Herald-Advocate News

Location of alternative school program in next school year still undetermined

The Marlboro County School Board did not make a decision about the future of the AMIKids Infinity program’s location during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.
This is the district’s alternative school program, which is for middle and high school students who are removed from the regular classroom because of behavioral issues. Referrals are most often made in lieu of expulsion. No more than 45 students are served at any given time, per the school district’s contract with AMIKids.

Ride-along program teams 911 dispatchers with first responders

Ride-along program teams 911  dispatchers with first responders
You know what happens when you call 911. A dispatcher answers your call, determines the nature and location of your emergency, and notifies the appropriate agency - law enforcement, fire or rescue - to respond.
It’s a team effort to ensure the safety of Marlboro County’s citizens, and now, members of the team are collaborating in a new way through a ride-along program initiated by the county 911 office. 

Local lawyer named as 'rising star'

Local lawyer named as 'rising star'
Mason W. King, of the Douglas Jennings Law Firm in Bennettsville, has been honored by being selected to the 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

A mess of our own

A couple of weeks ago, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced that her office was taking control of the Allendale County School District.
Allendale has long been the poster-kid for the poor state of public education in South Carolina.  In fact, the only other time that the Department of Education has flexed its muscle and taken over an entire district, it was Allendale in 1999.

Fireworks at the lake tonight

Fireworks at the lake tonight
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