Category: Editorials/Opinions

Opinion: Wise Decisions By Council

The Dillon County Council made some wise decisions about economic development at their meeting held recently which was reported in Tuesday’s issue.

Editorial: We Can’t Afford To Lose Good People

On today’s front page, we have a statement from Bo McInnis who has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Board.

Editorial: Get On Board

Have you visited Niagara Falls lately? A trip to the Dillon County Recycling Center on a rainy day produces nearly the same effect.

Opinion: Make Our Visitors Feel Welcome And Appreciated

This week we have a South Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament taking place in Dillon.

Opinion: A Blueprint For Reforming Government

There’s a battle being fought in Columbia — a battle between those who want to reform state government to make it work better for the people, and a “Good Ol’ Boy” system that prefers things the way they are.

Editorial: You Decide

It’s disappointing that the Dillon County Democratic Party chair, Clarence “Sonny” McRae, didn’t think enough of your local newspaper than to hold them out of the first half of a protest hearing that could have a significant impact on the leadership of our county.

Opinion: Questions For Candidates

In a few months, South Carolinians will go to the polls to choose the men and women we want to serve us as elected officials.

Editorial: The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today

The most important thing you can do today (Tuesday, June 8th) for your county and your state is to go to the polls and exercise your right to vote.
Whether you vote for an incumbent or a newcomer, whether you vote Democrat or Republican, you should take the time to stop by the polls and do your civic duty.

Opinion: Memorial Day

There is no observance in America more somber than Memorial Day. In events held across America this Memorial Day weekend, people will gather in small villages and great cities for one purpose: to remember our war dead, pay to homage to their sacrifice and courage, and to recall the selflessness that embodies military service. Indeed, throughout Europe, Africa and the Pacific Islands, Americans and our foreign friends alike pay their respects by visiting our Nation’s many cemeteries abroad.

Opinion: Bless the Beasts And the Children

In the song Bless The Beasts and The Children performed by The Carpenters, one of the lyrics speaks about ‘children who have no voice, who have no choice’. A lot of media and social attention is given to the plight of children who live in poverty, especially in Third World countries.