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County offers redesigned GIS site

County offers redesigned GIS site

Charleston County’s Technology Service’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division has launched an updated version of its webpage, the first redesign in 10 years.

by · 08/10/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
NEWS BRIEFS: Library offers two new streaming services

NEWS BRIEFS: Library offers two new streaming services

Charleston County residents now can stream a wide variety of music and award-winning independent films for free through two online services available from Charleston County Public Library.

by · 08/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  New station to start broadcasting Saturday

GOOD NEWS: New station to start broadcasting Saturday

Get ready for a new era of local radio when OHM Radio starts broadcasting 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 96.3 FM on the radio dial.

by · 07/27/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Community raises concerns about carriage horses

GOOD NEWS: Community raises concerns about carriage horses

Thousands now say horses should not be used in Charleston to pull wagons, according to a News2 poll started Friday. As of 7 a.m. today, more than three in four votes said carriage horses shouldn’t be used, compared to 1,394 (21.4 percent) that approved of the practice.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

Three candidates are dominating fundraising in the 2015 race to replace Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Less than $65,000 separates them despite their fundraising almost $1.5 million:

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor, Good news, News briefs
Harriet Tubman Bridge, Combahee River, S.C. by David Shriver Soliday

GOOD NEWS: “A Community United” benefit set for Thursday

Staff reports | Charleston’s food and beverage community will honor the victims, families and congregation of Mother Emanuel AME Church with “A Community United” gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

by · 07/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail project

GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail project

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) was awarded a grant to partner with the Department of Interior’s National Park Service to lead the formation of a BCD Regional Blueways Coalition.

by · 06/29/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The ladybug street tile is a symbol against "senseless violence" in The Netherlands and is often placed on the sites of deadly crimes, according to Wikipedia.

GOOD NEWS: Ladybugs to fly free at Magnolia Gardens

More than 150,000 ladybugs will fly free July 25 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens during the Lowcountry’s largest release of the environmentally-friendly insect.

by · 06/22/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: Council vote on libraries to be June 16

Charleston County Council is expected to vote Tuesday evening on locations for new libraries for James Island and West Ashley. Also: Google milestone, Joe Lasaght, home energy savings

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: James Island library still in news

There’s been lots of back and forth over the last week about the location of the new James Island library, a story first featured in last week’s issue of Charleston Currents.

At issue is whether the new library, to be built with part of the revenues from a $108 million bond referendum passed overwhelmingly by county residents, should be in a location recommended by the library board of trustees or in a non-central island location on South Grimball Road backed by county council.

by · 06/08/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs