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High traffic fatality count a concern

High traffic fatality count a concern
Halfway through 2014, Marlboro County has experienced more than three times as many traffic fatalities as it had in the first half of 2013, and seven times as many as this time in 2012, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Between January 1 and June 22, 2014, there were seven fatalities on Marlboro County roads, including five automobile-only crashes, one involving a dirt bike and the last involving a pedestrian.
During that same...

McColl principal retires after 41 years in school system

McColl principal retires after 41 years in school system
When students at McColl Elementary/Middle School begin their new year July 10, they will be returning to the same warm, friendly environment they've always known. 
But one familiar face won't be there to greet them, as longtime principal Macky Norton retired at the end of June, ending a 41-year career with the Marlboro County school system.
It's bittersweet, said Norton, a native of McColl. On one hand, he's...

Salkehatchie Summer Service underway

Salkehatchie Summer Service underway
Young volunteers from across the state arrived in Bennettsville on June 28 for the annual Salkehatchie Summer Service. This is a project of the S.C. United Methodist Conference which gives high school and college age participants the opportunity to help others in need. Volunteers pay for the privilege of attending one of about 50 weeklong camps throughout South Carolina during the summer, upgrading the homes of residents under the supervision of adult leaders. In Marlboro County,...

Henegan wins runoff for SC House Dist. 54

Henegan wins  runoff for SC House Dist. 54
Patricia Henegan will be the second woman, and the first African-American, to represent District 54 in the S.C. House of  Representatives, following the Democratic primary election runoff Tuesday.
Henegan, a retired educator, defeated attorney Greg Ohanesian to claim the seat that is currently held by Elizabeth Munnerlyn. After two terms, Munnerlyn chose not to seek re-election.
District 54 encompasses the majority of...

Henegan 'honored' by election to SC House

Henegan 'honored' by election to SC House
"Honored and grateful" is how Marlboro County's next representative in the S.C. House feels about the results of Tuesday's primary election runoff.
Pat Henegan defeated Greg Ohanesian to win the Democratic party's nomination for the House District 54 seat. She will face no Republican opposition in the general election in November.
"I'm truly excited," Henegan said Wednesday morning. "It's a...