Category: Opinion

Flu Shot

0 Are you getting a flu shot this year? Maybe (5%, 3 Votes) No (29%, 16 Votes) and Yes (65%, 36 Votes) Total Voters: 55

Learning From The Ordeal

0 To The Editor: I write this letter to give my opinion on how we can grow and learn from the 2017-2018 Dillon County Budget ordeal. I want to say there is no doubt in my mind the court made a decision Thursday in favor of the taxpayers of Dillon County. Through this painstaking process,…

Debt Of Gratitude

0 Editor’s Note: Richard Schafer, Chairman of the Dillon County Board of Education, is the father of Brandon Schafer. To The Editor: First off, I am thankful to the good Lord my father is ok after his accident. I have a small rant to get off my chest. I have held my tongue on this…

Poll Results: Home Economics

Do you think that today’s students still need classes such as home economics?

Your Local Newspaper: The Real Deal

0 By Jim Zachary While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say,”I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.” Real newspapers reporting real news have never been more important or more valuable to readers and communities. This week,…


Do you think you are hurricane-ready if a future event occurs?

Irma Has Passed; Time To Refocus On Our Future

Hurricane Irma has passed. South Carolina was initially in the direct path of the strongest weather event to threaten the Southeast in recorded history. It didn’t happen, and we are blessed by that. But Marlboro Electric Cooperative (“MEC”) took no chances with Irma. Our employees, Board and contractors spent the week and weekend leading up to the storm preparing for the worst – power outages, flooding, downed trees and, sadly, the possibility of loss of life.

Dillon County Was Blessed

Dillon County was very blessed that we received as little from Hurricane Irma that we did when it passed through earlier this week.

A Nation Looks Up

0 To The Editor Over the past several weeks, we in America have witnessed the depravity of fallen humanity in hostile outbursts of anger, hatred, and violence. But we have also witnessed remarkable examples of loving one’s neighbor in times of great need. Both events have captured our attention and left us confused and wondering…

Poll Results: Golf Course

Do you think the City of Dillon should purchase the golf course, instead of continuing to lease it, to enable them to have more access to grants, etc., to use for it?