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Raiden Marshall Bracey

Raiden Marshall Bracey, infant son of Robin Marshall Bracey and Christina Nicole Cullipher Bracey died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

James Ray Campbell

Services for James Ray Campbell will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday at Open Door Community Church with burial in Butler-Locklear Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Cooper Funeral Home.

William F. Hobeika

William F. Hobeika, 83, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday in Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 -3:00 P.M. Sunday prior to service at the funeral home.

Magnolia Armstrong

Magnolia H. Armstrong of Dillon died July 18, 2010 at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon.

Latta Superintendent Speaks About Next Steps For District

Latta Superintendent John Kirby said at the Latta District’s next regular board meeting on August 10th, there will be discussion on what the next steps are for the Latta District now that the Dillon County Board of Education has ruled to go with the assessed valuation funding formula.

Libby’s Recipes: Novella’s Fudge Icing

This week’s recipe is for what my sister calls an “outstanding” no-cook chocolate icing. The recipe is one she got from her mother-in-law Novella Fox of Taylorsville, NC.

Ret. Staff Sgt. Foster Lafon Coward

Ret. Staff Sgt. Foster Lafon Coward, 76, of Hope Mills and a native of Latta, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Dillon County First Steps Accepting Applications For Parents As Teachers Program

Dillon County First Steps is now accepting applications of Parent As Teachers Program.

County Board Votes 5-3 To Change School Funding Formula

The Dillon County Board of Education voted 5-3 on Tuesday morning to follow a recommendation from the Dillon County legislative delegation asking the board to change the local school funding formula basing it on assessed valuation and not a per pupil basis as has been previously done.

Unemployment Rate In County Increases

Dillon County’s unemployment rate increased slightly during the month of June to 15 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from the previous month.