Category: Editorials/Opinions

The editorials and opinions of the editor of The Dillon Herald and guest columnists

That’s Just Dumb

Dumb. As I wrestle with how to most clearly express my opinion on the decision to cancel next year’s S.C. Republican presidential primary, one word comes to mind: “Dumb.”

State Should Act Wisely With $250 Million Surplus

I’ll start with the good news: I recently closed the books for the fiscal year that ended June 30, and even after some additional “contingent” spending at year-end the state finished with $350 million in surplus revenues. Annual tax revenue totaled $8.8 billion, an increase of 8.6 percent over last year.

The Storms Are Coming. Are Our Rivers Ready?

The Great Pee Dee, Black, Sampit, and Waccamaw Rivers are household names for hundreds of thousands of people over the years who’ve seized opportunities and succumbed to the vulnerabilities of these massive watersheds.

An Unsung Group

There is an unsung group in Dillon County, who most may not know by name, that is working hard to improve the quality of life and the quality of health in Dillon County.

Breaking The Trend

There has been a trend at Dillon County Council meetings lately of various council members not voting when an issue is tough or not politically popular.

Sending A Message

Almost everyone can agree that economic development and bringing it to our county is important. We all want our county to progress and grow, and we want our county to wisely invest their dollars into things that can make growth happen and broaden our tax base.

The Wisdom Of Solomon

A meeting was held last Monday on the future of the Latta Library. The meeting was advertised as dealing with the following question: “Should we renovate the library or build a new library in another location?”

All Who Are Interested In The Future Of The Latta Library Should Show Up For Meeting

If you are interested in the Latta Library, you are one of the people in our community who should attend the community meeting planned for July 29th at 5:00 p.m. at the library.

A Booming Economy Means Big Things For South Carolina

About a month ago, I joined many others in Congress and our nation in celebrating National Small Business Week, where we recognized the over 30 million small businesses across the country.

It’s Time To Be Alarmed About Our Pension System Debt

A school in Colorado Springs, Colorado was shuttered. In Three Rivers, Oregon, the school board shortened the school year five days and laid off employees.