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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

The City of Bennettsville will host its second annual fireworks show at Lake Paul Wallace this Saturday.

Group from First Presbyterian returns from mission trip to Haiti

Group from First Presbyterian returns from mission trip to Haiti
Thirteen people from First Presbyterian Church in Bennettsville spent last week in Haiti helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of poverty-stricken Haitians.
The group of nine adults and four youths joined others from around the world to serve through Mission of Hope Haiti. They lived on a compound for the week, where they worked on houses, delivered much-needed supplies to the villagers, and shared the word of God. 

Bennettsville woman in top 10 at Miss SC Pageant

Bennettsville woman in top 10 at Miss SC Pageant
Marlboro County was well-represented at the 2016 Miss South Carolina pageant held last week at the Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Chelsea Bullock of Bennettsville competed in the pageant, which included preliminary competitions during the week and culminated with a live television event on Saturday, June 25. 

Lake Authority to receive grant for walking trail improvements

Lake Authority to receive grant  for walking trail improvements
Major improvements are coming to the Lake Paul Wallace walking trail, thanks to a $75,000 grant administered through the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
The Lake Wallace Authority applied for the Recreational Trails Grant in February and recently learned it has been recommended for full funding. The next steps are project reviews by the Federal Highway Administration, State Historic Preservation Office and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Pending successful completion, the grant will be awarded later this year.

Bennettsville City Council adopts new building codes, hears residents’ concerns

Bennettsville City Council adopts new building codes, hears residents’ concerns
Members of Bennettsville City Council faced a very short agenda at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
In fact, the only action item, aside from approving the minutes of the previous meeting, was second reading and passage in full of an ordinance adopting new standard building codes. This happened with a unanimous vote.
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