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Political forum to take place May 27

A political forum scheduled for next Tuesday, May 27, will give residents the opportunity to hear from candidates for local offices that are up for election.
The Marlboro County Branch NAACP and the Berea Baptist Association are hosting the forum, which will take place in the main courtroom of the Marlboro County Courthouse beginning at 6 p.m.
Each candidate will have a few minutes to talk about his or her political platform. This...

Bennettsville Council proceeds with bond issue for two fire trucks, other projects

Bennettsville City Council took the first step toward securing $855,000 that will be used for several capital projects, including the purchase of two new fire trucks, during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The council gave first reading approval of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $855,000 in general obligation bonds. This will require an additional nine-mills in debt service millage, which was factored into the 2014-15...

Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year
Detective Tim Hood (left) of the Bennettsville Police Department, accepting the Officer of the Year award from Police Chief Larry McNeil and Mayor Dexe Bostick. The recognition came during a National Law Enforcement Week program held Wednesday at the Bennettsville Community Center.

School Board hears update on new school in Wallace

Those who have been waiting for work to begin on the new Wallace School won't have to wait much longer, according to a report made to the Marlboro County Board of Education at their regular monthly meeting Monday.
Joel Carter of the architectural firm Jumper Carter Sease reported that plans for the new school were delivered to the contractor that day, and he anticipates a bid date of June 5. That would put bids being awarded around June...

Colorado men riding cross-country for veterans' fund stop near Clio

Colorado men riding cross-country for veterans' fund stop near Clio
On Saturday, May 10, two Colorado cowboys ambled into Marlboro County on horseback, looking for a place to rest their horses and themselves for the night. 
They found it with Keith and Amber Hughes outside Clio. "We put the horses up, fed them Breeden Grocery ribeyes and then cooked them breakfast Sunday morning," said Keith.
It was just one of many stops that Matt Littrell and Raymond Avery will make over the next...