MARTi riders offered fresh produce

  • 21 May 2020
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MARTi riders offered fresh produce

MARTI riders will have access to free, fresh fruit and vegetables because of a new Healthy Produce Initiative.
The initiative is from funding from the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas initiative through the Duke Endowment, and the Marlboro Empower Action Team.
Patrick Bines, director of the Northeastern Rural Health Network, said it was an opportunity to address food insecurity in the area. 
“We know it is a big need especially due to COVID-19,” he said.
A box containing bags of produce will be placed on the MARTi buses for the next nine weeks through June 30. Community members can take the bags with no questions asked. 

Griggs signs with Charleston Southern

  • 21 May 2020
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Griggs signs with Charleston Southern

Marlboro Academy graduating senior Josh Griggs signed a baseball scholarship with Charleston Southern University on Monday.  Griggs has been the Dragons’ ace pitcher for the last several seasons, as well as contributing at several infield positions and with his bat.  He will be joining a Buccaneer program that finished the pandemic-shortened season with a 7-12 record.

City announces plans for reopening

  • 21 May 2020
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Bennettsville City Council members learned about the first phase of reopening the city at their Tuesday monthly meeting.
City Administrator Max Alderman discussed the plan at the meeting, which was done by telephone.
He noted city officials were following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, and executive orders from Gov. Henry McMaster.
McMaster issued executive order 2020-34, which authorized restaurants “to begin providing limited indoor, on-premise customer dining on May 11.”  The order rescinded restrictions on beaching and rafting of boats.
Mayor Dr. Carolyn Prince issued a proclamation rescinding the citywide curfew on May 14.

Most new infections in one day for Marlboro County

  • 14 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Seven new cases of Coronavirus in Marlboro County were announced by DHEC in the agency's Thursday report.  That number is the largest for the county so far during the pandemic.  

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 172 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and nine additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 8,189 and those who have died to 371.

Food Drive helps local food pantries

  • 14 May 2020
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Food Drive helps local food pantries

More than 1,500 items were collected during the May 9 food drive held at the corner of Marshall Street and McKay Circle in Bennettsville. City of Bennettsville District 5 Councilman Tyron Abraham and members of the Men of The Corner Club accepted canned foods and non-perishable items during a drive-through food drive. All donated items were divided between the Bread of Life and the Grace and Mercy Food Pantries. Abraham said he wanted to thank everyone who made the food drive successful and it will help those in need affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
             Photo by Jacqueline Hough

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