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MCLTRG’s ‘Roof Blitz’ helps to repair four houses

  • 19 July 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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MCLTRG’s ‘Roof Blitz’ helps to repair four houses

After dealing with roof damage since September, Debbie Breeden slept well for the first time on July 11.
“I won’t have to worry about anything anymore,” she said.
Breeden and three other homeowners don’t have to worry about roof leaks anymore after volunteers with the Marlboro County Long Term Recovery Group did repairs July 11-12.
“I feel great about it because there isn’t anything too hard for God to do,” Breeden said. “And I am loving everything they are doing for us.”
The MCLTRG formed last fall after Hurricane Florence to collect and receive funds to help people after a disaster.
The group is using the monies to help people who weren’t able to get help from FEMA or from other resources available for disaster victims or did not receive enough help.

Concert planned for tonight at Community Center

  • 11 July 2019
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Concert planned for tonight at Community Center

The City of Bennettsville will continue the 2 Hours From Anywhere Concert Series with a performance by PaperWork tonight, July 11.  The concert, originally planned for on the lawn of the Murchison School, will be held at the Bennettsville Community Center due to the threat of rain.
The concert is free to the public.  Bring your chairs and coolers and sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of this Myrtle Beach party band.
Paperwork was a big hit in their Bennettsville premier last summer, performing prior to the Independence Day fireworks show.  PaperWork is a high-energy party band that covers tunes from groups ranging from Snoop Dogg to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson to Jimi Hendrix. 
They also play a selection of original tunes in their own sense of “futuristic funk.”

Salkehatchie Summer Service repairs seven homes in Marlboro County

  • 11 July 2019
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Salkehatchie Summer Service repairs seven homes in Marlboro County

More than 100 volunteers descended on Marlboro County last week to replace roofs, floors and other repairs to seven homes. 
They are all part of the Salkehatchie Summer Service program, which is a ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Elizabeth Miles of Dallas, Ga., was at site five on Quick Acres Road with her daughter Abby. 
At the house, the group repaired the roof, built two decks and completed several flooring projects. 
Miles said she had enjoyed getting to know the homeowners and building a relationship with them.
"We just want them to know that Jesus loves them and we are here to help them," Miles said. "The homeowners do more for me than I do for them."

MEMS students return on first day

  • 11 July 2019
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MEMS students return on first day

Students were up early as they returned to McColl Elementary Middle School on Thursday. District officials, principals, staff, Marlboro County High football players, cheerleaders and others were on hand to greet 700 students for their first day of school.
 

Humane Society to host animal adoption event on Friday and Saturday at shelter

  • 11 July 2019
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Humane Society to host animal adoption event on Friday and Saturday at shelter

This weekend's pet adoption event at the Humane Society of Marlboro County could help find forever homes for many animals at the shelter.
Officials are participating along with many shelters and organizations across the state in the second annual Pick Me! South Carolina adoption event.
It will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the animal shelter, 242 Ag Street in Bennettsville.
Stephanie Jones, shelter director, said there will be no adoption fees for adult cats and dogs.
"But they do have to apply with an adoption application and be approved," she said. "We want to make the best match based on the personality of the dog and not just how they look. We have a lot of great dogs."
The event which is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina with the goal of saving 1,500 lives through adoptions in one weekend statewide.

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