The decline in tobacco use has let the air out of the Mullins economy. The entire Marion County economy has also been hobbled by a number of industrial closings as well. It saddens me. My Dad was from Marion and my grandmother taught at Mullins High School for many years.Bishopville and Mullins are shadows of what they once were. Bishopville was a busy little town back in the late 60s and into the 70s when I was young. Now it is pretty much nothing.