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Briggs teaching kids to crack the code

  • 15 March 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Briggs teaching kids to crack the code

Students from AMI Kids Bennettsville learned more than just computer skills on March 10 at Marian Wright Edelman Public Library ‑ they learned to code.
De'Rio Briggs, a native of Clio, traveled from Atlanta to give the students a crash course in computer programming.
Students started by building a calculator application. Ultimately, Briggs wanted the students to make their own Android app, which would be similar to Spotify, the music, podcast, and video streaming service.

Marlboro Players to present 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest'

  • 8 March 2018
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Marlboro Players to present 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest'

The Marlboro Players will bring "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest" to life next week at the Marlboro Civic Center.
Emmie Beck, who is co-directing the show with Brynn Anderson, said it is a take-off on the original Snow White story.
"It has a little different twist to it," Beck said. "So it is not your Disney's Snow White story."

Rejuvenation expert to visit Bennettsville

  • 8 March 2018
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Rejuvenation expert to visit Bennettsville

Deb Brown, a down-to-earth expert in leading rejuvenation projects in communities like Bennettsville, will be in town next Monday through Friday, March 12-15. She is a co-founder of saveyour.town and has a wealth of knowledge and practical advice on how to shape a brighter future for small towns. 

Black History Month Celebration held at Marlboro School Community Center

  • 1 March 2018
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Black History Month Celebration held at Marlboro School Community Center

The first "I Am Because We Are" Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 24 was a chance to expose people to local talent in the community.
The four-hour event was held at the Marlboro School Community Center and included artists, praise dancers, singers, speakers and elected officials.
"We are very proud to present this," said Mary Ann Davis, a board member of Marlboro School Community Center. "Everything is historical and we are celebrating our heroes and historians from Marlboro County. We wanted to address some of our everyday people around here because we have a lot of talented people who don’t get exposure.”

FBI recognizes law enforcement efforts in Lowery murder case

  • 1 March 2018
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FBI recognizes law enforcement efforts in Lowery murder case

Last week, FBI officials recognized Marlboro County Sheriff Charles Lemon, his staff, and others for their hard work during the murder investigation of Ella Lowery and her daughter, Iyana Lowery in May of 2017.
Jejauncey Harrington, 32, of Bennettsville has been charged with their deaths. Harrington is being held at the Marlboro County Detention Center. A gag order has been issued in the double murder case.
Reid Davis, an assistant special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, noted Lemon had been on the job for a few months when the case happened. 
“A newly sworn-in sheriff and being hit with a tragic crime like this,” he said. “Marlboro County was tested right out of the gate but I think your prosecution is going to show that you have far exceeded that test.”

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