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Driver dies after collision on Beauty Spot Road

A driver is deceased after a fatal collision Sunday morning on Beauty Spot Road.

MCSD officials discuss Eastside property, bond referendum, and old SOD site

Marlboro County School District officials said there has been no discussion about building luxury condos on the Eastside School property near Lake Paul Wallace.
It was one of several topics discussed by Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord Wednesday during the district’s Zoom community meeting.

Former Bennettsville Police officer arrested for soliciting sex in exchange for dismissing issued traffic citations

S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Friday (Oct. 16) a former officer with the  Bennettsville Police Department in connection with soliciting sexual acts in exchange for  dismissing issued traffic citations. 

Former Marlboro County deputy arrested for selling his agency-issued taser

S.C. Law Enforcement Division officials arrested a former deputy with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office on Thursday for illegally selling his agency-issued taser weapon.
Phillip Ryan Gardner, 38, was charged with misconduct in office.
SLED investigated the case at the request of the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.
On Sept. 22, Gardner pawned the taser for $180 at Carolina Jewelry and Pawn in Laurinburg, N.C. 
According to the warrant, Gardner did not have authorization from any Marlboro County official to pawn the TASER.
Gardner was booked at the Marlboro County Detention Center.
The case will be prosecuted by the Fourth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Bennettsville Police arrest man on drug charges near a school

Jarick Thomas was arrested after a drug search warrant was executed at his home on Thursday.