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.

Fun in the sun

  • 2 August 2018
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Fun in the sun
Latter Reign Ministries of Bennettsville held a block party on last Saturday, July 28 with free food, games, music, and the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library bookmobile. It was a hot and humid day so the water slide was very popular with youth. At right, Leah Squires (left) painted a design on the face of Leana Richardson. Latter Reign Ministries, 1106 Hamlet Highway, Bennettsville, will start having Sunday services at 9 a.m. Aug. 5.

Photos by Jacqueline Hough

Sales tax holiday starts Fri.

  • 2 August 2018
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A variety of items including school supplies will be exempt from state sales tax during the annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend from Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5.
Tax-free items exempt from the six percent sales tax range from clothing, accessories, and shoes to school supplies, book bags, and computers. Shoppers will also find tax free items for the home and dorm room.

Kids Summer Art Series

  • 26 July 2018
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Kids Summer Art Series
Monday, professional artist and Cheraw native Sara Ingram taught the "Wading Through Summer" class as part of the Kids Summer Art Series at the Bennettsville Community Center. Using the South Carolina Lowcountry landscapes and shorebirds as inspiration, students created original works of art using a variety of mixed media techniques. Above, after painting their canvases and using chalk to draw their birds, David Bakogiannis, left, and his big brother, James, started painting.

Cardenas starts second career at FUMC Children’s Center

  • 26 July 2018
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Cardenas starts second career at FUMC Children’s Center
Linda Cardenas retired from the Marlboro County School district after 28 years as a middle school teacher on June 20.
"I was retired for three weeks," she said.
She has become teacher for the preschool program at the First United Methodist Children's Center.
The First Steps 4K is offered to children who are age four before Sept. 1.
"This is a whole new ballgame," she said.
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