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Food Drive helps local food pantries

  • 14 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Food Drive helps local food pantries

More than 1,500 items were collected during the May 9 food drive held at the corner of Marshall Street and McKay Circle in Bennettsville. City of Bennettsville District 5 Councilman Tyron Abraham and members of the Men of The Corner Club accepted canned foods and non-perishable items during a drive-through food drive. All donated items were divided between the Bread of Life and the Grace and Mercy Food Pantries. Abraham said he wanted to thank everyone who made the food drive successful and it will help those in need affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
             Photo by Jacqueline Hough

Town of Clio and Special Marlboro County District 5 elections moved to July 14

  • 14 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Gov. Henry McMaster signed a law Wednesday that will allow all voters in the state to vote absentee in the June 9 primary and June 23 runoffs.  
The provision expires on July 1 and does not apply to any elections after that date.
When voting in the June Primary, you must choose which party affiliation you want to vote in (Democratic or Republican).  
You will not be able to vote in both.

MCSD turns brick and mortar education to virtual learning

  • 14 May 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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MCSD turns brick and mortar education to virtual learning

Days before Gov. Henry McMaster closed schools in mid-March, Marlboro County School District officials saw the possibility it might have to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bennettsville Intermediate School Principal Crystal Halma said she and other administrators talked with Dr. Kakela Robinson, chief of staff for the district, and Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord about putting a plan in place. It initially started with having teachers prepare two weeks of online lessons in case something happened.
By the time, they received the call on March 15 that McMaster was closing all schools in the state, the district was ready.
By Tuesday, everything was up and running.
MCSD is using Google Classroom as the platform. 

Marlboro County has two new cases of COVID-19

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County, according to a Wednesday (May 13) update from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
 

Governor Henry McMaster announces that additional businesses, gyms, pools are able to open Monday, May 18

COLUMBIA – Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday (May 11) that close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will be able to open in a limited capacity on Monday, May 18.

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