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B’ville man faces charges after shooting

  • 3 September 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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A Bennettsville man faces several charges after a shooting at an apartment complex.
Members of the Bennettsville Police Department Detective Division arrested Calvonte Zimmerman, 21, on Monday for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, obstruction of justice, breach of peace, and discharging a firearm within the city limits of Bennettsville. 
According to Lt. Larry Turner, Zimmerman is alleged to have shot at an individual on Monday evening, while the individual was standing outside of an apartment complex.
Zimmerman was taken into custody at a residence in Darlington County several hours later by the Darlington County Sheriffs Office and Bennettsville Police Department without incident.

Morrison uses her life experiences to write book to help young women

  • 3 September 2020
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Morrison uses her life experiences to write book to help young women

Marlboro County native Stephanie Morrison wanted to do something to help young women dealing with toxic relationships and low self-esteem.
Recently, Morrison had her book, Baby Girl Can’t Be Broken, published.
Her book was written to help young women to learn to love themselves, value themselves before they get into toxic relationships, and be able to get out of them.
Morrison knows about this firsthand. She was in two toxic relationships. 
Her first was a verbally abusive relationship with her son’s father, which lasted six years on and off.
Then a year after she finally left him, she got into another relationship that involved physical abuse.

DHEC provides new guidelines for limited outdoor visitation at nursing homes and assisted living facilities

COLUMBIA  — Today (Sept. 1), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) provided new guidelines for limited outdoor visitation at nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as assisted living facilities.

COVID-19 testing opportunities in Marlboro County

COLUMBIA —The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing regular updates for COVID-19 mobile testing events and permanent testing sites at the regional level.

Marlboro County School District has LEAP days for students

  • 27 August 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro County School District has LEAP days for students

Learn, Evaluate, Analyze, and Prepare (LEAP) days are underway this week for students in the Marlboro County School District.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord said LEAP days have gone pretty well.
LEAP days were made available for all students in the district. The state paid for grades K-8 while the district used funds from the CARES Act to pay for grades 9-12. 
McCord said they averaged 500 students a day in all of the schools. 
“It is pretty consistent with what we thought it would look like,” he said.
Students were broken down by the alphabet in some schools and grade levels in other schools. 
The school year will officially begin on Sept. 2. The model used for LEAP days will be used. Students will be staggered in for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Parents still need to register for the school year. The goal is to get as many registered before the first of school so you can plan accordingly. About 3,000 students have registered. 

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