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School board changes plans for Bennettsville Intermediate

  • 22 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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.

Merry Christmas!

  • 21 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Merry Christmas!

Marlboro County has been celebrating the holiday season with parades, tree lighting ceremonies, toy giveaways and other events over the past few weeks. Pictured above, Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd during the town of McColl’s annual Christmas parade, held December 13.        (Photo by Dan McNiel)

Police department honors crime victims, families

  • 21 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Police department honors crime victims, families

On Friday, December 15, the Bennettsville Police Department hosted its first Victim Advocate Luncheon at The Skye.
An estimated 70 people attended the event, which was designed to honor the victims of crime and their families. 
Police Chief Kevin Miller commented that the turnout illustrated just how many people are affected by crime, asking those who had lost family members to hold up pictures of their loved ones.

Second air quality test finds BIS does not need to be evacuated

  • 21 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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"Based on our observations at the time of the inspection and air sampling, there are currently no conditions that would warrant the evacuation, removal and transfer of faculty/students from Bennettsville Intermediate School due to the presence of microbial hazards."
That was the conclusion of Michael Underhill, a certified industrial hygienist (CIH), certified safety professional (CSP), and president of Elysium Environmental Services of Summerville, who performed air quality testing at Bennettsville Intermediate School on December 9.

Forums held this week at MCHS

  • 14 December 2017
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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About 25 people attended a forum Wednesday afternoon at Marlboro County High School to talk about the school board’s approval last week of a reconfiguration plan. 
The plan, approved by a split vote at the board’s regular monthly meeting on December 4, was to move third and fourth graders from Bennettsville Intermediate School to Marlboro County High, and BIS fifth graders to Clio, over the Christmas break.

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