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Community event held to pray for county and nation

  • 4 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Community event held to pray for county and nation

When  Cathelyn Quick of McColl saw what happened to George Floyd more than a week ago, she wanted to jump through the TV.
Seeing the various protests across the country about Floyd’s death brought back memories for Quick.
In 1968, she marched in the Orangeburg Massacre, a civil rights protest at South Carolina State College (now University) that turned deadly.
“We wanted to go bowling and they wouldn’t allow us to go bowling so we started marching,” Quick said.
The Orangeburg massacre refers to the shooting of protesters by police in the campus of S.C. State on Feb. 8, 1968. Students were protesting against segregation at a local bowling alley. Three of the protesters, African-American males, were killed and twenty-seven other protesters were injured. 

Statewide primary is Tuesday, June 9

  • 4 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Several incumbents will face challengers in the primary election, which is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 9.
 
County
Incumbent Sheriff Charles Lemon will face challenger Sammy Crosland in the Democratic primary while Henry Love and James Pauling will compete in the Republican primary.
Democrat Clerk of Court Anita M. Williams will face challenger Kireem Liles.
Democratic incumbent Willie Gladden will be challenged by fellow Democrats Dwayne Byers and Damien Johnson for County Council District 2.

SWAT team ends standoff Tuesday

  • 4 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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SWAT team ends standoff Tuesday

Tuesday morning the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Cricket Road in Bennettsville after reports were made that a male subject pointed a gun at a person elsewhere in the community before returning to his home. Information was also received that the male subject, Tony Oxendine, 62, had assaulted a victim and forced him by gunpoint into the victim's vehicle where Oxendine then drove the victim to another location and began threatening the victim before presenting a firearm. 
When Oxendine returned to Cricket Road he was met by a deputy with the Sheriff's Office. When the deputy contacted him, Oxendine threw a chair at the deputy in an attempt to evade him, then lifted his shirt to show the deputy that he was armed. The deputy attempted to use non-lethal measures to take the subject into custody but those measures failed. 

A second COVID-19 death is reported for Marlboro County

Four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reporting a COVID-19 death in an elderly individual in Marlboro County on Wednesday, June 3.
 

Marlboro County has ten new cases of COVID-19

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Tuesday (June 2), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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