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School district gets 'F' grade on report card

For the third straight year, the Marlboro County School District received a grade of 'F' on a federal report card issued through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The S.C. Department of Education released the 2014 report card data on Tuesday. Overall, South Carolina received a grade of 'B,' meaning its performance exceeded expectations.
Eleven of the state's 82 school districts received 'A'...

'Unity Day' event held to prevent bullying

'Unity Day' event held to prevent bullying
On Wednesday afternoon, a crowd gathered in front of the Marlboro County Courthouse to tackle an issue near and dear to the heart of anyone who has loved a child: bullying.
The H.O.P.E. Mentoring Center of Bennettsville sponsored the event as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The day was significant as well, as it was designated Unity Day by the National Bullying Prevention Center.
The purpose of the H.O.P.E. Center, which...

Downtown office building razed

Downtown office building razed
The former East Market Street office building (ca. 1935) of the late brothers, Drs. P. M., a general practitioner for 55 years, and C. A. Kinney, a surgeon and OB-GYN specialist for 50 years, was razed earlier this week to make room for a new off-street parking lot to serve the William P. Wallace Administration Building, Marlboro Economic Development Partnership Office, and Marlboro Civic Center. The demolition of the duplex red brick office building and the small red brick storage...

Dragons win state soccer championship

Dragons win state soccer championship

Last Thursday Marlboro Academy crushed Lowcountry Prep of Pawleys Island to claim their first state championship in soccer since 2008.

The Dragons spent the previous weekend licking their wounds after falling to Lowcountry in the regular season finale. The Dragons had lost their last 2 games, the Lowcountry game in...

Dupree gets 35 years in Wallace sexual assault case

Dupree gets 35 years in Wallace sexual assault case

It took a Marlboro County jury just over an hour yesterday to convict a man on all counts related to the sexual assault of a senior citizen in Wallace.

Derrick Dewayne Dupree, 32, was found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, first degree burglary and possession of a...

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