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McCoy legislation battles James Island overdevelopment

James Islanders have had it with recent high density development such as The Standard apartments on Maybank Highway, The Core apartments being built next to the Standard, and the proposed

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Former West Ashley School converting to an office complex

The former Albemarle Elementary School at 720 Magnolia Rd., built in 1957, is re-opening as an office complex called The School House. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Wed. at

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Grooms: I-526 funding not in jeopardy

State Senator Larry Grooms, who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, told a West Ashley Republican group this week at Easterby’s restaurant that the $420 Million allocated for the completion of

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Residents concerned about flooding, traffic in proposed West Ashley Circle development

More than 100 residents, mostly from subdivisions along the flood-prone Church Creek Drainage Basin, attended a presentation by Rivers Enterprises about a proposed development outside  West Ashley Circle across Bees

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Sandy Senn wants Charleston County to get fair share of gas tax funds

State Senator Sandy Senn, who represents most of West Ashley and James Island and parts of Johns Island and Dorchester County, says that she will not support the proposed 12

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Flood zone maps being revised

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of revising flood-zone risk maps for Charleston County. At a Tues. workshop at C.E. Williams Middle School, Charleston County employees

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Rally against gas tax increase set for Capitol

Conservative group Americans For Prosperity – South Carolina is sponsoring a rally in opposition to a proposed increase in the state’s 16 cents per gallon fuels tax Tues. at 1:30

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Charleston poised to join Top 10 in sales tax rate

Charleston retailers were recently advised by the South Carolina Dept. of Revenue that the sales tax rate will rise from 8.5% to 9.0% effective May 1, 2017. That elevates Charleston

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West Ashley planning workshops set

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) held its monthly meeting Wed. at the Emanu-El Synagogue in the Park Shore 3 subdivision. The focus of the meeting was announcing a series

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Summerville Mayor extends forum to Facebook

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson does monthly public forums the Wed. before the second Thursday Town Council meetings. While he addresses a live audience at Summerville Town Hall, he also broadcasts

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