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Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 encourages citizens to shop local

  • 19 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 633

With COVID-19 taking a toll on many businesses, shopping local is more important than ever.
The Marlboro Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Bennettsville have partnered to help citizens to shop local and support the small business community.
On Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28), shoppers and diners are encouraged to register at the Marlboro Chamber, 122 S. Marlboro Street, beginning at 10 a.m. 
Shoppers will receive a “Small Business Saturday” tote bag filled with freebies and a rack card listing participating downtown businesses.
To win a prize, all customers who have shopped or dined on Small Business Saturday can bring their receipts to Chamber from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shoppers receive one raffle entry for each purchase made with prizes from A+ Auto Spa, Breeden’s Quality Meats, Floyd’s Jewelers, Fowler Pharmacy, Gifts & More, Magnolia on Main, Reassigned Blessings, The Dairy Dream, The Humidor Cigar, Wine & Jazz Lounge, The Ivy Shop, and The Village Marketplace. 
At 4 p.m., all winners will be selected and notified. You do not have to be present to win.

Gaymon wins runoff for school board seat

  • 19 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 695

Tuesday's runoff election for Marlboro County School District 4 seat resulted in political newcomer Reginald Gaymon being the winner of the seat.
Gaymon won after defeating newcomer Wendell Crowley with 233 votes (79.25 percent) to 61 (20.75 percent).
Longtime Board of Education member Nan Fleming did not run for reelection in District 4.
Other statistics for the election included:
– Only 294 voters in District 4 voted in the runoff.
– Red Hill precinct: Gaymon, 6, and Crowley, 12;
–  East Bennettsville precinct: Gaymon, 15, and Crowley, 2;
–  West Bennettsville precinct: Gaymon, 158, and Crowley, 40;
– South Bennettsville precinct: Gaymon, 54, and Crowley, 7;
– Absentee: Gaymon, 186, and Crowley, 23.
Votes will be certified on Friday. 

County, municipalities to have Community Clean-up Day Nov. 21

  • 13 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 613

The third annual Community Clean-up Day originally planned for April has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21.
It will be from 8 a.m.-noon. The City of Bennettsville and other municipalities and other organizations have agreed to partner with the county. 
Volunteers are needed. If someone or an organization would like to participate, call 843-479-5600 or email
A box lunch is planned at the end of the event.

One last chance to make a positive impression for Bulldogs

  • 13 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1333
One last chance to make a positive impression for Bulldogs

Two killed in Thursday accident

  • 5 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 610

Two drivers were killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning on SC 381 and Plainview Road.
According to Master Trooper Brian Lee of the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 1998 Infinity Qx4 was traveling north on SC 381 while a 2017 Chevy Malibu was traveling south on SC 381 at 7:35 a.m.
The driver of the Chevy crossed the center line and struck the Infinity with a driver and passenger in it.
Both drivers were killed in the collision. The passenger in the Infinity was transported to a local hospital.
The driver and the passenger in the Infinity were not wearing seatbelts.
Lee said the collision remains under investigation by S.C. Highway Patrol.