Bennettsville City Council approved 6-1 first reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year annual budget Tuesday night.
Council member Jean Quick voted no.
The combined budget for the city is $23,843,379 and is 2.6 percent greater than the 2017-18 fiscal year.
City Administrator Max Alderman presented the highlights of the budget.
"What we have is a balanced budget," he said.
Blakley Hamer had heard that she might be on the March cover of CBHNews, a publication that focuses on barrel racing in the Carolinas, but she didn't really think about it.
"It was really cool to see it in person," she said after opening the envelope with the magazine.
Hamer, who has competed since she was eight in barrel racing, is featured on the cover with her horse Lucky Streak as they competed at the Boys and Girls Home Exposition Center at Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina on Oct. 13-15.
The Marlboro County School District announced their search for a new superintendent with the following press release this morning.
On the second and fourth Fridays of each month, there is a lot of activity inside and outside of the Grace and Mercy Food Pantry on Marshall Street.
Inside volunteers work to make sure boxes of food are ready to hand out to the line of people waiting outside.
People have lined up as early as 7 a.m. to receive the boxes on a first come, first served basis.
So far, 36 groups have signed up for the County Clean-Up Day on April 14.
"And at least that many more who have expressed interest," said County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn.
The event will begin early morning on Saturday, April 14 and end at noon with lunch.