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Board approves character ed policy

Courtesy and respect were back on the table at Monday's meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education, as the board revisited a character education policy on which it had reached an impasse in July.
At issue was whether the words "please," "thank you," "sir" and "ma'am" should be removed from the policy.
A committee of school district employees has been reviewing all of its policies...

Wreck on Highway 15-401

Wreck on Highway 15-401

A tractor-trailer collided with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 15-401 north of Bennettsville.  No serious injuries resulted from the wreck.

 

Photos by Avery Evans

Registrations going slowly for recreation department

Registrations going slowly for recreation department
In most cases, the last thing that the staff at the Marlboro County Recreation Department wants is a bunch of last minute registrations for one of their sports programs.
However, with sign-ups way off, that is just what they are hoping.  Registration for fall sports - soccer, football and cheerleading -  is scheduled to end Monday at 5 p.m.
"We don't have an explanation for it, but, as of the moment, we...

Bennettsville Police Department works with firearms simulator

Bennettsville Police Department  works with firearms simulator
Last week, officers with the Bennettsville Police Department experienced a number of situations in which they had to make split-second, potentially life-and-death decisions regarding when, and if, to use their weapons.
But these situations didn't happen on the street; they happened in the classroom.
Approximately 30 police officers went through two days of FATS training, conducted by retired NC deputy sheriff John...

Bennettsville couple on a mission to make county healthier

Bennettsville couple on a mission to make county healthier
Demarcus and Bobbie Ford knew that healthy eating could change their lives, but they only recently realized just how much. 
Less than two years ago, they were living separate lives, Demarcus in Atlanta and Bobbie in Bennettsville, knowing of each other but not knowing each other, and probably not living their lives to the fullest.
Through a health boot camp in Atlanta, Demarcus started making healthier food choices and losing...
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