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Brothers charged with vote buying in McColl

Two brothers from McColl were arrested this week on charges that they bribed voters in the town's recent election.
Bobby Ray White, 48, of 107 Railroad Avenue, and William Michael White, 52, of 106 East McLaurin Avenue, both were charged with criminal conspiracy and procuring or offering to procure votes by bribery, according to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.
They were booked into the Marlboro County Detention Center Tuesday and later released on bond.

Scotland Health Care president talks about future, Marlboro Park

Scotland Health Care president talks about future, Marlboro Park
Greg Wood, the president and chief executive officer of Scotland Health Care System, appeared before Bennettsville City Council Tuesday to talk about plans for the future.
Scotland Health Care System is a not-for-profit, community-owned organization that is overseen by a local board and managed by the Charlotte, NC-based Carolinas Health Care System.

County in midst of heat wave

County in midst of heat wave
Chances are, the most talked about local news of the week isn't a crime or a government meeting; it's the heat, and when we can expect a break from it.
The short answer to that is, no time soon. Most forecast models show high temperatures tickling the 100 degree mark for at least the next week. That's at least 10 degrees hotter than the average high temperature for this time of year.

Blue laws, recycling discussed by city council

It appears that the matter of lifting Sunday blue law restrictions will appear on the ballots of the November 2016 general election in the form of a referendum.
During Tuesday's meeting of Bennettsville City Council, City Administrator Max Alderman reported on his most recent communication with Marlboro County officials.

Busy weekend in Marlboro County

Busy weekend in Marlboro County
There was plenty to do in Marlboro County last weekend, as anyone who passed through downtown Bennettsville, by Marlboro County High School or Lake Paul Wallace can attest. The 2015 Summerfest kicked off Saturday morning, with activities and events throughout the day and evening, and continued Sunday with a church service and water ski show at the lake. Also on Saturday morning, the MCHS Class of 2015 made its final march across the stage at graduation.