Category: News

Alden Okoh-Aduako Awared National Merit Scholarship

+18 Darlington, SC – Trinity Collegiate Alden Okoh-Aduako, a student at Trinity Collegiate School, has been announced as a winner of the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alden is the son of…

VFW National Day Of Service

+26 VFW NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE:  On 5/21/2024, the Dillon VFW Post was at Veterans Village in Florence to visit with local Veterans at this State Veterans Home.  Post members met with 6 area Veterans and gave them a ballcap marked with their individual branch of service.  In this case, it was 5 Army hats…

Latta Community Gets New U-Haul Dealer at J&H Truck Service

+2 Contributed Story U-Haul Co. of South Carolina, Inc. is pleased to announce that J&H Truck Service and auto repair signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Latta community. J&H Truck Service at 106 Westover Road will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for…

The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian Ad Litem Program Offered

+24 Dillon County, South Carolina, May 21, 2024 — The Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program, a division of the South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy, is offering free online training to those interested in becoming a volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Dillon County. GALs advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children…

Detective Troy Jones Receives “Top Shot” Award

+6 Contributed Story Join Sheriff Hamilton in congratulating Detective Troy Jones on being the recipient of the “Top Shot” award for the Spring 2024 firearms qualification. Detective Jones had the highest qualification score of all Deputies. Sheriff Hamilton implemented this award which will award the “Top Shot” in the Spring and in the Fall of…

Mayor McColl Signs “Save Our Pets Week” Proclamation

+4 Contributed Story Dillon Mayor Tally McColl, along with Sheriff Jamie Hamilton, Dillon County Councilman Robbie Coward, and Mary McDaniel with the Humane Society of Dillon County have joined forces to assist Dillon County citizens with the rising costs of feeding their pets. Through the Humane Society’s alliance with the Humane Society of South Carolina…

Former City of Dillon Mayor Arrested

+23 By Vickie Rogers Former City of Dillon Mayor John Corey Jackson was arrested Wednesday, May 22, 2024 on charges for probation violation. Jackson entered a plea in August, 2023 during a hearing for communicating obscene messages to another person without consent and forgery. Jackson was sentenced to three years, suspended to probation. He had…

Memorial Day Ceremony Held At Veterans Square

+17 By Vickie Rogers The Memorial Day Ceremony  was held Monday, May 27th at Veterans Square. Veteran Thom Thompson welcomed attendees followed by the Dillon High JROTC posting the colors under the direction of Army Major Rodney Bunyan and Army Sergeant First Class Randy Gray. Invocation-Rev. Roscoe Oxendine of Melody Land Faith Chapel in Little…

“Meet The Candidates” Town Hall Held At The Dillon County Theatre

+9 By Vickie Rogers “Getting To Know Dillon” held a “Meet the Candidates Town Hall” on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at The Dillon County Theatre, 114 N. MacArthur Avenue, Dillon at 5:30 p.m. All candidates for the June 11, 2024 primary were invited. This event was hosted by Cedric Page. Refreshments were served at Dillon…

Dillon County Veterans of the Year Organization tribute to the Distinguished Deceased Veteran of the Year

+57 DISTINGUISHED DECEASED VETERAN, VERNON “BO” LANE WHO SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN TWO WARS TO BE HONORED ON MEMORIAL DAY IN DILLON COUNTY    THOSE WHO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF WAR DESERVE OUR PRAISE AND THANKS.  TO FIND SOMEONE WHO ONCE SERVED IN HARMS WAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND THEN RETURNED TWO DECADES…