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Summerville Mayor values citizen input

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson challenged incumbent Bill Collins in 2015 because he wanted more transparency in town government and more citizen involvement. The Town of Summerville staff now reports directly

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WA Revitalization Commission seeks citizen involvement

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission met for the first time since November on Thursday evening. Commission Chairman Peter Shahid, a Charleston City Councilman who represents West Ashley, expressed a goal

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WA Revitalization Commission set to meet Thurs.

The 19-member West Ashley Revitalization Commission has a meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 19 at 5 pm at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway. It is the third

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Loftis critical of state pension panel

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis was critical of recommendations made by the legislative Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review. The 12-member House and Senate panel was tasked with shoring up

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Developer asked to remove artificial turf at The Ashley apartments

The City of Charleston Design Review Board denied a request after the fact to allow artificial turf which had already been installed at The Ashley, a 174-unit apartment complex on

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West Ashley Master Plan hits a snag

The Charleston City Council Ways and Means Committee, tasked with managing the city’s budget, voted 9-4 against a contract to pay consulting firm Dover, Kohl and Partners $500,000 to facilitate

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First domino falls related to Harrell probe

State Representative Jim Merrill was indicted December 14 on 30 counts of ethics and misconduct violations. He was immediately suspended from his House seat, which includes Daniel Island and parts

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New West Ashley library behind schedule

Charleston County voters approved a $108 Million referendum in 2014 to build five new libraries and renovate 13 existing libraries by a 3-to-1 margin. Two years later, the projects have

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SC Senate takes away bill blocking tactic

The South Carolina General Assembly met for an organizational meeting yesterday, The headline story was that 85-year-old Florence Republican Hugh Leatherman was re-elected as Senate President. Perhaps a larger story

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West Ashley intersection improvements underway

Outgoing Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon says the first project she pursued upon taking office in 2005 was upgrading the intersection of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Ashley River Road, which

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