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West Ashley businesses supporting special needs school

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, the only South Carolina charter school for special needs students, nearly closed its doors during the summer due to financial difficulties. West Ashley businesses and

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Recycling changes coming to Berkeley County

Berkeley County has a change in its recycling program scheduled to take effect Thursday, September 1. The monthly subscription fee for curbside recycling is increasing from $2.60 to $15.00, based

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Charleston Area Justice Ministry aims to protect against wage theft

A large contingent of the nonprofit organization Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) attended the Charleston County Council Finance Committee meeting Thursday, August 18. The mission statement of this faith based

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Bike lane financing decision deferred

Charleston County Council’s Finance Committee was expected to consider a funding plan for the bicycle lane across the Ashley River requested by Charleston City Council. The committee unanimously approved a

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Website created for City of Charleston boards

The City of Charleston established a website to inform citizens about vacancies on more than 40 volunteer boards and commissions. There are currently vacancies for the Municipal Election Commission, Recreation

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Bike lane telephone vote sparks controversy

Charleston City Councilman Bill Moody raised an objection over the telephone vote by Councilman Rodney Williams that was allowed at the body’s July 19 meeting. It determined the outcome of

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Special needs charter school remains open

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, a special needs charter school which temporarily lost its charter this summer, re-opened today on its campus at Grace on the Ashley Church on Bees

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Fields set for school board races

The local election boards have certified the candidates who will appear on the ballot November 8 for the non-partisan school board races. There are five seats up for Charleston County

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How to avoid back-to-school pitfalls

After a long and often unstructured summer break, thousands of Lowcountry students return to school this week. It requires significant adjustments for parents and students, alike. Here are some tips

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Critical votes in City of Charleston this week

The City of Charleston has three meetings this week which will impact the future look of the community. The Design Review Board meets Monday, August 15 at 5 pm at

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