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It’s Time To Be Alarmed About Our Pension System Debt

A school in Colorado Springs, Colorado was shuttered. In Three Rivers, Oregon, the school board shortened the school year five days and laid off employees.

Ruth Hodges Proctor

Ruth Hodges Proctor, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at her daughter’s residence.

Color Blind: A Short Story

As I have already established a few weeks past, I will occasionally present to you an original short story that will address and tackle some of the major issues of life that perhaps all of us, in some way, have to contend with.

Yellow Jessamine Garden Club Celebrates National Garden Club Week

The Yellow Jessamine Garden Club celebrated National Garden Club Week on June 2-8, 2019.

McCoy Chapel Honors Fathers

McCOY CHAPEL United Methodist Church annual Father’s/Men’s Day program was recently held. The United Methodist Men conduct the program each year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lake View Hands Marion A Loss In District Tournament

The Lake View 9-10 year old softball team handed Marion a 11-4 loss in softball tournament play held in Lake View on Monday, June 24.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament Opening Ceremonies Held

The Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournaments being played in Dillon had opening ceremonies on Friday at the City of Dillon Wellness Center. Here is a photo gallery by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald.

Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Farmers Market Is July 8th

Dillon County Health Initiative will be holding their July Pop Up Farmers Market on July 8 from 4-7 p.m. on the South Plaza, downtown Dillon. Santa will be making an appearance from 5-6 p.m.

City Council Brings Up Hotel Discussion Again

The discussion of the upcoming Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament that the City of Dillon is hosting July 5-10 brought up the discussion of a hotel again.

The Little Known Number At The Root Of S.C.’s Biggest Problem

Seven and a quarter percent. That’s the official “assumed rate of return” for South Carolina’s retiree pension system. In other words, state officials tell us the system should expect to earn 7.25 percent on its assets for decades to come.