bennettsville is a racist town!!!!!
SC Bound

Beverly, MA

#21 Oct 24, 2006
We recently purchased a home in Bennettsville. While visiting, it seemed to us like a nice small town. I hope we made the right decision.

As for growth...we did hear that a Super Wal-mart will be going in as well as Walgreens, anyone know about that?
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#22 Oct 24, 2006
SC Bound wrote:
We recently purchased a home in Bennettsville. While visiting, it seemed to us like a nice small town. I hope we made the right decision.
As for growth...we did hear that a Super Wal-mart will be going in as well as Walgreens, anyone know about that?
If you've purchased on the east side of town, odds are you'll be living where I spent a great childhood. And a lot of my adult time, too.(And whatever the case, you'll probably sit down somewhere today within 20' or so of one of my relatives!)

Thus qualified, let me say...
I tend to get down ABOUT Bennettsville and Marlboro Co at times because there is NO REASON that we should be lagging in so many important socio-economic matters. So, in essence, my disenchantment (for lack of a better term) lies in the wasted and missed opportunities that have put us where we are. Additionally, the lack of noticeable progress - especially of an economic nature - has led to an apathy among most of the public that is self-defeating and, worse yet, getting worse. So, put simply, my negative thoughts are primarily based upon unrealized potential.

That said...
There are a MULTITUDE of positives to living in Bennettsville...IF you look for them. Not the least of them folks such as yourselves (and there are others) who have moved into our hometown and viewing it thru "fresh eyes." I hope you find it to be your new "hometown," too.

As for the growth you've mentioned, I've heard nothing concrete...but then, I probably wouldn't. But I HAVE heard lots of rumors - again and again - before. Cross your fingers...

Best of luck to you and yours; thank you for your kind words about OUR home. And, last but not least, welcome to Marlboro County...where it's "Good To Be Home."

BTW: Shout back if I can help you out up there...I know a few people.
Matt

Charleston, SC

#23 Oct 25, 2006
In regards to the Wal-mart and Walgreens, there is construction going on for the Walgreens right in fornt of the Hospital on the corner of Oakwood St. and Cheraw Hwy. The land for the Wal-mart is cleared but there is some confusion if it is coming, but Walgreens is definetly coming. The town is nice but like all towns it is going to have problems. Just if you look for the quiet southern charm then you have picked the right town.
SC Bound

Beverly, MA

#24 Oct 25, 2006
Thanks for the information saltTdawg, I really appreciate it. I am not sure what end of town we are on. We are very close to the NC border near I think 79 west? Still getting used to all of the towns and roads around there. I hope we have a good area.

I have to say, it was a friendly town when we visited. Everyone was so polite, we just couldn't get over it. People always seem to go out of their way to help... Coming from New England...it is quite a change.

Thanks again.
SC Bound

Beverly, MA

#25 Oct 25, 2006
Matt...that is good news to hear about the Walgreen's at least. I really do hope Wal-Mart follows suit and does happen. I think it would be a fantastic growth potential for Bennettsville.

That is exactly what we are looking for, a quiet southern charm town. Everyone was so polite and was so willing to help us out with whatever we needed. We just found it to be so refreshing.

Thanks again Matt, for your response...We really do appreciate the answers from all of you.
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#26 Oct 25, 2006
Matt wrote:
In regards to the Wal-mart and Walgreens, there is construction going on for the Walgreens right in fornt of the Hospital on the corner of Oakwood St. and Cheraw Hwy. The land for the Wal-mart is cleared but there is some confusion if it is coming, but Walgreens is definetly coming. The town is nice but like all towns it is going to have problems. Just if you look for the quiet southern charm then you have picked the right town.
Thanks for the info, Matt; haven't been up that way myself for a while. Too long, actually. But I'll talk to some folks and try to find out what the plan is.

Also, to address your earlier inquiry and possibly help clear up any questions you might have as to who I might be, I used to write a little for the Marlboro Herald, back before they got themselves a "real" scribe in that McQueen girl. That help any?
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#27 Oct 25, 2006
SC Bound wrote:
Thanks for the information saltTdawg, I really appreciate it. I am not sure what end of town we are on. We are very close to the NC border near I think 79 west? Still getting used to all of the towns and roads around there. I hope we have a good area.
I have to say, it was a friendly town when we visited. Everyone was so polite, we just couldn't get over it. People always seem to go out of their way to help... Coming from New England...it is quite a change.
Thanks again.
Oh, so you're a rural newcomer, eh? Good for you! Post again when you can be a little more generally specific about the location. Whatever the case, you are definitely in God's country.

Actually, my family has roots - deep ones - along Hwy 79 and The Old Wire Road, mostly in the area around Boykin Methodist Church. I also lived up there myself for a few years and later, while actually living in Bennettsville, still spent most of my free time up that way either fishing at my dad's pond or hunting for indian artifacts.(There are lots of them to be found in that area! LOTS!)

