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Investigator Gives New Phone Number

The investigator appointed by Judge Paul Burch at County Council Macio Williamson’s court hearing to look into Dillon County has a new phone number where the public can contact him.

Alma T. Belk

Alma T. Belk, age 93, of 2241 Greenway Loop, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Heritage HLT Care at the Pines in Dillon, SC.

Earlie Ray Vanderhall, Sr.

Funeral Services for Deacon and former Deputy Sheriff Earlie Ray Vanderhall, Sr. of Dillon will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Hazy Grove Baptist Church at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Larry McCallum officiating.

Two File For Election In Lake View

The Town of Lake View’s filing for the upcoming council election has closed. Two council seats were up.

This Week In The Dillon County Shopper…

In this week’s issue of The Dillon County Shopper, you will find articles on the following.

State Library Hosts Smithsonian Poster Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has joined the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves to dramatically increase access to the themes and content in its national initiative Choosing to Participate with a set of posters designed to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect and participation in classrooms and communities. This poster exhibit is currently on display at the SC State Library located at 1500 Senate Street in Columbia.

Dillon County’s First African-American Deputy Dies

Earlia Ray Vanderhall, the first African-American deputy to work for the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at McLeod Medical Center, Dillon.

NFPA Launches ‘Voice of Sparky’ Contest

March 18 marks the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog®, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who has been teaching children, parents and teachers on fire prevention and public safety for the past six decades. To kick-off this year-long celebration, today, the NFPA is launching a “Voice of Sparky” contest to find one special firefighter to be the voice behind this iconic Dalmatian spokesdog.

Study Shows Libraries As Crucial Link For Jobs And State Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Based on new state research as part of a national report, South Carolina’s public libraries are utilized today as resources for workforce and economic development, and as the crucial link to essential electronic government (e-government) services.

First Bank Names Shannon Bryant Branch Officer

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Shannon Bryant to Branch Officer at its Dillon location. Bryant joined First Bank in 2008, working as Head Teller.