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Cathy Pearson to retire from MWE after 29 years

  • 13 April 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Cathy Pearson to retire from MWE after 29 years

Cathy Pearson has seen a lot of changes in the Marlboro County Library in her 29 years there.
In addition to technology changes, she has noticed that patrons are more independent in the library than they used to be.
"We used to have to assist them so much," she said.
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County-wide Clean-Up Day is Saturday

  • 13 April 2018
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With almost 700 people volunteering in Saturday's County-wide Clean-Up Day, officials are looking forward to a successful event.
County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn said 676 people had signed up as of Tuesday to help pick up litter all over the county.
"We are excited about the number of people and the diversity of the groups," he said. "It represents all different kinds of groups and crosses age, race and gender lines.  It is a really good mix of Marlboro County."
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The John Brown 'Little' Big Band to play at Marlboro Civic Center

  • 13 April 2018
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The John Brown 'Little' Big Band to play at  Marlboro Civic Center

The John Brown "Little" Big Band will bring some "big" sound to the Marlboro Civic Center on Tuesday.
The 11-piece band will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Box office hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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Prayer vigil held in memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 5 April 2018
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Prayer vigil held in memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlboro County Branch NAACP President Pearlie Lawson was 12 when Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot.
“I could never forget how sad I was as a child crying because I knew something was wrong,” Lawson said. “We cried and we prayed. We will never forget what Dr. King meant to us.”
The Marlboro County NAACP and community pastors held a prayer vigil Wednesday night to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of King.
NAACP member Gwendolyn Dixon-Coe reminded those in attendance that even though they had lost Dr. King, they hadn’t lost the dream.
“When you leave, leave with the mind to continue the legacy,” she said. 
Various pastors shared what happened to King on April 4, 1968.

Badge pinning ceremony held for new Bennettsville Fire Chief

  • 5 April 2018
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Badge pinning ceremony held for new Bennettsville Fire Chief

It was a time of celebration for the Bennettsville Fire Department on March 30 as a Fire Chief Badge Pinning Celebration was held.
James Jackson III was officially installed as the new fire chief and started work as chief on Monday.
After Jackson had the fire chief oath of office administered by Mayor Heath Harpe and his badge pinned by his wife Sharetta, he spoke to those gathered at the ceremony.
He thanked God and said if it wasn't for him, he wouldn't be here right now.

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