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The jetport is located approximately four miles west of Bennettsville, off of secondary road 330 located at 1231 Airport Road. Regular airport activities include recreational flying, corporate/business aviation and various services that support the health, welfare, and safety of the community. Marlboro County has an agreement for fixed base operator and lease of the airport with "Rare Air Inc.", which is owned and operated by Barry Avent. The airport has been designated the Henry E. Avent Marlboro County Jetport in honor of Barry's father, Henry E. Avent.
The airport currently serves as home to 10 based aircraft and experiences 3,760 operations (landings and takeoffs) per year. The airport consists of a 5,000 foot runway with a full parallel taxiway. Currently on site is a terminal building, maintenance hangar, three-unit T-hangar, and a single corporate hangar. Apron space is limited at 3,400 square yards including 6 tie down positions. The terminal area accomodates smaller general piston and turbine aircraft typically having 2 to 8 passenger seats. Marlboro County has recently purchased 18.93 acres of land adjacent to the airport facilities increasing growth and demand for services.
The airport Commission includes:
Charles P. Midgely, Chairman; District 1 - Bobby Roberts; District 2 - Dr. John Nobles; District 3 - Barry Avent; District 4 - John Troy McQueen; District 5 - Rippin McLeod, Jr.; District 6 - Coleman Jones; District 7 - Elbert Page; and District 8 - William Tatum.
Alcohol & Drug Abuse 479-5683
Trinity Behavioral Care
Trinity Behavioral Care has contracted with Marlboro County to provide services to the citizens in the community. Their office is located in the Tri-County Mental Health Clinic at 1035 Cheraw Street.
Animal Control 479-1756
Marlboro County has opened its new animal shelter located at 242 Ag Street, Bennettsville, SC. If you have any animals that need to be picked up or have any questions about adoption, please contact Mr. Josh Cohoon at 479-1756. If you live within the city limits of Bennettsville, please call 479-7550.
Civic Center 454-9496
The Civic Center was known as "The Garden Theater" when it was built in 1917 and was one of the finest opera houses in the Carolinas. After decades as a popular silent movie theater, then a motion picture theater, the building remained dormant until a public/private partnership was formed to restore and give it new life as a central meeting hall and performance theater.
City and county governments, arts, education, and civic organizations, businessess, industries, and a host of private foundations and individuals all cooperated to create Marlboro Civic Center - the cultural heart of this community and a source of pride to all of its citizens.
Executive Director is Karen Lewis.
Convenience Center Locations in Marlboro County
Bennettsville Convenience Center, 1264 Redhill Road, Bennettsville, SC
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wallace Convenience Center, 4200 Highway 9 West, Wallace, SC 29596
Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursdays - 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
McColl Convenience Center, 1049 Hwy. 381, McColl, SC 29570
Hours of Operation: Thursday and Fridays - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Blenheim Convenience Center, 127 Forest Drive, Blenheim, SC 29516
Hours of Operation: Thursdays - 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
Free Recyclables include: Oil, Batteries, Filters, Cans, Glass Bottles, Metal, Newspapers, Microwaves, We will accept the following items for the prices as listed:
Tires - Car.....$2.50 Truck.....$3.50
Small Trash Bags.......................$.50
Large Trash Bags.....................$1.00
Extra Large Trash Bag ..............$2.00
Chair or Loveseat.....................$2.00
Couch or Matress.....................$3.00
* Loads of Debris "must" go to the Bennettsville Landfill.
" Prices same at all Convenience Centers except Bennettsville - weight.
Council on Aging 479-9951
Meal on Wheels
The Marlboro County Council on Aging provides programs and services for seniors in Marlboro County through the main office in Bennettsville located at 209 East Market Street. Supportive services include group and home-delivered meals; homemaker services (light housekeeping, etc.); leisure; social; and recreational activities; transportation for members to and from the meal/activity site and for some local errands/appointments/ health screenings/ a respite program for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and related memory disorders; and information and referral to local agencies. Marlboro County residents aged 60 years (55 for some services) or older may receive services. Spouses under 60 and dependents with disabilities may also be eligible. Please contact the agency for additional information.
Environmental Control 479-5602 Ext 14
For any environmental control issues which include: illegal dumping of garbage, illegal burning, and illegal build up of garbage at private residences which cause a health hazard - contact Keith Williams, Environmental Control Officer. The environmental control office is located in the old sheriff offices at the Marlboro County Courthouse.
Family Court 479-5613
The Family Courts have exclusive jurisdiction of all matters involving domestic and family relationships. Pursuant to this provision, the Family Courts are the sole forum for the hearing of all cases concerning marriage, divorce, legal separation, custody, visitation rights, termination of parental rights, adoption, support, alimoney, division of marital property, and change of name. These courts also generally have exclusive jurisdiction over minors under the age of seventeen. S.C. Code Ann. 20-7-400 provides that the family court "shall have exclusive original jurisdiction and shall be the sole court for initiating action" concerning a child who "is alleged to have violated or attempted to violate any State or Local law or municipal ordinance."
LP Gas & Diesel Fuels 586-2775
Coastal Gas Services headquartered in Marlboro County, is a provider of LP Gas and Diesel Fuels to thousands of customers located throughout four counties of the Pee Dee. Coastal Gas Services provides customer direct delivery and attendant services for Manufacturing, Business, Agriculture and Residential uses. Commonly referred to as Propane, LP Gas is one of the nation's most versatile sources of energy, and supplies about 4 percent of our nation's total energy needs. For additional information, please click on website: http://www.coastalgassc.com/ .
