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Ride-along program teams 911 dispatchers with first responders

Ride-along program teams 911  dispatchers with first responders
You know what happens when you call 911. A dispatcher answers your call, determines the nature and location of your emergency, and notifies the appropriate agency - law enforcement, fire or rescue - to respond.
It’s a team effort to ensure the safety of Marlboro County’s citizens, and now, members of the team are collaborating in a new way through a ride-along program initiated by the county 911 office. 

Local lawyer named as 'rising star'

Local lawyer named as 'rising star'
Mason W. King, of the Douglas Jennings Law Firm in Bennettsville, has been honored by being selected to the 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

A mess of our own

A couple of weeks ago, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that her office was taking control of the Allendale County School District.
Allendale has long been the poster-kid for the poor state of public education in South Carolina.  In fact, the only other time that the Department of Education has flexed its muscle and taken over an entire district, it was Allendale in 1999.

Fireworks at the lake tonight

Fireworks at the lake tonight

County to lease part of old Boro plant to Flakeboard America for warehouse

County to lease part of old Boro plant to Flakeboard America for warehouse
This week, Marlboro County Council took the first step toward leasing vacant property on Maple Street in Bennettsville to a local industry for warehouse space.
At a called meeting Wednesday at noon, the council gave unanimous, first reading approval to an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement with Flakeboard America Ltd., doing business as Arauco North America.
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