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School district breaks ground for new Wallace Elementary/Middle School

School district breaks ground for new Wallace Elementary/Middle School
The Wallace community turned out in force on Monday, August 4, to see the ceremonial start of the construction of a new Wallace Elementary/Middle School.
The school district hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at 5:30 p.m., with school board members donning hard hats and picking up golden shovels to mark the occasion. Dr. Helena Tillar, the district superintendent, and Wallace Principal Janice Henson joined them in moving some dirt, as did a handful of the...

Alabama couple renews wedding vows in Bennettsville

Alabama couple renews wedding vows in Bennettsville
Jack Walker got a little choked up as he recited his wedding vows at the altar of First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville last week. 
Gazing at his lovely bride, Bettie, and pledging to love her forever, he confessed later, "I almost didn't get through it."
Never mind that the Walkers, of Birmingham, Alabama, had said those words before - 70 years before, to be exact.
They were...

Board approves character ed policy

Courtesy and respect were back on the table at Monday's meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education, as the board revisited a character education policy on which it had reached an impasse in July.
At issue was whether the words "please," "thank you," "sir" and "ma'am" should be removed from the policy.
A committee of school district employees has been reviewing all of its policies...

Wreck on Highway 15-401

Wreck on Highway 15-401

A tractor-trailer collided with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 15-401 north of Bennettsville.  No serious injuries resulted from the wreck.

 

Photos by Avery Evans

Registrations going slowly for recreation department

Registrations going slowly for recreation department
In most cases, the last thing that the staff at the Marlboro County Recreation Department wants is a bunch of last minute registrations for one of their sports programs.
However, with sign-ups way off, that is just what they are hoping.  Registration for fall sports - soccer, football and cheerleading -  is scheduled to end Monday at 5 p.m.
"We don't have an explanation for it, but, as of the moment, we...
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