Category: Community

First Bank Names Jackie McKenzie Vice President and Branch Manager

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Jackie McKenzie to Vice President and Branch Manager of its Dillon branch. McKenzie joined First Bank in 1995, working previously as an Assistant Vice President.

Culinary Arts Students Compete

The first competition was in Myrtle Beach for a chance to go to the 2011 National Prostart Invitational. A total of 37 teams from both North and South Carolina competed in the competition.

Photo Gallery: Lake View Alumni Softball Game

Photos of the 2011 Lady Gator Softball Alumni Game.

Economic Developer Meets With NESA And Commerce Secretary

During the most recent North Eastern Strategic Alliance’s (NESA) Executive Committee meeting late last week, Dillon County Economic Developer, Tonny McNeil, had an opportunity to hear from South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Robert “Bobby” M. Hitt III.

Dennis Hyatt Speaks To Brotherhood

Dennis Hyatt was the guest speaker for the Mount Calvary Brotherhood on Monday, February 7.

$6,000 Reward Offered for Information On The Killing Of Whooping Crane 12-04

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of a whooping crane reported by an Alabama conservation officer at Weiss Lake, in Cherokee County Ala., on Jan. 28, 2011.

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.

Pyerian Baptist Church Group Heads Back To Haiti For Celebration

Pyerian Baptist Church of Floyd Dale is sending a group to Jacmel, Haiti in March to celebrate and help with the continuing reconstruction of earthquake ravaged Haiti.

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.

First Bank Names Jessica Johnson Assistant Vice President

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Jessica Johnson to Assistant Vice President. Johnson joined First Bank in 1999, working previously as Branch Officer at the bank’s Main Street location in Dillon. She has 11 years of banking experience.