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Dragons claim soccer title with 2-1 victory over Conway Christian

Dragons claim soccer title with 2-1 victory over Conway Christian
Marlboro Academy claimed the South Carolina Independent Schools Association fall soccer championship last week with a 2-1 victory over Conway Christian.  The game was played at Francis Marion University’s soccer stadium.

Getting ready for Halloween

Getting ready for Halloween
Downtown Bennettsville was brimming with holiday spirit on Sunday, October 22, as the Bennettsville Downtown Development Association hosted its second Halloween costume and pumpkin carving contests. A crowd of children and adults alike converged on the former Dew’s Garage parking lot that afternoon, dressed in their scariest, cutest costumes and ready to create masterpieces with their pumpkins. Prizes were awarded for the winners in various age groups (see next week’s Herald-Advocate  for a list and photos of the winners). To see additional photos of the event, visit BDDA’s Facebook page.

County begins strategic planning process

Marlboro County Council members held the first in a series of strategic planning sessions immediately following their regular monthly meeting last week.
The purpose of strategic planning, said County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn, is to have council members discuss and understand the “big picture” facing the county, identify and prioritize areas of focus, and create a game plan for using scarce resources to accomplish goals.

Rotary barbecue

Rotary barbecue
The Rotary Club of Bennettsville hosted its 50th annual barbecue Thursday, preparing nearly 4,000 chicken and pork plates for sale.  One of the club’s main fundraisers, the event allows the Rotarians to support many community organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Marlboro County High and Marlboro Academy Interact Clubs, plus scholarships for area students, dictionaries for all county third graders and other service projects.

Cafe brings gourmet coffee, free internet service to community

Cafe brings gourmet coffee, free internet service to community
Sword of Truth Outreach Ministries is always looking for ways to help the community, and its most recent effort is also its sweetest - a coffee shop where patrons can indulge in hot and cold gourmet drinks and decadent desserts, along with free internet access.
Confectionate Cafe, located on the Sword of Truth campus at 105 Cheraw Street in Bennettsville, held a grand opening ceremony Sunday, October 15. Just three days earlier, it won the People’s Choice Award at the annual Taste of Bennettsville.
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