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Carl Meynardie opened the Moultrie News in 1964 as a tabloid shopper when he was the publisher of the Hanahan News. He ran the little paper for eight years. In 1972 the Moultrie News was bought by Charles Diggle and J.C. Long. At the time, Diggle was publisher of several community papers. when Long died in 1987, Charles Diggle bought the Beach Company’s interest in the Moultrie News, and the Diggle family ran the paper for 11 years before selling it the Evening Post Community Publications Group.
Today the Moultrie News works tirelessly to provide the East Cooper area with quality informative reporting on local events with knowledge, perspective and compassion. To celebrate 50 years in the East Cooper community, we’re inviting businesses and residents to celebrate with us. With great community programs in 2014, our weekly “This Week in History” column in the newspaper and online, and three great events throughout the year we’re excited to celebrate our anniversary with you!
We’re excited to not only celebrate turning 50 but also to be able to give back to the community throughout our year long celebration. We are partnering with community organizations through each of our community events to help give back to the community that has been a part of the Moultrie News for 50 years. Click here to learn more about our charity partners.