Group salutes first responders with free plates of Low Country Boil

  • 7 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Group salutes first responders with free plates of Low Country Boil

As Lt. Trevor Murphy of Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office waited in a long line Tuesday, he was very appreciative.
Douglas Jennings Law Firm, Douglas E. Jennings of Yarborough Applegate Law Firm in Charleston, and Kyle Hardee of Tubb’s Shrimp and Fish Co. worked together to have a salute to the county’s first responders on Tuesday.
The event gave out 300 plates of Low Country Boil to all law enforcement, rescue/EMS, firefighters, and healthcare workers.
Murphy said it was a blessing and noted Jennings has always gone out of his way to look out for law enforcement. 

Community encouraged to complete census forms, federal funds at stake

  • 7 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Community encouraged to complete census forms, federal funds at stake

With the 2020 Census underway, Marlboro Complete Count Committee members need the community’s help in increasing the response rate to the 2020 Census.
Members of the Pee Dee Indians held a community event on May 2 to encourage people to complete their census form.
Wayne Evans said it was important that the Native American community be counted. He added people needed to understand when decisions are made on budgets, projects, health departments, and hospitals that a large part of it is based on information from the census. 
“It plays a determining factor in how they allocate money to the communities,” he said.
Chief Peter Parr said census data will help when a disaster like a hurricane or a tornado happens. 

Bennettsville delays restart of brown goods pickup

  • 30 April 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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The City of Bennettsville will not pick up brown goods due to COVID-19.
Council approved resuming brown goods pick up at their April 21 meeting.
City Administrator Max Alderman said pick up was to resume in May.
Alderman said COVID-19 has paused the decision to start pick up and when the city will start is up to  Public Works Director  Bill Parrish.
Alderman said Parrish talked with public works directors in other cities and towns.
“They determined the furniture and other things, which are typical of brown goods, have smooth surfaces,” Alderman said. “The virus can live on those surfaces for quite some time.”

Lights on to honor class of 2020

  • 30 April 2020
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Lights on to honor class of 2020

Wednesday evening at 8:20 (20:20 in military time) the lights at Gliarmis Field, Rotary Field and McAlpine Stadium were lit in honor of the Marlboro County High class of 2020.  Above, the view from the outfield of Gliarmis Field, the home of the Bulldogs’ baseball team.  Students, family and supporters rode by the school and a few gathered in the parking lot to observe the bittersweet celebration of the senior class that is having a very nontraditional end to their high school careers.

Marlboro County native author finishes her first book

  • 30 April 2020
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Marlboro County native author finishes her first book

When Marlboro County native Johnnerlyn Johnson started writing her book, Guide to Greatness for Graduates... and all phases before and after... 3G in 2016, it was to be a letter to her then high school senior son.
But the more she wrote, the more it kept developing into an actual book,
“I thought more than just my son could benefit from it,” she said.
And right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson felt the release of the book was timely for anyone graduating from kindergarten and middle school to high school and college.
Many traditional graduation rites of passages have been canceled.

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