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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 It replaces an old, outdated facility that was in poor condition and inadequate for the volunteer firefighters and equipment it housed.

Decking the halls

Decking the halls
City of Bennettsville employees were spotted this week putting Christmas lights up in the trees in the downtown area, including this one on North Marlboro Street near the municipal parking lot. 

(Photo by Dan McNiel)

County in incipient drought status

Lower than normal rainfall over the past two months led the S.C. Drought Response Committee to upgrade the drought status of 15 South Carolina counties, including Marlboro.
The committee made this decision on Monday, November 27.
The 15 counties now considered to be in the incipient drought stage are: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Chesterfield, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Hampton, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Richland, and York.

Dogs fall in opener to Scots

Dogs fall in opener to Scots
A second half filled with turnovers and missed opportunities ruined the Marlboro County High debut of coach LaTroy Brace.  The Bulldogs fell to Scotland County, 61-51 Tuesday night.
"We just didn't execute on the offensive end very well down the stretch.  Also, we have to improve defensively," said coach Brace.

Safety meeting to be held January 6

The Marlboro County Sheriff's Office will host a workshop for pastors and/or church leaders to learn about safety.
Conducted by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Active Shooter Response for the Worship Environment training will take place Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. at the Bennettsville Community Center on North Marlboro Street.