White-Bradley joins Lamar Council

Angele White-Bradley Photo by Samantha Lyles

Angele White-Bradley
Photo by Samantha Lyles

By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net

Lamar Town Council welcomed newly elected member Angele White-Bradley, who was sworn in at council’s January 11 regular meeting. Bradley takes over several departmental supervision duties including business licenses, codes, and the town’s oxidation pond.
“Really what I’m here for is to bring some life to the town. Lamar is an old town with a lot of young people here, and we want to keep it alive… to keep the young people here,” said White-Bradley. “We definitely want to build up some activities, like having a recreation building for basketball or church events that doesn’t require us to use our school buildings.”

Lamar citizens can get in touch with their new council representative by calling 843-250-3095 or emailing her at asbradley85@gmail.com.

Also at this meeting, PDRTA executive director Chuck MacNeil spoke about the new Lamar Circulator bus scheduled to begin service on January 18. Sponsored by Genesis Health Care, the bus will operate every Monday, except holidays, and passengers can ride to and from Pee Dee Health Care and pharmacy for free with their Genesis Health Care ID cards.

One-way fares are $1 within one city and $3 for all other trips. MacNeil said the Lamar bus will pick up passengers who call to schedule trip requests until regular bus stops are established. With careful scheduling, riders can go back and forth between Lamar, Timmonsville, and Darlington throughout the day. No Florence stops are currently scheduled.

The Lamar circulator will begin the morning at 8 a.m., moving on to Timmonsville and Darlington before returning to Lamar around 10:30 a.m. This cycle will repeat four times during the day with a final arrival back in Lamar around 5:10 each afternoon.
MacNeil said the initial route schedule is open for input and can be changed to suit the community’s needs.

“We need to find out if this isn’t the service people need so we can connect the dots. We don’t want to send empty buses around,” he said. “We’re here to provide transportation when people need it, and where the need to go to.”

For more information about the Lamar circulator or any other PDRTA buses, visit their website at www.pdrta.org or call 843-665-2227

Author: Jana Pye

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