LAMAR TOWN NEWS

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

Lamar School Choice Week

January 23-29, 2021 has been proclaimed by our Mayor as Lamar School Choice Week. Join us as we raise awareness of the need for effective educational options!

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 1/12/22 for important Town alert.

In Memorium 2021

As 2021 has come to an end, we pause to give honor to the memory of those who walked among us, who led by example, and who shared their unconditional love in the Lamar Community. We honor our friends, family members and loved ones listed on this page.

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!

Christmas on Main

Saturday, December 4th come out to the Christmas on Main event! Enjoy vendors, food, SANTA, a gingerbread house contest, and more from 1PM-4PM, followed by a Parade and Movie in the Park at dusk! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Thanksgiving Dinner Distributions

The Town of Lamar and the Lamar Police Department will distribute Thanksgiving Dinners on November 25. We are asking local churches submit names of church family members who would be blessed by the giveaway.

Former Lamar Citizen A Reality Star

DeQuincey Walker competes to be the next CBS reality show “Tough As Nails” champ. Watch him compete weekly!

Lamar Fall Events

The Town of Lamar has events for the whole family in October! Community building, Movie Nights & Fun at the Library for all. The Town will observe Halloween on October 30 from 4p-7p. Come down to N. Railroad Ave for a Trunk or Treat!

Adult Education at Spaulding Elementary

Darlington County School District is now holding evening classes at the old Spaulding Elementary School in Lamar. Evening classes are being held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30.

Open Mic Community Conversations

Share your thoughts and ideas about your community programs and solutions. Date, Time & Location for the event to be determined. Are you interested in participating?

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.

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!