LAMAR TOWN NEWS

Check in regularly for Latest Lamar Town News,  Notices & Special Announcements

Public Service Announcements

Lamar Public Service Announcements for the residents of Lamar. Stay up to date on news, notifications and things you need to know in Lamar. *Updated 9/10/21 for important Town alert.

Duke Energy Utility Assistance

With rising summer temps threatening to cause even more financial hardship for those struggling to pay their energy bills, Duke Energy is connecting those customers with available assistance.

Health & Wellness Day in Lamar

Begin the Lamar Health & Wellness Day with a Walking Warriors Fun Walk at 8 a.m., then enjoy a Live DJ, Treats, Health resources, COVID-19 Vaccinations, school supplies & more!

Lamar Youth Golf Camp

Lamar Youth Golf Camp will run July 5 to August 2 on Mondays. Sign your youth (ages 8-16) up now! Have fun and learn something new this summer at the Rec Fields!

Unclaimed Stimulus Checks

While most everyone has seen their stimulus checks for the latest round, there are some that have not been claimed. If you believe that you have a stimulus check that you have not received, you may bring a photo ID to the Lamar Post Office to be verified and receive your check.

SC Stay Plus Program

SC STAY PLUS PROGRAM The SC Stay Plus Program is open and accepting applications for housing assistance, related to COVID-19 financial instability. It provides payments directly to landlords and utility companies on behalf of affected renters.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Are you age 55 and older? Update your job skills and earn a wage through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The EBB program helps provide discounts on eligible households’ internet bills. Learn more now to see how you can enroll & receive up to $50 per month towards your home internet service!

Lamar Presents Text MyGov

Text MyGov is a new service we are providing to everyone as a way to receive Town Alerts, communicate with Town Hall, report issues and find answers quickly.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Special Enrollment for Health Insurance

Special Enrollment period for Health Insurance is open until August 15. You may qualify for a plan as low as $0/month!

Help Prevent Sewer Backups

We encourage everyone to think before pouring FOG down drains and in toilets.  FOG related grease blockages increase the sewer operation and maintenance costs resulting in higher sewer bills for all.

A New You Counseling Center

Lamar Native and Licensed Professional Counselor, Kelvin Durant, is bringing a new resource to Town in July!

Town Council Meetings

Council Meetings are opened to the public. Town Council welcomes all Citizens to submit questions/comments for meetings no later than 12 p.m. the day of a meeting.

COVID-19 Town News & Local Resources

You may find all the Lamar COVID-19 Town News, modified services & local resources for you to stay well!

Hurricane Florence Recovery Program

The Program brings assistance to single family homes or mobile homes that were damaged by Hurricane Florence. And offers home buyouts for floodplain counties.

Lamar’s Great American Cleanup

Take Pride in Our Town! Help a neighbor and join in by cleaning up debris in your yards! March 27 – April 2. Kickoff at Town Hall on March 27 @ 8:30 a.m. Call Town Hall for yard waste pickup.

Driver Suspension Eligibility Week

Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for South Carolina is March 15-19, 2021. Drivers with certain suspensions may be able to reduce or clear their suspension. Click here to learn more!

Strengthening Families Program

Darlington County First Steps is now taking registrations for the Spring 2021 Program. Contact Leroy for more information or to register!

Lamar High All-State Player Aniya Gates

The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association has announced its list of All-State players. 18 High School athletes were chosen across the Pee Dee. Our very own Aniya Gates was named a 1-A All-State player!

Safe Fox Valentine’s Day

Over the weekend The Town of Lamar and The Lamar Police Department extended a small gesture of love to the warm-hearted women in our Safe Fox Program.

Football Camp & Softball Signups

Let’s get active! The Recreation Department is taking registrations for Little League Softball & bring your youth to the FREE Youth Football Camp at Lamar Park on Feb 27!

Town of Lamar Mask Ordinance

The Mask Ordinance for the Town of Lamar has expired. While wearing a mask is no longer required at Lamar establishments, we strongly “encourage” everyone to wear face protection and practice safety precautions.

In Memorium

Join us as we pause in January 2021 to honor the departed family members, friends and loved ones of 2020 who lived or served in the Lamar Community. As we continue to honor those of the Lamar Community, you may submit your loved ones names to Tim at Town Hall.

Laptop & Stipend for Students

The DCFSP presents a professional development program, FREE laptop & weekly stipend for High School students. Click to learn more about the requirements needed and session topics. Act now if you are interested!

Christmas on Main

Saturday, December 5th come out to the Christmas on Main event! Enjoy vendors, food, SANTA and more from 2PM-5PM with a Parade at dusk. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Lamar Town Council Special Election

A Special Election was held on Jan 12, to fill 1 position on Town Council. Mr. Tyler Cook won the election and was sworn in on the Town Hall Lawn on Jan 20.

Lamar Newsletter

Catch up on Town news and happenings with the monthly Lamar Newsletter- “Lamar’s Monthly Connection”

Government Assistance

Need assistance? Funds are available to assist Darlington County citizens with lights, gas, kerosene, rent, mortgage and water. Find out how you can get help today.

Voting in Lamar

Polling stations are set up at Town Hall & Lamar High School. Polls will be open Nov 3 from 7 am – 7 pm. Disposable swabs will be available for touchless voting.