The city of Bennettsville has been awarded a $435,710 Community Development Block Grant to demolish 28 abandoned homes in the Shady Rest area.
"We are thrilled," said Holly Swann, manager of Planning and Zoning for the city of Bennettsville. "This will get so much done."
The funding, from the Community Enrichment Program, is specified for the demolition of abandoned homes in the Shady Rest neighborhood. Homes are located on First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets along with Marlboro Street and Lindsay Avenue.