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NETC, MCSD host business / industry collaborative meeting

  • 16 August 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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NETC, MCSD host business / industry collaborative meeting

To build the workforce needed for the county, officials from Northeastern Technical College and Marlboro County School District are working together to help business/industry meet this goal.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord asked more than 100 business and community leaders who attended the breakfast meeting Wednesday at NETC Marlboro campus about what was needed to advance students in the county and surrounding areas.
McCord noted it wasn’t just about creating jobs but having a workforce that will remain in the county.

Pee Dee Indian Tribe presents Rep. Pat Henegan with peace pipe

  • 16 August 2019
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Pee Dee Indian Tribe presents Rep. Pat Henegan with peace pipe

Rep. Pat Henegan received a special honor from the Pee Dee Indian Tribe on Monday.
Pee Dee Indian Tribe Chairman Wayne Evans said Henegan has ongoing efforts toward helping them to secure federal recognition for the tribe.
Members of the tribe commissioned a Native American artist to create a special piece for her. 
Tribe councilman and artist Brian Tanner presented Henegan with a handmade ceremonial pipe, which took almost a year to make.
Henegan also received a small pouch of tobacco to go in it.
“I know you won’t smoke it. The pipe is fully functional.”

Bulldogs participate in two scrimmages, jamboree is Friday

  • 16 August 2019
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Bulldogs participate in two scrimmages, jamboree is Friday

Last Thursday evening the Marlboro County High football team had their first opportunity to play against a live opponent.  The team traveled to Buford High School near Lancaster for a two-team scrimmage.
"I thought we looked pretty good on both sides of the ball last Thursday.  We had some big plays on offense and the defense was solid for most of the scrimmage," said coach Collins.
The Bulldogs scored against Buford on several long runs right up the middle of the defense.  Ismael Sloan and Jacardo Riggins led the rushing attack.
The passing game also got in the scoring act, with the Bulldogs hitting a screen pass for a 60-yard touchdown later in the scrimmage.
On defense, the Bulldogs limited the Yellow Jackets to short yardage for much of the scrimmage.
Late in the action, Buford did have a long run and also scored on a pass when the Bulldogs’ defensive backs had a breakdown in coverage.

Bennettsville's new fire truck is delivered

  • 8 August 2019
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Bennettsville's new fire truck is delivered

The new fire truck for the City of Bennettsville Fire Department arrived Monday afternoon from Safe Industries of Pickens County. Engine 471 is a 2019 E-One Typhoon Custom Rescue Pumper, which seats six. Fire Chief James Jackson III said it will be a few weeks before it is put into service. A public ceremony for the truck is being planned for the future. Above, Jackson presented the check for the truck to Virgil Slagle of Safe Industries.

Wildlife removal service handling animal sightings in the Lake area

  • 8 August 2019
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A licensed and bonded wildlife removal service is working in the “Lakeside” area of Bennettsville to address recent sightings of foxes and possibly coyotes in people’s yards.
City of Bennettsville Police Chief Kevin Miller said these are licensed professionals with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources with permits to be able to handle animal nuisance calls to have animals removed off the property.

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