Celebrations involve good food off the grill, maybe fireworks as soon as it turns dark, and sometimes alcohol.  Too often, our celebrations turn into tragedy when someone decides to drink and drive.  The 4th of July is considered one of the deadliest holidays due to impaired drivers.  We ask that you have a designated […]

July 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: July 4th 2020 Campaign

City Council Passes Resolution Encouraging Face Masks

At a Special City Council Meeting held on June 30, 2020, City of Hartsville City Council passed a resolution to encourage the use of face masks or coverings in Hartsville to help combat the spread of COVID-19. This resolution passed with a vote of 7-0 as all council members were in favor of taking measures to express the importance of face masks as a part of COVID-19 response. As the resolution reads, City Council finds it vitally important that […]

June 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on City Council Passes Resolution Encouraging Face Masks

Hartsville Police Department Flag Dedication Ceremony

 

The Hartsville Police Department’s Investigation Division hosted a flag and flagpole dedication ceremony on June 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. City staff and special guests attended the ceremony which was followed by an open house and tour of the newly renovated Investigation Division located at 626 North Fifth Street, Hartsville. The flag and flagpole were generously donated by Woodmen Life.

Speakers for the event included Mayor Mel Pennington, House Speaker Jay Lucas, Senator Gerald Malloy, and Woodmen Life Representatives Ron […]

June 26th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department Flag Dedication Ceremony

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

The City of Hartsville Proclaims Juneteenth Celebration Day

The City of Hartsville City Council officially proclaims June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth Celebration Day in the City of Hartsville. City Council has presented a signed proclamation to urge all citizens of Hartsville to become more aware of the significance of this celebration of African-American history and in the heritage of our nation and city.

Juneteenth combines the words June and nineteenth and has been celebrated by the African-American community for over 150 years. Juneteenth is known as the day […]

June 18th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on The City of Hartsville Proclaims Juneteenth Celebration Day

Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center Begins Exercise Classes

The Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center will reopen its doors for limited exercise classes beginning Monday, June 15th, 2020. Staff and instructors will be taking precautions to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed and that facilities remain sanitized. The center is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The exercise classes will be held in the gymnasium at the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center to allow more room for social distancing. Cardio Step Aerobics will be […]

June 12th, 2020|News, Parks and Recreation, Press Release|Comments Off on Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center Begins Exercise Classes

City of Hartsville Announces Additional Phase of Reopening

The City of Hartsville announces an additional phase of reopening facilities scheduled to begin on Monday, June 8th. This phased approach to reopening has allowed both city employees and customers to gradually adjust to new precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing. A detailed outline of current operations is listed below.

City Hall (Finance)

The Finance Department lobby will be reopened to the public from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
Entry may be […]

June 5th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Announces Additional Phase of Reopening

100 Deadliest Days of Summer: Memorial Day to Labor Day 2020

Summer is here and although we are not back to our normal routines, folks are still traveling, visiting family and friends, and going to destinations to find warmth and sunshine.  It is important for parents of teenagers to discuss travel safety and distracted driving with them and to remember that accidents happen when we least expect them to.

The 100 deadliest days of summer is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and during that time, car accidents involving […]

June 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on 100 Deadliest Days of Summer: Memorial Day to Labor Day 2020