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Escaped inmate back in custody

Escaped inmate back in custody
The man who escaped from the Marlboro County detention center last weekend was taken into custody yesterday in Dillon, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Dillon city police apprehended Cyril Kendrell Lowery, 28, of 323 McQueen Rd., Wednesday morning, August 9, on Highway 9, said Lt. Sara Albarri of the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.

Lake repairs done, should be open soon

Anyone who has driven by Lake Paul Wallace in the last couple of days might have noticed that it is quickly filling with water. That is because the repairs to the spillway are finally finished.
Department of Natural Resources engineers approved the repairs and closing of the spillway valve last Friday, August 4, and due to the rain of the last week, it is filling quicker than expected.  Exactly how quickly the lake will be available for recreational use is up to  Mother Nature.

Bulldogs get mixed reviews for first scrimmage

Bulldogs get mixed reviews for first scrimmage
Marlboro County High's football team got its first taste of action against an opponent Saturday morning, hosting West Florence in a controlled scrimmage.
Like most early season scrimmages for the Bulldogs, the coaches gave the team a mixed review.
"I saw a bunch of good things, stuff that we can build upon.  There were also a lot of mistakes but those should be things we can work to correct," said head coach Dean Boyd.

Community health fair

Community health fair
The Marlboro County Coordinating Council, under the leadership of Chairman Patricia Henegan, SC House of Representatives District 54, hosted a free Community Health and Wellness Fair Thursday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bennettsville Community Center.

Riding the rails

Riding the rails
Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership offered local industry, business and civic leaders the  opportunity to ride on the Marlboro County-owned railroad last Thursday.  Several tours showed how the Pee Dee River Railroad serves Mohawk’s Oak River Site, Hanson Aggregates,  and Domtar’s Marlboro Mill.
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