Category: Editorials/Opinions

Newsprint Tariff Will Be Detrimental To Newspapers

There are two things you need to know about newspapers.
Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been.

Election Time

Election time is just around the corner.

When Local Businesses Thrive, So Does The Community

If you’ve got shopping to do, the national “big-box” and ecommerce retailers can seem like an appealing option. They’re often located close to the Interstate.

Small Newspapers Make A Big Difference

Of the many factors that contribute to a community’s quality of life, one that’s often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.

Dominion Energy And SCE&G: Building A Better Future For South Carolina

The proposed partnership between South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and its parent company, SCANA, with Dominion Energy would benefit all South Carolinians.

Dillon County Needs Professional Economic Development Director

Dillon County Economic Development Director Tonny McNeil resigned last week, and the county began advertising for a replacement; however, instead of advertising for an Economic Development Director, the county is advertising for an Economic Development Project Manager.

Four Rules To Save The NFL

Nobody loves the Redskins more than I do. However I was forced this year of 2017 to choose, or not choose, to support a league whose employees kick, throw, and run around a ball made of pigskin making millions of dollars while disrespecting our tradition of honoring our servicemen, our policeman, and especially our Nation’s Flag and what it represents to so many of us.

Exempting Non- Profits From FOIA

There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but… and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent.

Your Local Newspaper: The Real Deal

+12 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,…

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.