Category: Opinion

Editorials and opinions from the editor of The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC, guest columns, and letters to the editor

…And Beyond: Dog Days

So far, this summer is redefining and extending the term “dog days”–at least 10 days in June with temps over 90 and more than that already in July. What better excuse to break out of my blogger’s doldrums as long as the AC around my computer is working. Our shallow well water supply went on the blink two hours after we got home Friday from a happy week with the kids and grand kids.

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.

Letter To The Editor: A True Crime

The sight was a shock. How short sighted can we be? I had to write a letter to protest the mutilation of the two rare and priceless live oak trees on Jackson Street beside the hospital in Dillon.

Letter: What Do Six No’s Mean To You?

As a high school graduate of New York, we learned what NO meant. In the dictionary, it means: None, not one, a denial, a negative vote.

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.

Letter To Editor: Published June 17, 2010

0 Dillon County Has Gained Ground In Federal Dollars Set Here To The Editor: The US Department of Veterans Affairs has recently released the annual report of Federal dollars disbursed to Veterans/Widows/Dependents by State and County for Fiscal Year 2009. Again, Dillon County has gained ground in federal (immediately disposable) dollars being sent into Dillon…

Letters To Editor: Published 6-15

0 Thanks Delegation To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank the Dillon County Delegation for their continuing support of the Town of Latta. At any time, when Senator Williams and Representative Hayes are contacted for their support, they willingly and quickly come forward to assist us.  They work as partners; therefore, more can…

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.