|Latta, South Carolina|
Location of Latta within South Carolina
A post office called Latta has been in operation since 1888. The town was named for the Latta family of settlers.
In April 2014, Mayor Earl Bullard fired Police Chief Crystal Moore, allegedly because Moore is lesbian. Bullard said on the telephone, "I would much rather have — and I will say this to anybody’s face — somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. … I’m not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I’m not going to see them do it with two men neither."
In June 2014, Latta residents voted in favor of changing from a "strong mayor" government to a "strong council" government. This allowed the town council to reinstate Crystal Moore as Latta’s police chief, which they did unanimously on June 28, 2014.
Latta is located at United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land. (34.338459, -79.432997). According to the
The Latta schools' mascot is the Latta Viking. In town there are 4 public schools: Latta Early Childhood Center, serving 4k-1st grade; Latta Elementary School, serving 2nd-5th grades; Latta Middle School, serving 6th-8th grades; and Latta High School, serving 9th-12th grades.
Students in 10th-12th grades have the option of going to the Dillon County applied tech. center where they can take classes in a field they may wish to work in.