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Suspects charged in burglary on Palmetto St.

The investigation into a burglary at a home on Palmetto Street led police across state and county lines last week and resulted in the arrests of three people, with more arrests expected.
It happened between May 30 and June 1 at 311 Palmetto Street. According to a Bennettsville Police Depart-ment incident report, approximately $90,000 in cash was stolen, along with two safes and a 46-inch television valued at $1,200.
Sabree Craig, 27,...

Dancing and walking for a good cause

Dancing and walking for a good cause
Marlboro County's annual Relay for Life took place Saturday, May 31, at Carroll Field in Bennettsville. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and a way to raise awareness and honor both victims and survivors of cancer. Pictured above, little dancers help entertain the walkers during the event. At left, Chief James Caulder of the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina joins others for the walk. 
(Photos by Avery Evans)...

2 charged with stealing drugs from hospice patient

A former nurse was one of two people arrested last week on charges that they stole prescription drugs from a hospice patient in McColl.
Jennifer McKenzie Matthews, 35, and Richard Jay Lane, 45, both of 3283 Highway 57 North, Dillon, were charged with first degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance on May 28, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. 
A magistrate set bond on each at $50,000 on May 29,...

School district preparing to process petitions for high school diplomas under new SC law

A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in April not only changes the requirements for high school graduation in South Carolina, but also gives some former students who did not receive diplomas the chance to get them.
Act 155 eliminates the state's high school exit exam, beginning with the class of 2015, and replaces it with tests that are considered more useful: the work-skills assessment WorkKeys, and a college readiness test that has yet to be...

Crash near Clio claims life of Dillon man

Crash near Clio claims life of Dillon man
A Dillon man lost his life following a single-vehicle crash near Clio.
It happened just after 6 p.m. Monday, May 26, on Hebron-Dunbar Road, according to Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown identified the victim as 31-year-old Randy Jackson of Dillon.
According to the Highway Patrol, Jackson was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup north on Hebron-Dunbar Road...