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Happy Easter
Posted - 04-17-2014
The city of Bennettsville held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, April 12, at Kidsland Park. It was a well-attended event with children enjoying searching for eggs and, of course, visiting with the Easter Bunny (above). Easter is this Sunday, April 20. The Herald-Advocate will be closed April 18 for Good Friday. (Photo by Avery Evans)
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School board takes up matter of meals for board members, senior staff, students filming meetings
Posted - 04-17-2014
The Marlboro County Board of Education reached an impasse Monday night in a long, sometimes heated discussion of whether or not they should be provided with free meals at board meetings, but it appears the outcome is that they will. This was the agenda item that, by far, the board spent the longest time discussing, dedicating about 25 minutes of a nearly three hour meeting to it.
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Wanted man turns himself in
Posted - 04-17-2014
A Bennettsville man wanted in connection with three crimes turned himself in to law enforcement Monday. Anthony Antoine Douglas Smith, 34, of 243 Daniels Lane, was wanted by the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office for his alleged role in burglaries at two county businesses earlier this year.
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B'ville Police Dept. wins car for DUI enforcement
Posted - 04-10-2014
Wednesday, April 2, was a good day for the Bennettsville Police Department. Not only did the Fourth Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Network (LEN), of which it is a part, win top honors at an awards banquet in Columbia, but the department itself brought home an even bigger win - a brand-new car.
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Clio elects mayor, council
Posted - 04-10-2014
Clio Mayor Joe Kinney will return for another two-year term in office as a result of an election that was held Tuesday, April 8, in the town. Kinney faced opposition from two people, former mayor Hamer McRae and Robert Hastings, in his re-election bid. He won easily, receiving 92 votes to McRae's 14 and Hastings' 10. The election also served to determine the four at-large members of town council. There were six names on the ballots, and the top four vote-getters are the winners.
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Pee Dee Coalition asks county for more funding
Posted - 04-10-2014
The Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault has provided services to women and children in Marlboro County for many years, but financial concerns are threatening the future of those services, a coalition board member told Marlboro County Council this week. Brenda Dixon appeared before the council at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday to ask for financial support.
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Fire destroys Bennettsville body shop
Posted - 04-04-2014
Fire destroyed a Bennettsville body shop Thursday afternoon. According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, two people were welding inside Driggers Body Shop, located at 527 Cheraw Street, around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 3, when a spark caught a car on fire. They tried to put the fire out, but it spread so quickly that they had to give up and evacuate the building. The Bennettsville Fire Department received assistance from the Clio Rural, McColl and Wallace Fire Departments. Clio Rural...
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Drainage project underway
Posted - 04-03-2014
Repairs to the playing field at Marlboro County High School began this week. Workers dug up the old drainage system and started to install much larger tile drain lines. The field is expected to be ready for the fall football season, but the remaining MCHS soccer games have been moved to Carroll Field. (Photo by Avery Evans)
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Pastor gets 20 years in prison
Posted - 04-03-2014
A Clio preacher pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl in his care. Kenneth Jay Britt, 44, of 200 Hayne Street, Clio, pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor on Tuesday, after his trial for those charges had begun at the Marlboro County Courthouse. Britt was formerly the pastor of the Clio Church of God, but had been suspended after the charges were filed against him.
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Filing ends for June primary candidates
Posted - 04-03-2014
Two of the seven local races that will be part of the Democratic primary election in June will be contested, while only the incumbents filed as candidates in the other four local races, according to the Marlboro County Voter Registration and Election Commission office. The filing period for candidates officially ended March 30. The primary will take place on June 10. Three people filed to run for the District 54 seat in the S.C. House of Representatives that is being vacated by Elizabeth...
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