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Man arrested after 911 call threatening law enforcement

A Bennettsville man is behind bars after allegedly making threats against law enforcement and others during a 911 call.
It happened Tuesday, April 18, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. Dannie Harrington, 35, of 110 Arthur Smith Street, allegedly placed a call to the Marlboro County 911 center sometime after 6 p.m. Tuesday "and made numerous threats that included killing people and members of the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and Bennettsville Police Department," according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. 

Easter egg hunt at the library

Easter egg hunt at the library
These preschoolers enjoyed a mad scramble for Easter eggs Wednesday morning on the lawn of the Murchison school building on Fayetteville Avenue in Bennettsville.  The event was hosted by the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library.
Photo by Lorenzo Adams

Parsons wins at hearing Tuesday

The Marlboro County Board of Voter Registration and Elections on Tuesday determined that Lucy Parsons meets the state’s qualifications as an elector, which had been challenged by another citizen.
Parsons is chairman of the Marlboro County Board of Education. The challenger, Lorenza McRae, asked for the hearing based on an allegation that Parsons no longer lives in Marlboro County and therefore is not eligible to continue as board chairman.

For more on this story, see this week's Herald-Advocate

New library sign on Parsonage Street

New library sign on Parsonage Street
Melissa Skipper, left, and Kim McLaurin, right, of the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library staff are shown with the new library letters mounted on the brick sign on South Parsonage Street. The brick wall has been there since the library was constructed and the new aluminum letters have been added last month.

Roundabout traffic

Roundabout traffic

The new roundabout on Highway 38 is currently open only to traffic arriving through the detour. All current road closures will remain in place for at least two more weeks.

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