Herald-Advocate News

Blackmon wins re-election in primary runoff

  • 29 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Despite a low turnout, voters in Marlboro County decided Steve Blackmon was the winner of the county council seat in District 7 and Gov. Henry McMaster as the Republican nominee for governor in Tuesday's runoff.
Blackmon won another term as county councilman after defeating R. Chris Brown 216 votes (60.67 percent) to 140 (39.33 percent).

'RAPunzel' presented at MWE

  • 21 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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'RAPunzel' presented at MWE
Porkchop Productions performed "RAPunzel" Wednesday as part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program at Marian Wright Edelman Library. Youth had a chance to see a bored princess, her overprotective mother, a rapping narrator, an awe-struck Prince, and endless “bad hair” days in a one-of-a-kind adaptation. The MWE Library's Summer Programs on Wednesdays begin promptly at 10 a.m. Breakfast is served at 9:45 a.m. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. Next week's performers are the Science Tellers.

Sherika Stuckey-Harry is new provider at McColl Free Clinic

  • 21 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Sherika Stuckey-Harry is new provider at McColl Free Clinic
Sherika Stuckey-Harry, a native of Bennettsville, will be the new health care provider at the McColl Free Clinic beginning in July.
"One of my goals is to give back to the community," she said. "You have a lot of rural areas where people can't afford the insurance and medication. It is really a good program where we are able to provide the free services where they are really needed," said Stuckey-Harry, a family nurse practitioner.

County council approves budget for 2018-19 year

  • 21 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County Council approved the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
The general fund budget is $11,347,070 and will have a .83-mill ($50,000) increase to recover the unfunded state mandate.

Equipment failure causes outage

  • 21 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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A failed piece of utility equipment caused 25 percent of the utility customers in Bennettsville to lose power for about two hours Wednesday morning.
According to Utilities Director Max Alderman, one of the lightning arresters caused a circuit to trip at the substation on Salem Road.
This caused 25 percent of the customers in the eastern part of the city, including City Hall, to lose power.
Alderman said utility workers did a good job getting the power back on.
Power was restored by 8:22 a.m.
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