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Highlights of Marion Alumni 2014

Posted by marionalumni on October 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

  • A heavy Spring Branch Community turned out at the reunion thanks to the Class of 1969.
  • Good “Hall of Fame” reports. Hats off to front runner Class of 1963.
  • 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt certification and South Carolina Tax Exempt for Non Profits status, thanks to the leadership of Rev. Willie Rayfield Johnson.
  • Some good ideas for improvement were presented.
  • The Friday fish fry was well handled by Harold Crawford, Willie Rogers, Joseph Harrison and Pam Pooler.
  • Awarded 6 Scholarships at $500 each, plus gave $200 in financial hardship assistance at student's sincere request.
  • The room was nicely decorated thanks to Janice Ellerbe.
  • Book bag purchase for Children's Summer Program operated by Marilyn T. Woodberry and Mona T. Richardson.
  • Game day feeding of Marion High Varsity Football team.
  • Homecoming parade participation with Marion High School.
  • Participation in the town of Sellers' 1st Annual Raccoon Festival.


Thanks to all involved for your support! You all made it possible!!


First African American Mayor in Marion - One for the History Books!

Posted by marionalumni on April 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Bobby Lee Davis, beat out incumbent Rodney Berry in the race for Mayor.

MARION, S.C. -- Marion City Councilman Bobby L. Davis made history Tuesday night by defeating incumbent Rodney Berry to become the first African-American elected mayor of Marion. Davis took home 54 percent of the votes with 1,377. Berry received 1,153 votes.

“I absolutely believe the people in Marion made the right decision today because they wanted change,” Davis said. “They want someone whose going to unite the city of Marion. We have been divided too long. Now my goal is to unite us.”

Davis has served on Marion City Council for 26 years. He said he was elated at the news of the victory, but felt confident in his supporters.

“I just thank everyone. I certainly thank the mayor. My supporters and non-supporters, we have to put all of that behind us now and move the city forward."

Congratulations to Marion and to uncle Bobby for such an accomplishment!

Read more about it here at the Star Enterprise:


Marion - Main Street Changing!

Posted by marionalumni on October 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Driving down Main Street in Marion there are a few noticeable changes for several downtown businesses as they switch locations to expand.

Olde Town Marion Historic Marion Revitalization Association, Audrey’s Embroidery, Fred’s Barber Shop and Champion Martial Arts are all swapping sides across Main Street and moving into bigger office spaces. A major move involves HMRA as Anderson Brothers Bank donated the building on the corner of Main Street and Dozier Street to be used as their new base of operations.



Marion Teaches Senior Citizens (Computers) for Free!

Posted by marionalumni on October 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Now-a-days computers are everywhere and not knowing how to use them can make life a lot more difficult as several Marion senior citizens have found out.

As more and more health and insurance companies move away from paper applications, the need for senior citizens to know how to use computers to access information has increased as well.

“Us old folks need as much help as we can get,” Frank Tortorici said sitting in the Swamp Fox Higher Education Center computer lab waiting for a computer class hosted by the City ofMarionto begin last week. “We didn’t have computers when I was growing up.” Read more by clicking the following link: Free Computer Training

Free School Supplies!

Posted by marionalumni on August 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Free School Supplies at Pop Dorsey's on August 11 from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. Click the link to learn more!!


The New Website and Name Change

Posted by marionalumni on July 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Effective immediately, the official name of our alumni association is now: "Marion Alumni" as earlier correspondence have noted.

Additionally, we invite you to our new website also with the same title. We hope that you will bear with us as we continue to develop and grow this site. Your feedback is very important as we go forward. Thank you to those who have been here from the very beginning and welcome to our newcomers.

In order to grow the site - you must use it. You are invited to add comments, blogs etc. to keep the website active. It helps with the search engines and the programs that find our information when someone is searching for something if people are actively using the site. The more you use the site the more current it becomes in the searches and the quicker the information is found. It is a very important way to share information. Share any "appropriate" information you desire that could be of interest to the alumni. Thank you and welcome aboard!