Herald-Advocate News

Parsons wins at hearing Tuesday

The Marlboro County Board of Voter Registration and Elections on Tuesday determined that Lucy Parsons meets the state’s qualifications as an elector, which had been challenged by another citizen.
Parsons is chairman of the Marlboro County Board of Education. The challenger, Lorenza McRae, asked for the hearing based on an allegation that Parsons no longer lives in Marlboro County and therefore is not eligible to continue as board chairman.

For more on this story, see this week's Herald-Advocate

New library sign on Parsonage Street

New library sign on Parsonage Street
Melissa Skipper, left, and Kim McLaurin, right, of the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library staff are shown with the new library letters mounted on the brick sign on South Parsonage Street. The brick wall has been there since the library was constructed and the new aluminum letters have been added last month.

Roundabout traffic

Roundabout traffic

The new roundabout on Highway 38 is currently open only to traffic arriving through the detour. All current road closures will remain in place for at least two more weeks.

Wreck in Bennettsville

Wreck in Bennettsville
This was the scene at North Cook and Everett streets Wednesday, March 29. The white 2015 Ford pickup shown was traveling north on Cook Street around 11:45 a.m. when the gray 1982 Chevrolet pickup at left, traveling south at a high rate of speed, crossed the centerline.

Lady Dragons cruise to wins over Pee Dee, TSA

Lady Dragons cruise to wins over Pee Dee, TSA
The Marlboro Academy softball team continued to roll, thrashing region rival Pee Dee Academy on Tuesday and non-region opponent Thomas Sumter Academy Wednesday.
The Lady Dragons remained unbeaten in region games by defeating Pee Dee 11-2.  They outhit their visitors 15-4 in the rout.
Samantha Bryant led the Dragon offense with three hits.  Jenna Ridge and Abigail Ridge each had two.  
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