SCFC Asks Residents To Postpone Weekend Outdoor Burning

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is asking residents statewide to postpone outdoor burning for the next 72 hrs (the Presidents’ Day weekend). Predicted weather conditions of low relative humidity, no rain, and high winds will make debris burns hard to contain, increasing the chance for wildfire.

This Week In The Dillon County Shopper…

In this week’s issue of The Dillon County Shopper, you will find articles on the following.

State Library Hosts Smithsonian Poster Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has joined the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves to dramatically increase access to the themes and content in its national initiative Choosing to Participate with a set of posters designed to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect and participation in classrooms and communities. This poster exhibit is currently on display at the SC State Library located at 1500 Senate Street in Columbia.

Dillon County’s First African-American Deputy Dies

Earlia Ray Vanderhall, the first African-American deputy to work for the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at McLeod Medical Center, Dillon.

NFPA Launches ‘Voice of Sparky’ Contest

March 18 marks the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog®, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who has been teaching children, parents and teachers on fire prevention and public safety for the past six decades. To kick-off this year-long celebration, today, the NFPA is launching a “Voice of Sparky” contest to find one special firefighter to be the voice behind this iconic Dalmatian spokesdog.

Study Shows Libraries As Crucial Link For Jobs And State Services

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Based on new state research as part of a national report, South Carolina’s public libraries are utilized today as resources for workforce and economic development, and as the crucial link to essential electronic government (e-government) services.

Man Killed In Wreck

A man was killed in a wreck at Pearlie Road and Gaddy’s Mill Road about 5:22 a.m. on Monday.

Vision Educational Center Continues The Legacy Of Dr. Carter G. Woodson: ‘The Torch Is Ours’

February marks what is known as Black History Month. The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history, recognized that the history of African Americans was being ignored and misrepresented.

Area News Briefs

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