There is a difference.

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

To the Editor:

I read with interest Bob Insley’s letter responding to my letter about the Georgetown County Museum. First and foremost, I was not being sarcastic or smug when I used the term “charming little city.”

Georgetown is charming, and it is little. It truly is a beautiful place to live, and I am very fortunate to be here.

But I was horrified when Mr. Insley excused the incidences I cited in my letter as “examples of events that are related to situations where people have put personality ahead of principle.”

Call me a perfectionist, but honestly, that statement is horrible.

It is not okay to ever put one’s personality ahead of the greater principle or the greater good of the community.

Anyone who takes on the role of leadership in any community has a duty to perform according to the principles he or she promised to uphold if elected.

And Mr. Insley, I have been coming to Pawleys for over 65 years, and my family owned a house we would go to every summer.

My paternal grandmother owned a bed and breakfast called ‘The Tavern” which she closed when the war broke out. Highway 17 was a dirt road and there was an apostrophe in Mr. Pawley’s named island – and Pawleys is not at all like the city of Georgetown. We are not consolidated – the county is the county and the city is ruled by the very ones you cited as putting their personalities ahead of principles.

There is a very large difference.

Finally, I would like to go on record to agree with Bob Maslowsky’s letter regarding the unfair reporting of Mr. Kevin Jayroe’s arrest and his alleged misconduct. It is sensationalism and not worthy of any newspaper, especially in Georgetown, where Mr. Jayroe’s contributions to the overall financial success of the city are large, and his good citizenship and willingness to volunteer and help out are constant.

Rennie Manning

Georgetown

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