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State Board Approves ‘Teach For America’ Alternative Certification Guidelines

South Carolina’s State Board of Education approved a new alternative teacher certification path for Teach For America corps members, marking a key step toward Teach For America’s possible expansion into South Carolina.

Rosalee Huggins Lemmond

Rosalee Huggins Lemmond, 84, died in the Pines Nursing Home Friday, December 10, 2010.

$10,000 Powerball® Ticket Sold in Dillon Set to Expire

If you purchase Powerball® tickets from Tiger Mart #21 at 905 Radfort Blvd. in Dillon, you should check your summer tickets.

George Graham

Services for George Thomas Graham, Jr. will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Dillon with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Home.

Gloria Blackwell

Gloria Blackwell, a noted leader of the Orangeburg Civil Rights movement, died in Peachtree City, Georgia, on December 7, 2010. She had lived in Georgia for the past 40 years, continuing her zeal for education and the pursuit of justice.

Wilhelmina Swinney

Wilhelmina Swinney died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Dillon.

Charles D. Smith, Jr.

Prosperity-Services for Charles D. Smith, Jr.,/ Sonni/ Mr. Charles, 69, will be conducted at 5:00 pm Thursday at Lake Murray Baptist Church with the Rev. Rob Tims officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (4:00 p.m.) at the church. Memorials may be made to Lake Murray Baptist Church, 1001 Hwy 378 W, Lexington SC 29072.

Catherine Smithy Christmas

Services for Catherine Smithy Christmas will be held Monday at 1:00 P.M. in Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Inabinet officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 Sunday in the funeral home.

Michelle Lee Brown

Services for Michelle Lee Brown will be held Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. in Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 Tuesday in the funeral home.

Jury Selected In Stutts Murder Trial

A little over a month after his brother received two life sentences in the murder and kidnapping of 75-year-old Mary Alice Stutts of Dillon, a trial is being held for Damien Inman in the same case before the same judge.