Commending Donna Mahn
I am writing regarding the issue of Voter ID and to commend Donna Mahn on her leadership.
I recently attended the Georgetown County Republican Women’s Meeting
where Donna Mahn, Georgetown County election commissioner, attended as
She spoke about topics such as voter ID, absentee ballots, registering to vote, and poll worker training.
With regard to absentee ballots, she told those in attendance that we
need to spread the word that absentee ballots are counted just like any
In fact, because they are in the election office first, they are counted first at 7 p.m. when the polls close.
She counts them. You can call the office to arrange to get an absentee ballot mailed to your home.
She also spoke about how she has contacted the Georgetown County League
of Women Voters and ministers of various churches to have them
coordinate a time when they can arrange transportation to the Election
Office on Hazard Street to have their pictures taken so they have a
She stated that if you have a voter registration card, and she has a
record of you voting previously or another form of ID that she would be
able to take your picture and give you a photo ID. It is as easy as
With regard to registering to vote, the last day to register is Oct 6, 2012 to vote in the November Election.
And they are presently scheduling training classes for those who are interested in working the Polls on Election Day.
With the Election office trying to go above and beyond to help everyone
get a photo ID, I don’t understand why there are so many against this.
Having a photo ID makes the voting process so much easier for all involved.
We can then guarantee that there is no fraud in voting.
I urge the League of Women Voters and all the ministers to contact Donna Mahn and get this program going.
If you are against this policy, my only conclusion could be that you don’t care about fraud in voting.
I live in Georgetown, just a mile or so down the road from my Walmart SuperCenter. It is there every day, sometimes twice a day, that another truckload arrives, filled with plastic crap from Communist China — all made by slave (yes, slave) labor.
It is there where another young Georgetown citizen, about every week, gets a chance to work — maybe thirty hours, a small increment over minimum wage, with little if any possibility for real advancement.
Georgetown, what a great place; I just don’t understand how it is that another retail business seems to permanently close its doors every month.
Any reader taking note of the 900 block of Front Street will see a third or more of those storefronts empty, with little hope of much progress toward filling them.
An empty building, by the way, means no profit for the city Utilities Department, and greatly reduced tax revenue.
Add a hundred jobs, and then take away a hundred and fifty. I am told that such is progress, and by Gosh, the Neck ought to embrace it.
Waccamaw Neck, my advice to you is to get over your objections. And to the affluent retirees, living the good life in your gated communities on the Neck, your grandchildren will need a job one day — Walmart will be there.
Otherwise, how are they going to make the down payment on that two-bedroom single-wide that by that time will be their ideal?
Boy, when the Walton family looks out at America, they must be laughing all the way to the bank. Only the Chinese Communist rulers, destroying American jobs and buying American debt by the trillions, are laughing louder!
Barry A. Price
Hey there Georgetown … have a concern … or a suggestion as it may be.
Recently while driving around the county I have noticed badly damaged or not "kept up" historical information signs.
We have all seen them, the large square silver ones with the black letters.
Wouldn't it make better sense to have these signs moved and placed around downtown where the tourists are, such as the grounds of the Kaminski House for a suggestion?
I personally think they would actually get used at a site such as this versus being passed by at 70 miles per hour on Highway 17.
Thanks for your time. Hopefully this letter will get people noticing how bad the signs are in repair and maintenance and how out of date the locations of them are.
Mojo develops Walmart compromise
I could hear the familiar tap, tap, tap of Mojo diligently working at the ancient Royal typewriter I inherited from my father. Soon Mojo dropped a piece of paper in my lap.
Compromise Agreement Between Walmart, Sunbelt Ventures and Georgetown County (Designed to offer Walmart a new business model while protecting community interests.)
1. Walmart agrees to limit the size of its Pawleys Island store to the 45,000 square footage required for stores fronting Highway 17. Thus creating a mini-Walmart, henceforth known as Palmart.
2. Palmart will pay all employees a living wage plus full benefits.
3. Lots for affordable housing set aside by the developer will adhere to county regulations, i.e. they will not be “postage stamp” size.
4. The developer will set aside a portion of the property as the “Palmart Pavilion” so that area shoppers can take a break and listen or shag to beach music.
5. The architecture of the Palmart store and other stores that come into the Palmart Plaza will be in a low country style.
6. A task force including representatives of Walmart, neighborhood associations, area businesses, etc. will monitor the first two years of the PalMart experiment as a way of fostering cooperation among all impacted parties.
Mojo looked up at me. “What do you think?” “Well Mojo, if folks buy into this, we will be at the grand opening. In fact, they may even have you bite the ribbon.”
The Rev. Dr. Jim Watkins and Mojo
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