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John Kuhn elected Charleston GOP Chair

Former State Senator John Kuhn was elected Chairman of the Charleston County Republican Party Thursday at Orange Grove Charter School in West Ashley. The 348 convention delegates chose attorney Kuhn

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Bill to prevent local plastic bag bans advances

A state Senate bill to prevent local governments from banning single-use plastic bags and styrofoam containers advanced to the full Senate Thursday, after passing in the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. Plastic bag bans have been enacted by 15 state

Another contract awarded to clean up West Ashley

City of Charleston has awarded another contract to clean up West Ashley. It has hired Pleasant Places Landscaping of Mount Pleasant to pick up litter each week along Glenn McConnell Parkway and West Ashley Circle. Southland Landscape Corporation, a North

County recycling programs moving in different directions

The recycling programs in Charleston and Berkeley counties are moving in different directions. RePower South, a private sector firm, will soon operate the Berkeley County recycling program at the Oakley Road landfill. Charleston County’s planned recycling center in North Charleston

Lowcountry Rapid Transit is riddled with problems

The proposed Lowcountry Rapid Transit bus system from Summerville to downtown Charleston is riddled with problems. The 23 mile loop is designed to run down the medians of Highway 78 and Highway 52. There are large stretches of Highway 78

Crosstowne Church wants to be part of flooding solution

Crosstowne Church on Bees Ferry Road has been the victim of flooding multiple times since 2015. Now the West Ashley church wants to be part of the solution. Pastor Paul Rienza hosted a Town Hall meeting with Charleston City Councilman

West Ashley school board seat decided by proxy votes

The Charleston County Legislative Delegation voted by a narrow margin Monday to recommend Chris Fraser to fill the West Ashley school board seat vacated by Charleston County Register of Deeds Michael Miller. The recommendation was forwarded to Governor Henry McMaster,

Bees Ferry West Ashley Library under construction

Charleston County Public Library spokeswoman Natalie Hauff gave the James Island West Ashley James Island Business Association (WAJIBA) an update on the libraries funded by the $108.5 million referendum approved by 74% of the Charleston County voters in 2014. The

President Trump promoting healthcare reform

A day after the Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to declare Obamacare unconstitutional, President Trump said, “The GOP is going to be the party of healthcare.” A recent Gallup poll shows that rising health insurance premiums and deductibles

Firearms being stolen from unlocked West Ashley vehicles

Charleston Police Department Sergeant Richard Kennedy revealed that nine firearms have been stolen from unlocked cars in West Ashley so far in 2019. Kennedy was speaking at Charleston City Councilman Peter Shahid’s monthly Coffee and Conversation with Peter meeting at

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