Raising awareness

  • 28 December 2017
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Raising awareness

Trinity Behavioral Care hosted a community event entitled “1 Town, 1 Life” on Wednesday, December 27, at the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library. The purpose was to draw attention to the issues of underage drinking and impaired driving. Participants included the Bennettsville Police Department, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Fourth Judicial Circuit’s Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET).

MCHS earns honor unit status

  • 28 December 2017
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MCHS earns honor unit status

The Marlboro County High School (MCHS) Army JROTC Department stood its formal JROTC Program for accreditation (JPA) inspection in November.  Army JROTC units are evaluated every three years to insure they are adhering to AdvancED Standards for Accreditation regarding cadre instructional proficiency and cadet learning.  
There are three ratings a unit can receive:  Honor Unit With Distinction by scoring 95% overall proficiency, Proficiency by scoring between 70 – 94% and Unsatisfactory by receiving a score below 70%.  The Marlboro County High School Army JROTC Bulldog Battalion earned a score of 95.125% out of 100 resulting in earning the Honor Unit with Distinction status.  

Our Children - Their Future receives community foundation grant award

  • 28 December 2017
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Our Children - Their Future receives community foundation grant award

Our Children - Their Future, a local nonprofit organization, received a $3,500 grant from the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation to support its Weekend Food Program in Marlboro County’s elementary schools.  
The grant funds will make a significant difference in OCTF’s ability to affect students’ lives by providing nutritious meals that bridge the weekend food gap for children that do not have enough to eat when schools are closed.  
The Foundation is devoted to growing a spirit of giving to help improve the quality of life of citizens in the Pee Dee region

Mother, child die in wreck on SC 38

  • 28 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Christmas Day ended in tragedy for a Georgia family in Marlboro County, as a single-car accident claimed two lives, including that of a four-year-old child.
It happened around 4:25 p.m. Monday, December 25, on Highway 38 South, about five miles south of Blenheim and near the intersection with Gray Road.

School board changes plans for Bennettsville Intermediate

  • 22 December 2017
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Bennettsville Intermediate School fifth graders will be headed to Clio next semester, while third and fourth graders will remain at BIS, thanks to action taken this week by the Marlboro County Board of Education.
These changes were approved at a special called meeting Monday.
As it stands, the third and fourth grades will stay at BIS, but parents will have the option of moving their children to other schools because of medical concerns, with transportation to be provided by the district and subject to approval by the acting superintendent.

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