Public officials are often criticized for their actions – or lack thereof in some cases.
Sometimes the criticism is justified. Sometimes it is not.
A recent proposal from the county’s personnel committee recommending a $1,000 raise for each of the seven members of Barnwell County Council sparked an outburst of comments on Facebook after we reported about the proposal in our Feb. 7 edition.
During last week’s regular county council meeting, Councilman Harold Buckmon asked his fellow councilmen an important question. “Do you think this is the right time?”