Won state championship

  • 14 November 2019
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Won state championship

Several local tennis players participated in the S.C. 65+ 3.5 state championship matches held in Hilton Head the weekend of Nov. 1 thru Nov. 4. The team won the state championship. Members of the team have been state runners-up and won six Pee Dee League Championships in various leagues, but this is their first state championship. Team members from Bennettsville are: Bogen Berry, Harry Blackmon, Otis Harrison, John McLaurin, and Jay Owens. From Rockingham, NC.: Mike Rainwater and Gene Stewart: From Chesterfield - Nicky Cohen; and Team Captain Steve Quick from Florence. The team enjoys practicing Wednesdays and Sundays at Quick’s court, supported by their families and friends. 

Abrahams have Yard of the Month

  • 14 November 2019
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Abrahams have Yard of the Month

The Garden Gate Garden Club of Bennettsville has chosen the yard of James and Barbara Abraham as their Yard of the Month for November.
The Abrahams live on Talon Drive. Their beautifully landscaped yard features azaleas, palms, pittosporum hedges, pencil holly, and several cactus varieties. Flowers lending seasonal color include canna, celosia, chrysanthemum, impatiens, marigold, petunia, and purple heart.
Barbara is retired from the SC Department of Health and Human Resources and also taught school in McColl. James is retired from the US Army with nearly 30 years of service.
The Garden Gate Garden Club welcomes nominations for its Yard of the Month recognitions. If you would like to nominate a yard, contact any club member.

Run-off elections to be held for District 6 in Bennettsville, McColl council seat

Prince's election certified

  • 7 November 2019
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A run-off election will occur Nov. 19 for District 6 Bennettsville Council race and the sixth seat on the McColl council.
The results of the Nov. 5 elections in Bennettsville and McColl were made official Thursday (Nov. 7) by the Bennettsville Election Commission and the Marlboro County Board of Voter Registration office.
In the District 6 city council race, there was no clear majority for the three candidates. After the certification on Thursday, incumbent Bernice Johnson had 56 votes while challengers Thomas Bennett Jr. had 51 and Gregory Scott Sr., 70.
The top two vote-getters Johnson and Scott will be in the run-off on Nov. 19.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m-7 p.m. with voting taking place at the Marlboro County Courthouse.

Bulldogs to face Lower Richland in playoffs

  • 7 November 2019
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Bulldogs to face Lower Richland in playoffs

While the odds are long, the Bulldogs are in the playoffs.
"It's a new season and anything can happen," said MCHS head coach Bobby Collins.
If nothing else, it gives the youthful Bulldogs one more week of full-pad practice to get ready for a rebound year in 2020.
"If we could eliminate the penalties and turnovers that have killed us all year, we can still be a good team.  We can't get behind the chains - our team just isn't built for that.  If we could ever have a clean game, I still think we could be pretty solid," said Collins.
He said that the coaching staff has worked to remove as many of the hurdles to success as they can identify.
"We have tried to simplify everything.  Many of these are errors of youthfulness, so trying to fix it right now means making it easier to understand," he said.
"We had a really good practice on Monday and the kids are still engaged, so we'll just keep working," said Collins.

Contestants for title of Miss Marlboro Academy

  • 7 November 2019
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Contestants for title of Miss Marlboro Academy

The 51st annual Miss Marlboro Academy Pageant will be presented Saturday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Eighteen young ladies from grades nine through twelve will vie for the crown.
Freshmen contestants include: Calli Byrd, Kelsey Hunter, and Hartley Talbert.
Representing the sophomore class are: Nina Bennett, Jadyn DeHart, Kimberly Goodwin, Meghan Kessler and Mattie Liles.
Junior class contestants include: Arrington Martin, Katie Munnerlyn, Ally Murray and Sara White.
Representing the senior class are: Graysen Burroughs, Amber Jackson, Abby Lee, Mary Jane Lee, Ragan Liles, and Austin Simmons.
“Saturday Night Fever” serves as the theme of this year’s pageant, which features hits from the 1970’s. Don Greene, Ms. Marlowe Harrington, Mrs. Denise Jones and Mrs. Brooks Liner have teamed up as producers and directors, respectively, for this year’s competition. Ms. Courtney Odom, owner of Elevate Dance Academy is serving as choreographer and is assisting as a producer. Jason Deane of Rockingham will be serving as Master of Ceremonies.
2020 Miss Marlboro Academy Contestants: Back row, left to right: Austin Simmons, Amber Jackson, Katie Munnerlyn, Sara White, Arrington Martin, Meghan Kessler, Hartley Talbert, Abby Lee, Mary Jane Lee and Ragan Liles. Front Row, left to right: Mattie Liles, Kelsey Hunter, Nina Bennett, Ally Murray, Calli Byrd, Jadyn DeHart, Kimberly Goodwin and Graysen Burroughs.

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