2011 Fire Prevention Week Theme Announced

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week – Protect Your Family From Fire. Fire Prevention Week will be held October 9-15, 2011.

South Carolina Center for the Book Awards Program Nominations Now Available

The State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce the request for nominations for its awards program, which honors excellence in writing, teaching, and advocacy of the literary arts.

Coroner Says Victim Found On State Line Road Identified

The body found in the water recently on State Line Road has been identified, according to Coroner Donnie Grimsley.

Missing Boater Found Deceased After Search

A missing boater on McLaurin Lake was found deceased after a search, according to Captain Cliff Arnette of the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office.

SLED Conducting Preliminary Inquiry Into Pernell Arrest

SLED confirms that the agency is conducting a preliminary inquiry into the arrest of Douglas Pernell on a charge of breach of peace.

Annual Estimated Cost Of U.S. Crash-Related Deaths Is $41 Billion

Motor vehicle crash-related deaths in the United States resulted in an estimated $41 billion in medical and work loss costs in a year, according to state-based estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of this cost ($20.4 billion) was in 10 states, the report says.

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Awards Grants

The Eastern Carolina Community Foundation awarded two grants for a total of $20,000 during their annual meeting held earlier in May announced Susan Bankson, Executive Director.

Public Hearing Held On Redistricting Plan

A public hearing on the Dillon County redistricting plan was held on Wednesday at the Dillon County Council meeting.

Former Marine Wins Inaugural Rifle & Gun Club Military Service Rifle Match

It has been said “Once a Marine, always a Marine,” and it has also been said that “Every Marine is a rifleman.”