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Council on Aging loses contract, future at risk

The Marlboro County Council on Aging has provided meals, transportation and home care to senior citizens since 1974, but that may soon come to an end, thanks to a change in a state funding requirement and the loss of a contract to a for-profit company from Chicago, IL.
The Council on Aging, a private non-profit organization, learned in April that it lost its contract for Home Living Support during the procurement process for the 2014-15 fiscal...

County Council to reinstate animal control program, operate shelter

Marlboro County government is in the beginning stages of reinstating its animal control program and operating an animal shelter in light of concerns about stray dogs throughout the county.
The county is buying the former Olive Graham Center, located on Ag Street in Bennettsville near the Department of Social Services and the county jail, from the Marlboro County Disabilities and Special Needs Board.
Officials plan to renovate the...

Update: Henegan, Ohanesian moving on to runoff

After a mandatory recount in the S.C. House of Representatives District 54 race, Patricia Henegan and Greg Ohanesian will be moving on to a runoff on June 24.
The recount was ordered following the Democratic primary on June 10 because only a handful of votes separated Ohanesian and the third candidate, Fred Thomas. 
The recount took place Friday. In the end, Henegan received 1,926 votes to Ohanesian's 1,041 and...

Recount, then runoff in House District 54 primary race

Tuesday's Democratic primary did not answer the question of who will represent District 54 in the S.C. House - or even who will advance to a runoff in two weeks.
Unofficial election results show Patricia Henegan received just over 48 percent of the votes cast. That was more than the other candidates, but not the majority needed to avoid a runoff. 
And just a handful of votes - about 0.2 percent - separated the other two...

Summerfest draws crowd

Summerfest draws crowd
The inaugural Summerfest, a three-day festival celebrating all the positive things Marlboro County has to offer, took place last weekend, June 6-8. It began with a concert Friday night at the Bennettsville Community Center remembering the famed Coachman and Four Club. Saturday, the focus shifted to downtown Bennettsville, where visitors strolled along Broad, Main and Marlboro Streets enjoying arts and crafts, food vendors, a classic car show, children's activities and...