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Two killed in Thursday accident

  • 5 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Two drivers were killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning on SC 381 and Plainview Road.
According to Master Trooper Brian Lee of the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 1998 Infinity Qx4 was traveling north on SC 381 while a 2017 Chevy Malibu was traveling south on SC 381 at 7:35 a.m.
The driver of the Chevy crossed the center line and struck the Infinity with a driver and passenger in it.
Both drivers were killed in the collision. The passenger in the Infinity was transported to a local hospital.
The driver and the passenger in the Infinity were not wearing seatbelts.
Lee said the collision remains under investigation by S.C. Highway Patrol.

Faye McLaurin uses birthday as fund-raiser for Animal Shelter

  • 5 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Faye McLaurin uses birthday as fund-raiser for Animal Shelter

Faye McLaurin has always been a fan of the Marlboro County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Marlboro County.
McLaurin used her 90th birthday, which was on Tuesday, to help the shelter.
The Humane Society of Marlboro County sponsored a “Drive-Through Donation ‘Paw-ty’” in celebration of McLaurin’s birthday on Nov. 1 at her home.
McLaurin said she volunteers out there and has seen the good work done by everyone. 
“One thing that impresses me is they treat the animals like individuals and not like just things,” she said. “They know who the animals are. They all have names. They really give good care.”
McLaurin has volunteered at the shelter for about three years by playing with the kittens or by changing their litter. 
She is also a self-proclaimed dog whisperer. 

Over 58 percent of county’s voters participated in election

  • 5 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Slightly over 58 percent of the registered voters in the county took part in Tuesday’s general election. More than 7,800 people voted early before election day on Tuesday.
Of the 19,740 registered voters, 11,567 ballots were cast.
Marlboro County Elections and Voter Registration officials said 7,848 votes were cast prior to Tuesday. This includes absentee, walk-ins, and mail votes.
This number exceeded the number of people who voted early in 2016.
All results are unofficial until they are certified.
In Marlboro County, President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence received 5,027 (44 percent) votes to Joseph Biden and running mate Kamala Harris with 6,277 votes (54 percent).   Trump carried South Carolina with 55 percent.
Also in the county,  incumbent U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham received 4,761 votes (41.64 percent) to challenger Jaime Harrison’s 6,491 votes (56.77 percent). Statewide, Graham won reelection with 54.6 percent of the votes.

Five arrests made in Marlboro County murder investigation from Aug. 8

Five arrests made in Marlboro County murder investigation from Aug. 8

The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five individuals as a result of an ongoing murder investigation for an incident that occurred on Aug. 8. 

Three arrested for distribution of cocaine

The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Bennettsville men on Monday (Oct. 26) following an ongoing narcotics investigation in the Bennettsville area of Marlboro County. 

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