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

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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
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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.
 

School district to utilize various PPE supplies and cleaning equipment

  • 13 August 2020
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School district to utilize various PPE supplies and cleaning equipment

As Marlboro County School District officials prepare for the upcoming Learn, Evaluate, Analyze and Prepare (LEAP) days on Aug. 24-28, they are also preparing for the safety of students, teachers and staff. 
Last month, board members approved Sept. 2 as the first day of school.
All students in grades 4K-12, even those enrolled in the Virtual Academy, must be involved in LEAP days. Students will be brought back on a staggered schedule for teachers to do assessments and for devices to be distributed.
At the recent Board of Education meeting, Chief Officer of Auxiliary Services Herbert McNeil shared about the purchase of personal protective equipment.
“This isn’t a cheap venture to take care of these kids but you can’t put a price on no one’s health,” he said.

County working on application for improved internet

  • 13 August 2020
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County working on application for improved internet

Marlboro County and Sandhill Telephone Cooperative officials are working on funding to improve broadband access in the area.
County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn updated council members Tuesday night at their monthly meeting.
Marlboro County is ranked the worst of all the counties in the state in regards to broadband access. 
Officials are working on an application to the South Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Program. The program was created to provide high-speed broadband internet access to unserved South Carolinians who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. 
Impacted communities or households are those hindered in their ability to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 due to a lack of broadband (as defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standard of 25/3 Mbps download/upload speeds), thus limiting access to online learning, healthcare via telehealth and limiting one’s ability to work from home.

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