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Fire Prevention Week: Do You Have Enough Smoke Alarms?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the NFPA, which develops NFPA 72, National Smoke Alarm Code®, many homes still don’t have that level of protection. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths per year result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no working smoke alarms.

More South Carolina Employers To Receive Help Providing Health Coverage To Early Retirees, Families

Nearly 1,000 additional employers and unions have been approved to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, bringing total participants to 3,000 to date; applications still being accepted

Secretary Of Transportation Updates General Assembly

Secretary of Transportation H.B. Limehouse Jr. has sent a letter to the General Assembly, updating his annual “State of SCDOT” report with the latest operational and financial status of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Senator Graham’s Rep To Visit Wednesday

A representative from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s office will be in Dillon County on Wednesday, October 6 to meet with constituents seeking assistance in dealing with the federal government.

National Newspaper Week: I Miss My Newspaper

An editorial cartoon in recognition of National Newspaper Week.

National Newspaper Week: Putting Things In Perspective

It’s National Newspaper Week, and it is a good time to put things in perspective.
In a head-to-head test of public notice results, a newspaper recently won by a 7-to-1 margin over the Internet.

Bonnie H. Byrd

Bonnie H. Byrd, 70, of Garden City, S.C., formerly of Dillon, has died at her home on Sept 29 after a long illness.

Florrie Rachel Carter Dooley

Funeral services for Florrie Rachel Carter Dooley, 96, of Barnwell, SC will be held 3 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Dillon, SC with the Reverends Dr. Charles F. Dooley, Rev. Dexter Lambert, Rev. Edgar Foster and Rev. Billy McLellan officiating, burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, SC.

Williams Graduates Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Sandra K. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Latta School Board Meets

The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting.