LAMAR TOWN NEWS

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

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 being held with no public attendees. 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, including upcoming testing and vaccination clinics and 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

At the March Council Meeting, Council voted to extend the Mask Ordinance, with an expiration date of May 10. Face coverings will remain required in retail and foodservice establishments.

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.

Halloween in Lamar

Happy Halloween! The Lamar Police Department and Council ask that you please observe door-to-door trick-or-treating from the hours of 4 pm to 7 pm ONLY. No Halloween masks are allowed inside businesses. The PD will be on patrol during evening hours.

Smoke Testing Sanitary Sewer System

The Town of Lamar Water and Sewer Department will be conducting smoke testing of its sanitary sewer system on October 22, 2020 and could last for several days. Please read to know if your street will be affected.

Vote Early

While there is no location in Lamar for early voting, you may visit the following locations to perform in-person absentee voting to cast your ballots.  Be sure to have your photo ID with you!

Men’s Health Symposium

The Men’s Health Care symposium for the Men of Lamar was a great event! Thank you to our sponsors! The Town plans to host more of these events in the future.

SC CARES Act Opportunities

SC CARES Act grant programs begin Oct 19 to provide relief to small and minority businesses and nonprofit organizations. You may also find information here for rental assistance under the CARES Act.

From The Desk of The Mayor

Mayor Darnell Byrd McPherson addresses recent community events and strategies to make our community safer and more peaceful. Share your ideas and let’s work together to move our Town forward.

David Beasley Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Lamar Native, and former Governor David Beasley, serves as Chief Director for The United Nations World Food Programme. It is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, providing food to millions across the globe in the fight against hunger. The organization has won a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts in combatting hunger!

Lamar High School Improvement Council

The SIC is seeking Nominations for positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Find duties for each office here.