Category: Government News

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

Dilmar Buildings, Other Business Taken Up At City Council Meeting

Several matters were discussed at the Dillon City Council’s May meeting.

Latta Police Department Participating In Safety Council’s Safetypup Program

The Latta Police Department is participating in the National Child Safety Council’s Safetypup® Program again this year. The program promotes the importance of staying safe and drug free, and will reach children ages five through twelve throughout the Latta area.

County Council News Briefs

A round-up of news from the Dillon County Council.

County Council Redistricting Map In Thursday’s Issue

In Thursday’s issue, the current county council district map along with the proposed county council redistricting map in a large color version. A front page story and detailed census numbers by district also appear in this issue.

Senator Elliott Discusses State Budget

South Carolina Senate Finance Committee passed out the fiscal year 2011-2012 state budget on Thursday. Senator Dick Elliott released the following statement and summary of budget items affecting the state and Horry, Dillon, Marion and Marlboro Counties.

Rep. Hayes Talks About Redistricting

If you peek into the offices of House members, you will likely see maps of our legislative districts spread across our desks. The process of redistricting, that legislative rite of passage that takes place every ten years, has just begun. Using data from the 2010 U.S. Census Count, legislators are discussing ways to change the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts to make sure voters are not overrepresented or underrepresented.

Dillon City Council Meets

Several matters were discussed at the Dillon City Council meeting.

Washington, Manning Win City Council Seats

Turnout was extremely low in the two races for the Dillon City Council on Tuesday with just a little over 10 percent of the voters casting ballots. James “Bobie” Washington won District One. Connie L. Manning won District Two.

Dillon City Council Discusses Several Matters

Several different matters were discussed at the Dillon City Council meeting held recently.

Two File For Election In Lake View

The Town of Lake View’s filing for the upcoming council election has closed. Two council seats were up.