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Firefighter, deputy laid to rest Tuesday

Firefighter, deputy laid to rest Tuesday
Son, brother, co-worker, friend, and now, fallen hero. These are the words used by many to describe Delton "Del" Daniels, the 22-year-old deputy and volunteer firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty and was buried Tuesday, August 4, in Bennettsville.

Police Dept. hosts National Night Out

Police Dept. hosts National Night Out
The Bennettsville Police Department hosted "National Night Out" Tuesday at the Community Center. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign throughout the country that promotes law enforcement - community partnerships to make neighborhoods safer and improve relationships between officers and the community. It was a night of food, fun and free back-to-school supplies for kids. Captain Greg Williams said the department was pleased with the large turnout for the event and thanked the sponsors for their support.
Photos by Lorenzo Adams.

Recreation department's gym in Blenheim getting lots of use

Recreation department's gym in Blenheim getting lots of use
"If you build it - they will come," says the ghostly voice in the 1980s hit movie "Field of Dreams."
It also seems to be true that if you just provide it - they will come.
For years, one of the biggest missing pieces in the Marlboro County Recreation Department's puzzle was a gym. To run any indoor programs, the Recreation Department had to coordinate with the school district to use one of their gymnasiums, usually on a weekend.

Flags to be at half-staff in memory of Daniels

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley requests that the flags be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in memory of Deputy Delton “Del” Daniels of the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office.

Historic house getting a new roof

Historic house getting a new roof
Workers with Rosser Roofing Company work this week to replace the roof on the D.D. McColl House, a historic property on West Main Street in downtown Bennettsville. Funded by the county, the project is expected to be complete sometime next week.
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