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Time limits
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Kershaw County Council made a reasonable decision earlier this week in limiting to 10 minutes the amount of time people have to speak when addressing issues during public hearings. Having the right to be heard is fundamental, and it’s important that council didn’t attempt to do away with that, but anyone who’s ever attended hearings before -- or any type of public forum, for that matter -- knows that some people can get carried away with the sound of their own voices. On most issues, and certainly on the matter of tax millage, which was being considered at the hearing, people line up on two sides, with little gray area in between.