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Jobless rate down in April

All but one South Carolina county saw an improvement in unemployment in the month of April, according to a report released Friday by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).
Only Lee County did not see an improvement; instead, its unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent between March and April.

Remains identified as missing child

Remains identified as missing child
The search for missing eight-year-old Iyana Lowery came to its tragic conclusion this week when DNA determined that a body found Sunday morning in a remote area near McColl was hers.
Searchers found the body around 10 a.m. Sunday, May 14, in Gum Swamp Creek, off New Bridge Road. A tip led authorities to direct their attention to that area, which is between McColl and Clio.

Dragons sweep Pee Dee, win state title

Dragons sweep Pee Dee, win state title
An old sports saying is that offense sells tickets but defense wins championships.  Tuesday, the Marlboro Academy softball team proved it could do both.
The normally prolific Marlboro offense was uncharacteristically quiet but the Lady Dragons played excellent defense, claiming their third state championship in six years.

Marlboro has state’s highest teen pregnancy rate

Marlboro has state’s highest teen pregnancy rate
The S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy sponsored a “Community Talk” on Thursday, May 11, in conjunction with the Coalition for Family Enrichment in Marlboro County.
The purpose of the event, held at the Bennettsville Community Center that evening, was to share statistics about teen pregnancy and the impact it can have on the community.

Lady Dragons to play for state title

Lady Dragons to play for state title
The Marlboro Academy softball team will face  Pee Dee Academy this week for the  2017 SCISA Class AA Softball State Championship.  The Lady Dragons qualified for the championship series by winning their bracket in the state tournament this weekend.
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