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$6,000 Reward Offered for Information On The Killing Of Whooping Crane 12-04

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of a whooping crane reported by an Alabama conservation officer at Weiss Lake, in Cherokee County Ala., on Jan. 28, 2011.

Sara Khalil Accepted Into Medical School

Sara Khalil, daughter of Nabil and Mona Khalil of Dillon, has been accepted to both the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. She is presently a senior at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

Pyerian Baptist Church Group Heads Back To Haiti For Celebration

Pyerian Baptist Church of Floyd Dale is sending a group to Jacmel, Haiti in March to celebrate and help with the continuing reconstruction of earthquake ravaged Haiti.

Letter To The Editor: Is Using the Dealer for Vehicle Warranty Work a Must?

It is a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the maintenance services on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. That is not so, according to the recent consumer alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

State Fair Announces Increase In Scholarship Award

The South Carolina State Fair, an independent nonprofit organization, announced it will be increasing its annual scholarship award by $4,000 per student for its 2011 Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program.

First Bank Names Jessica Johnson Assistant Vice President

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Jessica Johnson to Assistant Vice President. Johnson joined First Bank in 1999, working previously as Branch Officer at the bank’s Main Street location in Dillon. She has 11 years of banking experience.

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.