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School district kicks off year with convocation

  • 23 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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School district kicks off year with convocation
In his call to action for teachers and staff of Marlboro County School District, Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord said he realized what they do each day is very important to get to the desired result.
"The end result is always going to be high school graduation," he said.
Many of the district's employees attended the Back to School Celebration on Aug. 17 at Marlboro County High School.

Historical Museum has new director, numerous new displays

  • 16 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Historical Museum has new director, numerous new displays
Lynn McQueen has spent her first six months as museum and cultural affairs director for Marlboro County focusing on the County's Historical Museum, freshening the presentation and adding new material.
Formerly the news editor for the Herald-Advocate, McQueen joined the county staff in February. One of the first things McQueen did was to complete an inventory of all items.

Forum, fashion show raises $10,000 for Pee Dee Coalition

  • 16 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Forum, fashion show raises $10,000 for Pee Dee Coalition
The Marlboro County Coordinating Council, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, City of Bennettsville, and Rena and the Fantastic Flash of Fashion presented a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Forum/Fashion Show on July 22 with over 250 in attendance.

Bulldogs open 2018 against a team they know little about

  • 16 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs open 2018 against a team they know little about
With guarded optimism, the Marlboro County High football team enters its first game of the 2018 season this Friday night against the Carolina Christian Academy Cavaliers.
"I think we look a good deal better than we did at the same time last year. But finishing 3-7 is the worst that we have done since I've been here," said head coach Dean Boyd, who is starting his 22nd season at Marlboro County.
"The defense has been a bright spot in the preseason. Coach Pierce (new defensive coordinator) had them playing with a lot of enthusiasm and emotion. On offense we have a number of weapons but still haven't worked out all the kinks," he said.

Will Parrish follows in father's footsteps as Bennettsville fireman

  • 9 August 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Will Parrish follows in father's footsteps as Bennettsville fireman
Being a firefighter has always been a lifelong dream for Will Parrish.
A dream that he has watched his father Bill live for his entire life.
"With him working at the fire department, I was pretty much born into it," Will Parrish said. "I have been coming up here ever since I could remember."
His dream was realized on July 25 when he was hired as a firefighter for the Bennettsville Fire Department.
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