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Many events on tap for this weekend

  • 20 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Various activities will be taking place throughout the county on Friday and Saturday.
Donate and help save lives by participating in the City of Bennettsville Police Department’s American Red Cross Blood Drive. 
It is from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Bennettsville Community Center Recreation Room.
Every presenting donor will receive a free haircut from Sports Clips. 
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code of CityofBenn.

Palmetto Brick Company celebrates 100 years in Marlboro County

  • 20 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Palmetto Brick Company celebrates 100 years in Marlboro County

WALLACE — Andy Rogers was humbled by the fact that Palmetto Brick is 100 years old.
“A lot of people from the early 1900s until today have put their blood, sweat, and tears in this business,” he said.
Rogers is the vice president and the fourth generation of his family to run the business.
A 100th-anniversary celebration was Sept. 13 for the business, which is the largest family-owned brick maker in the state.
It remains one of only a handful of American-owned and operated brick manufacturers in the United States.
Customers, vendors, family, employees and area officials attended the event on the grounds of the business.

NETC hosts JROTC students for informational program

  • 20 September 2019
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NETC hosts JROTC students for informational program

Friday, September 13, Northeastern Technical College (NETC) hosted an information session for high school students participating in Junior ROTC programs to learn more about the resources and benefits available to them if they choose to pursue a military career.
The event was held at the NETC Marlboro County Campus. Approximately 115 Junior ROTC students from Marlboro, Dillon, and Chesterfield counties were in attendance.
New recruits enlisting in the military typically start at E-1, the lowest rank and pay grade. Entering a branch of the military with JROTC experience and having earned college credits from a college like NETC, allows recruits to begin their military career at a higher rank and pay level.

High speed chase ends in wreck

  • 20 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person and is searching for another following a high-speed chase in the Marlboro Road area of the county on Tuesday.
Melinda Sue Northam, 31, was arrested as a result of the investigation. 
According to the Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours on Tuesday, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle which was driving over 90 mph.
When blue lights and sirens were initiated, the vehicle attempted to flee from the deputy by driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph. 
Officials said Tracey Glenn Blackmon of Latta, the driver of the vehicle, attempted a sharp turn at a high rate of speed and, as a result, wrecked.  This left a passenger, Brian Keith Blackmon, 33, injured while the driver fled on foot from the scene. 

Clio Community Night Out held Tuesday

  • 12 September 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Clio Community Night Out held Tuesday

The Town of Clio Community Night Out was Tuesday. Community members, elected officials, law enforcement and others attended for various entertainment and educational information. There was face painting, a bouncy house obstacle course, hot dogs, popcorn and school supplies for students. It was sponsored by the Town of Clio Police Department and eHealth Medical Center of Clio.
Photo by Heath Milligan

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