Category: Government News

News from the municipal, county, and state levels of government related to Dillon County, SC


Mayor Dennis Townsend welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with prayer.

Four People Seeking Election To Latta Town Council

Four people have filed to run for the unexpired Latta Town Council terms left vacant by the resignations of Councilman Joe Williamson and Councilman Robert McIntyre.

County Council Votes To Turn Over Recreation Program To City

In a 5-1 vote, the Dillon County Council agreed to turn over the recreation program to the City of Dillon, but with much different terms than originally proposed.

Attorney For Latta Mayoral Candidate Files Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Writ Of Mandamus On Election

The Dillon Herald has learned that this afternoon (Friday, August 26), Teresa Mason’s attorney, Tommy Morgan, has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and petition for a writ of mandamus in regards to the mayor’s election in Latta.

County Council Agrees To Sell Two Acres Of Property To Dollar General

The Dillon County Council agreed at their meeting on Tuesday to sell two acres of property to Dollar General.

Opportunity In The Area West Of Dillon Noted

City of Dillon Mayor Pro-Tem Phil Wallace spoke about the opportunity in the area west of Dillon and the rebuilding of downtown Dillon in his report at Thursday’s Dillon City Council meeting.

Filing For Special Election In Latta Ends On August 26

The special election for two council seats for the Town of Latta will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

VIDEO: Dillon County Council Recreation Forum

VIDEO: Dillon County Council Recreation Forum: A Dillon County Council meeting to discuss the recreation situation and other matters was scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday; however, only Councilman Stevie Grice (in person) and Chairman T.F. “Buzzy” Finklea (by phone) were present for the meeting. Since there was no quorum present and a meeting could not take place, a public forum was held to allow concerned parties in attendance a chance to voice their opinions.

VIDEO: City Of Dillon August 11, 2022 Council Meeting

VIDEO: City Of Dillon August 11, 2022 Council Meeting: Several items were taken up at this meeting including murals for the downtown area, progress in the downtown area, the football program, the new elementary school and more.

Latta Mayoral Candidate’s Attorney Warns Of Legal Action If Election Proceeds As Voted On By Council

Tommy Morgan of Smith Robinson Holler DuBose and Morgan, LLC, the attorney for Latta mayoral candidate Teresa Mason, has sent a letter addressed to the Latta Town Mayor, members of the Latta Town Council, and the Latta Town Administrator advising them if the election proceeds in the format as the Latta Town Council voted that legal action will be taken.