King Day activities

  • 18 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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King Day activities

The Marlboro County Branch NAACP observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a parade on Saturday, January 13, in downtown Bennettsville and a program Monday, January 15, at Shiloh Baptist Church.
The theme of this year’s program was “Educating Students for Success in a Changing World, Past and Present.”
In her opening remarks, the branch president, Pearlie Lawson, said the event honored not just the life and legacy of King, but also all educators, past and present.

Library saying goodbye to two retiring long-term employees

  • 18 January 2018
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Library saying goodbye to two retiring long-term employees

If you’ve visited the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library, you’ve no doubt encountered the smiling faces of Bobbie Coxe and Tammy Perkins.
Collectively, these ladies have given more than 65 years to Marlboro County’s library and its patrons, but times are changing; Coxe retired at the end of last week, and Perkins will retire in February.

3 charged after armed robbery, chase

  • 18 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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An armed robbery led to a chase, a wreck, and a manhunt over the weekend, ultimately resulting in the arrests of three men.
It happened Saturday, January 13. The armed robbery actually took place on the roadway at Academy Road and Hwy. 381 North, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspects were identified as driving a black Chevrolet Camaro which was spotted around 3 p.m. by a patrolling deputy at the intersection of Academy Road and Hwy. 385.

Church safety meeting held

  • 11 January 2018
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Church safety meeting held

More than 200 people attended a church safety meeting sponsored by the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, January 6, at the Bennettsville Community Center. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division and Homeland Security conducted the workshop, entitled "Active Shooters Response for the Worship Environment."

School board hears about potential partnership with NETC for CATE program

  • 11 January 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The Marlboro County School District will look into the possibility of a partnership with Northeastern Technical College that would move the high school’s career and technical education (CATE) program to NETC’s new industrial training center next year.
Dr. Mark Bunch, dean of continuing education and workforce development at NETC, appeared before the Marlboro County Board of Education Wednesday night to provide updates on several projects the college is working on in the county, and to ask for its support in pursuing the partnership.

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