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New Chamber of Commerce director hopes to increase membership

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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New Chamber of Commerce director hopes to increase membership

The Marlboro Chamber of Commerce has a new executive, Shannon Burroughs.
A Coastal Carolina University graduate with a bachelor’s in business marketing, Burroughs is from Mullins.
Actively involved at CCU, she is interested in working with the community again.
One of Burroughs’ main goals is to increase membership and to look at other fund-raising options since COVID-19 limited their abilities to have events.
“Overall, I want to just build the community up,” she said.

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

  • 20 August 2020
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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
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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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.

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