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Police seek help in missing person case

  • 15 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Police seek help in missing person case

The Bennettsville Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a missing person.
BPD Lt. Larry Turner said the family of Shelby L. Head contacted the department on Monday, February 12 about the disappearance of Head.
Family members said they had not heard from her since November of 2017. 
Information gathered led investigators to believe Head's last possible known whereabouts were at 17 Patton Street in Bennettsville, around Nov. 18, 2017. 
Anyone with any information regarding Head’s whereabouts is asked to contact Investigator Tim Hood with the Bennettsville Police Department at 843-479-3620 or the Marlboro County Central Dispatch at 843-479-9999.

Members of 'Friendship Nine' share story at Northeastern Technical College

  • 15 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Members of 'Friendship Nine' share story at Northeastern Technical College

CHERAW-- They were just nine ordinary college students who were tired of the status quo.
Two of the original members of the Friendship Nine -- David Williamson Jr. and Willie McCleod-- spoke about their experience and how the “Jail, No Bail” strategy gained national attention during “The Power of Peaceful Protest” program at Northeastern Technical College on Feb. 7 in Cheraw.
The hour-long program was presented in the morning and evening.
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Two killed in weekend highway accidents

  • 12 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Two people are dead following separate incidents involving automobiles over the weekend.
Early Saturday morning a car struck a tree, killing the driver off Highway 38.  The driver, 35-year old Melissa Driggers of Bennettsville, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown.

Clio municipal election filing begins

  • 1 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Filing opened today, February 1, at noon for a municipal election that will take place in the town of Clio on April 10.
The non-partisan election will be for the mayor's office and four at-large seats on town council. Filing will continue through noon on February 15 at Clio Town Hall, 110 North Main Street.
The current mayor is Joe Kinney, and the current town council members are Isadora Covington, Samuel McCollum, Pearlie Thomas and Luther Thomas. 
Elected officials in Clio serve two-year terms.
This is the only election that will take place in the spring. But 2018 will be a busy election year, with a number of important state and local offices to be determined by the general election process.

Laying the foundation

  • 1 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Laying the foundation

Workers pour the concrete foundation for what will be Bennettsville’s Taco Bell restaurant Wednesday morning.  The workers are employees of Frontier Building Company of Miami, Fl, who are contracted to construct the building.  It is on Highway 15-401 Bypass at the site of the old Burger King, which was demolished a few weeks ago.  The Taco Bell is expected to be completed by late March or early April.
Photo by Dan McNiel

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