Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

Lemonade Or Sour Grapes?

Ask any local citizen who has heard about the city and county possibly leasing the golf course, and one will get a number of strong opinions both in favor and against the issue.

When The Circus Comes To Town

At a public grievance hearing for the Clerk/Treasurer Ernest Barrentine, who was not reappointed in a 4-3 vote of council, Councilman Brian Mason made the statement that  he was told by a council member that this member not going to show up at the hearing for a “circus.”

The Lonely Monument

In a family plot, at an old church near Little Rock, South Carolina, there is a monument to a soldier who gave his life exactly seventy years ago this fall.  As the years go by, it is possible that less people recall the “who” or the “why”.

Newspapers Are A Doorway To The Community

In communities and towns and small cities all across South Carolina, in the sometimes out of the way places that increasingly divergent populations call home – in the place where you grew up, or where your grandparents, perhaps, once tilled the soil on the family farm – the single common denominator binding these individual places together is the local community newspaper.

Stand Up For Your Rights

It’s Sunshine Week, a week to promote open government. Since you are reading an editorial column in this newspaper, you likely care about what is going on in your community and with your government. This is a good thing and unfortunately not common enough.

Editorial: Focusing On Truancy

When one thinks of Family Court, the first thing that may come to mind is a divorce or child custody, but one of the most important issues that the Family Court handles is truancy.

EDITORIAL: Taking the Challenge, Changing the Game

Like most industries, farming constantly evolves. And just like business owners factor different variables into their profitability, farmers must weigh each opportunity and consider how it would benefit our operations.

It’s Important To Share With Those In Need

Even in the best of times, it’s important for those of us having enough to meet our own needs to share our material blessings with those who don’t.

Editorial: It Seems Pretty Simple

When Judge Paul Burch issued his order in 1992 on the dirt hauling issue, he was clear. Years later, when he issued a second order to clarify matters for the county council, he was clear again in what he expected of them.

Editorial: Spend Your Dollars In Dillon County

This sales tax free holiday weekend is Friday through Sunday, and many people will be doing their back-to-school shopping.