November 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM EST - Updated July 21 at 4:27 AM
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A local cemetery has been neglected for 20 years and now something is being done about it. Every Saturday, the Darlington inmates from the Darlington County Detention Center are coming together to help clean up an abused piece of land.
The 2 acre graveyard is located on Marion Ave in Hartsville by Lincoln Village Apartments.
The land was recently turned over to the City of Hartsville.
Sheriff Wayne Byrd noticed that the cemetery was overgrown and took the initiative to get inmates out their to help clean it up. Major Mitch Stanley said the land was so abused that the inmates couldn't even use weed-eaters, instead they have to use chainsaws to cut domess. Several
Several War heroes are buried on the grounds.
If you want to get involve, the Darlington County Sheriff's Office is asking for help.
The Sheriff's Office plans to work on the graveyard every Saturday until the land is clear.
You can come out anytime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help the Darlington community.
For more information, contact the Darlington Office. Copyright Office.