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Henegan 'honored' by election to SC House

Henegan 'honored' by election to SC House
"Honored and grateful" is how Marlboro County's next representative in the S.C. House feels about the results of Tuesday's primary election runoff.
Pat Henegan defeated Greg Ohanesian to win the Democratic party's nomination for the House District 54 seat. She will face no Republican opposition in the general election in November.
"I'm truly excited," Henegan said Wednesday morning. "It's a...

Bennettsville resident, Iraq war veteran finds new direction in the restaurant business

Bennettsville resident, Iraq war veteran finds new direction in the restaurant business
As a military brat and then a military man himself, Kevin Adcock lived all over before finding a local girl, the former Fran Simmons, and settling down in Bennettsville.
After a time in the U.S. Marine Corps, he joined the N.C. National Guard, and in that capacity served two tours of duty in Iraq, in 2004 and again in 2009.
Life after that was smooth. Kevin worked in the poultry industry while Fran worked in the finance department at...

Rotary honors Probate Judge Mark Heath as its Four Way Test Good Citizen of 2014

Rotary honors Probate Judge Mark Heath as its Four Way Test Good Citizen of 2014
Bennettsville Rotarians honored Marlboro County Probate Judge Mark Heath of Clio as their 2014 Four Way Test Good Citizen during their weekly luncheon meeting Tuesday at The Skye.
A native of Rockfish, NC, Judge Heath became Probate Judge on January 4, 1999. He is unopposed for re-election this year.
Doug Jennings announced Judge Heath’s selection and said Judge Heath, after graduating from Hoke County Public Schools,...

Council on Aging loses contract, future at risk

The Marlboro County Council on Aging has provided meals, transportation and home care to senior citizens since 1974, but that may soon come to an end, thanks to a change in a state funding requirement and the loss of a contract to a for-profit company from Chicago, IL.
The Council on Aging, a private non-profit organization, learned in April that it lost its contract for Home Living Support during the procurement process for the 2014-15 fiscal...

County Council to reinstate animal control program, operate shelter

Marlboro County government is in the beginning stages of reinstating its animal control program and operating an animal shelter in light of concerns about stray dogs throughout the county.
The county is buying the former Olive Graham Center, located on Ag Street in Bennettsville near the Department of Social Services and the county jail, from the Marlboro County Disabilities and Special Needs Board.
Officials plan to renovate the...
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