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  • Vaccination clinics get process started, still much to be done

    Vaccination clinics get process started, still much to be done

    Getting COVID-19 vaccinations available to the rural areas of South Carolina has been a struggle, especially for the eight counties that lack a hospital.  That, of course, includes Marlboro...

  • Bulldogs storm from behind, play O-W Saturday

    Bulldogs storm from behind, play O-W Saturday

    Every game that Marlboro County High has played since the basketball season restarted in late January had come down to the wire.  Wednesday night was no exception as the Bulldogs roared from...

  • Big plans for a small space

    Big plans for a small space

    Those looking for a quick but tasty breakfast or lunch in Bennettsville will soon have a new option.
    Using a small building that they already owned, Bill and Rachel McDonald plan to open The...

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Bulldogs win region title, host playoffs Saturday

  • 18 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Bulldogs win region title, host playoffs Saturday

For the second year in a row, the Marlboro County High varsity boys' basketball team are region champs.
Last season, their final one in Class AAAA, the Bulldogs claimed the title with an 8-2 conference record, one game ahead of Myrtle Beach.  The team went on to the third round of the state playoffs, where they fell to A.C. Flora.
This year's championship required a little help from Lakewood High School.  The Gators defeated their cross-Sumter rival Crestwood Friday night in the season finale.  That game secured the title for the Bulldogs.

CSX has scheduled crossing closings for areas in McColl and Clio

CSX Railroad has scheduled closing the crossing listed below for repair. This will necessitate rerouting traffic.

65 and older can schedule vaccine appointments

  • 4 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Wednesday that beginning Monday, Feb. 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.  
Residents will be asked to provide a driver’s license or other form of ID at their appointment that confirms their age and, therefore, their eligibility to receive vaccine.
South Carolinians eligible to receive vaccine can schedule an appointment at a location accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The scdhec.gov/vaxlocator can be used to find those locations and get contact information for scheduling appointments at those locations. People can also call DHEC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110 for help finding vaccine providers and their contact information to schedule an appointment.

Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault continues to help during the pandemic

  • 4 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault continues to help during the pandemic

The pandemic has not stopped the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault from helping victims in the area.
Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse, and the needs of its victims.
The Marlboro County Satellite Center is located at 108 Parsonage Street in Bennettsville.
Wendy Woods, Marlboro County services coordinator, and Elizabeth Cox, volunteer, and community education coordinator talked about the location's services.
"We offer trauma counseling here," Woods said. "The main thing is advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault."
They also offer hospital and court accompaniments and help with filling out the order of protection.

Officials work to get vaccines to the county

  • 1 February 2021
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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During a Zoom meeting Wednesday to discuss COVID-19 vaccine availability and issues facing the county, it was announced that McLeod Health will have a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bennettsville Community Center on Friday.
McLeod Board of Directors member Sully Blair said McLeod Health Cheraw would have a clinic at the Bennettsville Community Center with an estimated 250 vaccines beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. 
It will be on a first come, first served basis. Those attending must show identification and proof of phase 1A status.
 

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