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County council votes to take legal action against the current solid waste contractor

  • 20 December 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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In an emergency meeting today (Dec. 19), the Marlboro County Council unanimously voted to take legal action against J. Davis Enterprise, the current franchise solid waste contractor responsible for household garbage collection in the county.
Davis has operated its service in Marlboro County under other names such as USA Waste.
Davis is operating under a three-year contract approved in January 2017. The county’s lawsuit asserts that Davis has failed to collect garbage on a regular schedule, with adequate personnel and equipment and has not resolved customer complaints in an appropriate manner.

Clean up of the former casinos at the state line is near completion

  • 19 December 2019
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Clean up of the former casinos at the state line is near completion

McCOLL — The clean up of old casino structures at the state line in McColl is almost finished.
Once completed, a brick “Welcome to Marlboro County” sign will be erected at the site.
The cleanup was an initiative of Councilman Verd Odom, which started when he got elected three years ago.
“It has been a big thing for me to try to get this property cleaned up,” he said.
Like others, he didn’t like the area being the first impression people had of Marlboro County.

Bicentennial Christmas Parade is Sat.

  • 12 December 2019
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Bicentennial Christmas Parade is Sat.

The City of Bennettsville and Bennettsville Bicentennial Celebration will host a Bicentennial Christmas Parade and Fireworks Show on Saturday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the City of Bennettsville and the holiday season. 
This family-friendly, free parade will begin at 4 p.m. with step-off from City Hall, 501 East Main Street. 
The route will travel west on Main Street, circle the Court House Square and conclude on Broad Street. Approximately 90 units will join in the fun to entertain those present. Grand Marshals for the parade will be the City’s current mayor and council members as well as all former mayors and council members.

Council recognizes Dr. Prince in her final regular meeting

  • 12 December 2019
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Council recognizes Dr. Prince in her final regular meeting

Members of the Marlboro County Council praised and celebrated the leadership of chairman Dr. Carolyn Prince at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Prince, who won the Bennettsville mayor's position during the November election, will have to resign from county council to accept her new office.  Tuesday's meeting was her last on council before taking office with the city on January 2.
Vice-chairman Jason Steen read a resolution saluting and highlighting accomplishments of Prince's 19 years on county council.
Prince was presented a framed version of the resolution, as well as a plaque with her chairman's gavel.
During the segment of the meeting in which the individual councilmen had the floor, each thanked Prince and wished her success leading Bennettsville City Council.
"I thank the staff and fellow council members for their efforts and willingness to work together," said Prince.

County, Chamber to host special ‘Business After Hours’ on Dec. 16

  • 12 December 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The Marlboro County Council in partnership with the Marlboro Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a “Business After Hours” to communicate its strategic initiatives to leaders in the community.  
The event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Skye on East Main Street in Bennettsville.  
In 2017, the County Council undertook a strategic planning process that in addition to a number of internal areas of focus, examined several key issues impacting the community.  These issues include the lack of a hospital, the need for better highway connections, tourism, community clean-up and other issues.   This fall, the Council began updating their plan with a greater focus on these “external” initiatives and the path forward.

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