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High speed chase leads to arrest

A man who led police on a high speed chase through Marlboro County Tuesday night was due in magistrate's court today for a bond hearing.
Jameke Caseon Thomas, 19, of 3233 Adamsville Road, Bennettsville, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, aggravated assault, malicious injury to property and simple possession of marijuana, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sometime after 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, the S.C....

Preliminary work begins at site of new Wallace Elementary/Middle School

Preliminary work begins at site of new Wallace Elementary/Middle School
The Wallace Elementary/ Middle School campus is bustling with activity beyond that which is associated with the start of a new school year. Preliminary site work has begun for a new Wallace school, which was made possible by a $20 million bond referendum in 2012.
The school district held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month, and last week the contractor, Thompson Turner Construction of Sumter, set up a mobile office on the...

GridIron 2014

GridIron 2014

Check out today's Herald-Advocate for full coverage of the high school football season.  The MCHS Bulldogs open the season with a match-up against Richmond Senior High as part of the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic.

S. Everett Street fire considered suspicious

S. Everett Street fire considered suspicious
The fire that destroyed a home on South Everett Street Sunday night is under investigation by the Bennettsville Fire Department and Bennettsville Police Department, officials said today.
The fire started around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, August 17, at 124 South Everett Street, which is at the corner of South Everett and Newton Streets.
It was vacant at the time, and there was no power, leading officials to consider it suspicious in...

City Council reinstates Legends Sports Bar's business license, with conditions

City Council reinstates Legends Sports  Bar's  business license, with conditions
Bennettsville City Council agreed to "conditionally reinstate" the business license for Legends Sports Bar at a special called meeting last week.
Legends is located in the historic district at 112-1/2 South Marlboro Street. The council had voted to suspend its business license in July, after several citizens came forward to complain about loud music and other issues.
The club's owner, Rodney Dease, appealed that...
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