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Another Thursday night game will wrap up regular season

  • 1 November 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Another Thursday night game will wrap up regular season

The Marlboro County High football team faces another important Thursday night game.  Their contest with North Myrtle Beach has been moved up a day to avoid heavy rains that are predicted for Friday.
"It is always the home team's call as to when the games are played.  Coach Reel (North Myrtle Beach head coach Matt Reel) consulted with me and we agreed to play on Thursday," said MCHS head coach Dean Boyd.
"A rainy night would make our offense hard to run, so in that sense it is an advantage to play on Thursday.  North Myrtle runs an option-based attack that is difficult to prepare for, so losing a day of practice is a disadvantage," said Boyd.
Many schools throughout the state have rescheduled their Friday night contests to Thursday or Saturday.  Steady rains are predicted to move through the state beginning Thursday night and continuing throughout Friday.
"This game will decide the playoff fate for three teams, so we want it to be as unaffected by weather conditions as possible.  Regardless, we need to go out and play well," said Boyd.
In hopes of missing the rain, kickoff has also been moved up a half hour to 7 p.m.

Homecoming celebrated at MCHS

  • 25 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Homecoming celebrated at MCHS

Marlboro County High School celebrated homecoming last week.  The school’s girls took to the field Wednesday night in the annual powder puff contest.  Friday the homecoming parade rolled through downtown Bennettsville (right, bottom).  At halftime of Friday’s football game, the homecoming court was announced.  They are (l to r) Kenyatta McLaughlin, Mr. Senior, Kayla Chaplin, Miss Sophomore, Denali Jackson, Miss Junior, Breyonda Lowery, Miss Homecoming, Kamiyah Adams, Miss Senior, Katijah McRae, Miss Freshman and Larone Evans, Mr. Homecoming.  The Bulldogs blasted Darlington 41-6 in the game.  Demarkus Hicks (right middle) rushes through the Falcon defense in the first half of the contest.  The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-2 in region) will travel to Florence to face Wilson in a Thursday night game.  They will wrap up the regular season next Friday at North Myrtle Beach.
Photos by Makayla Hicks

Peppers, volunteers and AmeriCorp de-muck and gut homes in county

  • 25 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Peppers, volunteers and AmeriCorp de-muck and gut homes in county

After having flooding from Hurricane Floyd destroy both her childhood and current homes, Helen Hayes felt she was being tested by God.
"We have been here for 50-something years," she said looking around at the homes on McLeod Street on Tuesday. "We have had floods but not like this. I feel like God is putting us to a test. I have to be a strong person to overcome what's ahead."
Hayes and several family members lived in homes on McLeod Street that were damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in September.
"This was a disaster, regardless of how it happened, it was a disaster for us," she said. "I feel like this area could be taken care of better by the city.
Her brother, Robert T. Douglas Jr. lived in the childhood home where volunteers were removing molded items.
He said it was hard seeing his belongings piled on the street.
"It is a little problem but we got to bear it. Everyone is busy doing work because of the hurricane," he said. "We have to fight it and get back on our feet."
He thought what they were doing was very nice.

Meteorologist Kevin Jacobs will speak at NAACP banquet

  • 25 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Meteorologist Kevin Jacobs will speak at NAACP banquet

Marlboro County Branch NAACP will sponsor its 40th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Bennettsville Community Center, 714 North Marlboro Street, Bennettsville. This year’s theme is “Vote! Our Lives Depend On It.”
Meteorologist Kevin Jacobs will be the guest speaker. There will be a variety of entertainment and dinner will be served.  The public is encouraged to attend and support this young man who is a native of Marlboro County. For ticket information and sponsorship contact Ms. Pearlie Lawson at Marlboro.naacp@gmail.com

Driver killed in early morning wreck Monday

  • 19 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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A man died early Monday morning after a one-vehicle wreck.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Corp. Matt Southern said the wreck occurred at 2:30 a.m. on S.C. 385 near Newton Road.
The driver, who has not been identified, was traveling southbound on S.C. 385 in a four-door Toyota passenger car.
He ran off the right side of the roadway, hit a ditch causing the vehicle to overturn and was ejected from the vehicle.
Southern said he was not wearing a seatbelt.
“This collision remains under investigation by S.C. Highway Patrol,” he said.
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