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Dillon Man Killed In Shooting

0 A Dillon man was killed on Thursday in a shooting in Dillon. The victim, Reginald Benson, age 27, was riding his bike when he was shot and died. A warrant has been issued for Samuel Elon Covington, age 24, Dillon, in connection with the death. No information was available on whether or no he…

Opinion: Bless the Beasts And the Children

In the song Bless The Beasts and The Children performed by The Carpenters, one of the lyrics speaks about ‘children who have no voice, who have no choice’. A lot of media and social attention is given to the plight of children who live in poverty, especially in Third World countries.

Opinion: Freedom Of Information Act

The S.C. Press Association has conducted a number of Freedom of Information compliance audits over the past decade, and each audit uncovers law enforcement agencies that disregard the law.

McLeod Decontamination Drill Held

McLeod Medical Center Dillon has 25 employee volunteers who have undergone extensive decontamination training.

Surprise

When this story was told to me I immediately thought of the Bible (Prodigal Son) story recorded in the New Testament, 15th chapter of Luke and in particular the concluding verse (v. 32), “…for this thy brother was dead and is alive again…”
The ‘brother’ in this story was a classmate of mine who upon graduation was awarded an athletic scholarship to Wofford College where he was a member of an Army ROTC unit and upon graduation was commissioned as an officer.

Dirt Hauling, Councilmen Directing County Employees: Judge Says Order Should Not Be Violated Or Someone Is Going To Jail

The dirt hauling issue was heard by Judge Paul Burch on Monday morning in non-jury court at the Dillon County Courthouse.

100 Deadly Days Of Summer Enforcement Efforts Announced

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and SC Department of Natural Resources are combining efforts and working with local law enforcement to save lives on the roadways and waterways this summer through enforcement and public outreach.

Library To Hold Summer Reading Program

Make A Splash Reading At Your Library summer reading program presented by the Dillon County Library System will be held June 1-July 8 for ages 4-6, 7-11. Register at your local library.

Obituaries and Death Notices 5-20-10

Sarah David Rogers Mrs. Sarah David Rogers, 97, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. A funeral service for Mrs. Rogers will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, Bennettsville, SC. Burial will be in the Dudley-Drake Cemetery at Blenheim, SC. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday,…

Olivia Harrell Public Speaking Contest Held

0 Third grade students at Stewart Heights Elementary School participated in the Olivia Harrell Public Speaking Contest in April. Jayne C. Lee, principal, introduced the program.  She welcomed the third grade students, teachers, and family members of the late Ms. Olivia Harrell. Ms. Harrell was the P.T.O.  president at Stewart Heights during the 1999-2000 school…