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Marlboro Rescue finds new temporary home after flooding

  • 20 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro Rescue finds new temporary home after flooding
Marlboro County Rescue has found a new temporary home after being flooded out by Tropical Storm Florence.
Jeff Boan, director of Marlboro County Rescue, said officials at Scotland Healthcare have agreed to allow Medic one to use the Scotland Orthopedic office.
The office is beside the Marlboro County Rescue administrative offices.

Florence leaves lots of water, debris

  • 20 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Florence leaves lots of water, debris
Once Tropical Storm Florence exited Marlboro County, she left downed trees, power lines and flooding in her wake.
With areas like Shady Rest and Richardson Park beginning to flood, water evacuations became a necessity.
Marlboro County officials were ready.
"We have groups from all over the state that were pre-positioned by the State Emergency Management in Columbia earlier in the week," said Keith Hughes, Marlboro County fire coordinator, during a tour of the county on Monday.

Flooding remains an issue in aftermath of Florence

  • 17 September 2018
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Flooding remains an issue in aftermath of Florence
While Hurricane Florence has come and gone, the flooding caused by the monumental rain will continue to be an issue for the next several days. Dams on ponds have ruptured, washing out roads and sending even more water toward swollen rivers. Evacuation efforts in low-lying areas continue, as boats have been required to reach some residents. The Pee Dee river isn't expected to crest until Tuesday afternoon, so additional road washouts are possible.

Please use extreme caution if you attempt to travel. Go to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation website for lists of roads that are closed. However, be aware that many secondary roads are not listed in this database.

Marlboro prepares for Hurricane Florence

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro prepares for Hurricane Florence
Marlboro County Emergency Management officials are planning for the worst as tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Florence arrive Thursday.
“This storm is projected to hit the coast of North Carolina as a category four,” said Steve Akers, director of Marlboro County E911/Emergency Management. “Our main goal is personal safety.”
Akers spoke during the Hurricane Florence emergency response planning meeting Tuesday.
Marlboro County, along with the American Red Cross, Dept. of Social Services, and the Marlboro County School District opened a shelter for evacuees at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blenheim Elementary Middle School.
Individuals seeking shelter were reminded to bring medications they may need as well as a comfortable pillow.

Farewell Angelina will come to the Marlboro Civic Center on Sept. 20

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Farewell Angelina will come to the Marlboro Civic Center on Sept. 20
Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, the all-female country group Farewell Angelina will take the stage Sept. 20 at the Marlboro Civic Center.
Showtime for the concert is at 7:30 p.m. with tickets for $20.
To purchase tickets, come to the Civic Center at 106 Clyde St. or call 843-454-9496.
In a recent phone interview with the Herald-Advocate, band members Nicole Witt and Ashley Gearing were excited to come to the area.
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