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Education Department releases 2015 test results

The South Carolina Department of Education released standardized testing results for 2015 on Friday of last week.
These included ACT assessments that were given to S.C. students for the first time during spring 2015. All 11th graders were given The ACT, a college readiness exam, and all students in grades 3-8 took ACT Aspire assessments in English, reading, math and writing. 

Dragons win second-consecutive state title

Dragons win second-consecutive state title
Marlboro Academy clinched its second consecutive SCISA fall soccer state championship Friday by defeating Conway Christian, 3-2, at Francis Marion University's Murray G. Hartzler Field.
"We got off to a great start but had a few nervous minutes there at the end," said head coach Lynn McColl.
Senior captain Kyle Blair got the Dragons off on the right foot, scoring twice in the first few minutes of the game.
Fellow senior Chase Bruner added a third goal before the Eagles got into the flow of the game.

Purple balloons released for domestic violence awareness

Purple balloons released for domestic violence awareness
Threatening weather on Wednesday morning did not stop a dedicated group from coming together at the Department of Social Services annex in Bennettsville to address a difficult but important subject: domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and  the Pee Dee Coalition sponsored the event to honor survivors and remember those whose lives were taken, said Chanda Collins, Marlboro County coordinator/advocate.

Halloween Drive-Thru

Halloween Drive-Thru
The city of Bennettsville sponsored its annual Children's Halloween Drive-Thru on Tuesday, October 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennettsville Visitors Center on West Main Street. 

Dragons to play for state title

Dragons to play for state title
The Marlboro Academy soccer team cruised by Low Country Day School of Pawleys Island Tuesday in the semi-finals of the SCISA fall league playoffs.  The Dragons built a 3-0 lead in the first half in route to another appearance in the state championship game.  Marlboro defeated Low Country last season to win the state title.
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