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  • After an unexpected Friday off, Bulldogs face Camden

    After an unexpected Friday off, Bulldogs face Camden

    COVID just won't leave us alone, not even for seven weeks so the high school football season can go on.
    Friday morning, the Lake City High School athletic director Matt Apicella called...

  • Harvest time

    Harvest time

    Farmers throughout Marlboro County are busy gathering their crops.  Above, John Rhett Covington pilots a cotton picker through a field off Highway 381 on Tuesday, while a tractor begins the...

  • Drive-thru trick or treating to be held for Halloween

    Drive-thru trick or treating to be held for Halloween

    Halloween will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Various events will be held in the county and surrounding areas.
    Northeastern Technical College will have a...

Recent News

Arrest made in McColl shooting

  • 19 October 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 574
Arrest made in McColl shooting

McCOLL  —  The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a McColl man in connection with a double shooting on Sunday (Oct. 18) in McColl.
According to Lt. Trevor Murphy, deputies were dispatched to the Circle B gas station in McColl after two males were just shot at a nearby residence.
Both victims advised that an argument with the defendant led to him presenting a firearm and shooting both.
One victim was airlifted to an area hospital and the other was rushed to an area hospital for emergency surgery.
Murphy said both victims are in stable yet critical condition at this time.

Former Bennettsville Police officer arrested for soliciting sex in exchange for dismissing issued traffic citations

S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Friday (Oct. 16) a former officer with the  Bennettsville Police Department in connection with soliciting sexual acts in exchange for  dismissing issued traffic citations. 

Bulldog homecoming game cancelled

  • 16 October 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 771

Due to circumstances related to Covid-19 the homecoming game versus Lake City High School has been canceled. The AD for FSD3 contacted Coach Bobby Collins this morning to inform him of the team having to quarantine effectively immediately. All homecoming activities for Marlboro County HS will be rescheduled at a later date.

Principal Dr. Jamane Watson says, “although we regret that this has happened, we are encouraged that our day for our students and our community will turn around for us all again soon!”


Broadband expansion has begun in county

  • 15 October 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 468
Broadband expansion has begun in county

McCOLL  —  Work has begun on a $2.2 million broadband expansion in the county.
A group, which included Sen. Gerald Malloy, Rep. Pat Henegan, County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn, County Council Chairman Jason Steen, District 6 County Councilman Verd Odom, Sandhill Telephone Cooperative CEO Lee Chambers, South Carolina Office of Regulatory (ORS) Staff  Executive Director Nanette Edwards, ORS Broadband Project Administrator Chris Rozycki, Mark Stanley of Sandhill, listened as engineer Larry Garrick of McCall-Thomas Engineering Company talked at the site in McColl about the work being done.
Edwards said ORS approved the funding of 78 applications statewide.
This infrastructure expansion will make high-speed broadband available to homes, businesses, schools, health care facilities, and other institutions in unserved areas across South Carolina.

County sees increase in number of active cases

  • 15 October 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
  • Number of views: 250

In the last week, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 37 new cases with 75 active cases.
The active cases can be found in the following zipcodes: 29512 (Bennettsville), 46; 29516 (Blenheim), 3; 29525 (Clio), 5; 29570 (McColl), 12; 29594 (Tatum), 0; 29596 (Wallace), 6; and 3, unknown.
The county has 978 overall cases.
In the state, there are 153,729 confirmed cases, and 3,387 confirmed deaths.


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