Herald-Advocate News

EMS Task Force working to improve response times

  • 1 March 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1100
  • 0 Comments

One of the things that stirs Marlboro County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn in the middle of the night is the fact that there is no hospital in the county.
“It’s something that wakes me up at four o’clock in the morning,”  he said. “It is something on my mind all the time and I know council feels the same. It is very important.”
The EMS Task Force held their second meeting earlier this week. This committee is the result of seeing increased ambulance response times and situations where Marlboro County Rescue (MCR) cannot respond quickly due to all of the units being out of the county transporting patients to hospitals.
The task force is comprised of three members of county council, three people from Marlboro General Hospital Charity Trust Board, three from MCR and Munnerlyn.
He said when the hospital closed almost three years ago, they could only guess the impact it would have on the county.

Passion for animals drives new shelter director

  • 22 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1227
  • 0 Comments
Passion for animals drives new shelter director

Animal Services Director Stephanie Jones is devoted to dogs and cats in Marlboro County.
"I have a lot of passion for getting the animals out of here. I have a lot of ideas for programs and things to hopefully decrease the intake numbers."
She started Feb. 1 as director.
Read more

Weather tracker pedals through Marlboro County

  • 22 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1363
  • 0 Comments
Weather tracker pedals through Marlboro County

BLENHEIM -- William Minor has spent the last several years traveling throughout this country following weather patterns.
Recently, he spent a few days at the Blenheim Fire Department.
Minor, who is 75, has traveled by bicycle with all of his belongings to help him feel and see the changes in the weather.
Read more

Possible tragedy averted at WEMS

  • 22 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1005
  • 0 Comments
Possible tragedy averted at WEMS

WALLACE -- A vigilant Wallace Elementary/Middle student prevented a possible tragedy Tuesday after overhearing a threat made by a fellow student.
A 14-year-old Wallace Elementary/Middle School student was arrested by Marlboro County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with disturbing the school and threatening the life of a public official.
Capt. Sara Albarri of the  Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office said another student had overheard the 14-year-old make threats last Thursday and told a school staff member Tuesday morning.

Possible school attack prevented at Wallace Elementary / Middle

  • 20 February 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 1132
  • 0 Comments

A 14-year-old Wallace Elementary Middle School student was taken into custody by Marlboro County Sheriff Office Tuesday morning after being overheard making a threat last week.
Capt. Sara Albarri said another student overheard the 14-year-old making threats last Thursday and told a school staff member this morning.
"He or she could have possibly saved some lives at the school," Albarri said.

RSS
First567891011121314Last