Category: Blogs & Columns

A collection of blogs and miscellaneous columns for The Dillon Herald website and/or The Dillon Herald newspaper including Sundry Thoughts by Sarah Stubbs, American Muscle Cars by James Bryant, Planter’s Row from Clemson Extension Service, and much more.

S.C. History: The Charleston-Hamburg Line

On October 2, 1833, workers for the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company (SCC&RR) completed a 136-mile railroad from Charleston to Hamburg.

How To Deal With Scam Calls

0 Some scammers just don’t quit. They’ve called you on multiple occasions pitching you the same message after you have repeatedly asked to be put on the do-not-call list. You’ve tried blocking them, but they call from all sorts of different numbers! What can you do? According to BBB Scam Tracker, over 5,700 scams involving…

National Grandparents Day

The Sunday after Labor Day we have an opportunity to “Do Something Grand.” That’s when our country observes National Grandparents Day.

Your Health: Fall Food Safety

During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.

Your Health: Back-To-School Health And Safety

Transitioning from summer months to the school year can be challenging for both children and parents. However, taking a few simple steps can ensure a healthy and productive start to your child’s school year.

Sundry Thoughts: Special Love

I never knew my paternal grandparents. My grandfather died before I was born, and my grandmother died when I was two years old.

…And Justice For All: October

There are several updates and issues that I would like to discuss in this month’s column.

…And Justice For All with Chief David Lane

I would like to thank you for all of the congratulations, cards, phone calls and Facebook messages.  There will be many challenges ahead; however, I will do my best for the citizens of the Dillon.  

Planter’s Row: Colorful Produce

This summer brought a beautiful array of fresh produce to the dinner tables.  Our produce might be from our own efforts at gardening or you may have bought them at the grocery store or farmers market; whatever the case may be, the benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables is immense.  

Planter’s Row: Weeds In The Garden

Weeds compete with vegetables for water, nutrients and light, making it important for them to be removed before they have matured.