Williams Graduates Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Sandra K. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Local Soldier In Afghanistan

Spc. Roberick McNeil (left) of Dillon, Capt. Saddler Taylor (center) of Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacumin (right) of Charleston, all of Security Force, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, catch a breath during a two hour foot patrol in 110 degree heat in a rice field in Laghman province.

Fire Prevention Week: Smoke Alarms–A Sound You Can Live With

Smoke alarms save lives, and can cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. However, smoke alarms must be installed, maintained and working properly to do so. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 3-9, 2010. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 88 years.

Census Bureau Reports Hispanic-Owned Businesses Increase at More Than Double the National Rate

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States increased by 43.7 percent to 2.3 million, more than twice the national rate of 18.0 percent between 2002 and 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. About 45.8 percent of all Hispanic-owned businesses were owned by people of Mexican origin.

Everybody Has A Story

Everybody has a story although most would probably disagree his or her life experiences would be worthy of being recorded.

Health Educator Speaks To Girl Scout Troop

Recently, Brenda Altman, RN, Educator at McLeod Dillon, taught First Aid and CPR to Girl Scout Troop #228.

Oak Grove Fire Station Builds Training Center

The Dillon County Station Nine Fire Department in Oak Grove has built a training center.

Partnership Board Officers Announced

The Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Board recently held its first meeting at First Citizens Bank.

Trico Water Company Judged State’s Best Tasting Drinking Water, Again!

The South Carolina Rural Water Association (SCRWA) has announced the best-tasting drinking water in South Carolina.