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Prince plans to use experiences from life of service in role as mayor

  • 3 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Prince plans to use experiences from life of service in role as mayor

 Dr. Carolyn Prince is humbled and overwhelmed by the people who came out to vote for her as mayor in November.
Prince was sworn in as the first African-American mayor for the City of Bennettsville at a noon ceremony on Jan. 2.
She admitted she wouldn’t have won without the support of people coming together.
“I don’t think they saw color,” she said. “They had trust and confidence in who I am, what I stand for and how I live my life. I didn’t ask people to contribute but I got contributions from people.” 
Recently,  one of her good friends died. But before that, he had called her to tell her that his 94-year-old sister in Washington, D.C. wanted to donate money to Prince’s campaign. 

Bulldogs blast Central, 78-37

  • 3 January 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs blast Central, 78-37

Marlboro County rode a strong first quarter to a huge lead, enroute to blowing out Central of Pageland  Monday night at home.  The Bulldogs cruised to a 78-37 victory.
Ryan Dupree opened the game with a short jump shot, blocked an Eagle shot, then raced for a layup to get the Bulldogs off to a quick start.  Devonta Oliver nailed a three-pointer, then senior Wesley Brown scored on back-to-back possessions as the Bulldogs raced to a 13-4 advantage.
By the end of the first quarter, the Bulldogs led 20-5 and the reserves were on the court for Marlboro County.
The Bulldogs continued to pull away in the second period, led by a three-pointer from Shawn Lucas, a layup by Kieran Leviner and a jumper by Jameik McCoy.  
Marlboro led 40-14 at intermission.  After a sluggish third quarter, the Bulldogs reignited the offense in the fourth, outscoring their guests 25-11.

Christmas in lights

  • 30 December 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Christmas in lights

From a simple candle in the windows to a full-scale animated light show, the community is decorated for Christmas.  A ride around the county will allow one to take in all the different styles.
Photos by Dan McNiel

Corrections officer arrested for misconduct

  • 30 December 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The South Carolina Department of Corrections has arrested a former corrections officer at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville for sexual misconduct.
Giselle Viviana Kensington-Moore, 37, of Spartanburg, was charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate and misconduct in office for actions in 2018. Her charges included having a sexual relationship with an inmate and giving birth to his child

County council votes to take legal action against the current solid waste contractor

  • 20 December 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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In an emergency meeting today (Dec. 19), the Marlboro County Council unanimously voted to take legal action against J. Davis Enterprise, the current franchise solid waste contractor responsible for household garbage collection in the county.
Davis has operated its service in Marlboro County under other names such as USA Waste.
Davis is operating under a three-year contract approved in January 2017. The county’s lawsuit asserts that Davis has failed to collect garbage on a regular schedule, with adequate personnel and equipment and has not resolved customer complaints in an appropriate manner.

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