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Mask Up Darlington County Initiative Begins

 

Partners within Darlington County have teamed up to present a Mask Up Darlington County initiative to encourage residents and visitors to mask up to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Darlington County, Darlington County School District, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and the City of Hartsville have all joined this initiative that kicks off on Monday, September 14th.

This campaign highlights members of the community from many different walks of life who are ready for life to return to normal. COVID-19 […]

September 14th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on Mask Up Darlington County Initiative Begins

City of Hartsville Mask Distribution Event

The City of Hartsville will be hosting a face mask distribution event outside of The Medical Group, 1304 W. Bobo Newsome Highway, on Friday, August 28th from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (or while supplies last). This will be a drive-thru event and two masks will be given per person or five per family. Traffic should enter on Medical Park Drive and follow the signs and officers directing to the event.

This is the fourth distribution event that the City […]

August 24th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Mask Distribution Event

City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring Face Masks and Hosts Final Mask Distribution

At a regular meeting held on August 11, 2020, City of Hartsville City Council passed an ordinance to require the use of face coverings in public areas of Hartsville beginning August 12, 2020 at 12 p.m. City Council made this determination based on the recommendations of public health experts and the Governor’s officer in response to the health threat associated with COVID-19.

The ordinance outlines circumstances in which citizens are required to wear a face mask including:

All customers are […]

August 11th, 2020|News, Press Release|Comments Off on City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring Face Masks and Hosts Final Mask Distribution

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