Category: Community

Community interest news from Dillon County

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.

First Bank Celebrates 75 Years of Community Banking

August 2010 will mark First Bank’s 75th year of operation. The bank was founded in 1935 as Bank of Montgomery and changed its name to First Bank in 1985 as it began to offer services outside of Montgomery County. What has not changed, however, is First Bank’s presence as a safe, secure and trusted partner in the communities it serves. As a result, First Bank has grown to become one of the most well respected financial institutions in the nation.

Ebenezer Celebrates 130 Years of Service

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Clio, will celebrate their Annual Homecoming and 130th Church Anniversary on Sunday, August 22nd.

New Administrative Team In Place At Gordon Elementary

A new administrative team is in place at Gordon Elementary School, and they are ready and eager to have a productive and successful school year.

DHS Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

The South Carolina Department of Education has announced 102 new recipients of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships, a program that promotes academic excellence using federal funds.

Dillon School District Two Releases Revised Discipline Code Book

As we prepare to begin the 2010-2011 school year on August 16, Dillon School District Two is informing all students in grades 4-12 and their parents of the revised Discipline Code Book.

Latta FFA Team Headed To National Finals

Latta FFA members Sarah Lane, Caleb Coleman, Kristen Herring and Doug Bowman will represent South Carolina in the National FFA Farm Business Management Finals to be held during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the SC FFA organization.

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.

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.