Category: Community

Community interest news from Dillon County

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.

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.

First Bank Names Shannon Bryant Branch Officer

First Bank recently announced the promotion of Shannon Bryant to Branch Officer at its Dillon location. Bryant joined First Bank in 2008, working as Head Teller.

Rev. Lonnie Alford Retires After 30 Years Of Educating Young Minds

Rev. Lonnie H. Alford, affectionately known in Riverdale, Newtown and the Skillet communities as “L.H.”, has retired after 30 years of educating young minds.

Piggly Wiggly Celebrating Grand Opening

Piggly Wiggly #155 is celebrating the grand opening of their store in Dillon at 1420 Highway 301 South, Dillon.

McCoy Chapel UMC Celebrates Ushers Anniversary

McCoy Chapel U. M. Church 9th Ushers’ Anniversary was held on Sunday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m.

College News

News about local students attending various colleges.

Lake View, Dillon Districts To Consolidate

The Dillon District Two Board of Education voted on Wednesday to consolidate the Lake View and Dillon School Districts.

Local Schools Earn Palmetto Silver Awards

Lake View Elementary School, Stewart Heights Elementary School, and Latta Elementary School have all won Palmetto Silver Awards for general performance, according to the S.C. Department of Education.