Category: Community

Community interest news from Dillon County

Southern States Cooperative Annual Meeting Recently Held

The eighty-eighth annual stockholder’s meeting of Southern States Cooperative was held on Wednesday, November 17 at the cooperative’s Richmond, Va. headquarters. Members of Southern States’ Board of Directors, stockholders and guests were given an overview of the cooperative’s performance during fiscal 2010, which ended in June.

Two District Two Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Teacher effectiveness has become one of the most critical issues facing America’s schools today. Teaching excellence in Dillon School District Two has taken a step forward following the announcement by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) that Ashley Hardee, a 4-K Teacher at East Elementary and Dana Hayes, a PEC Teacher at South Elementary has achieved National Board Certification in 2010.

LMS Junior Honor Society Holds Canned Food Drive

The Latta Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society collected 2,096 food items during their annual Carolina/Clemson canned food drive.

Lawmakers Loosening Control Of Dillon County Schools?

For the first time since anyone can remember, Dillon County’s state legislative delegation appears willing to relinquish control of the county Board of Education.
County voters on Nov. 2 by an overwhelming margin of nearly 90 percent said they favor popular elections of the 10-member county school board. The final tally was 6,071 to 737, according to the S.C. Election Commission.

Mt. Calvary Church Family Celebrates Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, November 23rd, the members of Mount Calvary Baptist Church gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving. Each family brought dishes of food which were shared by all.

Latta School Board Meets

The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Administrative Conference Room.

Sgt. Bethea Is Guest Speak At Lake View Elementary’s Veterans Day Program

Sergeant Kenneth Bethea visited Lake View Elementary on Veterans Day to speak to the students about the importance of Veterans Day.

Cost Of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Up Slightly In 2010

Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 1.3 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Longtime Local Pastor Passes Away At Age 59

A longtime local pastor has passed away. Chris J. Bowman, 59, of Dillon, SC, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC.

Hearing Canceled

The hearing regarding County Council Chairman Macio Williamson which was scheduled for Monday, November 15th has been canceled.