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Bethea named Marion superintendent

Bennettsville resident Dr. Kandace Bethea has been named Superintendent of Marion County School District.   Bethea is the wife of Bennettsville native, Jeremy Bethea, who is owner and operating manager of The Bethea Funeral Home.   They reside in Bennettsville with their two young children Jamison and Jillian.

International exchange program expanding horizons for MA students

International exchange program expanding horizons for MA students
This school year is all about cultural diversity and broadened horizons at Marlboro Academy, as the school welcomed three foreign exchange students who are not only learning about American culture, but opening windows into their own  cultures for their high school classmates.
Guilherme “Gui” Konell of Brazil and Weal Thanchanok of Thailand are halfway through their year-long “intercultural experience,” while Berenice Colombo recently completed her six-month exchange and returned home to Italy.

Remembering Dr. King

Remembering Dr. King
The Marlboro County Branch of the NAACP celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two events. On Saturday, January 14, the branch sponsored a parade in downtown Bennettsville 

Suspect arrested in Clio bank robbery

Fingerprints led law enforcement directly to the man suspected of robbing a bank in Clio last month.
Daevon Hezzie Williams, 23, was arrested on Friday, January 13, and charged with armed robbery, according to Clio Police Chief Chad Cheras. His address is listed on jail records as Lake View, but the chief said he has recently been living in Clio.

School board members take office

School board members take office
A swearing-in ceremony kicked off Monday night’s meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education.
Three board members - two returning, one new - took the oath of office to begin their 2017 terms in a brief ceremony prior to the start of the regular monthly meeting. All were unopposed on the general election ballots in November.
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