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8:19 am on Thursday February 6, 2014

Court reverses ruling, determining Myrtle Beach’s use of A-tax money was improperly distributed

The S.C. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the city of Myrtle Beach did not adhere to state rules when it spent about $300,000 in accommodations tax money. The justices said the city improperly put the money into its general fund and then used it...
3:38 am on Tuesday September 13, 2011

As Town of James Island plans reincorporation, Charleston holds an open house (update: some switch)

Image by Flickr user Ben Cooper The city hopes to make things a bit easier for you to get cozy with Charleston.Update September 13: The meeting was held, and The Post and Courier has a report that, most interestingly, gives the vibe for how many...
8:50 am on Sunday September 4, 2011

Town of James Island dissolved; Petition goal for new town reached

Image by Flickr user Alan StantonUpdate September 4: With two weeks left, incorporation advocates reached their goal of 1,500 signatures to form a new town.  However the group has only raised about $6,000 of its $20,000 funding goal. First reporting...
9:30 am on Tuesday July 26, 2011

S.C. Supreme Court ruling reverses charter schools case

Image by Flickr user s_falkowIt's still possible that Charleston County School District will give addition millions of dollars each year to its charter schools--but, according to a S.C. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, South Carolina will have to...
2:33 am on Saturday July 23, 2011

Supreme Court refuses appeal, Town of James Island to be dissolved, reincorporation promised

Image by Flickr user florriebassingbourn The idea, it has been, is that the Town of James Island can be no more whole than this a sheet of paper.On Friday the South Carolina Supreme Court rejected the Town of James Island's appeal against the...
9:44 am on Sunday July 3, 2011

James Island mayor says 'Just Say No to Joe!', gives update on town's status

Image by Flickr user florriebassingbourn The idea, it has been, is that the Town of James Island can be no more whole than this a sheet of paper.Following the S.C. Supreme Court's ruling that the Town of James Island's incorporation was improper,...
2:11 am on Thursday June 23, 2011

In wake of ruling, James Island accuses Charleston of strategic land grabs

Image by Flickr user florriebassingbourn The idea, it has been, is that the Town of James Island can be no more whole than this a sheet of paper.In the wake of the S.C. Supreme Court's ruling that the Town of James Island's incorporation was...
8:40 am on Tuesday February 2, 2010

New ruling will protect up to 400,000 of Lowcountry wetlands

Image by Flickr user striderp64Conservations across the state are thrilled with the S.C. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a 2008 lower-court verdict declaring state rules protecting freshwater wetlands along the coast invalid. Isolated wetlands...
3:50 am on Sunday January 10, 2010

Hearn a lock for next judge on S.C. Supreme Court (update: she starts Thursday)

Image by Flickr user Amber Rhea Update January 10: The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that Hearn start on Thursday, January 14; get the details here. First reporting: The State reports that Judge Kaye Hearn has all but won a seat...
3:29 am on Friday November 6, 2009

S.C. Supreme Court won't intervene in Sanford ethics probe (updated)

Update November 6: The State has followed with some nice perspective on what comes next; read it here. November 18 seems to be the big day. First reporting: Big news: South Carolina’s Supreme Court has finally decided the ethics investigation into...

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