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3:38 pm on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Charleston County not to ban texting while driving yet

Charleston County has opted not to place a ban on texting while driving after a Council discussion yielded little support for the restriction. Councilman Joe Qualey, who originally requested the topic be placed on the Financial Committee's agenda,...
1:19 pm on Wednesday April 3, 2013

Charleston County considering ban on texting while driving

Charleston City Council will discuss a ban on drivers reading and sending text messages while driving during Thursday's Finance Committee meeting.   The discussion will be had at the suggestion Councilman Joe Qualey, owner of the Qualey Law Firm on...
12:21 am on Wednesday January 11, 2012

I-526 saga continues: Charleston County can't figure out direction (Update: State takes over)

Image by Flickr user teddy-rised What is it and what should we do with it?Update January 11: With a 7-2 endorsement of the idea, Charleston County Council has sent the project back to state control. Whether the state intends to force the plan on...
11:03 am on Saturday May 28, 2011

Charleston County to S.C.: Please take away the $11.6 million fee on I-526

Image by Flickr user chirastar Although Charleston County Council voted to rescind its decision to not proceed with the controversial I-526 extension, the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank's decision to get $11.6 million from the county is...
6:24 am on Tuesday January 11, 2011

First candidate announced for open County Council District 1 seat

Image by Mark SmithMark Smith, co-owner and vice president of McAlister-Smith Funeral Homes, has announced that he's after the open Charleston County Council District 1 seat. The seat was recently vacated by Joe McKeown who resigned on January 3rd...
4:01 am on Saturday October 16, 2010

Forums, debates, and more: Learn about your Charleston County Council candidates

Image by Flickr user Michael @ NW Lens While Charleston County Council Districts 1, 2, 5, 8, and 9 are up for election this year, only seats for 8 and 9 are contested. District 8: Thomas Legare (R) and Anna B Johnson (D), Johns Island, Ravenel,...
3:39 am on Saturday October 16, 2010

New plan pitched for I-526: Just go from West Ashley to Johns Island (update: reaction)

The old plan is old news now. Updated October 16: The Post and Courier has followed with reaction from some key figures in the process and debate and, expectadley, the reaction is mixe; take a read here. Frist reporting, October 15: With mounting...
4:19 pm on Sunday October 10, 2010

S.C. DOT unveiling results of I-526 survey; Opposition plans turnout

Image by S.C. DOT A sample look of the proposed I-526 plan.The South Carolina Department of Transportation has concluded its public comment period for the controversial plan to finish I-526 across Johns and James islands. And on Thursday, October 14...
4:07 am on Wednesday July 14, 2010

Surprises at recycling meeting: Privatization, technology, pickup changes, land sale

Image by Flickr user Scott Ableman Update July 14: The Post and Courier has done a nice follow on the story and does a good job adding a touch of background to what happened. Though the four technologies/companies being persued remain ellusive...
3:53 am on Monday April 26, 2010

County Council holding public hearing on drainage concerns

Image by Flickr user mlberman25The Post and Courier reports that on Tuesday evening, the Charleston County Council will be holding a public hearing on drainage concerns and continuing efforts to fix them in rural areas. The hearing will begin with a...

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