Pine Hill Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Pine Hill AME Church, located at 2258 Centerville Road, Latta, celebrated their 140th anniversary.

‘Miles Of Smiles’ Program Gets Donation

CareFIRST Carolina Foundation has been awarded $25,000 from the First Citizens Foundation for the new “Miles of Smiles” portable dental program.

Sprinklers Causing Highway Hazards

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reminds property owners near streets and highways to be careful about using lawn sprinklers during cold weather. Water that runs off the property and into the roadways can freeze overnight creating dangerous driving conditions.

Attorney General Issues Opinion On TERI Employees

State Attorney General Henry McMaster has issued an opinion that state employees who are participants in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive (TERI) program, and have been fired from their job, may be eligible for unemployment benefits.


A website defines ‘featherbedding’ as “the practice of hiring more workers than needed to perform a given job.” But that is not what I think of when I see the word.

Christmas Holidays Are Fraught With Fire Hazards

While it may seem Scrooge-like to think about fire hazards during the holidays, many of the activities people engage in – cooking, entertaining, and decorating – all present increased fire risks. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), candles and Christmas trees play a role in these incidents.

Pee Dee Electric Receives Award

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative of South Carolina received an award from the US Department of Agriculture/Rural Development, “For exceptional efforts in assisting Rural Economic Development in South Carolina utilizing the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs (REDLG).

Animal Shelter Tech Hired

The Dillon County Council learned recently that an Animal Shelter Tech had been hired.

Dr. Alice Grice Among Marion County Superintendent Finalists

Alice P. Grice, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of federal programs in Dillon School District Two, has been selected as a finalist by the Marion County School Board for superintendent of the county’s three school districts.