Dillon Resident Wins $1 Million Dollars

COLUMBIA, SC (August 30, 2010) – When the telephone rang for Charlie Jackson at work last week, he wondered who would be calling him on his lunch break? It was the Lottery. An entry Jackson had submitted just won $1 MILLION in the Cash Bonanza Bonus Second-Chance Promotion.

Perdue’s Top Producers Announced

Perdue Farms in Dillon recently recognized M&JB Farm of Dillon County as being one of their Top Producers.

Bond Denied On Mayor Pro-Tem Gurley

A magistrate judge denied bond on Mayor Pro-Tem Randolph Gurley on Friday morning. Gurley will now have to go before a circuit court judge to have bond heard again.

Warrants show that Gurley was charged on Thursday with attempted murder, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school, and two counts of distribution of marijuana. The Dillon County Detention Center confirms that he was also arrested on a charge of open container.

First Bancorp Announces Cash Dividend

The Board of Directors of First Bancorp (NASDAQ – FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend of $0.08 per share payable October 25, 2010 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2010.

Hamer Post Office Announces New Hours

Retail service hours are being adjusted in the Greater South Carolina District in all smaller post offices level CAG H-L effective September 25th.

Myers Graduates From Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Danielle L. Myers has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

FNP Encourages Incorporating Nutrition And Physical Activity In Your Daily Life

Approximately one-third of all cancer deaths that occur each year in the US could be prevented by consuming a healthier diet, adopting a more active lifestyle, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Cancer Society.

McInnis Withdraws Name From Consideration For Board

A few weeks ago, the Dillon County Council approved the members of the Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Economic Development Board. There was some controversy over the matter because while House Representative Jackie Hayes proposed Bo McInnis’ name as his designee for the board, Hayes himself was approved. (See story on our website, www.thedillonherald.com.) McInnis has withdrawn his name from consideration. The following is McInnis’ statement on the matter.

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation

A home on Coates Street in Dillon burned on August 16th.