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Bulldogs host NMB for homecoming

  • 4 October 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1437
Bulldogs host NMB for homecoming

Very few coaches are big on moral victories.  Count Marlboro County High's Bobby Collins among those not high on celebrating anything about a defeat.
However, in last week's game against Dillon, Collins saw a great deal that his team can build upon, despite the loss.
"We had said that the first objective Friday was to get off the bus, get the ball and march down and score.  Then we wanted to get the ball back, march down and take control," said Collins.
The Bulldogs accomplished a good portion of that, driving for a touchdown with the opening possession then forcing a turnover.  They couldn't convert the turnover into points, however.
"That was a key.  If we get so much as a field goal after the interception, it is a different ballgame.  Still, in the first half, that was about the only negative," said Collins.
After intermission, the Bulldogs were not able to match Dillon's increased defensive intensity.

Cinema in the City is Friday evening

  • 26 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 694

Celebrate fall with Cinema in the City on Friday evening.
Hosted by the Marlboro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Bennettsville, it will feature a showing of A Dog’s Way Home.
The movie is about a female dog, who travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, and Edward James Olmos, this film will delight all ages.
The movie is provided by Marian Wright Edelman Public Library.
Cinema in the City is a chance to bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening outside. Admission is free and it will start at 6:30 p.m. The movie will start at dark.
 Enjoy local food trucks, and a kid zone with a bounce house, free popcorn, and free drinks.

Life lessons learned during the 16th annual Boys Day Out at Camp Pee Dee

  • 26 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1185
Life lessons learned during the 16th annual Boys Day Out at Camp Pee Dee

Sixteen years ago, Boys Day Out started at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with 15 boys.
Now it is hundreds of boys and men at Camp Pee Dee.
Boys Day Out is a chance for men and boys to bond through swimming, fishing, canoeing, basketball, football, and horseback riding.
The rules were simple —  have a good time, no bullying, no fighting, no cursing, and no sagging pants.
The goal is to help young men become bigger men.
As the guest speaker for this year’s event, Clio native Sterling Leaven talked about having once sat where the young men listening to him were.
He talked about coming from a broken home and having a reading disability. He had to attend special classes for reading.
“Where you start has nothing to do with where you will end up,” Leaven said.

Marlboro County native returns home to practice law

  • 26 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 2828
Marlboro County native returns home to practice law

When Marlboro County native Robert Newton graduated from Duke University years ago, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life.
“I wanted to do something significant with my life that would have an impact on people and hopefully make the world a better place,” he said.
After growing up in the Adamsville area and graduating from Marlboro Academy, he left the county to earn his bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
He ended up deciding to go to law school because he had always enjoyed debates, discussions, and arguments.
“I wanted to fully understand the law and government and how it worked,” Newton said. “I wanted to see it from the inside.”
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Many events on tap for this weekend

  • 20 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 800

Various activities will be taking place throughout the county on Friday and Saturday.
Donate and help save lives by participating in the City of Bennettsville Police Department’s American Red Cross Blood Drive. 
It is from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Bennettsville Community Center Recreation Room.
Every presenting donor will receive a free haircut from Sports Clips. 
To schedule an appointment, visit and use sponsor code of CityofBenn.