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Damage to car wash estimated at $75,000

Damage to car wash estimated at $75,000
An employee of a neighboring business made a surprising discovery on Saturday morning, July 12: someone had attached a chain to the car wash located on Highway 9 East, next to Napa Auto Parts, and pulled part of it down with a vehicle.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the front section of the building frame had been pulled down, causing some of the brick walls in the car wash bays to fall and part of the roof to cave...

Industrial site is accredited with Duke Energy program

Industrial site is accredited with Duke Energy program
Members of the Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership received good news Tuesday, as one of the county's prospective industrial sites was accredited by the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program.
In a meeting held at the Marlboro Civic Center, Duke Energy officials and their consultants from McCallum Sweeney Consulting and Thomas & Hutton Associates presented their findings from the site evaluation of the Reliance Industrial...

Sea of Yellow

Sea of Yellow
This cheerful greeting awaits passersby on Neville Bennett Road near Clio. Billy Hinson plants sunflowers each year and they are currently in full bloom, turning their large yellow faces to the sun and (at left) attracting bees.
(Photo by Dan McNiel)

Cottingham ends 62-year career in the courtroom

Cottingham ends 62-year career in the courtroom
Judge Edward B. Cottingham ends an illustrious 62-year career this week exactly where it started: at the Marlboro County Courthouse.
Cottingham, 86, is retiring from his position as active retired circuit court judge. This week's term of general sessions court is his last.
"It's kind of a bittersweet experience," he said earlier in the week. "It's sweet in the sense of all the old memories, but bitter in the...

Legion team wins series

Legion team wins series
The Marlboro County American Legion junior baseball team swept Sumter Post 15 in the opening series of the state playoffs Tuesday and Wednesday.  On the road Tuesday, Marlboro won 8-2.  William Smith pitched all seven innings, striking out two while allowing just one earned run.  Hunter Barfield had the key hit, smashing a double that scored two runs.  Josh Brigman, Clint English, Dayne Hooks, Chris Stubbs and Rae Brown all collected hits....
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