Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

Op-Ed: Courage And A $20 Tape Recorder

I got a call from a school board member recently asking what to do when her board goes into executive session and then talks about things that cannot legally be discussed there.

Editorial: County Council Did The Right Thing

The Dillon County Council was right last week when a majority of its members decided not to go along with a resolution in support of I-73.

Editorial: ‘You’ve Got Jury Duty’

“You’ve got jury duty.” It’s four words that most of us are not anxious to hear. Not many people are anxious to spend their week in service to the court system when we all have other things that we need to do.

Editorial: Volunteer This Year

This week is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers and their service are extremely important in our community.

Editorial: Make The Time To Vote

The City of Dillon has a council election on Tuesday with two seats with opposition.

Editorial: Positive Things

Every now and again, it’s good to be reminded of some of the positive things that are happening in Dillon County. Lately, we have had our share of positive news. Let’s review some of it.

Editorial: Openess And Understanding

In Thursday’s paper, we reported that the Town of Latta had approved a resolution to implement a two percent hospitality tax and a three percent accommodations tax that they had passed in 2008.

Opinion: Government Transparency

It was three years ago this month that I unveiled the state’s first Transparency Web site, giving taxpayers a central site to view itemized expenditures for state agencies. The idea was simple: People work hard for their money, and they deserve easy, click-of-a-mouse access to details about how government uses their tax dollars.

Editorial: Habitual Offenders

The Herald has heard numerous complaints lately from residents in the City of Dillon about dogs running loose and in some cases terrorizing entire neighborhoods. A citizen appeared before the Dillon City Council last month to make a complaint about dogs running loose.

Editorial: A Good Place To Start

At a recent Dillon City Council meeting, a citizen made a complaint about litter. His complaint specifically dealt with those people who are hired to clean someone’s property and accomplish their work by blowing leaves, debris, and other trash onto someone else’s property rather than picking it up and disposing of it properly.