And while I hope - and certainly expect - you to find your new home an extremely pleasant place to past the years, I'd encourage you to pack away - NOT give away!- your snow clothes. It hasn't been that many winters ago that about 15" of snow fell up there. And while it's not the norm, it has happened...more than once.(If you want to have some real fun, drive out to Bi-Lo and watch the locals if the Weather Channel forecasts ANY chance of snow!! It's an absolute freak-out! Cross your fingers!)

Anyway, again, shout - well, make that "post" - if I can help you guys out.

C y'all...
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#28 Oct 27, 2006
saltTdawg wrote:
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Oh, so you're a rural newcomer, eh? Good for you! Post again when you can be a little more generally specific about the location. Whatever the case, you are definitely in God's country.
Actually, my family has roots - deep ones - along Hwy 79 and The Old Wire Road, mostly in the area around Boykin Methodist Church. I also lived up there myself for a few years and later, while actually living in Bennettsville, still spent most of my free time up that way either fishing at my dad's pond or hunting for indian artifacts.(There are lots of them to be found in that area! LOTS!)
And while I hope - and certainly expect - you to find your new home an extremely pleasant place to past the years, I'd encourage you to pack away - NOT give away!- your snow clothes. It hasn't been that many winters ago that about 15" of snow fell up there. And while it's not the norm, it has happened...more than once.(If you want to have some real fun, drive out to Bi-Lo and watch the locals if the Weather Channel forecasts ANY chance of snow!! It's an absolute freak-out! Cross your fingers!)
Anyway, again, shout - well, make that "post" - if I can help you guys out.
C y'all...
bump...
Jessica

Eddyville, KY

#29 Nov 9, 2006
Bennettsville is not a racist town, i'm a young femiale whom has been living in Bennettsville almost all of her life n yeah we may have a black memorial in our courthouse lawn and we may have a confederate soldier, SO WHAT!!!!! get over it, wat else do you "grown ups" have better to do than to sit around and nit pick about who's racist and who's not but I know for myself that Bennettsville isn't a racist town as ya'll say because just to let you know? we're addressed as the City of Bennettsville not the Town of Bennettsvile...thank you and have a good day
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#30 Nov 9, 2006
Jessica wrote:
Bennettsville is not a racist town, i'm a young femiale whom has been living in Bennettsville almost all of her life n yeah we may have a black memorial in our courthouse lawn and we may have a confederate soldier, SO WHAT!!!!! get over it, wat else do you "grown ups" have better to do than to sit around and nit pick about who's racist and who's not but I know for myself that Bennettsville isn't a racist town as ya'll say because just to let you know? we're addressed as the City of Bennettsville not the Town of Bennettsvile...thank you and have a good day
TELL IT GIRL!! there ya go, folks...straight as can be and live from the scene.

Now, as Jessica so aptly put it: "...thank you and have a good day."
Jessica

Decatur, GA

#31 Nov 15, 2006
saltTdawg wrote:
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TELL IT GIRL!! there ya go, folks...straight as can be and live from the scene.
Now, as Jessica so aptly put it: "...thank you and have a good day."
well its the truth..and the " Confederate Soldier" isn't a confederate soldier...it's an unkown solier for all of the fallin soldiers in the past wars and conflicts..if they dont know then they need to read up on some history..wat better do you people have to do other than sit around and talk about wat's racist and wats not? its non-sense

and matt..i know u very well..im ernie's little sister jessica
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#32 Nov 15, 2006
Jessica wrote:
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well its the truth..and the " Confederate Soldier" isn't a confederate soldier...it's an unkown solier for all of the fallin soldiers in the past wars and conflicts..if they dont know then they need to read up on some history..wat better do you people have to do other than sit around and talk about wat's racist and wats not? its non-sense
and matt..i know u very well..im ernie's little sister jessica
Well, the truth is that it actually IS a Confederate soldier, Jessica. Trust me, I know. I even wrote about the statue in the newspaper once, complete with photos. The story was that the statue might possibly even represent a UNION infantry man(!!!) because a lot of those were being made because the North had money to memorialize their fallen soldiers, while the South didn't.

HOWEVER, I have personally been eye-to-eye, so to speak, with the dude atop that marker while he was being cleaned and he CLEARLY has CSA (Confederate States of America) markings carved into his uniform. So, at least we KNOW we don't have a Yankee up there!!

(BTW: Do you know what the guy atop the statue was named -- and why -- many, many years ago?)

