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Primary elections in less than two weeks

The first decision that voters will face when they get to the polls on June 10 - or when they vote absentee, if they qualify, between now and then - is not which candidates they want to support, but whether they want to vote as Democrats or Republicans.
Voters may participate in either the Democratic or the Republican primary, but not both. 
Since all local candidates filed as Democrats, the only way to help determine local...

Dr. C.W. Love remembered for his generosity, support of community

Dr. C.W. Love remembered for his generosity, support of community
It would be almost impossible to visit McColl and not find something bearing the name or legacy of one of its most prominent citizens.
Dr. Charles W. Love, Sr., died Wednesday, May 21, at the age of 90. He will be laid to rest Friday.
Love was originally from Blacksburg, SC, not McColl, but he made it his home for more than 60 years, moving there after graduating from dental school at Emory University in...

Political forum to take place May 27

A political forum scheduled for next Tuesday, May 27, will give residents the opportunity to hear from candidates for local offices that are up for election.
The Marlboro County Branch NAACP and the Berea Baptist Association are hosting the forum, which will take place in the main courtroom of the Marlboro County Courthouse beginning at 6 p.m.
Each candidate will have a few minutes to talk about his or her political platform. This...

Bennettsville Council proceeds with bond issue for two fire trucks, other projects

Bennettsville City Council took the first step toward securing $855,000 that will be used for several capital projects, including the purchase of two new fire trucks, during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The council gave first reading approval of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $855,000 in general obligation bonds. This will require an additional nine-mills in debt service millage, which was factored into the 2014-15...

Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year
Detective Tim Hood (left) of the Bennettsville Police Department, accepting the Officer of the Year award from Police Chief Larry McNeil and Mayor Dexe Bostick. The recognition came during a National Law Enforcement Week program held Wednesday at the Bennettsville Community Center.