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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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WAHS Senior Makenzie Watkins wins High School Heisman

West Ashley High School Senior Makenzie Watkins was selected as the school’s High School Heisman winner, sponsored by Wendy’s. The award was established by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who wanted

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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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Armadillo sightings becoming more frequent

Until recent years, armadillo sightings were very rare in Charleston County. The armored mammal made its first appearance in America in the late 1800s in East Texas. The species has

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WAHS baseball fundraiser set for The Joe

The West Ashley High School (WAHS) Wildcat Baseball Team Booster Club is hosting an oyster roast and silent auction Saturday, January 14 from 5-8 pm at the Joseph P. Riley,

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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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Small business optimism skyrockets

The monthly small business survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) showed the largest increase in optimism since 1980 after Ronald Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter. The

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WAHS girl wins national target shooting competition

West Ashley High School sophomore Kelsey Carroll recently won the target shooting competition at National Youth Hunt in Omaha, Georgia. She was the only female among the 10 contestants selected

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More transparency needed in development process

When the City of Charleston considers allowing the development of a new subdivision, shopping center or apartment complex, developers must go through the Technical Review Committee to answer questions about

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