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Sunday blue laws under review

This week, Marlboro County Council took the first step toward temporarily lifting the blue laws that limit when stores can be open and what items can be sold before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.
The council gave unanimous first reading approval to an ordinance that would suspend "the application of Sunday work prohibitions" during their regular monthly meeting Monday. Two more readings and a public hearing are required before the ordinance becomes law.

Where do your tax dollars go?

Where do your tax dollars go?
The new fiscal year is underway. Both Marlboro County Council and the Board of Education have adopted budgets for 2015-16 which included property tax millage rates for the new years.

Post 213 sweeps Camden, heads to state championship

Post 213 sweeps Camden, heads to state championship
Marlboro County's Post 213 Junior Legion baseball team is headed to the state championship tournament. Wednesday's victory over Camden to finish a two-game sweep of the series came with a dramatic seventh inning.
Marlboro's Clint English provided a walk-off single that scored Hunter Barfield, breaking a 6-6 tie and setting off a celebration by the Post 213 players.

Fourth of July fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks
The city of Bennettsville's Recreation Department hosted its first Fourth of July celebration Saturday evening at Lake Paul Wallace. The event started at 7 p.m. with dancing in the sand and music provided by Clay Brown & the Legends Band and DG Entertainment. That was followed by what organizers called the largest computerized/scripted fireworks show in the Pee Dee, which began at dusk. Food vendors were also on site. City officials hope this will be an annual event.
(Photos courtesy
of Tracey Norton)

Former residents killed in Rock Hill triple murder

Former Marlboro County Administrator Anna Hubbard Moore and her son, Jason Lockamy, will be laid to rest Saturday in Clio.
They, along with Lockamy's girlfriend, Lora Young, were shot to death Sunday, July 5, at the Moore home in Rock Hill. Authorities say Moore's husband, 55-year-old Randy Eugene Moore, shot and killed them before turning the gun on himself.
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