‘This is democracy in action:’ 1,000+ show up to fire Tri-County Electric’s board

More than 1,000 customers showed up Saturday morning for a vote on whether to fire Tri-County Electric Cooperative's board. Records showed the board members had spent thousands on committee meetings and bonuses.
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More than 1,000 customers showed up Saturday morning for a vote on whether to fire Tri-County Electric Cooperative's board. Records showed the board members had spent thousands on committee meetings and bonuses.

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.