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Summer Reading Kickoff held

  • 6 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Summer Reading Kickoff held

The Summer Reading Kickoff for Marian Wright Edelman Public Library was held June 1 at the Bennettsville Community Center. In addition to various informational and food vendors, youth enjoyed ponyrides, a petting zoo, a water slide and other activities. The 2019 Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories" will start at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 for ages 0-7 with a speaker from the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. The all-ages performance on Wednesday, June 12 will feature comic/ventriloquist Steve Brogan at 9:45 a.m. 
 

Saturday concert will feature ‘firsts’

  • 6 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Saturday concert will feature ‘firsts’

Saturday night’s concert by the Austin, Texas, based band Shinyribs will be a first on several levels.
The free concert, which is part of the Bennettsville Bicentennial Celebration, will be a test run at a new venue - the Marlboro County Historical Museum Complex grounds.  The stage will be set up on the side of the Jennings-Brown House, facing the back of the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library.
“The county has been a partner in bringing this concert and this location to reality.  They have graciously allowed us to use the space and have been instrumental in getting it set up,” said Elisabeth McNiel, chairman of the Bicentennial Committee and the City of Bennettsville’s Director of Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
“The Bennettsville  Community Center is an excellent facility for many events but it isn’t a great concert venue due to acoustical issues. If everything goes as planned, the museum grounds will be a great asset for future performances,” she said.

Dr. Jill Biden speaks at WEMS

  • 6 June 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Dr. Jill Biden speaks at WEMS

WALLACE  — As Dr. Jill Biden spoke Wednesday, she emphasized how teacher focused her husband Joe Biden's education policy is.
"I think it is crucial that we lift up the profession and we pay our teachers more," she said.
Dr. Biden spoke in the media center of Wallace Elementary Middle School where more than 50 Marlboro County School District educators, board members, officials, and community members gathered.

Gulf signage unveiled

  • 30 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Gulf signage unveiled

Last Friday evening, the Bennettsville Bicentennial Committee hosted a dedication ceremony and street dance in “The Gulf”, the historically black business district on Market Street.  As well as unveiling an original Gulf sign at the corner of Market and Liberty Streets, new street banners and window graphics debuted, telling the story of The Gulf area.  Above, Marlboro County Council Chair Dr. Carolyn Prince and Bennettsville Mayor Heath Harpe unveil the sign.                       
 

Spring game set for Thursday

  • 30 May 2019
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Spring game set for Thursday

The Marlboro County High football team will wrap up their spring practice sessions this week.  That will include the annual Black and Gold spring game on Thursday.
"We had wanted to have the game during the last period of the school day, so the student body would all be on hand to watch.  However, it is just too hot for that," said head coach Bobby Collins.
The game will start at 7 p.m. instead.  Collins intends to divide the team into two roughly-even units and play two 25 or 30 minute halves.
One thing that will be on display is Collins' offensive strategy and how it differs from that of former coach Dean Boyd.
"Last year, the team was in the shotgun with one running back about 95% of the time.  I prefer to have the quarterback under center most of the time, with a tight end and usually two running backs," said Collins.

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