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Hundreds of students left behind in reading intervention program

Charleston County School District (CCSD) implemented a comprehensive literacy program in January 2010 after the Post and Courier published an article stating that one in five 9th graders were reading

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Illegal aliens hurt small contractors

A former contractor told Lowcountry Source that the prevalence of illegal alien laborers is making it difficult for small contractors who play by the rules to stay in business. Her

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National Black Chamber of Commerce endorses tax cut plan

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has come out in favor of the tax cut plan which has worked its way through the House and the Senate. NBCC President

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Coastal elected officials use fear rhetoric to frame drilling issue

Charleston-area elected officials used the rhetoric of fear at a committee hearing on offshore drilling at the South Carolina House of Representatives last week. Folly Beach Mayor Tim Godwin asked

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Vocal minorities often shape public policy

  Vocal and well-funded advocacy groups have a lot of influence on public policy at the local, state and national levels. They often have a small number of advocates for

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Planting trees could be part of the drainage solution

The City of Charleston is partnering with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service on an 18-month study examining how tree-planting can reduce erosion and stormwater runoff.

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Superintendent’s evaluation procedures questionable

The results of Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait’s evaluation were shared by the School Board at its meeting Monday. Postlewait’s overall rating for the evaluation was that

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Principal shuffle creates chaos at Chicora

Lowcountry Source reported on June 25 that 19 out of the 80 schools in Charleston County School District (CCSD) would begin the 2017-2018 school year with a new principal. One

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SC House committee to discuss off-shore drilling

A bi-partisan ad-hoc committee in the South Carolina House meets Tuesday to discuss the impact of drilling for oil and natural gas off of the state’s coastline. The seven-member committee

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Griffin gives City Council a voice against New Urbanism

At 22, Harry Griffin may become the youngest person to ever serve on Charleston City Council when he is sworn in on January 23. He defeated Summer Massey in a

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