Long before The Carolina Ledger began in 2011, political junkies across the spectrum in South Carolina condemned the state’s tradition of conducting political business in secret.
So, in 2010, I decided to be a part of pulling back the curtain of South Carolina politics by providing context on how tax dollars are spent and by analyzing the reasons why.
Together, we explored—
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But I won’t be writing about this anymore. At least, not for a little while. I’ll be closing The Carolina Ledger on October 15. No new articles will be added between now and then.
I’ve been battling severe multifactorial Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 2011. Some years have been better than others. This hasn’t been one of them.
But that’s okay, because after a short break, I plan to keep writing and editing—hopefully under luxuriously long deadlines. Actually, I don’t yet know exactly what the next step will look like.
I do know, however, that the state’s informed electorate has ready access to alternative media sources and to a daily press corp that is committed to bringing you the story despite the challenging (if rewarding) nature of reporting.
I’m thankful and humbled to have been able to write about the state’s most pressing issues for the past seven-plus years. I’m grateful for the support of my friends and family, and to the Ledger’s growing readership. I know you care as much as I do about making South Carolina a better, freer place to live.
Join me in a look back at the top eight stories The Carolina Ledger covered in eight years.
Jessica Cross lives and writes in the Columbia area. Connect with her on Twitter @jacrosssc.