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  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

Do you love the Moultrie News? Join our voluntary pay subscription list. Be a part of the Love Club!

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The Moultrie News is an important part of this community, providing a forum for those who wish to speak, celebrating the contributions of outstanding citizens and sponsoring local organizations. We are working harder than ever to bring you all the vital content that has made us your paper of choice since 1964.

In essence, the Moultrie News has archived the growth of our community. It has been the unspoken historian of East Cooper, commemorating children's academic achievements, sports victories, business openings and closings, and new development.

The Moultrie News has been the go-to publication for upcoming events, town meetings, award winning columnists and more.

We need your help to remain a viable local news source. The costs of production and delivery increase every year, so we ask you to support your community newspaper by paying a voluntary one-year subscription fee at the level of your choosing – $75, $50 or $30.

By doing this, you are “showing your love” and will be automatically entered into the Moultrie News Love Club.

“The Moultrie News is free by choice,” said publisher Vickey Boyd. “We would not have it any other way, but it is expensive to deliver over 28,000 newspapers in the East Cooper market weekly. So when my former boss mentioned a voluntary pay campaign over two years ago, I started thinking about it. He had conducted a similar campaign at a community newspaper in Florida and it went well,” she explained.

“We were planning for the 50th anniversary of the Moultrie News and I saw a natural tie-in. My thought process was 50 years/50 dollars, but of course you may donate any amount you wish.”

To participate, visit MoultrieNews.com/donate to make a secure online payment.

Make a donation and receive a free “We love East Cooper” sticker.

Everyone who joins in will have their name printed in the paper with their permission. There will also be drawings for prizes.

“I believe this is a natural fit and let me tell you why,” said Boyd. “When I am out and about in the community, I often hear 'I love the Moultrie News!' And then the person will tell me a story about how we printed their son or daughter's photo or wrote about their accomplishments or some other way we touched their lives. Then they will laugh and tell me how much they love the police blotter. Someone once told me they save the police blotter and enjoy it over dessert and coffee,” Boyd said.

“Vacation photos are usually the second feature people mention. And everyone loves Sully's Scoop.

“But there is so much more to the Moultrie News. Our new sports writer, Frankie Mansfield, is covering local sports that include athletes from our schools. He tweets and Facebooks too. Dustin Waters just joined our team. Watch for his byline. He will get in as many feature stories as possible,” she said.

“A lot of you know Sully. She is the heart and soul of the paper. Her enthusiasm is contagious. If you don't believe me go to the Moultrie News 50th Anniversary website and watch the video about our 50th Anniversary, MoultrieNews50th.com. It is worth your time. We document the history of East Cooper. We share in the tears of joy and sorrow with our readers,” said Boyd.

“We all take our jobs seriously and I believe I speak for everyone when I say we love what we do.”

If I had to sum up what we do in just one sentence it would be that we celebrate East Cooper.

We print the news you cannot get anywhere else – your community news delivered to your doorstep weekly.

And that is why we ask that you consider a voluntary payment to show the Moultrie News the love.

If you join our “love club” you will receive a sticker and get your name printed in the paper. We plan to take photos of the “We love East Cooper” stickers and print them in the newspaper. We will start a contest online for people to report where they see the stickers. And we will invite people to send in photos.

If you have questions regarding the Voluntary Pay Program, call our office at 843-849-1778. Mail your checks to Moultrie News, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, S.C. 29403.

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