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Will Parrish follows in father's footsteps as Bennettsville fireman

  • 9 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Will Parrish follows in father's footsteps as Bennettsville fireman
Being a firefighter has always been a lifelong dream for Will Parrish.
A dream that he has watched his father Bill live for his entire life.
"With him working at the fire department, I was pretty much born into it," Will Parrish said. "I have been coming up here ever since I could remember."
His dream was realized on July 25 when he was hired as a firefighter for the Bennettsville Fire Department.

National Night Out held

  • 9 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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National Night Out held
The members of the Bennettsville Police Department participated in National Night Out on Tuesday. In addition to youth receiving book bags with school supplies and tasty treats, a raffle was held.

Congressman Rice hands out school supplies

  • 9 August 2018
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Congressman Rice hands out school supplies
Congressman Tom Rice, right, handed out school supplies to hundreds of youth on Aug. 3 at the Bennettsville Community Center. L-r are siblings Ta'Quoirez Brockington, Sha'Miya Brockington and Sha'Diya Brockington.

Field house sporting a sharp new look

  • 2 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Field house sporting a sharp new look
When the Marlboro County High football players reported for the start of fall practice last week, they found a new look in the halls of the Munnerlyn Field House.
The wall of the main hall of the building that connects the locker rooms, training room and the coaches offices is now decorated with a mural featuring photos of former Bulldog players in action.
"It is a printed vinyl product that is applied to the wall using a heat gun. It really has turned out great," said head coach Dean Boyd.

MEC donates funds to help outfit BPD with personal safety lights

  • 2 August 2018
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MEC donates funds to help outfit BPD with personal safety lights
This week, each member of the Bennettsville Police Department received a guardian angel.
Thirty-four law enforcement tactical personal safety lights by Guardian Angel were purchased in part with a $1,000 donation from Marlboro Electric Cooperative.
Police Chief Kevin Miller was able to use funds from his budget to buy the rest of the magnetic hands-free LED mounted flashlights.
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