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Body of missing man found

The four-month-long search for a missing Bennettsville man ended sadly this week with the discovery of his body inside his truck in a wooded area near the intersection of Highway 38 North and Highway 79.
Johnny Ray Adams, 64, was found Tuesday afternoon, in his truck and still wearing his seatbelt, in a ravine, Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown said. 

Pee Dee Coalition dedicates Iyana’s Playground

Pee Dee Coalition dedicates Iyana’s Playground
Thursday, October 26, brought community members, business owners, elected officials, domestic violence advocates, friends and relatives of Ella and Iyana Lowery to the New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in Wallace for “An Evening Among the Oaks,”  sponsored by Priority One Home Healthcare.

McColl mourns the loss of longtime police chief

McColl mourns the loss of longtime  police chief
The town of McColl will retire 361, the badge number of its longtime police chief, Tommy Langley, as a way to honor him and his years of service to the town he loved.
Langley, 57, died October 18 after a short illness, leaving behind family, friends, past and present colleagues, and a grateful community. 

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.
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