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Runoff election for school board chairman is next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, November 18, is the day Marlboro County voters will decide on the person who will lead the school board for the next four years. 
The current chair, Lucy Parsons, and former acting chair, Michael Toms, are facing off in a runoff election.
In the general election on November 4, Toms received 2,567 votes to Parsons' 2,078. 
A candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the...

Veterans Day celebration

Veterans Day celebration
The Marlboro County Council on Aging celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, with a special musical performance. Three local veterans who participate in the Council's activities were honored: Stan Lintner, 10 years in the Air Force; Johnnie Thomas, four years in the Marines; and Richard Rivers, an employee of the Council, two years in the Army. Pictured above are participants enjoying the performance. 

Board votes 5-3 to amend, extend Tillar's contract

A majority of the Marlboro County Board of Education voted to extend the superintendent's contract to 2018, remove the contract's buyout clause, and require a "super majority" of six rather than a simple majority of five in order for the board to terminate her in the future.
That happened at the board's regular monthly meeting Monday. Valerie McClain, who lost her re-election bid on November 4 and will be leaving the board at the end of...

Parsons, Toms headed to runoff, two incumbents unseated and three others re-elected in school board races Tuesday

Two candidates for Marlboro County Board of Education chairman appear to be headed for a runoff, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's general election.
The county election commission will certify the results Friday morning. Based on the uncertified results reported Tuesday night, it appears the current school board chair, Lucy Parsons, and a former acting chair, Michael Toms, will meet in a runoff, which will most likely be held November...

Lt. Turner named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Lt. Turner named  Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Last week, members of the Bennettsville Police Depart-ment learned that one of their own had been named Officer of the Year by the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Associ-ation.
Larry Turner, lieutenant over investigations, received that prestigious honor, which is given to an officer each year to recognize his or her contributions that improve the quality of life in the community. 
Detective Deborah Young nominated Turner for...