McCOLL — The new police chief in McColl is a very familiar face.
Terry Freeman was named the new chief on Aug. 11. He had served as acting chief since Billy Stubbs left.
A native of Marlboro County, he grew up in Bennettsville but now lives in McColl.
Freeman has been in law enforcement for almost 16 years and has only worked for two departments during his career- Bennettsville Police Department and the McColl Police Department.
Being in law enforcement was something he always thought of doing. Initially, he put in an application to the BPD when he was 21 but never got a callback. He went to work at the Delta Mills in Wallace.
Jarick Thomas was arrested after a drug search warrant was executed at his home on Thursday.
A Community Virtual Zoom meeting Tuesday updated parents, community, and others about the start of the 2020-21 school year for the Marlboro County School District.
Led by Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord, the meeting was to make sure each person in our community was fully aware of what we are doing to keep everyone safe at all times.
It included updates on COVID-19, technology, partnerships, lunch program, extracurriculars, and cleaning and disinfection.
Students returned to school on Wednesday. They will go to school one day a week face-to-face. The other four days will be completed using a virtual platform.
The numbers in the classrooms will be 10-12 per class. McCord said it will allow teachers to keep everyone adequately spread apart from one another.
A Bennettsville man faces several charges after a shooting at an apartment complex.
Members of the Bennettsville Police Department Detective Division arrested Calvonte Zimmerman, 21, on Monday for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, obstruction of justice, breach of peace, and discharging a firearm within the city limits of Bennettsville.
According to Lt. Larry Turner, Zimmerman is alleged to have shot at an individual on Monday evening, while the individual was standing outside of an apartment complex.
Zimmerman was taken into custody at a residence in Darlington County several hours later by the Darlington County Sheriffs Office and Bennettsville Police Department without incident.
Marlboro County native Stephanie Morrison wanted to do something to help young women dealing with toxic relationships and low self-esteem.
Recently, Morrison had her book, Baby Girl Can’t Be Broken, published.
Her book was written to help young women to learn to love themselves, value themselves before they get into toxic relationships, and be able to get out of them.
Morrison knows about this firsthand. She was in two toxic relationships.
Her first was a verbally abusive relationship with her son’s father, which lasted six years on and off.
Then a year after she finally left him, she got into another relationship that involved physical abuse.