Garbage/Trash Collection (843) 395-9999
USA Waste & Recycling
Marlboro County residents (outside Bennettsville City limits) will have their solid waste (trash) picked up by USA Waste & Recycling out of Darlington. You must either obtain a trash cart from the company or dispose of you waste at the local convenience center (if you choose this option - you must be able to provide proof when requested by the county). Anyone caught illegally dumping trash in Marlboro County will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The company offers a billing plan of quarterly payments or monthly, whichever is easier for the customers. Payments should be mailed to: 1972 Harry Byrd Hwy * Darlington, SC * 29532
Landfill & Recycling 479-7064
Marlboro County has a drop off and recycling centers in Marlboro County. Please see above for Convenience Center Locations and hours, and listing of recycling material, etc. and charges.
The Marian Wright Edelman Public Library opened to the citizens on February 22, 2010. After many obstacles and a decade of planning, fund raising and construction, the library became a reality and celebrated with a grand opening in March 2010.
The library is named in honor of a Bennettsville Native and one of our nation's foremost children's advocates. Ms. Edelman is the President and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund. Surrounded by family and friends, Ms. Edelman cut the ribbon to officially open the library named for her.
The library described as "a blend of modern and traditional" has a circulation area directly as patrons come through the front door. The stacks radiate from this area with clear shelving that allows light to filter through to the books, increasing visibility and adding to the modern appeal. Meanwhile nods to history include a display case that is filled with Edelman artifacts, and a glass-front bookcase that served as the county's original lending library from 1872-1910.
The library includes two conference rooms that are available for the public's use. The larger conference room "The Kinney Meeting Room" seats approximately 50 and has a small kitchen. The smaller conference room seats 12. Both rooms have dropdown screens.
There is a bright and cheerful children's area which features four early learning stations and two additional computers aimed specifically at pre-school children. Three large colorful paintings done by longtime McColl Elementary/Middle Art Teacher, Fay Kubas are on display in this area. There is a separate "story time room" with an interactive whiteboard. This area features shelving with cute animal cutouts, designed to appeal to the youngest patrons.
The young adult section has modern seating designed to appeal to teens and pre-teens. Art work from high school students are displayed in this area.
There is a geneology room devoted to research. It is complete with the library's genealogy books, a microfilm reader, work table and computer.
The library library is stocked with more than 60,000 volumes of books which have features to appeal to segments of the community. The computer area provides 22 computers for public use. One computer station is wheelchair accessible. Library cards are required in order to use the computers - original cards are free, however, replacement cards are $3.00 each. There is a PC reservation system which allows patrons to reserve computers.
The library Director is Bobbie Jo Grooms.
The local newspaper is the Marlboro Herald-Advocate owned and operated by William L. Kinney, Jr. The paper is published on Thursdays. To view their website, please click on www.heraldadvocate.com .
Probate Court 479-5610
The Probate Court is responsible for marriage licenses, estates of deceased persons, wills of individuals, estates of minors, or incapacitated persons, trusts, and involuntary commitments. Marlboro County's Probate Judge is Mark Heath.
Probation Office 479-3041
The Probation Office for Marlboro County is located in the Courthouse located at 105 Main Street, Bennettsville, SC.
Marlboro County Parks & Recreation Commission is responsible for various outdoor activities to include: basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. Activities are sponsored year round for the youth "17" and under in the Community. There are several parks that are available for family oriented or company gatherings. We do not rent our parks out for any type of profit making organizations.
Gary Harrington is the Recreational Director and Greg Leviner is the Athletic Director. Thomas Stephens ins Administrative Assistant.
Marlboro County would like to encourage the citizens to Recycle. Our message is to Reduce and Reuse!!!!
Road Maintenance 479-5600 ext 21
Marlboro County Public Works provides road maintenance for dirt roads "only" in the county which are part of the county system. Private roads are not maintained. Roads must meet certain criteria to be accepted into the county system. (Acceptance of Roads)
City of Bennettsville 479-9001
Coastal Gas 586-2775
Marlboro Electric Cooperative 479-3855
Progress Energy/Duke Power 800 * 452-2777
Veterans' Affairs 479-5622
The Veterans' Affairs Office is located at 300 West Main Street, Bennettsville, SC in the D.D. McColl House. The mission of the Office of Veterans' Affairs is to be an advocate for the states veterans in all matters that pertain to veterans such as:
Inform veterans, families and survivors of benefits
Initiate and process veterans' claims for benefits
Manage the South Carolina Free Tuition Program
Manage the South Carolina State Veterans' Cemetery in Anderson, SC.
Assist in the management of the South Carolina Veterans' nursing homes.
Update and maintain the South Carolina "War Roster".
Coordinate the South Carolina Veterans Advocacy Council.
Respond to inquiries regarding the veterans' benefits
Administer the South Carolina Military Family Relief Fund.
For more information, please click on www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va
Voter's Registration 479-5612
Marlboro County's Voter Registration Office is located at 119 South Marlboro Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
City of Bennettsville 479-9001
Marlboro Water Company 479-8988
Wallace Water Company 537-6160
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