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Cleaning underway at Bennettsville Intermediate

Cleaning underway at Bennettsville Intermediate
A cleaning crew is at Bennettsville Intermediate School (BIS) this week, following through on a recommendation made by a scientist and mold expert that the facility needs to be thoroughly cleaned before the new school year begins in August.
Ron Sharpe is a senior scientist employed by GEL Engineering, LLC of Charleston. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental safety and is considered an expert in indoor air quality, which includes mold.

Arrest made after robbery in parking lot

A Marlboro County man was arrested this week after allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint in the Walmart parking lot.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, near Walmart’s garden center entrance, according to a Bennettsville Police Department incident report.

Marching to end child hunger

Marching to end child hunger
Participants in the Marlboro County Partners CDF Freedom Schools summer program held a rally and walk at the Marlboro County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for child hunger

All-stars win district title

All-stars win district title
The Marlboro County Dixie Boys (14U) All-Star team defeated Johnsonville 14-9 to win the Dixie Boys District 7 Championship. Marlboro County had wins over Francis Marion, McLeod Park and two against Johnsonville to win the tournament. Marlboro County will now play in the Dixie Boys State Tournament beginning this weekend at Timken Park in Union. Marlboro County will play the District 2 Champions at 4:00 on Saturday.

Location of alternative school program in next school year still undetermined

The Marlboro County School Board did not make a decision about the future of the AMIKids Infinity program’s location during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.
This is the district’s alternative school program, which is for middle and high school students who are removed from the regular classroom because of behavioral issues. Referrals are most often made in lieu of expulsion. No more than 45 students are served at any given time, per the school district’s contract with AMIKids.
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