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Lula Mae Woods celebrates 104th birthday with a drive-by party

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Lula Mae Woods celebrates 104th birthday with a drive-by party

CLIO  —   Birthday celebrations have been hard to do during the pandemic.
But Lula Mae Billings Woods didn’t have to worry about her 104th birthday because all she had to do was sit in her doorway to get some love.
Her family, friends, and community members participated in a drive-by birthday celebration for Woods on Saturday, Aug. 15. Woods turned 104 on Aug. 14.
People lined up in their vehicles at old School of Discovery, then drove past her home honking their horns, and yelling well wishes to her. It was led by the Clio Police.
Dennis Hardison of A New Creation played jazz music. Hardison has played every year since her 90th birthday. 
Woods said she felt good about turning 104. 
She attributed her longevity to God and asking him to keep going as long as he sees fit.

New Chamber of Commerce director hopes to increase membership

  • 20 August 2020
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New Chamber of Commerce director hopes to increase membership

The Marlboro Chamber of Commerce has a new executive, Shannon Burroughs.
A Coastal Carolina University graduate with a bachelor’s in business marketing, Burroughs is from Mullins.
Actively involved at CCU, she is interested in working with the community again.
One of Burroughs’ main goals is to increase membership and to look at other fund-raising options since COVID-19 limited their abilities to have events.
“Overall, I want to just build the community up,” she said.

Bulldogs open nostalgia football season with thrilling 21-19 win over Hartsville

  • 20 August 2020
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Bulldogs open nostalgia football season with thrilling 21-19 win over Hartsville

EDITOR'S NOTE: With the high school sports season delayed and facing possible cancellation,  it is looking more and more like that there may be a fall without Bulldog football.  That just can't happen.
So, the Herald-Advocate is going to create a season of "the Bulldogs' greatest hits."  Each week, we will remember a classic game from MCHS history against the opponent the 2020 Bulldogs would have faced.  If this year's team does get to take the field, we'll take up covering the current team.
The Bulldogs were originally scheduled to open the year at Hartsville tomorrow night.  This article is from the October 27, 2011 edition of the Herald-Advocate.

Fifth COVID-19 death reported for Marlboro County

10 new cases confirmed

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reporting a COVID-19 death in an elderly individual in Marlboro County on Sunday, Aug. 16.
This is the fifth COVID-19 death in the county.
Ten new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed, which brings the case count to 540 cases. There are 101 active cases in the county.
Statewide, there are 105,466 cases and 2,165 deaths. DHEC also reported 537 new cases in the state.

Students return to school at Marlboro Academy

  • 13 August 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Students return to school at Marlboro Academy

On Thursday, students at Marlboro Academy returned to school campuses for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut down in-person instruction in mid-March. The 262 students had a first day back with masks, temperature checks and social distancing. Above, Regina Lackey, administrative assistant, checks the temperature of a student. At right, Headmaster Joe Critcher greeted students as they arrived by bus.
 

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