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Early morning wreck

Early morning wreck

"Could have been worse" is one way to describe this wreck that happened around 7:30 this morning at the intersection of Highway 38 North and Beauty Spot Road in Bennettsville. It involved a Ford Explorer and a mini-van, with the Explorer overturning. Firefighters reported that there were no serious injuries....

Stromberg finds purpose leading MS support group

Stromberg finds purpose leading MS support group

Keith Stromberg has a message for anyone out there who struggles, as he does, to cope with multiple sclerosis: "There is hope. You can live somewhat of a normal life."

Stromberg, of Bennettsville, believes this so strongly that he took on the task of not only forming a multiple sclerosis support group,...

Third quarter disaster seals Bulldogs' fate

Richmond County used 3 quick touchdowns in the third quarter to turn a close game into a rout over Marlboro County.  The Bulldogs fell 41-19 in their season opener at the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic at Myrtle Beach Friday night.  For details on the game and a preview of the Scotland County game, see the Thursday edition of the Herald-Advocate.

High speed chase leads to arrest

A man who led police on a high speed chase through Marlboro County Tuesday night was due in magistrate's court today for a bond hearing.
Jameke Caseon Thomas, 19, of 3233 Adamsville Road, Bennettsville, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, aggravated assault, malicious injury to property and simple possession of marijuana, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sometime after 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, the S.C....

Preliminary work begins at site of new Wallace Elementary/Middle School

Preliminary work begins at site of new Wallace Elementary/Middle School
The Wallace Elementary/ Middle School campus is bustling with activity beyond that which is associated with the start of a new school year. Preliminary site work has begun for a new Wallace school, which was made possible by a $20 million bond referendum in 2012.
The school district held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month, and last week the contractor, Thompson Turner Construction of Sumter, set up a mobile office on the...