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New Wallace Elementary/Middle School officially opens its doors

New Wallace Elementary/Middle School officially opens its doors
Monday night’s meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education had a celebratory tone, as Janice Henson, principal of Wallace Elementary/Middle School, appeared with the following message: “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Bennettsville man reaches career peak at MSNBC

Bennettsville man reaches career peak at MSNBC
As a young boy, Royland Martin had an unquestioned curiosity about television news. The behind-the-scenes elements of a news broadcast ignited a fire in him unknown to most of his peers. At the pinnacle of his career as a video editor at MSNBC, the Bennettsville native is savoring every moment of his fulfilling life at the network, and he is remembering the significant circumstances that helped him realize a coveted dream.

Bennettsville woman delivers grandchild in car

Bennettsville woman delivers grandchild in car
Friday, January 29, was just a normal day for Mary Bright of Bennettsville - until that night, when she got a call at work from her son-in-law, Bryan Malachi, saying her daughter Aneisha, pregnant with her third child, had gone into labor.
With Bryan behind the wheel and Bright tending to her daughter, the three set out for a Florence hospital. Bright called 911 as a precaution, “to let them know we’d be speeding.”

Bulldogs survive overtime scare by Crestwood

Bulldogs survive overtime scare by Crestwood
Senior forward Kijana Johnson scored from under the basket with three seconds remaining in overtime to boost Marlboro County to a 70-68 victory over Crestwood Tuesday night.
The game was Marlboro County’s first home contest since defeating Scotland County on December 17.  All home games since that night were rescheduled due to a malfunction with the bleachers in the Bulldogs’ gym.

Hallelujah Singers, Clint Black coming to Civic Center in Feb.

Hallelujah Singers, Clint Black coming to  Civic Center in Feb.
Marlboro Civic Center Foundation directors met Monday and talked about two major productions coming to the local stage next month.
The nationally-famed South Carolina Hallelujah Singers are coming to the Civic Center on next Thursday, Feb. 4, and country music megastar Clint Black will appear here to a sellout audience on Thursday, Feb. 25.
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