Category: Editorials/Opinions

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

It’s Crunch Time!

As of today’s, date, August 14, 2020, September 30, 2020 is the deadline for the 2020 census survey and information collection.

Why We Fill Out The Census

This is the first in a series of articles intended to help the reader to understand the reasons for taking an active part in the 2020 Census survey and making sure that everyone in Dillon County is counted.

Don’t Always Believe What You Read On Social Media

Recently someone posted on Facebook® that our General Manager and Advertising Director Johnnie Daniels was leaving The Dillon Herald and going for a new job at the newspaper in Darlington.

Do Your Part To Stop The Spread

Almost everywhere you look, COVID-19 precautions are being advertised whether it is on social media, tv, and even your local newspaper, and there is a reason.

Senate Report: Expanding Internet Broadband

While serving on the Senate Finance Committee I voted to approve the expenditure of $1.2 billion dollars of federal Coronavirus Relief money. I am proud that our plan includes funding to expand internet broadband in South Carolina.

The Importance Of Being Prepared

Hurricane season is upon us, and this year is predicted to be an active hurricane season. With COVID-19 still on the rise and some basic supplies harder to come by, it is more important than ever to be prepared and stay prepared during this hurricane season.

Dismal Voter Turnout

While the interest was great and the enthusiasm was high to learn of the election results on Tuesday night, that same enthusiasm did not spill over into actually voting in the run-off on Tuesday.


Several things are going on right now that are worthy of reminders.

COVID-19 Brings Sunshine As Well!

Turn on the news… and it’s the main headliner. Open the newspaper… and it hogs the front page.

Exercise Your Right To Vote

Voting is important. Many people, such as women, men who didn’t own land, and African-Americans, all had to fight for the right to be able to cast a ballot. They fought so that all may have a say in how the government is run and who is running it.
It is important that people exercise their right to vote in the upcoming primary.