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3:44 am on Sunday December 16, 2012

Paywalls: Island Packet, Gazette to resume paid-access restriction to website

TheDigitel After first implementing and turning off paid access restriction to the joint Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette website earlier this year for non-regional visitors, the paper is revisiting a paid-access strategy. Writing in an editorial...
1:17 am on Wednesday May 23, 2012

Santee Cooper to raise rates, wants to hear your input

Image by TheDigitel Myrtle BeachThis past Monday, May 21, Santee Cooper's Board of Directors met and agreed "to open a public comment period" on a proposed rate hike.  Santee Cooper is planning on raising rates 3.5% starting December 1 and plan on...
12:44 am on Tuesday January 24, 2012

Beaufort giving the boot to those with too many parking tickets

Flickr user quinnanya If you've been the type to thwart downtown Beaufort's parking rules by getting tickets and just not pay them, know that the Beaufort Police Department and Lanier Parking Solutions are looking to make you cough it up. And with $...
2:05 am on Tuesday June 14, 2011

College of Charleston holds dollar line on in-state tuition; out-of-state up 5%

Image by TheDigitelWith a similar vibe to The Citadel's tuition announcement, the College of Charleston has announced that its 2011-12 tuition will focus on not increasing fees for in-state students.  And the college has one-upped The Citadel (who...
3:19 am on Sunday June 12, 2011

Citadel approves 3.5% tuition hike

Image by Flickr user Frank KehrenCalling it the school's lowest increase in a decade, the Citadel approved a 3.5% tuition increase for in-state students on Saturday.  Out-of-state students will face a less savory 9% increase. In all, the dollar...
2:39 am on Monday February 28, 2011

Starts Tuesday: Another penny brings us to an 8.5% sales tax in Charleston

Image by Flickr user CR ArtistUpdate February 28: The extra 1% tax begins tomorrow, March 1, and will last six years. If you're foggy on what or why, read below or check out this report in today's Post and Courier about how the tax will be used to...
11:34 am on Tuesday February 22, 2011

An Olive Garden, Waterfront Park rentals, and a museum: It's the city council lineup

The Beaufort City Council meeting today, February 22, at 6 p.m. has a solid lineup with some familiar faces. Yes, a lot tied to the proposed Olive Garden rezoning is up for second reading, the Henry C. Chamber Waterfront Park has new rental fees up...
5:25 am on Friday February 11, 2011

Savannah airport axes 30-minute free parking 'grace period'

Flickr user amacedo If you were one of those that appreciated the Savannah airport's practice of giving us quick runners 30-minutes of free parking, well, I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted. The Savannah Airport Commission has decided at a...
3:44 am on Tuesday November 2, 2010

Rental fees, exercise space may soon come to Mt. Pleasant's new waterfront park

Image by TheDigitelFirst alcohol sales were OK'd and now more changes may be on the way to Mount Pleasant's new Memorial Waterfront Park. With the only charge a $50 application fee to use the park as a venue, the town's staff is getting...
4:04 am on Tuesday October 5, 2010

Limehouse proposes increasing tax at the pump to improve roadway safety

Image by Flickr user Azfar.2010If state Department of Transportation Secretary Buck Limehouse gets his wish, drivers will be forced to pay more at the pump in 2011. Currently, South Carolina's gasoline tax rate hasn't been increased since 1987, and...

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