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Summer reading camp encourages new generation of readers, authors

Summer reading camp encourages new generation of readers, authors
Bennettsville Intermediate School was the site of a special event on Thursday, July 20: an “Authors’ Tea,” at which a group of young writers showcased their talents and the books they wrote themselves during a six-week summer reading camp.
The camp was for third graders from throughout the Marlboro County School District.

Cleaning underway at Bennettsville Intermediate

Cleaning underway at Bennettsville Intermediate
A cleaning crew is at Bennettsville Intermediate School (BIS) this week, following through on a recommendation made by a scientist and mold expert that the facility needs to be thoroughly cleaned before the new school year begins in August.
Ron Sharpe is a senior scientist employed by GEL Engineering, LLC of Charleston. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental safety and is considered an expert in indoor air quality, which includes mold.

Arrest made after robbery in parking lot

A Marlboro County man was arrested this week after allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint in the Walmart parking lot.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, near Walmart’s garden center entrance, according to a Bennettsville Police Department incident report.

Marching to end child hunger

Marching to end child hunger
Participants in the Marlboro County Partners CDF Freedom Schools summer program held a rally and walk at the Marlboro County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for child hunger

All-stars win district title

All-stars win district title
The Marlboro County Dixie Boys (14U) All-Star team defeated Johnsonville 14-9 to win the Dixie Boys District 7 Championship. Marlboro County had wins over Francis Marion, McLeod Park and two against Johnsonville to win the tournament. Marlboro County will now play in the Dixie Boys State Tournament beginning this weekend at Timken Park in Union. Marlboro County will play the District 2 Champions at 4:00 on Saturday.
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