From a simple candle in the windows to a full-scale animated light show, the community is decorated for Christmas. A ride around the county will allow one to take in all the different styles.
Photos by Dan McNiel
The South Carolina Department of Corrections has arrested a former corrections officer at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville for sexual misconduct.
Giselle Viviana Kensington-Moore, 37, of Spartanburg, was charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate and misconduct in office for actions in 2018. Her charges included having a sexual relationship with an inmate and giving birth to his child
In an emergency meeting today (Dec. 19), the Marlboro County Council unanimously voted to take legal action against J. Davis Enterprise, the current franchise solid waste contractor responsible for household garbage collection in the county.
Davis has operated its service in Marlboro County under other names such as USA Waste.
Davis is operating under a three-year contract approved in January 2017. The county’s lawsuit asserts that Davis has failed to collect garbage on a regular schedule, with adequate personnel and equipment and has not resolved customer complaints in an appropriate manner.
McCOLL — The clean up of old casino structures at the state line in McColl is almost finished.
Once completed, a brick “Welcome to Marlboro County” sign will be erected at the site.
The cleanup was an initiative of Councilman Verd Odom, which started when he got elected three years ago.
“It has been a big thing for me to try to get this property cleaned up,” he said.
Like others, he didn’t like the area being the first impression people had of Marlboro County.
The City of Bennettsville and Bennettsville Bicentennial Celebration will host a Bicentennial Christmas Parade and Fireworks Show on Saturday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the City of Bennettsville and the holiday season.
This family-friendly, free parade will begin at 4 p.m. with step-off from City Hall, 501 East Main Street.
The route will travel west on Main Street, circle the Court House Square and conclude on Broad Street. Approximately 90 units will join in the fun to entertain those present. Grand Marshals for the parade will be the City’s current mayor and council members as well as all former mayors and council members.