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10:12 am on Wednesday October 29, 2008

Ketner v. Brown picks up steam and heat

Update October 29: The Post and Courier reports on a minor fuss over whether Ketner had pledged not to take money from political action committees. Go read it. Original post: With under two weeks to go to election day, the close battles are turning...
4:58 am on Thursday October 23, 2008

Berkeley making final pitch for sales tax hike

In hope of victory, Berkeley County is putting up campaign signs promoting a hike to the county's sales tax to improve roads. And they're putting them along roads where the money is needed the most. Hop over to Live 5 News for more on the signs. Or...
6:02 pm on Monday October 20, 2008

Students 'electing' to Obama purchases over McCain

Image by Flickr user zenobia_joyImage by 20081020obama.jpg Obama is leading McCain in the College of Charleston Book Store purchase-off 24 to 9 in action figures, and 68 to 38 in bumper stickers. Allow me to spin it for you: Obama is so popular that...
9:28 am on Monday October 20, 2008

Berkeley ballot questions intimidating voters

Berkeley County officials are worried that some ballot questions are intimidating or confusing voters because of their length. The questions ask voters if they want to change how the county is governed and if there should be a hike in sales tax to...
7:36 am on Sunday October 19, 2008

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks at local NAACP banquet

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. spoke at the 92nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet held by the local branch of the NAACP. National co-chairman of the Barack Obama Presidential campaign, South Carolina native, and son of famous Jesse Jackson, the 43-year-old...
7:55 am on Wednesday October 15, 2008

Charleston's U.S. House seat hotly contested

Though it's easy to forget, there's more than the presidential election this year. And just a few notches down, one of the U.S. House seats for South Carolina is being hotly contested by a Democrat. Incumbent Republican Henry Brown squared off...
6:08 am on Wednesday October 15, 2008

Woman's last action was to vote for Obama

One of 93-year-old Dora Fitzgerald's last actions was to send off her absentee ballot for the November election. Less than an hour after her daughter told her the ballot had been placed in the mail with a vote for Barack Obama, the North Charleston...
3:57 pm on Thursday October 9, 2008

State's surge in voter registration could impact in November

Image by Flickr user SanFranAnnieImage by 20081009vote.jpg Preliminary counts by the state election commission show an increase of some 240,000 registered voters during 2008, a number 40,000 more than the 2004 increase. With minorities and young...
3:41 am on Monday October 6, 2008

Berkeley County School Board also poised for major change

Yesterday I noted how the Charleston County School Board was poised for a major shift in November, well so is the Berkeley County's. With two members not running for re-election, and three contested seats at least a quarter of the board will change...
10:29 am on Sunday October 5, 2008

School board faces fundamental shift this election year

Five of the nine seats on the Charleston County School Board are being contested in the November 4 elections. With more than half the board possibly changing (and at least a third as three members aren't running for re-election) there could be a...

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