All that having been said, THANK YOU for taking up for Bennettsville. Like most everything else in life, living there is what you MAKE it. And I'm hoping that the younger folks, like you and Matt, can help make it better for ALL.
Jessica

Decatur, GA

#33 Nov 16, 2006
saltTdawg wrote:
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Well, the truth is that it actually IS a Confederate soldier, Jessica. Trust me, I know. I even wrote about the statue in the newspaper once, complete with photos. The story was that the statue might possibly even represent a UNION infantry man(!!!) because a lot of those were being made because the North had money to memorialize their fallen soldiers, while the South didn't.
HOWEVER, I have personally been eye-to-eye, so to speak, with the dude atop that marker while he was being cleaned and he CLEARLY has CSA (Confederate States of America) markings carved into his uniform. So, at least we KNOW we don't have a Yankee up there!!
(BTW: Do you know what the guy atop the statue was named -- and why -- many, many years ago?)
All that having been said, THANK YOU for taking up for Bennettsville. Like most everything else in life, living there is what you MAKE it. And I'm hoping that the younger folks, like you and Matt, can help make it better for ALL.
o0o..ok..u just told me something i didnt know about my own county, lol but you are right..it is wat the citizens and residents od bennettsville make it to be..and as a young child..i love living here in bennettsville n i think its beautiful..but the way i see it..the ones that's saying that bennettsville is a racist "town" y not just leave? i dont understand why they dont have anyhting else better to do, but i'm going to do my best to make bennettsville a better city for everyone..
Burt

Jackson, MS

#34 Nov 16, 2006
Bennettsville is not a racist town. In fact I would say that Bennettsville is very progressive when it comes to race relations. SC Bound, I hope you enjoy it here. You will always find people more than willing to help in any way they can. And its not an act, they really mean it.

Burt
Jessica

Marion, SC

#35 Nov 20, 2006
Burt wrote:
Bennettsville is not a racist town. In fact I would say that Bennettsville is very progressive when it comes to race relations. SC Bound, I hope you enjoy it here. You will always find people more than willing to help in any way they can. And its not an act, they really mean it.
Burt
thank you..its about time someone smartens up n realizes the positive things in marlboro county, not the negative.
John Miles

Raleigh, NC

#36 Dec 2, 2006
JRD wrote:
Bennettsville had started to die in the 60ties. It is graveyard dead now! Without the prospect of some new jobs in the area, the town will continue to stay dead. Nice people live around Bennetsville -(Black and White)mostly church goers. Can't someone bring in some jobs for the people? I can make the above comment because I grew up in Bennettsville and after college had to find work in a large city. There was nothing in Bennettsville for me.
I was born in Bennettsville in 1950. All my family is from here and Clio SC.
I was raised in Brooklyn New York., from age 5-1/2.
My brothers went to school here before we moved to New York in 1955-56.
I earned my GED while I was in the US ARMY. I completed 9 years in the ARMY.
I’ve been around the world. I use to love an come to visit my relatives while I was in the service. 1968-74. I’ve been here back and forth when family members died.
The service and respect you get from the sheriff and the police during a funeral is outstanding, you may receive that same respect in NC, but not too many other places in the United States.

Now I often go to Bennettsville to see my family. My Family is the Miles, McKinnons, Peterkins, and Brown, and on my Grandmother side Spears.

I attended a few Family reunions here. Bennettsville has always been a slow town.
Not rush to anything, or rush anywhere. It’s going to be there when you get there.
I never had any problem with white people for lack of words.

In life remember you’re always going to have the “ the have and have not”.
You have to go and earn, either respect, jobs, money, land, a home, good things out there.
You can’t wait around for it to come to you. Then you will be like Bennettsville in the past.
However it takes money to build. Bennettsville don’t have the tax money, because of only a few business is around, few workers to collect taxes. It’s difficult for them to build up. If I had the money I would build or use one of the remaining buildings around and open something up, increase employment. I notice construction of a Walgreen as we speak. I hope they can build a Wal-Mart, however the mom and pop stores downtown will go out of business, maybe. A Wal-Mart here would really motive the people here. I’t takes money to make money.

Once the kid get there HS education and obtain their HS diplomas, the next step is the military or moving else where because there is no jobs here. When they leave they never come back to live. Like I did they may come back to visit family members.

I’m an Federal Government Civil Service electronic technician, and I’m an extra class Amateur Operator, Im getting ready to retire next month after 38 years.

There is hope for Bennettsville. I’ll see ya around Bennettsville.
John Miles

Raleigh, NC

#37 Dec 2, 2006
I forgot the "Littles' of Bennetsville is in my family too.
saltTdawg

Romulus, MI

#38 Dec 4, 2006
John Miles wrote:
I forgot the "Littles' of Bennetsville is in my family too.
Thank you for your insightful - and positive- comments about my little hometown. I spent a couple decades away before returning for 4-5 years, and it was GREAT to be back "home". I've since moved near Charleston...but it's always going to be good to see that Bennetsville City Limit sign through my windshield.

God bles you and yours, Mr. Miles.
Noot from Shady Rest

Statesboro, GA

#39 Dec 13, 2006
I Like Bennettsville and I think we have a lot of nice people here, its just needs some more stores and jobs something for the young people to do around here. I think the police are very unfair, they do what ever they want. Other than that Bennettsville's a good place. I been places way worse than here. You might encounter a little racism black or white but theres ignorant people everywhere get used to it. Im out, HOLLA!
The Man

Toledo, OH

#40 Dec 13, 2006
Per the FBI, blacks commit 50% of the murders in the US every year, yet they are less than 14% of the population. Perhaps then that murder number gets remotely close to 14% where it should be racism will stop. Just a thought

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