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1:29 am on Friday December 30, 2011

West Ashley Sofa Super Store to close (Update: Two remaining locations to close)

Image by Flickr user "Cowboy" Ben AlmanUpdate December 30: Nearly one year on the nose after announcing the closure of a West Ashley location, the Sofa Super Store family of stores announced it would close it's remaining two locations due to poor...
1:27 am on Saturday July 2, 2011

$1.9M settlement closes the book on Sofa Super Store fire lawsuits

Image by Flickr user BAR Photography (Update July 2: The Post and Courier has followed up with an expanded report. We updated the link below.) The final court settlement has been reached among the Sofa Super Store and its owners and the families of...
10:25 am on Thursday March 31, 2011

Work begins on memorial for nine Charleston firefighters

Image by Flickr user grittycitygirlThis week, work is being done on the memorial for nine Charleston firefighters who died during the Sofa Super Store fire in 2007. Work is occuring at the site where the Sofa Super Store once stood, and the...
10:45 am on Wednesday March 16, 2011

Final report on 2007 Sofa Super Store fire released

Image by Flickr user Catskills Grrl A memorial for the firefighters lost during the Sofa Super Store fire.The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final report on the Sofa Super Store fire that took place on June 18, 2007...
10:59 am on Sunday February 13, 2011

Three years later, feds release Sofa Super Store fire report (update: why no charges)

Image by WikipediaUpdate February 13: The Post and Courier has followed up with more of the inside story. The paper details extensive efforts to affix blame, and how investigators just felt they couldn't build a solid enough criminal case,...
1:00 pm on Thursday March 18, 2010

Final family of fallen firefighter sues Sofa Super Store

Mark Kelsey's family, one of the nine fallen firefighters who perished in the Sofa Super Store blaze, became the last to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sofa Super Store and other companies in connection with the 2007 incident. Kelsey's...
10:44 pm on Monday June 2, 2008

Mayor decried for canceling meeting on firefighters

Tensions between a Charleston City Councilman and Mayor Joe Riley flared over a meeting held to discuss controversial personnel shifts announced by outgoing Fire Chief Rusty Thomas. Councilman Jimmy Gallant resigned as Public Safety Committee...
2:01 pm on Wednesday May 14, 2008

Charleston fire chief to retire in June

Rusty Thomas, who has served as head of the Charleston Fire Department since 1992, announced his retirement Wednesday. Thomas will serve until June 27, according to a resignation letter he presented to Mayor Joe Riley. The Post and Courier reports:...
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