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Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault continues to help during the pandemic

  • 4 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault continues to help during the pandemic

The pandemic has not stopped the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault from helping victims in the area.
Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse, and the needs of its victims.
The Marlboro County Satellite Center is located at 108 Parsonage Street in Bennettsville.
Wendy Woods, Marlboro County services coordinator, and Elizabeth Cox, volunteer, and community education coordinator talked about the location's services.
"We offer trauma counseling here," Woods said. "The main thing is advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault."
They also offer hospital and court accompaniments and help with filling out the order of protection.

Officials work to get vaccines to the county

  • 1 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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During a Zoom meeting Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 vaccine availability and issues facing the county, it was announced that McLeod Health will have a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bennettsville Community Center on Friday.
McLeod Board of Directors member Sully Blair said McLeod Health Cheraw would have a clinic at the Bennettsville Community Center with an estimated 250 vaccines beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. 
It will be on a first come, first served basis. Those attending must show identification and proof of phase 1A status.
 

Bulldogs hold off Manning in first game since Dec. 8

  • 1 February 2021
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Bulldogs hold off Manning in first game since Dec. 8

After nearly two months away from action, the Marlboro County High basketball team had a lot of rust to brush off as they hosted Manning Tuesday night.
Fortunately for the Bulldogs, the Monarchs were just as mistake-prone.  Marlboro survived a late Manning rally for a 57-54 win in the region opener for Marlboro.
"There were a lot of turnovers, fouls and missed free throws by both teams.  With just a few practices to get things back together, its not surprising," said MCHS  head coach LaTroy Brace.
"The boys battled through a tough game and we pulled out the win to start the region play. It was ugly but we'll take it. We needed the competition and a tight game to keep us humble," he said.
Manning started the game with a two-point advantage as the Bulldogs were called for a technical foul before tip-off.  It was the first of many trips to the free throw line that the players would make during the evening.
After a slow start, the Bulldogs finally took the lead on a three-pointer by senior guard Devonta Oliver with 4:30 left in the period.

DHEC launches new COVID-19 vaccine information line, increases call center staff to nearly 300 as vaccine demands increases

COLUMBIA — In response to overwhelming call volume to the Care Line, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has added a new phone information line to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for vaccine provider information.

Two children accidentally shot by another child in Bennettsville

Two juveniles are recovering after being shot Thursday (Jan. 28).

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