Monday, September 30, 2013

Thursdays on College continues with The Reggie Sullivan Band

WHAT: Thursdays on College concert featuring The Reggie Sullivan Band 
WHERE: East College Avenue, Hartsville, S.C. 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Rock/Soul group The Reggie Sullivan Band will appear in the first October concert of the Thursdays on College series this week, taking place Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This third concert of the fall series is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board of Coker College. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Recyclers of the Month - September 2013

The Bryan family is the City of Hartsville’s Recyclers of the Month for September 2013.

Jack Bryan said recycling has been very important for his wife and himself for many years, and the family really took it on when the City of Hartsville began its recycling partnership with Sonoco. He said the family recycles everything they can, from delivery and diaper boxes to food containers, and will fill their recycling bin every week even if they have not filled their trash roll cart.

“With two kids, we go through a lot of recyclable materials,” Bryan said.

As the Recyclers of the Month, the family received a yard sign as well as a gift certificate to Bizzell’s Food & Spirits, 137 E. Carolina Ave. in Hartsville.

The monthly award program highlights those city residents participating in the City of Hartsville’s recycling partnership with Sonoco. To learn more about guidelines for recycling material in Hartsville, visit To request a recycling roll cart, call Environmental Services at (843) 383-3019.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Moment with the Manager - Cycling in Hartsville

By Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

Hartsville has really developed its status as a bicycle-friendly community in recent years. We are home to the very active Hartsville Polar Bear Cycling Club and the annual Loop da Ville bike ride sponsored by the Hartsville Family YMCA. Just this weekend, our city will serve as a stop for Bike MS, an annual bicycle ride benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and as the location for the Hartsville Family YMCA Triathlon.

In the City of Hartsville, we recognize the value of bicycle use in making our community attractive, healthy and vibrant. The new transportation portion of the Hartsville 2020 Comprehensive Plan, proposed by the Planning Commission, calls for bicycle-friendly projects including bike racks. That particular vision will be fulfilled by the installation of the City’s first decorative bike racks around downtown in the weeks to come.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursdays on College fall concert series continues with Chris Wilson and Planet Earth

WHAT: Thursdays on College concert featuring Chris Wilson and Planet Earth
WHERE: East College Avenue, Hartsville, S.C.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Chris Wilson & Planet Earth, an alternative rock guitar-and saxophone duo, will soon be arriving in Hartsville for the second of the Thursdays on College fall concert series. The event, taking place Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on East College Avenue, is sponsored by Sonoco.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hartsville Fire Department hosts residential fire sprinkler information meeting

The Hartsville Fire Department is inviting local residents to an informational meeting on residential fire sprinklers at the Lawton Park Pavilion, 716 Prestwood Drive, on Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

The session will be presented by Kyle Minick, Deputy Fire Chief of the North Charleston Fire Department and Chairman of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Members of the public and the media are encouraged to attend.

Sprinkler systems, a common precaution against fires in commercial structures which reduce a fire’s size and impact, are increasingly used as a line of defense against fires in private residences as well. Residential sprinkler systems may cost about $1.50 per square foot in a new home and $2.50 to $5 per square foot when installed in an existing home, according to the United States Fire Administration. Residential sprinkler systems are designed to activate in the very early stages of a fire, while still reducing the likelihood of accidental activation, attacking the fire at a point when less water is required.

“When sprinkler systems are combined with properly installed and maintained smoke detectors, the prevention efforts can save most potential house fire victims,” Fire Marshal Bryan Crowley said. “When we can encourage more residents to make use of these lifesaving devices, we can create a higher level of local fire protection than ever before.”

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Moment with the Manager - Fall special events

By Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manager

Among the things which really set Hartsville apart is the ongoing schedule of community events made by its many organizations. This week, the City of Hartsville and the Hartsville Downtown Development Association contributed more events of our own as we kicked off another round of the Thursdays on College concert series.

This first event of this downtown street concert series featured Terence Lonon and the Untouchables, the same Beach Music and R& B musicians who were the first performers in our initial series last year. They made such an impression that we wanted to bring them back, and Duke Energy returned as the sponsor for them as well.