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Independence Day celebration held

  • 5 July 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Independence Day celebration held
Saturday evening the City of Bennettsville hosted its fourth annual fireworks show at Lake Paul Wallace. Prior to the show, people enjoyed playing in the lake and on the beach, while band Paperwork entertained the crowd with a concert. By the time the fireworks started, an estimated five thousand folks had packed the area around the beach with many more watching from other places around the lake.

City works to clean up through demolitions, lot clearings

  • 5 July 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Demolishing a dilapidated structure or clearing an overgrown lot is not an overnight process.
It is a process that takes about six months to a year from the time a property is identified to demolition.
Holly Swann, planning and zoning manager for the city of Bennettsville, said about 80 properties have been identified throughout the city. She also has a list of about 25, which need to have asbestos inspections done.

Fireworks show is Saturday

  • 29 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Fireworks show is Saturday
The City of Bennettsville Recreation Department will host its fourth annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show this Saturday at Lake Paul Wallace.
The people of Marlboro County and their guests are invited to a day of free fun and entertainment on the beach area of the lake.

Hi-lites to close location in downtown Bennettsville

  • 29 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Hi-lites to close location in downtown Bennettsville
Officials with Hi-lites, a ladies' clothing store, announced Wednesday that it will close after more than 25 years in Bennettsville.
Todd Griffin, who works with the company's corporate office and helped to open the store originally, said the closing is due to economics and lack of sales at the location.
He added a final closing date has not been determined.
"But the store will be opened for a few more weeks," Griffin said. "The entire store is on sale. We appreciate the many, many loyal customers we have had."

Blackmon wins re-election in primary runoff

  • 29 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Despite a low turnout, voters in Marlboro County decided Steve Blackmon was the winner of the county council seat in District 7 and Gov. Henry McMaster as the Republican nominee for governor in Tuesday's runoff.
Blackmon won another term as county councilman after defeating R. Chris Brown 216 votes (60.67 percent) to 140 (39.33 percent).
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