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City to close animal shelter, fitness center

Changes are coming to the city of Bennettsville as a result of action taken by city council at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
The council unanimously approved a re-organization plan they had discussed in executive (closed to the public) session at a workshop the week before.

Old Winn-Dixie building to house NETC vocational training site

Old Winn-Dixie building to house  NETC  vocational training site
The former Winn-Dixie building on Oakwood Street in Bennettsville is the proposed site of a vocational education program to be operated by Northeastern Technical College.
Last week, NETC board chairman Dan Bozard informed the Marlboro County Board of Education that the college no longer intended to use the former Bennettsville Elementary School site on North Cook Street for its planned industry training center, saying another, more appropriate location had been found.

Bulldogs still fund-raising for proposed batting cage

Bulldogs still fund-raising for proposed batting cage
Wednesday morning, with a look outside and a quick glance at the weather forecast, Marlboro County High baseball coach Phillip Blue knew that afternoon practice was in jeopardy.  
“We ended up getting some work done in the gym, but the most important aspect from an offensive standpoint is batting practice, which we couldn't do.  Because of the weather, we are a day behind,” said Blue.
He has hopes, that in the future, a little rain won’t set his team back in preparation for the season.

Baldor Electric property offered

Baldor Electric property offered
Binswanger Management Corp. has been named exclusive agent by Baldor Electric Company for the sale of their 162,800 sq. ft. single-story industrial property on approximately 40 acres.  The property is located at 2660 Highway 9 East in Clio.  The plant ceased production last fall.

Herndon selected as southeastern winner of High School Spirit award

Herndon selected as southeastern winner of High School Spirit award
Marlboro County High School junior Chandler Herndon is one of eight sectional winners of the National High School Spirit Award.  He was recognized Tuesday during a pep rally at the school.  The section winners will now compete for the national championship.
Through this award, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.  
According to MCHS principal Dr. Mark Bunch “Chandler fits that bill perfectly.”
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