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Update: Second suspect in Monday shooting now in custody

John Phillip "T-Bizquit" Pearson, 31, of Gibson, NC, turned himself in to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office today. The Sheriff's Office made this announcement after today's edition went to press.

National Law Enforcement Week observed

National Law Enforcement Week observed
Bennettsville Police Department celebrated National Law Enforcement Week with a program at the Bennettsville Community Center Tuesday.  The guest speaker was Rev. Larry R. Zaky, current pastor at Hemmingway First Baptist Church in Hemmingway. 

Officials break ground for Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Officials break ground for Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Despite gloomy, wet conditions, officials hailed Tuesday as a historic day in Marlboro County, breaking ground on the Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing.  The facility, which will be located in parts of the old Eastside High School building, will be used to help educate current workers in the county’s industries and prepare students for modern manufacturing jobs.

Historic church cemetery reclamation underway

Historic church cemetery reclamation underway
History is being reclaimed on a quiet stretch of road in the Fletcher community in northern Marlboro County.
Workers are carefully clearing a thick forest on Pine Grove Church Road to reveal the remnants of a cemetery that dates back to at least the mid-1840s, most likely much earlier.

One man arrested, another sought in shooting

A North Carolina teen is in custody, and a man is being sought, in connection with a shooting death Monday night at an alleged “poker house” in Bennettsville.
The victim was Javonta Dease, 36, of Bennettsville. Investigators with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office say he was killed during a robbery attempt at 215 Grace Heights around 11 p.m. Monday, May 16.
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