Category: Community

Community interest news from Dillon County

ACT Scores Released

South Carolina’s 2010 public high school graduates matched last year’s performance on the ACT college entrance exam despite an increase of more than 1,100 additional test-takers, the company said. The national average was down slightly.

Bull Lee Memorial Chapel To Be Dedicated On Friday

The Bull Lee Memorial Chapel at Dillon Christian School will be dedicated on Friday, August 20th at 6:15 p.m., according to Headmaster John Davis.

School Begins! (with slide show)

Students headed back-to-school on Monday. As of press time, The Herald heard that the opening went smoothly with no major problems.

Fall Missions Fair Held (with slide show)

The WMU/Men’s Ministries Fall Mission Fair was held on Monday, August 16, 7:00 p.m., at the East Dillon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on South 16th Avenue, Dillon.

Gordon Alumni Award Scholarship

Latiffa Smith, an honors graduate of Dillon High School, has been awarded the Gordon Alumni Scholarship.

Law Enforcement Recognition Service Held At Kemper

On Sunday, August 8, Kemper Baptist Church honored Dillon County Law Enforcement with a special evening service.

Dease Is AMI Marlboro Infinity Teacher Of The Year

In the month of June 2010, Mrs. Kimberly H. Dease along with two of her coworkers traveled to Columbia, S.C. for and AMI Regional Award ceremony.
Dease was very astonished that she was selected as Teacher of the Year.
Dease is a Dillon resident and the daughter of Ann. H. Manning and Phillips M. Hamer.

Library Board Reappointments Made

Two people were reappointed to the Dillon County Library Board at a recent meeting of the Dillon County Council.

WIX Among S.C. Manufacturer Of The Year Nominees

The Salute to Manufacturing, South Carolina’s premier manufacturing recognition event honoring the state’s top small, medium and large manufacturing companies for their manufacturing excellence, economic impact, commitment to workforce development and community stewardship, has announced the 2010 nominees. Nominees and winners will be honored September 22 with a luncheon at the Radisson in Columbia. Wix Filtration of Dillon is among the Manufacturer of the Year nominees.

State Supt. Of Education Says Federal Funds Could Save Teacher Jobs In State

State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex said today that
federal funds approved by Congress on Tuesday would likely save more
than 2,000 South Carolina teachers from getting pink slips next summer.