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County Council acts on cleanup efforts

  • 14 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County is starting to see the benefits of a solid waste fee approved by county council during the most recent budget process and included on this year’s tax bills.
The $40 solid waste fee was placed on the tax bills for all dwellings in the unincorporated areas of the county. This is expected to generate around $300,000 annually and is intended to fund efforts to clean up the county, including the hiring of a work crew supervisor, enhancing existing convenience centers, supporting community clean-up efforts, and educating the public.

Bulldogs fall to Central, Cheraw, host Dillon tonight

  • 14 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Despite a rough start, Marlboro County High boys' basketball coach LaTroy Brace isn't discouraged.
"This is a learning process.  We have to learn how to win and what it takes to be successful," said Brace after Monday's eight point defeat to Central of Pageland.

School board approves moving students out of BIS

  • 8 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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This week, the Marlboro County Board of Education voted to vacate Bennettsville Intermediate School over the Christmas holidays, moving fifth graders to Clio and grades three and four to Marlboro County High.
That happened at the regular monthly board meeting Monday by a 6-1 vote, with two members abstaining (defined as declining to vote either for or against a motion).

Planting a tree for Arbor Day

  • 8 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Planting a tree for Arbor Day

The city of Bennettsville celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, December 1, with the planting of a tree. Arbor Day is always the first Friday in December in South Carolina. As a member of Tree City USA, a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and S.C. Forestry Commission, the city always joins in by planting a tree. This year, it was planted next to the Bennettsville Fire Department’s sign, behind city hall, in memory of Linda Stevens McDaniel, who had passed away that week. She was the mother of the city’s assistant fire chief, Steven McDaniel, and the city chose to honor their friend and co-worker. For the second year, children from the First United Methodist Church four-year-old Head Start program (above) helped out with the planting.
(Photo by Lynn McQueen)

Clio Rural Fire Department opens new Eastside Fire Station

  • 8 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Clio Rural Fire Department opens new Eastside Fire Station

A crowd gathered at Clio Rural Fire Department’s brand-new Eastside Station Tuesday, December 5, for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The station is located at 612 South Main Street. It replaces an old, outdated facility that was in poor condition and inadequate for the volunteer firefighters and equipment it housed.

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