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McColl Christmas parade held Wednesday

  • 5 December 2019
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McColl Christmas parade held Wednesday

The Town of McColl Christmas parade got the holiday season off to a good start Wednesday afternoon.

Live oak at Bennettsville Visitors Center honored as the state Heritage Tree

  • 5 December 2019
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Live oak at Bennettsville Visitors Center honored as the state Heritage Tree

The majestic Live Oak was dedicated as the South Carolina 2019 Heritage Tree of the Year Wednesday on the grounds of the Bennettsville Visitor Center with a bronze plaque. 
The annual Arbor Day Celebration was also held.
Lois Edwards, an urban forester from Conway associated with the South Carolina Forestry Commission, said 2019 has been a big year for the city with its Bicentennial celebration.
“I can’t think of a better way to end 2019 Bicentennial year than with a tree presentation,” said Edwards, who is also a board member of Trees SC.
She added trees have been important to the history of the city for a long time.
Danny Jones of Tree SC said the trees are selected through a nomination process. All trees must be located on public property that is accessible to the public at no charge within the state.
The selection process is based on the tree’s significance (either historical, cultural or social to the community), demonstrated community value/appreciation of the tree, and the maintenance of the tree.
In 2004, Trees SC created the Heritage Tree Award Program, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. 
It identifies, celebrates and recognizes trees throughout the state that have a historical or cultural significance as well as those trees that play an important role in our local communities.
Edwards said past Heritage Award winners include Angel Oak in Charleston, the Aiken’s Oak Allee, the Wade Hampton Oak in Conway, the Horse Shoe at the University of South Carolina, the Deerhead Oak in McClellanville, the White Oak in the town of Irmo, the Clemson University Centennial Bur Oak, the Southern Magnolia at Winthrop University, Trinity Oaks, the Eastern Allee of Magnolias at Redcliffe Plantation, the Ittiwan Oak, the American Elm in Greenville, Rose Hill’s Southern Magnolias and the General Greene at Congaree National Park.
Trees SC promotes the winners and encourages tourism to visit the locations with Heritage Award winners.

MWE Public Library has several upcoming Christmas activities

  • 5 December 2019
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MWE Public Library has several upcoming Christmas activities

Marian Wright Edelman Public Library has several Christmas activities taking place.
The movie Rudolph will be shown at the library at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 9 in the Kinney room.
Santa Claus will return to Marian Wright Edelman Public Library for the fourth year from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14. 
Free tickets will be given so children can visit with Santa and be able to have their photo taken with him. 
Photos will not be printed but will be posted on Facebook to allow parents to download them.

GivingTuesday is held at Bennettsville Community Center

  • 5 December 2019
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GivingTuesday is held at Bennettsville Community Center

Philanthropy was on display at GivingTuesday Pee Dee in Marlboro County on Tuesday.
Various nonprofits in the county shared information about their organizations along with receiving donations.
Marian R. Davis, founder of Tea Time for Teens, had a display set up with various information about the organization and teacups.
To her, volunteering is as easy as having a cup of tea. 
“Teens want to be listened to,” Davis said. “We work with people in learning how to talk to them. It will not only benefit the teen but the person working with them as well.”
Tea Time for Teens is more than a teen pregnancy prevention program but a chance to provide youth with leadership development and exposure to colleges.
Davis said they have plans to volunteer with the Community Kitchen during the holiday.
She enjoyed participating in Giving Tuesday because it gave the program some publicity. 
Davis brought canned goods and money so we could give to other groups. 

Happy Thanksgiving

  • 27 November 2019
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The Herald-Advocate will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m.  We hope you and your family have a safe and memorial Thanksgiving weekend.

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