Articles in Editorials
If you want to find out how long it takes for a publicly funded Emergency Medical Services crew to respond to a call in South Carolina, forget it. It’s secret.
An obscure state law, passed some years ago at the request of DHEC, casts a blanket of secrecy over all EMS information.
Normally it would be cause for celebration if a governmental body actually spent less than its budgeted amount. There are times, though, as in the current situation with Oconee County, that the magnitude of such an unusual occurrence is cause for concern.