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Charges dropped in Lowery murder case

Sheriff Charles Lemon announced Friday morning that the charges against Dwayne Jermaine Bright have been dropped.
Bright, 36, was arrested May 7 and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, in connection with the May 5 stabbing death of Ella Shantrice Lowery on Craig Circle.

Search continues for missing Bennettsville child

Search continues for missing Bennettsville child
For almost a week now, law enforcement and the community at large have been focused on one burning question - “Where is Iyana?” - and one desperate, heartfelt desire - to bring her home. 
Eight-year-old Iyana Lowery turned up missing Friday morning, May 5, the same time her mother, Ella Lowery, 36, was found dead inside their home on Craig Circle in Bennettsville.

Winn-Dixie property transfer gets final approval

This week, Marlboro County Council completed the process of transferring ownership of the old Winn-Dixie building on Oakwood Street in Bennettsville to Northeastern Technical College (NETC). 
NETC will use the facility for a vocational education/industry training center, officials announced earlier this year. They said at the time that  it would offer ongoing vocational education programs such as welding, industrial controls and diesel mechanics, as well as specialized, industry-specific classes as needed by existing industries.

Bulldogs open spring practice

Bulldogs open spring practice
The Marlboro County High football team opened spring practice on Monday with over 80 underclassmen participating.  “The enthusiasm has been very high and guys are already showing that they are willing to work hard.  It is good to be back out here,” said head coach Dean Boyd.  The Bulldogs will be practicing Monday through Thursday all of May.  Above, defensive linemen work through a pass rush drill.  

Local lineman attends Statehouse ceremony

Local lineman attends Statehouse ceremony
Justin Cheek represented Marlboro Electric Cooperative at the S.C. Statehouse Tuesday for the designation of Linemen Appreciation Day. He was one of 40 electric utility linemen who stood with Gov. Henry McMaster and legislators as they honored the more than 2,000 lineworkers across the state.
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