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Jennifer Geddie Ainsworth is South Carolina Teacher of the Year
Posted - 04-24-2014
COLUMBIA - Marlboro County native Jennifer Ainsworth of Socastee, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night, during a gala at Columbia Convention Center. Ainsworth, originally from McColl, was one of the top five finalists.
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Canola fields in bloom
Posted - 04-24-2014
Pictured above is a canola field in full bloom off Beauty Spot Road in Bennettsville. Like soybeans, canola is an oilseed crop which is used primarily for cooking oil. This is Marlboro County's third canola crop,
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Fire destroys church on Easter Sunday night
Posted - 04-24-2014
Smoldering rubble and a lone handicap ramp are virtually all that remain of a Marlboro County church that was damaged by fire on Easter Sunday. It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located at 601 Mt. Zion Church Road near Tatum.
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Baldor to host open house
Posted - 04-24-2014
Typically, when a manufacturing plant hosts an open house, with tours of the facility, the purpose is to highlight some new equipment or a milestone in the company's history. For such occasions, the invitation list is filled with local and state dignitaries, elected officials and business leaders. Baldor Electric in Clio is opening its doors to the community next Thursday, May 1, but with a much different target audience and mission.
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Happy Easter
Posted - 04-17-2014
The city of Bennettsville held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, April 12, at Kidsland Park. It was a well-attended event with children enjoying searching for eggs and, of course, visiting with the Easter Bunny (above). Easter is this Sunday, April 20. The Herald-Advocate will be closed April 18 for Good Friday. (Photo by Avery Evans)
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School board takes up matter of meals for board members, senior staff, students filming meetings
Posted - 04-17-2014
The Marlboro County Board of Education reached an impasse Monday night in a long, sometimes heated discussion of whether or not they should be provided with free meals at board meetings, but it appears the outcome is that they will. This was the agenda item that, by far, the board spent the longest time discussing, dedicating about 25 minutes of a nearly three hour meeting to it.
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Dragons get hot, on verge of playoffs
Posted - 04-24-2014
After a week off for their spring break, the Marlboro Academy baseball team opened the final week of the regular season needing a strong finish to guarantee a playoff berth. After wins on Monday and Tuesday, the Dragons are on the cusp of locking up no worse than a tie for third place in the conference.
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Busy spring break for MCHS baseball team
Posted - 04-24-2014
While most of the student body at Marlboro County High School has been enjoying a week off, the baseball team has been very busy. The squad played four games in five days, finishing with a home victory over Chesterfield Wednesday evening.     See the print version or the online edition for the full story.

 

 

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