Wallace suffers most damage from Monday morning storm

  • 16 April 2020
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Wallace suffers most damage from Monday morning storm

The National Weather Service confirmed damage from Monday’s storm was caused by a microburst rather than a tornado.
Steve Akers, director of Marlboro County Emergency Management/E911, said NWS said it was a microburst with winds between 100-110 miles per hour.
A microburst is similar to a tornado and can cause comparable damage. These short bursts of extreme weather, usually lasting 5 to 10 minutes, arise from down drafts of sinking air in a thunderstorm, and when this powerful column of wind eventually hits the ground, it can spread straight-line winds over 100 mph.
Akers said a majority of the devastation was in the Wallace area of the county, which had no fatalities or injuries.
There were a lot of trees and power lines down with damage to several houses.

Monday a.m. storm batters Marlboro County

  • 13 April 2020
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Monday a.m. storm batters Marlboro County

A line of storms that ravaged the southeast arrived in Marlboro County shortly before 7 a.m. Monday.  Damage was sustained all over the county but the Wallace area was particularly hard hit,  Bleachers from the Wallace school ended up across Old Wire Road in the yard of residents, trees and power lines were down all over the area and several roads were obstructed by debris.  No injuries have been reported at this time.

CareSouth Carolina providing counseling services remotely

  • 3 April 2020
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CareSouth Carolina is offering behavioral health services remotely via TELETherapy as a way to continue to provide a complete patient experience during the COVID-19 outbreak.

TELETherapy services allow for convenient and consistent access to your CareSouth Carolina Behavioral Health Counselor in your home environment, catering to your individual or family needs no matter the location. A patient can access to counseling services by phone or video chat.

“This COVID-19 pandemic created a surge and a need for telemedicine, teletherapy and telecounseling to get in front of any mental and emotional distress, and to manage worries and anxieties before they become unmanageable,” said CareSouth Carolina Director of Behavioral Health Elizabeth Kershner, MSW, LISW-CP AP.

Support our local food vendors

  • 2 April 2020
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Support our local food vendors

While all independent businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns, restaurants and other prepared food vendors have been particularly handicapped.  Please consider supporting these Marlboro County owned and operated businesses during this time of crisis.  The Herald-Advocate has partnered with several of these eateries to present a special web page to connect you with their businesses.  Please click here to view this page.

SC DHEC announces new case in Marlboro

State has 113 new cases

  • 29 March 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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One new case of coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported Sunday afternoon (March 29) in Marlboro County, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control announced.

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