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PDRTA now running in county

  • 13 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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PDRTA now running in county

Everlyn Peterkin prepares to get on the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority bus in front of Bennettsville City Hall after paying her utility bill Wednesday afternoon.  She reports that she has already used the service to go to Carls Food Center, Walmart and Marlboro Water Company.  PDRTA  began operating new routes in the county this week.

State arbor day recognized

  • 13 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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State arbor day recognized

Last Friday, the City of Bennettsville celebrated South Carolina Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at the Bennettsville Visitors Center on West Main Street.  Glenn Bunch of Bunch’s Nursery assisted by planting a Japanese maple.  Mayor Heath Harpe read a proclamation supporting Arbor Day and the importance of supporting the planting of trees in the city.  Pictured are city councilmen Allen Taylor, Bernice Johnson, Mayor Harpe, councilman Jean Quick, Glenn Bunch and Anne Bunch of the Bennettsville tree committee.
Photo by Dan McNiel

Christmas parade rolls through Bennettsville

  • 6 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Christmas parade rolls through Bennettsville

Tuesday, the City of Bennettsville hosted its annual Christmas parade.  Over 90 entries rolled down Broad Street, around the courthouse square and on to East Main Street.  Above, Santa wraps up the parade, riding on a fire truck.  Right, parade marshals Rebecca McArthur and Beth Chavis wave to the crowd.  Below, kids of all ages enjoyed watching or riding in the parade.  More parade photos will appear in the “Christmas Greetings” special on December 20.  The Town of McColl Christmas parade was held on Wednesday afternoon.  See next weeks edition for pictures from that event.
Photos by Dan McNiel

Bingham named Sun-Belt Defensive Player of the Year

  • 6 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bingham named Sun-Belt Defensive Player of the Year

Arkansas State senior and former Marlboro County Bulldog Ronheen Bingham has been named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Bingham helped lead the Red Wolves to an 8-4 overall record and a berth in the Arizona Bowl, where they will play The University of Nevada.
This season Bingham, a defensive end, finished the regular season with 65 total tackles and nine quarterback sacks.  He also had 19 tackles for lost yardage.
His sacks and tackles for loss lead the conference.

State report card results discussed by school board

  • 6 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County Board of Education members learned Monday that Clio Elementary Middle School was one of 19 schools in the state to receive an excellent rating on the recently released school report cards.
Teachers, staff and administrators were recognized at Monday's meeting for receiving a score of 63 on the report card.
Recently, the South Carolina Department of Education and Education Oversight Committee released school and district report cards as part of the state's merged state and federal accountability system. The report cards reflected school and district performance during the 2017-2018 school year and contained overall school ratings for the first time since 2014.

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