Category: Editorials/Opinions

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.

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.

Total Eclipse Provided Welcome Distraction

For a period of a few weeks, the news seemed like it couldn’t get any worse. North Korean military exercises triggered new fears of nuclear war. Racism and violence in Virginia shook the country.

High School Activities Bring Communities Together

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

Dillon Downtown Revitalization Members Share Vision For Downtown

We asked the members of the Dillon Downtown Revitalization Committee what their vision is for downtown Dillon. Here are the responses we received.

Own It

At a called meeting of the Dillon County Council on Friday morning, the Dillon County Council in a 4-3 vote made two big decisions.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

At the June 28th Dillon County Council meeting, Councilman Stevie Grice stated that he had not had a chance to properly review the budget and that he didn’t want the council to vote on the third reading.

A Cautionary Tale

The “public hearing” held at the Dillon County Council meeting on Wednesday, June 28th, is perhaps one of the most shameful displays of government in action that has ever been witnessed in Dillon County’s history.

Do Right

Our public officials are very important people in our lives because they make decisions that affect all of us on the local, state, and national levels. It is the job that we elect them to do on our behalf.