$200,000 Surety Bond Set On Mayor Pro-Tem (Updated)

Judge Howard King set a $200,000 surety bond on Dillon Mayor Pro-Tem Randolph Gurley during a hearing this (Thursday) afternoon.

Local Woman Killed In Wreck

A local woman was killed in a wreck on Monday (Labor Day).

Graves Graduates From Level II Institute Of Government

Andrew “Deboy” Graves from the Dillon County Council was among 53 county officials who graduated on Sunday, Aug. 1 from Levels I and II of the Institute of Government for County Officials at the 43rd Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC), held Aug. 1 – 4.

Ground Broken On $700,000 Wellness Center At Perdue

Perdue associates, members of the community and local and state elected officials gathered at Perdue’s Dillon processing complex August 31 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the company’s newest Wellness Center, a $700,000 investment in the health and wellness of Perdue associates and their family members. (With Slide Show)

Former Mayor Appeals Prison Sentence

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has confirmed that former Latta mayor Lenneau Berry has filed an appeal of his federal prison sentence.

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.