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‘Drive-in’ fireworks set for June 27

  • 18 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The City of Bennettsville's annual Independence Day Fireworks show will go on as planned next Saturday, June 27 at Lake Paul Wallace.  The 20-minute show will begin at 9:30.
"We believe that our community deserves to have this celebration.  Of course, there have to be restrictions in place to enforce social distancing but we have made accommodations that will allow us to continue this tradition," said Elisabeth McNiel, the director of Tourism, Parks and Recreation for the city.
They are calling this year's show "drive-in fireworks."
"Unlike previous years, there won't be activities on the beach or a band to entertain the crowd prior to the show.  Everyone will be asked to stay in or at their vehicles to watch the fireworks," she said.
To enhance viewing from other locations, the show's soundtrack will be broadcast on a low-power FM station.

BPD seeks information on two cold cases from December 2018 and July 2019

  • 18 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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BPD seeks information on two cold cases from December 2018 and July 2019

Bennettsville police are seeking the public’s help in solving two cold cases in 2018 and 2019.
According to Lt. Larry Turner of the Bennettsville Police Department, officials are releasing surveillance footage of a person(s) of interest in connection with burglary and larceny of Pizza Hut and Floyd’s Jewelry on December 29, 2018, during the early morning hours. 
The vehicle driven by the individual appears to be a newer model Chrysler 200. 
Turner said if anyone could identify the person(s) or the vehicle, contact the Bennettsville Police Department at 843-479-3620 or Det. Kel Hall at 843-544-7091. Turner noted all information would be kept confidential.

County sees decrease in new COVID-19 cases

  • 18 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County is seeing a decrease in its number of active cases.
In the last week, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed 27 new cases with 56 active cases.
The active cases can be found in the following zipcodes: 32, 29512 (Bennettsville); 4, 29525 (Clio); 4, 29570 (McColl); 4, 29596 (Wallace); and 12, unknown.
On June 4, the county had 101 active cases.

Reginald McLeod is new veterans affairs officer for the county

  • 18 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Reginald McLeod is new veterans affairs officer for the county

Reginald McLeod has one main goal as the veterans affairs officer for Marlboro.
“My goal is to serve those who served us,” he said.
McLeod started in the position on March 5.
Due to COVID-19, getting to in-person training has been challenging so most of his training has been on the job.
McLeod said he has been trying to get acclimated and learn the job.
Amber Goings, the administrative assistant for the office, had run the office for several months after the previous officer left.
McLeod said she had been doing a great job holding it down by herself and taking care of veterans.
A veteran of the United States Army, McLeod served seven years of active duty and three years in the reserve.

Marlboro County has five new cases of COVID-19

Five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Saturday (June 14), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

 

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