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Sheriff names Weaver chief deputy, announces promotions

Sheriff names Weaver chief deputy, announces promotions
Marlboro County Sheriff Charles Lemon this week announced that Steve Weaver will become his chief deputy, effective Monday, August 21. Lemon also announced the promotions of four other men within the Sheriff’s Office, three to the rank of sergeant and one to the rank of investigator.

Outlook ‘optimistic’ for county’s crops thanks to plentiful rainfall this summer

Outlook ‘optimistic’ for county’s crops thanks to plentiful rainfall this summer
Timely rainfall this summer is having a positive impact on crops here in Marlboro County and across much of the state.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issues a South Carolina crop progress and condition report each week, and this week the conditions fall primarily into the “good” category statewide, with some conditions considered “excellent” and none reported as “poor” or “very poor.”

Escaped inmate back in custody

Escaped inmate back in custody
The man who escaped from the Marlboro County detention center last weekend was taken into custody yesterday in Dillon, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Dillon city police apprehended Cyril Kendrell Lowery, 28, of 323 McQueen Rd., Wednesday morning, August 9, on Highway 9, said Lt. Sara Albarri of the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.

Lake repairs done, should be open soon

Anyone who has driven by Lake Paul Wallace in the last couple of days might have noticed that it is quickly filling with water. That is because the repairs to the spillway are finally finished.
Department of Natural Resources engineers approved the repairs and closing of the spillway valve last Friday, August 4, and due to the rain of the last week, it is filling quicker than expected.  Exactly how quickly the lake will be available for recreational use is up to  Mother Nature.

Bulldogs get mixed reviews for first scrimmage

Bulldogs get mixed reviews for first scrimmage
Marlboro County High's football team got its first taste of action against an opponent Saturday morning, hosting West Florence in a controlled scrimmage.
Like most early season scrimmages for the Bulldogs, the coaches gave the team a mixed review.
"I saw a bunch of good things, stuff that we can build upon.  There were also a lot of mistakes but those should be things we can work to correct," said head coach Dean Boyd.
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