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Jobless rate holds fairly steady in October

Unemployment was virtually unchanged in Marlboro County between September and October, according to statistics released Friday by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
The county's October jobless rate was  9.3 percent, compared to 9.4 percent in September. 
It was a similar story elsewhere, as both the state's and the nation's jobless rate changed by just 0.1 percent as well. In South...

Bulldogs defeat Swansea, face Myrtle Beach Friday

Bulldogs defeat Swansea, face Myrtle Beach Friday

Leading 12-0 early in the second half against Swansea, the Marlboro County Bulldogs called upon Scooby-Doo to provide the knockout punch.

No, not the beloved animated Great Dane detective and his hippy buddy, Shaggy. Scooby-Doo is a trick play that the Bulldogs had been saving for just the right occasion. The...

Parsons wins 2nd term as chairman

Parsons wins 2nd term as chairman

Lucy Parsons will serve a second term as chairman of the Marlboro County Board of Education as the result of a runoff election held Tuesday.

According to unofficial election results, Parsons received 1,981 votes to challenger Michael Toms' 1,782, a difference of 199 votes.

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Farm City Day

Farm City Day

The annual Farm City Day was held Tuesday, November 18. Farm City Day is a project of Marlboro County, Clemson Extension, Marlboro Electric Cooperative and Bennettsville Downtown Development Association, with the purpose of promoting a better understanding between agricultural and urban communities. The day's free activities began with a breakfast and shopping bazaar at the Bennettsville...

Runoff election for school board chairman is next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, November 18, is the day Marlboro County voters will decide on the person who will lead the school board for the next four years. 
The current chair, Lucy Parsons, and former acting chair, Michael Toms, are facing off in a runoff election.
In the general election on November 4, Toms received 2,567 votes to Parsons' 2,078. 
A candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the...
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