Welcome to the 2013 Readers' Choice special edition.
We are excited to share some great news with you about area businesses that merit being named The Best of the Best.
The winning businesses and individuals listed in this special edition can take great pride in receiving the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards because they were selected by readers who live, work and play in East Cooper.
After 25,784 tallies and 1,312 ballots and a million hours of counting, the results are in.
A complete list of this year's winners can be found inside the special edition inserted into this newspaper.
Voting took place in February 2013, and we received a great response. We had a 39 percent increase in ballots this year.
We are very proud and appreciative of our readers' responses.
We hired a third party person to count and tally the ballots. We made every effort to ensure that the final tallies are accurate and the names of the businesses are accurate and up to date. Congratulations to all our winners.
These awards are very special and we look forward to seeing them prominently displayed in their places of business.
Vickey Boyd, Publisher
A complete list of winners can be found inside this edition of the Moultrie News and online at www.MoultrieNews.com.