Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

Good Samaritans

The parable of the Good Samaritan undoubtedly is one of the most well-known of all the parables used by Jesus to illustrate a moral lesson on principles of truth.

Judge Dolphus Carter, Jr.: The Quiet Man With The Strong Voice

Arguably and definitely, to my estimation, one of the most accomplished, influential, and civic-minded African-Americans in our locale is Mr. Dolphus Carter.  

Celebrating Living Local Legends: Rev. Mother Louise Graham Moultrie

Usually during this time of year our focus is on deceased African Americans, who are considered to be historic figures, due to their achievements and contributions to the advancement of the black community, as well as the nation as a whole.

A Tribute To  Bill Coward

In last Thursday’s Dillon Herald, I read with great interest an article written by one of my fellow writers, Bishop Michael Goings. Mr. Goings did a fantastic piece on a man I considered to be one of my heroes in life, the late Bill Coward.

Dr. Ben Bernanke: A Profile Of Greatness

Undoubtedly the most famous and prominent individual with family roots in Dillon is Dr. Ben Bernanke, the very astute and accomplished Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The Last Christmas

When I was growing up in Newtown, the time beginning with Thanksgiving and extending through Christmas into the New Year was the most anticipated and joyous time of the year

Selisa Scott Is A Voice For Many Parents

Dear Editor:
I am writing about the article written by Bishop Michael Goings “An Unsung Hero with Unswerving Valor.”

An Unsung Hero With Unswerving Valor

In the annals of human history and from the dawn of time, there have been people who were classified as heroes or heroines.  These often time very ordinary people were catapulted on the spare of the moment into the crucibles and were able through their courage and sacrifice to do extraordinary things.

A Push For Patriotism

In the sixties, Mr. Herbert Crawford, in his usual fashion, would traverse the grounds of Gordon Elementary School.  

Amen To Good Manners Commentary

I want  to shout  out a big AMEN in response to Bishop Michael Goings’ commentary  in the paper. He said it all when it comes to manners and respect.