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A Marlboro County Christmas tradition

A Marlboro County Christmas tradition
For many Marlboro County residents and visitors, the holiday season just wouldn't be complete without a trip out to the country to see Candy Cane Wonderland. Landscaper Michael Adams is the force behind this large display of Christmas lights and inflatables at his home on Family Farm Road. He is pictured above, right, handing out candy canes to visitors.

(Photos by Dan McNiel)

County certified as 'work ready'

Last week, Marlboro County became one of 18 counties in the state to earn  "work ready" certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative.
Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill and Lt. Gov.-elect Henry McMaster made the announcement at a press conference Thursday in Columbia. The 18 newly-designated counties bring the state's total to 22, as four had previously earned the certification. 

Henegan sworn in as SC House District 54 representative

Henegan sworn in as SC House District 54 representative
The main courtroom of the Marlboro County Courthouse was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday night, as friends and supporters gathered to watch Patricia Henegan take the oath of office to begin her term as the S.C. House District 54 representative.
Henegan was officially sworn in on December 2 at the Statehouse in Columbia. This week's event was for local residents of the three counties that comprise District 54: Marlboro, Chesterfield and...

Marlboro Chamber of Commerce to begin operations

The Marlboro Chamber of Commerce will open its doors in January 2015 in the former Marlboro Antiques space on Marlboro Street in Bennettsville. 
The main purpose of this organization is to bring together a network of professionals whose goal is to further the interests of businesses in Marlboro County. 
Business owners will be invited to join and participate in advocating on behalf of the business...

School board moves forward with concession stand, restroom facility at MCHS ball fields

The long-awaited construction of a press box, concession stand and restroom facility for the Marlboro County High School baseball/softball complex should begin soon, thanks to action taken Monday by the board of education.
At a special called meeting, the board unanimously authorized a contract with Precision Contractors, Inc. of Laurinburg at a cost not to exceed $283,900. This is well below the $350,000 that the school district has budgeted for the...