Chamber president fires back at Charleston columnist

Brad Dean speaking at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting on June 3.

Brad Dean has responded to criticism in a May 28 column in the Charleston Post and Courier by penning his own column in the paper.

Brian Hicks wrote last week on the area's response to the violence over Memorial Day weekend and said that Dean's statement, in part, made area officials look like "look like a bunch of insensitive bozos."

In a column published today Dean defends his statement.

You can read Dean's response here and the original column by Hicks here.