MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) I wasn't a fan of Nikki Haley when she was running for Governor and she has only reinforced my opinion with her actions since taking office. However, the Governor surprised me recently by doing something, well, smart.
Consider This: Governor Haley has issued an executive order that the Town of Atlantic Beach hold a new election on May 22nd. As part of the order the Horry County Election Commission and the SC Election Commission will supervise the new election for mayor and two at-large Town Council seats.
Dysfunctional is the nicest word I can use on-air to describe Atlantic Beach government. Having the state and county step in should result in an election that is managed correctly.
However, I will wager that the loser – and maybe the winner – in the election will challenge the results. Hopefully I am wrong, because the people who live in Atlantic Beach deserve better.