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Lt. Turner named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Lt. Turner named  Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Last week, members of the Bennettsville Police Depart-ment learned that one of their own had been named Officer of the Year by the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Associ-ation.
Larry Turner, lieutenant over investigations, received that prestigious honor, which is given to an officer each year to recognize his or her contributions that improve the quality of life in the community. 
Detective Deborah Young nominated Turner for...

Connor Hinson is 2014 March for Babies Ambassador

Connor Hinson is 2014 March for Babies Ambassador
When the March of Dimes' annual March for Babies kicks off this Saturday, November 8, at Marlboro County High School, one very special participant will be a smiling, handsome little guy named Connor Hinson.
It's hard to believe he experienced problems at birth, but he did; he was born premature on July 8 with underdeveloped lungs, an enlarged heart and low blood sugar, and spent 31 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit at McLeod Regional Medical...

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Tomorrow, October 31, is Halloween. Trick-or-treat hours for children have been set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Marlboro County and its municipalities. See page 2 for more on Halloween safety from the Bennettsville Police Department. Pictured above is a festive scene in the front yard of a home on Fayetteville Avenue in Bennettsville.
(Photo by Lynn McQueen)

Fields of pink

Fields of pink
Passersby this week to a field off Highway 9 East between Bennettsville and Clio may have been surprised to see 16 round modules of cotton wrapped in pink plastic. Not the yellow-colored wrap, typically associated with John Deere’s round-bale picker, but pink, really pink. The modules belonging to Pat and Blake Rogers of Blenheim were so aptly wrapped to raise awareness for breast cancer which kills more women in the U.S., than lung cancer. October is National Breast Cancer...

New director says outlook is good for Marlboro County Council on Aging

New director says outlook is good for Marlboro County Council on Aging
Just a few months ago, things looked bleak for the Marlboro County Council on Aging. 
One lost contract had reduced the non-profit organization's funding from the state, and another cut was looming if participation in on-site dining did not improve. 
It seemed almost certain that the Council on Aging, which has served senior citizens in Marlboro County since 1974, would not be able to keep its doors open much...
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