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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

The Herald-Advocate office will be closed for summer vacation July 1 - July 7, re-opening on July 8.

If you're in the mood for some fireworks this Fourth of July, you won't have to look very far; fireworks displays and community celebrations are being planned in two areas of the county.
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SC Teacher of the Year visits her hometown, reflects on her year

SC Teacher of the Year visits her hometown, reflects on her year

It's been a whirlwind year for McColl native Jennifer Geddie Ainsworth.
A special education teacher at Socastee High School, Ainsworth was honored to become South Carolina's 2015 Teacher of the Year. In that role, she spent the last school year traveling around the state and beyond as an ambassador for public education.
She visited schools all over South Carolina with two of her students, Savannah and Ezra, by her side, spreading the message of awareness and respect for those with intellectual disabilities.
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Computer technology leads to innovation in agriculture

Computer technology leads to innovation in agriculture

It's not a stretch to say that computer technology has changed almost every business in the world over the last couple of decades.
One industry that is seeing a wave of new innovations involving technology is agriculture. By combining global positioning systems (GPS) and soil sample data, local farmers are going high tech to improve their crops.
"It is about reducing the inputs (of fertilizer and other chemicals) while increasing yields and being better stewards of the environment," says Blenheim area farmer Pat Rogers
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Rotarians honor Virginia McCraw, install Bowen as president,

Rotarians honor Virginia McCraw, install Bowen as president,

Bennettsville Rotarians had a three-pronged agenda at their last luncheon meeting of this fiscal year Tuesday at The Skye.
President-Elect Amber Bowen was installed as President for the 2015-16 Rotary year by Past President and Assistant Governor Ron King.
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McLeod Health officially assumes operations of hospital in Cheraw

McLeod Health officially assumes operations of hospital in Cheraw

McLeod Health of Florence has officially assumed operations of the former Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, officials announced Monday.
It is now operating as an acute care hospital under the name McLeod Health Cheraw. It joins five other McLeod Health not-for-profit hospitals that serve a 15-county region with advanced heart, vascular, cancer, women's and children's services.
Thursday, June 25, 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (147)/Comments (0)/
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