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News from the local area

Leslie McKenzie Receives Quilt Of Valor

Leslie McKenzie received the Quilt of Valor on Sunday, March 26, at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, at the morning worship service at 11:00 presented by Lorene Arnette of the Quilt of Valor Society.

Minshew Receives Quilt Of Valor

Private First-Class Carroll Gene Minshew, United States Marines, was honored and presented with the Quilt of Valor on February 26, 2023 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, surrounded by family and friends.

Bridge On SC-41 Closed For Repairs

SCDOT recently began repairs to the SC-41 bridge over the Little Pee Dee River in Dillon County as part of the agency’s Strategic 10-Year Plan to repair and replace bridges throughout South Carolina.

Big Check Presented For DHSF Auditorium Project

The big check was presented for the Dillon Historic School Foundation Auditorium Project from Frank Hursey. Hursey made a contribution of $308,000.

Former Latta Resident Is Honoree For ‘Women Who Shape The State’ Of Alabama

FLORENCE, AL – Dena Strickland Kitts, the First Lady of the University of North Alabama and a former resident of Latta, South Carolina, was recently named as one of 25 honorees for this year in the “Women Who Shape the State” program.

Jurors Called For March 20 Term Of Court

Court will convene on March 20, 2023 at the Dillon County Judicial Center with the Honorable Judge Michael Holt presiding. Jurors are to report on March 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. per Gwen T. Hyatt, Clerk of Court.

Latta Police Department Participating In National Child Safety Council’s Safetypup® Program

Latta Police Department is participating in the National Child Safety Council’s Safetypup® program for our 23rd year.

Judge Lee Casey Manning Retires

Judge Lee Casey Manning has retired from the bench after serving for 28 years.

Ghost The Repo Man Surprises Latta Residents With Free Gas

Ghost the Repo Man, a local nondenominational Pastor, recovery agent, entrepreneur, comedic social media influencer and “Good Samaritan” filled up multiple cars with gas during his surprise February 7th, 2023, free gas giveaway in Latta.

John D. Sapp, Jr. Awarded Quilt Of Valor

John D. Sapp, Jr. was awarded a Quilt Of Valor® on Tuesday, January 10th at the Robert Reed Center in Myrtle Beach.