Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

National Fire Prevention Week

This week is National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme TM, is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

A Job Well Done

If you haven’t taken a ride at night down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Dillon since the city has had the lights and sidewalk installed, then you have missed out on one of the major improvements in the City of Dillon.

Census 2020: Dillon County Gets A Second Chance To Do It Right The First Time

On Thursday evening, September 24, 2020, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the 2020 Census count must continue through October 31, 2020. That ruling was upheld and confirmed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on October 1, 2020.

Newspapers Are Important

Just a reminder, National Newspaper Week is Oct. 4-10.
National Cheeseburger Day was a recent event, and it prompted me to go out and get a cheeseburger. Newspapers are far more important to recognize, and they aren’t as fattening.

Points Of Concern On A City Issue

At the last City of Dillon council meeting, a group called the Dillon Community Alliance appeared before council to make a proposal.

What Impression Do We Make?

Last year, a website named the City of Dillon as the Most Dangerous City in South Carolina.

The Future Of The Fire Service

A Dillon County Council Public Safety committee meeting was held with the fire chiefs of the Dillon County Fire Stations, with the exception of Dillon County Station Four (Gaddy’s Mill) who did not send a representative, to discuss the budget needs for the upcoming year.

The Importance Of Being Counted

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government.

A Whole New World

You may have noticed it this week. The PDRTA (Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority) buses running throughout the county.
While this may not mean much to those of us who have vehicles to drive, it means a great deal to those who don’t have a vehicle or who can no longer drive safely.

Census 2020: Your Privacy Is Protected

A number of concerns have been stated, examples: “I don’t want to give my personal information to the 2020 Census survey because somehow that information may be used against me.”