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Elwood Dillon

Services for Elwood Dillon will be 4:00 P.M. Thursday in Pyerian Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Cooper Funeral Home.
Mr. Dillon, 89, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his residence.

Mrs. Sarah K. Morris

Mrs. Sarah K. Morris, 72, died Tuesday October 5, 2010 at her residence.
Born in Dillon County May 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Dave and Annie Mae Williamson Herring.

Florrie Rachel Carter Dooley

Funeral services for Florrie Rachel Carter Dooley, 96, of Barnwell, SC will be held 3 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Dillon, SC with the Reverends Dr. Charles F. Dooley, Rev. Dexter Lambert, Rev. Edgar Foster and Rev. Billy McLellan officiating, burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, SC.

Woodmen Of The World Awards Banquet Held

The annual Woodmen of the World Lodges 120 and 1145 Awards Dinner was held Thursday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodmen of the World Hall at 1362 Old Latta Highway, Dillon.

Dillon Church Of God Passes Building Project Plans

On September 26, the Dillon Church of God was called into a business meeting in which the motion was made and carried to pay off current church indebtedness and to move forward with a proposed building project, contingent upon the sale of the church property located at 701 Highway 301 South in Dillon.

National Newspaper Week: Newspapers Engage The Community

Our newspaper recently worked on a project on infant mortality among African Americans in our community. Rates rivaled those of third world countries here in the capital city of the nation’s fourth largest state.

The Future?

[The reading of a Letter to the Editor in the Presbyterian Outlook recently (8/24/2010) led to the writing of this column. The letter writer was P.W. Gregory from Lambertville, N.J.)

National Newspaper Week: Why Newspapers Will Be Around Tomorrow

The way that people consume information is changing rapidly, and I hear frequently that the death of newspapers is imminent. I think that people feel this way because they aren’t regular newspaper readers or they just don’t think that other people read newspapers as much as they did ten years ago. If they’re referring to the printed newspaper, they are usually correct.

Soldier Serving In Operation Enduring Freedom

Sgt. Brian Norton of Dillon, Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, plays cricket with Afghan children in Laghman province during a engineering assessment.

Fire Prevention Week: Do You Have Enough Smoke Alarms?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the NFPA, which develops NFPA 72, National Smoke Alarm Code®, many homes still don’t have that level of protection. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths per year result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no working smoke alarms.