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Bulldogs roll by Hartsville, remain unbeaten in region

  • 30 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs roll by Hartsville, remain unbeaten in region
After a sluggish first quarter, the Marlboro County High boys' basketball team rallied past Hartsville, 65-49 Tuesday night. With the home victory, the Bulldogs remain undefeated in region play and maintain a two-game lead with just four games remaining in the regular season.
"Hartsville is a tough, scrappy team and we withstood and answered their defensive effort. It just shows the maturity of the team and how they have each other’s back on the court," said MCHS head coach LaTroy Brace.

Clio’s First Citizens Bank to close in April

  • 30 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Clio’s First Citizens Bank to close in April
An institution in the town of Clio will soon be no more.
Customers of the First Citizens Bank were alerted by mail last week that the branch in Clio will close its doors permanently on April 21 at 2 p.m.
“This is a real set-back for the town and all the people around Clio,” said Mayor Joe Kinney. “We are very disappointed.”
Kinney said that having a local bank has been a great

Initial meeting for Marlboro Complete Count Committee held

  • 30 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Between March 12-20, every home in this country will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
To encourage residents to respond in the upcoming census, various community leaders, volunteers and others are working to form their own Complete Count Committee for the 2020 census in the county.
Pearlie Lawson, president of the Marlboro County Branch of the NAACP, hoped the community would grow and they would be able to get the word out about how important the census is in 2020.

Fit and Strong! provides help for people with osteoarthritis

  • 24 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Fit and Strong! provides help for people with osteoarthritis

Before Carol Crouse of Bennettsville started 12-week Fit and Strong! Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, she was having trouble with swelling in both of her knees and getting up and down. 
After 11 weeks, Crouse has seen her knees only swell twice. 
“My knees are so much better,” she said. “They don’t swell or hurt as much. Overall, I feel a whole lot better.”
It is what the creators of Fit and Strong! wanted people to gain from the program, which is an exercise/behavior change program for older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis.
Crouse does the exercises at home but doesn’t stay with it as long as she does at the Bennettsville Community Center with the group.
“Here I keep going,” she said.
Fit and Strong! is offered through a collaboration of the Northeast Rural Health Network and the City of Bennettsville to provide exercise for seniors.
Patrick Bines, director of NRHN,  said there is no cost for the program because of a grant the organization received.

Parade commemorates life of Dr. King

  • 24 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Parade commemorates life of Dr. King

People in Marlboro County honored iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18  with the annual Marlboro County Branch of the NAACP MLK Day parade. The parade started on Broad Street and ended at Shiloh Baptist Church on Cheraw Street. More than 60 entries were in the parade. Above, 89-year-old Carolyn Little rode in the parade with other members of Trinity United Methodist Church. The grand marshal for the parade was City of Bennettsville Mayor Dr. Carolyn Prince.

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