Thanks in part to a series of interesting connections, a Bennettsville man is about to have a chance to fullfil a dream.
For years, Akeem Hicks wanted to become a boxer. By the end of this month, the former Marlboro County High standout football player should be training in St. Louis, MO, to begin a professional career in the ring.
"My brothers and I would box in the backyard when we were kids," says Hicks. "I always loved it."