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MCHS to host Hartsville in battle of top ranked teams

  • 5 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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MCHS to host Hartsville in battle of top ranked teams
After defeating South Florence handily last Friday, the Marlboro County High football team has wrapped up the non-region segment of the season undefeated at 4-0. Last season at the same juncture, the Bulldogs were 2 and 3 and struggling.
So what is the biggest difference?
“It has to be the turnover ratio. Turnovers by our defense and our offense protecting the ball has been a key to our success so far this season,” said head coach Dean Boyd. “Creating turnovers is mainly a result of a defense that is causing chaos with an offense, penetrating into their backfield and not letting them operate comfortably. That's what we have been doing.”

MCSD middle schoolers receive Chromebooks for home and school

  • 5 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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MCSD middle schoolers receive Chromebooks for home and school
Monday was a day that School of Discovery eighth-grader Alex Stroman and other middle school students will not forget.
The Marlboro County School District started its pilot 1:1 device program by providing Chromebooks for all sixth, seventh and eighth graders to use in class and at home.
"I think the Chromebooks are a really good tool for our school," Stroman said. "It will be a big help to us for different kinds of schoolwork and homework."
The Chromebook model for the pilot is the Dell Chromebook 11, which was specifically designed for education and meets guidelines for durability, ruggedness, and quality.

Community, churches help those in need

  • 5 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Community, churches help those in need
Last week, various churches and community organizations had giveaways to pass out hot meals, cleaning supplies and other items to those in need. Above, members of the Bennettsville Church of God handed out a hot meal, cleaning supplies and other items on Sept. 27. At right, Marlboro Community Center members, Dwelling Faith Ministries Church, Word of Life Youth Department, both of Bennettsville, United Nations Church in Charlotte and other community members handed out clothes, non-perishable items, water, toiletries and hot meals on Sept. 29.

Photo by Jacqueline Hough

Board of education approves settlement with split vote

  • 5 October 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County Board of Education members approved a settlement agreement with former superintendent Dr. Helena Tillar at their October board meeting Monday evening with a vote of 6-2-1.
Board members Jackie Branch, Janice Bright, Nan Fleming, Macky Norton, Rev. Artemus Woods, and Board Secretary Barbara Ohanesian voted yes.
Board chairman Lucy Parsons and member Danny Driggers voted no while Vice Chairman Michael Coachman abstained from voting.

Players' Nunsense is October 11-13

  • 27 September 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Players' Nunsense is October 11-13
The Marlboro Players production of Nunsense is only two weeks away! This comedy is based around surviving members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken who have found themselves in a pickle when they do not have enough money to bury all of their deceased sisters (you have to come to find out how they came to be deceased). With several nuns still in the deep freezer, time is running out so the group decides to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium. The resulting show makes for a very entertaining evening.
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