Category: Education

Sara Khalil Accepted Into Medical School

Sara Khalil, daughter of Nabil and Mona Khalil of Dillon, has been accepted to both the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. She is presently a senior at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

State Fair Announces Increase In Scholarship Award

The South Carolina State Fair, an independent nonprofit organization, announced it will be increasing its annual scholarship award by $4,000 per student for its 2011 Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program.

Rev. Lonnie Alford Retires After 30 Years Of Educating Young Minds

Rev. Lonnie H. Alford, affectionately known in Riverdale, Newtown and the Skillet communities as “L.H.”, has retired after 30 years of educating young minds.

College News

News about local students attending various colleges.

Lake View, Dillon Districts To Consolidate

The Dillon District Two Board of Education voted on Wednesday to consolidate the Lake View and Dillon School Districts.

Local Schools Earn Palmetto Silver Awards

Lake View Elementary School, Stewart Heights Elementary School, and Latta Elementary School have all won Palmetto Silver Awards for general performance, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

Dixie Youth Baseball Provides Scholarships

From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education.

Dillon District Two Make-up Days Announced

Dillon District Two’s make-up days have been announced.

Stewart Heights Alumni Visits First Grade Class

While home on his Christmas break, Dillon native and current Texas Southern offensive lineman Vontray Sellers visited Mrs. Sandy Stephens’ first grade class at Stewart Heights Elementary School.

Dillon County Board Gets Tentative Dates On School Facilities Projects

The Dillon County Board of Education received some tentative dates about their school facilities projects at their last meeting.