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Secretary Of Transportation Updates General Assembly

Secretary of Transportation H.B. Limehouse Jr. has sent a letter to the General Assembly, updating his annual “State of SCDOT” report with the latest operational and financial status of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Senator Graham’s Rep To Visit Wednesday

A representative from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s office will be in Dillon County on Wednesday, October 6 to meet with constituents seeking assistance in dealing with the federal government.

National Newspaper Week: I Miss My Newspaper

An editorial cartoon in recognition of National Newspaper Week.

National Newspaper Week: Putting Things In Perspective

It’s National Newspaper Week, and it is a good time to put things in perspective.
In a head-to-head test of public notice results, a newspaper recently won by a 7-to-1 margin over the Internet.

Bonnie H. Byrd

Bonnie H. Byrd, 70, of Garden City, S.C., formerly of Dillon, has died at her home on Sept 29 after a long illness.

Williams Graduates Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Sandra K. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Latta School Board Meets

The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting.

Jamie Malachi Jackson Clewis

Jamie Malachi Jackson Clewis, a dear infant, died Saturday, October 2, 2010. Born October 2, 2010 at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon. Surviving are his parents, Daniel (Chip) Jackson and Jenny Anne Clewis of Dillon; brother, Daniel Jacob Clewis of Dillon; maternal grandparents, Eugene & Carolyn Clewis of Hamer; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Ann Morgan & Mike of Dillon; paternal great grandparents, William & Doris Dudley of Dillon; aunt, Marilyn Pavey & Jim of Greenville, NC; uncles, Matthew Wayne Clewis and Dusty Jackson, both of Dillon. Jamie was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Lynn Jackson Clewis; great-grandparents, Arthur & Peggy Bowen of Ayden, NC. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamer officiated by Rev. Eugene Wayne Clewis directed by Cooper Funeral Home.

Local Soldier In Afghanistan

Spc. Roberick McNeil (left) of Dillon, Capt. Saddler Taylor (center) of Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacumin (right) of Charleston, all of Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, catch a breath during a two hour foot patrol in 110 degree heat in a rice field in Laghman province.

Fire Prevention Week: Smoke Alarms–A Sound You Can Live With

Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and working properly to do so. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 3-9, 2010. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 88 years.