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Bennettsville's new fire truck is delivered

  • 8 August 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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.

Bulldogs open fall practice, scrimmage on Thursday

  • 8 August 2019
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Bulldogs open fall practice, scrimmage on Thursday

While it may seem that the summer just hit its stride, for football fans early August is tantalizingly close to the kickoff of the  action.
The Marlboro County High School football team opened preseason practice last Friday and have been working out in the mornings this week.
"Overall, I'm pleased with where we are.  Summer drills were productive and we have most of the offense installed now," said head coach Bobby Collins, who will be in his first season with the Bulldogs.
"On day one, everybody showed up, which is always a plus.  Day two (Saturday) the intensity and enthusiasm went up, which is a key," said Collins.
The third practice being on Monday, was somewhat less spirited but productive nonetheless.

Annual camp for the MCHS Marching Band provides foundation for season

  • 1 August 2019
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Annual camp for the MCHS Marching Band provides foundation for season

Being a member of the Marlboro County High School Mighty Marching Bulldogs is a serious commitment.
It is a commitment, which involves a three-week band camp (July 22- Aug. 9) to learn music and marches under the intense South Carolina sun.
Shanasia Ballard, captain of the percussion section, summed it up best.
“We practice and work hard,” she said. “We practice for 12 hours (some days during two of the three weeks) just to have a seven to 10 minute show.”
Karalda Perkins, director of the band, wanted dedication and hard work from her students as they started the second week of camp.
In addition to Perkins, other band staff members are Michael Burrage, assistant director of bands; Gerrard Perkins, percussion instructor; Reginald Cassidy, brass instructor; and Wycilla Cassidy, auxiliary coordinator.
Going into her fourth year as a senior, Ballard has goals for her section.

Police charge Malachi in 2018 double homicide

  • 1 August 2019
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Police charge Malachi in 2018 double homicide

Detectives with the City of Bennettsville Police Department made an arrest Thursday morning in a 2018 double homicide.
Police Chief Kevin Miller announced in a press conference Thursday that new developments in the 2018 homicides of Danny Ray Goins Jr. and Jimmy Allen Tyndall Jr. led to the arrest of Devonte Maurice Malachi.  The murders took place on Aug. 15, 2018 on Crosland Street.
Malachi was charged with two counts of first degree murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Miller noted Malachi was recently charged with the homicide of Eric Christopher Canty, which took place on June 20 on Sunny Bank Street. He was already in custody when charged with the double homicide.

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